Series: Yes I CanThe Story of Sammy Davis Jr.PaperbackSammy Davis Jr9781947856288$29.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 26, 2019
YES I CAN is the self-portrait of one of the extraordinary men of our time, who became a figure of controversy because he dared to live his life not as a Negro but as a man. "I've got to be a star like another man has to breathe," write Sammy Davis. "I've got to get so big, so powerful, so famous that the day will come when they'll look at me and see a man, and then somewhere along the way they'll notice he's a Negro." YES I CAN is: ..".one of the most candid, engrossing and important American autobiographies of our time," wrote the N.Y. Herald... + Read More
Series: ThirstyWilliam Mulholland, California Water, and the Real ChinatownPaperbackMarc Weingarten9781947856349$25.50HISTORY Apr 26, 2019
Thirsty is the history of Los Angeles and its fraught relationship with water. As a city on the make since the early twentieth century, Los Angeles’ resources fought hard to keep up with its unchecked growth. The city’s water chief William Mulholland built an aqueduct to grab water over 200 miles away in Owens Valley, but it wasn’t enough.Thirsty is the gripping tale of Los Angeles’ epic battles for water, the larger-than-life characters that shaped a city’s destiny, and the man-made tragedy that killed 400 and forever changed the way water wou... + Read More
“Inventive, fresh, brilliant. Tynes showcases a unique voice, seamless prose, and profound human insights. An author to watch.”—K.J. Howe, bestselling author ofThe Freedom Broker andSkyjack“An intriguing novel that had me instantly engaged.”—Christina McDonald, author ofThe Night Olivia FellWhen Jordanian student Siwar Salaiha is murdered on her birthday in College Park, Maryland, her consciousness survives, finding refuge in the body of a Seattle baby boy. Stuck in this speech delayed three-year old body, Siwar tries but fails to communicate w... + Read More
What type of music do the Transformers like? Heavy Metal! What do the other Decepticons call Thunderhoof when he transforms into a tractor? A Transfarmer! Even Autobots and Decepticons need a break from battling each other all the time! You’ll “Rev up and Roll Out!” for sure with Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Optimus Prime, and all your favorite Transformer heroes, as they share the funniest Bot-themed jokes, riddles, and puns this side of Cybertron! More than 100 jokes and riddles to make you laugh ‘till you cry . . . and then cry ‘till you rust!
The 32-page paperback book includes an exciting, 3-spread story (fiction) starring the PAW Patrol characters and their daring rescue. It also includes a non-fiction component, with each character personally Í?introducingÍ? readers to the real facts about his/her job: their daily routines and how they operate in a real emergency rescue to save people and animals from danger, and about their vehicle: its rescue parts and how they work. The sturdy outer book is three-dimensional and foldsout to create an interactive Adventure Bay play-set with th... + Read More
Series: Somos8Gilda, la oveja giganteHardcoverEmilio Urberuaga9788417123239$26.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Oct 05, 2018
When Gilda discovers that the shepherds want to sell her for meat, she decides to escape. In the city she will be confronted with the cars, noise, skyscrapers, and unfriendly people. Will Gilda finally find safety, a new home and someone who appreciates her ‘’big’’ potential?
Series: Skin HousePaperbackMichael Blouin9781772141184$20.00FICTION Aug 02, 2019
Oh my goodness. Did you ever get to thinking that "down on your luck" isn't just an expression? And that what we need here is a bigger statement? Something that adequately describes the scope of the situation? Like when your ex-wife spends all of her time angrier than a five-dollar pistol at everything on the planet, but mostly at you (well, really only at you, and she brings back your record collection, but she sets fire to it on your porch and the flames spread to your house and that just proves what you've said all along: that she is crazier... + Read More
Series: Against Death35 Essays on LivingPaperbackElee Kraljii Gardiner9781772141276$22.00SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 07, 2019
Against Death is an anthology of creative non-fiction exploring the psychological shifts that occur when we prematurely or unexpectedly confront death. Against Death is a natural outgrowth of the editor's experience of surviving a vertebral artery dissection and stroke and the subsequent writing of a long poem memoir about the event. To be "against" something can mean two different things at the same time. "Against" can mean pressed up close to something, yet it can also signify refusal. These texts deal with the affects of this prox... + Read More
Spanning more than 25 years, I Could Have Pretended to Be Better Than You gathers work from three distinct eras of Jay Millar's development as a poet: the wonder years of the 1990s culled from a variety of self-published micropress publications, most of which are hiding in special collections; poems from his trade books issued between 2000 and 2015; and, new poems that have emerged during his present condition as one of Canada's most progressive co-publishers. The broad view that this collection offers enables an appreciation of Millar's work ... + Read More
In Motel of the Opposable Thumbs, Stuart Ross continues to ignore trends in Canadian poetry, and further follow the journey he began over four decades ago with his discoveries of the works of Stephen Crane, E. E. Cummings, Nelson Ball, Ron Padgett, Victor Coleman, Tom Clark, Nicanor Parra, Joe Rosenblatt, and David McFadden. Over the years, his influences have snowballed: Lisa Jarnot, Alice Burdick, Richard Huttel, Opal Louis Nations, Joanne Kyger, Bill Knott, Max Jacob, Larry Fagin, Heather Christle, Charles North, Emily Petit, Paul Guest, Jam... + Read More
On the Count of None is the first full-length poetry collection by Kingston poet Allison Chisholm. The surprising poems in this audacious debut explore the relationship between the serious and the absurd, the formal and the illogical, whimsy and threat, and meaning and tone. Chisholm?s poems, whose content is often inspired by guidebooks, podcasts, birth notices, and other unlikely sources, are pretty sneaky: they seem to always be trying to get away with something. Sometimes they try to get away with sneaking in invented words and idioms and f... + Read More
Series: Splash Day!PaperbackNick Sharratt9781781128275$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Jan 08, 2019
Splish, splosh, splash! It's Splash Day and everyone is ready for a water fight! They've got their trunks and wetsuits, some wellies and rubber rings, and Mrs Rose even has a great big hose! Join in with all the splashing fun in Nick Sharratt's beautiful debut Little Gem. Bursting with lots of rhyme, rhythm and energy for little ones to enjoy, it's the perfect book for a young reader's first steps on the path to reading independence.
Grandma Gertie is rather strange. With her big square glasses and a parrot on her hat, Anna and Kasper don't know what to make of her. But Grandma's got a secret...Grandpa Bert is a ghost and he's travelled all the way from Barbados squished inside her handbag! Even worse, they're being followed and Grandpa Bert could be in very grave danger. Can Anna and Kasper help their grandparents before it's too late? A hilarious family adventure filled with ghosts and thrills.
When Captain Beardy-Beard rescues Nellie from the North Pole she's ready to be safe and sound back at home. But mistakes and trouble are never far from Nellie, and when their submarine runs out of fuel in the docks of New York, Captain Beardy-Beard and his crew are a prime target for a hijacking! Looks like Nellie Choc-Ice is in trouble again and this time it's BIG trouble! Hilarious penguin adventure full of laughs and facts.
Series: Run WildPaperbackGill Lewis9781781128282$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Jan 08, 2019
Izzy and Asha need a space to call their own away from difficult families, the Skull brothers, and the trouble they bring. But the derelict building site where they stake their claim already belongs to something else: a wilderness they never expected and an injured wolf that desperately needs their help. Can they reconnect to the wild and save the wolf? Or is their pack too weak to fight much stronger powers?A stunninng tale of our lost connection to nature and the wild that hides in us all.
Series: Anty HeroPaperbackBarry Hutchison9781781128367$11.95JUVENILE FICTION Feb 12, 2019
Ant might seem to have an odd attraction to insects, and it's weird that he doesn't know anything about footie, but these aren't the strangest things about him by a long way. What really sets him apart is what's hiding behind the ginormous sunglasses that he refuses to ever take off. When his science teacher catches a glimpse behind the oversized green lenses, Ant is in grave danger. Can his friends Zac and Tulisa, along with an army of tiny helpers, save the day?
Leroy Jones is a very ordinary boy blessed with a truly ridiculous name - one that he is determined to keep hidden from everyone. But when he is paired with the bossy Amy Strundle for a project, she's set to be a thorn in his side and wants everyone to know his secret. Can Leroy find a way to get his revenge and is it really a dish best served cold? Hilarious school-based drama from a top-notch pairing.
Series: Race to the Frozen NorthThe Matthew Henson StoryPaperbackCatherine Johnson9781781128404$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Feb 12, 2019
When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventure on the high seas and in the Arctic, but back home in America his achievements were ignored due to the colour of his skin. Race to the Frozen North tells his remarkable true story.
Series: A Dangerous GamePaperbackMalorie Blackman9781781128237$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Apr 09, 2019
Although Sam has a long-term illness, all he wants is the chance to lead a normal life. So he is thrilled when he finally gets his mum and dad to let him go on the school trip to the Scottish Highlands. Sam's desperate for an adventure and wants to prove to everyone that he's just as strong as his friends. But when some of the boys from his class take a reckless risk in order to win a challenge, the trip turns out to be more dangerous than Sam could have imagined.
Series: Still WaterPaperbackChris Priestley9781781128336$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Jan 08, 2019
Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary...but all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mrs Taylor is hiding a dark secret. When Rosie comes across a strange girl swimming in a local pond, she hopes they will become friends. But instead her appearance leads to a horrifying revelation that will have terrifying consequences...
Life is hard for Hannah at the moment. At home, everyone's always arguing, and when she tries to talk to her friends, it feels like they're not really there for her. But everything changes when she comes across an abandoned diary in the park. It belongs to a girl called Sami Star, and fun-loving Sami sounds just the sort of friend Hannah needs. Little does Hannah know that Sami needs her too...
Christmas is a nightmare for Jake. He hates the bright lights, all the noise, and the disruption to his routine. But everything changes when he finds a lost dog. He names her Susan and adopts her as his own. Jake and Susan form a special bond that helps him to cope with the things that usually stress him out. With Susan around, maybe there's a chance that this Christmas will be one the whole family can enjoy.
Series: Virtual KombatVirusPaperbackChris Bradford9781781127070$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Mar 19, 2019
Scott nearly died playing Virtual Kombat, the virtual-reality fighting game that risks the lives of street kids for profit. Hunted by Wasp drones, Scott's on the run when he comes across a gang of techno-hackers who share his wish to destroy VK. They've developed a virus that could do the job, but in order to implant it Scott has to re-enter the arena and risk being trapped inside the game for ever...
Series: White FeatherPaperbackCatherine MacPhail9781781127346$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Apr 09, 2019
The First World War is over but for Tony there is little to celebrate. His brother never returned from no man's land. To make it worse, Charlie died not as a hero but was executed as a coward. Grief-stricken Tony refuses to believe that his brother was a traitor, and he is pushed to the edge in his dark quest to uncover the horrifying truth.
Dilly's life was great until he found the wart growing on his knee. When lying doesn't work out and George the wart is revealed to the world, poor Dilly becomes one easy target. Can a little bit of magic help Dilly get his life back on track? Beautifully crafted story from a multi-award-winning and bestselling author.
Series: Fox FriendPaperbackMichael Morpurgo9781781127742$11.95JUVENILE FICTION Apr 09, 2019
Clare has lived her whole life on a farm, but she's never seen a fox until she finds a tiny, injured cub who's lost his mum. Clare cares for him herself but has to keep him hidden from her father, who thinks foxes are vermin. Can she keep the cub safe? A poignant and moving story from a multi-award-winning author.
Series: Armistice RunnerPaperbackTom Palmer9781781128251$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Mar 05, 2019
Lily has lots of worries. She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, even worse, every day her gran's Alzheimer's gets a little bit worse. But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather's diaries from the First World War. Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her gran and even give her the inspiration she needs to push through and win?
Aman's dad is gone, leaving her feeling lost and alone. She struggles to talk about it, but it's a fact and he isn't coming back. When a lovely man called Gurnam moves in to her street and saves Aman from some local bullies, he and Aman quickly become friends, perhaps even like family. But Gurnam has his own sadness, one that's far bigger than Aman can understand, and it's tearing his life apart.
Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggy. Dad's lost his job, Mum's always working to make ends meet and big brother Kingsley just wants out. Then Briggy's best mate Terror cooks up a plan to impress the coolest chick in the year, Caldonia Lake. Briggy doesn't want to lose face by chickening out and, who knows, maybe they'll make a quick buck. So what is Terror's master plan? Robbing the post office. What could possibly go wrong?
Series: True SistersPaperbackKeren David9781781128299$13.95JUVENILE FICTION Jan 08, 2019
Ruby has had a lot of foster siblings over the years, but none of them have been anything like Clara. After growing up in almost complete isolation, Clara is distraught at being separated from her mother and overwhelmed by life in a world she doesn't understand. But the more Ruby tries to help Clara fit in, the more Ruby realises she has to face up to some struggles of her own...
Series: Days by MoonlightPaperbackAndre Alexis 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction; 2015 Giller Prize9781552453797$19.95FICTION Feb 19, 2019
Almost a year to the date of his parents' death, botanist Alfred Homer, ever hopeful and constantly surprised, is invited on a road trip by his parents' friend Professor Morgan Bruno. Professor Bruno wants company as he tries to unearth the story of the mysterious and perhaps dead poet John Skennen. But Days by Moonlight is also a journey through an underworld that looks like southern Ontario, a journey taken during the "hour of the wolf," that time of day when the sun is setting and the traveller can't tell the difference between dog and wol... + Read More
Series: 3dtotal Illustrator SeriesThe Art of HeikalaWorks and thoughtsHardcoverHeikala9781909414815$52.50ART May 24, 2019
The Art of Heikala: Works and Thoughts is the first major publication by popular Finnish illustrator Heikala. Heikala’s artwork combines traditional watercolor painting and inks with a fresh, enchanting approach - fans love her charming characters and scenes that are largely influenced by Finnish and Japanese cultures. This combined with her in-depth sharing of her processes and knowledge, has given Heikala a social media following of over 400,000 on Instagram alone; she also has growing audiences on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. This visu... + Read More
Series: Emergent StrategyPleasure ActivismThe Politics of Feeling GoodPaperbackadrienne maree brown9781849353267$29.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Mar 29, 2019
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven w... + Read More
Series: The Sons of NightAntoine Gimenez's Memories of the War in SpainPaperbackAntoine Gimenez9781849353083$41.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 22, 2019
The Sons of Night is two, or more, books in one. The first is Antoine Gimenez's memoir of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, an engaging tale of heroism and intrigue. The remaining three-quarters of the manuscript is a record of the fascination his memoir held for a group of historians—the "Gimenologists"—and the multiple paths of research and inquiry it led them down. Book Two begins with eighty-two "endnotes" to the memoir, each the equivalent of a chapter that follows a particular historical thread or explores a question raised by Gim... + Read More
Series: TentaclePaperbackRita Indiana9781911508342$20.95FICTION Jan 25, 2019
Plucked from her life on the streets of post-apocalyptic Santo Domingo, young maid Acilde Figueroa finds herself at the heart of a voodoo prophecy: only she can travel back in time and save the ocean – and humanity – from disaster. But first she must become the man she always was – with the help of a sacred anemone.Tentacle is an electric novel with a big appetite and a brave vision, plunging headfirst into questions of climate change, technology, Yoruba ritual, queer politics, poverty, sex, colonialism and contemporary art. Bursting with punk ... + Read More
Edward W. Said discusses the importance and centrality of popular resistance in the framework of culture, history, and struggle. He reveals his thoughts on the war on terrorism and the invasion of Afghanistan. On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he lays out a compelling vision for a secular, democratic future in the Middle East. He proposes a radical solution that cuts through the current impasse with a promise of reconciliation and peace for both peoples. Prof. Said addresses theorigins of Palestinian resistance and the collapse of the so-cal... + Read More
Series: Exploring HyperrealismDrawing and Painting TechniquesHardcoverMarti Cormand9788416851843$37.50ART May 10, 2019
This original work introduces readers to the drawing and painting techniques in the hyperrealist movement, a style applied to painting whose techniques aspire to photographic exactitude in drawing. From the first action before viewing the piece—the search for information and reference images—to different drawing and sculpture techniques, the book offers a step-by-step explanation of the creative process and shows readers how to illustrate in black and white and with colored pencils,how to work with watercolors and oil, how to create atrompe l'o... + Read More
This richly illustrated new book by Victor Escandell is devoted exclusively to the infinite creative possibilities of drawing and painting in black and white. Traditional and current materials, techniques and applications (Indian ink, pencil, pen, bamboo, water-soluble graphite, different types of felt-tip pens for various supports, grattage) are described clearly so that readers can experiment with what they have learned and develop their creativity with a range of materials. Each chapter deals with a specific technique and contains useful inf... + Read More
Series: Collage by Women50 Essential Contemporary ArtistsHardcoverRebeka Elizegi9788416851775$67.50ART Jun 07, 2019
Collage by Women presents 50 international women artists working in the field of collage today through a rigorous selection of their works. Curated by the Spanish collage artist Rebeka Elizegi, the book gives space to voices from all backgrounds, origins, and artistic expressions, and shows the wide variety of perspectives that are shaping the panorama of collage today, bringing to light a parallel effervescence of female artistic initiatives around the world. From emerging names to more well-known and established ones, the artists featured her... + Read More
This book is an essential and practical tool for designing and creating fashion accessories for men and women. Intended for fashion students and professionals, the book includes different pattern techniques for each accessory and explains production processes so that readers can incorporate them into their professional practice, in addition to identifying and providing the information needed to recreate a wide range of accessory models. It includes descriptions of materials, examples of patterns and designs and different possible finishes throu... + Read More
Caught between travel guides and artists’ books, the travel diary has swung between a journalistic documentary style and visual expression. It is a literary and artistic genre that is composite and plural, heterogeneous and subjective. This book illustrates the great scientific and journalistic adventures in history, from the Egyptian campaign to the war in Iraq, while describing the artistic techniques and contemporary trends in travel sketchbooks. It also explores more intimate territories, capturing the essence of our world to preserving the... + Read More
Series: The Inglorious ArtsAn Alec Brno NovelPaperbackAlan Hruska9781945551406$23.95FICTION Mar 01, 2019
New York lawyer Alec Brno, first introduced inPardon the Ravens, is tested again by overlapping personal and professional crises. First, he’s asked to rescue his firm’s oldest client, which is being sued vindictively by a giant public utility, plus the firm’s largest client, which is embroiled in a politically motivated suit before a lunatic federal judge. To avoid crippling results, and the loss of more than 200,000 jobs, Alec must somehow get rid of both cases almost immediately and stop thousands of others from suing.This seemingly impossibl... + Read More
Series: The Urban ForagerCulinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.'s EastsideHardcoverElisa Callow9781945551420$44.95COOKING Mar 15, 2019
The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers representing the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources. A hands-on, stunningly photographed collection of inspiring recipes, profiles, and references for novice and adventurous home cooks and the culinarily curious, it includes conversations with Sumi Chang (Europane) and Minh Phan (Porridge and Puffs), as well as such acclaimed... + Read More
Series: TeenagerPaperbackBud Smith9780999218655$23.95FICTION Nov 15, 2019
Teenager is a love story for people who don't feel love. Kody loves Tella Carticelli. He has been released from a home for wayward youth, after his threat to blow up the high school with a fertilizer bomb. He is on his way to see Tella Carticelli’s parents because they are about to put her on an airplane to Italy, and he might never see her again. Kody has a gun in his pocket and he is climbing down from his lookout on the water tower to go and pay the Carticellis a visit before it'stoo late. Violence erupts in the cozy house. Afterwards, Kody ... + Read More
Series: An Illuminati NovelCham-Pain 2PaperbackSLMN9780999639047$22.50FICTION Apr 03, 2020
Cham-Pain is awakening the special ops gangster is coming out of the shell that her conniving husband David had her in. Now back with Martinez she will find out who she truly is and why Supreme tried to kill her. Meanwhile Sole is still in love with Martinez and will do whatever it takes to get him even becoming her best friend's enemy.
Series: Captain Save a HoeCaptain Save a Hoe 2PaperbackSolomon9780999639009$8.95FICTION May 31, 2019
A new Captain dons the cape in this second book of theCaptain Save a Hoe Series! Young hopefuls find their way to big cities and live out their wildest dreams and most notorious affairs. But is the thrill of succumbing to your greatest impulses worth the downfall?
Series: SunfailZerumPaperbackSteven Savile9780999639054$14.95FICTION Dec 13, 2019
Sophie Keane survives because she is useful to some very powerful people who live in the shadows, manipulating the wealth of the world. She is their fixer. A problem solver. An assassin. She is capable of any task they demand from her, no matter how distasteful, even if it comes at the cost of her own soul. But even for a woman like her there comes a line that just cannot be crossed. Her hidden paymasters, the 1% within the 1%, who own the keys to the kingdom and maintain their viscous holdon them through fear and terror, have negotiated billi... + Read More
"Devi S. Laskar'sThe Atlas of Reds and Blues is as narratively beautiful as it is brutal. In prose that moves between cushioning characters' falls and ushering our understandings of characters' utopias, Laskar creates a world where the consequences of American terror never stop reverberating. I've never read a novel that does nearly as much in so few pages. Laskar has changed how we will all write about state-sanctioned terror in this nation." —Kiese Laymon, author ofHeavy"The entire novel takes place over the course of a single morning, as Mot... + Read More
Series: The Time Has ComeWhy Men Must Join the Gender Equality RevolutionHardcoverMichael Kaufman9781640091191$38.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Jan 18, 2019
“For too long the struggle for the rights of women and girls was seen as women’s business. Of course, it’s equally men’s business and stops being such a struggle when it’s seen that way. This reframing gives us a chance to understand violence against women as deeply toxic for us all.” —Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN WomenThe Time Has Come explores how a patriarchal culture that has given power to men comes at a huge cost to women, children, and, surprisingly, to men as well. It details how ver... + Read More
Series: Hitler's PawnThe Boy Assassin and the HolocaustHardcoverStephen Koch9781640091443$38.95HISTORY Jan 25, 2019
A remarkable story of a forgotten seventeen-year-old Jew who was blamed by the Nazis for the anti-Semitic violence and terror known as theKristallnacht, the pogrom still seen as an initiating event of the Holocaust After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan (pronounced "Greenspan"), an impoverished seventeen-year-old Jew living in Paris, bought a small handgun and on November 7, 1938, went to the German embassy and shot the first German diplomat he saw. When the man died two days later, Hitler and Goebbels made the... + Read More
Series: The Lost PrinceA Search for Pat ConroyHardcoverMichael Mewshaw9781640091498$38.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 08, 2019
“InThe Lost Prince Michael Mewshaw sets down one of the most gripping stories of friendship I’ve ever read.” —Daniel Menaker, author ofMy Mistake: A Memoir Pat Conroy was America’s poet laureate of family dysfunction. A larger-than-life character and the author of such classics asThe Prince of Tides andThe Great Santini, Conroy was remembered by everybody for his energy, his exuberance, and his self-lacerating humor. Michael Mewshaw’sThe Lost Prince is an intimate memoir of his friendship with Pat Conroy, one that involves their families... + Read More
Series: Still in LoveA NovelHardcoverMichael Downing9781640091474$38.95FICTION Jan 25, 2019
This hilarious, sometimes harrowing, and ultimately heartening novel is the companion to the critically acclaimed, national bestsellerPerfect Agreement"Beautifully and economically written, and very funny." —Linda Wertheimer, NPR This is your chance to enroll in English 10 at highly rated Hellman College—if you can find a place to sit in the fantastically overcrowded classroom. Mark Sternum, whom readers first met in Downing’s beloved novelPerfect Agreement, is a veteran teacher. Twenty years older, separated for six months from his longtim... + Read More
In these pointed and wide-ranging essays, Wendy Willis explores everything from personal resistance to the rise of political podcasts, civic loneliness to the exploitation of personal data, public outrage to the opioid crisis—all with a poet's gift for finding the sacred in the mundane, a hope in the dark. One of the country's sharpest observers of politics, art, and the American spirit, Willis returns often to the demanding question posed by Czech writer, activist, and politician VÃ¡clav Havel: What does it mean to live in truth? Her view is ... + Read More
Series: The Art of Loading BrushNew Agrarian WritingsPaperbackWendell Berry9781640091580$25.50SOCIAL SCIENCE Feb 01, 2019
"The Art of Loading Brush is singular in Berry's corpus." —The Paris Review Wendell Berry's profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of agrarian philosophy.The Art of Loading Brush is an energetic mix of essays, stories, and a poem, which explore agrarian ideals as they present themselves historically and as they might apply to our work today. Filled with insights and new revelations from a mind thorough in its considerations and careful in its ... + Read More
"Every word here feels set down with care and fierce conscience. The resulting narrative glows." —San Francisco Chronicle A novel of rich details and landscapes,Winter Kept Us Warm follows three friends through six decades — from postwar Berlin to Manhattan, 1960s Los Angeles to contemporary Morocco. A twisting narrative reveals their mysteries in fragments, examining their long-ago love triangle and how it changed their lives forever."This novel is a profound success that manages to take its place in the canon of excellent war literature while... + Read More
Series: A Girl in ExileRequiem for Linda B.PaperbackIsmail Kadare9781640091634$25.50FICTION Feb 01, 2019
ANew York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice "Erotic, paranoiac and lightly fantastical." —The Wall Street Journal "Ismail Kadare's readers are astonished every year when the Nobel committee overlooks him. . . .A Girl in Exile, published in Albanian in 2009, may rekindle the worldwide hopes." —The New York Times Book Review During the bureaucratic machinery of Albania’s 1945–1991 dictatorship, playwright Rudian Stefa is called in for questioning by the Party Committee. A girl—Linda B.—has been found dead, with a signed copy of his latest boo... + Read More
Series: Romance of ElsewhereEssaysPaperbackLynn Freed9781640091597$25.50LITERARY COLLECTIONS Feb 22, 2019
"A marvelous collection." —The New York Times Book ReviewTraversing decades and continents,The Romance of Elsewhere captures the dilemma of the expat with Lynn Freed’s signature honesty and humor. She takes on subjects as disparate as Disneyland, lovers, ecotourism, shopping, serious illness, and the anomaly of writers who blossom into full power only in old age. Freed's new collection further establishes her as a renowned voice in memoir and the exploration of identity."If Joan Didion and Fran Lebowitz had a literary love child, she would be L... + Read More
Series: CharlottesvilleWhite Supremacy, Populism, and ResistancePaperbackChris Howard-Woods9781949017007$26.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Feb 01, 2019
When white nationalists and their supporters clashed with counter-demonstrators in the college town of Charlottesville over the removal of a Confederate statue, resulting in the death of one anti-racist activist and the wounding of thirty-five more, a signal moment in American history was reached. Suddenly, U.S. citizens who had previously thought of themselves as moderate began to wonder whether violence in defending their values against fellow citizens was not only an option, but a necessity—whether the way American history has been common... + Read More
Five noted writers and thinkers profile five of the world’s leaders. For some of us, these leaders are heroes; for others, villains; for all of us—strongmen. We’re edging towards a new kind of global fascism driven by aggression and strident nationalism. In this energetic, focused book, a group of five accomplished writers confronts five would-be dictators.American playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) burrows beneath the skin of Donald Trump.Danish Husain, Indian storyteller and actor, finds himself recounting the story not only of ... + Read More
Series: The Gospel of SelfHow Pat Robertson Stole the Soul of the GOPPaperbackTerry Heaton9781949017045$28.50POLITICAL SCIENCE Feb 01, 2019
The inside story of how, using deliberate and strategic social engineering,The 700 Club moved Christians steadily into the Republican Partyâ??and moved the party itself to the right. How did Evangelical Christians become the American right wing’s attack troops? Televangelist Pat Robertson was one of the first to realize the political potential of millions of Evangelicals, and decided to determine how battlelines were drawn. Robertson, now a leading and unflinching Trump supporter, rose to national prominence in the 1960s with his Christia... + Read More