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The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo

by Paula Huntley

A moving testimony to the power of literature to bring people together in even the most difficult of circumstances.

In the spring of 1999, the world watched as more than 800,000 Kosovo Albanians poured over Kosovo's...


Unveiled

by Vinita Shaw

Unveiled is a compilation of short stories that portray the pain of being a girl- from the womb to the tomb. This book is also a compilation of the author's portrayal of the sufferings of the Indian girls and...


El Paso Days

by Elroy Bode & Robert Bonazzi

The thoughts, scenes, and observations gathered in this collection written by an aging Elroy Bode concern themselves on the surface with the daily happenings during a typical year, reflecting the author’s...


Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why itOften Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They Al

by Jen Lancaster

Jen Lancaster hates to burst your happy little bubble, but life in the big city isn't all it's cracked up to be. Contrary to what you see on TV and in the movies, most urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky...


The Ethics of Exile: Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J..M.. Coetzee: Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown a

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power

by Philip Dwyer

In this second volume of Philip Dwyer’s authoritative biography on one of history’s most enthralling leaders, Napoleon, now 30, takes his position as head of the French state after the 1799 coup. Dwyer...


Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life

by Berel Lang & Ariella Lang

In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian...


Exile: The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz

by Roger Averill

Like the best true life adventures, the story of Werner Pelz is stranger than fiction. Forced to flee Nazi Germany for being Jewish, he was then interned in England for being German. Shipped to Australia on...


A Short Border Handbook

by Gazmend Kapllani

An exhilarating and blackly funny exploration of migration and borders from an Albanian who grew up in Hoxha's madhouse, longing to cross to Greece, only to find another seam of absurdities and disappointments...


Sir Joseph Ward: A Political Biography

by Michael Bassett

Sir Joseph Ward (1856–1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906–12 and...


Self-Portrait

by Marti Friedlander

From a childhood spent in London’s rough East End to a half-century in New Zealand photographing winemakers and artists, children and kuia, Marti Friedlander has lived a life marked by adventure, travel, and...


Heaphy: Explorer, Artist, Settler

by Iain Sharp

Richly illustrated with Charles Heaphy's remarkable paintings and drawings as well as photographs and maps from the period, this engaging work tells the story of Heaphy's life and his art. A draughtsman, explorer,...


Dark Night: Walking with McCahon

by Martin Edmond

In 1984, on his way to a major exhibition opening, celebrated New Zealand painter Colin McCahon went missing for 24 hours in Sydney, Australia. He was discovered by police the next day on a bench in Centennial...


Coates of the Kaipara

by Fay Hercock

In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878–1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister...


Before I Forget

by Jacqueline Fahey

The second volume of memoir by New Zealand artist, feminist, and writer Jacqueline Fahey, this book kicks off after her marriage to celebrated psychiatrist Fraser McDonald. As it recounts Fahey’s battles against...


Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle

by Richard Zimmerman

Michael V. DiSalle was elected to his first and only term as governor in one of Ohio's most contentious elections, which featured a ferocious battle over the so-called "Right-to-Work" issue, a union-busting...


Last Flight

by Amelia Earhart

Earhart's account of her ill-fated last flight around the world, begun in 1937, remains one of the most moving and absorbing adventure stories of all time. Compiled here are dispatches, letters, diary entries...


Known and Unknown: A Memoir

by Donald Rumsfeld

Few Americans have spent more time near the center of power than Donald Rumsfeld, whose widely commented-on memoir offers many previously undisclosed details about his service with four U.S. presidents. We follow...


Oscar: The Bionic Cat

by Kate Allan

An amazing true story of feline suvival and human ingenuity

When Kate Allan's beloved black cat, Oscar, is found lying severely injured in a field near her Jersey home, she is sure the accident-prone feline...


From A to Bee: My First Year as a Beginner Beekeeper

by James Dearsley

Taken from his popular blog, the Surrey Beekeeper, James Dearsley presents the first personal, accessible account of the experience of learning how to harvest bees

Beekeeping . . . oh my . . . what have I...