Kit's Picks

A lover of history, Kit earned a bachelor's degree in the subject from Michigan State University. She followed this with an M.Ed and taught Social Studies at the secondary level before pursuing a role in advocacy for persons struggling with mental illness. She vacillates between fiction and non-fiction and really can't pick a favorite author- some days its Willa Cather, some days its Leo Tolstoy. Or Howard Zinn...

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Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594204784
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Published: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2013

Dog Songs is classic Mary Oliver. Accessible, interesting and incredibly touching, anybody will enjoy this collection. Animal lovers will love it and dog people will find themselves holding their pups a little bit more tightly.


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Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781594632587
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 29th, 2013

Anne Lamott's newest book is at once a celebration of and inquiry into certain difficult aspects of life. How do we cope with grief? Forgiveness? Sensitivity? How does one live gracefully and happily or at least contentedly? While the book has a religious tone in parts--mostly in the beginning--she doesn't hammer the point. An athiest will also find some gems in here.


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Insightful, emotional and poignant while remaining accesible, Hughes' short stories are a delight! They appeal to the reader on many levels. If you like them, check out his poetry.
The Short Stories of Langston Hughes Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Akiba Sullivan Harper (Editor), Arnold Rampersad (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780809016037
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Published: Hill & Wang - August 15th, 1997

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Using Stitch 'n Bitch I successfully taught myself to knit. Great detail, great visuals. I have even knit a sweater now!
Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780761128182
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 3rd, 2004

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Nate Silver -- the mind behind the New York Times' fivethirtyeight blog.
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594204111
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Published: Penguin Press - September 27th, 2012

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I was laughing so hard at a coffee shop while reading this book that the lady at the next table asked me about it! Colbert had me at "Book nation."
America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't: Now in 3-D High-Def Depthiness! [With 3-D Glasses] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446583978
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 2nd, 2012

America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607889700
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Published: Hachette Audio - October 2nd, 2012

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There are many, many biographies of this icon, but this is the autobiography -- in his own words, Mr. Young speaks candidly about music, family, drugs, health and more!
Waging Heavy Peace Cover Image
$34.80
ISBN: 9780399159466
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Published: Blue Rider Press - September 25th, 2012

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I read this book for a meditation class and surprise! I find it relevant in day to day life. Fisher and Ury combine common sense with solid research to provide a nice framework for negotiation.
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143118756
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Published: Penguin Books - May 3rd, 2011

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A meditation guru got tired of hearing me say, "I hate running" and lent me this book. Now, miraculously, I enjoy running. If you are interested in either meditation or running, check out this book!
Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307888167
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harmony - April 10th, 2012

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A fun and interesting look into one of pro basketball's most intense and long-standing rivalries -- and subsequent friendships. Starting with MSU vs. ISU in 1979 and ongoing to the present day, this book is fun!
When the Game Was Ours Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780547394589
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Published: Mariner Books - October 1st, 2010

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