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  • My Face Is Black Is Trueby Mary Frances Berry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    ?My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man.? ?Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House (1861-1928) who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, headed a demand for ex-slave... more...

  • All Soulsby Michael Patrick Macdonald

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    A breakaway bestseller since its first printing,  All Souls  takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted,... more...

  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Womanby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    ?[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.?? The Wall Street Journal   The Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... more...

  • The Damage Doneby W Fellows

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    Think about the most wretched day of your life. Maybe it was when someone you loved died, or when you were badly hurt in an accident, or a day when you were so terrified you could scarcely bear it. No imagine 4,000 of those days in one big chunk. In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and was sentenced to life... more...

  • The Cupboard Under the Stairsby Paul Mason

    Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 11.27

    Paul Mason?s father was a policeman. He was also a member of a sadistic paedophile ring. He would keep Paul locked up and naked in a tiny cupboard under the stairs of their home before sexually abusing him. This cycle of abuse continued for several years and also affected his brother. The cupboard became a horrific prison where fear and terror filled... more...

  • When Women Were Birdsby Terry Tempest Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 12.00

    The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge , well remember that mother.... more...

  • The Noonday Demonby Andrew Solomon

    Scribner 2011; US$ 20.00

    With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression... more...

  • Fierce Attachmentsby Vivian Gornick; Jonathan Lethem

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 12.00

    In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the... more...

  • Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Goldby Jessica Ennis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 13.99

    On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road. Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief... more...

  • An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of a Scientistby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.09

    Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around... more...