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  • The Tartar Steppeby Dino Buzzati

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 13.29

    Idealistic young officer Giovanni Drogo is full of determination to serve his country well. But when he arrives at a bleak border station in the Tartar desert, where he is to take a short assignment at Fort Bastiani, he finds the castle manned by veteran soldiers who have grown old without seeing a trace of the enemy. As his length of service stretches... more...

  • Instrumentalby James Rhodes

    Canongate Books 2015; US$ 12.46

    James Rhodes' passion for music has been his absolute lifeline. It has been the thread that has held him together through a life that has encompassed pain, conflict and turmoil. Listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatised teenager or discovering an Adagio by Bach while in a hospital ward – such exquisite miracles of musical genius have helped... 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...

  • The Ghost Riderby Ismail Kadare

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    An old woman is awoken in the dead of night by knocks at her front door. The woman opens it to find her daughter, Doruntine, standing there alone in the darkness. She has been brought home from a distant land by a mysterious rider she claims is her brother Konstandin. But unbeknownst to her, Konstandin has been dead for years. What follows is chain... more...

  • Ecclesiastes or, The Preacherby Doris Lessing

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    Ancient tradition suggests that this world-weary lament is the work of Solomon in old age. Casting its eye over the transient nature of life, the book questions the striving for wisdom and the truth, choosing instead to espouse the value of living for the moment. The text is introduced by Doris Lessing. more...

  • The Life Of Robert Burnsby Catherine Carswell

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 12.46

    Introduced by Thomas Crawford.First published in 1930 to an unprecedented storm of protest, Catherine Carswell's The Life of Robert Burns remains the standard work on its subject.Carswell deliberately shakes the image of Burns as a romantic hero – exposing the sexual misdemeanours, drinking bouts and waywardness that other, more reverential, biographies... more...

  • Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocksby Alan Coren

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 14.13

    Edited by his children, Giles and Victoria, Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks is an anthology of writing from the former editor of Punch and Radio 4 national treasure Alan Coren, who died in October 2007. In a prolific forty-year career Alan Coren wrote for The Times, Observer, Tatler, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Listener, Punch and the New Yorker, and published... more...

  • On Forgivenessby Richard Holloway

    Canongate Books 2002; US$ 12.46

    'Full of human wisdom, this is a psychologically acute and absorbing approach to a very important subject' PHILIP PULLMANIn this inspiring work, Richard Holloway tackles the great theme of forgiveness. One of the most important books on this essential topic, On Forgiveness draws on the great philosophers and writers such as Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques... more...