George and Sylvia Givens, a frustrated teacher and a game-for-anything wife and mother, opened Boonshire Books in 1976 in an old gas station on Boonsboro road. After clearing away the fumes and cobwebs and covering up the oil stains with remnant carpeting, they began a legacy that has since gone through many incarnations.
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Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston
Years ago, student Pam Houston approached her professor, a signature needed on a class registration form. He decided he couldn’t sign it for her on that day. She left the office. Then left the university. Then bought a ranch for $21,000.
In Deep Creek, Pam Houston shares what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it.
*Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons
*Winter temperatures drop to 35 below
*Lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants
Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a painful childhood.
Through Deep Creek you can step back, enter a different world, and take a long deep breath of clear, clean air.
Available in paperback: August special 10% off, booklover 20% off
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