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Kathryn Price has been a full-time bookseller at the Norwich Bookstore for over a dozen years! She awaits the day when she'll be presented with a gold-plated box cutter, and in the meantime enjoys weaving and other fiber arts, as well as reading books about her favorite place in the world, India.






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Around the World in 80 Trees Cover Image
By Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781786271617
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - May 29th, 2018

This beautifully illustrated book is a pleasure to read. Filled with some of the world’s most important trees from around the globe: historically, economically and societally (i.e.,sacred trees). Pick it up from time to time, or read it all the way through..

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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385541626
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Published: Doubleday - March 13th, 2018

A book filled with historical content and present day adventure. In 1789, Scottish explorer and fur trader, Alexander MacKenzie set out to find the Northwest Passage, a shorter route to China. In 2016, Brian Castner began a 1,124 mile journey in a canoe to retrace MacKenzie’s earlier trek in search of that missing waterway. Great read for that cathartic wilderness experience of suffering from your armchair.  

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American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101902783
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Published: Crown - October 17th, 2017

Yellowstone Park Rangers Rick McIntyre and Laurie Lynn help to turn wolf watching into a park event. One wolf in particular, 0-Six, becomes world famous. She and her pack are the most visible in the park. Through careful observation and reporting, the reader learns a lot about wolf behavior and the interactions among members of the pack. This is a great read for all animal lovers.

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Leopard at the Door Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399158254
Availability: Special Order (call or email to check availability)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 3rd, 2017

Like her first novel, The Fever Tree,  McVeigh brings the reader to Africa, specifically Kenya post World War ll. Sent to live with her grandparents in England as a child after her mother died, Rachel returns a young woman to find the world she remembered very much changed. Her father has taken a wife, cool and unyielding.  Relations with the Kikuyu who live and work on the farm have shifted. And there are disturbing stories about Mau Mau attacks against Europeans. It is a well-written novel, with an interesting historical backdrop and beautiful descriptions of the landscape. The characters are well developed, their interactions intricate and credible.

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Great Soul of Siberia: Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger Cover Image
By Sooyong Park, John Vaillant (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781771641135
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Published: Greystone Books - November 10th, 2015

Park's great passion for the Siberian tiger drove the researcher and filmmaker to immerse himself, for six months at a time, into the tiger’s harsh Russian landscape. This lonely and harrowing project provided him the rare opportunity to follow and become familiar with a tigress and her three cubs. Park informs the reader how and why the largest of cats is so endangered. A wonderful journey for any reader.

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Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 RPM Records Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451667066
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 9th, 2015

As Jackson Brown sang, "make way for my 45s right alongside your 78s," this book is all about those 78 recordings. It's full of characters who are always on the lookout for the most rare 78 discs. Details on the artists, their songs, how they were recorded, and what happened to those recordings when the labels went belly-up. The collectors are trying to keep American musical heritage alive for those who have never heard the old blue songs. A great summer read for anyone interested in music.

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A Passage to India Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156711425
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Published: Mariner Books - March 17th, 1965

A classic read dealing with the questions of love, marriage, colonialism, as well as cultural divide. If you're ready to go back to visit an old friend, remember this book.

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The Garden Source: Inspirational Design Ideas for Gardens and Landscapes. Andrea Jones, James Van Sweden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780955432279
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Published: Eight Books - November 1st, 2011

By far the most inspiring garden book of the season! Great for armchair gardeners who would like some new ideas or for the lifelong one who will want to try everything in the book.

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A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses Cover Image
ISBN: 9781600854026
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Published: Taunton Press - September 13th, 2011

This is a book that is part memoir, part history of American houses. It involves 12 different houses starting with sod houses to pre fab, and finally to Habitat for Humanity. A fascinating read that touches on home, environment, regional characters, tools and materials. A great read for anyone who likes houses.

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