• All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    ISBN: 9781783351565
    Title: All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    Author: CARTER MIKE


    'This important, disturbing and frequently heartbreaking book should be read by every politician in Westminster.' Adrian Tempany, Observer


    'In a few weeks' time, it would be thirty-five years to the day since those men and women had walked 340 miles to try to save their communities and their culture, and thirty-five years since I had turned down Pete's invitation to join them. I called work and booked some time off. Then I bought a one-way train ticket to Liverpool.'


    In 1981, Mike Carter's dad, Pete, organised the People's March for Jobs, which saw 300 people walk from Liverpool to London to protest as the Thatcher government's policies devastated industrial Britain and sent unemployment skyrocketing. Just before the 2016 EU referendum, Mike set off to walk the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country.


    As he walked, Mike found many echoes of the early eighties: a working class overlooked and ignored by Westminster politicans; communities hollowed out but fiercely resistant; anger and despair co-existing with hope and determination for change. And he also found that he and Pete shared more in common than he might have thought.


    All Together Now? maps the intricate, overlapping path of one man's journey and that of an entire country. It is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for our communities and ourselves.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    ISBN: 9780544002234
    Title: Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Author: BECHDEL ALISON

    From the best-selling author ofFun Home,Timemagazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

    Alison Bechdel'sFun Homewas a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother-to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Argonauts
    Argonauts
    ISBN: 9781925355604
    Title: Argonauts
    Author: NELSON MAGGIE

    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language and family


    Maggie Nelson's The Argonautsis a genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking about desire, identity and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its centre is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family making.


    Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.


    Maggie Nelsonis a poet, a critic, and the author of several nonfiction books, including The Red Parts, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, and Jane: A Murder. She teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles, California.


    'A superb exploration of the risk and the excitement of change...An exceptional portrait both of a romantic partnership and of the collaboration between Nelson's mind and heart.' New Yorker


    'Maggie Nelson slays entrenched notions of gender, marriage and sexuality with lyricism, intellectual brass and soul-ringing honesty.' Vanity Fair


    'A magnificent achievement of thought, care and art.' Los Angeles Times


    'Nelson's writing is fluid--to read her story is to drift dreamily among her thoughts...She masterfully analyzes the way we talk about sex and gender.' Huffington Post


    'One of the most intelligent, generous and moving books of the year.' STARRED review Publishers Weekly


    'A book that will challenge readers as much as the author has challenged herself.' STARRED review KirkusReviews


    'So much writing about motherhood makes the world seem smaller after the child arrives, more circumscribed, as if in tacit fealty to the larger cultural assumptions about moms and domesticity; Nelson's book does the opposite.' New York Times Book Review



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    ISBN: 9781921351365
    Title: Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    Author: OBAMA BARACK

    In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called the audacity of hope.
    The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama s call for a different brand of politics a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the endless clash of armies we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our improbable experiment in democracy. He explores those forces from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.
    At the heart of this book is Barack Obama s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats from terrorism to pandemic that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories about family, friends, and members of the Senate is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.
    A public servant and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them. "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Back Story: a Memoir
    Back Story: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780007351749
    Title: Back Story: a Memoir
    Author: MITCHELL DAVID

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think Gold title * David will fully promote to his army of Twitter followers, now exceeding 890k in number * Peep Show has attracted 1.8 million viewers and has 1 million DVD sales. Over 10 million viewers have watched his Soap Box YouTube channel. * Will also appeal to his Observer readership, where he has been a columnist since 2009 * The audience is huge: David's TV appearances include Have I Got News For You, QI, Would I Lie to You? And 10'clock Live. He is also and regular on Radio 4, appearing on Desert Island Discs, Just a Minute and presently on The Unbelievable Truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Battlegrounds: Defence, Diplomacy & the White House
    Battlegrounds: Defence, Diplomacy & the White House
    ISBN: 9780008410407
    Title: Battlegrounds: Defence, Diplomacy & the White House
    Author: MCMASTER H. R.


    From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor during Trump's administration, a bold assessment of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges of our age.


    There has been a shift in power since the end of the Cold War. In Battlegrounds, bestselling author, commander, scholar and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster examines the rising strength of Russia and China, the threat from hostile states Iran and North Korea, the complex battlegrounds in South Asia and the Middle East, and the new arenas of international competition - space, cyberspace and emerging technology.


    How can foreign policy, which has across multiple administrations proved itself outdated, misconceived, inconsistent and poorly implemented, be transformed to face the challenges of today? How can Western countries like America and the UK stay relevant, secure and humane? How can we abandon what McMaster calls 'Strategic Narcissism' in favour of 'Strategic Empathy' - an approach that relies on understanding other nations' motivations and ideologies?


    A groundbreaking reassessment of international security and survival, McMaster gives vital insight to life inside the most powerful office and military force in the world, and makes bold arguments for how to achieve a safer, more peaceful future.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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  • Beautiful Things A Memoir
    Beautiful Things A Memoir
    ISBN: 9781398507296
    Title: Beautiful Things A Memoir
    Author: BIDEN HUNTER

    "I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love," Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival.

    When he was two-years-old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

    In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today--a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

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  • Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    ISBN: 9781922330208
    Title: Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    Author: KRASNOSTEIN SARAH

    This book is about ghosts and gods and flying saucers; certainty in the absence of knowledge; how the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as it is and as we'd like it to be can stunt us or save us.

    From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.

    What do we believe?
    Who do we believe?
    Why do we believe?

    Sarah Krasnostein spent the last four years in Australia and the US talking to some extraordinary people-people holding fast to belief, even as it rubs against the grain of more accepted realities. Some of them believe in things most people don't. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days. Some of them believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Spending half your life in prison for protecting your child and yet still believing in a just God.

    In this intensely personal and gorgeously written new book Krasnostein, the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner, talks with her trademark compassion and empathy to these believers-and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman & the Scandal That Rocked Paris
    Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman & the Scandal That Rocked Paris
    ISBN: 9781101984499
    Title: Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman & the Scandal That Rocked Paris
    Author: SANCTON TOM

    At the time of her death at age ninety-four, in September 2017, Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'OrUal fortune, was the world's richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person. But her gilded life took a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade, when she became embroiled in a scandal that dominated the headlines in France.

    The Bettencourt Affair, as it came to be called, started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal, uncovering L'OrUal's shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets. It all began when Liliane met Franpois-Marie Banier, an artist and photographer who was, in his youth, the toast of Paris and a protUgU of Salvador DalY. Over the next two decades, Banier was given hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts, cash, and insurance policies by Liliane. What, exactly, was their relationship? It wasn't clear, least of all to Liliane's daughter and only child, Franpoise, who became suspicious of Banier's motives and filed a lawsuit against him. But Banier has a far different story to tell . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Biographic: Tesla
    Biographic: Tesla
    ISBN: 9781781453537
    Title: Biographic: Tesla
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Many people know that Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an engineer and inventor, instrumental in developing the alternating-current (AC) electrical system and wireless radio communications we still use today. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he was born during a lightning storm; that when he first arrived in the U.S. he owned 4 cents, his own poems, and a design for a flying machine; that he spoke 8 languages; that he held 300 patents for his inventions; and that he claimed to have invented a death ray that could destroy 10,000 planes at a distance of 250 miles. Biographic Tesla presents an electrifying exploration of his life, work and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the scientist behind the science.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Blue Nights
    Blue Nights
    ISBN: 9780007432905
    Title: Blue Nights
    Author: DIDION JOAN

    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood-in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. "How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?" Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights-the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, "the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning"-like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving. From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Book of Silence
    Book of Silence
    ISBN: 9781847081513
    Title: Book of Silence
    Author: MAITLAND SARA

    In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing and then adulthood as vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living in the country. She fell in love with the silence, and in this profound, frank memoir she describes how she explored this new love, searching for silence and solitude.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Boris Johnson: Gambler
    Boris Johnson: Gambler
    ISBN: 9780753554906
    Title: Boris Johnson: Gambler
    Author: BOWER TOM

    'EXPLOSIVE... Contains a string of startling revelations about Mr Johnson's public and personal life, and goes farther than any previous biography towards solving the enigma of his true personality... The political book of 2020'. Daily Mail


    'Staggering... Tom Bower is the master of the unauthorised biography' Tatler


    Hero or villain?
    Genius or fool?
    Maverick or chancer?
    Before you decide, read this year's most sensational biography.

    Guardian
    'literary highlights of 2020'
    Sunday Times 'books to watch out for in 2020'
    New Statesman 'books to read in 2020'
    Evening Standard 'thirteen titles to look for in 2020'


    As divisive as he is beguiling, as misunderstood as he is scrutinised, Boris Johnson is a singular figure.

    Many of us think we know his story well. His ruthless ambition was evident from his insistence, as a three-year-old, that he would one day be 'world king'. Eton and Oxford prepared him well for a frantic career straddling the dog-eat-dog worlds of journalism and politics. His transformation from bumbling stooge on Have I Got New for You to a triumphant Mayor of London was overshadowed only by his colourful personal life, brimming with affairs, scandals and transgressions. His ascent to Number 10 in the wake of the acrimonious, era-defining Brexit referendum would prove to be only the first act in an epic drama that saw him play both hero and villain - from proroguing parliament to his controversial leadership of the Covid-19 Crisis, all against the backdrop of divorce, marriage, the birth of his sixth child, revolts among Tory MPs and the countdown to Brexit.

    Yet despite his celebrity, decades of media scrutiny, the endless vitriol of his critics and the enduring adoration of his supporters, there is so much we've never understood about Boris - until now. Previous biographies have either dismissed him as a lazy, deceitful opportunist or been transfixed by his charm, wit and drive. Both approaches fall short, and so many questions about Boris remain unanswered.

    What seismic events of his childhood have evaded scrutiny? How has he so consistently defied the odds, proved his critics wrong, and got away with increasingly reckless gambles? What were his real achievements and failures as Mayor of London, what was really going on during his time as Foreign Secretary, and why did he write two articles for the Telegraph, one in favour of Leave and the other for Remain? How have the women in his life exerted more influence than any of us realise, and why is his story ultimately one overshadowed by family secrets?

    Based on a wealth of new interviews and research, this is the deepest, most rounded and most comprehensive portrait to date of the man, the mind, the politics, the affairs, the family - of a loner, a lover, a leader.

    Revelatory, unsettling and compulsively readable, it is the most timely and indispensable book yet from Britain's leading investigative biographer.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
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  • Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt & the Great Australian Dissent
    Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt & the Great Australian Dissent
    ISBN: 9781760856113
    Title: Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt & the Great Australian Dissent
    Author: HAIGH GIDEON

    H. V. 'Doc' Evatt has long been obscured by Menzies's broad shadow, as the Labor Opposition Leader through the prosperous and complacent 1950s. In this book, one of our finest writers and sharpest minds shows Evatt in his true light: the most brilliant Australian of his day. Inspiring, cosmopolitan and humane, Evatt was the forerunner of Keating and Kirby, believing that Australia could be more than quiet and comfortable - it could be an example to the world of a compassionate, just, progressive society.

    An acclaimed advocate, champion of modern art and state member for Balmain in the NSW Parliament, in 1930 Evatt became Australia's youngest ever High Court judge, a regular dissenter from this arch conservative body as he tried to make the law responsive to the rapidly-changing modern world. Haigh traces one case in particular - that of the Chester family, who sued Waverley Council for the trauma of their young son's drowning in an unfenced ditch. Evatt's legal brilliance, intellectual independence and personal empathy combined in a judgement regarded as the finest of its era, arguing that people's inner lives were as valuable as their physical selves, and ought to be recognised as such by the law. The idea was far ahead of its time, but is now a fundamental legal principle.

    Evatt had been attuned to grief by losing two brothers in the First World War, which contributed both to his zest for life and his belief that the world should offer sanctuary to the afflicted. This conviction had long-lasting expression: as Australia's only ever President of the UN General Assembly, Evatt was instrumental in the establishment of Israel. There are not many of whom it might be said that leading their party in federal politics was a step down, but Evatt was such a figure.

    The Brilliant Boy is a feat of remarkable historical perception, deep research and masterful storytelling. It confirms Gideon Haigh as not only our finest cricket writer, but one of our best writers of non-fiction. In painting this bigger picture of our past, The Brilliant Boy allows us to think differently about our present and future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bring Back Our Girls: The Astonishing Survival & Rescue of Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls
    Bring Back Our Girls: The Astonishing Survival & Rescue of Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls
    ISBN: 9781800750296
    Title: Bring Back Our Girls: The Astonishing Survival & Rescue of Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls
    Author: PARKINSON JOE

    In the spring of 2014, an American rap star unwittingly triggered an online hurricane with the ease of a tweet. Hitting an unprecedented nerve on Twitter, accompanied with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, the message called for the release of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who'd been kidnapped by a little known Islamic terrorist sect called Boko Haram.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Care Of Letters, Connections & Cures
    Care Of Letters, Connections & Cures
    ISBN: 9780771051722
    Title: Care Of Letters, Connections & Cures
    Author: COYOTE IVAN

    Beloved storyteller Ivan Coyote returns with their most intimate and moving book yet.
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    Writer and performer Ivan Coyote has spent decades on the road, telling stories around the world. For years, Ivan has kept a file of the most special communications received from readers and audience members--letters, Facebook messages, emails, soggy handwritten notes tucked under the windshield wiper of their truck after a gig. Then came Spring, 2020, and, like artists everywhere, Coyote was grounded by the pandemic, all their planned events cancelled. The energy of a live audience, a performer's lifeblood, was suddenly gone. But with this loss came an opportunity for a different kind of connection. Those letters that had long piled up could finally begin to be answered.
    &
    Care Of combines the most powerful of these letters with Ivan's responses, creating a body of correspondence of startling intimacy, breathtaking beauty, and heartbreaking honesty and openness. Taken together, they become an affirming and joyous reflection on many of the themes central to Coyote's celebrated work--compassion and empathy, family fragility, non-binary and Trans identity, and the unending beauty of simply being alive, a giant love letter to the idea of human connection, and the power of truly listening to each other.&
    &

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
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  • Chloroformist
    Chloroformist
    ISBN: 9780522877748
    Title: Chloroformist
    Author: BALL CHRISTINE

    The historical biography of Joseph Clover and the invention of anaesthesia

    Operating with bare hands, dressed in his street clothes, he had taken those first steps that every training surgeon must take-gripping the handle of a scalpel and making the first, irrevocable cut into live human flesh. For the surgeon training in the early 1840s, these first surgical milestones were performed on a person who would recoil in terror and horror, flinch, pull away, shake-and scream and scream and scream.
    Until 1846, surgery was performed without anaesthesia; extraordinary operations, carried out on conscious, terrified patients. Surgeons of that era were bold and courageous and saved many lives. But anaesthesia changed everything. With an unconscious patient, the surgeon could take his time. Surgery became slower, more careful and more delicate. And as anaesthesia removed the pain of surgery, the medical world gave more attention to surgical infection, heralding in the use of antiseptics and eventually aseptic surgery. By 1881, the operating theatre was unrecognisable- everything had changed.
    Much has been written about surgery in the nineteenth century, but little has been said about the development of the relationship between surgeon and anaesthetist. For anaesthesia to mature and allow further advances in surgery, a professional relationship had to develop between surgeons and anaesthetists.
    Joseph Clover arguably did more than any other anaesthetist to develop that relationship.
    In The Chloroformist, Christine Ball tells the captivating story of an innovative, hard-working and deeply humane pioneer of modern patient care.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Colour of God
    Colour of God
    ISBN: 9780861540853
    Title: Colour of God
    Author: CHAUDY AYESHA S

    'Engrossing.' Monica Ali

    'Heartbreaking and really funny.' Ross Gay

    'This book fell into my heart.' Sabrina Mahfouz

    'The kind of authentic voice that is rarely heard.' Saima Mir

    This is the story of a child raised in Canada by parents who embraced a puritanical version of Islam to shield them from racism. The author explores the joys and sorrows of growing up in a fundamentalist Muslim household, wedding grand historical narratives of colonialism and migration to the small intimate heartbreaks of modern life. In revisiting the beliefs and ideals she was raised with, Chaudhry invites us to reimagine our ideas of self and family, state and citizenship, love and loss.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    ISBN: 9781250762641
    Title: Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    Author: ROSEN JEFFREY

    This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is evident in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution--and for opera.ยท With a new afterword by the authorIn Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as "Notorious RBG."Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting--and often surprising--to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    ISBN: 9780241950722
    Title: Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    Author: BRILEY JOHN

    Under South Africa's brutal apartheid regime, black activist Steve Biko has been working for years to undermine the system when he meets white journalist Donald Woods. Initially suspicious of Biko and his motives, Woods finds himself united with Biko in common cause after Biko reveals to him the true extent of police atrocities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    ISBN: 9780374112646
    Title: David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    Author: SEGEV TOM

    As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the 20th century. In this definitive biography, Israel's leading journalist-historian uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around the man.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Dead Are Arising The Life of Malcolm X
    Dead Are Arising The Life of Malcolm X
    ISBN: 9781631491665
    Title: Dead Are Arising The Life of Malcolm X
    Author: PAYNE LES & PAYNE TAMARA


    **WINNER OF PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY**
    **WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD (Nonfiction)**
    Finalist, LA Times Book Prize
    New Books to Watch Out for in October, New York Times
    Best New Books to Read in October, TIME
    Best Books of Fall 2020, O, the Oprah Magazine


    A landmark biography of one of the twentieth century's most compelling figures,
    rewriting much of the known narrative.

    Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - including siblings, classmates, friends, cellmates, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become hundreds of hours of interviews into a portrait that would separate fact from fiction.

    The result is this magisterial work that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his followers stir with purpose to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting his life not only within the political struggles of his day but also against the larger backdrop of American history, this remarkable masterpiece traces his path from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary.

    An author who saw Malcolm X speak and could not stand the phrase 'we may never know', Payne writes cinematically from start to finish and delivers extraordinary revelations - from a hair-raising scene of Malcolm's clandestine meeting with the KKK, to a minute-by-minute account of his murder in Harlem in 1965, in which he makes the case for the complicity of the American government.

    Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle and the story of the twentieth century.



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  • Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    ISBN: 9781912454464
    Title: Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    Author: DUERDEN NICK

    Based on dozens of interviews, Dishing the Dirt tells the real story of house cleaners for the first time. We hear from the eastern Europeans who mop up family homes and from south Asians who wipe down mansions. We talk to joyful cleaners and to slave labourers, to women who dust nude for men, gay cleaners, and to butlers running the homes of millionaires.

    What's their story? And how do they see their clients?

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    Price: $26.00
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  • Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    ISBN: 9781741146981
    Title: Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Author: CARTER PAUL

    A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

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    Price: $29.00
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  • Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race & Inheritance
    Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race & Inheritance
    ISBN: 9781921351433
    Title: Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race & Inheritance
    Author: OBAMA BARACK

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey, first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

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  • Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens & the Making of Science in Europe
    Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens & the Making of Science in Europe
    ISBN: 9781509893331
    Title: Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens & the Making of Science in Europe
    Author: ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS HUGH

    Filled with incident, discovery, and revelation, Dutch Light is a vivid account of Christiaan Huygens's remarkable life and career, but it is also nothing less than the story of the birth of modern science as we know it. Europe's greatest scientist during the latter half of the seventeenth century, Christiaan Huygens was a true polymath. A towering figure in the fields of astronomy, optics, mechanics, and mathematics, many of his innovations in methodology, optics and timekeeping remain in use to this day. Among his many achievements, he developed the theory of light travelling as a wave, invented the mechanism for the pendulum clock, and discovered the rings of Saturn - via a telescope that he had also invented.A man of fashion and culture, Christiaan came from a family of multi-talented individuals whose circle included not only leading figures of Dutch society, but also artists and philosophers such as Rembrandt, Locke and Descartes. The Huygens family and their contemporaries would become key actors in the Dutch Golden Age, a time of unprecedented intellectual expansion within the Netherlands. Set against a backdrop of worldwide religious and political turmoil, this febrile period was defined by danger, luxury and leisure, but also curiosity, purpose, and tremendous possibility.Following in Huygens's footsteps as he navigates this era while shuttling opportunistically between countries and scientific disciplines, Hugh Aldersey-Williams builds a compelling case to reclaim Huygens from the margins of history and acknowledge him as one of our most important and influential scientific figures.

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  • Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
    Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780008274924
    Title: Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
    Author: POWER SAMANTHA


    A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER


    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019 - AN NPR BEST BOOK OF 2019 - ONE OF TIME'S MUST-READ BOOKS OF 2019 - AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR - A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019 - A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2019


    "Her highly personal and reflective memoir . . . is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world."--President Barack Obama


    An intimate, powerful, and galvanizing memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner, human rights advocate, and former UN Ambassador Samantha Power.


    In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question What can one person do? and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama's human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role.


    Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy. Humorous and deeply honest, The Education of an Idealist lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power's memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism and of one person's fierce determination to make a difference.


    "This is a wonderful book. ...] The interweaving of Power's personal story, family story, diplomatic history and moral arguments is executed seamlessly and with unblinking honesty."--THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, The New York Times Book Review


    "Honest, personal, revealing... about the development of a young woman's inner strength and self-knowledge."--COLM T IB N, author of Brooklyn and Nora Webster


    "Truly engrossing."--RACHEL MADDOW

    --Vogue

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Edward Said: Places of Mind, Occupied Lands: An Intellectual Biography
    Edward Said: Places of Mind, Occupied Lands: An Intellectual Biography
    ISBN: 9781526614650
    Title: Edward Said: Places of Mind, Occupied Lands: An Intellectual Biography
    Author: BRENNAN TIMOTHY


    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

    The first comprehensive biography of the most influential, controversial, and celebrated Palestinian intellectual of the twentieth century

    As someone who studied under Edward Said and remained a friend until his death in 2003, Timothy Brennan had unprecedented access to his thesis adviser's ideas and legacy. In this authoritative work, Said, the pioneer of postcolonial studies, a tireless champion for his native Palestine, and an erudite literary critic, emerges as a self-doubting, tender, eloquent advocate of literature's dramatic effects on politics and civic life.

    Charting the intertwined routes of Said's intellectual development, Places of Mind reveals him as a study in opposites: a cajoler and strategist, a New York intellectual with a foot in Beirut, an orchestra impresario in Weimar and Ramallah, a raconteur on national television, a Palestinian negotiator at the State Department, and an actor in films in which he played himself. Brennan traces the Arab influences on Said's thinking along with his tutelage under Lebanese statesmen, off-beat modernist auteurs, and New York literati, as Said grew into a scholar whose influential writings changed the face of university life forever. With both intimidating brilliance and charm, Said melded these resources into a groundbreaking and influential countertradition of radical humanism, set against the backdrop of techno-scientific dominance and religious war. With unparalleled clarity, Said gave the humanities a new authority in the age of Reaganism, one that continues today.

    Drawing on the testimonies of family, friends, students, and antagonists alike, and aided by FBI files, unpublished writings, and Said's drafts of novels and personal letters, Places of Mind synthesizes Said's intellectual breadth and influence into an unprecedented, intimate, and compelling portrait of one of the great minds of the twentieth century.



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  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    ISBN: 9780143039884
    Title: Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Author: ARENDT HANNAH

    Hannah Arendt's portrayal of the terrible consequences of blind obedience, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil contains an introduction by Amos Elon in Penguin Classics. Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her book. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - a meticulous and unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century. Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future. If you enjoyed Eichmann in Jerusalem, you might like Elie Wiesel's Night, available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system'Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic 'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences'Chicago Tribune

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  • Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida
    Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida
    ISBN: 9781788732802
    Title: Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida
    Author: SALMON PETER

    Philosopher, film star, father of "post truth"--the real story of Jacques Derrida

    Who is Jacques Derrida? For some, he is the originator of a relativist philosophy responsible for the contemporary crisis of truth. For the far right, he is one of the architects of Cultural Marxism. To his academic critics, he reduced French philosophy to "little more than an object of ridicule." For his fans, he is an intellectual rock star who ranged across literature, politics, and linguistics. In An Event, Perhaps, Peter Salmon presents this misunderstood and misappropriated figure as a deeply humane and urgent thinker for our times.

    Born in Algiers, the young Jackie was always an outsider. Despite his best efforts, he found it difficult to establish himself among the Paris intellectual milieu of the 1960s. However, in 1967, he changed the whole course of philosophy: outlining the central concepts of deconstruction. Immediately, his reputation as a complex and confounding thinker was established. Feted by some, abhorred by others, Derrida had an exhaustive breadth of interests but, as Salmon shows, was moved by a profound desire to understand how we engage with each other. It is a theme explored through Derrida's intimate relationships with writers sucheven as Althusser, Genet, Lacan, Foucault, Cixous, and Kristeva.

    Accessible, provocative and beautifully written, An Event, Perhaps will introduce a new readership to the life and work of a philosopher whose influence over the way we think will continue long into the twenty-first century.

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  • Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
    Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
    ISBN: 9780241388693
    Title: Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
    Author: PRESTON JOHN

    In February 1991, Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour on board his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine. He had come to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. Crowds lined the quayside to watch his arrival. Taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand, children asked for his autograph and when Maxwell went to dine in the most fashionable Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, all the diners gave him a standing ovation.

    Ten months later, he disappeared off the same yacht and was found dead in the water. Within a few days, Maxwell was being reviled as the embodiment of greed and unscrupulousness. No one had ever fallen so far and so quickly.

    What went so wrong? How did a man who had once laid such store on the importance of ethics and good behaviour become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    ISBN: 9781950354092
    Title: Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Author: SPARROW JEFF


    The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The alleged perpetrator expressed a particular ideology described as "fascism," but what does fascism mean today--and what kind of threat does it pose? Jeff Sparrow traces the history of the far right around the world, showing how fascists have adapted to the new politics of the twenty-first century. He argues that the mosque killer represents a frightening new phenomenon--decentralized right-wing terrorism that recruits by committing atrocities, feeding on itself and spreading from country to country.


    Burgeoning in dark places online, contemporary fascism exults in violence and picks its targets strategically. Even the widespread despair generated by climate change is being harvested to weaponize young men with the politics of hate. With imitative massacres proliferating, this book makes a compelling, urgent case for a new response to an old menace.



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  • First Lady: The Life & Wars of Clementine Churchill
    First Lady: The Life & Wars of Clementine Churchill
    ISBN: 9781781313077
    Title: First Lady: The Life & Wars of Clementine Churchill
    Author: PURNELL SONIA


    Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'.


    Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante; not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of war, but she exerted an influence over her husband and the Government that would appear scandalous to modern eyes. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the Home Front earned her deep respect, both behind closed doors in Whitehall and among the population at large.


    That Clementine should become Britain's 'First Lady' was by no means pre-ordained. Born into impecunious aristocracy, her childhood was far from gilded. Her mother was a serial adulteress and gambler, who spent many years uprooting her children to escape the clutches of their erstwhile father, and by the time Clementine entered polite society she had become the target of cruel snobbery and rumours about her parentage.


    In Winston, however, she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself, and in his career she found her mission. Her dedication to his cause may have had tragic consequences for their children, but theirs was a marriage that changed the course of history.& & & & &


    Now, acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union. From the personal and political upheavals of the Great War, through the Churchills' 'wilderness years' in the 1930s, to Clementine's desperate efforts to preserve her husband's health during the struggle against Hitler, Sonia presents the inspiring but often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history.



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  • Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    ISBN: 9780473403911
    Title: Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    Author: STEEL SHARYN & DRYDEN ZOE

    Kharika Devkota struggles to come to term with her arranged marriage and confronts poverty, illiteracy and a society that fails to recognise her most basis human rights. Now 90 years old and still living alongside her sons in
    rural Nepal, she has become a successful landowner, micro lender, and beloved great grandmother. She does her calculations and records with stones.
    Based on a true story, this book provides a rare insight into the exceptional courage and determination of this Hindu woman.
    Sharyn Steel is a writer/journalist, living in Wellington with one previous book published, Struggling to Fly, and her daughter, Zoe Dryden, is a leadership coach, who after teaching English in Nepal, set up an aid programme
    with the local people and a leadership development programme that functions alongside it. She takes corporate clients to Nepal regularly and lives near Motueka.


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Fleet Street Girls: The Women Who Broke down the Doors of the Gentleman's Club
    Fleet Street Girls: The Women Who Broke down the Doors of the Gentleman's Club
    ISBN: 9781409187820
    Title: Fleet Street Girls: The Women Who Broke down the Doors of the Gentleman's Club
    Author: WELCH JULIE

    The Fleet Street Girls is the inspiring and evocative story of the female journalists who broke down barriers in the 1970s and 1980s as women moved up the ranks in Fleet Street for the first time.

    When Julie Welch called in her first ever football report at the Observer, an entire room of men fell silent. Heart in her mouth, Julie waited for the voice on the other end of the line to declare it passable. She'd done it. She was the first ever female football reporter.

    In The Fleet Street Girls, Julie looks back at the steps that led to that moment, from the National Union of Journalists nearly calling a strike when she dared to write an article as a mere secretary (despite allowing men who weren't journalists to write for the same pages), and many other battles in between.

    Julie also shines a light on the other trail-blazing women who were climbing the ladder against all odds, from Lynn Barber (of An Education fame) to Wendy Holden, a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and many more, as well as some of the secretaries whom the men overlooked but who actually knew everything. Pioneers one and all.

    The Fleet Street Girls is a fascinating story of the hopes and despairs, triumphs and tribulations of a group of women in the glitzy heyday of journalism, where they could be interviewing Elton John one moment and ducking flying bullets or fighting off the sex pests the next. At a time when Fleet Street was the biggest, cosiest all-male club you can imagine, and the interests of half the human race were consigned to 'The Women's Page' in the paper, we follow Julie and her contemporaries through dramas, excitement and sheer fun in their battle to make sure women's voices were heard.



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  • Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
    Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
    ISBN: 9781781257234
    Title: Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
    Author: PARRIS MATTHEW

    Ada Lovelace. Frederick Douglass. Vladimir Lenin. Marie Curie. Frieda Kahlo. Carl Jung. Tupac Shakur. All geniuses who changed the world in ways that still influence our lives today. And all men and women who experienced, in childhood, trauma so severe that it should have broken them completely.

    While presenting Great Lives on Radio 4, Matthew Parris noticed a trend in the lives of the exceptional people the programme covered: many of them had been marked by extreme trauma and deprivation. They seemed to have succeeded not only in spite of their backgrounds, but perhaps even because of them.

    As Matthew Parris brings each individual's story to life in this original and compelling study, it becomes clear that we must rethink the origins of success, as well as the legacy of trauma.

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    Price: $40.00
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  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
    ISBN: 9780224080514
    Title: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
    Author: BECHDEL ALISON

    Meet the author's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessiveOne of the most eagerly anticipated graphic memoirs of recent years, Fun Home is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Good Hand
    Good Hand
    ISBN: 9780008399443
    Title: Good Hand
    Author: SMITH MICHAEL PATRICK F

    Thrillingly and wrenchingly funny ... like Educated and Hillbilly Elegy'

    DAVID LIPSKY

    'After reading The Good Hand you may reassess whether you have ever truly done a hard day's work in your life ... This lyrical and engrossing memoir is an extraordinary tale ... Undeniably powerful'

    SUNDAY TIMES


    The must-read memoir of 2021.

    Michael Patrick Smith grew up in a ramshackle farmhouse where his father beat the walls and threw dinner plates. As a restless young man left unmoored by the crashing economy, Smith cut a path to North Dakota to rent a mattress on a flophouse floor. Sleeping boot to beard with the other rough-edged men looking to earn a cent drilling for oil, Smith wanted the work to burn him clean - of his violent upbringing, his demons, his disjointed, doomed relationships. He did not expect, among these quick-fisted, foul-mouthed hands, to find a community.

    The Good Hand is a memoir of danger and exhaustion, of suffering, loneliness and grit, of masculinity and of learning how to reconcile yourself to yourself.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Grieving: Texts from a Wounded Country
    Grieving: Texts from a Wounded Country
    ISBN: 9781936932931
    Title: Grieving: Texts from a Wounded Country
    Author: GARZA CRISTINA RIVERA


    By one of Mexico's greatest contemporary writers, this investigation into state violence and mourning weaves together personal essay and literary theory, giving voice to the political experience of collective pain.


    Grieving is a hybrid collection of short cr nicas, journalism, and personal essays on systemic violence in contemporary Mexico and along the US-Mexico border. Drawing together literary theory and historical analysis, she outlines how neoliberalism, corruption, and drug trafficking--culminating in the misnamed "war on drugs"--has shaped her country. Working from and against this political context, Cristina Rivera Garza posits that collective grief is an act of resistance against state violence, and that writing is a powerful mode of seeking social justice and embodying resilience.


    She states: "As we write, as we work with language--the humblest and most powerful force available to us--we activate the potential of words, phrases, sentences. Writing as we grieve, grieving as we write: a practice able to create refuge from the open. Writing with others. Grieving like someone who takes refuge from the open. Grieving, which is always a radically different mode of writing."



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    Price: $37.00
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  • Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    ISBN: 9780062802255
    Title: Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    Author: ALBRIGHT MADELEINE


    Six-time& New York Times& bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright--one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants--reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.



    In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. "I don't want to be remembered," she answered. "I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last."


    In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail--and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age.


    Hell and Other Destinations& reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.


    Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.



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    Price: $62.00
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