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Melody Murray's Books

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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring - Richard Preston Preston was very involved and present throughout this book, so much so I'm not sure if I would classify it as nature memoir rather than narrative nonfiction. His presence added information about the feeling of climbing a giant tree, so I'm not condemning it. The focus of this book was rather more on the interesting people who become obsessed with redwoods and slightly less on the trees themselves. Donald Culross Peattie has probably ruined me for anyone else. Preston's an involving writer, though, and his scenes of derring-do are pulse-pounding and breathtaking. I loved best the descriptions of the little groves, little ecosystems at the tops of the redwoods' canopies. Recommended for tree-huggers everywhere. 3.5