Summer 2022 Picks for Adults

6 Books Found

Filtered by 'Biography & Memoir'
  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

    In this Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir, Finnegan describes his experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.

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  • Crude: A Memoir

    Drawing and color by Damien Roudeau | This book illustrates the struggles of a group of indigenous Ecuadoreans as they try to sue the ChevronTexaco company for damage their oil fields did to the Amazon and her people.

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  • Hokusai: A Graphic Biography

    Enter the world of Katsushika Hokusai, the enigmatic creator of Japanese art's all-time most iconic image.

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  • In Waves

    A tale of love, heartbreak, and surfing from an important new voice in comics.

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  • Let My People Go Surfing

    Chouinard—climber, businessman, environmentalist—shares tales of courage and persistence from his experience of founding and leading Patagonia, Inc. Full title: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual.

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  • Why Fish Don't Exist

    David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, obsessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. Full title: Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life.

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