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The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524745578
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Published: Dutton - April 13th, 2021

In June 1924, George Malllory and Sandy Irvine fell just short of being the first climbers to summit Mt. Everest.  Or did they?  For almost 100 years, the climbing community has debated whether Mallory and Irvine reached the summit, and were actually on their down when tragedy struck. Mallory's body was found in 1999 but the camera he was thought to have carried -- and which may have contained photographic proof that the team reached the summit -- was missing. In 2019, climber and author Mark Synnott joined an expedition formed for the purpose of finding Irvine's body and -- they hoped -- the camera.  The Third Pole is Synnott's thrilling account of the 2019 expedition, intersperesed with well-researched details of Mallory's multiple quests for the summit.  Synnott also provides a thoughtful examination of climbers' sometimes fatal obsession with Everest, the moral choices they make in their attempts to reach the top of the world, and the political intrigue created when multiple governments guard access to major landmarks. The Third Pole is a terrifc read, for climbers and non-climbers alike. 

-- Cecil

Things in Jars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982121297
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 29th, 2020

Have you ever read a boook that was so gloriously written that you never wanted it to end?  That's how I felt about Things in Jars.  It's a mystery, a ghost story, a love story, and so much more.  Much like Kate Atkinson, Jess Kidd is an author whose every new book is an adventure and a cause to celebrate.

-- Cecil

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 6th, 2018

How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771644792
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Published: Greystone Books - October 1st, 2019

In this charming memoir, nature author Marc Hamer recalls his quiet but peaceful life as a mole-catcher in the British countryside. From his stint of homelessness as a young man to his unusual profession, Hamer helps readers to rediscover the world's natural wonder and reveals what he learned of personal fulfillment when he eventually decided to give it up. If you enjoy uplifting nonfiction or Jean Craighead George, you would likely enjoy this book as well!

-- Natalie

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