EH's Staff Picks

By Herman Melville, Tony Millionaire (Illustrator), Nathaniel Philbrick (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143105954
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2009

Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history

ISBN: 9780811219020
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - April 10th, 2012

Over the course of his life, Kenneth Rexroth wrote about the Sierra Nevada better than anyone. Progressive in terms of environmental ethics and comparable to the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Aldo Leopard, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder, Rexroth's poetry and prose described the way Californians have always experienced and loved the High Sierra.

ISBN: 9781590309827
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Published: Shambhala Publications - October 9th, 2012

Ryokan (1758–1831) is, along with Dogen and Hakuin, one of the three giants of Zen in Japan. But unlike his two renowned colleagues, Ryokan was a societal dropout, living mostly as a hermit and a beggar. He was never head of a monastery or temple. He liked playing with children. He had no dharma heir.

By Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jan Morris (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590171653
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Published: New York Review of Books - October 3rd, 2005

At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey--to walk to Constantinople. "A Time of Gifts" is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which "Between the Woods and the Water" continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains.

By Mitsu Suzuki, Kazuaki Tanahashi (Editor), Kate McCandless (Translator)
ISBN: 9781930485358
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Published: Rodmell Press - March 11th, 2014

Mitsu Suzuki is the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the Zen monk who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States. A White Tea Bowl is a selection of her poems, written after her return to Japan in 1993.