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Margaret Atwood CH CC OOnt CH FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist.
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Hold the Line
The Insurrection and One Cop's Battle for America's Soul
Michael Fanone, John Shiffman - 2022-10-11
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An urgent warning about the growing threat to our democracy from a twenty-year police veteran and former Trump supporter who nearly lost his life during the insurrection of January 6th.When Michael Fanone self-deployed to the Capitol on January 6, 2021, he had no idea his life was about to change. When he got to th...
Margaret Atwood
2022-10-16T17:02:40.000Z
#Americans need to read this book. I’m reading right now. #january6      source
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Firebrand
A Tobacco Lawyer's Journey
Joshua Knelman - 2022-09-06
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You'll inhale this tell-all book about the tobacco industry and never look at a No Smoking sign the same way again!--Margaret Atwood, via Twitter ...
Margaret Atwood
2022-05-26T18:19:49.000Z
Just reading ARC of FIREBRAND, by Josh Knelman @PenguinCanada.You’ll inhale this tell-all book about the tobacco industry and never look at a No Smoking sign the same way again!      source
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Run Towards the Danger
Confrontations with a Body of Memory
Sarah Polley - 2022-03-01
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Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor Sarah Polley's Run Towards the Danger explores memory and the dialogue between her past and her present These are the most dangerous stories of my life. The ones I have avoided, the ones I haven't told, the ones that have kept me awake on countless nights. As these stories found echoes in my adult l...
Margaret Atwood
2021-12-31T15:20:34.000Z
Sarah Polley’s @realsarahpolley book is brilliant and riveting. Just saying.      source
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Saving Us
A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
Katharine Hayhoe - 2021-09-21
How can we defuse extremism, spur positive action, and win allies in the fight against climate change? Ask United Nations Champion of the Earth and World Evangelical Alliance climate ambassador Katharine Hayhoe.As a Canadian living in Texas, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has learned how to successfully navigate the political minefield of the c...
Margaret Atwood
2021-04-15T02:26:22.000Z
A must-read if we’re serious about enacting positive change from the ground up, in communities, and through human connections & human emotions. ⁦@KHayhoe⁩ Saving Us | Book by Katharine Hayhoe | Simon & Schuster #climatechange      source
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Bill McKibben
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Merde!
The Real French You Were Never Taught at School (Sexy Slang Series)
Genevieve - 1998-12-09 (first published in 1984)
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Learn all the French argot (slang), dirty words, and necessary tools of communication your teachers left out of their lesson plans with this essential survival guide to understanding everyday French.Deliciously saucy and full of wit Merde! is a practical guide for understanding French, as it really is spoken. This real-life resource is for anyone w...
Margaret Atwood
2021-01-31T15:18:58.000Z
@DeeDee02674337 You can learn the body language.. the shrug, the puffed out cheeks, the twiddly motion with the hand that means Loopy... there’s an excellent book called Merde about swears. Get most recent version. :)      source
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Memorial Drive
A Daughter's Memoir
Natasha Trethewey - 2020-07-28
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At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.Pulitzer Prize–winning...
Margaret Atwood
2020-08-16T14:12:38.000Z
How Natasha Trethewey Remembers Her Mother via @NewYorker A heartbreaking book. @equalitynow @ABetterManFilm #domesticabuse      source
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Weeds
In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants
Richard Mabey - 2012-06-26
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The true story—and true glories—of the plants we love to hateFrom dandelions to crabgrass, stinging nettles to poison ivy, weeds are familiar, pervasive, widely despised, and seemingly invincible. How did they come to be the villains of the natural world? And why can the same plant be considered beautiful in some places but be deemed a menace in ot...
Margaret Atwood
2020-07-08T02:10:55.000Z
Go Botanists! I almost became one & my parents were rather disappointed I didn’t. Recommending Richard Maybe’s book WEEDS. Emptied one compost bin today. :)      source
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Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond - 2005-07-17 (first published in 1997)
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Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasi...
Margaret Atwood
2020-03-18T02:20:53.000Z
@MiaFarrow One of the classic non-fictions is Rats, Lice, and History, by Hans Zinnser. Guns, Germs and Steel also does pandemics, as does 1491: about what the Americas were like before (and during) the wipeout caused by European microbes + viruses.      source
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Rats, Lice, and History
A Chronicle of Pestilence and Plagues by Hans Zinsser (1996-01-03)
Hans Zinsser - 1804-01-01
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Margaret Atwood
2020-03-18T02:20:53.000Z
@MiaFarrow One of the classic non-fictions is Rats, Lice, and History, by Hans Zinnser. Guns, Germs and Steel also does pandemics, as does 1491: about what the Americas were like before (and during) the wipeout caused by European microbes + viruses.      source
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In the Lateness of the World
Poems
Carolyn Forché - 2020-03-10
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A new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country's most celebrated poets Over four decades, Carolyn Forché's visionary work has reinvigorated poetry's power to awaken the reader. Her groundbreaking poems have been testimonies, inquiries, and wonderments. They daringly map a territory where poetry asserts our inexhaus...
Margaret Atwood
2020-03-18T02:00:19.000Z
OK, new poetry book: IN THE LATENESS OF THE WORLD, by wonderful @carolynforche, her first poetry book in 17 years. @penguinpress Gives us some perspective...you could be worse off than self-isolating..      source
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In Utopia
J. C. Hallman - 2014-06-10
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
The Flu Pandemic and You by Vincent Lam
The Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller