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- Neil Wilson Publishing 2004; US$ 14.57
'I learned about conflict from my parents.' So begins Christina McKenna's haunting memoir of her lonely early life. Recounting scenes from her chlldhood in Ulster, she paints a memorable and poignant picture of violence and oppression with her brutal father and protective mother, whose retalliation to her husband's meaness came in the form... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 19.08
How far would you go to change your life? Sharell Cook is 30 years old and living a privileged life in Melbourne's wealthy suburbs. She has it all: the childhood-sweetheart husband, the high-powered job and plenty of cash to splash. And it's not destined to last. In a dramatic turn of events, Sharell's marriage breaks down and her perfect life falls... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.38
When the journalist Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive older man who drew up in his sports car - and her life was almost wrecked. A bright confident girl, on course to go to Oxford, she began a relationship which, incredibly, was encouraged by her conventional, suburban parents and which took her into the louche,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2002; US$ 15.95
One morning, a box was delivered to Elizabeth Stone's door. It held ten years of personal diaries and a letter that began "Dear Elizabeth, You must be wondering why I left you my diaries in my will. After all, we have not seen each other in over twenty years . . ." What followed was a remarkable year in Elizabeth's life as she read Vincent's diaries... more...
- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 14.99
As a middle child raised middle class and stuck out in the middle of Louisiana, hilarious writer and actress Sarah Thyre often found her in-between existence far less than desirable. Even from a young age, Sarah found ways of shirking her own hated identity whether by stealing someone else's or lying about her own. She changed her name, claimed to... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 8.99
This book is a striking departure from the literature of illness as well as a remarkable literary work in its own right. The stories we typically hear about people coping with serious illness are set up as heroic tales that emphasize the victim's triumph over adversity or even portray the experience of illness as a transformative event that makes... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99
A moving account by Auma Obama about her life in Africa and Europe, and her relationship with her brother, Barack Obama. While her younger brother Barack grew up in the U.S. and Indonesia, Auma Obama's childhood played out at the other end of the world in a remote village in Kenya, the birthplace of the siblings' shared father. Barack and Auma met... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 14.99
Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world. In 2006, she had just signed her first record deal and, after placing as first runner-up for Miss World, was a sought-after fashion model and icon within the Iranian dissident community. But one afternoon, she received an email that would change the course of her life. The subject of that email?a Kurdish... more...
- Canongate Books 1997; US$ 10.79
As a fine novelist, critic and biographer Catherine Carswell led a passionate and various life, full of intellectual commitment and a wide range of social interests. She worked on this original, modest and yet richly remarkable autobiography over a number of years, coming back to it again and again, almost as an act of meditation.The younger daughter... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19
When famed bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson is killed by a car bomb, his widow and daughter take over the family business, tracking down wanted felons. Initially they meet with strong resistance among the mostly male denizens of the bail-bond circuit, until they prove themselves more than capable of capturing even the most dangerous of bail-jumpers.... more...