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Gaia's Kitchen: Vegetarian Recipes, by J. Ponsonby, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000, 19.95, 216 pp. This cookbook features the best in vegetarian cuisine from Mediterranean, Californian, Indian and Mexican cooking. It covers the full nine yards offering main courses, soups, salads, desserts, breads and perspectives on nutrition and the ecological impact of food production.

Game Cookbook, by Charles E. Stuart, The Country, 1982, $12.50, 142 pp. Contains recipes on preparing big game, little game, and every size in-between. Intended for the hunter, Stuart includes helpful information on dressing game. Beautifully photographed by Gary Schleicher.

Garden Tools, by Suzanne Slesin, Guillaume Pellerin, Stafford Cliff, Daniel Rozensztroch and Alix De Dives, Abbeville Press, 1996, 160 pp. This, the second in the Everyday Things series, is a stunning achievement. The pages are brimming with photographs by Bernard Touillon of tools unimaginable. Like garden accessories? You'll love this book.

The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food, by Tanya Denckla, Storey Publishing, 2004, $22.95, 485 pp. To critics of organic gardening as time-consuming and difficult, Denckla says "hogwash" by way of The Gardener's A-Z Guide, a truly encyclopedic tome on growing, nurturing and defending against pests in an organic environment.
Gardening for Everyone, edited by Roger Grounds, Westport Publishers, 1978, $1.98, 320 pp. Grounds has compiled essential information for the garden hobbyist in Gardening for Everyone, including contributions from John Turpin, John Parker, Ken Smith and Michael Gibson, with a special focus on dish gardens by Conrad B. Link. Appendix sets the record straight once and for all on bromeliads, cacti and succulents. Worth scouring a used bookstore for.

Gardening With the Experts: Roses, by Bruce Harkness, Harlaxton Publishing, 1993, $3.99, 40 pp. Though it be but small, this book is mighty. Roses covers everything from types, choosing, positioning, soils, preparation, planting and pruning. Index makes referencing a breeze.
The Gentlemen of 16 July, by Rene' Louis Maurice and Ken Follet, Arbor House, 1978, $9.95, 165 pp. Billed as a work of narrative nonfiction, The Gentlemen of 16 July is a tale about one Albert Spaggiari, a gentlemanly bank robber who, in a single heist, lifted ten million dollars from the thought-to-be impregnable vault of the Societe' Generale Bank in Nice, France. As if that wasn't enough to capture the imaginations of fellow Europeans, when the law finally caught up with him he managed to escape in the middle of his interrogation. Spaggiari continues to elude police, but not the three French journalists hiding behind the pseudonym of the author.

George and Martha, by James Marshall, Houghton Mifflin, 1972, $6.95, 47 pp. George and Martha by James Marshall is a thin book of short stories on friendship, each with a simple lesson to be taught. Accompanied by silly (in a good way) illustrations by the author (Martha and George are hippos), George and Martha is a delight.
Getting Yours, by Matthew Lesko, Penguin Books, 1984, $7.95, 292 pp. Before he donned the cheap suit covered with dollar signs and hocked his books via a 1-800 number, Lesko had a respected publisher and sold his wares through retail bookstores. This edition is outdated, but if the updates are as well organized maybe it is possible to lay your hands on some of that free money the author screams about in his cheezy television ads. I'm not saying I'm ordering an update, but who hasn't been tempted?

The Gifts of Reading, by Robert MacFarlane, Random House, 2016, $4.99, 34 pp The Gifts of Reading is a refection on books author Robert MacFarlane's received as presents. More broadly, it's a celebration of the entire concept of giving. In 1983, Lewis Hyde published his classic on giving, The Gift. In it, the author reflects on giving as an economic system. He refers to it as "the gift economy" (as opposed to the cash enonomy), with giving as its basis of value. Whereas the cash economy values the hoarding of commodities, the gift economy holds no value to the individual until its commodities are freely given away. Although Hyde's gift economy is attractive, his concept has been decried by economists as simple-minded, and (obviously) runs counter to capitalism. Whether it could be implemented on a large scale is debatable, but that it can be implemented in focused bursts is undeniable. Most of us implement it every December. The main thrust of The Gifts of Reading is giving. It is a celebration of the thing itself: giving. Robert MacFarlane is generous. The Gifts of Reading, his gift to us.

Girls and Boys, by Lynda Barry, The Real Comet Press, 1981, 93 pp Barry's got a whacky sense of realism. Her gift is transferring that realism into succinct comics that entertain while making their point. This, her original collection - she's hit the big time on NPR since - is executed with charm and poignancy, still awesome after all these years.

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courgeous Daughters, by Teresa Barker and JoAnn Deak, Hyperion Books, 2002, $23.95, 320 pp. Girls are dealing with increasingly sophisticated problems at increasingly youger ages with less adult guidance. The authors of Girls Will Be Girls, hash out some of these issues and offer suggestions for parents who want to be better mentors. It's a complicated world out there, and to their credit Barker and Deak avoid over-simplifying it with pop psychology insta-fixes.

The Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change, by David de Rothschild, Rodale, 2007, $14.95, 160 pp. De Rothschild's a planner when it comes to global warming. He offers a plan for reducing our carbon footprint, and a plan for colonizing outer space with climate change skeptics should the first plan fail.

Global Woman: Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy, edited by B. Ehrenreich and A. Hochschild, Metropolitan Books, 2003, $26.00, 328 pp. As women increasingly become a commodity exported by the Developing World, Ehrenreich and Hochschild expose the economic and social impacts it causes. In a series of fifteen essays, they've compiled a vivid portrait of the challenges faced by women of the Third World, with breadth and complexity that defies simple problem solving.

The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present, edited by Phillip Lopate, Knopf Doubleday, 2020, $20.00, 906 pp. The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present traces - through selected writings - American literature from our colonial roots to the present. While there are too many excellent essays to mention them all, a standout is John Muir's A Wind-storm in the Forests.

God Isn't Done With Me Yet, by Sister Mary Rose McGeady, Covenant House, 1993, 125 pp. Sister Mary Rose McGeady heads Covenant House Faith Community, the largest crisis shelter in America for kids. Located in the heart of Times Square (with branches in five other US cities), its mission is to see that the more than 1,000,000 homeless kids on American streets each year don't go forgotten. God Isn't Done With Me Yet are twelve of these kids' stories, and the good Sister's fundraising tool.

The Good Woman of Setzuan, by Bertolt Brecht, Grove Press, 1965, $1.95, 144 pp. In this play, written in the late thirties, Brecht examines the future with a study of the past. It begins upbeat enough, but by the end the good woman (Shen Te) is a criminal and the gods have abandoned her. The play begs the question of society in the thirties, "Which way?", and like Shen Te, must learn to live without an answer from the divine.

The Gospel According to The Son, by Norman Mailer, Randon House, 2007, $13.95, 245 pp Pulitzer prizewinner Norman Mailer takes on the thankless task of sorting out Christian theology in The Gospel According to The Son. It follows Christ's ministry, and for the most part Mailer stays true to the larger aspects of events set down in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Mailer shows great restraint in the liberties he takes with Christ's story. What could have been a hatchet job is instead a thoughtful fictitious account of the most influential figure on Western Civilization. The result is a simple eloquence, accounting Christ's ministry as if coming from Jesus Himself.

Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism, by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Strauss and Giroux, 2005, $14.00, 306 pp. Baumgardner and Richards are two ordinary women doing extraordinary things. In Grassroots they outline ways of turning passive activism (sitting on your butt donating money) into on-your-feet activities that result in significant change. Their writing style is inspiring, encouraging by example, not with just some cooked up boiler room theory on activism.
The Grateful Dead: The Long Strange Trip of the World's Greatest Jam Band, edited by Bill Syken, Dotdash Meredith, 2022, $14.99, 94 pp. The Grateful Dead: The Long Strange Trip of the World's Greatest Jam Band chronicles the evolution of the infamous Bay Area band, The Grateful Dead. From its humble beginnings as a jug band, The Grateful Dead exploded onto the scene buoyed by the counterculture phenomenon of the sixties. This magazine-style tribute edited by Bill Syken seeks to define the band and its members through those who knew them intimately.

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow: A Treasury of Cartoons, by Tom Tomorrow, St Martin's Press, 2003, $17.95, 236 pp. This Modern World cartoonist Tom Tomorrow brings us a collection of comic social commentary spanning fifteen years in this Great Big Book of Tomorrow.
The Great Free Enterprise Gambit, by James Baar, Houghton Mifflin, 1980, $8.95, 228 pp. Barr captures the spirit of multi-national wheeling and dealing in The Great Free Enterprise Gambit. Though it was published in 1980, it reads like a satire on above-the-law corporate multi-nationals of the late nineties.

The Great Train Robbery, by Michael Crichton, Bantam Books, 1979, $1.95, 300 pp. Here, Crichton (The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, ER) writes a stunning account of the train robbery of 1855. It occurred in Great Britain and was hailed soon after as "the crime of the century". Well, it wasn't. It was pretty elaborate though, and while they did catch and convict the culprits, its mastermind vanished somewhere between the courtroom and his prison cell. The money was never recovered.

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina, by Frank Rich, Random House, 2006, $25.95, 463 pp. The Greatest Story Ever Sold is New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich's powerful indictment of the Bush Administration. Beginning with the aftermath of 9/11, Rich paints a portrait of a White House making what is perhaps the biggest power play in the history of American politics, anchored in deceit, motivated by greed, and fueled with fear.

The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances, by Julie Gabriel, Health Communications, 2008, $16.95, 400 pp. A long-winded title for a book about making common sense choices when it comes to beauty products: Beware of chemicals harmful to you and the earth. For your assistance the author's made lists of nasty things to avoid, safe products to use, and recipes for making your own beauty products at home.

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Two Biggest Problems, by Van Jones, HarperOne, 2008, $26.00, 238 pp. Forget the Wall Street bailout. GM, Bank of America . . . just whimsical financial fancies that don't amount to a lick of salt when the day is done. The real panacea for America's two biggest problems (the economy and the environment, according to author Van Jones) is a green revolution. Jones doesn't just offer a vision here; he offers a blueprint for a future employing Americans in green energy - all for about half the cost of Wall Street's sweetheart deal.

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth, Plume, 2005, $23.50, 320 pp. Practical tips on living Green, from chemically free cleaning to avoiding genetically modified organisms in your diet.

Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time, by David Johnston and Kim Master, New Society Publishers, 2004, $29.95, 379 pp. Johnston and Master's Green Remodeling does for home remodeling what Reader's Digest's Do It Yourself did for around the house projects, but with a conscientious green twist.

The Green Road, by Anne Enright, W.W. Norton & Co., 2015, $15.95, 310 pp. Anne Enright has the gift of gab. Fortunately, she uses to great effect The Green Road as the vehicle for sharing it. She takes her time with characters, building them with meticulous precision until they leap off the page at you. It's the sort of attention to detail that garners awards, including a past Man Booker Prize, and the Irish Book Awards' Novel of the Year. Centered around Ardeevin, the name given to the Madigan estate in Ireland, she writes of a Modern Ireland, one in which materialism has replaced disease and starvation as its leading genocidal exterminate, creating in its contemporary Madigans a sense of apathetic entitlement that endures even as the sons engage in the broader issues of AIDS and world health. While The Green Road is more Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman than it is As the World Turns, it is nevertheless a soap opera, better scripted for Ireland.

Green Volunteers: The Comprehensive World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation, by Fabio Ausenda, We Care Guides, 2007, $14.95, 254 pp. The title says it all. Sixth edition.

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales, by The Brothers Grimm, Printers Row Publishing Group, 2011, $24.95, 652 pp. Translated by Margaret Hunt, Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales lives up to its name. All 201 of the stories Grimm is famous for - the familiar and not-so-familiar - are included here, plus the brothers' Children's Legends, of which there are ten. My only complaint: its unillustrated. Introduction by Ken Mondschein, PhD.

Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, by Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry, Penguin, 2006, $18.95, 334 pp. These authors from opposite coasts have compiled a great book to help you do the right thing in your kitchen. Hints, tips and recipes.

A Guide to Zen: Lessons From a Modern Master, by K. Sekida, New World Library, 2003, $16.00, 130 pp. In 1975 Sekida released his ground breaking book on Zen meditation. In this, a condensed version of that classic, Zen themes are once again visited in simple, easy to understand language. Although the author is no longer with us, his mastery of the craft carries on in this latest release.

Gustav Klimt: A Book of Postcards, Pomegranate, 1994, $9.95, 31 pp. Austrian Painter Gustav Klimt is immortalized in this slim book of mailable postcards. An introduction provides remedial information on the artist; thirty eye-popping examples of his work speak for themselves.

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