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The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lake

By Jerry Dennis
The University of Michigan Press, 839 Green Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; 738-764-4388; http://press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=4560965; 168 pages; Cloth; 22.95.
Grounded by a knee injury, Dennis learns to live at a slower pace while staying in houses ranging from a log cabin on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Peninsula to a $20 million mansion on the northern shore of Lake Michigan. While walking on beaches and exploring nearby woods and villages, he muses on the nature of time, weather, waves, agates, books, words for snow and ice, our complex relationship with nature, and much more.

Hunting with Teddy

By Michael Levy
Five Valleys Press, Missoula, MT; www.FiveValleysPress.com; 178 pages; softcover, $14.95; e-book, $6.95.
An obsession to know Theodore Roosevelt drove the late Michael Levy to read great histories, newsprints, memoirs, and letters about “Teddy” to help Levy understand the man to write what OWAA Past President Tom Huggler says is “…an accurate, true-to-life narrative that is as close to the real TR as any modern reader can expect.”
Levy’s novel about America’s 26th president originates with Roosevelt’s ranching and hunting buffalo on the Western Plains. This tough, funny and witty narrative parallels Roosevelt’s Rough Rider days and documents his quest for power and rise to the presidency after President McKinley’s assassination. In a recent Buffalo News (N.Y.) review, reporter Gerry Rising called Levy’s book “a must read” for Teddy Roosevelt connoisseurs.

Sharks: The Sleek and the Savage

By Mary L. Peachin
August 2011, CreateSpace Publishing; http://tinyurl.com/3uxjwgb; 550 pages; paperback, $20.00; e-book, $9.99.
Originally published as “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sharks” (Alpha/Penguin) in 2003, this new text includes updated information, all presented in non-scientific terminology, including new shark species as well as up close and personal shark encounters experienced by the author as well as her dive buddies and others. Mary L. Peachin is an award-winning freelance writer, with her writing and photography published in newspapers, magazines and Lonely Planet travel guides. She has publishing an adventure travel newsletter since 1996, visit www.peachin.com.

Sport Fishing in the Caribbean

By Mary L. Peachin
July 2011, CreateSpace Publishing, http://tinyurl.com/4yva8px; 376 pages; paperback, $14.95; e-book, $9.99.
Mary L. Peachin’s third book, “Sports Fishing in the Caribbean,” proves to be the ultimate guide to sports fishing in the Caribbean. A succinct, easy-to-use handbook with tips on where, how and with whom to fish, Peachin gives those who love to fish the upper hand when it comes to luring, trolling and baiting the warm crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Peachin is an award-winning freelance writer, and has had work featured in newspapers, magazines and Lonely Planet travel guides.

Sweeter than Candy – A Hunter’s Journal

By Paul F. Vang
Five Valleys Press, Missoula, MT, www.FiveValleysPress.om; 236 pages, 38 illustrations; softcover, $14.99; e-book, $6.99.
This book is an unabashedly sentimental look back at many seasons of hunting pheasants, grouse and waterfowl, along with the occasional elk or white-tailed deer. Above all, it’s an intimate examination of a hunter’s partnership with his Labrador retrievers and other dogs that have been hunting buddies and best friends in their many outings with shotgun and flyrod. Book author Jerry Kustich writes: “Over prairies and through woodlands Paul Vang shares memories … from years when dreams were bigger than life, and life was measured by endless hunting trips.”

The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food

By Jackson Landers
September 2011, Story Publishing, 210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247, 800-441-5700, http://www.storey.com/book_detail.php?isbn=9781603427289; 176 pages; paperback, $16.95.
Hunting deer is the an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. Even if you’ve never held a gun before, the author shows you how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home. He addresses everything a new hunter needs to know. He includes chapters on field dressing and butchering after the kill, recipes for using the meat, and a chapter on the politics and psychology of hunting. Whether you hunt to be more self-sufficient, to eat the safest and most nutritious meat possible, to protect the environment, or to save money, this book is the perfect guide.
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