Brown Dog

        —Jim Harrison


The Kite Runner

                —Khaled Hossein


And the Mountains Echoed

                —Khaled Hossein


The Afterlife

            —Donald Antrim


Bringing up the Bodies

              —Hilary Mantel


God’s Country Club

            —Gail Storey


The Dark Path of Our Names

                    —Joan Swift


Drangonfly Weather

             —Lois Red Elk


Light of the World

                —James Lee Burke


Wolf Teeth

         —Henry Real Bird


We Need New Names

                    —NoViolet Bulawayo


Children of the Jacaranda Tree

                     —Sahar Delijani


Last Summer of the Camperdowns

                            —Elizabeth Kelly


The Lord’s Motel

             —Gail Storey


Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian’s Story of Murder, Confinement, and Imperfect Justice

                                               —William E. Farr


Death and the Good Life

                        —Richard Hugo


Everyday Knitting: Treasures from the Ragpile

                                —Annemor Sundbo


The Good Soldiers

               —David Finkel


From the Terrace

                 —John O’Hara


The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

                        —Alexander McCall Smith


Die Trying

          —Lee Child


The Fleet Street Murders

                       —Charles Finch


Death Comes for the Archbishop

                              —Willa Cather


The Cooked Seed: A Memoir

                        —Anchee Min


A Death in the Small Hours

                     —Charles Finch


The September Society

                —Charles Finch


I Promise Not to Suffer:

A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

                                                 —Gail Storey


Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods

                                 —Christine Byl


The Bartender’s Tale

                      —Ivan Doig


Red Azalea

          —Anchee Min


The Paris Wife

            —Paula McClain


Tenth of December

            —George Saunders


Walking Home: A Poet’s Journey

                                —Simon Armitage


All That Is: a novel

                  —James Salter


Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable

Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

                                                  —Brené Brown


The Black Box

          —Michael Connelly


Queen of the Tambourine

                         —Jane Gardam


Old Filth

      —Jane Gardam


Something of Myself: For Friends Known and Unknown

                                                       —Rudyard Kipling


The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry

                                                          —Joe Wilkins


One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (A NOVEL)

                                                                         —Jim Fergus


The Language of Flowers

                 —Vanessa Diffenbaugh


The River Swimmer

                    —Jim Harrison


My Beloved World

                  —Sonia Sotomayor


The Red Tent

                —Anita Diamant


The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

                                          —Alexander McCall Smith


Good Harbor

               —Anita Diamant


The Lacuna

           —Barbara Kingsolver


Cat Man

          —Edward Hoagland


Once to Every Man

                —Elizabeth Cain


Live by Night

                 —Dennis Lehane


Halfway to Halfway & Other River Stories

        —written and compiled by Dick Linford and Bob Volpert


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

                                                   —Robert K. Massie


Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West’s great rivers

                                                              —Jo Deurbrouck


Cleopatra: A Life

                     —Stacy Schiff


The Lifeboat: A Novel

                    —Charlotte Rogan


Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino

                                                    —Jane V. Blanchard


Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

                         —D.B. Johnson


A Monk Swimming

                     —Malachy McCourt


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

                                                                —Sherman Alexie


Blue Nude

               —Elizabeth Rosner


Creole Belle

                —James Lee Burke


Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album

                                                             —Teresa Jordan


The Fault in Our Stars

                         —John Green


Lincoln: Volume 1, The Prairie Years

                                —Carl Sandburg


Eats, Shoots & Leaves:

A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

                                             —Lynne Truss


Three Hundred Zeros:

Lessons on the Heart of the Appalachian Trail

                                  —Dennis R. Blanchard


Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

                                —Blaine Harden


Old New York: Four Novellas

                    —Edith Wharton


Grant’s Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant’s Heroic Last Year

                                               —Charles Bracelen Flood


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

                                         —Cheryl Strayed


Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

                                —Alexandra “Bobo” Fuller


The Island at the Center of the World

                               —Russell Shorto


Dreaming in Cuban

               —Cristina García


The Piano Tuner

                —Daniel Mason


The Lock Artist

                —Steve Hamilton


Can You Relax In My House

                         —Michael Earl Craig


Rocky Mountain Natural History: Grand Teton to Jasper

                                                          —Daniel Mason


Yes, Master

                —Michael Earl Craig


A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

                                           —Marina Lewycka


Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

                                                        —Philip Connors


The Geese of Beaver Bog

                     —Bernd Heinrich


Black Sun

             —Edward Abbey


Old Men at Midnight

                —Chaim Potok


The Rope

            —Nevada Barr


The Wolverine Way

            —Douglas H. Chadwick


Hungry Lightning:

Notes of a Woman Anthropologist in Venezuela

                                          —Pei-Lin Yu


Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

                                                       —S.C Gwynne


Infidel

      —Ayaan Hirsi Ali


The Wisdom of No Escape

                          —Pema Chodron


Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

                                             —Wade Davis


Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff

               —Rosemary Mahoney


As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

(one man’s escape from a Siberian labour camp)

                                          —Joseph M. Bauer


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

                            —Laura Hillenbrand


Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

                                            —Roz Savage


A Fortunate Life (memoir from the West Australia frontier)

                                     —A.B. Facey


I See Rude People: One Woman’s Battle to Beat Some Manners into Impolite Society

                             —Amy Alkon


This is Not the Ivy League    

                         —Mary Clearman Blue


Desert Places: A Woman’s Odyssey with the Wanderers of the Indian Desert

                          —Robyn Davidson


Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse’s Life

                                     —Mary Jane Nealon


Sleeping in a Truck

         —Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

       

Jombang Jet

          —Michael Earl Craig

               

Seasons of Glory: Haiku Poems of Remembrance

                                                    —Al Brown


The Help

          —Kathryn Stockett


The Cave

          —Jose Saramago


Deer Hunting With Jesus

                        —Joe Bageant


We Were the Mulvaneys

                 —Joyce Carol Oates


Get Shorty

             —Elmore Leonard


Where Men Win Glory

                  —Jon Krakauer


The Toughest Indian in the World

                                     —Sherman Alexie


The Stuff of Life

                  —Karen Karbo


Cochabamba! Water in Bolivia

                                —Oscar Olivera


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

                                          —John Perkins


Vietcong at Wounded Knee:

The Trail of a Blackfeet Activist

                        —Woody Kipp


Counting Coup:

The True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn

                                                 —Larry Colton


Purple Cane Road

                   —James Lee Burke


How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great

                                                    —Karen Karbo

Books I didn’t want to end.
I’m beginning to think this a rather odd classification—it’s not that the others weren’t enjoyable or worthy reads. Furthermore, I must admit, the choice
of “star” or “no star” often hinges on
my momentary mood about the state of the world.

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The Last Time Around Cape Horn: The Historic 1949 Voyage of the Windjammer Pamir

                                                         —William Stark


The Same River Twice

                    —Alice Walker


The Heart of a Woman

                   —Maya Angelou


The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be

                       —Farley Mowatt


The Goldfinch

                —Donna Tartt


August 1914

               —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

                               —Alexander McCall Smith


The Lowland

          —Jhumpa Lahiri


The Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England

                                                    —Brock Clarke


The Patron Saint of Liars

                          —Ann Patchett


The Snowman

             —Jo Nesbø


The Redbreast

             —Jo Nesbø


The Devil’s Star

             — Jo Nesbø


Spider Woman’s Daughter

                        —Anne Hillerman

Spillover

            —David Quammen


War of the Whales

                    —Joshua Horowitz


Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

                                    —Dorothy Wickenden


The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature

                                                    —David Baron


The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon

                                                         —William Sullivan


Wayfinders

                    —Wade Daivis


Destroyer Angel

                    —Nevada Barr


The Little Friend

                    —Donna Tartt


The Ketchup Bottle

                —Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

Walking It Off: A Veteran’s Chronicle of War and Wilderness

                                    —Doug Peacock


Walking the Gobi: A 1600-Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair

                                            —Helen Thayer

Montana

         —Gwen Florio


This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness

                                            —Laura Munson


Mythology of the Blackfeet Indians

              —compiled & translated by Clark Wissler and D.C. Duvall


Scraping Heaven: A Family’s Journey Along the

Continental Divide

                                                   —Cindy Ross


The 13th Juror

                    —John Lescroart


The Second Chair

                    —John Lescroart


The King’s Curse

                    —Philippa Gregory


The Blue Flower

                —Penelope Fitzgerald

 

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