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The argonauts  by Maggie Nelson

The argonauts

Maggie Nelson

"A genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. It binds an account of Nelson's relationship with her fluidly gendered partner and a...

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The ballad of Speedball Baby  by Ali Smith

The ballad of Speedball Baby

Ali Smith

"The Ballad of Speedball Baby is the thrilling, darkly hilarious, and heart-wrenchingly vulnerable story of Ali Smith's coming-of-age in '90s New York as she commits to the messy, exhilarating life of a musician and must survive the slings and arrow society...

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Here's to life and all that jazz  by Dave MacCalman

Here's to life and all that jazz

Dave MacCalman

"Dave MacCalman is a jazz lover, a gold medal winning Paralympian, and a marathon champion with domestic and world records. He has filled his 60-plus years with energy and adventure. In 1980, Dave's future was already looking bright, and he was on track to...

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Gun barons  by John Bainbridge

Gun barons

John Bainbridge

"Love them or hate them, guns are woven deeply into the American soul. Names like Colt, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, and Remington are legendary. Yet few people are aware of the roles these men played at a crucial time in United States history, from westward...

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First things  by Harry Ricketts

First things

Harry Ricketts

"In First Things, Harry Ricketts chronicles his early life through the lens of 'firsts': those moments that can hold their detail and potency across a lifetime. Set mostly in Hong Kong and Oxford, these bright fragments include the places, people, writers,...

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Consolations of insignificance  by Terence O'Brien

Consolations of insignificance

Terence O'Brien

"Terence O'Brien was a born diplomat - urbane, clever, adaptable and hardworking, with a talent for strategy and negotiation. Although born in England, he was a loyal and dedicated New Zealander and spent most of his life working to improve the country's...

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Ans Westra  by Paul Moon

Ans Westra

Paul Moon

"The photographer Ans Westra, who died in 2023, took hundreds of thousands of images over her long career. Together, those images constitute what is arguably a photo album of Aotearoa. Her dedication and determination sometimes came at a cost but she was...

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Missing persons  by Clair Wills

Missing persons

Clair Wills

"When Clair Wills was in her twenties, she discovered she had a cousin she had never met. Born in a mother-and-baby home in 1950s Ireland, Mary grew up in an institution not far from the farm where Clair spent happy childhood summers. Yet Clair was never told...

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The Warren Buffett way  by Robert G. Hagstrom

The Warren Buffett way

Robert G. Hagstrom

"Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits...

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Hana  by Hana Assafiri

Hana

Hana Assafiri

"Hana Assafiri is a much-loved and revered social activist and radical entrepreneur. Through the medium of food and dining in her renowned Moroccan Soup Bar, she has worked tirelessly to rectify the systemic and social barriers to women's empowerment. Hana's...

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Touch the future  by John Lee Clark

Touch the future

John Lee Clark

"In a series of paradigm-shifting essays, Clark reports on seismic developments within the DeafBlind community and challenges the limitations of sighted and hearing norms. In "Against Access," he interrogates the prevailing advocacy for "accessibility" that...

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Make your own rules  by Andrew (Musician) Huang

Make your own rules

Andrew (Musician) Huang

"How does a musician with acute hearing loss, a refusal to perform live, and no industry connections carve a path to millions of followers and lucrative royalty checks? In Make Your Own Rules, Andrew Huang shares stories from his two decades as a music...

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The money kings  by Daniel Schulman

The money kings

Daniel Schulman

"The saga of the German-Jewish immigrants-with now familiar names like Goldman and Sachs, Kuhn and Loeb, Lehman and Seligman-who built the modern American finance system and shaped the world economy, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sons of...

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Escapades in Fiji  by Graeme (Missionary) Smith

Escapades in Fiji

Graeme (Missionary) Smith

"Graeme and Pam were missionaries with World Vision International in Africa and Papua New Guinea for ten years before returning to Snells Beach, New Zealand with their four children in 1986. Four years later the children had all left home and God spoke to...

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Songs on the Journey  by Robin (Lyricist) McKenzie

Songs on the Journey

Robin (Lyricist) McKenzie

"Travelling almost unpassable roads, living in remote mountain villages, learning an unwritten language, entering a culture utterly different from the one they had left behind, Robin and Delwyn McKenzie had no idea what adventures awaited when they set out...

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Escher

Escher

"The Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher first visited Italy in the 1920s before settling in Rome, where he lived for 12 years, until 1935. This Roman period had a strong influence on all his later work, which saw him prolific in the production of lithographs and...

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You never know  by Tom Selleck

You never know

Tom Selleck

"An American icon and famed actor brings us on his uncharted but serendipitous journey to the top in Hollywood, clearing up misconceptions; sharing dozens of never-before-told stories from both his personal and professional lives; and offering a truly fresh...

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The Butcher of Poland  by Garry O'Connor

The Butcher of Poland

Garry O'Connor

"The definitive biography of one of the most sinister men of the twentieth century. The life of the Bavarian Hans Frank, one of the ten war criminals hanged at Nuremburg in 1946, who converted to Catholicism before he died, has not received the full attention...

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The life and loves of a he devil  by Graham Norton

The life and loves of a he devil

Graham Norton

"Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly twenty years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in the peculiar and for his ability to find humour and a common ground in all that life...

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Letters to the midwife  by Jennifer Worth

Letters to the midwife

Jennifer Worth

"When the CALL THE MIDWIFE books became bestsellers, Jennifer Worth was inundated with correspondence. People felt moved to write to her because the books had touched them, and because they wanted to share memories of the world her books described, the East...

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Unsung  by Kate Ceberano

Unsung

Kate Ceberano

"A beautiful illustrated memoir from beloved Australian musician Kate Ceberano, featuring her inspirational song lyrics, stories, paintings and embroidery, and celebrating four decades of songwriting and recording on the release of her 30th album. Kate...

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More than we expected  by James G. (Author) Robinson

More than we expected

James G. (Author) Robinson

""No matter how much I enjoyed parenthood, I found myself having to accept its fundamental truth: that nothing ever turns out quite as you'd expect." It was a journey that most parents would hope to avoid: a son born with a congenital heart defect, a fateful...

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Living with a serial killer  by Delia Balmer

Living with a serial killer

Delia Balmer

"When Delia Balmer entered into a relationship with the attentive John Sweeney, she had no idea he was a serial killer. At first he was caring but over the course of their relationship he became violent and controlling. On more than one occasion he held Delia...

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The other side  by Jennifer Higgie

The other side

Jennifer Higgie

"It's not so long ago that a woman's expressed interest in other realms would have ruined her reputation, or even killed her. And yet spiritualism, in various incarnations, has influenced numerous men - including lauded modernist artists such as Wassily...

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I cannot control everything forever  by Emily C. Bloom

I cannot control everything forever

Emily C. Bloom

"An eloquent and intimate debut memoir about navigating the gap between expectation and reality in modern motherhood. I Cannot Control Everything Forever is Emily Bloom’s journey towards and through motherhood, a path that has become, for the average woman,...

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The Blues Brothers  by Daniel De Visé

The Blues Brothers

Daniel De Visé

"The story of the epic friendship between John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, the golden era of improv, and the making of a comedic film classic that helped shape our popular culture. "They're not going to catch us," Dan Aykroyd, as Elwood Blues, tells his brother...

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Rabbit heart  by Kristine S. Ervin

Rabbit heart

Kristine S. Ervin

"Kristine S. Ervin was just eight years old when her mother, Kathy Sue Engle, was abducted from an Oklahoma mall parking lot and violently murdered in an oil field. First, there was grief. Then the desire to know: what happened to her, what she felt in her...

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Shirley  by Shirley Sherwood

Shirley

Shirley Sherwood

"Shirley--the Life of a Botanical Adventurer is the story of Dr Shirley Sherwood, a remarkable woman who, after studying biology at Oxford, spent twelve years working as a research scientist and key member of the Nobel Prize-winning team which developed...

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The atlas of true crime  by Nancy J. Hajeski

The atlas of true crime

Nancy J. Hajeski

"Offers a wide-ranging perspective of the criminal underworld from the 1850s to the present, providing illustrated histories of dozens of infamous individuals who have left their mark on society — in the darkest ways possible"--Publisher's description.

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Nothing significant to report  by Dario Nustrini

Nothing significant to report

Dario Nustrini

"Laugh-out-loud yarns from a soldier in the New Zealand Army In 2011, a young Dario Nustrini pulled up at Waiouru Military Camp. Raring to go, he had visions of shooting guns, riding tanks and jumping out of planes. But the reality of his six years in the NZ...

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When I was your age  by Kenan Thompson

When I was your age

Kenan Thompson

"When I Was Your Age is a hilarious, heartwarming and surprising ode to growing up, getting older and wiser, and luck, life, and learning from the school of hard knocks, from SNL's longest-serving actor, Kenan Thompson. Kenan Thompson is Saturday Night Live's...

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Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

"This illustrated catalog is published to accompany the retrospective exhibition devoted to American artist Mark Rothko, curated by Suzanne Pagé and the artist's son, Christopher Rothko. The show will feature over one hundred works. Born Markus Rothkowitz in...

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Holly's hell  by Holly Deane-Johns

Holly's hell

Holly Deane-Johns

"At the age of 29, Holly Deane-Johns was found guilty of attempting to post 15 grams of heroin to Australia from Bangkok. She narrowly avoided the death penalty but received a 31-year prison sentence. She spent seven years in a notorious Thai women's prison,...

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While you were out  by Meg Kissinger

While you were out

Meg Kissinger

"From award-winning journalist Meg Kissinger, a searing memoir of a family besieged by mental illness, as well as an incisive exploration of the systems that failed them and a testament to the love that sustained them. Growing up in the 1960s in the suburbs of...

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The sister  by Sung-Yoon Lee

The sister

Sung-Yoon Lee

"Kim Yo Jong is the sister of North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and, as their murderous regime's chief propagandist, internal administrator, and foreign policymaker, she is the most powerful woman in North Korean history. The Sister, written by...

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Differ we must  by Steve Inskeep

Differ we must

Steve Inskeep

"From journalist and historian Steve Inskeep, a compelling and nuanced exploration of the political acumen of Abraham Lincoln via sixteen encounters before and during his presidency, bringing to light not only the strategy of a great politician who inherited a...

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Candy Darling  by Cynthia Carr

Candy Darling

Cynthia Carr

""From acclaimed biographer Cynthia Carr, the first full portrait of queer icon and Warhol superstar Candy Darling"--"--Publisher's description.

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Drag Queen of Scots  by Lawrence Chaney

Drag Queen of Scots

Lawrence Chaney

"The hilarious memoir from everyone's favourite Scottish drag queen and winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Lawrence Chaney. Lawrence Chaney has wowed audiences across the globe as the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. From the tiny town of Helensburgh, near...

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David Whippy of Nantucket  by Rondo B. B.  author. Me

David Whippy of Nantucket

Rondo B. B. author. Me

In 1825 the young David Whippy, a native of Nantucket, found himself stranded on Bau Island, the home of the most powerful chief in the Fiji Islands. Unlike many of his contemporaries who returned to their homes, David chose to stay and carve out a life for...

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Underclass  by Jessica Taylor

Underclass

Jessica Taylor

"Dr Jessica Taylor grew up on a council estate where brutality and coercion were normalised, and where substance abuse was a day-to-day occurrence. Now one of the UK's most spirited advocates for women's rights, and a leading chartered psychologist helping...

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High on living : 01

High on living : 01

"HIGH ON LIVING - RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN VOL. 01 presents living spaces that are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable. They incorporate various styles, materials, and technologies to create personalized spaces that reflect...

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Hunting the falcon  by John Guy

Hunting the falcon

John Guy

"The story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn is one of the most remarkable in history: a long courtship followed by a shotgun wedding and then a coronation, ending just short of three years later when a husband's passion turned to such hatred that he simply wanted...

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Family portraits

Family portraits

"The impressionist artists accorded great importance to family life; this book celebrates their portrayals of their mothers, wives, and children in intimate scenes together. The impressionist masters were known for their close relationships; peers, family, art...

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Penny Wong  by Margaret Simons

Penny Wong

Margaret Simons

"Senator Penny Wong is an extraordinary Australian politician. Resolute, self-possessed and a penetrating thinker on subjects from climate change to foreign affairs, she is admired by members of parliament and the public from across the political divide. In...

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Know your place  by Faiza Shaheen

Know your place

Faiza Shaheen

"At four years old, Dr Faiza Shaheen was told by her mum that one day she would study at the University of Oxford. As the daughter of a car mechanic attending state schools, the odds were low, but she worked hard and succeeded. Today, she's a leading...

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I'm not a film star

I'm not a film star

"The first collection dedicated to David Bowie's acting career shows that his film characterisations and performance styles shift and reform as decoratively as his musical personas. Though he was described as the most influential pop artist of the 20th...

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Jews in the garden  by Judy Rakowsky

Jews in the garden

Judy Rakowsky

"Investigative journalist Judy Rakowsky and her elderly cousin Sam, a Holocaust survivor, never knew what happened to their family during the Holocaust. All they knew was that their relatives were hidden away from the Nazis by neighbors, and then they were...

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The making of a king  by Robert Hardman

The making of a king

Robert Hardman

"No British monarch has had a tougher act to follow. Now, after seventy years of waiting and preparation, King Charles III is not just the head of the most famous family in the world. He is the custodian of a thousand-year-old institution that must redefine...

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If you can't take the heat  by Geraldine DeRuiter

If you can't take the heat

Geraldine DeRuiter

"From the James Beard Award-winning blogger behind The Everywhereist come hilarious, searing essays on how food and cooking stoke the flames of her feminism. When celebrity chef Mario Batali sent out an apology letter for the sexual harassment allegations made...

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Diana  by Glenys Johnson

Diana

Glenys Johnson

"A style icon, a trendsetter, a princess: Lady Diana epitomised 80s and 90s style. With a well-earned place in the fashion hall of fame, Diana's style choices have influenced decades of style. From her ultimate 80s wedding dress to her off-duty sporty looks,...

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Agent Zo  by Clare Mulley

Agent Zo

Clare Mulley

"This is the incredible story of Elzbieta Zawacka, the WW2 female resistance fighter known as Agent Zo. Agent Zo was the only woman to reach London from Warsaw during the Second World War as an emissary of the Polish Home Army command, and then in Britain she...

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The Baroness  by Hannah Rothschild

The Baroness

Hannah Rothschild

"A Rothschild by birth and a Baroness by marriage, beautiful, spirited Pannonica - known as Nica - seemed to have it all: children, a handsome husband and a trust fund. But in the early 1950s she heard a piece by the jazz legend Thelonious Monk. The music...

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My girl  by Michelle Hadaway

My girl

Michelle Hadaway

"The first and only insider's account of the Babes in the Wood, one of Britain's most shocking and disturbing murder cases. On Thursday 9th October 1986, Michelle Hadaway's worst fears came true. After watching her daughter Karen playing in the neighbour's...

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What my bones know  by Stephanie Foo

What my bones know

Stephanie Foo

"By age thirty, Stephanie Foo was successful on paper: She had her dream job as an award-winning radio producer at This American Life and a loving boyfriend. But behind her office door, she was having panic attacks and sobbing at her desk every morning. After...

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Charlie Hustle  by Keith O'Brien

Charlie Hustle

Keith O'Brien

"A page-turning work of narrative nonfiction chronicling the incredible story of one of America's most iconic, charismatic, and still polarizing figures, baseball immortal Pete Rose; and an exquisite cultural history of baseball and America in the second half...

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April fool's day  by Bryce Courtenay

April fool's day

Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay's moving tribute to his son, Damon. Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April Fool's Day. In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life. Damon's story is one of life-long struggle, his love...

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Artists who changed history  by George Bray

Artists who changed history

George Bray

"This stunning visual celebration of the world's most celebrated artists tells the fascinating stories of their lives and works. Lavishly illustrated with portraits of each artist, alongside photographs of their homes and studios, and personal artefacts,...

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Because I'm not myself, you see  by Ariane Beeston

Because I'm not myself, you see

Ariane Beeston

"Ariane Beeston is a child protection worker and newly registered psychologist when she gives birth to her first child - and very quickly begins to experience scary breaks with reality. Out of fear and shame, she keeps her delusions and hallucinations secret,...

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Truths, half truths and little white lies  by Nick Frost

Truths, half truths and little white lies

Nick Frost

"'No life can really be all black, right? Even during the darkest times, what got me through that bleakness was laughter and time. With enough of both of these things I reckon you could get over just about anything.' Nick Frost burst onto our screens in a...

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My thirty-minute bar mitzvah  by Denis Hirson

My thirty-minute bar mitzvah

Denis Hirson

"A moving, witty memoir about a Jewish childhood in apartheid-era South Africa. "There were three other people present, or five, depending on whom one chooses to include... The ceremony lasted precisely thirty minutes, as had been agreed on well in advance,...

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The pirate king  by Sean Kingsley

The pirate king

Sean Kingsley

"Henry Avery of Devon pillaged a fortune from a Mughal ship off the coast of India and then vanished into thin air--and into legend. More ballads, plays, biographies and books were written about Avery's adventures than any other pirate. His contemporaries...

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Fi  by Alexandra Fuller

Fi

Alexandra Fuller

"From the award-winning New York Times-bestselling author, Alexandra Fuller, comes a career defining memoir about grieving the sudden loss of her twenty-one-year-old child. "Fair to say, I was in a ribald state the summer before my fiftieth birthday." And so...

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Healing wounds  by Diane Carlson Evans

Healing wounds

Diane Carlson Evans

"In 1983, when Evans came up with the vision for the first-ever memorial on the National Mall to honor women who'd worn a military uniform, she wouldn't be deterred. She remembered not only her sister veterans, but also the hundreds of young wounded men she...

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The situation room  by George Stephanopoulos

The situation room

George Stephanopoulos

"George Stephanopoulos, former senior advisor to President Clinton and for more than 20 years host of This Week and Good Morning America, recounts never-before-told crises that decided the course of history, from the place 12 presidents made their...

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Down with the system  by Serj Tankian

Down with the system

Serj Tankian

"An exhilarating, thoughtful, and beautifully written debut memoir by musician, songwriter, and lead singer-lyricist of Grammy award-winning metal band, System Of A Down, Serj Tankian Serj Tankian will be the first to admit that his band, System Of A Down, was...

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Splinters  by Leslie Jamison

Splinters

Leslie Jamison

"More than once Leslie Jamison's timely, searching body of work has been compared to that of Joan Didion and Susan Sontag. Jamison has never shied away from challenging material, scouring the depths of her psyche, eschewing platitudes, and mining the creative...

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Taylor Swift  by Glenys Johnson

Taylor Swift

Glenys Johnson

"Global icon. Songwriting sensation. Fashion phenomenon. Welcome to the Taylor-verse. Through stunning photographs that explore key outfits from her style evolution alongside expert analysis, Icons of Style pays homage to the artist whose every outfit tells a...

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Intervals  by Marianne Brooker

Intervals

Marianne Brooker

"What makes a good death? A good daughter? In 2009, with her forties and a harsh wave of austerity on the horizon, Marianne Brooker's mother was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis. She made a workshop of herself and her surroundings,...

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Villa Cetinale  by Ned Lambton

Villa Cetinale

Ned Lambton

"After inheriting a seventeenth-century Tuscan villa, Ned Lambton and his wife, Marina, lovingly restored the estate as a retreat for family and friends. With newly commissioned photographs by Simon Upton, Lambton brings to life the rich history of the villa,...

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Josef Koudelka  by Melissa Harris

Josef Koudelka

Melissa Harris

"Josef Koudelka: Next presents an intimate portrait of the life and work of one of photography's most renowned and celebrated artists. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of six years with Koudelka-as well as ongoing...

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Shimmering details. Volume 1  by Péter Nádas

Shimmering details. Volume 1

Péter Nádas

"The magnum opus of one of Europe's greatest living writers. "Instead of a chronicle, a person tends to manufacture legends when he relates the story of his life for others," Péter Nádas writes in his fiction masterpiece, Parallel Stories. Now, in his...

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Cocktails with George and Martha  by Philip Gefter

Cocktails with George and Martha

Philip Gefter

"An award-winning author presents the history and impact of both the theatrical and cinematic versions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and how it forced audiences to confront deeply-held concepts about relationships, sex and family"--Publisher's...

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The forbidden daughter  by Zipora Klein Jakob

The forbidden daughter

Zipora Klein Jakob

"The unforgettable true story of a girl born in the Kovno Ghetto, and the dangerous risk her parents faced in defying the barbarous Nazi law prohibiting childbirth. Elida Friedman was not supposed to have been born. In the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania, Nazi law...

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Ancient Rome in fifty monuments  by Paul Roberts

Ancient Rome in fifty monuments

Paul Roberts

"A sweeping new history of the city of Rome, told through its emperors and the monuments they built to make their mark on one of the great capitals of the classical world. 'What is worse than Nero? What is better than Nero's Baths?' - so wrote the poet Martial...

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The witches almanac  by Charles Christian

The witches almanac

Charles Christian

"Real Witches. Real Lives. Real Magic. Real History. Take a magical tour through the lives and times of 359 of the most important sorcerers and witches throughout history. For millennia there's been a fascination and a fear of people possibly wielding magical...

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Girl unmasked  by Emily Katy

Girl unmasked

Emily Katy

"To the outside world, Emily looks like a typical girl, with a normal family, living an ordinary life. But inside, Emily does not feel typical, and the older she gets, the more she realises that she is different. As she finally discovers when she is 16, Emily...

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Agatha Christie at home  by Hilary Macaskill

Agatha Christie at home

Hilary Macaskill

"Two houses in Devon dominated Christie's life-- Ashfield in Torquay, where she was born and raised; and Greenway on the River Dart, which she bought just before the Second World War. Explore the links between her home country and her works, and gain a unique...

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Imperfect environmentalist  by Sheila Morovati

Imperfect environmentalist

Sheila Morovati

"Imperfect Environmentalist chronicles how Sheila Morovati founded two nonprofits for reducing environmental waste and offers advice for readers on how they can have a positive impact on the environment in their own lives through small changes that add...

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Somehow  by Anne Lamott

Somehow

Anne Lamott

""Love is our only hope," Anne Lamott writes in this perceptive new book. "It is not always the easiest choice, but it is always the right one, the noble path, the way home to safety, no matter how bleak the future looks." In Somehow: Thoughts on Love, Lamott...

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Between silk and cyanide  by Leo Marks

Between silk and cyanide

Leo Marks

"In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was twenty-two. Soon recognized as a cryptographer of genius, he became head of...

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Box of birds  by Stephen Stowers

Box of birds

Stephen Stowers

In this fascinating memoir, cardiologist Stephen Stowers eloquently captures the various changes that he has lived through over a lifetime spent as a caring and ethical medical professional. With sadness, he watched as a profession he loved became more and...

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Rebel rising  by Rebel Wilson

Rebel rising

Rebel Wilson

"For decades, Rebel Wilson had single-mindedly focused on her career, making a name for herself through her iconic roles in Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, and Isn't It Romantic. Now, she's ready to chronicle the emotional and physical lessons she learned, as well...

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Bulimia  by Selina Elison

Bulimia

Selina Elison

"Supporting your child through recovery will be the hardest thing you ever do. But with compassion, for yourself as well as your loved one, you can enhance their chances for successful healing, and build a stronger bond than ever. Selina Elison and her...

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Jumper  by Iris Matthews

Jumper

Iris Matthews

"Iris Matthews was born in the UK a week prior to the start of WW2. She has lived in Japan, Australia but mainly in New Zealand. She has by turns been a schoolteacher, a 'pro' actor and a painter/potter. Iris began life as a 'he' and in November 1991, properly...

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Forager  by Michelle Dowd

Forager

Michelle Dowd

"Michelle Dowd grew up on a mountain in the Angeles National Forest, born into an ultra-religious cult--the Field, as members called it--run by her grandfather, who believed that his chosen followers must prepare themselves to survive doomsday. Bound by the...

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I'll just be five more minutes  by Emily Farris

I'll just be five more minutes

Emily Farris

"Despite being a published writer with a family, a gaggle of internet fans, and (most shockingly) a mortgage, Emily Farris could never get her sh*t together. To her, being bad at staying organized was just one of her many character flaws-that is, until she was...

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Track record  by the Poet George

Track record

the Poet George

"The ground-breaking memoir by acclaimed rapper and podcast host, George the Poet. Born to Ugandan parents on the St Raphael's Estate in Neasden, north-west London, George has always been an ambitious storyteller. Influenced by his hometown, George started...

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You could make this place beautiful  by Maggie Smith

You could make this place beautiful

Maggie Smith

"Life, like a poem, is a series of choices." In her memoir You Could Make This Place Beautiful, poet Maggie Smith explores the disintegration of her marriage and her renewed commitment to herself in lyrical vignettes that shine, hard and clear as jewels. The...

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Every living thing  by Jason (President of Panmedia Corporation) Roberts

Every living thing

Jason (President of Panmedia Corporation)...

"In the 18th century, two men dedicated their lives to the same daunting task: identifying and describing all life on Earth. Their approaches could not have been more different. Carl Linnaeus, a pious Swedish doctor with a huckster's flair, believed that life...

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Rosie life in Italy. 4, Potatoes, pizza & poteen  by Rosie Meleady

Rosie life in Italy. 4, Potatoes, pizza & poteen

Rosie Meleady

"Having three generations of her family living under the same roof was once part of the Italian dream for Rosie. But when her party-loving, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing 85-year-old mother moves over from Ireland to Italy, Rosie's longed for dolce vita in...

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A royal duty  by Paul Burrell

A royal duty

Paul Burrell

"A former butler for Princess Diana who became her trusted confidant recalls his ten years of service to the princess, separating the truth from the myths of her life to offer his insights into her years as a member of the royal family"--Publisher's...

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The nature of life and death  by Patricia E. J. Wiltshire

The nature of life and death

Patricia E. J. Wiltshire

"From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence and...

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There's always this year  by Hanif Abdurraqib

There's always this year

Hanif Abdurraqib

"While Hanif Abdurraqib is an acclaimed author, a gifted poet, and one of our culture's most insightful music critics, he is most of all, at heart, an Ohioan. Growing up in Columbus in the '90s, Abdurraqib witnessed a golden era of basketball, one in which...

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The mountains are high  by Alec Ash

The mountains are high

Alec Ash

"What is it like to radically change your life? Writer Alec Ash meets the Chinese who are doing just this, 'reverse migrating' from the cities to the remote countryside of southwest China - and joins them himself, in an extraordinary and inspiring journey of...

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Edward Marsh  by Sharon Mather

Edward Marsh

Sharon Mather

"Sir Edward 'Eddie' Marsh was an ornament of early twentieth-century society; a respected civil servant, polymath and scholar who led a remarkable life. Always at the heart of the establishment, he was Winston Churchill's longest serving Private Secretary and...

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The state of us  by Jon Snow

The state of us

Jon Snow

"After four decades broadcasting to the nation each night, Jon Snow finally gives vent to his opinions on the state of our nation, from inequality and out of touch elites to the vital work of journalism in the social media age. It is rare in history that so...

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Not all heroes wear capes  by Jono Lancaster

Not all heroes wear capes

Jono Lancaster

"Jono Lancaster was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome - a condition that affects facial appearance - and at only two weeks old, he found himself in foster care. In his remarkable story, Jono shares the highs and lows of his journey and how he turned his...

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A stolen life  by Jaycee Lee Dugard

A stolen life

Jaycee Lee Dugard

"The memoir of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped on June 10, 1991 from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California, when she was 11 years old. She was held prisoner by convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy Garrido. She...

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An honest living  by Steven Salaita

An honest living

Steven Salaita

"In the summer of 2014, Steven Salaita was fired from a tenured position in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois for his unwavering stance on Palestinian human rights and other political controversies. A year later, he landed a job in Lebanon,...

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