• Beauty
    Beauty
    ISBN: 9781760876524
    Title: Beauty
    Author: LEE BRI

    You were either fit and trim or you weren't working hard enough. Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it was a personality trait, a symbol of goodness and values: an ethical ideal. In recent decades women have made momentous progress fighting the patriarchy, yet they are held to ever-stricter, more punishing physical standards. Self-worth still plummets and eating disorders are more deadly for how easily they are dismissed. In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many. What happens if you try to reach that impossible goal? Bri did try, and Beauty is what she learned from that battle: a gripping and intelligent rejection of an ideal that diminishes us all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Becoming
    Becoming
    ISBN: 9780241334140
    Title: Becoming
    Author: OBAMA MICHELLE

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER - ONE OF ESSENCE'S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS

    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America--the first African American to serve in that role--she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her--from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it--in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition
    Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition
    ISBN: 9781982105099
    Title: Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition
    Author: CARL P.


    "A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written" (Claudia Rankine), Becoming a Man explores one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America.


    Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl's journey to become the man he always knew himself to be. For fifty years, he lived as a girl and a queer woman, building a career, a life, and a loving marriage, yet still waiting to realize himself in full. As Carl embarks on his gender transition, he takes us inside the complex shifts and questions that arise throughout--the alternating moments of arrival and estrangement. He writes intimately about how transitioning reconfigures both his own inner experience and his closest bonds--his twenty-year relationship with his wife, Lynette; his already tumultuous relationships with his parents; and seemingly solid friendships that are subtly altered, often painfully and wordlessly.


    Carl blends the remarkable story of his own personal journey with incisive cultural commentary, writing brilliantly about gender, power, and inequality in America. His transition occurs amid the rise of the Trump administration and the #MeToo movement--a transition point in America's own story, when transphobia and toxic masculinity are under fire even as they thrive in the highest halls of power. Carl's quest to become himself and to reckon with his masculinity mirrors, in many ways, the challenge before the country as a whole, to imagine a society where every member can have a vibrant, livable life. Here, through this brave and deeply personal work, Carl brings an unparalleled new voice to this conversation.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    ISBN: 9781447210986
    Title: Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Author: BROWN DANIEL JAMES

    The Boys in the Boat is the story of Joe Rantz, a charismatic young man born dirt poor in the woods of Washington State, who dreams of escaping the challenges of the Great Depression, and a complicated family life full of painful memories. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other young men exchange the sweat and graft and dust of ordinary life for the purer rigours of sport at its very highest level - a journey at the end of which lies a gold medal rowing race at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, in front of Hitler himself. Told against the grand backdrop of 1930s America, The Boys in the Boat is a story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty; a story that rises above sport, and even the grand sweep of history itself, in favour of something more personal. For as becomes clear in an interview with Joe shortly before his death, during the writing of this book, what shines most brightly in the old man's mind is not memories of medals, or the boat in particular, or even the boys that he called his friends. It is the thought of something more transcendent; a singular thing that had happened in a fleeting, golden sliver of time long gone, when nine good-hearted young men strove together, pulled together as one, gave everything they had for one another, bound together forever by unspoken bonds of pride and respect and love. Joe was crying, at least in part, for the loss of that vanished time, but much more, I think, for the sheer beauty of it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Choice
    Choice
    ISBN: 9781846045127
    Title: Choice
    Author: EGER EDITH



    THE AWARDWINNING, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

    'The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

    In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive, and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.

    In The Choice, Dr Edith Eger shares her experience of the Holocaust and the remarkable stories of those she has helped ever since. Today, she is an internationally acclaimed psychologist whose patients include survivors of abuse and soldiers suffering from PTSD. She explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison, and shows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering.

    Like Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, but exceptional in its own right, The Choice is life changing. Warm, compassionate and infinitely wise, it is a profound examination of the human spirit, and our capacity to heal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Choose Your Own Disaster
    Choose Your Own Disaster
    ISBN: 9781478970392
    Title: Choose Your Own Disaster
    Author: SCHWARTZ DANA

    A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting. Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledge: the quiz. Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience and modern feminism and how the easy advice of "you can be anything you want " is actually pretty fucking difficult when there are so many possible versions of yourself it seems like you could be. Dana has no idea who she is, but at least she knows she's a Carrie, a Ravenclaw, a Raphael, a Belle, a former emo kid, a Twitter addict, and a millennial just trying her best.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Combat Civilian: A Personal View of Humanitarian Relief
    Combat Civilian: A Personal View of Humanitarian Relief
    ISBN: 9781912575848
    Title: Combat Civilian: A Personal View of Humanitarian Relief
    Author: GREENALL GILBERT

    Gilbert Greenall is an unlikely person to find on the front lines of any humanitarian emergency. This memoir tells the story of how a privileged old Etonian and former Guards officer broke the rules, made new ones and took a different path in life to become one of the world's leading humanitarians.From the jungles of Cambodia rescuing refugees during the final days of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 to the chaos of Baghdad in 2016, this is a powerful story of the response to human catastrophe over four decades. Greenall charts the changes in humanitarian assistance, revealing contradictions and triumphs, from the uncoordinated activities of a few small charities to the multi-billion dollar operations of today.

    He takes the reader through wars, famines, earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions, yet there is time for humorous observation of misadventure and the absurdity of some decision making. This is a fast moving narrative, an emotional journey and above all an adventure story, but nevertheless includes an observation of the military risks and political constraints.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Constellations: Reflections from Life
    Constellations: Reflections from Life
    ISBN: 9781509892778
    Title: Constellations: Reflections from Life
    Author: GLEESON SINEAD

    "These brilliant essays read as if Gleeson has made a vow to her readers to illuminate what it means to live in a human body--for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health--all the days of her life. Come for the dark jokes and existential dread. Stay for the beauty and tenderness."
    --Jenny Offill, author of Weather

    "Nimbly written, balletic in style, heartfelt, spirited, and thoughtful, Sin ad Gleeson's Constellations is a powerful, inspiring gift to readers everywhere."
    --Jami Attenberg, author of All This Could Be Yours


    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN * OBSERVER * IMAGE * IRISH TIMES * NEW STATESMAN * IRISH INDEPENDENT

    A #1 Irish bestseller, Sin ad Gleeson's essays chronicle--in crystalline, tender, powerful prose--life in a body as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood, and love of all kinds.

    I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles.

    We treat the body as an afterthought, until it no longer can be. Until the pain or the pleasure is too great. Sin ad Gleeson's life has been marked by terrible illness, including leukemia and debilitating arthritis. As a child, she bathed in the springs of Lourdes, ever hopeful that her body would cooperate, ever looking forward to the day when she could take her body for granted. But just as she turns inward to explore her own pain, and then the marvel of recovery, and then the arrival of her greatest joys--falling in love, becoming a mother--she turns her gaze outward. She delves into history, art, literature, and music, plotting the intimate experience of life in a women's body across a wide-ranging map. From Nick Cave to Taylor Swift, Botticelli to Frida Kahlo, Louisa May Alcott to Lucy Grealy, Constellations is an investigation into the different ways of seeing, both uniquely personal and universal in its resonances.

    In the tradition of some of our finest life writers, Gleeson explores--in her own spirited, generous voice--the fierceness of being alive. She has written "a book that] every woman should read" (Eimear McBride).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
    Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
    ISBN: 9781509809592
    Title: Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
    Author: MANDELA NELSON; LANGA MANDLA

    In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Five years later, he stood down. In that time, he and his government wrought the most extraordinary transformation, turning a nation riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy in which all South Africa's citizens, black and white, were equal before the law.Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidency, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term as president, but was unable to finish. Now, the acclaimed South African writer, Mandla Langa, has completed the task using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of previously unseen archival material. The result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela's presidency years in which he overcame the challenges of transition and made a reality of his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
    Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
    ISBN: 9781529106053
    Title: Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
    Author: KRAUS DITA


    The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz


    Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Here, Dita writes with startling clarity on the horrors and joys of a life delayed by the Holocaust. From her earliest memories and childhood friendships in Prague before the war, to the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezín, to the unimaginable fear and bravery of her imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and life after liberation.


    Dita writes unflinchingly about the harsh conditions of the camps and her role as librarian of the precious books that her fellow prisoners managed to smuggle past the guards. But she also looks beyond the Holocaust - to the life she rebuilt after the war: her marriage to fellow survivor Otto B Kraus, a new life in Israel and the happiness and heartbreaks of motherhood.


    Part of Dita's story was told in fictional form in the Sunday Times bestseller The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe. Her memoir tells the full story in her own words.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Diving into Glass: A Memoir
    Diving into Glass: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780143793786
    Title: Diving into Glass: A Memoir
    Author: LLEWELLYN CARO

    Caro Llewellyn was living her dream life in her adopted home of New York, directing an international literary festival. Then one day, running in Central Park, she lost all sensation in her legs. Two days later she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

    Caro was no stranger to tragedy. Her father Richard contracted polio at the age of twenty and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Dignified, undaunted and ingenious, he was determined to make every day count, not least seducing his nurse while still confined to an iron lung, then marrying her.

    But when Caro was herself blindsided by illness, cut loose from everything she depended on, she couldn't summon any of the grace and courage she'd witnessed growing up. She was furious, toxic, humiliated. Only by looking back at her father's extraordinary example was she able to rediscover her own grit and find a way forward, rebuilding her life shard by shard.

    An emotionally brutal memoir of family, vulnerability and purpose, Diving into Glassis a searing, often funny portrait of the realities of disability and an intimate account of two lives filled with vigour and audacity.

    'Caro Llewellyn's portrait of her father is a tour de force. It is entirely unpredictable and consistently exhilarating. I read it in one transfixed sitting.' Janet Malcolm

    'Disturbing, compelling, portentous, obsessive, repetitious, persistent, prophetic, packed with shocks of recognition.' Annie Proulx

    'Indefatigable and unsinkable, Llewellyn keeps her story on pace as if her very life, and her father's legacy, depended on it. Inspiring and uplifting.' Mary Norris, author of Between You & Me

    'Llewellyn has landed herself alongside the great memoirists of our time. A riveting marvel.' Elizabeth Flock, author of The Heart is a Shifting Sea

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Doll
    Doll
    ISBN: 9781787300934
    Title: Doll
    Author: KADARE ISMAIL & HODGSON JOHN (TRANSLATOR)


    From the winner of the first ever Man Booker International Prize: 'a novelist of dazzling mastery' (Independent)


    At the centre of young Ismail's world is the unknowable figure of his mother. Naïve and fragile as a paper doll, she is an unlikely presence in her husband's great stone house, with its hidden rooms and infamous dungeon, and is constantly at odds with her wise and thin-lipped mother-in-law. But despite her lightness and unchanging youthful nature, she is not without her own enigmas.


    Most of all, she fears that her intellectual son - who uses words she doesn't understand, publishes radical poetry, falls in love freely and seems to be renouncing everything she embodies of the old world - will have to exchange her for a superior mother when he becomes a famous writer.


    Dedicated to the memory of his mother and circling back to his childhood in Albania, The Doll is Ismail Kadare's delicate and disarming tale of home and creative longing, of writerly aspiration, and of personal and political freedom.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Dreaming Land
    Dreaming Land
    ISBN: 9780908321490
    Title: Dreaming Land
    Author: EDMOND MARTIN

    So here I am walking again an old path made new by the very fact that I am upon it once more, accompanied by familiar hordes: the fecund majority of the dead, the myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise, traversing memory’s infinite field.

    In the evocative prose that makes him one of our finest writers, Martin Edmond recalls his experiences of growing up in rural New Zealand in the 1950s and 60s. The son of schoolteachers, Edmond’s early life was shaped by his father’s developing career and the moves it dictated: from Ohakune, to Greytown, to Huntly, to Heretaunga.

    The Dreaming Land shows us the making of a thinker and a writer. Edmond documents the people, locations, and events that made a lasting impression on him, and maps the development of his mental landscape – a landscape marked by curiosity, empathy and the capacity for acute observation.

    It is a book that is at once personal and universal, charting formative moments yet filled with details that resonate more broadly. The Dreaming Land pushes at the boundaries of what can be remembered to create a narrative which absorbs, illuminates and enchants.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father
    Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father
    ISBN: 9781927249406
    Title: Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father
    Author: WICHTEL DIANA

    Diana Wichtel was born in Vancouver. Her mother was a New Zealander, her father a Polish Jew who had jumped off a train to the Treblinka death camp and hidden from the Nazis until the end of the war. When Diana was 13 she moved to New Zealand with her mother, sister and brother. Her father was to follow.

    Diana never saw him again.

    Many years later she sets out to discover what happened to him. The search becomes an obsession as she painstakingly uncovers information about his large Warsaw family and their fate at the hands of the Nazis, scours archives across the world for clues to her father’s disappearance, and visits the places he lived.

    This unforgettable narrative is also a deep reflection on the meaning of family, the trauma of loss, and the insistence of memory. It asks the question: Is it better to know, or more bearable not to?

    “Driving to Treblinka is much more than a daughter’s quest for her missing and misunderstood father. It’s a searing exploration of the burden carried by all Holocaust survivors through generations and across continents. In lighting a memorial candle for her father, Diana Wichtel pays tribute to them all. A powerful and confronting read” – Helena Wisniewska Brow, author of Give Us This Day

    “Diana Wichtel’s family memoir can only be read through tears—a beautiful, profoundly moving search for her father and also for memory, in a story that clings to humour and love” – Steve Braunias, author of Civilisation

    “Intimate, moving and eloquent, shot through with the author’s celebrated wit, Driving to Treblinka shines a light on what it means to survive. This compelling search for a father’s grave is, above all, an affirmation of unstoppable life” – Catherine Chidgey, author of The Wish Child

    “A poignant and gripping story that is full of tension as the truth about what Diana Wichtel’s father and others in her family endured slowly unfolds” – Ann Beaglehole, author of A Small Price to Pay


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Eggshell Skull
    Eggshell Skull
    ISBN: 9781760295776
    Title: Eggshell Skull
    Author: LEE BRI

    A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime.

    But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done?

    Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case.

    This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland-where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell. And this is how, after years of struggle, she found herself on the other side of the courtroom, telling her story.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog: The Funny, Heartbreaking Memoir of Losing a Family & Gaining a Dog
    Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog: The Funny, Heartbreaking Memoir of Losing a Family & Gaining a Dog
    ISBN: 9781473671386
    Title: Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog: The Funny, Heartbreaking Memoir of Losing a Family & Gaining a Dog
    Author: DEAN EMILY


    'Like a master class in memoir writing. Honest, perceptive and properly funny'
    Neil Gaiman

    'A wonderful and very special book'
    Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt


    'Glamorous. Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Feminist. Life-changing'
    Katherine Ryan


    'Heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time Genuinely couldn't put it down'
    Alan Carr


    'Incredibly moving, always funny and brilliantly written. I urge everyone to read it'
    Frank Skinner


    'I can't begin to express how much I love it'
    Caroline Criado-Perez, author of Invisible Women


    'LOVELY. Sad and funny and warm and DOGS'
    Marian Keyes


    'I read it in one sitting - it's so blinking good'
    Lorraine Kelly


    'Funny, sparklingly honest and heart-breaking'
    Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

    'A book that will leave you smiling but with a lump in your throat'
    Mail on Sunday, '100 Hottest Summer Books 2019'


    * * *


    The funny, heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of love, family and overwhelming loss which led Emily Dean to find hope and healing in the dog she always wanted.


    Growing up with the Deans was a fabulous training ground for many things: ignoring unpaid bills, being the most entertaining guest at dinner, deconstructing poetry. It was never home for the dog Emily craved.


    Emily shared the lively chaos with her beloved older sister Rachael, her rock. Over the years the sisters bond grew ever closer. As Rachael went on to have the cosy family and treasured dog, Giggle, Emily threw herself into unsettled adventure - dog ownership remaining a distant dream.


    Then, tragically, Rachael is diagnosed with cancer. In just three devastating years Emily loses not only her sister but both her parents as well.


    This is the funny heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of how Emily discovers that it is possible to overcome the worst that life can throw at you, that it's never too late to make peace with your past, and that the right time is only ever now, as she finally starts again with her very own dog - the adorable Shih-tzu named Raymond.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Everything I Know About Love
    Everything I Know About Love
    ISBN: 9780241982105
    Title: Everything I Know About Love
    Author: ALDERTON DOLLY

    'With courageous honesty, Alderton documents the highs and the lows - the sex, the drugs, the nightmare landlords, the heartaches and the humiliations. Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic' Daily Telegraph


    'A sensitive, astute and funny account of growing up millennial' Observer


    'The book we will thrust into our friends' hands . . . that will help heal a broken heart. Alderton's wise words can resonate with women of all ages. She feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug' Evening Standard


    'I loved its truth, self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart-spilling generosity' Sophie Dahl


    'Steeped in furiously funny accounts of one-night stands, ill-advised late-night taxi journeys up the M1, grubby flat-shares and the beauty of female friendships, as Alderton joyfully booze-cruises her way through her twenties' Metro


    'Alderton proves a razor-sharp observer of the shifting dynamics of long term female friendship' Mail on Sunday


    'It's so full of life and laughs - I gobbled up this book. Alderton has built something beautiful and true out of many fragments of daftness' Amy Liptrot



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • F*cked At 40 Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
    F*cked At 40 Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
    ISBN: 9781786782694
    Title: F*cked At 40 Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
    Author: LEIGH TOVA

    For every woman that has ever felt trapped.& A funny, raw and empowering& mid-life-crisis-with-a-difference, vlogger, mother, lover businesswoman and social media phenomenon Tova Leigh explores what the hell you are supposed to do when you find yourself living a life you don't remember signing up for.&

    "I was bored, angry, tired and sad. I felt all alone yet I had nothing to complain about. I had a good job, a husband who as far as I could tell wasn't shagging his assistant, three children who apart from being the occasional assholes were pretty good kids; a house, a dog and everything else we are told as little girls we should aspire to. But inside, I was growing restless. I was sick of having the same dull conversations about meal plans and kid-friendly holidays. I was frustrated with having the same married sex I'd been having for the past seven years, or not having any sex at all. I didn't want to be looked at as just a 'mom'. I wanted to be desired, to make someone's hair stand on end and go crazy for me. I didn't want to live by some label that didn't represent me. I looked at my messy SUV after my yoga class one morning and I wanted to vomit on it all. I panicked, thinking about how I am slowly approaching middle age and the menopause and I wondered how many years do I have left of being 'f**ckable' before everything starts going downhill?"&

    We have many sides to us, most of the time we think we must choose just one character and stick to it. But the truth is, we can be all of them without having to choose. I am finally able to show the world that I am a bit of an idiot who dances around her kitchen in her knickers and makes silly videos with her husband, as well as a responsible parent and a businesswoman who runs her own company.&

    When you find authenticity it's hard to go back. It's like opening a door to the truth and starting to breathe a new type of air. This discovery is what prompted me to write. It's my way of saying HERE I AM. I don't think we should be sorry for who we are. None of us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Featherhood: On Birds & Fathers
    Featherhood: On Birds & Fathers
    ISBN: 9781474609470
    Title: Featherhood: On Birds & Fathers
    Author: GILMORE CHARLIE

    'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman'Wonderful - I can't recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald'One of those rare, enchanted books' Isabella Tree'Beautiful - it made me cry' Simon Amstell'I was entranced' Cathy RentzenbrinkThis is a story about birds and fathers. About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing his baths and roosting in his hair...

    About the jackdaw kept at a Cornish stately home by Heathcote Williams, anarchist, poet, magician, stealer of Christmas, and Charlie's biological father who vanished from his life in the dead of night. It is a story about repetition across generations and birds that run in the blood; about a terror of repeating the sins of the father and a desire to build a nest of one's own. It is a story about change - from wild to tame; from sanity to madness; from life to death to birth; from freedom to captivity and back again, via an insane asylum, a prison and a magpie's nest.

    And ultimately, it is the story of a love affair between a man and a magpie.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    ISBN: 9780994047137
    Title: Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    Author: THOM KAI CHENG

    The highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents' abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, the protagonist blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile. When one of their number is brutally murdered, she joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Forged from Silver Dollar : One Family's Epic Tale of Survival in Tumultuous Twentieth-century China
    Forged from Silver Dollar : One Family's Epic Tale of Survival in Tumultuous Twentieth-century China
    ISBN: 9780733632310
    Title: Forged from Silver Dollar : One Family's Epic Tale of Survival in Tumultuous Twentieth-century China
    Author: FENG LI

    Li Feng grew up in Mao's communist China with her mother's motto burning in her ears - success demands two things: unconditional sacrifice and absolute mental focus. Finally breaking free of her mother's overbearing clutches and fleeing to Sydney as an adult, Li struggled to make sense of her own lost childhood by piecing together her family's history. What she found was a heartbreaking tale of love and loss that echoed across four generations of women - from Silver Dollar, who fought to regain her dignity and change her destiny after being sold into a loveless marriage at the age of 13; to Ming Xiu, who was forced to make a choice no mother should ever have to make following the execution of her husband; to Li's mother Rong, who grew up as an outcast on the periphery of society but never gave up hope of a better life for herself and for her daughters. Despite economic and political upheaval, these women battled to offer their children a better future through sheer determination in the face of unimaginable adversity. FORGED FROM SILVER DOLLAR is an inspiring true story about modern China, iron will and the strength of a mother's love.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Fourteen
    Fourteen
    ISBN: 9781760851088
    Title: Fourteen
    Author: MOLLOY SHANNON

    Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal - not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother's unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it's also a tale of survival. Because I did survive. ‘Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.' Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt ‘I love this book … a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author ‘Shannon is unflinching in recounting the horror, but he is also funny, empathetic and, above all, full of courage.' Bridie Jabour, author of The Way Things Should Be ‘A slice of life as experienced quite recently in the “lucky country”.' The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Ginger Child: On Family, Loss & Adoption
    Ginger Child: On Family, Loss & Adoption
    ISBN: 9781786497260
    Title: Ginger Child: On Family, Loss & Adoption
    Author: FLANERY PATRICK

    A raw and heart-wrenching literary memoir about a queer couple's attempt to adopt a child.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Girls
    Girls
    ISBN: 9781760782238
    Title: Girls
    Author: HIGGINS CHLOE

    "An astounding new voice whose work mines the slippery regions between grief, sex, love, parents and children. This book is a rare find." (Felicity Castagna) "An urgent, poetic and skinless howl of a book." (Lee Kofman)In 2005, Chloe Higgins was seventeen years old. She and her mother, Rhonda, stayed home so that she could revise for her HSC exams while her two younger sisters, Carlie and Lisa, went skiing with their father. On the way back from their trip, their car veered off the highway, flipped on its side and burst into flames. Both her sisters were killed. Their father walked away from the accident with only minor injuries. This book is about what happened next.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    ISBN: 9781250261878
    Title: Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    Author: BOYLAN JENNIFER FINNEY


    From bestselling author of She's Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.


    This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been.


    It's in the love of dogs, and my love for them, that I can best now take the measure of the child I once was, and the bottomless, unfathomable desires that once haunted me.


    There are times when it is hard for me to fully remember that love, which was once so fragile, and so fierce. Sometimes it seems to fade before me, like breath on a mirror.


    But I remember the dogs.


    In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and her wise, funny, heartbreaking piece went viral. In Good Boy, Boylan explores what should be the simplest topic in the world, but never is: finding and giving love.


    Good Boy is a universal account of a remarkable story: showing how a young boy became a middle-aged woman--accompanied at seven crucial moments of growth and transformation by seven memorable dogs. "Everything I know about love," she writes, "I learned from dogs." Their love enables us pull off what seem like impossible feats: to find our way home when we are lost, to live our lives with humor and courage, and above all, to best become our true selves.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls
    Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls
    ISBN: 9781788161398
    Title: Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls
    Author: ARON NINA RENATA

    'I detonated my young marriage for a chance to step fully and honestly into a life with him... I was insane, in other words.'

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Grace & Grit A Love Story
    Grace & Grit A Love Story
    ISBN: 9781611808490
    Title: Grace & Grit A Love Story
    Author: WILBER KEN

    Coming soon as a Major Motion Picture

    Heartfelt, deeply moving, and incredibly real, this narrative shares the five-year journey of philosopher Ken Wilber and his wife, Treya Killam Wilber, through Treya's illness, treatment, and death. Ken's wide-ranging commentary--which questions conventional and New Age approaches to illness and reaches beyond the experience to find wisdom in pain--is combined with Treya's journals to create a portrait of health and healing, wholeness and harmony, and suffering and surrender. This edition includes a new preface by the author.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Heavy: An American Memoir
    Heavy: An American Memoir
    ISBN: 9781526605764
    Title: Heavy: An American Memoir
    Author: LAYMON KIESE

    *Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

    *WINNER of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and FINALIST for the Kirkus Prize *

    In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

    Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we've been.

    In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his trek to New York as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and ultimately gambling. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, Laymon asks himself, his mother, his nation, and us to confront the terrifying possibility that few in this nation actually know how to responsibly love, and even fewer want to live under the weight of actually becoming free.

    A personal narrative that illuminates national failures, Heavy is defiant yet vulnerable, an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family that begins with a confusing childhood--and continues through twenty-five years of haunting implosions and long reverberations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Help Me! One Woman's Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life
    Help Me! One Woman's Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life
    ISBN: 9781509888535
    Title: Help Me! One Woman's Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life
    Author: POWER MARIANNE

    Marianne Power was stuck in a rut. Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life? She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could life be transformed? Because she honestly did want all the things these books promised. To find a Love that Lasts and to unearth The Secret to making your dreams come true.What begins as a clever experiment becomes an achingly poignant story. Because self-help can change your life - but not necessarily for the better...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis
    ISBN: 9780008220563
    Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis
    Author: VANCE J D


    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE


    'The political book of the year' Sunday Times


    'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist


    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.


    The Vance family story begins hopefully in post-war America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.


    But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.


    A deeply moving memoir with its share of humour and vividly colourful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • History of Silence
    History of Silence
    ISBN: 9780143569473
    Title: History of Silence
    Author: JONES LLOYD

    Stone by stone the basilica was being dismantled in order to be put back together again. Each stone was painted with a number and laid with care onto pallets spread over the ground . . . I kept thinking about those numbered stones. Some purpose began to take shape. I began to wonder if I might re-trace and recover something of my own past, to reassemble it in the manner of the basilica. It was a matter of looking to see if any of the original building blocks remained, and where might I find them.

    LLoyd Jones is one of New Zealand's best known contemporary writers. He has published essays and children's books but his best known works include the novels The Book of Fame.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz & the Secret History of L.A.
    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz & the Secret History of L.A.
    ISBN: 9781501125805
    Title: Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz & the Secret History of L.A.
    Author: ANOLIK LILI

    Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world--a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA, and Vanity Fair writer "Lili Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve's singular irresistible glitz" (The New Yorker).

    The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few.

    Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered--as a writer--by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she's since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she's on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential--as the essential--LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.

    For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where author Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Hollywood's Eve, equal parts biography and detective story "brings a ludicrously glamorous scene back to life, adding a few shadows along the way" (Vogue) and "sends you racing to read the work of Eve Babitz" (The New York Times).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed
    Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed
    ISBN: 9781787478657
    Title: Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed
    Author: DAVIES CATRINA


    The story of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home.


    *'You will marvel at the beauty of this book, and rage at the injustice it reveals' George Monbiot*


    *'Incredibly moving. To find peace and a sense of home after a life so profoundly affected by the housing crisis, is truly inspirational' Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path*


    Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared with four other adults and a child. Working several jobs and never knowing if she could make the rent, she felt like she was breaking apart.


    Homesick for the landscape of her childhood, in the far west of Cornwall, Catrina decides to give up the box-room and face her demons. As a child, she saw her family and their security torn apart; now, she resolves to make a tiny, dilapidated shed a home of her own.


    With the freedom to write, surf and make music, Catrina rebuilds the shed and, piece by piece, her own sense of self. On the border of civilisation and wilderness, between the woods and the sea, she discovers the true value of home, while trying to find her place in a fragile natural world.


    This is the story of a personal housing crisis and a country-wide one, grappling with class, economics, mental health and nature. It shows how housing can trap us or set us free, and what it means to feel at home.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
    Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
    ISBN: 9781471167744
    Title: Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
    Author: JUKES HELEN

    ''This book& has found a special place in my heart. It''s& as strange, beautiful and unexpected, as precise and exquisite in its movings, as bees in a hive. I loved it''& Helen Macdonald, author of& H IS FOR HAWK
    ''Everyone should own& A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings, which moved and delighted me more than a book about insects had any right to ... Jukes is a gloriously gifted writer and her book ought to become a key text of this bright moment in our history of nature writing'' Alex Preston,& Observer
    ''Finely written and insightful'' Melissa Harrison,& Guardian
    &
    A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper''s year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of& H is For Hawk& and& The Outrun

    Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses - disconnected, stressed. Struggling to settle into her latest job and home in Oxford, she realises she needs to effect a change if she''s to create a meaningful life for herself, one that can accommodate comfort and labour and love. Then friends give her the gift of a colony of honeybees - according to folklore, bees freely given bring luck - and Helen embarks on her first full year of beekeeping. But what does it mean to ''keep'' wild creatures? In learning about the bees, what can she learn of herself? And can travelling inside the hive free her outside it? &

    As Helen grapples with her role in the delicate, awe-inspiring ecosystem of the hive, the very act of keeping seems to open up new perspectives, deepen friendships old and new, and make her world come alive.& A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings is at once a fascinating exploration of the honeybee and the hive, the practices of honey-gathering and the history of our observation of bees; and a beautifully wrought meditation on responsibility and care, on vulnerability and trust, on forging bonds and breaking new ground.

    ''This is classic modern nature-writing; a synthesis of scientific learning, observation and the author''s response. If you care for the wellbeing of bees and the planet and for the state of the human heart, then this book, with its deft and beautiful prose, is for you... And like all good nature writing, it also - quietly, clearly and insistently - requires us, too, to respond'' Countryfile Magazine

    ''An intimate exploration of the heart and home, and a tantalising glimpse into an alien culture. A brave and delicate book, rich and fascinating'' Nick Hunt, author of Where the Wild Winds Are

    ''Subtly wrought personal journey into the art and science of beekeeping. Helen Jukes evokes both the practical minutiae of the work, and the findings of researchers who have illuminated bee ethology over the centuries'' nature

    ''A mesmeric, lovely, quietly powerful book. A gentle but compelling account of the redemption that comes from relationship and attention'' Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast

    ''A profound, funny and sometimes deeply moving book that describes a year of inner city bee keeping, while dancing between& the history of bees and us& and what it means to be human in our modern world''& Julia Blackburn, author of Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske

    ''A& very human story about the aliens gathering & in her back garden - bees, fascinating but almost unknowable. Their wildness& and her duty to them help open up a desk rat''s& uninspiring life to all the possibilities of love, care, connection and sheer wonder. It is a lovely, entirely personal journey into the very heart of the hive'' Michael Pye

    ''I raced through this really terrific, down-to-earth read. The existential threat to our entire ecosystem posed by the problems facing bees can be hard to grasp, but Helen manages to make this a very personal, human story that, hopefully, might inspire others to action'' Luke Turner, The Quietus

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • How to Be a Family: How I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
    How to Be a Family: How I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
    ISBN: 9780316552622
    Title: How to Be a Family: How I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
    Author: KOIS DAN

    In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny book, the fractious, loving Kois family goes in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home-- but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • How to Be Autistic
    How to Be Autistic
    ISBN: 9781912408320
    Title: How to Be Autistic
    Author: POE CHARLOTTE AMELIA

    An urgent, funny, shocking, and impassioned memoir by the winner of the UK Spectrum Art Prize 2018, How To Be Autistic presents the rarely shown point of view of someone living with autism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Hurley Maker's Son
    Hurley Maker's Son
    ISBN: 9781784161453
    Title: Hurley Maker's Son
    Author: DEELEY PATRICK

    Patrick Deeley's train journey home to rural East Galway in autumn 1978 was a pilgrimage of grief: his giant of a father had been felled, the hurley-making workshop silenced.


    From this moment, Patrick unfolds his childhood as a series of evocative moments, from the intricate workings of the timber workshop run by his father to the slow taking apart of an old tractor and the physical burial of a steam engine; from his mother s steady work on an old Singer sewing machine to his father s vertiginous quickstep on the roof of their house. There are many wonderful descriptions of the natural world and delightful cameos of characters and incidents from a not-so-long-ago country childhood.


    In a style reminiscent of John McGahern s Memoir, Deeley s beautifully paced prose captures the rhythms, struggles and rough edges of a rural life that was already dying even as he grew. This is an enchanting, beautifully written account of family, love, loss, and the unstoppable march of time.

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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • I Choose Elena
    I Choose Elena
    ISBN: 9781760878078
    Title: I Choose Elena
    Author: OSBORNE-CROWLEY LUCIA

    Aged fifteen and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped in Sydney on a night out, sparking a series of events that left her devastatingly ill for more than ten years of her life. Her path to healing began a decade later, when she told someone about her rape for the very first time. Lucia eventually found solace in writers like Elena Ferrante, and her work is about rediscovering vulnerability and resilience in the face of formerly unbearable trauma.

    The author explores what has been proved, but is not yet widely known, about how trauma affects the body, bringing to our attention its cyclical, intergenerational nature; how trauma intersects with deeply held beliefs about the credibility of women; and how trauma is played out again and again in the fabric of our cultures, governments, judicial systems and relationships.

    'If you buy one book today let it be this one...It moved me to tears and to anger.' - Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • I Tried to Run a Railway
    I Tried to Run a Railway
    ISBN: 9781786691286
    Title: I Tried to Run a Railway
    Author: FIENNES GERARD


    "BR rebel chairman resigns.' --The Guardian
    "Rebel rail chief in row." --Daily Mail
    "I don't take it back says sacked rail chief." --Daily Express


    This is the notorious book that got Gerard Fiennes sacked from British Railways while he was Chairman and General Manager of the Eastern Region in 1968. Fiennes became a railwayman by accident, joining the L.N.E.R as a Traffic Apprentice in 1928. Over the next four decades he worked himself up to the top of the management tree, experiencing all facets of railway life--steam through diesel to electrification--on his way to the top. When he got there, he knew the service was ripe for a revolution . . . and he believed he was the man to lead it. But of course, it was the wrong time for a manager who thought that railways could be a success--Dr. Beeching was sharpening his axe and unprofitable lines were closed rather than turned round. After being resisted, circumvented, delayed, and blocked, G. F. Fiennes ran out of patience and put pen to paper and ran his career into the buffers as he told the story of what happens when non-railwaymen tried to run the railway.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • I Want You to Know We're Still Here
    I Want You to Know We're Still Here
    ISBN: 9780008297657
    Title: I Want You to Know We're Still Here
    Author: FOER ESTHER SAFRAN

    A moving and powerful inter-generational memoir about story and memory.


    Mine is a family of readers and writers. Our house is filled with books. There are contemporary design books on the coffee table in the living room, legal books in my husband's home office, and piles of children's books for when my grandchildren visit. However, the side table next to my bed is piled with books about the Holocaust. Framed maps of shtetls line my office walls and pictures of relatives killed in the Holocaust are displayed on our family gallery walls.


    Sometimes I feel like I exist across two polarized realities, experiencing great fulfillment from family, friends, and a meaningful career, and, at the same time, finding the joy of my life tempered by its shadows. In the darker corners of my mind live ghosts and demons who visit me from the shtetls in Ukraine where my family came from. Some of the details that make these visions so vivid are imagined because I grew up in a family where memories were too terrible to speak of.


    This is the true story of four generations who have been dealing with the Holocaust and its aftermath. We are four generations, survivors and survivors of survivors, storytellers and memory keepers. And we're still here.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
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