Take Good Care Of The Garden And The Dogs

Author: Heather Lende
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616200650
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The Alaskan landscape—so vast, dramatic, and unbelievable—may be the reason the people in Haines, Alaska (population 2,400), so often discuss the meaning of life. Heather Lende thinks it helps make life mean more. Since her bestselling first book, If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name, a near-fatal bicycle accident has given Lende a few more reasons to consider matters both spiritual and temporal. Her idea of spirituality is rooted in community, and here she explores faith and forgiveness, loss and devotion—as well as raising totem poles, canning salmon, and other distinctly Alaskan adventures. Lende’s irrepressible spirit, her wry humor, and her commitment to living a life on the edge of the world resonate on every page. Like her own mother’s last wish—take good care of the garden and dogs—Lende’s writing, so honest and unadorned, deepens our understanding of what links all humanity.

Dog Days At The White House

Author: TRAPHES BRYANT, FRANCES SPATZ LEIGHTON
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My Garden Its Plan And Culture By Alfred Smee

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Find The Good

Author: Heather Lende
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616204958
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As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she’s distilled what she’s learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words: find the good. It’s that simple--and that hard. Quirky and profound, individual and universal, Find the Good offers up short chapters that help us unlearn the habit--and it is a habit--of seeing only the negatives. Lende reminds us that we can choose to see any event--starting a new job or being laid off from an old one, getting married or getting divorced--as an opportunity to find the good. As she says, “We are all writing our own obituary every day by how we live. The best news is that there’s still time for additions and revisions before it goes to press.” Ever since Algonquin published her first book, the New York Times bestseller If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name, Heather Lende has been praised for her storytelling talent and her plainspoken wisdom. The Los Angeles Times called her “part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott,” and that comparison has never been more apt as she gives us a fresh, positive perspective from which to view our relationships, our obligations, our priorities, our community, and our world. An antidote to the cynicism and self-centeredness that we are bombarded with every day in the news, in our politics, and even at times in ourselves, Find the Good helps us rediscover what’s right with the world. “Heather Lende’s small town is populated with big hearts--she finds them on the beach, walking her granddaughters, in the stories of ordinary peoples’ lives, and knits them into unforgettable tales. Find the Good is a treasure.” —Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Owen’s Daughter “Find the Good is excellent company in unsteady times . . . Heather Lende is the kind of person you want to sit across the kitchen table from on a rainy afternoon with a bottomless cup of tea. When things go wrong, when things go right, her quiet, commonsense wisdom, self-examining frankness, and good-natured humor offer a chance to reset, renew, rebalance.” —Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted “With gentle humor and empathy [Lende] introduces a number of people who provide examples of how to live well . . . [Find the Good] is simple yet profound.” —Booklist “In this cynical world, Find the Good is a tonic, a literary wellspring, which will continue to run, and nurture, even in times of drought. What a brave and beautiful thing Heather Lende has made with this book.” —John Straley, Shamus Award winner and former writer laureate of Alaska “Heather Lende is a terrific writer and terrific company: intimate, authentic, and as quirky as any of her subjects.” —Marilyn Johnson, author of The Dead Beat

North Dakota Outdoors

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If You Lived Here I D Know Your Name

Author: Heather Lende
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565126564
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“Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott, essayist and NPR commentator Heather Lende introduces readers to life in the town of Haines, Alaska . . . subtly reminding readers to embrace each day, each opportunity, each life that touches our own and to note the beauty of it all.” —The Los Angeles Times Tiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair. Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper. If anyone knows the going-on in this close-knit town—from births to weddings to funerals—she does. Whether contemplating the mysterious death of eccentric Speedy Joe, who wore nothing but a red union suit and a hat he never took off, not even for a haircut; researching the details of a one-legged lady gold miner's adventurous life; worrying about her son's first goat-hunting expedition; observing the awe-inspiring Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival; or ice skating in the shadow of glacier-studded mountains, Lende's warmhearted style brings us inside her small-town life. We meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local lumber yard; their five children; and a colorful assortment of quirky friends and neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, and volunteer undertakers—as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land. Like Bailey White's tales of Southern life or Garrison Keillor's reports from the Midwest, NPR commentator Heather Lende's take on her offbeat Alaskan hometown celebrates life in a dangerous and breathtakingly beautiful place.

The China Journal

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Of Bears And Ballots

Author: Heather Lende
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1643750569
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“This book will inspire people to work with and for their neighbors in all kinds of ways!” —Bill McKibben, author of Falter The writer whom the Los Angeles Times calls “part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott,” now brings her quirky and compassionate take on holding local office. Following the 2016 election, writer Heather Lende was one the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics. Though her entire campaign for assembly member in Haines, Alaska, cost less than $1,000, she won! But tiny, breathtakingly beautiful Haines—a place accessible from the nearest city, Juneau, only by boat or plane—isn’t the sleepy town that it appears to be: from a bitter debate about the expansion of the fishing boat harbor to the matter of how to stop bears from rifling through garbage on Main Street to the recall campaign that targeted three assembly members, including Lende, we witness the nitty-gritty of passing legislation, the lofty ideals of our republic, and how the polarizing national politics of our era play out in one small town. With an entertaining cast of offbeat but relatable characters, Of Bears and Ballots is an inspirational tale about what living in a community really means, and what we owe one another.

Better Homes And Gardens

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The Country Gentleman

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The Composer Plays

Author: David Pownall
Editor: Oberon Books Limited
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Includes the plays Master Class, Elgar's Rondo, Music to Murder By and Elgar's Third The creative artist in conflict with destructive external pressures and corrosive internal tensions is a recurring theme in David Pownall's meticulously crafted plays. Master Class was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester before transferring to the Old Vic; Elgar's Rondo was performed by the RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1993, and at the Barbican Centre. Elgar's Third, winner of the Sony Gold Award, was first performed on BBC Radio 3 in 1994; Music to Murder By was first performed by the Paines Plough theatre company.

Dogs In My Life

Author: Louis L. Vine
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Ethnography And Folklore Of The Georgia Chechnya Border

Author: Shorena Kurtsikidze
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Aaa Best Pubs And Inns Of Britain 2002

Author: AAA Publishing
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AAA's comprehensive new guides are the ultimate source for the very best of hospitality in the United Kingdom.For all those who wish to experience Britain in comfort and style, AAA's four complete guides offer travelers an insider's view of more than 7000 of the best hotels, bed & breakfasts, inns, pubs, and restaurants in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. With each annually updated listing inspected and rated by local experts, readers get all the reliable information they need to choose the appropriate lodging or dining establishment in every region and price range. Features include: -- Easy-to-find regional listings, with prices, ratings, restrictions, and payment policies -- Booking information -- A detailed location atlas -- A comprehensive index -- Full-color photographs of many establishmentsTravelers who wish to plan their trip to Britain with confidence will turn to AAA -- the most trusted name in travel.

The Queen Of Clean

Author: Linda Cobb
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Grade Teacher

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St Nicholas

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House Garden

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The Perfect Match

Author: Chris Walkowicz
Editor: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876057674
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This book is a must for anyone considering a canine addition to the family. Nearly 150 breeds are presented with a full photo for each and a complete checklist including personality and physical characteristics, as well as both possitive and negative attributes. Never before has there been such depth of truth and authority collected in one comprehensive volume.