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Sukarno:A Political Biography

by John D. Legge

Sukarno was one of the great charismatic leaders of the post-war world. To some he was the architect of his nation, to others a flamboyant and extravagant dictator.


Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage

by Jamie James

In the first book devoted to Rimbaud's lost voyage to Asia, novelist and critic Jamie James reviews everything that is known about the episode; from there, he imaginatively spirals into a reconstruction of what...


Idiots in Paris: Diaries of Elizabeth and JG Bennett, 1949

by Elizabeth Bennett & John Godolphin Bennett

In 1949, JG Bennett was engaged in, with Gurdjieff's help, a titanic struggle with his own nature, which he describes in these diaries. However Elizabeth's entries, which make up the bulk of this book, give...


Save Send Delete

by Danusha V. Goska

Save Send Delete is a debate about God between polar opposites: Mira, a poor, Catholic professor and Rand, an atheist author and celebrity. It’s based on a true story. Mira reveals gut-level emotions and her...


Praise of Motherhood

by Phil Jourdan

When Phil Jourdan's mother died suddenly in 2009, she left behind a legacy of kindness and charity — but she also left unanswered some troubling questions. Was she, as she once claimed, a spy? Had she suffered...


Auspicious Good Fortune: One woman's inspirational journey from Western disillusionment to Eastern spiritual fulfilment

by Sumangal Morhall

Has your life ever flashed before you? Sumangali Morhall chased everything Western society taught her to pursue: material wealth, academic success, and even the perfect relationship, only to discover something...


On Juniper Mountain: A Journey in the Himalayas

by Angela Locke

Angela Locke travelled to Nepal in the early 90's to research a new book, and found herself on a journey of discovery which would change her life. She would find herself returning to Nepal, becoming immersed...


Where the Peacocks Sing

by Alison Singh Gee

How far would you travel for love? In her sparkling memoir, journalist Alison Singh Gee learns that love, riches, and a place to call home can be found in the most unexpected places. 

Alison Singh Gee was a...


Shouting Won't Help

by Katherine Bouton

For twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at The New York Times, at daily editorial meetings she couldn’t hear what her colleagues were saying. She had...


My Brother

by Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid's brother Devon Drew died of AIDS on January 19, 1996, at the age of thirty-three. Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother’s life and death is also...


Where the Cherry Tree Grew

by Philip Levy

Noted historian pens biography of Ferry Farm—George Washington's boyhood home—and its three centuries of American history

 

In 2002, Philip Levy arrived on the banks of Rappahannock River in Virginia...


O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night

by A. E. Hotchner

“Acclaimed author and feisty nonagenarian Hotchner's witty ruminations about the art of living well into old age…with brio and a touch of his trademark sass, Hotchner writes about rediscovering love after...


Give Me Everything You Have

by James Lasdun

A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author’s strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled “verbal terrorist,”...


The Force of Things

by Alexander Stille

A masterpiece of literary memory—a powerful exploration of the intersections of family, history, and memory

“One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left...


Death Grip

by Matt Samet

Death Grip chronicles a top climber's near-fatal struggle with anxiety and depression, and his nightmarish journey through the dangerous world of prescription drugs. Matt Samet lived to climb, and craved...


Banksy

by Will Ellsworth-Jones

While hiding from the limelight, Banksy has made himself into one of the world’s best-known living artists. His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses. He was nominated for...


Sooner Than I Thought

by Stacie Ellerson

Stacie Ellerson's Sooner Than I Thought "I Have A Story 2 Tell" is a powerful dynamic story of the twists and turns of this courageous savvy author's life's experiences. Stacie takes the reader on a roller coaster...


The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide

by Ayesha Jalal

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India's partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote...


His Hand on Us: The E. Robert Reynolds, Jr. Story

by Betty E. Reynolds

Creative, hard working, dedicated, strong, a woman of faith-Betty Reynolds had to rely on all of these qualities and more when her husband was shot and left for dead while the couple was serving as missionaries...


Night Thoughts: Reflections of a Sex Therapist

by Avodah K. Offit

A collection of essays on the viscissitudes of sexuality and love. It deals with the familiar as well as the forbidden. Topics range from masturbation, orgasm and post-coital feelings, to extra-marital patterns,...