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  • Letters from Rifkaby Karen Hesse

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2009; US$ 5.94

    From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America. "America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?" I was silent for a little time. "I will do everything there," I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams... more...

  • A Million Little Piecesby James Frey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    A story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery. By the time he entered a... more...

  • Small Loans, Big Dreamsby Alex Counts

    Wiley 2008; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.50

    Microfinancing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global poverty. And now, in Small Loans, Big Changes, author Alex Counts reveals how Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus revolutionized global antipoverty efforts through the development of this approach. This book presents compelling stories of women benefiting... more...

  • The Addictby Michael Stein

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    ?A gripping, illuminating book . . . Dr. Stein is drawn, in an almost Sherlock Holmesian way, toward trying to fathom and analyze addicts? behavior. . . . hauntingly and successfully, Stein lets readers make a doctor?s experiences their own.? ? New York Times ?Beautifully told? [with] great insight, empathy and compassion.? ? Abraham Verghese,... more...

  • Litby Mary Karr

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.50

    Mary Karr?s bestselling, unforgettable sequel to her beloved memoirs The Liars? Club and Cherry ?and one of the most critically acclaimed books of the year? Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. The Boston Globe calls Lit a book that ?reminds us not... more...

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghostsby Gabor Mate

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 22.95

    In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel,... more...

  • The Sociology of War and Violenceby Sini?a Male?evic

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    The only textbook to provide a wide-ranging analysis of war and organised violence from a sociological perspective. more...

  • Roomby Emma Donoghue; John Boyne

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 8.71

    A major film starring Brie Larson Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Orange Prize With an introduction by John Boyne Today I'm five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I'm changed to five, abracadabra. Jack lives with his Ma in Room. Room has a single locked... more...

  • In the Shadow of Violenceby Douglass C. North; John Joseph Wallis; Steven B. Webb; Barry R. Weingast

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book explains how political control of economic privileges is used to limit violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful organizations. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violenceby Mark Juergensmeyer; Margo Kitts; Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. more...