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Canine Companions

Celebrating and Understanding Our Furry Friends

Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship

by Tom Ryan

After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland.

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Women’s History Month Recommendations

To celebrate Women’s History Month, check out our recommendations below for fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books that showcase writing by and about women. Adventure, acts of daring-do, triumph in the face of great odds, bravery, ingenuity, ferocity of  spirit—you’ll find it all in these pages that aren’t just for Women’s History Month but are great stories to read and discuss year round.

Nonfiction Recommendations

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
by Sam Maggs

Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things,

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Black History Month Recommendations

In honor of Black History Month, check out these books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that celebrate African-American stories, artistry, and history.


CitizenCitizen: An American Lyric

by Claudia Rankine

National Book Award Finalist

Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st-century daily life and in the media. Some encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane,

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Winter Institute & Book Lovers Extravaganza Wrap-up

So Long, Minneapolis!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Winter Institute, and to everyone who came out for the book lovers extravaganza event we hosted at Milkweed Books! If you couldn’t attend the event, you can still read below to find out about these wonderful books and authors!








Hala Alyan, Salt Houses
Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King
Marina Benjamin,

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Book Lovers Extravaganza!

Reading Group Choices & Milkweed Books are hosting a literary extravaganza! Come join us for this free event of author speed dating, fun book giveaways & delicious snacks!

Reading Group Choices is happy to partner with Milkweed Books for a literary extravaganza to celebrate our readers. In our fast-paced world, reading groups can offer us the time to slow down, catch up with friends, and talk about wonderful books. We want to celebrate you the readers with a free evening of fun giveaways, delicious snacks, and rounds of author speed-dating with 8 terrific authors: Hala Alyan,

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Literary Trick-or-Treat Locations & Pals

What if we could trick-or-treat at houses in our favorite books? What if we could trick-or-treat with our favorite characters?


Literary Trick-or-Treat Locations

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Grand Hotel

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
: We’d tip toe down the lane, a little unsure what would be waiting for us – a treat or a trick.

Grand Hotel: One stop shopping! This hotel is filled with curious and interesting guests,

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