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  • Train to Nowhereby Anita Leslie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    'Train to Nowhere speaks of another mood, a different time and a grittier generation...This, surely, is the second world war we want to rediscover in print' Robert McCrum, Observer 'If Evelyn Waugh's Mrs Algernon Stitch had been possessed of a heart, a sense of humour, and a glorious prose style, it could be said that she was a dead ringer... more...

  • Rabbitby Patricia Williams; Jeannine Amber

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 19.49

    “I know a lot of people think they know what it’s like to grow up in the hood. Like maybe they watched a couple of seasons of The Wire and they got the shit all figured out. But TV doesn’t tell the whole story.” -- Ms. Pat They called her Rabbit. Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack... more...

  • Rabbit: A Memoirby Patricia Williams

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 23.96

    That’s how things go in the ‘hood: It’s a never ending cycle of trouble, and once it grabs you, it won’t let go. Patricia started life on the lowest rung of society: poor, black, and female. With an alcoholic for a mother and four siblings, she was raised on a steady diet of welfare, food stamps and cigarette smoke. By the age of 15 she had two... more...

  • Fleeing the Depressionby Penelope S. Easton

    HPC Global 2017; US$ 9.99

    Fleeing the Depression: Finding Refuge in World War II chronicles the adventures of a small town girl defying 2Oth century rules to become a strong, independent woman. Growing up, Penelope heard the older women’s euphemisms about sex and mating. Never satisfied with empty explanations, she read her physician father’s anatomy books to learn the truth... more...

  • Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pantsby Jill Soloway

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.68

    The unforgettable collection of autobiographical essays from Jill Soloway, the creator and director of Transparent and Emmy-nominated writer for Six Feet Under . When Jill was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest satin pants they could find, poufed up their hair and squeezed into Candies heels, then headed to downtown Chicago... more...

  • Settling Twiceby Deborah Joy Corey

    Islandport Press 2017; Not Available

    In a revelation of clarity, grace, memory, and unflinching insight, author Deborah Joy Corey examines the bonds of family, lovers, neighbors, and place that forge one’s sense of identity. With astonishing skill and delicacy, she weaves a transcendent story of love and loss, of spirit and spirituality, of loyalty and regret, and shows us how—despite... more...

  • The Journals of May Sarton Volume Oneby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 39.99

    Now in one volume: Three exquisite meditations on nature, healing, and the pleasures of the solitary life from a New York Times –bestselling author. In a long life spent recording her personal observations, poet, novelist, and memoirist May Sarton redefined the journal as a literary form. This extraordinary volume collects three of her most... more...

  • Help! I'm Not Meby David Berthelot

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Carol Royce begins life as a male then one day following an accident fully realises that she is trapped in the wrong sex. With great humour and pathos along the way her story leads to comment on the state of humanity. Her quest to be the woman she feels she really is takes her down many exciting and dangerous paths. She has been a father to two families... more...

  • Fathers and Daughtersby Le Ly Hayslip; Jay Wurts

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 0.99

    The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters landed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children. In this harrowing selection... more...

  • The Three Graces of Val-Killby Emily Herring Wilson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family... more...