Longfellow Books Newsletter



Greetings Dear Readers,

Something for everyone this week in the world of books. For starters, the new memoir by Erin French, *Finding Freedom*, about opening her restaurant The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, and the remarkable path that lead her there. For fiction fans, we have wild new novels by Jeff VanderMeer and Helen Oyeyemi, and new collections from the critically acclaimed John Edgar Wideman and Amber Sparks. And for the armchair historians, *Why Fish Don't Exist*, an incredible story of loss and perseverance in the quest for scientific understanding. For all those and more, read on!

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04.08.2021: A ROCK FROM THE SKY - Books Featured: The Rock From the Sky; I Want My Hat Back; This Is Not My Hat; We Found a Hat

04.06.2021: FINDING FREEDOM - Books Featured: Finding Freedom; Hummingbird Salamander; Peaces; You Made Me Love You; Why Fish Don't Exist; And I Do Not Forgive You; Merci Suarez Can't Dance; The Cost of Knowing; Charles Harper's Birds & Words

04.01.2021: DIGGING IN THE DIRT - Books Featured: Growing the Northeast Garden; The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast; How to Attract Birds to Your Garden; The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture; The New Gardener's Handbook; The Kitchen Garden; The Well-Tended Perennial Garden; The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food; Gardenista

03.30.2021: A SPECIAL PLACE - Books Featured: The Hill We Climb; A Little Devil in America; The Five Wounds; Where the Crawdads Sing; Three Hours in Paris; Felon; Tigers, Not Daughters; We Became Jaguars; The Ghost Variations

03.25.2021: AMANDA GORMAN: THE HILL WE CLIMB - Books Featured: The Hill We Climb

03.23.2021: LEAVING A LEGACY - Books Featured: The Consequences of Fear; Places of Mind; The Night Watchman; Half Life; Wicked Enchantment; Someone Builds the Dream; Blue Floats Away; Several Short Sentences About Writing

03.18.2021: BOOKS WE LOVE

03.16.2021: ENDURING CLASSICS - Books Featured: In Search of a Kingdom; Lolita in the Afterlife; Shooting Midnight Cowboy; No-Recipe Recipes; The Twilight Zone; Beverly, Right Here; Klara and the Sun; The Lowering Days

03.11.2021: MYCELIUM READING - Books Featured: Entangled Life; The Mushroom at the End of the World; Mexican Gothic; Annihilation; Mycelium Running; The Hidden Life of Trees; The Beauty; Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms; Field Guide to Mushrooms

03.09.2021: SHEDDING LIGHT - Books Featured: 2034; Life's Edge; The Code Breaker; Recollections of My Nonexistence; Tyll; When We Were Infinite; When You Were Everything; Lift

03.04.2021: FOR THE KIDS

03.02.2021: COMMITTED - Books Featured: Klara and the Sun; The Committed; Infinite Country; Becoming; Hidden Valley Road; The Downstairs Girl; Mornings with Monet; Redwall

02.25.2021: KEY NOTES - Books Featured: Utopia Avenue; Daisy Jones & the Six; Nocturnes; The Commitments; Swing Time; The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

02.23.2021: DEEPLY-ROOTED - Books Featured: The Blizzard Party; Blood Gun Money; Tom Stoppard; Unworthy Republic; Conjure Women; How to Change Everything; The Searinged World; The Valley and the Flood; Maybe Tomorrow 

02.18.2021: HARD AT WORK

02.16.2021: BREAKING THROUGH - Books Featured: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster; No One is Talking About This; Writers & Lovers; The Glass Hotel; We Ride Upon Sticks; Shy Willow; Legendborn; Landslide; The Book of V. 

02.09.2021: UNDER A WHITE SKY - Books featured: Under a White Sky; Probable Impossibilities; Amnesty; Greenwood; Cast Away; Anonymouse; Shit, Actually


02.02.2021: THE SNOWY DAY - Books Featured: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain; Four Hundred Souls; The Four Winds; Landslide; Deacon King Kong; My Dark Vanessa; Wolfboy; Luster

01.27.2021: THE YEAR'S BEST - Books Featured: A Promised Land; The Overstory; Union; How to Be an Antiracist; Sigh, Gone

01.19.2021: A BRIGHTER FUTURE - Books Featured: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain; Detransition, Baby; The Dutch House; Weather; Concrete Rose; Spring Stinks; The Museum of Whales You Will Never See


12.11.2020: FULL SWING - Books Featured: A Promised Land; Utopia Avenue; Dearly; The Cold Millions; Inland; Hurricane Season

12.04.2020: WHO DUN IT? - Books Featured: The Searcher; The Dirty South; One By One; If It Bleeds; The Ninth House; All The Devils Are Here; The Sentinel; The Best American Mystery Stories, 2020

12.01.2020: FOLLOWING FOOTSTEPS - Books Featured: A Promised Land; Sigh, Gone; Good Boy; Big Friendship; The Yellow House; His Truth is Marching On; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Figuring