by: Craig Pittman
Publisher: pSt. Martin's PressBook Description
A chronicle of the eccentric, enigmatic nature of the state of Florida.
The history, culture, and citizenry of the Sunshine State have a less-than-savory reputation. Referred to by W. Somerset Maugham as “a sunny place for shady people, ... more
by: Blair Braverman
Publisher: pEccoBook Description
A memoir of arctic adventure that goes deeper into self-discovery and finding a home.
“I’ve spent more than half my life pointed northward, trying to answer private questions about violence and belonging and cold,” writes Braverman, ... more
Publisher: pSkyhorse PublishingBook Description
Political antagonisms fail to thwart a cross-cultural love affair.
In April 2001, a few months after her mother died of inoperable liver cancer, Simón took a trip to Cuba with a friend, a journey that proved both eye-opening and life-cha ... more
by: Alexandra Risen
Publisher: pHoughton Mifflin HarcourtBook Description
A Canadian essayist’s account of how rehabilitating an abandoned garden helped her to better understand her hard-shelled Ukrainian-born parents.
In her first book, Risen chronicles how she and her husband decided to buy the “anonymous ... more
by: Steven Faulkner
Publisher: pBeaufort BooksBook Description
A well-recounted father-and-son journey in the Missouri River country.
That land is definitively Lewis and Clark territory, and that duo figures prominently, though mostly in the mountainous region of the title, a place that Faulkner ( ... more
by: Melody Warnick
Publisher: pVikingBook Description
Don’t like where you live? Socialize. Volunteer. Make lists. Or you could just move.
It was the fact of yet another move that prompted this book, if in a roundabout way. Recounts freelance journalist Warnick, relocating from Austin, Tex ... more
by: Gary Sernovitz
Publisher: pGary SernovitzBook Description
An account of the boom in oil and gas production in the United States.
Sernovitz, managing director of Lime Rock, a private equity firm focusing on the oil and gas industry, a novelist (The Contrarians, 2002, etc.), and a ... more