2020 Martha Bayley Books

As in past years, Martha Bayley is giving her recommendations for "Books Too Good To Miss" and in this pandemic year is also adding a list of books for holiday giving.  Click on the book cover for a description of the book or to buy online at Eagle Harbor Books.  To see all of Martha's prior recommendations since 2015, click here.


This Is Happiness
This is Happiness by Nigel Williams
The Cold Millions
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
The Crooked Hinge
The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr
Lincoln On The Verge
Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington by Ted Widmer
Mudlark: In Search of London's Past
Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames by Lara Maiklem

My Family And Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell


Northwest Trees
Northwest Trees: Identifying & Understanding the Region's Native Trees by Stephen Arno

Urban Hikes: Washington
Urban Hikes: Washington
by Brandon Fralic

Edible & Medicinal Flora of the Pacific Northwest
Edible & Medicinal Flora of the West Coast: British Columbia & Pacific Northwest
by Collin Varner

Birds of the Pacific Northwest: A photographic Guide
by Tom Aversa
What's it's Like to be a Bird
What It's Like to Be a Bird by David Allen Sibley

Owls of the Eastern Ice

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl by Jonathan Slaght
The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan
The buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan by Liest Clark & Rebecca Rockefeller
Thirty Walks on Bainbridge
Thirty Walks on Bainbridge by Dave & Alice Shorett
House Lessons
House Lesson: Renovating a Life
 by Erica Bauermeister
The New Homemade Kitchen
The New Homemade Kitchen
by Soseph Shuldiner
Pie Camp
Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want
by Kate McDermott
The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook
The Packfic Nortwest Seafood Cookbook
by Naomi Tomky
Garden Alchemy
Garden Alchemy
by Stephanie Roe
Adventures in Eden
Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
by Carolyn Mullet
Windcliff: A story of People, Plants and Gardens
by Daniel J. Hinkley
Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy
by Zazie Todd
Decoding Your Cat
Decoding Your Cat
by the American College of Veterninary Behaviorists
Running With Sherman
Running With Sherman: The Donkey With the Heart of a Hero
by Christopher McDougall
Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer: Washington
Delorme Atlas & Gazeteer: Washington
by Rand McNally
National Trails
Lonely Planet National Trails of America
, Foreword by Cheryl Strayed
For the Love of Europe
For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People & Stories by Rick Steves
His Truth Is Marching On
His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis & the Power of Hope
by Jon Meacham
by David Michaelis
The Luckiest Man
The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain
by Mark Salter
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson
The Tyranny of Merit
The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?
by Michael J Sandel
Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils
Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils
by David Farrier
Wonder Art Workshop
Wonder Art Workshop
by Sally Haughey
My First Cookbook
My First Cookbook
by America's Test Kitchen
The Ultimate Book of Origami Animals
The Ultimate Book of Origami Animals
by Fumiaki Shingu
Peas On Earth
Peas on Earth
by Jonny Marx
The Christmas Feast
The Christmas Feast
by Nathalie Dargent


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