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1 The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

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The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity


Mark Vonnegut

This edition features a new Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut and a new Preface by the author. An ALA Notable Book.
2 The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All

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The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All


Azim Jamal, Harvey McKinnon

Going beyond the concept of financial donations, an inspirational, common-sense guide argues that the giving of kindness, ideas, advice, time, attention, skills, love, hope, touch, and other essentials can have a profound influence on and ...
3 Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest

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Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest


Ella E. Clark

50th anniversary edition of a perennial best seller. Tales from the oral tradition of the Indians in the Pacific Northwest.
4 Naked

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Naked


David Sedaris

It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behaviour in 'A Plague ofTics' to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self ...
5 A Road More or Less Traveled ((Madcap Adventures Along the Appalachian Trail))

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A Road More or Less Traveled ((Madcap Adventures Along the Appalachian Trail))


Stephen Otis and Colin Roberts

6 Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

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Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time


Mark Adams

Traces the author's recreation of Hiram Bingham III's discovery of the ancient citadel, Machu Picchu, in the Andes Mountains of Peru, describing his struggles with rudimentary survival tools and his experiences at the sides of local guides.
7 Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

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Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail


Paul Stutzman

In "Hiking Through," you'll join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile trip through fourteen states in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose.
8 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay


Michael Chabon

In 1939 New York City, Joe Kavalier, a refugee from Hitler's Prague, joins forceswith his Brooklyn-born cousin, Sammy Clay, to create comic-book superheroes ...
9 The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail

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The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail


Andrew Skurka

Updated every fall, this essential companion condenses into state-by-state tables--in an at-a-glance format--the distance information detailed in 11 guidebooks and adds (through codes) information on shelter locations, water sources, post ...
10 101 Essential Tips: Hiking

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101 Essential Tips: Hiking


DK Publishing

11 The Island Keeper

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The Island Keeper


Harry Mazer

A young woman runs away to a deserted island hoping to gain independence from her father only to find she is stranded on the island and her search for independence becomes a fight for survival.
12 Children in the Woods

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Children in the Woods


Frederick Busch

Featuring the best stories of Frederick Busch--including eight that were previously uncollected--The Children In the Woods captures the essence of the author Publishers Weekly says is "a master at exploring the human predicament".
13 While I Was Gone (Oprah's Book Club)

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While I Was Gone (Oprah's Book Club)


Sue Miller

Having moved on with her life after a friend was brutally murdered, Jo Becker is now married with a grown family, but when an old housemate moves into the neighborhood, Jo rekindles a relationship that takes her back to the past and ...
14 The Corrections [Fourth Estate's 25th Anniversary Edition] (SIGNED)

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The Corrections [Fourth Estate's 25th Anniversary Edition] (SIGNED)


Jonathan Franzen

The books will be beautifully produced hardbacks, limited to 2000 copies each, withjackets designed by some of the finest artists at work today.The Lamberts ' ...
15 The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

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The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel


Barbara Kingsolver

The family of a fierce evangelical Baptist missionary begins to unravel after theyembark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives ...
16 A Passage to India

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A Passage to India


E.M. Forster

17 Middlesex~Jeffrey Eugenides

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Middlesex~Jeffrey Eugenides


Jeffrey Eugenides

" Middlesexis the story of Cal or Calliope Stephanides, a comic epic of a family's American life, and the expansive history of a gene travelling down through ...
18 The Good Times Are Killing Me

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The Good Times Are Killing Me


Lynda Barry

19 Moby Dick (Forgotten Books)

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Moby Dick (Forgotten Books)


Herman Oswald Donn Melville

LOOMINGS ALL ME Ishmael. Some years ago--never mind how long precisely-- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on ...
20 Cat's Eye

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Cat's Eye


Margaret Atwood

Years after painter Elaine Risley flees Toronto for Vancouver, she returns to search for long-missing parts of her life and pursue the elusive Cordelia, her ...
21 The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backpacking and Hiking

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backpacking and Hiking


Jason Stevenson

22 Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman's Journey

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Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman's Journey


Jennifer A. Hanson

Describes one young suburban couple's adventure-filled trek along the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, detailing the personal and physical challenges they faced, their unique encounters with wildlife and fellow hikers, the ...
23 Hiking Out: Surviving Depression with Humor and Insight Along the way

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Hiking Out: Surviving Depression with Humor and Insight Along the way


Dick Sederquist

In the prologue of the book, the Grand Canyon is compared to an inverted mountain, a valley of depression. Hiking in is easy; the hard work is getting out.
24 Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Outdoor Lives)

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Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Outdoor Lives)


Suzanne Roberts

Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a vast range of light, and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for.
25 The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives


Leonard Mlodinow

An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.
26 Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace In Times of Accelerating Change

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Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace In Times of Accelerating Change


Peter Russell

Amid visions of doom in the wake of ecological catastrophe, this book by renowned visionary scientist Peter Russell stands out for its sanity, hopefulness, and relevance.
27 Moon California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State (Moon Outdoors)

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Moon California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State (Moon Outdoors)


Tom Stienstra, Ann Marie Brown

Each guide contains not only detailed information on the best transportation, accommodation, restaurant and sightseeing options but also custom maps and fascinating sidebars--all the tools travelers need to make their own choices and create ...
28 Sweet Hereafter: A Novel

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Sweet Hereafter: A Novel


Russell Banks

In The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a school bus accident.
29 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place


Aron Ralston

Hiking into the remote Utah canyonlands, Aron Ralston felt perfectly at home in the beautiful natural world.
30 Bel Canto

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Bel Canto


Ann Patchett

"A strange, terrific, spellcasting story" ("San Francisco Chronicle"), "Bel Canto" engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music ...
31 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)


Cheryl Strayed

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection: This special eBook edition of Cheryl Strayed’s national best seller features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.
32 THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE

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THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE


Audrey Niffenegger

Praise for THE TIME TRAVELER' S WIFE "Niffenegger's storytelling is bold confident ... Niffenegger has written a soaring love story illuminated by dozens of ...
33 The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu

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The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu


Lao Tzu

A new translation of the Taoist classic draws as closely as possible to the literal truth of the Chinese characters, with a text that brings to Western readers the words and life philosophy of Lao Tzu. Reprint.
34 The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology

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The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology


Chogyam Trungpa, Daniel Goleman

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