• Catch Up With the Sun
    Catch Up With the Sun
    ISBN: 9781921462368
    Title: Catch Up With the Sun
    Author: DOUGLAS HEIDI

    Catch up With the Sun is the unusual account of a remarkable achievement as ex-RAAF pilot and veterinarian Heidi Douglas writes about her journey through the outback of Australia with horses and camels. She covers Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. The journey (full of incidents and setbacks) is fascinating in itself, redefining what we think we know about our country - but the biggest surprise is that the animals steal the show! Who would have thought that a short fat horse called Gumby and two haughty camels could win over the hearts of readers - and convince us that this story is really all about them ... and Heidi just tagged along for the ride

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $59.99
    $59.99
  • Caught in the Crossfire: an Australian Peacekeeper Beyond the Front-line
    Caught in the Crossfire: an Australian Peacekeeper Beyond the Front-line
    ISBN: 9781742375670
    Title: Caught in the Crossfire: an Australian Peacekeeper Beyond the Front-line
    Author: JEWELL MATINA

    In 2006, while part of an unarmed UN peacekeeping team at the border junction of Lebanon, Israel, and Syria, Australian Major Matina Jewell and her colleagues were caught in a full-scale war with tragic consequences. In the days that followed she and her teammates reported hundreds of violations of the peace agreement as Israeli artillery, tank fire, and aerial bombs, as well as rockets fired by Hezbollah fighters, exploded only meters away and shrapnel rained down around them. But the story does not end there. Matti Jewell is the kind of soldier every country is proud to have fearless, honorable, and highly skilled. A star graduate from Duntroon by the age of only 24, she became a highly valued army commander. In the years that followed, she earned eight war medals, tracking militia leaders in the Solomons, fast-roping out of Navy helicopters, and boarding smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf, as well as serving on operations with the American Navy SEALS and Australian Special Forces. "Caught in the Crossfire" is a frighteningly dramatic first-hand account of what really happens in modern warfare and the high price our soldiers pay for their country."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
    Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
    ISBN: 9781401309442
    Title: Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
    Author: SAKS ELYN R.

    Elyn Saks is a success by any measure: she's an endowed professor at the prestigious University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She has managed to achieve this in spite of being diagnosed as schizophrenic and given a "grave" prognosis--and suffering the effects of her illness throughout her life.

    Saks was only eight, and living an otherwise idyllic childhood in sunny 1960s Miami, when her first symptoms appeared in the form of obsessions and night terrors. But it was not until she reached Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar that her first full-blown episode, complete with voices in her head and terrifying suicidal fantasies, forced her into a psychiatric hospital.

    Saks would later attend Yale Law School where one night, during her first term, she had a breakdown that left her singing on the roof of the law school library at midnight. She was taken to the emergency room, force-fed antipsychotic medication, and tied hand-and-foot to the cold metal of a hospital bed. She spent the next five months in a psychiatric ward.

    So began Saks's long war with her own internal demons and the equally powerful forces of stigma. Today she is a chaired professor of law who researches and writes about the rights of the mentally ill. She is married to a wonderful man.

    In The Center Cannot Hold, Elyn Saks discusses frankly and movingly the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, and the voices in her head insisting she do terrible things, as well as the many obstacles she overcame to become the woman she is today. It is destined to become a classic in the genre.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Certain Light: A Memoir of Family, Loss & Hope
    Certain Light: A Memoir of Family, Loss & Hope
    ISBN: 9781760632106
    Title: Certain Light: A Memoir of Family, Loss & Hope
    Author: BANHAM CYNTHIA

    With great courage and empathy, Cynthia Banham asks the difficult questions about family, about survival, and fearlessly tells the stories that are never told.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • C'est La Folie
    C'est La Folie
    ISBN: 9780553817324
    Title: C'est La Folie
    Author: WRIGHT MICHAEL


    One day in late summer, Michael Wright gave up his comfortable South London existence and, with only his long-suffering cat for company, set out to begin a new life. His destination was 'La Folie', a dilapidated 15th century farmhouse in need of love and renovation in the heart of rural France...
    Inspired by the success of his column in the Daily Telegraph about La Folie, this book is his winningly honest account of his struggle to fulfil a childhood dream and become a Real Man - to make the journey from social townie to rugged, solitary paysan. And in chronicling his enthusiastic attempts at looking after livestock and coming to terms with the concept of living Abroad Alone, the author discovers what it takes to be a man at the beginning of the 21st century, especially if one is short sighted, flat footed and not very good at games.
    Life-affirming, laugh out loud funny (and boasting more than its fair share of larger-than-life locals, bilingual chickens, diminutive but over-sexed sheep, invisible rodents, manly power tools with unpronounceable names, plus the occasional femmes fatale), this tale of a new-found life in France with a cat, a piano and an aeroplane, is both an elegy for a world that's fast disappearing as a hymn to the simple pleasures of being alive.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Chicken Chronicles a Memoir
    Chicken Chronicles a Memoir
    ISBN: 9781780220062
    Title: Chicken Chronicles a Memoir
    Author: WALKER ALICE

    When Alice Walker grew up in the deep south of America, her family always kept chickens - for meat and for eggs - and her job was to chase down the Sunday dinner! In later life, when she settled in Mexico and was growing her own food, she realised how much she missed keeping them and decided to get a brood of her own. So into her life came Gertrude Stein, Babe, Babe 2, Hortensia, Splendor, Glorious, Rufus and Agnes of God, not to mention a few others. She discovered a deep contentment in keeping chickens, looking after them and watching them develop. This experience also made her think about her own life - her occasional eating of meat, meditating on the interdependence of humans and animals, and brought back severed memories of her childhood. This book isn't a 'how to' on keeping chickens, although there is plenty of detail about the practicalites; it is a warm memoir chronicling her journey and the way in which keeping chickens led her to a fuller understanding of herself.
    She discovered a deep contentment in keeping chickens, looking after them and watching them develop. This also made her think about her own life and brought back severed memories of her childhood.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Choice
    Choice
    ISBN: 9781846045103
    Title: Choice
    Author: EGER EDITH

    '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, 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: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
  • Choosing Hope: the Inspiring True Story of the Teacher Who Saved the Lives of Her Children at Sandy Hook Elementary School
    Choosing Hope: the Inspiring True Story of the Teacher Who Saved the Lives of Her Children at Sandy Hook Elementary School
    ISBN: 9781925266177
    Title: Choosing Hope: the Inspiring True Story of the Teacher Who Saved the Lives of Her Children at Sandy Hook Elementary School
    Author: ROIG-DEBELLIS KAITLIN

    Both a chilling and moving account of the Sandy Hook massacre told by the teacher who saved 15 of her students by hiding in a bathroom and a book about recovery from trauma with an inspirational and life-affirming message.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Chronology of Water
    Chronology of Water
    ISBN: 9781786894373
    Title: Chronology of Water
    Author: YUKNAVITCH LIDIA

    FThe Chronology of Water lays a life bare. It is a life that navigates, and transcends, abuse, addiction, self-destruction and the crushing loss of a stillborn child. It is the life of a misfit, one that forges a fierce and untrodden path to creativity and comes together in the shape of love. 'A brutal beauty bomb and a true love song. Rich with story, alive with emotion, both merciful and utterly merciless, I am forever altered by every stunning page. This is the book I'm going to press into everyone's hands for years to come. This is the book I've been waiting to read all of my life.' - Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
    13 - Biographical note Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novels The Book of Joan,The Small Backs of Children (winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Awards' Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and the Readers' Choice Award) and Dora: A Headcase. Her highly acclaimed memoir, The Chronology of Water, was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for Creative Non-fiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Awards' Readers' Choice. Her TED talk, 'The Beauty of Being a Misfit', has been watched over two million times. Lidia teaches in Oregon, where she lives with her husband Andy Mingo and their son. She is a very good swimmer. @LidiaYuknavitch | lidiayuknavitch.net

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Clear Blue Sky: A Remarkable Memoir about Family, Loss & the Will to Overcome
    Clear Blue Sky: A Remarkable Memoir about Family, Loss & the Will to Overcome
    ISBN: 9780008232696
    Title: Clear Blue Sky: A Remarkable Memoir about Family, Loss & the Will to Overcome
    Author: BAIRSTOW JONNY

    THE SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR Daily Mail As a young boy of eight, Jonny Bairstow was dealt a cruel blow. His father David `Bluey' Bairstow, the combative and very popular wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire, took his own life at the age of forty-six. David left behind Jonny, Jonny's sister Becky and half-brother Andy, and his wife Janet, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer at the time of his death.
    From these incredibly tough circumstances, Jonny and his family strived to find an even keel and come to terms with the loss of their father and husband. Jonny found his way through his dedication to sport. He was a gifted and natural athlete, with potential careers ahead of him in rugby and football, but he eventually chose cricket and came to build a career that followed in his father's footsteps, eventually reaching the pinnacle of the sport and breaking the record for most Test runs in a year by a wicketkeeper.
    Written with multiple-award-winning writer Duncan Hamilton, this is an incredible story of triumph over adversity and a memoir with far-reaching lessons about determination and the will to overcome.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Cockroaches
    Cockroaches
    ISBN: 9780914671534
    Title: Cockroaches
    Author: MUKASONGA SCHOLASTIQUE

    Imagine being born into a world where everything about you--the shape of your nose, the look of your hair, the place of your birth--designates you as an undesirable, an inferior, a menace, no better than a cockroach, something to be driven away and ultimately exterminated. Imagine being thousands of miles away while your family and friends are brutally and methodically slaughtered. Imagine being entrusted by your parents with the mission of leaving everything you know and finding some way to survive, in the name of your family and your people.
    Scholastique Mukasonga's "Cockroaches" is the story of growing up a Tutsi in Hutu-dominated Rwanda--the story of a happy child, a loving family, all wiped out in the genocide of 1994. A vivid, bitterwsweet depiction of family life and bond in a time of immense hardship, it is also a story of incredible endurance, and the duty to remember that loss and those lost while somehow carrying on. Sweet, funny, wrenching, and deeply moving, Cockroaches is a window onto an unforgettable world of love, grief, and horror.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes
    Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes
    ISBN: 9780747596479
    Title: Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes
    Author: MOUNT FERDINAND

    A pitch-perfect memoir, brilliantly funny, wise and moving, of family, friends and a political life over the last sixty years.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Come the Revolution: A Memoir
    Come the Revolution: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9781742233079
    Title: Come the Revolution: A Memoir
    Author: MITCHELL ALEX

    Many know Alex Mitchell as a political journalist. Few know that he was also a revolutionary. This revealing memoir is a rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, unionists and revolutionaries, crooked cops and corrupt politicians, spies and dictators; made real by the struggles of ordinary working people. From the expos of soviet double agent Kim Philby to Mitchells interviews with Hussein, Arafat and Gaddafi, his journey from newspaper cadet and investigative journalist to revolutionary Trotskyist is so full twists and turns the book reads like a novel. Come the Revolution lays bare Mitchells life and loves, his past and politics, with the flair of a born storyteller unafraid to ask hard questions about the world, and himself.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame
    Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame
    ISBN: 9781419736742
    Title: Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame
    Author: WILLIAMS ERIN


    An intimate, clever, and ultimately gut-wrenching graphic memoir about the daily decision women must make between being sexualized or being invisible


    In Commute, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her physical being. She delves into the gray space that lives between consent and assault and tenderly explores the complexity of the shame, guilt, vulnerability, and responsibility attached to both.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Confessions of a Funeral Director: How Joining the Family Business Saved My Life
    Confessions of a Funeral Director: How Joining the Family Business Saved My Life
    ISBN: 9780062465245
    Title: Confessions of a Funeral Director: How Joining the Family Business Saved My Life
    Author: WILDE CALEB


    The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director--what Time magazine called a "must read"--reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes Air.


    Death. It happens to everyone, yet most of us don't want to talk about this final chapter of existence. Sixth-generation funeral director Caleb Wilde intimately understands this reticence and fear. The son of an undertaker, he hesitated to embrace the legacy of running his family's business. Yet he discovered that caring for the deceased and their loved ones profoundly changed his faith and his perspective on death--and life itself. "Yes, death can be bad. Yes, death can be negative," he acknowledges, "but it can also be beautiful. And that alternate narrative needs to be discussed."


    In Confessions of a Funeral Director, he talks about his experiences and pushes back against the death-negative ethos of our culture, opening a thoughtful, poignant conversation to help us see the end of life in a positive and liberating way. In the wry, compassionate, and honest voice that has charmed his growing legions of blog readers, Wilde offers an intimate look inside his business, offering information on unspoken practices around death such as the embalming process, beautiful and memorable stories about families in the wake of death, and, most importantly, a fresh and wise perspective on how embracing death can allow us to embrace life.


    Confessions of a Funeral Director is the story of one man learning how death illuminates and deepens the meaning of existence--insights that can help us all pursue and cherish full, rich lives.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life
    Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life
    ISBN: 9780062465252
    Title: Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life
    Author: WILDE CALEB


    "I tremble to say there's good in death, because I've looked in the eyes of the grieving mother and I've seen the heartbreak of the stricken widow, but I've also seen something more in death, something good. Death's hands aren't all bony and cold."--from Confessions of a Funeral Director


    We are a people who deeply fear death. While humans are biologically wired to evade death for as long as possible, we have become too adept at hiding from it, vilifying it, and--when it can be avoided no longer--letting the professionals take over.


    Sixth-generation funeral director Caleb Wilde understands this reticence and fear. He had planned to get as far away from the family business as possible. He wanted to make a difference in the world, and how could he do that if all the people he worked with were . . . dead? Slowly, he discovered that caring for the deceased and their loved ones was making a difference--in other people's lives to be sure, but it also seemed to be saving his own. A spirituality of death began to emerge as he observed:


    - The family who lovingly dressed their deceased father for his burial


    - The act of embalming a little girl that offered a gift back to her grieving family


    - The nursing home that honored a woman's life by standing in procession as her body was taken away


    - The funeral that united a conflicted community


    Through stories like these, told with equal parts humor and poignancy, Wilde offers an intimate look into the business and a new perspective on living and dying.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut:  Misadventures in the Counterculture
    Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture
    ISBN: 9781593765033
    Title: Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture
    Author: KRASSNER PAUL

    Uncensored, uncontained, and thoroughly demented, the memoirs of Paul Krassner are back in an updated and expanded edition. Paul Krassner, “father of the underground press” (People magazine), founder of the Realist, political radical, Yippie, and award-winning stand-up satirist, shares his stark raving adventures with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, Groucho Marx, and Squeaky Fromme, revealing the patriarch of counterculture’s ultimate, intimate, uproarious life on the fringes of society.

    Whether he’s writing about his friendship with controversial comic Lenny Bruce, introducing Groucho Marx to LSD, his investigation of Scientology, or John Kennedy’s cadaver, no subject is too sacred to be skewered by Krassner. And yet his stories are soulful and philosophical, always authentic to his iconoclastic brand of personal journalism.

    As Art Spiegelman said, “Krassner is one of the best minds of his generational to be destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked—but mainly hysterical. His true wacky, wackily true autobiography is the definitive book on the sixties.”

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Country Wife: A Memoir
    Country Wife: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780857985064
    Title: Country Wife: A Memoir
    Author: GORMAN ANNE

    When she is five, Anne Gorman's family disintegrates. After thirteen pregnancies and the death of two children, her devout Catholic mother has a breakdown and Anne and her sisters are placed in a convent.

    Struggling to survive a childhood marred by fear and uncertainty, Anne sees education as her lifeline to freedom. After graduating from university, she's set to take on the world.

    But her plans come unstuck when she falls in love. Marrying a farmer and becoming a mother of five was a life she never imagined. Yet in this alien landscape she finds love and a sense of belonging.

    When her husband becomes gravely ill, Anne has to find the courage to keep the farm and her family afloat.

    Against a backdrop of dramatic historic change, from the shadow of war to the rise of feminism, an uncertain young girl grows into a woman of substance.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Crime in the Family
    Crime in the Family
    ISBN: 9781786480552
    Title: Crime in the Family
    Author: BATTHYANY SACHA

    A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War

    In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they walked down to the village, where 180 enslaved Jewish labourers waited, made them strip naked, and shot them all, before returning to the bright lights of the party. It remained a secret for decades, until Sacha Batthyany, who remembered his great-aunt Margit only vaguely from his childhood as a stern, distant woman, began to ask questions about it.

    A Crime in the Family is Sacha Batthyany's memoir of confronting these questions, and of the answers he found. It is one of the last untold stories of Europe's nightmare century, spanning not just the massacre at Rechnitz, the inhumanity of Auschwitz, the chaos of wartime Budapest and the brutalities of Soviet occupation and Stalin's gulags, but also the silent crimes of complicity and cover-up, and the damaged generations they leave behind.

    Told partly through the surviving journals of others from the author's family and the vanished world of Rechnitz, A Crime in the Family is a moving and revelatory memoir in the vein of The Hare with the Amber Eyes and The House by the Lake. It uncovers barbarity and tragedy but also a measure of peace and reconciliation. Ultimately, Batthyany discovers that although his inheritance might be that of monsters, he does not bear it alone.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria
    Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria
    ISBN: 9781846044885
    Title: Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria
    Author: YAZBEK SAMAR

    Samar Yazbek was well-known in her native Syria as a writer and a journalist but, in 2011, she fell foul of the Assad regime and was forced to flee. Since then, determined to bear witness to the suffering of her people, she revisited her homeland by squeezing through a hole in the fence on the Turkish border. Here she testifies to the appalling reality that is Syria today. From the first innocent demonstrations for democracy, through the beginnings of the Free Syrian Army, to the arrival of ISIS, she offers remarkable snapshots of soldiers, children, ordinary men and women simply trying to stay alive. Some of these stories are of hardship and brutality that is hard to bear, but she also gives testimony to touches of humanity along the way: how people live under the gaze of a sniper, how principled young men try to resist orders from their military superiors, how children cope in bunkers. Yazbek's portraits of life in Syria are very real, and her prose, luminous. The Crossing is undoubtedly both an important historical document and a work of literature.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Currency of Love: A Wild, Spirited Girl's Search for Freedom, Independence, & Inner Peace
    Currency of Love: A Wild, Spirited Girl's Search for Freedom, Independence, & Inner Peace
    ISBN: 9781501150388
    Title: Currency of Love: A Wild, Spirited Girl's Search for Freedom, Independence, & Inner Peace
    Author: DODD JILL

    In this "page-turning memoir of decadence and faith" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Jill Dodd writes movingly and evocatively about her journey from Paris model to Saudi billionaire's harem wife to multi-million-dollar business entrepreneur.

    In the 1980s, Jill Dodd determined that her ticket out of an abusive home was to make it as a top model in Paris. Armed with only her desire for freedom and independence, she embarks on an epic journey that takes her to uncharted territory--the Parisian fashion industry with all its beautiful glamour and its ugly underbelly of sex, drugs, and excess.

    From there, Jill begins an eye-opening roller-coaster adventure that includes trips to Monte Carlo, sexual exploitation, and falling in love with one of the richest men in the world, soon becoming one of his many wives--until she ultimately finds the courage to walk away from it all and rebuild her dreams. In The Currency of Love, she "writes earnestly and refreshingly about learning many of life's more difficult lessons the hard way" (Kirkus Reviews) with page-turning accounts of her struggles and triumphs as she paved her path through a dangerous and seductive world, before ultimately coming into her own as the founder and creator of global fashion line, ROXY.

    This "raw and inspiring story" (PopSugar) with a feminist fairy tale twist reveals how one woman chose to live her life without forfeiting her independence, ambition, creative expression, and free spirit, all while learning one invaluable lesson: nothing is worth the sacrifice of her integrity, inner peace, and spirit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto
    Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto
    ISBN: 9781604697933
    Title: Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto
    Author: BUCK LESLIE

    At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck's bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature's essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Dadland
    Dadland
    ISBN: 9781784740771
    Title: Dadland
    Author: CAREW KEGGIE

    Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on
    his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story and get to know who her father really was.

    Tom Carew was a left-handed stutterer, a maverick and a law unto himself. As a member of the Jedburghs, an elite SOE unit, he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise resistance in France, then Burma, in the Second World War. But his wartime exploits are only the start of it, and Keggie soon finds herself in a far more astonishing and consuming place than she had bargained for.

    "Dadland "is a manhunt. Keggie takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of history, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. Part-detective story, part-memoir, part-history book, it is a celebration of the technicolour life an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory
    Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory
    ISBN: 9781784703158
    Title: Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory
    Author: CAREW KEGGIE

    Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived onhis wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story and get to know who her father really was. Tom Carew was a left-handed stutterer, a maverick and a law unto himself. As a member of the Jedburghs, an elite SOE unit, he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise resistance in France, then Burma, in the Second World War. But his wartime exploits are only the start of it, and Keggie soon finds herself in a far more astonishing and consuming place than she had bargained for. Dadland is a manhunt. Keggie takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of history, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. Part-detective story, part-memoir, part-history book, it is a celebration of the technicolour life an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Damned If I Do
    Damned If I Do
    ISBN: 9780522861419
    Title: Damned If I Do
    Author: NITSCHKE PHILIP & CORRIS PETER

    This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight. The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned. It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide. Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Danger Music How Teaching the Cello to Children in Afghanistan Led to a Self-Discovery Almost Too Hard to Bear
    Danger Music How Teaching the Cello to Children in Afghanistan Led to a Self-Discovery Almost Too Hard to Bear
    ISBN: 9781760528836
    Title: Danger Music How Teaching the Cello to Children in Afghanistan Led to a Self-Discovery Almost Too Hard to Bear
    Author: AYRES EDDIE

    From the former ABC Classic FM broadcaster comes a remarkable story about the power of music and courage to be one's self

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Danger Music: How Teaching the Cello to Children in Afghanistan Led to a Self-Discovery Almost Too Hard to Bear
    Danger Music: How Teaching the Cello to Children in Afghanistan Led to a Self-Discovery Almost Too Hard to Bear
    ISBN: 9781760290696
    Title: Danger Music: How Teaching the Cello to Children in Afghanistan Led to a Self-Discovery Almost Too Hard to Bear
    Author: AYRES EDDIE

    From the former ABC Classic FM classicist comes a remarkable story about the power of music and courage to be one's self

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
  • Darling Days
    Darling Days
    ISBN: 9780349005614
    Title: Darling Days
    Author: WRIGHT IO TILLETT


    I was born, September 1985, in the vortex of the Lower East Side of New York: there were few rules of life and zero constraints on behaviour. If you were not eccentric, you were weird.


    iO - lower case i, upper case O, her real first name given to her by her father, one of those eccentrics - is now a photographer, writer, film maker, activist and actor.


    But before that she was a child in a teeming tenement building at the centre of the drug-addled, punk-edged, permanent riot that was her corner of the Lower East Side of New York City in the '80s and '90s. There she grew up - or rather scrabbled up - under the broken wing of a fiercely protective, yet wildly negligent mother.
    Her mother was a showgirl, actress, dancer, poet. A widow by police murder, she was also an addict. She doted and obsessed over her daughter, yet lacked an understanding that a child needs food and sleep and safety.


    As a girl iO decided it was safer to live as a boy so from the age of six to fourteen that's what she did until she broke from her mother and escaped to Germany and then England to become an amazingly talented, exciting, edgy artist and wonderful writer.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Darling, I'm Going to Charlie
    Darling, I'm Going to Charlie
    ISBN: 9781501154898
    Title: Darling, I'm Going to Charlie
    Author: WOLINSKI MARYSE

    An elegant, deeply felt memoir from Maryse Wolinski journalist and widow of the late cartoonist Georges Wolinski, who died in the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that is both a beautiful tribute to her late husband and a rallying call to action.
    Darling, I m going to Charlie.
    These were the last words that prolific satirical cartoonist Georges Wolinski said to his wife, Maryse, as he left for work. Two hours later, terrorists barged into the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, fatally shooting him and eleven others.
    Maryse remembers her marriage to Georges forty-seven years of love and devotion and the swift, cruel manner in which she lost him. From her grief comes a demand for answers as she investigates the failings of the French government in their security measures, especially when another terrorist attack occurs just eight months later. A celebrated journalist in her own right, Maryse writes with both clarity and authority, all the while exploring what made her relationship with Georges so singularly strong.
    Darling, I m Going to Charlie is not only one woman s beautiful tribute to her late husband, but also a stunning, courageous testimony and inspiring call for change."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Delancey : a Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
    Delancey : a Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
    ISBN: 9781451655094
    Title: Delancey : a Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
    Author: WIZENBERG MOLLY

    In this funny, frank, and tender new memoir, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "A Homemade Life" and the blog Orangette recounts how opening a restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage.
    When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests: espresso machines, wooden boats, violin-building, and ice cream-making. So when Brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant, Molly was supportive--not because she wanted him to do it, but because the idea was so far-fetched that she didn't think he would. Before she knew it, he'd signed a lease on a space. The restaurant, Delancey, was going to be a reality, and all of Molly's assumptions about her marriage were about to change.
    Together they built Delancey: gutting and renovating the space on a cobbled-together budget, developing a menu, hiring staff, and passing inspections. Delancey became a success, and Molly tried to convince herself that she was happy in their new life until--in the heat and pressure of the restaurant kitchen--she realized that she hadn't been honest with herself or Brandon.
    With evocative photos by Molly and twenty new recipes for the kind of simple, delicious food that chefs eat at home, "Delancey" is a moving and honest account of two young people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Desert & the Sea 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast
    Desert & the Sea 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast
    ISBN: 9780062449177
    Title: Desert & the Sea 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast
    Author: MOORE MICHAEL SCOTT

    Venturing to the Horn of Africa in January 2012 to write about piracy, Moore was kidnapped by Somali pirates and held for 977 days. More than just a recall of his struggle to survive, this work weaves together a history of piracy, the consequences of colonialism, the subtleties of hostage negotiation, and the rise of various Islamic extremists. With a 50,000-copy first printing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness 50th Anniversary ed
    Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness 50th Anniversary ed
    ISBN: 9780008283315
    Title: Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness 50th Anniversary ed
    Author: ABBEY EDWARD

    'My favourite book about the wilderness' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild. In this shimmering masterpiece of American nature writing, Edward Abbey ventures alone into the canyonlands of Moab, Utah, to work as a seasonal ranger for the United States National Park Service. Living out of a trailer, Abbey captures in rapt, poetic prose the landscape of the desert; a world of terracotta earth, empty skies, arching rock formations, cliffrose, juniper, pinyon pine and sand sage. His summers become spirit quests, taking him in search of wild horses and Ancient Puebloan petroglyphs, up mountains and across tribal lands, and down the Glen Canyon by river. He experiences both sides of his new home; its incredible beauty and its promise of liberation, but also its isolating, cruel side, at one point discovering a dead tourist at an isolated area of the Grand Canyon. In his own irascible style, Abbey uses his time in the desert to meditate on the tension between nature and civilisation, and outlines a personal philosophy that would come to heavily influence the environmentalist movement. Now published in a special edition to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this classic seems remarkably prescient, and has lost none of its power.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Diary of a Submissive a Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening
    Diary of a Submissive a Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening
    ISBN: 9781592408252
    Title: Diary of a Submissive a Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening
    Author: MORGAN SOPHIE

    Sophie Morgan tells her true story in "The Diary of a Submissive", the real-life "Fifty Shades of Grey". Sophie Morgan is an independent woman in her thirties with a successful journalism career. Intelligent, witty and sarcastic, she could be the girl next door.

    Except that Sophie is a submissive; in the bedroom she likes to relinquish her power and personal freedom to a dominant man for their mutual pleasure. In the wake of "Fifty Shades of Grey", here is a memoir that offers the real story of what it means to be a submissive. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to punishments the likes of which she couldn't begin to imagine, she explains in frank and explicit fashion the road she travels.

    But it isn't until she meets James that her boundaries are really pushed. As her relationship with him travels into darker and darker places the question becomes: where will it end? Can she reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life and is it possible for the perfect man to also be perfectly cruel?Racy, controversial, but always warm, fun and astoundingly honest, Sophie Morgan's "The Diary of a Submissive" is a fascinating and thought provoking look at a seemingly paradoxical side to human nature and sexuality that no man or woman will be able to put down.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Diary of a Vampire in Pyjamas
    Diary of a Vampire in Pyjamas
    ISBN: 9781786480354
    Title: Diary of a Vampire in Pyjamas
    Author: MALZIEU MATHIAS


    This is a memoir by French bestselling and award-winning author and musician Mathias Malzieu. It focuses on a single year in which he explores his close encounter with death. Insightful, tragic and even often very funny, it is a hugely inspirational read.


    In November 2013 Malzieu is diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening blood disease: his bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells, and those that survive are being attacked by the body's natural antibodies as if they were viruses. Highly anaemic and at risk of a cardiac attack or fatal haemorrhaging, Malzieu is whisked into hospital, and spends months in a sterile isolation room. He is kept alive by blood transfusions, while waiting for a bone marrow transplant. When he has the energy for it, he writes in his diary and strums his ukelele.


    To read this book is to be in awe of the triumph of the human spirit. As a reader you find yourself marvelling at how we find the mechanisms to cope with tragedy and uncertainty when faced with the reality that we may die. Malzieu's highly active imagination allows him to transcend the limits of his body and its increasing failures through fantasy and escapism. His wonderfully addictive childish wonder with a punk Gothic twist lifts the narrative from being a depressing account to a reading experience that is evocative, poetic and intensely moving.


    Malzieu survived thanks to a revolutionary operation involving stem-cell treatment with the blood from an umbilical cord. As he leaves the hospital with not only a different blood group but also a different DNA, he describes himself as the oldest newborn in the world. As Malzieu says himself, 'To have had my life saved has been the most extraordinary adventure I have ever had.'



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Diary of a Wartime Affair
    Diary of a Wartime Affair
    ISBN: 9780241250099
    Title: Diary of a Wartime Affair
    Author: BATES DOREEN

    London in 1934. Clever young civil servant Doreen Bates is working in the same office as E, an older married man. In the years just before the war, they develop an irresistible attraction to one another and strike up a passionate affair. Doreen records it all with startling candour in her diary - secret midnight walks, countryside escapades and stolen moments of intimacy. But Doreen starts to long for a child with E. Despite all the taboos of the time, and against the wishes of E, she is determined to become a mother - even though she knows that her decision will provoke anger and shame from her family, friends and colleagues. Eventually she gets pregnant and is amazed when twins are born during the war. However, Doreen faces an uncertain future - will E ever leave his wife and join his new family?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Diplomatic Baggage the Adventures of a Trailing Spouse
    Diplomatic Baggage the Adventures of a Trailing Spouse
    ISBN: 9780719567261
    Title: Diplomatic Baggage the Adventures of a Trailing Spouse
    Author: KEENAN BRIGID

    Brigid Keenan was a glamorous and successful young London fashion journalist. But falling in love with a diplomat saw her leave behind the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in the forests of Nepal. Thirty years later (at the farewell party for the Papal Nuncio in Kazakhstan), Brigid found herself wondering whether her decision had been the right one. This is her marvelous account of life as a "trailing spouse"an endlessly engaging tale of diplomatic protocol, difficult teenagers, homesickness, frustrated career aspirations, witch doctors, and giant jumping spiders."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Diplomatic Incidents: the Memoirs of an (un)diplomatic Wife
    Diplomatic Incidents: the Memoirs of an (un)diplomatic Wife
    ISBN: 9781848542433
    Title: Diplomatic Incidents: the Memoirs of an (un)diplomatic Wife
    Author: DENMAN CHERRY

    The hilariously and candid memoirs of an (un)diplomatic wifeCherry Denman offers herwitty take on25 yearstrailing husband Charlie, a UK diplomat, around some of the mostfarflung outposts of the world.Describing herself as areluctant traveler, she shares adventuroustales of cultural collision, sparing herself no embarrassment. From wearing a gold lame Mao suit at a diplomatic ball in China to catching her husband Charlie trying to escape out thebathroom window at a party, she relates one riotous, globetrottingescapadeafter another.Illustrated byCherry's own wonderfully funny cartoons of diplomatic life, this is a collection of clever and very funny tales of global misunderstanding."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
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