Heather's Picks

Heather found her way to Phoenix Books after retiring from full-time teaching. Her primary interest is in fiction, but she also ventures into poetry, nature, gardening, biography, history, and mystery. Lately, she has been reading some middle grade fiction to help young people.

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

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Canadian writer Munro's collection of stories show how women can transcend the most difficult of circumstances. The examples range from a woman trapped in an emotionally abusive marriage to a young woman who cares for a terminally ill veteran.

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ISBN: 9780307390349
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Published: Vintage - November 2nd, 2010

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

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What experience might move a person to watch the life of a snail in a terrarium? Bailey shares her observations of a tiny mollusk from her bedside. This book combines philosophy, science, and nature in an unforgettable way. The writing is beautiful.

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ISBN: 9781565126060
Published: Algonquin Books - August 24th, 2010