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// By Jim Mahaffie

The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food 
Annie Fenn, MD

After her mother was diagnosed with dementia, local resident Dr. Fenn left her ob/gyn medical practice and founded the Brain Health Kitchen, a cooking school focused on brain health and helping people prevent cognitive decline through their food and lifestyle choices. Her new book shows how brain-smart ingredients are accessible, delicious, and necessary, with recipes that incorporate brain-healthy foods into every meal of the day.

Higher Love: Climbing and Skiing the Seven Summits 
Kit DesLauriers

Her personal quest was to climb and then ski down the Seven Summits—the seven highest mountains in the world—and Higher Love is the story of that journey. The local author and renowned ski mountaineer is not only the first woman to do it, but the first human. She shares personal insights and accounts of her climbs on Everest, in Antarctica, an African rainforest, and Australia.

Tuesdays in Jail: What I Learned Teaching Journaling to Inmates
Tina Welling 

In 2011, on an impulse, local writer and teacher Tina Welling began offering journaling workshops to the mostly male inmates at the Teton County Jail in Jackson. Last fall, she published this account of her journey into that world, with insights into incarceration, life lessons on anger, compassion, and forgiveness, and the many challenges in the prisoners’ lives. 

Jackson Hole: A Love Letter 
Words by Andrew Munz, Photos by Nate Stephens

Through spectacular photos and inspiring reflections on the magical (and complicated) place we call home, A Love Letter takes you on a journey through what Jackson Hole means to people. “It’s truly a love letter to this remarkable landscape and community,” says Susie Temple, publisher and owner of Jackson Hole Book Trader. Created at a time of many changes, with the pandemic, an influx of new residents, and record-breaking visitation, it’s a deep appreciation for Jackson Hole and the creatures that inhabit it (humans included!). JH

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