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  • What You Call Winter: Stories
    It covers all the ground between six-year-old Jude Almeida, who in the story “The Crow and the Monkey”witnesses his godmother's wild antics at the New Year party, and 77-year old Roddy D'Souza, who in the title story is haunted by visions of his dead father.
    05/07/2007
  • The Best American Short Stories, 2010
    Russo likens selecting 20 from the roughly 250 submitted stories to "literary waterboarding" and evokes a metaphor from one of his favorite picks of the collection: stories are like jars of bees, and "we choose the tales that sting us good, leaving us surprised and sore...
    12/06/2010
  • The Searinged World: Sacred Stories of the Americas
    Spanning “north to south, east to west, and back again,” the entries cover a range of locales as well as varied topics and themes, including cosmic tales of creation and destruction (“ ‘Spider Grandmother,’ Hopi tradition”) and the heroic trials of twin brothers visiting the underworld (
    12/21/2020
  • Lost and Found: Three Dog Stories
    Even the endpapers are covered with portraits of the dogs, as though LaMarche's love for them has overflowed beyond the bounds of the stories.
    07/06/2009
  • The Turkey: An American Story
    Beginning with a scientific description, the historical section covers turkey bones found in North America dating to 3700 B.C., then moves on to the introduction of domesticated turkeys into Europe by explorers of the New World.
    09/18/2006
  • America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs
    The images are organized into four regions: “The West & Pacific,” where snow-covered trees stand in Yellowstone National Park and the Golden Gate Bridge in California is shown at sunset; “The East & Mid-Atlantic,” where the Chrysler Building looms in New York City and water cascades ove
    09/14/2020
  • The Story of Beautiful Girl
    She creates and alternates between different voices for the book's characters in a way that is subtle, effective, and never distracting, which only adds to a masterful book that covers subject matter both appalling and enthralling.
    07/25/2011
  • The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation
    Despite Breen’s decades spent living in Korea, he has not lost the casual, wink-and-nod cultural chauvinism of a foreign correspondent sent to cover the Third World.
    02/13/2017
  • The Turkey: An American Story
    Beginning with a scientific description, the historical section covers turkey bones found in North America dating to 3700 B.C., then moves on to the introduction of domesticated turkeys into Europe by explorers of the New World.
    09/18/2006
  • Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
    He also covers more recent incidents, such as the Fukushima meltdown and other nuclear-related accidents.
    01/25/2016
  • The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories
    And with the inclusion of literary heavyweights like Lord Byron, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Rudyard Kipling and Washington Irving, the selections run the gamut from nonfiction and fiction to poetry, and cover just about every fish, from the regal trout to the powerful tuna.
    04/23/2007
  • Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
    The book, like its predecessor, may be too dense with information—for instance, the 54 million years of the Cambrian period is covered in a mere six panels.
    10/04/2010
  • LOSING THE GARDEN: The Story of a Marriage
    On February 6, 2000, naturalist and mountaineer Guy Waterman kissed his wife of nearly 30 years good-bye and left to go die on a snow-covered New Hampshire mountain.
    02/07/2005
  • The Brain: The Story of You
    Much of Eagleman's work covers scientists' ever-increasing appreciation of human brain plasticity.
    10/12/2015
  • Tuna: A Love Story
    Ellis (The Book of Sharks ) covers everything one could want to know about the “biggest, fastest, warmest-blooded, warmest-bodied fish in the world,” describing the various species of tuna and giving a thorough account of the history of recreational and commercial tuna fishing.
    03/24/2008

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