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Thru the Covered Bridge: Old Vermont Verse - Roland Wells Robbins The Merriville Chronicle, 1963-2010 - Bonita Robbins The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
The Merriville Chronicle, 1963-2010 - Bonita Robbins
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A selection of poetry penned by Roland Wells Robbins, known best for the man who located the original site of Henry Thoreau's house next to Walden Pond. Here they are "quaintly illustrated" by Karl E. Genthner, with calligraphy by Kristina Joyce.
Academy Books, 1938, Second Printing, 1986. Paperback, 88 pp.
A work of fiction based in the fictitious town of Merriville, Vermont. Revolves around characters who graduate from the local high school in 1963, and it follows thrm through their lives until they reach the age of 65. Includes the stories of parents, siblings, children, friends, lovers, employers, and the town of Merriville itself. What did they gain? What did they lose? What did they learn?
Shires Press, 2011. Paperback, 265 pp.
One of the most famous historical novels ever written. The action takes place at the court of Louis XIII, where the Musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, with their companion, the headstrong d'Artagnan, are engaged in a battle against Richelieu, the king's minister, and the beautiful, unscrupulous spy, Milady. An exploration of the eternal conflict between good and evil.
Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback, 663 pp.
What We're Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice -  Wen Stephenson Hiking to Siberia: Curious Tales of Travel and Travelers - Lawrence Millman Our Like Will Not Be There Again: Notes From the West of Ireland - Lawrence Millman
Offers an up-close, on-the-ground look at some of the remarkable and courageous people who have laid everything on the line to build and inspire the fast-growing movement for climate justice in America. Argues that the movement must b less like environmentalism as we know it and more like the great human-rights and social-justice struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from abolitionism to civil rights -- a struggle for human solidarity.
Beacon Press, 2015. Paperback, 239 pp.
Here Lawrence Millman follows the trail of a woman who once tried to walk (and row) from New York City to Siberia. He also gets a ride from an apparent ghost in Iceland and attends a feast in Micronesia where the piece de resistance is fruit bat penis. A styish and often very funny collection of 23 essays. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
SunnyOutside, 2012. Paperback, 126 pp.
Millman journeys through the west of Ireland, a rugged geography sometimes referred to as "the last place on earth where conversation is not dead." Along the way, he meets tinkers, tramps, rat charmers, pig-gelders, and farriers -- craftspeople who have become anachronisms in an increasingly industrialized country. This book is at once a lament for and a celebration of a dying way of life. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
M. Evans, 1977, 2015. Paperback, 209 pp.
Finding Birds Around the World - Peter Alden, John Gooders (SIGNED) Transforming Scrooge: Dickens' Blueprint for a Spiritual Awakening - Joseph D. Cusumano Black Swan Lake: Life of a Wetland - Rod Giblett
Finding Birds Around the World - Peter Alden, John Gooders (SIGNED)
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Black Swan Lake: Life of a Wetland - Rod Giblett
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The first world travel guide for birders, with the best birding spots in the world described for the first time in a single volume. Tells you where to base, where to find birds, what species you can expect to see, how common or rare they are, what forms of transportation are available, what roads to take, what sights shouldn't be missed, and what to do when you're not birding. Shows you where to find more than half of all bird species in the world. SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR PETER ALDEN.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket, 683 pp.
In the space of one night, Ebenezer Scrooge transformed hismelf from a mean, cold-hearted miser into a loving, spiritually aware individual. What really fueled his life-affirming change? And can we use the same vital principles to live more joyful, fulfilling lives? Joseph D. Cusumano reveals how Scrooge's transformative journey led him -- and can lead you -- to a newfound spiritual awareness and happiness. Like Scrooge, we must face unresolved pain from the past; defuse our defense mechanisms; come to terms with our fundamental aloneness and mortality; and open our compassionate hearts. This book fully describes how to use this process to spark your own spiritual evolution.
Llewellyn Publications, 1996. Paperback, 170 pp.

Rod Giblett built his own house by Forrestdale Lake in 1986 and has lived in it ever since. For several years he kept a nature journal from which the firt part of this book is drawn. He is a local conservationist of bushland and wetlands in Forrestdale and has been Secretary of the Friends of Forrestdale for more than 20 years. Black Swan Lake is a unique synthesis of bioregional knowledge, historical and philosophical reflection, and autobiographical narrative with a distinctly personal stamp.
Intellect, 2013. Paperback, 195 pp.
Zane Grey's Wild West: A Study of 31 Novels - Victor Carl Friesen Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition - Aaron Sachs Enlightened Vagabond: The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche - Matthieu Ricard
Zane Grey's Wild West: A Study of 31 Novels - Victor Carl Friesen
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A literary discussion of about one-half of Zane Grey's Westerns, selected to best show the broad scope of this popular author's interest in the West. Central is Grey's ecological concern for the natural world -- its vastness, color and beauty. Close parallels are drawn throughout the book between Grey's work and the philosophy and writings of Thoreau. Note particularly Chapter 15 -- "The Vanishing American: A Thoreauvian Native."
McFarland & Company, 2014. Soft Cover, 6 x 9 inch format, 228 pp.
Until the trauma of the Civil War, many Americans sought to shape society into what they thought of as an Arcadia -- a public garden that depended on an ethic of communal care, and whose sense of beauty and repose related directly to an acknowledgment of mortality and limitation. Sachs explores the notion of Arcadia in the works of 19th-century nature writers, novelists, painters, horticulturists, landscape architects, and city planners. His insights suggest new ways of understanding American history and the environmental movement today.
Yale University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 480 pp.
The life and teachings of the wandering yogi Patrul Rinpoche -- a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of nineteenth-century Tibet -- come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieur Ricard over the course of more than thirty years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources. Patrul's life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything he does, teaching both simple nomads and great lamas in ways that are often unconventional and even humorous, but always with uncompromising authenticity.
Shambala, 2017. Paperback, 282 pp.
Nature: A Thoreau Country - Henry David Thoreau, Esther Howe Wheeler A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion - Matthieu Ricard Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller - Joan Von Mehren
Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller - Joan Von Mehren
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A photographic slide lecture come into print, presented by Esther Howe Wheeler. Color photographs are paired with quotes from Henry David Thoreau.
Paperback, 168 pp.
Ricard takes arguments from his best-selling books, Altruism and Happiness, and follows them to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire. What arises from his narrative is an unambiguous and powerful ethical imperative for treating all of the animals with whom we share this planet with respect and compassion.
Shambala, 2016. Hardback, 341 pp.
Describes Margaret Fuller's evolution as a woman and a writer, encompassing her career as editor of the Dial, journalist for The New York Tribune, and other literary achievements. At the time this biography was published, it superseded prior and inadequate studies.
University of Massachusetts Press, 1994. Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 398 pp.
Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript - Henry David Thoreau, Bradley P. Dean, ed. (Hardback)
The distinctly American gospel -- never before published -- of our great nature writer, mystic, ecologist, and prophet.The final harvest of a great writer's last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau's sacramental vision of nature--a vision compelling in part because it grew out of an approach to the natural world at once scientific and mystical. The difficulties of Thoreau's handwriting, method of composition, notations, and pagination have kept his final observations and meditations from publication until now; thanks to the assiduous efforts of Thoreau specialist Bradley Dean, this great work can finally be brought to light. Features illustrations by Abigail Rorer. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 230, Winter 2000, p. 3. May also be available in paperback.
W. W. Norton, 2000. Hardback First Edition, 409 pp.