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Books We Love at Wish in Port Gamble

Just a few of the books we sell or have sold in our Port Gamble store!

Playlist Tags: Wish in Port Gamble genre: Non-Classifiable poetry humor topic: space sleep laughter rbg wellness satire buddha

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The Hill We Climb

An Inaugural Poem for the Country

By Amanda Gorman
Narrated by: Amanda Gorman & Oprah Winfrey
Length: 9 minutes

Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration

“Stunning.” —CNN 
“Dynamic.” —NPR
“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th... Read more »
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The Breath of a Whale

The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants

By Leigh Calvez
Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes

From the author of The Hidden Lives of Owls, an exploration of the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean, home to orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and gray whales.

Leigh Calvez has spent a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep. Here, she relates the stories of nature's most remarkable... Read more »
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One Step At a Time

By Erling Kagge
Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 2 hours 35 minutes

A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, equilibrium, and well-being, from the author of Silence ("A book to be handled and savored." —The Wall Street Journal)

Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the joy of exploration—these activities are intrinsic to our... Read more »
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Don't Hate, Meditate!

5 Easy Practices to Get You Through the Hard Sh*t (and into the Good)

By Megan Monahan
Narrated by: Megan Monahan
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

Meditation instructor, Deepak Chopra protégé, director of Meditation Wanderlust Hollywood, and Lululemon ambassador Megan Monahan presents a no-nonsense guide to meditation for everyday soul-searchers.

This modern guide to meditation from instructor Megan Monahan takes readers beyond empty Instagram truisms to the simple yet effective ways to... Read more »
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How to Think Like a Cat

By St‚phane Garnier
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 1 hours 56 minutes

The Cat is calm, observant, charismatic, independent, proud, and joyful; he knows how to strut and is impervious to judgement; he accepts himself as he is and adapts quickly; he knows to say nothing and to avoid conflicts, and yet he knows exactly what he wants and dares to ask for it. The Cat is free. After observing his cat, Ziggy, for years,...

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

By Charlie Mackesy
Narrated by: Charlie Mackesy
Length: 58 minutes

Discover the universal tale of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse brought to life in audio by its author and illustrator Charlie Mackesy, with a beautiful music score and the real wildlife sounds of rural England.


“A surprise bestseller about kindness and vulnerability is bringing people together.” – Washington Post

“What do you want...

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The Hidden Lives of Owls

The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive Birds

By Leigh Calvez
Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 6 hours 12 minutes

In this New York Times bestseller, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls. Leigh Calvez takes listeners on an adventure into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that's part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez... Read more »
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The Gift of Forgiveness

Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable

By Katherine Schwarzenegger
Narrated by: Katherine Schwarzenegger
Length: 4 hours 37 minutes


“[The Gift of Forgiveness] will spark conversations across families, across friendships, at workplaces, everywhere.” –Maria Shriver

A fresh, inspiring book on learning how to forgive, with firsthand stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace.

"When we learn to embrace... Read more »
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Kindness and Wonder

Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever

By Gavin Edwards
Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times.

Won’t you be my neighbor?

For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers was a beloved fixture in American homes. Warm and welcoming, he spoke directly to...

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The Compton Cowboys

The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland

By Walter Thompson-Hernandez
Narrated by: Glenn Davis & Ron Butler
Length: 7 hours 19 minutes

“Thompson-Hernández's portrayal of Compton's black cowboys broadens our perception of Compton's young black residents, and connects the Compton Cowboys to the historical legacy of African Americans in the west. An eye-opening, moving book.”— Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures

A rising New York Times reporter...

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This Book Will Put You to Sleep

By K. McCoy & Dr. Hardwick
Narrated by: Mel Foster
Length: 6 hours 54 minutes

It is sadly true that it is not always easy to fall asleep. This gently amusing, highly effective anthology of soporific dullness has been carefully curated to put readers to sleep as quickly as possible. This giftable godsend for the under-rested features dozens of snoozy short texts, including "The Motion of Sand Dunes," "The Administrative...

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Life Is Long!

50+ Ways to Help You Live a Little Bit Closer to Forever

By Karen Salmansohn
Narrated by: Gloria Salmansohn & Karen Salmansohn
Length: 2 hours 3 minutes

More than just a powerful longevity tool, this easy-to-read, research-backed guide will help you to boost your immunity and protect your overall health—while also giving you insights and tools to slow down the aging process.
Best-selling author and wellness expert Karen Salmansohn presents a witty, inspiring collection of the top 50+ tips for... Read more »
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Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

By Rachel Ignotofsky
Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Length: 3 hours 26 minutes

Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like... Read more »
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Calm: The Magic of Sleep

A Beside Companion

By Michael Acton Smith
Narrated by: Robert Hatchet
Length: 3 hours 17 minutes

We have spent decades optimizing our waking hours, but what about the precious hours after we doze off (or try to)?

As the most active time for our brains and the most important element to a calmer, happier life, sleep has become the topic of our times. Drawing on the success of Calm, the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, Michael Acton...

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Bruno, Chief of Police

Bruno, Chief of Police: Book #1

By Martin Walker
Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
Length: 8 hours 19 minutes

Acclaimed journalist Martin Walker has written a New York Times Notable Book and a novel shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. Bruno, Chief of Police is the first installment of a series starring BenoIt "Bruno" CourrEges, the only cop stationed in a rural French village where tradition remains strong. "[A] timely whodunit .... Read more »
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Laughter Yoga

Daily Practices for Health and Happiness

By Madan Kataria, M.D.
Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

Could you use a good laugh? This definitive guide by the founder of the worldwide laughter yoga movement will show you how to giggle your way to good health!

Bring laughter into your life at any time of day--no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humor!

Laughter yoga is all about voluntary... Read more »
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Mister Rogers Poetry Books: Book #1

By Fred Rogers
Narrated by: John Lithgow & Kate Mulgrew
Length: 1 hours 22 minutes

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

“The show “Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood” ran from 1968 to 2009, encouraging generations of children to learn about their feelings, talk through their problems, and fall in love with the world a jolly little trolley would bring them to. Fred Rogers wrote every piece of the show himself, from the topic to the music used, including the beloved songs collected in this treasury. Beautiful pieces of poetry in their own right, accompanied by colorful illustrations that draw you into the imagery of the poems, offer a walk down memory lane or an introduction for a new young friend, perfect for ages 6 and up.”

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Dog Songs and A Thousand Mornings

Deluxe Edition

By Mary Oliver
Narrated by: Mary Oliver
Length: 1 hours 24 minutes

A New York Times bestselling poetry collection, featuring both Dog Songs and A Thousand Mornings

Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in... Read more »
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Lead with Your Heart

Lessons from a Life with Horses

By Allan J. Hamilton, MD
Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
Length: 4 hours 6 minutes

Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton, MD, combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years' experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with... Read more »
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How to Astronaut

An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth

By Terry Virts
Narrated by: Terry Virts
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes

A wildly entertaining account of the rules, lessons, procedures, and experiences of space travel, How to Astronaut is an audiobook that will appeal to anyone— male or female, young or old—with even a passing interest in space. Written by Col. Terry Virts, a former astronaut, space shuttle pilot, and International Space Station commander who... Read more »
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