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by (artist) Cole Pauls

I was always going to write essays

by Theresa Kishkan

"I was always going to write essays, tracing the sentences on the page like bird tracks or flight paths or the first chanterelles emerging after late …

Secret Lives of Mothers

by Kerry Clare

9 compelling reads for Mother's Day.

Bright Lights, Big City: Kids Books About Urban Life

by Andrea Curtis

A recommended reading list by Andrea Curtis, whose latest book is City Streets Are for People

Reading Eclectically

by Yvonne Blomer

A recommended reading list by the author of the new poetry collection The Last Show on Earth.

Ворожий чужинець

Справжня історія життя за колючим дротом

translated by Kassandra Luciuk
illustrated by nicole burton

Most Anticipated: Our Spring 2022 Nonfiction Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

All the best of memoir, food writing, biography, history, the environment, science, politics, and so much more.

2021: Books of the Year

by 49thShelf Staff

Excellent books were published in 2021, and these are the ones we're so happy to shine a light on.

Fighting For a Hand to Hold: An Anti-Colonial Reading List

by Samir Shaheen-Hussain

A recommended reading list by Samir Shaheen-Hussain whose Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in …

Love Stories: A People and Planet Affair

by Arno Kopecky

A recommended reading list by Arno Kopecky, whose latest book is The Environmentalist's Dilemma


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