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  • The Gospel According to Lukeby Richard Holloway

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    The most literary of the gospels, this book portrays Jesus as a universal figure, quietly spreading the word of salvation. Much prominence is given to women, with stories of Elizabeth, Mary and Naim's widow, while the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son are unique to this version. With an introduction by Richard Holloway. more...

  • Driveby Daniel H. Pink

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn... more...

  • Na´ve. Superby Erlend Loe

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 12.46

    Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the 25-year-old narrator of this deceptively simple novel quits university and eventually arrives at his brother's New York apartment.In a bid to discover what life is all about, he writes lists. He becomes obsessed by time and whether it actually matters. He faxes his meteorologist friend.... more...

  • Snowblindby Robert Sabbag

    Canongate Books 2002; US$ 12.46

    Snowblind is the true story of Zachary Swan, an American smuggler, whose intricate and ingenious scams made him one of the most revered and legendary figures in the cocaine world of the late Sixties and Seventies. For a few breathless years he ran rings around the police and customs officials. From New York to Colombia, Swan enthusiastically plied... more...

  • The Acts of the Apostlesby P.D. James

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James more...

  • This is Lifeby Dan Rhodes

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 12.46

    This is Life is a missing baby mystery and an enchanted Parisian adventure. Hand in hand with lovable heroine AurÚlie Renard, you will see life as you've never seen it before, discover the key to great art, witness the true cost of love, and learn how all these things may be controlled by the in-breath of a cormorant.Chock-full of charming characters... more...

  • The Coveby Ron Rash

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 12.46

    In their little cabin set in the shadow of a deep cove, Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank have built a home. The locals whisper about the cove being cursed and perhaps it is: good fortune rarely seems to wind its way down the long overgrown trail that leads to their clearing in the woods.One day the course of both their lives seems altered when Laurel... more...

  • Leaving Alexandriaby Richard Holloway

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 12.46

    At the tender age of fourteen, Richard Holloway left his home town of Alexandria, north of Glasgow, and travelled hundreds of miles to be educated and trained for the priesthood at an English monastery. By the age of twenty-five he had been ordained and was working in the slums of Glasgow. Through the forty years that followed, Richard touched the... more...

  • Wildwoodby Colin Meloy; Carson Ellis

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 12.46

    Prue McKeel is keeping out of trouble. Or trying to. Then her baby brother is abducted by crows and hauled off to the woods beyond the city. It is up to Prue to bring him back. On her mission she is plunged into the world of Wildwood and there she meets more trouble - and magic - than she ever thought possible. more...

  • Queen Of Scienceby Mary Somerville

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    Edited and introduced by Dorothy McMillan.Born in Jedburgh in 1780, Mary Fairfax was the daughter of one of Nelson?s captains, and in common with most girls of her time and station she was given the kind of education which prizes gentility over ability. Nevertheless, she taught herself algebra in secret, and made her reputation in celestial mechanics... more...