• Aftershocks
    Aftershocks
    ISBN: 9781529342871
    Title: Aftershocks
    Author: OWUSU NADIA

    I have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation. When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her baby sister and fled from Tanzania back to the US. When she was thirteen her beloved Ghanaian father died of cancer. She and her sister were left alone, with a stepmother they didn't like, adrift. Nadia Owusu is a woman of many languages, homelands and identities. She grew up in Rome, Dar-es-Salaam, Addis Ababa, Kumasi, Kampala and London. And for every new place there was a new language, a new identity and a new home. At times she has felt stateless, motherless and identity-less. At others, she has had multiple identities at war within her. It's no wonder she started to feel fault lines in her sense of self. It's no wonder that those fault lines eventually ruptured. Aftershocks is the account of how she hauled herself out of the wreckage. It is the intimate story behind the news of immigration and division dominating contemporary politics. Nadia Owusu's astonishingly moving and incredibly timely memoir is a nuanced portrait of globalisation from the inside in a fractured world in crisis.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • All the Young Men
    All the Young Men
    ISBN: 9781409189114
    Title: All the Young Men
    Author: BURKS RUTH COKER


    'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I ever learned from the living. It's in an elephant ride, it's in those wildflowers dancing on their way to the shared grave of two men in love, and it's in caring for that young man who just needed information without judgement.'

    In 1986, 26-year-old Ruth Coker Burks visits a friend in hospital when she notices that the door to one of the patient's rooms is painted red. The nurses are reluctant to enter, drawing straws to decide who will tend to the sick person inside. Out of impulse, Ruth herself enters the quarantined space and begins to care for the young man who cries for his mother in the last moments of his life.

    And in doing so, Ruth's own life changes forever.

    As word spreads in the community that she is the only person willing to help the young men afflicted by the growing AIDS crisis, Ruth goes from being an ordinary young mother to an accidental activist. Forging deep friendships with the men she helps, Ruth works to find them housing and jobs, and then funeral homes willing to take their bodies - often in the middle of the night. She prepares and delivers meals to 'her guys,' supplementing her own income with discarded food found in the dumpsters behind supermarkets. She defies local pastors and the medical community to store rare medications for her most urgent patients, and teaches sex education to drag queens after hours at secret bars. Emboldened by the weight of their collective pain, she fervently advocates for their safety and visibility, ultimately advising Governor Bill Clinton on the national HIV-AIDS crisis, and in doing so becomes a beacon of hope to an otherwise spurned group of ailing gay men on the fringes of society.

    Ruth kept her story a secret for years, fearful of repercussions within her deeply conservative community. But at a time when it's more important than ever to stand up for those who can't, Ruth has found the courage to have her voice - and the voices of those who were stigmatised, rejected and abandoned - heard.



    Format: Trade paperback
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  • All You Can Ever Know
    All You Can Ever Know
    ISBN: 9781911590309
    Title: All You Can Ever Know
    Author: CHUNG NICOLE

    A warm, candid memoir about interracial adoption, and the author's hunt for her story of origin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Along Came a Llama
    Along Came a Llama
    ISBN: 9780571363193
    Title: Along Came a Llama
    Author: RUCK RUTH JANETTE

    My Family and Other Animals meets The Secret Life of Cows: this rediscovered gem tells the charming tale of how a baby llama transformed a Welsh farming family forever. Things llamas like: Snaffling cherry brandy, Easter eggs, and the Radio Times. Fluttering movie star eyelashes at surprised visitors. Curling up in 'tea-cosy' position by the fire. Orbiting, helicoptering, and oompahing. Humming along to classical music. Locking victims in the lavatory. Things llamas dislike: Having toenails trimmed by a visiting circus. Being adopted mother to an orphaned lamb. Invitations to star on Blue Peter. Accidentally swimming. Snowdonia's rainfall. The dark. Ruth Ruck's family live on a Welsh mountain farm, no strangers to cow pats on the carpet and nesting hens in the larder. When dark days strike, they embark on a farming experiment to cheer them all up - but raising a baby llama proves more of an adventure than expected.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • As Beautiful As Any Other
    As Beautiful As Any Other
    ISBN: 9781760984885
    Title: As Beautiful As Any Other
    Author: WILSON KAYA

    When Kaya Wilson came out to his parents as transgender, a year after a near-death surfing accident and just weeks before his father's death, he was met with a startling family history of concealed queerness and shame. This is a trans story. As Beautiful As Any Other weaves this legacy together with intimate examinations of the forces that have shaped Wilson's life, and his body: vulnerability and power, grief and trauma, science and narrative. This is also my story. In this powerful and lyrical memoir, Wilson makes a case for the strength we find when we confront the complexities of our identity with compassion. As Beautiful As Any Other is a trailblazing debut of remarkable beauty, insight and candour. Praise for As Beautiful As Any Other 'Transformative, sentimental, witty, and wonderfully authoritative. An intimate and stirring account of experiences at once universal and unique, from a perspective that's crucial to our understanding of ourselves, our relationships and our culture.' Amy Middleton, editor of Archer. 'There is so much more to this book than meets the eye. Wilson is able to do that rare thing, fuse the personal with universal, the scientific with the emotional, without losing the impact of either. Instead, they are enhanced. An intimate portrait of family, transition and trauma, with fascinating digressions to marine science and climate change, crossing continents and themes with ease.' Fiona McGregor

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond
    At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond
    ISBN: 9781911547396
    Title: At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond
    Author: VARIOUS

    'There was something magical about the unplumbed depths,the moor hens,the dragonflies, the waterlilies, the willows, the floating rings and rafts...' Tucked away along a shady path towards the north-east edge of Hampstead Heath is a sign: Women Only. This is the Kenwood Ladies' Bathing Pond. Officially opened to the public in 1925, it is the only wild swimming spot in the UK that is reserved for women. Created centuries ago, the Heath's chain of ponds are one of the sources of the River Fleet that runs subterraneously through London. Swimming in the Ladies' Pond's green, silty, silky waters, it's hard to avoid the feeling that you are moving through history and outside of time. On a hot summer's day, thousands of swimmers from eight to eighty-odd can be found queuing to take a dip before sunbathing in the adjoining meadow. In the cooler months, when the water temperature plummets, the Pond is still visited daily by hardy regulars, many of whom have been swimming there for decades. Combining personal reminiscence with reflections on the history of the place over the years and through the seasons, for the first time this collection brings together writers' impressions of the Pond.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Becoming
    Becoming
    ISBN: 9780241334140
    Title: Becoming
    Author: OBAMA MICHELLE

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

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  • Becoming
    Becoming
    ISBN: 9780241982976
    Title: Becoming
    Author: OBAMA MICHELLE


    THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER

    BRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR


    THE SUNDAY TIMES
    , MEMOIR OF THE YEAR


    BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD


    Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her -- from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it -- in her own words and on her own terms.

    Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations -- and whose story inspires us to do the same.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Bent Coppers: The Story of the Man Who Arrested John Lennon, George Harrison & Brian Jones
    Bent Coppers: The Story of the Man Who Arrested John Lennon, George Harrison & Brian Jones
    ISBN: 9781913340438
    Title: Bent Coppers: The Story of the Man Who Arrested John Lennon, George Harrison & Brian Jones
    Author: PILCHER NORMAN


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    Price: $34.00
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  • Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    ISBN: 9781447210986
    Title: Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Author: BROWN DANIEL JAMES

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Broken: In the Best Possible Way
    Broken: In the Best Possible Way
    ISBN: 9781529066784
    Title: Broken: In the Best Possible Way
    Author: LAWSON JENNY

    rom #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson comes her most personal book yet. As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humour. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in 'An Open Letter to My Insurance Company', which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as 'How do dogs know they have penises?' We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny's long-suffering husband Victor, the Ricky to Jenny's Lucille Ball, is present throughout. A treat for Jenny Lawson's already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter. PRAISE FOR BROKEN 'A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year. Even better: it's a party that socially-anxious introverts can enjoy from the solitary comfort of their own couches, beds, cars, or closet floors buried under a pile of blankets and/or cats. I loved it. And if you like laughing and weirdness and honesty and - most of all - feeling seen, you will love it too.' Sarah Knight, bestselling author of Get Your Shit Together and The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*CK

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Call the Midwife: a True Story of the East End in the 1950s Tv Tie-in #1
    Call the Midwife: a True Story of the East End in the 1950s Tv Tie-in #1
    ISBN: 9780753827871
    Title: Call the Midwife: a True Story of the East End in the 1950s Tv Tie-in #1
    Author: WORTH JENNIFER

    Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • 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
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  • Coming Undone
    Coming Undone
    ISBN: 9781786896780
    Title: Coming Undone
    Author: WHITE TERRI

    'BREATHTAKING' Dolly Alderton, 'REMARKABLE' Marian Keyes, 'LIFE-CHANGING' Emma Jane Unsworth, 'COMPELLING' Amy Liptrot, 'EXTRAORDINARY' Sali HughesTo everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream, named one of Folio's Top Women in US Media and accruing further awards for the magazines she was editing. In reality, she was rapidly skidding towards a mental health crisis that would land her in a locked psychiatric ward as her past caught up with her. As well as growing up in a household in poverty, Terri endured sexual and physical abuse at the hands of a number of her mother's partners. Her success defied all expectations, but the greater the disparity between her outer achievements and inner demons, the more she struggled to hold everything together. Coming Undone is Terri's documentation of her unravelling, and her precarious navigation back from a life in pieces.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
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  • Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son
    Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son
    ISBN: 9780008375287
    Title: Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son
    Author: QADERI HOMEIRA

    An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother's unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. How far would you go to protect yourself? Your dignity? Your family?In the days before Homeira Qaderi gave birth to her son, Siawash, the road to the hospital in Kabul would often be barricaded because of the frequent suicide explosions. With the city and the military on edge, it was not uncommon for an armed soldier to point his gun at the pregnant woman's bulging stomach, terrified that she was hiding a bomb. Propelled by the love she held for her soon-to-be-born child, Homeira walked through blood and wreckage to reach the hospital doors. But the joy of her beautiful son's birth was soon overshadowed by other dangers that would threaten her life.No ordinary Afghan woman, Homeira refused to cower under the strictures of a misogynistic social order. Defying the law, at the age of thirteen, she risked her freedom to teach children reading and writing and fought for women's rights in her theocratic and patriarchal society.Devastating in its power, Dancing in the Mosque is a mother's searing letter to the son she was forced to leave behind. In telling her story – and that of Afghan women – Homeira challenges us to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sacrifice, and survival.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Dancing with the Octopus: The Telling of a True Crime
    Dancing with the Octopus: The Telling of a True Crime
    ISBN: 9781788165167
    Title: Dancing with the Octopus: The Telling of a True Crime
    Author: HARDING DEBORA

    A fierce, strikingly redemptive exploration of the impact of traumatic violence on victim, perpetrator and society.
    One Omaha winter day in 1978, when Debora Harding was just fourteen, she was abducted at knife-point, thrown into a van, assaulted, held for ransom, and left to die.

    But what if this wasn't the most traumatic, defining event in her childhood?

    Undertaking a radical project, Debora Harding dexterously shifts between the past and present to unravel her story. From the immediate aftermath to the possibility of restorative justice twenty years later, Dancing with the Octopus lays bare the social and political forces that act upon us after the experience of serious crime. A vivid, sly and intimate portrait of one family's disintegration, this is a darkly humorous and ground-breaking narrative of reckoning and recovery.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Doll
    Doll
    ISBN: 9781787300934
    Title: Doll
    Author: KADARE ISMAIL & HODGSON JOHN (TRANSLATOR)


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


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


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


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



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
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  • Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket & the SAS
    Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket & the SAS
    ISBN: 9781760877842
    Title: Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket & the SAS
    Author: MOFFITT ANTHONY 'HARRY'

    Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt recently retired from the Australian Defence Force after almost thirty years, most of which was spent with Australia's elite Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment as a Team Commander and Team Specialist. He has served in eleven active deployments, including being wounded in action in 2008. Harry completed his time with the SAS as its Human Performance Manager. He's a Registered Psychologist and runs a human performance consultancy, Stotan Group, working with sports teams, the military and industry. He remains a cricket tragic.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    ISBN: 9780241501214
    Title: English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    Author: REBANKS JAMES

    As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient landscape- a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song.

    English Pastoral is the story of an inheritance- one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the Lake District fells is also a song of hope- how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future.

    This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral- not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Erratics
    Erratics
    ISBN: 9781460758250
    Title: Erratics
    Author: LAVEAU-HARVIE VICKI

    When her elderly mother is hospitalized unexpectedly, Vicki travels to her parents' isolated ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to help her father. She has been estranged from her parents for many years (the reasons for which rapidly become clear) and is horrified by what she discovers on her arrival. Her mother has always been mentally unstable, but for years camouflaged her delusions and unpredictability. Over the decades she has managed to shut herself and her husband away from the outside world. Vicki's father, who has been systematically starved and kept virtually a prisoner in his own home, begins to realize what has happened to him and embarks upon plans of his own to combat his wife. Vicki quickly realizes how dangerous, and potentially life-threatening, her mother's behavior is. She fears for her father's life and her own safety if her mother returns home. The power play between her parents takes a dramatic turn and leaves Vicki embroiled in situations that are ludicrous, heart-breaking, and frightening.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    ISBN: 9780994047137
    Title: Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
    Author: THOM KAI CHENG

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Freedom Circus
    Freedom Circus
    ISBN: 9781760890308
    Title: Freedom Circus
    Author: SMETHURST SUE

    When Sue Smethurst first sat down with her grandmother-in-law and asked how she survived the Holocaust, she was shooed away. By that time Mindla was in a Melbourne Jewish nursing home with other survivors, her body ageing but mind still razor sharp.'Vhy do you vant to know?' she'd ask. 'My story is nothing special.'As death began approaching Sue became a little more pushy. She knew Mindla's life had to be recorded and they were running out of time. Each week she'd bring cake from her favourite shop in St Kilda, a bottle of the brightest nail polish she could find, a handful of old pictures and her tape recorder. They'd chat and paint Mindla's nails, and with each 'chat' her story unfolded. It was beyond anything Sue could have imagined.The tale of how Mindla and her husband Michael Horowitz, a circus performer for the famous Staniewski Brothers, escaped from Poland with their young son and embarked on a terrifying journey through the USSR and Middle East to Africa and ultimately to safety in Australia, is nothing short of extraordinary.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Girls
    Girls
    ISBN: 9781760782238
    Title: Girls
    Author: HIGGINS CHLOE

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums & Selective Memoirs
    Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums & Selective Memoirs
    ISBN: 9780241342893
    Title: Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums & Selective Memoirs
    Author: COLERIDGE NICHOLAS


    Diana touched your elbow, your arm, covered your hand with hers. It was alluring. And she was disarmingly confiding. "Can I ask you something? Nicholas, please be frank . . ." Over his 30-year career at Cond Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it all. From the anxieties of the Princess of Wales to the blazing fury of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his story is also the story of the people who populate the glamorous world of glossy magazines. With relish and astonishing candor, he offers the inside scoop on Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, David Bowie and Philip Green, Kate Moss and Beyonce; on Margaret Thatcher's clothes legacy, and a surreal weekend away with Bob Geldof and William Hague. Cara Delevingne, media tycoons, Prime Ministers, Princes, Mayors and Maharajas all cross his path. His career in magazines straddles the glossies throughout their glorious zenith--from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to the digital iterations of the 21st century. Having cut his teeth on Tatler, and as Editor-in-Chief of Harpers & Queen, he became the Mr Big of glossy publishing for three decades. Packed with surprising and often hilarious anecdotes, The Glossy Years also provides perceptive insight into the changing and treacherous worlds of fashion, journalism, museums and a whole sweep of British society.



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  • Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    ISBN: 9781250261878
    Title: Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs
    Author: BOYLAN JENNIFER FINNEY


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


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


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


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


    But I remember the dogs.


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


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



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  • Gospel of the Eels
    Gospel of the Eels
    ISBN: 9781529030693
    Title: Gospel of the Eels
    Author: SVENSSON PATRIK

    'I can't recall us ever talking about anything other than eels and how to best catch them, down there by the stream. Actually, I can't remember us speaking at all. Maybe because we never did.'The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is one of the strangest creatures nature ever created. Remarkably little is known about the eel, even today. What we do know is that it's born as a tiny willow-leaf shaped larva in the Sargasso Sea, travels on the ocean currents toward the coasts of Europe - a journey of about four thousand miles that takes at least two years. Upon arrival, it transforms itself into a glass eel and then into a yellow eel before it wanders up into fresh water. It lives a solitary life, hiding from light and science both, for ten, twenty, fifty years, before migrating back to the sea in the autumn, morphing into a silver eel and swimming all the way back to the Sargasso Sea, where it breeds and dies.And yet . . . There is still so much we don't know about eels. No human has ever seen eels reproduce; no one can give a complete account of the eel's metamorphoses or say why they are born and die in the Sargasso Sea; no human has even seen a mature eel in the Sargasso Sea. Ever. And now the eel is disappearing, and we don't know exactly why.What we do know is that eels and their mysterious lives captivate us.This is the basis for Patrik Svensson's quite unique natural science memoir; his ongoing fascination with this secretive fish, but also the equally perplexing and often murky relationship he shared with his father, whose only passion in life was fishing for this obscure creature.Through the exploration of eels in literature (Günter Grass and Graham Swift feature, amongst others) in the history of science (we learn about Aristotle's and Sigmund Freud's complicated relationships with eels) as well as modern marine biology (Rachel Carson and others) we get to know this peculiar animal, and in this exploration, also learn about the human condition, life and death, through natural science and nature writing at its very best.As Patrik Svensson concludes: 'by writing about eels, I have in some ways found my way home again.'

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  • Group: How One Therapist & a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
    Group: How One Therapist & a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
    ISBN: 9781471198960
    Title: Group: How One Therapist & a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
    Author: TATE CHRISTIE

    'This unrestrained memoir is a transporting experience and one of the most startlingly hopeful books I have ever read. It will make you want to get& better, whatever better means for you.'
    Lisa Taddeo,& New York Times& bestselling author of& Three Women&
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    For fans of Three Women and Everything I Know About Love comes arefreshingly original memoir about self-discovery, loneliness and love. A guarded young lawyer reluctantly joins a psychotherapy group where she has to share her innermost thoughts with six complete strangers. In turn she finds human connection, and herself.
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    "What's going to happen to me when I start group?"
    "All of your secrets are going to come out."
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    Christie Tate has just been named the top student in her law school class and seems to finally have got her eating disorder under control. So why is she driving through Chicago fantasising about her own death?
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    Desperate, she joins Dr Rosen's psychotherapy group, and through his unconventional methods, he challenges everything she thought she knew, about herself and others. In group, secrets are not allowed. This means telling a group of strangers everything - about her struggle with bulimia, her failed sex life, her overwhelming sense of loneliness and acute longing for a relationship. And as she keeps sharing her thoughts and feelings and listens to the others doing the same, her life slowly begins to change.
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    This is a deliciously compelling read, and an intimate journey through the daring, exhilarating, painful, and hilarious journey that is group therapy - a process that breaks you down, and then reassembles you so that all the pieces finally fit.
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    Praise for Group
    'This book will remind you how to come back to yourself even when you want to give up, make you laugh, make you cry, help you breathe.& This book will save lives' Lidia Yuknavitch
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    'Real& transformation is not for the faint of heart, and in these pages Christie& Tate captures her evolution in all its misery and hilarity, along with the beauty of bearing witness to one another as we grow.'& Sarah Hepola&
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    'Christie Tate takes us on a journey& that's heartbreaking and hilarious, surprising and redemptive - and, ultimately, a testament to the power of connection.' Lori Gottlie

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  • Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
    Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
    ISBN: 9781538728734
    Title: Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
    Author: GIRMA HABEN

    "This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit." -- O, The Oprah Magazine
    "A profoundly important memoir." -- The Times
    ** As featured in The Wall Street Journal, People, and on The TODAY Show ** A New York Times "New & Noteworthy" Pick ** An O Magazine "Book of the Month" Pick ** A Publishers Weekly Bestseller **
    The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.
    Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious.

    Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities.

    Haben takes readers through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection. p.p1 {{margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}} p.p2 {{margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; min-height: 15.0px}}

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    Price: $28.00

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  • Handiwork
    Handiwork
    ISBN: 9781916434257
    Title: Handiwork
    Author: BAUME SARA

    ‘A glass jar of brushes is permanently accompanied by another of cloudy water, and a ball of clotted kitchen roll. The ferrules of the brushes are narrow and wide, rounded and straight; the bristles are natural and synthetic, soft and rough, filbert and fanned. I only ever use the same three, the plainest three, but I keep them all because I am constantly susceptible to future projects – to the possibility that some day I might be confronted with a surface that requires a more exotic class of stroke’.

    handiwork is a contemplative short narrative from acclaimed writer and visual artist Sara Baume. It charts her daily process of making and writing, exploring what it is to create and to live as an artist. handiwork offers observations at once gentle and devastating, on the nature of art, grief and a life lived well. Baume’s first work of non-fiction offers readers a glimpse into the process of one Ireland’s best writers, written with the keen eye for nature and beauty as well as the extraordinary versatility Sara Baume’s fans have come to expect.

    Elegantly encompassing images, handiwork is Sara Baume’s third book, following on from her acclaimed novels Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither and A Line Made By Walking which were also published by Tramp Press.

    ‘This little book is a love-child of my art and writing practices, or a by-product of novels past and coming. It’s about the connection between handicraft and bird migration, as well as simply the account of a year spent making hundreds of small, painted objects in an isolated house’. – Sara Baume


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    Price: $32.00
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  • Happiness Project: Tenth Anniversary Edition
    Happiness Project: Tenth Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9780062888747
    Title: Happiness Project: Tenth Anniversary Edition
    Author: RUBIN GRETCHEN

    Gretchen Rubin's year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Drawing on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, Rubin delivers an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation. This special 10th Anniversary edition features a Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Happiness Project Stories, a guide to creating your own happiness project, a list of dozens of free resources, and more.


    "An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into Rubin's] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor."--Christian Science Monitor

    Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.


    In this lively and compelling account--now updated with new material by the author--Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.


    This updated edition includes:


    - An extensive new interview with the author


    - Stories of other people's life-changing happiness projects


    - A resource guide to the dozens of free resources created for readers


    - The Happiness Project Manifesto


    - An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin's bestselling book The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)




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    Price: $30.00
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  • Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World
    Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World
    ISBN: 9781473696488
    Title: Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World
    Author: SIGURDARDOTTIR STEINUNN

    "I'm not on my own because I've been sitting crying into a handkerchief or apron over a lack of interested men. I've been made every offer imaginable over the years. Men offer themselves, their sons . . . drunk fathers sometimes call me up and say things like: 'Do you need a farmhand?' 'I can lift the hay bales' 'I can repair your tractors'. . ."

    Heida is a solitary farmer with a flock of 500 sheep in a remorseless area bordering Iceland's highlands. It's known as the End of the World. One of her nearest neighbors is Iceland's most notorious volcano, Katla, which has periodically driven away the inhabitants of Lj tarstaoir ever since people first started farming there in the twelfth century.
    This portrait of Heida written with wit and humor by one of Iceland's most acclaimed novelists, Steinunn Siguroard ttir, tells a heroic tale of a charismatic young woman, who walked away from a career as a model to take over the family farm at the age of 23.

    Divided into four seasons, Heida tells the story of a remarkable year, when Heida reluctantly went into politics to fight plans to raise a hydro-electric power station on her land. This book paints a unforgettable portrait of a remote life close to nature.


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

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

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    Price: $20.00
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  • Hillbilly Elegy FILM TIE IN
    Hillbilly Elegy FILM TIE IN
    ISBN: 9780008410964
    Title: Hillbilly Elegy FILM TIE IN
    Author: VANCE J D


    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER


    Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close


    'The political book of the year' Sunday Times


    'A frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir ... A superb book' New York Post


    'I bought this to try to better understand Trump's appeal ... but the memoir is so much more than that. A gripping, unputdownable page-turner' India Knight, Evening Standard


    J. D. Vance grew up in the hills of Kentucky. His family and friends were the people most of the world calls rednecks, hillbillies or white trash.


    In this deeply moving memoir, Vance tells the story of his family's demons and of America ' s problem with generational neglect. How his mother struggled against, but never fully escaped, the legacies of abuse, alcoholism, poverty and trauma. How his grandparents, 'dirt poor and in love', gave everything for their children to chase the American dream. How Vance beat the odds to graduate from Yale Law School. And how America came to abandon and then condescend to its white working classes, until they reached breaking point.


    Artwork used with permission from Netflix, Inc.



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  • History of Silence
    History of Silence
    ISBN: 9780143569473
    Title: History of Silence
    Author: JONES LLOYD

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Hitch 22: A Memoir
    Hitch 22: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9781742376042
    Title: Hitch 22: A Memoir
    Author: HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER

    Over the last thirty years Christopher Hitchens has established himself as one of the world's most influential public intellectuals. His originality, bravery, range and wit made him first a leading iconoclast of the political left, and then later a formidable advocate of secular liberalism. As a socialist he opposed the war in Vietnam, after September 11 he emerged as one of the fiercest advocates of war in Iraq. In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, the boys and the booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life. HITCH-22 is, by turns, moving and funny, charming and irascible and inspiring. Agree or disagree, love him or hate him, readers of HITCH-22 have all agreed on one thing: they can't ignore him. This provocative memoir is an indispensable companion to the life and thought of an outstanding political writer.

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  • Hollywood Park
    Hollywood Park
    ISBN: 9781529356199
    Title: Hollywood Park
    Author: JOLLETT MIKEL


    **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

    'A Gen-X This Boy's Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is a triumph.' -O, The Oprah Magazine

    'This moving and profound memoir is for anyone who loves a good redemption story.'- Good Morning America, 20 Books We're Excited for in 2020

    HOLLYWOOD PARK is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country's most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer.

    Mikel Jollett was born in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country's most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader's mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, were separated from their parents when they were six months old, and handed over to the cult's 'School'. After spending years in what was essentially an orphanage, Mikel escaped the cult one morning with his mother and older brother. But in many ways, life outside Synanon was even harder and more erratic.

    In his raw, poetic and powerful voice, Jollett portrays a childhood filled with abject poverty, trauma, emotional abuse, delinquency and the lure of drugs and alcohol. Raised by a clinically depressed mother, tormented by his angry older brother, subjected to the unpredictability of troubled step-fathers and longing for contact with his father, a former heroin addict and ex-con, Jollett slowly, often painfully, builds a life that leads him to Stanford University and, eventually, to finding his voice as a writer and musician, forming the band The Airborne Toxic Event.



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  • Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
    Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
    ISBN: 9781471167744
    Title: Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
    Author: JUKES HELEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet
    How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet
    ISBN: 9781409183808
    Title: How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet
    Author: FITZPATRICK NOEL


    It has been 30 years since Noel Fitzpatrick graduated as a veterinary surgeon, and that 22-year-old from Ballyfin, Ireland, is now one of the leading veterinary surgeons in the world. The journey to that point has seen Noel treat thousands of animals - many of whom were thought to be beyond help - animals that have changed his life, and the lives of those around them, for the better.

    If the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Listening to the Animals was about Noel's path to becoming The Supervet, then How Animals Saved My Life is about what it's like to actually be The Supervet. Noel shares the moving and often funny stories of the animals he's treated and the unique 'animal people' he has met along the way. He reflects on the valuable lessons of Integrity, Care, Love and Hope that they have taught him - lessons that have sustained him through the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of a profession where lives are quite literally at stake.

    As Noel explores what makes us connect with animals so deeply we meet Peanut, the world's first cat with two front bionic limbs, Murphy, the adorable golden retriever puppy who suffered a terrible accident, and Brody the Terminator dog with a metal endoskeleton - and of course his beloved companions Ricochet the Maine Coon and Keira the scruffy Border Terrier who is always by his side. Honest and deeply personal, this is about how animals have saved Noel's life - and can yours too.



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  • Hungover Games
    Hungover Games
    ISBN: 9781787330511
    Title: Hungover Games
    Author: HEAWOOD SOPHIE


    'Beautiful, wild, painfully honest, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking' Dolly Alderton


    I had no idea how to commit to another human being. I could barely commit to reading a magazine, and I wrote for magazines for a living. My specialist subject was celebrities, and my own relationships made their marriages look eternal. I'd never paid a household bill that didn't mention bailiffs, and my idea of exercise was to go and stand outside a famous person's house and stare until I'd convinced myself that I lived in it.


    But my life in LA was happy; free of care and consequence. That was, until I came down to earth - with a bump.


    So this is the story of how I staggered from partying in Hollywood to bringing up a baby in Piss Alley, Dalston; how I never did find a copy of What To Expect When You Weren't Even Fucking Expecting To Be Expecting, and why paternity testing is not a good topic for a first-date conversation.


    People always said I'd find love where I least expected it. I always said they were idiots.


    **AN OBSERVER, EVENING STANDARD, RED AND COSMOPOLITAN BEST BOOK OF 2020**



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    Price: $40.00
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