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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18
They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret . . . Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the move. Help comes in the unexpected form of a group of mysterious, super-intelligent rats. But the rats are... more...
- Greystone Books 2015; US$ 17.95
Part recovery narrative and part love story, interwoven with the latest research on the brain, Fallen describes the aftermath of a life-threatening brain and spinal cord injury. In 2008, Simon Paradis stepped backward on the scaffolding where he was doing construction work and fell two stories to the hard stone tile below. Landing on his back,... more...
- Seal Press 2015; US$ 17.00
Kara Richardson Whitely has hiked Mount Kilimanjaro three times while weighing as much as 300 pounds. Why three times? Because sometimes that?s what it takes to get over something. She finished Gorge , her inspiring and empowering book about the experience, while working with Cheryl Strayed in the French Alps. Kara, who is also a motivational... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 13.63
Each poem in Sean O'Brien's superb new collection opens on a wholly different room, vista or landscape, each drawn with the poet's increasingly refined sense of tone, history and rhetorical assurance. The Beautiful Librarians is a stock-taking of sorts, and a celebration of those unsung but central figures in our culture, often overlooked by both... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 14.57
Between 2011 and 2014, poet and artist Gregory O?Brien found himself following the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in work that O?Brien describes as ‘acts of devotion – a homage to a series of remarkable locations and to the natural histories of those places?. In three parts, this collection... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99
Gregory O?Brien is an award-winning writer, a painter, a literary critic, and an art curator. He is the author of several books, including Beauties of the Octagonal Pool , A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy , and Welcome to the South Seas and Back and Beyond . more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 2.99
In this early science fiction tale, a man so obsessed with his scientific research that he will do whatever is necessary to advance his work concocts an elaborate scheme to obtain a state-of-the-art lens for his microscope. Once he has the purloined lens in place, he finds something in a drop of water that changes his life forever -- and prompts his... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94
In Herod: Reflections on Political Violence (first published in 1978) Conor Cruise O'Brien collects a number of essays alongside three short plays that dramatise political arguments through the infamous figure of the Roman king of Judaea for whom the collection is named. 'A great book. In it, O'Brien not only denounces IRA terrorism, as... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03
The Suspecting Glance (first published in 1972) collects Conor Cruise O'Brien's four T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures as delivered at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in November 1969. The lectures were inspired by O'Brien's experience of holding the Albert Schweitzer Chair in Humanities at New York University from 1965-9, and there teaching... more...