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Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN-13: 9781782119227
Price: $$40.50

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If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice

A collection of the very best advice from some of the world's most successful and remarkable people. Gathered by the co-founder of Innocent Drinks.

Adventures in advice with some of the world's most remarkable people.

President Bill Clinton, Clare Balding, Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench, James Corden, Margaret Atwood, Sir David Attenborough, Annie Lennox, Andy Murray, Joanna Lumley, Anthony Bourdain, Marina Abramovic, Sir Richard Branson, Sandi Toksvig, Jude Law, Nicola Sturgeon, Harry Belafonte, Olivia Colman, Simon Cowell, Martha Lane-Fox, Mario Testino, Esther Perel, Bear Grylls, Diana Athill, Mike Bloomberg, Ruby Wax, Alain de Botton, Jo Malone, Heston Blumenthal, Ruthie Rogers, Nitin Sawhney, Katie Piper, Richard Curtis, Shami Chakrabarti, andMichael McIntyre are just some of the many inspiring people who appear in Richard Reed's fascinating book.

In each case Richard asked them to share with him some of their hard-earned wisdom and insights into life and how to make the most of it.

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing... is not only packed with great advice but is also an enormously entertaining, brilliantly written and stunningly designed book. Each of the encounters is complemented by a pen and ink portrait by the award-winning British artist, Samuel Kerr. The resulting book is a treasure trove for readers of all ages and interests and a perfect gift book for just about anyone.

Author Bio

Richard Reed studied geography at St. John's College, Cambridge before starting a career in advertising. A few years later he and two friends left their jobs to found Innocent Drinks. Starting from a market stall, today Innocent produces more than a million smoothies a day and sells them in 17 countries across Europe. Reed is the founder of Art Everywhere and co-founder of the Innocent Foundation and JamJar Investments. He also presented the BBC Three series Be Your Own Boss. This is his first book.

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Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: McSweeney’s
ISBN-13: 9781940450100
Price: $$43.50

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McSweeney’s Issue 50

To celebrate our 50th issue, we've put together one of our very best collections, with stories, essays, treatises, manifestos, letters, comics, and illustrated travel diaries from 50 different contributors. There's stunning new work from writers who we've long published - Jonathan Lethem, Lydia Davis, Sherman Alexie, Etgar Keret, Sheila Heti, Diane Williams, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman, Steven Millhauser (among many others) - and fantastic new writing from authors who we've long admired, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Thomas McGuane, Kevin Young, and Carrie Brownstein. The physical object that will contain all this great work will be a sturdy and beautiful hardcover book . . . something to behold and something to keep.

This issue's full contributor list:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Jonathan Lethem
Lydia Davis
Heidi Julavits
Kevin Young
Ismet Prcic
Sheila Heti
Sherman Alexie
Carrie Brownstein
Sean Wilsey
Patton Oswalt
Valeria Luiselli
Rebecca Curtis
Thomas McGuane
Sarah Vowell
John Moe
Steven Millhauser
Jason Polan
Tucker Nichols
Eduardo Berti
John Hodgman
Aparna Nancherla
Diane Williams
Etgar Keret
Corinna Vallianatos
Sarah Manguso
Jeff Parker
Kevin Moffett
Jesse Ball
Brian Evenson
Lilli Carre
Carson Mell
Kristen Iskandrian
Lucy Corin
Zain Khalid
Dan Morey
Eli Horowitz
Bianca Bagnarelli
Andrew Leland
Haris Durrani
Vauhini Vara
Benjamin Percy
Wendy Molyneux
Sarah Walker
Dan Kennedy
James H. Folta
Keaton Patti
Matthew Sharpe
Jesse Jacobs
Sophia Foster-Dimino

Author Bio

Dave Eggers lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

McSweeney's began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney's has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, Jonathan Franzen, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others. At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we're committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.

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Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781447284185
Price: $$16.99

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Gone Astray (DC Maggie Neville #1)

A compelling debut crime novel featuring Detective Constable Maggie Neville.

Money can't buy you happiness. The truth could hurt more than a lie. And one moment can change your life forever…

When Lesley Kinnock bought a lottery ticket on a whim, she could never have imagined how radically her life would change. Catapulted into wealth beyond their wildest dreams, Lesley, her husband Mack, and their 15 year-old daughter move into an exclusive gated community in Buckinghamshire, England, leaving their ordinary life - and friends - behind.

But their sudden luck quickly turns into their darkest nightmare when Lesley returns home one day to find their house empty - and her daughter, Rosie, gone.

Detective Constable Maggie Neville is assigned to be Family Liaison Officer to Lesley and Mack, supporting them while quietly trying to investigate the family. And she has a crisis threatening her own life: a secret from the past that could shatter everything she's worked so hard to build.

As Lesley and Maggie desperately search for Rosie, their fates hurtle together on a collision course that threatens to end in tragedy…

Author Bio

Michelle Davies has been a magazine contributor for over twenty years, including working the production desk at Elle, and as Features Editor of Heat. Her last staff position before going freelance was Editor-at-Large at Grazia magazine, and she currently writes for a number of women's magazines and newspaper supplements. Michelle is also a crime reviewer for the Books section of the Sunday Express.

Michelle lives in London with her partner and daughter, juggling crime writing, freelance journalism, and motherhood. Gone Astray is her debut novel.

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Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781447290988
Price: $$16.99

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The Snow Rose

A thrilling and suspenseful novel of a woman on the run from the past, from the bestselling author of The Snow Angel and The Winter Children, Lulu Taylor.

I know they think I shouldn't keep her… That's why I've escaped them while I can, while I still have the opportunity…

Kate is on the run with her daughter Heather, her identity hidden and their destination unknown to the family they've left behind. She's found a place where they can live in solitude, a grand old house full of empty rooms and dark secrets. But they're not alone, for there are the strange old ladies in the cottage next door: Matty and her sister Sissy. They know what happened here long ago, and are curious about Kate. How long can she hide Heather's presence from them?

When an eccentric band of newcomers arrive, led by the charismatic Archer, Kate realizes that the past she's so desperate to escape is about to catch up with her. And inside the house, history is beginning to repeat itself…

Author Bio

Lulu Taylor moved around the world as a child before her family settled in the Oxfordshire countryside. She studied English at Oxford University and had a successful career in publishing before becoming a writer. Her first novel, Heiresses, was nominated for the RNA Readers' Choice award. Her other novels include The Snow Angel, The Winter Folly and The Winter Children. Lulu is married and lives in London, England.

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Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509820252
Price: $$36.99

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Cooking for Family and Friends

100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

Do you find it tricky to balance eating healthy with cooking for a crowd? In Cooking for Family and Friends Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, presents over one hundred delicious and nutritious recipes, perfect for sharing with the special people in your life.

An extensive collection of Joe's simple favourites and proven crowd-pleasers - such as Roast Chicken with Celeriac Mash and Bacon Greens, BBQ Ribs with Dirty Corn, and Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Chapattis - each recipe is big on flavour and packed with the essential ingredients needed to burn fat and fuel your workout.

Author Bio

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has helped tens of thousands of people achieve new levels of fitness and fat loss with his 90 Day Shift, Shape and Sustain programme.

A personal trainer and an advanced boxing coach, he is also author of the bestselling Lean in 15 series: The Shift Plan, The Shape Plan, and The Sustain Plan.

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Lean in 15: The Shape Plan
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Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781447278344
Price: $$34.99

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The Seagull (Vera #8)

The much-anticipated eighth novel in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Vera Stanhope series.

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall.

Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body is buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a search team investigates, officers find not one skeleton, but two.

This cold case case takes Vera back in time, and very close to home, as Brace and Marshall, along with a mysterious stranger known only as ‘the Prof', were close friends of Hector, her father. Together, they were ‘the Gang of Four', and Hector had been one of the last people to see Marshall alive. Vera must confront her prejudices and unwanted memories to dig out the truth, as the past begins to collide dangerously with the present…

The Seagull is Ann Cleeves' searing new novel, about corruption deep in the heart of a community, and about fragile, and fracturing, family relationships.

Author Bio

Ann Cleeves is the author behind PBS's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold millions of copies worldwide.

Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook, and auxiliary coastguard before become a crime writer. In 2006, Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series, and in 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. She is also a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. Ann lives in North Tyneside, England.

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The Moth Catcher (Vera #7)
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Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802127099
Price: $$34.95

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Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match" (New York Review of Books).

This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie.

In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer's life and work. During the course of their sixteen years together, Myles was madly devoted to the dog's wellbeing, especially in her final days. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie's death, Afterglow (a dog memoir) launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner. Through this lens, we witness Myles's experiences with intimacy and spirituality, celebrity and politics, alcoholism and recovery, fathers and family history, as well as the fantastical myths we spin to get to the heart of grief.

Moving from an imaginary talk show where Rosie is interviewed by Myles's childhood puppet to a critical reenactment of the night Rosie mated with another pit bull, from lyrical transcriptions of their walks to Rosie's enlightened narration from the afterlife,Afterglow (a dog memoir) illuminates all that it can mean when we dedicate our existence to a dog. "

Author Bio

Eileen Myles is the author of more than twenty books, including Chelsea Girls and, most recently I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1975-2014. Myles's many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Art Writers' Grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Art Writing, and the Shelley Prize from The Poetry Society of America. Myles teaches at NYU and Naropa University and lives in Marfa, TX and New York City.

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Cool For You
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Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN-13: 9781782118336
Price: $$21.95

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The Dark Flood Rises

The new novel from literary great Margaret Drabble is by turns dark and joyous, hilarious and heartbreaking, and asks us what makes a good life, and a good death

Fran may be old but she's not going without a fight. So she dyes her hair, enjoys every glass of red wine, drives restlessly around the country and lives in an insalubrious tower block that her loved ones disapprove of. And as each of them - her pampered ex Claude, old friend Jo, flamboyant son Christopher and earnest daughter Poppet - seeks happiness in their own way, what will the last reckoning be? Will they be waving or drowning when the end comes? By turns joyous and profound, darkly sardonic and moving,The Dark Flood Rises questions what makes a good life, and a good death.

Author Bio

Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the author of eighteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage,The Millstone,The Peppered Moth,The Red Queen,The Sea Lady and most recently, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby. She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was appointed CBE in 1980, and made DBE in the 2008 Honours list. She was also awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd.

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Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Granta Publications
ISBN-13: 9781846276071
Price: $$22.50

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Swallowing Mercury

Set in rural south Poland in the 1980s, this novella follows a young girl's passage to adulthood in her village, where folklore lives alongside religious belief and peculiar personal metamorphoses are the norm

Wiola lives in a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola has a black cat called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he's a taxidermist. Wiola's mother tells her that killing spiders brings on storms. Wiola must never enter the seamstress's 'secret' room. Wiola collects matchbox labels. Wiola is a good Catholic girl brought up with folktales and nurtured on superstition. Wiola lives in a Poland that is both very recent and lost in time. Wiola's life is peculiar. Wiola's life is just a life.

Following Wiola's progress from childhood to adolescence, Swallowing Mercury is a novella about the ordinary passing of years filled with extraordinary days. In vivid prose, filled with texture, colour and sound, it depicts an enchanting world of horse-drawn carts and local markets, folk customs and political unrest, freshly-picked cherries and rival cigarette brands. It is a precise and sensitive character study of a clever, strong-willed, thoughtful girl who grows into a unique young woman, both an observer of and a participant in her world.

Author Bio

Wioletta Greg is the author of six volumes of poetry and a novella, Swallowing Mercury, translated here into English for the first time. Her poetry collection Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance was shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. She lives in Essex.

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Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN-13: 9781936787548
Price: $$24.50

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Beyond the High Blue Air

A Memoir

Like The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Beyond the High Blue Air is a spare, sharp memoir about the speed with which a comfortable existence can be blighted by grief."—Bee Wilson, The Sunday Times

Lu Spinney's memoir Beyond the High Blue Air is at once a portrait of the fearlessness of familial love and the profound dilemma posed by modern medicine. When Spinney's twenty-nine-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, "he knows he is not in control as he is taken by force up the ramp," writes his mother, "skewing sideways as his board clips the edge and then he is hurtling, spinning up, up into the free blue sky ahead . . ." He lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma.

Thus begins the erratic loss - Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness - that unravels over the next five years. Spinney, her husband, and three other children put their lives on hold to tend to Miles at various hospitals and finally in a care home. They hold out hope that he will be returned to them. With blunt precision, Spinney chronicles her family's intimate experience.

And yet, as personal a book as this is, it offers universal meaning, presenting an eloquent and piercing description of what it feels to witness an intimate become unfamiliar. This is a story about ambiguous loss: the disappearance of someone who is still there. Three quarters of the way through, however, Spinney's story takes a turn. The family and, to the degree that he can communicate, Miles himself come to view ending his life as the only possible release from the prison of his bodyand mind. Spinney, cutting her last thread of hope, wishes for her son to die. And yet, even as she allows this difficult revelation to settle, she learns that this is not her decision to make. Because Miles is diagnosed as being in a "minimally conscious state" rather than a "persistent vegetative state," there is no legal way to bring about his death, a bewildering paradox that Spinney navigates with compassion and wisdom. This profound book encompasses the lyrical revelations of a memoir like Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as well as the crucial medical and moral insights of a book such as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal."

Praise for Beyond the High Blue Air:

"A painful account made beautiful by Spinney's poignant details and tender insight."—Booklist

"Spinney describes her son's harrowing final years from a uniquely maternal perspective, weighing the appalling ambiguities of his situation with a sensitivity and respect for both the person he was and the person he has become."—Wendy Moore,The Literary Review

"Beyond the High Blue Air explores the limits of medical science and searches for the unlimited potential of human compassion. "—Forward Reviews (starred review)

Author Bio

Lu Spinney was born in Cape Town and spent her childhood on a farm in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, later moving with her family to the Indian Ocean coast north of Durban. After university, she left South Africa to live in Nice and Paris, before settling in London.

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Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802126603
Price: $$40.50

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From Holmes to Sherlock

The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon

Mattias Bostrom has done the impossible - encapsulated the journey of Sherlock Holmes from international literary superstar to modern day television hero."—Lyndsay Faye, author of The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author's own attempt to escape his invention?

In From Holmes to Sherlock, Swedish author and Sherlock Holmes expert Mattias Bostrom recreates the full story behind the legend for the first time. From a young Arthur Conan Doyle sitting in a Scottish lecture hall taking notes on his medical professor's powers of observation to the pair of modern-day fans who brainstormed the idea behind the TV sensation Sherlock, from the publishing world's first literary agent to the Georgian princess who showed up at the Conan Doyle estate and altered a legacy, the narrative follows the men and women who have created and perpetuated the myth. It includes tales of unexpected fortune, accidental romance, and inheritances gone awry, and tells of the actors, writers, readers, and other players who have transformed Sherlock Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the odd genius of today. Told in fast-paced, novelistic prose,From Holmes to Sherlock is a singular celebration of the most famous detective in the world-a must-read for newcomers and experts alike. "

Praise for From Holmes to Sherlock:

"[Bostrom] comes up with some intriguing and fresh details . . . The canon of critical and biographical material on Holmes and Doyle is massive, of course, but even so, this latest entry makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how a bloodhound called Sherlock took over the world."—Booklist (starred review)

"A spirited account of how Sherlock became a household name . . . Bostrom's weaving of the Holmes story into the larger one of popular culture and the mass-entertainment industry is the best part of this very good book. For fans of literature, film history, and Conan Doyle alike, a fine complement to the best works of Sherlock-iana."—Kirkus Reviews

"[From Holmes to Sherlock] explores the world's continuing fascination with fiction's leading detective hero. The informal, accessible style of Gallagher's translation makes for an easy, if lengthy, read."—Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Mattias Bostrom, born in 1971, is a Swedish author, publisher, and Sherlock Holmes expert. He has written three books about Swedish popular culture history and has been an active Sherlockian for almost thirty years, publishing articles and editing books and booklets on the subject. He lives outside Stockholm with his wife and two young daughters.

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Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN-13: 9781619029569
Price: $$37.50

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The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore

A Story of American Rage

Essential reading for understanding this country now and going forward." —Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

When he agreed to cover the 2016 election season, journalist Jared Yates Sexton didn't know he was stepping into what would become - for both political parties - the most rageful and divisive political circus in U.S. history.

His initial dispatches showed Democrats at war with their establishment, coming apart at the seams over the long-gestating ascendancy of Hillary Clinton and the upstart momentum of Bernie Sanders, whose grassroots campaign provoked uprisings of people desperate for change. Then, on June 14, Sexton attended a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to witness these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed well over 1 million times, his reporting was soon featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg, and Mother Jones, and he would go on to write two pieces for The New York Times. Sexton gained more than 18,000 followers on Twitter in a matter of days, and received online harassments, campaigns to get him fired from his university professorship, and death threats that changed his life forever.

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization - a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers.

Like the works of Hunter S. Thompson and Norman Mailer - books that have paved the way for important narratives that shape how we perceive not only the politics of our time but also our way of life - The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is an instant classic, an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself."

Praise for The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore:

"A leftist counterweight to Hillbilly Elegy, laced with shots of Hunter S. Thompson . . . A useful snapshot of a tumultuous presidential race."—Kirkus Reviews

"Sexton's reporting provides a unique nuts-and-bolts look at the campaigns, and his eyewitness reports of the aggressive displays at Trump rallies are both terrifying and fascinating."—Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Jared Yates Sexton's political writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, Salon, and elsewhere. He is the author of three collections of fiction and a crime novel. Currently he serves as an associate professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University.

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Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509860043
Price: $$18.99

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Dunkirk

Retreat to Victory

In May 1940, the small British Expeditionary Force was sent to help the Belgians and French hold back the German army. When the Germans invaded, the BEF found themselves in mortal danger thanks to the collapse of the French army on one flank and the Belgian on another. Ill-equipped and under-trained, they nevertheless fought hard for three weeks, conducting a successful fighting withdrawal in the face of a formidable foe.

Drawing on previously unpublished and rare material, Julian Thompson recreates the action from the misunderstandings between the British and French generals to the experiences of the ordinary soldier. He describes the fighting inland and takes us onto Dunkirk harbour and the beaches as the Royal Navy raced against time to bring the British soldiers home.

A masterly work of military history, Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory is also a tribute to the soldiers whose courage and self belief sustained them through their darkest hours.

Author Bio

Julian Thompson joined the Royal Marines a month after his eighteenth birthday and served for thirty-four years, retiring as Major-General. He commanded 3rd Commando Brigade, which carried out the initial landings to repossess the Falkland Islands in 1982 and fought most of the subsequent land battles. He is now visiting professor in the department of war studies at King College, London.

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Hardcover: 244 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802125965
Price: $$36.50

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Lights On, Rats Out

A Memoir

"Lights On, Rats Out is unlike anything I've ever read - a powerfully, staggeringly honest book that is excruciating in places, and also completely haunting. LeFavour's intimate account of her relationship with her psychiatrist is intensely compelling, forthright, and brave. Did he overstep? Was he somehow pulled in by her beyond what was therapeutically appropriate or helpful? This is a fascinating memoir in a category of its own." —Dani Shapiro

As a young college graduate a year into treatment with a psychiatrist, Cree LeFavour began to organize her days around the cruel, compulsive logic of self-harm: with each newly lit cigarette, the world would drop away as her focus narrowed on the blooming release of pleasure-pain as the burning tip was applied to an unblemished patch of skin. Her body was a canvas of cruelty; each scar a mark of pride and shame.

In sharp and shocking language, Lights On, Rats Out brings us closely into these years. We see the world as Cree did - turned upside down, the richness of life muted and dulled, its pleasures perverted. The heady thrill of meeting with her psychiatrist, Dr. Adam N. Kohl - whose relationship with Cree is at once sustaining and paralyzing - comes to be the only bright spot in her days.

Lights On, Rats Out describes a fiercely smart and independent woman's charged attachment to a mental health professional and the dangerous compulsion to keep him in her life at all costs.

Author Bio

Cree LeFavour is the author of several cookbooks, including the James Beard Award nominated Fish, published by Chronicle Books. She has Ph.D. in American Studies and taught writing at New York University.

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Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802127143
Price: $$37.50

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Birdcage Walk

It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Soon his plans for a magnificent terrace built above the two-hundred-foot drop of the Gorge come under threat.Tormented and striving Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants - his passion for Lizzie darkening until she finds herself dangerously alone.

Weaving a deeply personal and moving story with a historical moment of critical and complex importance,Birdcage Walk is an unsettling and brilliantly tense drama of public and private violence, resistance and terror from one of our greatest storytellers.

Author Bio

Helen Dunmore is the author of fourteen novels. Her first, Zennor in Darkness, won the McKitterick Prize. Her third novel, A Spell of Winter, won the inaugural Orange Prize, now the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Her bestselling novel The Siege was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year and the Orange Prize.

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Exposure
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Hardcover: 324 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802126597
Price: $$37.50

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See What I Have Done

Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Or did she?

In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.

On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid: Someone's killed Father. The brutal ax-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, leaves little evidence and many unanswered questions. While neighbors struggle to understand why anyone would want to harm the respected Bordens, those close to the family have a different tale to tell - of a father with an explosive temper; a spiteful stepmother; and two spinster sisters, with a bond even stronger than blood, desperate for their independence.

As the police search for clues, Emma comforts an increasingly distraught Lizzie whose memories of that morning flash in scattered fragments. Had she been in the barn or the pear arbor to escape the stifling heat of the house? When did she last speak to her stepmother? Were they really gone and would everything be better now? Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fatefulday are slowly revealed through a high-wire feat of storytelling.

Author Bio

After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing), a Master of Arts (Creative Writing), and a Graduate Diploma of Information Management, Sarah Schmidt currently works as a Reading & Literacy Coordinator (read: a fancy librarian) at a regional public library. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her partner and daughter. See What I Have Done is her first novel.

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Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN-13: 9781619029354
Price: $$24.50

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Sex and Rage

A Novel

The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel, originally published in 1979, about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New York City.

We first meet Jacaranda in Los Angeles. She's a beach bum, a part-time painter of surfboards, sun-kissed and beautiful. Jacaranda has an on-again, off-again relationship with a married man and glitters among the city's pretty creatures, blithely drinking Pink Ladies with any number of tycoons, unattached and unworried in the pleasurable mania of California. Yet she lacks a purpose - so at twenty-eight, jobless, she moves to New York to start a new life and career, eager to make it big in the world of New York City.

Sex and Rage delights in its sensuous, dreamlike narrative and its spontaneous embrace of fate, and work, and of certain meetings and chances. Jacaranda moves beyond the tango of sex and rage into the open challenge of a defined and more fulfilling expressive life. Sex and Rage further solidifies Eve Babitz's place as a singularly important voice in Los Angeles literature - haunting, alluring, and alive."

Praise for Sex and Rage:

The entirety of Sex and Rage . . . is a kind of pushback against the notion of Southern California's banality and vanity: it gives great merit to simple beauty and solitude, and does its part to redeem the SoCal lifestyle."  —The Paris Review (staff pick)

"Sex and Rage reveals a more self-conscious Eve Babitz . . . Sometimes an author transcends the line between writer and work, emblematizing an era, such as how one can walk into the Library Bar downtown and order a Hemingway Daiquiri, why there is an Amazon series about Zelda and F. Scott, or the phenomenon of lugging one's books in a tote emblazoned with an image of Joan Didion holding a cigarette and looking delightfully contemptuous. Babitz too has become larger than her oeuvre, a sort of colophon ofher own work. Babitz's iconic status is why Jacaranda is such a fascinating character. She signals Babitz's fear of time passing, of being an almost former it-girl. Similar to its author, Babitz's writing is also like the jacaranda tree in glorious bloom - bewitching an entire city, but all too brief." —Los Angeles Review of Books

Author Bio

Eve Babitz is the author of several books of fiction, including Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A.; and Black Swans: Stories. Her nonfiction works include Fiorucci, The Book and Two by Two: Tango, Two-Step, and the L.A. Night. She has written for publications including Ms. and Esquire and in the late 1960s designed album covers for the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and Linda Ronstadt.

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Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN-13: 9781786071088
Price: $$37.50

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War and the Death of News

Reflections of a Grade B Reporter

Martin Bell has served as a corporal in a colonial army, been embedded with British forces, gone on missions with Americans and crossed the Suez Canal with the Israelis. He has kept the company of soldiers, warlords, mercenaries and militias, and even attended one of Idi Amin's weddings. From Vietnam to Yemen, Bell has been in the thick of it, witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in how wars are fought and reported.

Drawing on his experiences as a journalist and a soldier, the respected former BBC correspondent provides a moving, personal account of war - its futility and its failures - and an impassioned take on what we've lost in twenty-first century reporting. The dangers we face today from international terrorism are unprecedented, and TV news, no longer being an eyewitness, censors real world violence and peers across frontiers with the help of unverifiable videos.War and the Death of News is a compelling account of where we have come from and where we now stand, by one of the outstanding TV journalists of our time.

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Martin Bell is a former BBC war correspondent who has spent more than half a century in unquiet corners of the world, including four years as an MP in the House of Commons. His previous books includeThrough the Gates of Fire: A Journey into World Disorder and An Accidental MP. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and he lives in London.

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Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802126542
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The State Counsellor

A Fandorin Mystery

Since the publication of The Winter Queen, a New York Times Notable Book and the first mystery featuring Erast Fandorin, Boris Akunin's historical mystery series has become a worldwide sensation, selling millions of copies and propelling Akunin into the ranks of Russia's most widely read contemporary novelists. The first new Fandorin novel available to an American audience in a decade,The State Counsellor tests the handsome diplomat-detective's guile and integrity like no mystery before.

Russia, 1891. The new governor-general of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow. A blizzard rages outside as a mustachioed official climbs aboard near the city; with his trademark stutter, he introduces himself as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin. He then thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the governor-general's heart and, tearing off his mustache, escapes out the carriage window. The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at thereal Fandorin's door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG-and the government mole who is feeding the group information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact? The State Counsellor is a colorful entertainer from a master of the sly historical romp. 

Praise for The State Counsellor:

"A relentless page-turner. The 19th century that Mr. Akunin depicts is pulsing with irresistible energy. From dastardly terrorists to sultry femme fatales, Akunin's Moscow is a porto-noir paradise cut through with a decidedly Russian sense of futility . . . [A] fun and entertaining detective novel." —New York Journal of Books

"This rousing historical mystery, fluidly translated from the Russian by Bromfield, continues to draw its appeal from the Holmes-like Fandorin and from the author's antic stylistic flourishes." —Booklist

"Akunin's descriptions of characters' appearances and temperaments, as well as the time period, call to mind Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes adventures. Narrative sleights of hand and copious red herrings will keep readers guessing until the end." —Publishers Weekly

"Through every twist and turn, both Akunin and his hero maintain an imperturbable decorum that makes this the most ceremonious tale of terrorism and counterterrorism you're ever likely to read." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Bio

Boris Akunin is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the Republic of Georgia in 1956. A philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese, Akunin published his first detective novel in 1998 and has gone on to become one of the most widely read authors in Russia. He is the author of the Fandorin mysteries, includingThe Winter Queen, which was a finalist for the CWA Silver Dagger Award, and the Sister Pelagia series. He lives in London, Paris, and Andalusia.

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Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN-13: 9781910477434
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The Portrait

Avid antiques collector Pierre-Francois Chaumont unearths the find of a lifetime at a Paris auction house: an eighteenth-century portrait of a gentleman who looks just like him. Researching into the painting's history, he has the chance to abandon his tedious existence and walk into a brand new life . . .

Author Bio

Antoine Laurain was born in Paris in the early 1970s. He is a writer, collector and director of several short films.


Emily Boyce is in-house translator for Gallic Books. She lives in London.

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Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN-13: 9781617755507
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This is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake

Garbage will release a coffee-table book full of artifacts, photos, and anecdotes that capture their long history: pages of lyrics with penciled-in edits, cocktail recipes - like one for 'Vodka With Anything' - and snapshots from a forgotten era where Manson wore her hair boy-short and platinum blonde." —The Cut/New York Magazine

 

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Described by Pitchfork as the alternative to everything,"Garbage pioneered their wildly inventive fusion of pop, heavy guitars, and hip-hop and industrial textures more than two decades ago. Their 1994 debut album - recorded in Madison, Wisconsin, by Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig - made them one of the most acclaimed, adventurous, and best-selling bands of the nineties, and an international phenomenon: double platinum in the UK, US, and Australia, headlining festivals around the globe. Their six studio albums have collectively sold over fifteen million copies worldwide. In 2012, Garbage declared their independence by founding their own label, STUNVOLUME, allowing the band to chart their own course on their own terms. After a new album,Strange Little Birds, and an extensive tour in 2016, the band continues to define a future celebrating differences.This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake is their first book."

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Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509842650
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Keeping My Sisters’ Secrets

Eva, Peggy and Kathleen were sisters born into a close-knit working class family, living in a tiny terraced house in a street so rough the police would only walk down it in pairs. As they grew up between the wars, they dreamed of escaping their violent father and the crime-written slums of Waterloo. Peggy was a studious girl so appalled by conditions in the factories that she became a Communist. Beautiful Kathleen married an abusive man and later - during the Second World War - fell in love with a GI. Feisty Eva became a pickpocket as a child so she could help their mother put food on the table - and never lost her rebellious streak, or her desire to protect her family by whatever means necessary.

As the years pass the sisters all lived close together, sharing each other's lives, supporting each other through hard times. Lambeth Girls is a rich, moving story of three sisters fighting to survive through decades of social upheaval, their love for each other the one constant in a changing world.

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Beezy Marsh is an award-winning journalist with a strong background in investigative reporting, who cut her teeth at the Northern Echo before moving to the Daily Mail where she regularly wrote the front page. Beezy is married with two children and now works freelance for the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. She is the author of Mad Frank and Sons.

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Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN-13: 9781782119081
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Insanely Gifted

From the creative dynamo, workshop leader and founder member of Faithless comes a manifesto for embracing our dark side and a blueprint for boosting our creativity.

It's time to unleash your genius.

From infancy we are taught to edit ourselves, trimming out the darker, weirder, less acceptable parts in order to please others. But this addiction to approval is holding us back.

What if we dare to be our real selves, honestly and fully?

Insanely Gifted is full of techniques and games to transform our thinking and turn our inner demons into allies. Jamie Catto, creative force behind Faithless and 1 Giant Leap, and leader of personal development workshops for more than a decade, teaches us to better know our deepest instincts - and unlock our true power.

Author Bio

Jamie Catto is the creative catalyst, producer and director behind the global philosophy and music project 1 Giant Leap. The first 1 Giant Leap project was nominated for two Grammys in 2003, sold over 300,000 albums and won numerous awards globally. Catto is also a founder member, singer, art director and video director of dance music super-group Faithless, whose 2005 greatest hits album was the fastest selling dance album of all time. The band has sold millions of copies worldwide, including six million copies of their highly influential hit single 'Insomnia'.

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Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: And Other Stories
ISBN-13: 9781908276926
Price: $$20.50

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Kingdom Cons

"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist." —Francisco Goldman

"Herrera's novels are like little lights in a vast darkness. I want to see whatever he shows me." —Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books


"The Transmigration of Bodies goes straight for the soul." —John Powers, NPR Fresh Air

In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. Part surreal fable and part crime romance, this prize-winning novel from Yuri Herrera questions the price of keeping your integrity in a world ruled by patronage and power.

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Yuri Herrera: Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award with Signs Preceding the End of the World, and achieved great critical success with The Transmigration of Bodies upon its publication in 2016. He teaches at Tulane University in New Orleans.


Lisa Dillman: Lisa Dillman is a US translator based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan and Latin American writers and teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. She won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Signs Preceding the End of the World.

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Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN-13: 9781786071132
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The Postman’s Fiancee

Tania moves from Bavaria to Montreal to fine-tune her French and fall in love. Finding work as a waitress at a low-key restaurant in a working-class area of the city, she meets Bilodo, a shy postman who writes haiku and who is passionate about calligraphy. The two hit it off but then one stormy day their lives take a dramatic turn, and as their destinies become increasingly entwined the two are led into a world where nothing is as it seems.

The Postman's Fiancee reunites readers with the touching and much-loved characters first found in The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman, charming readers once again with his deft touch and lyrical prose with this love story that will move readers, young and old alike. Tania moves from Bavaria to Montreal to fine-tune her French and fall in love. Finding work as a waitress at a low-key restaurant in a working-class area of the city, she meets Bilodo, a shy postman who writes haiku and who is passionate about calligraphy. The two hit it off but then one stormy day their lives take a dramatic turn, and as their destinies become increasingly entwined the two are led into a world where nothing is as it seems.

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DENIS THERIAULT is an award-winning author and screenwriter living in Montreal, Canada. THE POSTMAN'S FIANCEE is the much anticipated sequel to the runaway hit THE PECULIAR LIFE OF A LONELY POSTMAN (Oneworld, 2017). His debut novel,THE BOY WHO BELONGED TO THE SEA, will also be published in English by Oneworld in February 2018.

JOHN CULLEN is the translator of numerous books from Spanish, German, Italian and French, including the international bestseller THE MERSAULT INVESTIGATION by Kamel Daoud (Oneworld, 2015). He lives in New York.

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Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN-13: 9781619029286
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The Widow Nash

It is New York, 1904, and Dulcy Remfrey, despite an idiosyncratic, traveling childhood, faces the predictable life of a woman of the time. All that changes when her eccentric father returns from his expedition to Africa without any of the proceeds from the sale of a gold mine. It seems he's lost his mind along with the money, and Dulcy's obsessive ex-fiance (and her father's business partner) insists she come to Seattle to decipher her father's cryptic notebooks, which may hold clues to themissing funds. When her father dies unexpectedly, taking the truth with him, Dulcy looks at her future, finds it unbearable, and somewhere in the northern Rockies disappears from the train bringing her father's body home.

Is it possible to disappear from your old life and create another? Dulcy travels the West reading stories about her own death and finds a small Montana town where she's reborn as Mrs. Nash, a wealthy young widow, free from the burden of family. But her old life won't let go so easily, and soon her ex-fiance is on her trail, threatening the new life she is so eager to create.

"Readers will treasure Harrison's rich characterization and sharp turns of phrase." —Publishers Weekly, Starred and Boxed Review

The Widow Nash is a riveting narrative, filled with a colorful cast of characters, timeless themes, and great set pieces. Europe in summer. New York in fall. Africa in winter. And the lively, unforgettable town of Livingston, Montana. This is a book that surprises with its twists and turns, a ribald sensibility, and rich historical details. And in Dulcy, Jamie Harrison has created an indelible heroine sure to capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

Author Bio

Jamie Harrison has lived in Montana with her family for almost thirty years. She has worked as a caterer, writer, and as a technical editor for archaeological, botanical, and biological reports. She is the daughter of Jim Harrison.

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Paperback: 185 pages
Publisher: New Vessel Press
ISBN-13: 9781939931450
Price: $$24.50

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Adua

Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Rome for nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame. Now that the civil war in Somalia is over, her homeland beckons. Yet Adua has a husband who needs her, a young man, also an immigrant, who braved a dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. When her father, who worked as an interpreter for Mussolini's fascist regime, dies, Adua inherits the family home. She must decide whether to make the journey back to reclaim her material inheritance, but also how to take charge of her own story and build a future.

Praise for Adua:

"Lovely prose and memorable characters make this novel a thought-provoking and moving consideration of the wreckage of European oppression." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Lucid and forthright … examines the linked consequences of Italian colonization, instability in 1970s Somalia, and the current refugee crisis in Europe … an illuminating work appropriate for a wide range of readers." —Library Journal (Starred Review)

Author Bio

Igiaba Scego is an Italian novelist and journalist. She was born in Rome in 1974 to Somali parents who took refuge in Italy following a coup d'etat in their native country, where her father served as foreign minister.

Jamie Richards is a translator based in Milan. She holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon. Her translations include Igort's Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks, Giovanni Orelli's Walaschek's Dream, and Jellyfish by Giancarlo Pastore.

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Hardcover: 226 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802127396
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The Retreat of Western Liberalism

In his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times chief US columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of America's relative decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil.

In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of liberal democracy - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a terrifying symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's economic losers, and complacency about our system's durability - attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We cannot move forward without a clear diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Unless the West can rekindle an economy that produces gains for the majority of its people, its political liberties may be doomed. The West's faith in history teaches us to take democracy for granted. Reality tells us something troublingly different.

Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the literature and economic analysis, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration, the rise of European populism, and a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.

Praise for The Retreat of Western Liberalism:

"Timely . . . [Luce's] writing has a vigour and sweep all too absent in the deadly prose of social scientists." —Financial Times (UK)

"Edward Luce provides a terrifying view of the challenges facing the West. We have to hope that his prophecies are self denying - something that is more likely if his penetrating analysis gets the wide attention it richly deserves." —Lawrence Summers

Author Bio

Edward Luce is a graduate from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He worked as a speech writer for the treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, worked as the South Asia bureau chief for the Financial Times, and is based in Washington, DC as the Financial Times Washington columnist and commentator. He was formerly its Washington bureau chief. He is also the author of In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India and Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent.

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Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802127006
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Hue 1968

A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Not since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down has Mark Bowden written a book about a battle. His most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war in which the end begins to come into view." The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke. Part military action and part popular uprising, the Tet Offensive included attacks across South Vietnam, but the most dramatic and successful would be the capture of Hue, the country's cultural capital. At 2:30 a.m. on January 31, 10,000 National Liberation Front troops descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. By morning, all of Hue was in Front hands save for two small military outposts. The commanders in country and politicians in Washington refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence. Captain Chuck Meadows was ordered to lead his 160-marine Golf Company against thousands of enemy troops in the first attempt to re-enter Hue later that day. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple points of view. Played out over twenty-four days of terrible fighting and ultimately costing 10,000 combatant and civilian lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. InHue 1968, Bowden masterfully reconstructs this pivotal moment in the American War in Vietnam.

Praise for Hue 1968:

"An extraordinary account of the most important and costly battle of the Vietnam War." - Don McCullin, legendary photojournalist

"In this meticulous retelling of one critical battle, Mark Bowden captures the nuanced and often invisible threads of America's political, military and cultural blindness in Vietnam.Hue 1968 is the new classic about America's Vietnam War." - Elizabeth Becker, author of When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution

 

Author Bio

Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for the Atlantic,Vanity Fair, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. His most recent book is The Three Battles of Wanat: And Other True Stories.

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Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN-13: 9781566894647
Price: $$36.50

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Stephen Florida

"In Stephen Florida, Gabe Habash has created a coming-of-age story with its own, often explosive, rhythm and velocity. Habash has a canny sense of how young men speak and behave, and in Stephen, he's created a singular character: funny, ambitious, affecting, but also deeply troubled, vulnerable, and compellingly strange. This is a shape-shifter of a book, both a dark ode to the mysteries and landscapes of the American West and a complex and convincing character study.'
-Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.

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Gabe Habash is the fiction reviews editor for Publishers Weekly. He holds an MFA from New York University and lives in New York.

 

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Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN-13: 9781785781933
Price: $$23.95

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Who I Am

Oscar-nominated Charlotte Rampling most recently appeared in hit ITV drama Broadchurch, the BBC's London Spy and HBO's Dexter, and the feature film 45 Years.

Her career has spanned popular entertainment and arthouse cinema, having starred in English, French and Italian films from 1966's Georgy Girl (opposite Lynn Redgrave), to films with French director Francois Ozon, including 2003's Swimming Pool.

Having shied away from biographies and autobiographies ('too personal') Rampling has now written Who I Am (first published in French) a lyrical, and intimate self-portrait via reminiscences. Highly personal, packed with photographs from her personal archive, Rampling recounts her childhood and youth as the daughter of an army officer (who won a gold medal for the 4 x 400 relay in the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics), and the memories and passions that would inspire her life and later work as an actress.

Written in a style that gives a unique insight into her screen persona, it is an idiosyncratic and beguiling insight of one of the most consistently adventurous and interesting actors.

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Charlotte Rampling OBE is an acclaimed English actor.


Christophe Bataille is a novelist and publisher, perhaps most notably the author, with Rithy Panh, of Elimination (Grasset, 2012) which won the Elle Grand Readers Prize."

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Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509848287
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Need You Dead

The thirteenth Roy Grace novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Peter James.

What does it take for a decent man to turn into a killer?

Greg, a married man, has been having an affair for three years with another man's wife. One evening, after a fight with her at their rented love nest, he storms out. When he returns an hour later she is dead. Did he kill her in a fit of rage and blank it out, or did someone else do it while he was out of the building?

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police, assigned to the case, soon discovers that there is more than one person who had a reason to kill her. But only one man has the most to lose - and when his marriage and career are at stake, what lengths will he go to protect all that he holds dear? And what will he do next?

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Peter James is the international bestselling author of many award-winning novels. His Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series, set in Brighton, has been translated into thirty-six languages with worldwide sales of over eighteen million copies, and has given him nine consecutive Sunday Times number ones. In 2015 WHSmith customers publicly voted him the Greatest Crime Author of All Time and in 2016 he became the recipient of the coveted CWA Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement, awarded for sustained excellence. Peter has also written a short story collection, A Twist of the Knife, and his standalone titles include his ghost story The House On Cold Hill and The Perfect Murder, which has been turned into a smash hit stage play. All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police. Three of his novels have been filmed and before becoming a full-time author he produced numerous films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. He divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and near Brighton in Sussex.

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Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781941920541
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Not One Day

Not One Day begins with a maxim: 'Not one day without a woman.' What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire.

'For life is too short to submit to reading poorly written books and sleeping with women one does not love.'

Anne Garreta, author of the groundbreaking novel Sphinx (Deep Vellum, 2015), is a member of the renowned Oulipo literary group. Not One Day won the Prix Medicis in 2002, recognizing Garreta as an author 'whose fame does not yet match their talent.'

Praise for Not One Day:

"Not One Day is a novel both fluid and complex, crowded and lonely, and rooted in an uncomfortable position." —Eva Domeneghini

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Anne F. Garreta is the first member of the Oulipo to be born after the founding of the Oulipo. Anormalienne (graduate of France's prestigious Ecole normale superieure) and lecturer at the University of Rennes II since 1995, Garreta was co-opted into the Oulipo in April 2000. She also teaches at Duke University as a Research Professor of Literature and Romance Studies. Her first novel, Sphinx hailed by critics in France and the US alike, tells a love story between two people without giving any indication of grammatical gender for the narrator or the narrator's love interest. She met Oulipian Jacques Roubaud in Vienna in 1993, and was invited to present her work at an Oulipo seminar in March 1994 and again in May 2000, which led to her joining the Oulipo. She won France's prestigious Prix Medicis in 2002 for this novel,Not One Day, awarded each year to an author whose 'fame does not yet match their talent' (she is the second Oulipian to win the award–-Georges Perec won in 1978).

Emma Ramadan is a graduate of Brown University, received her Master's in Cultural Translation from the American University of Paris, and recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship for literary translation in Morocco. Her translation of Anne Garreta's Sphinx was published by Deep Vellum in spring 2015 and was nominated for both the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award. Her translation of Anne Parian's prose poem Monospace was released by La Presse in fall 2015, and her translation of Fouad Laroui's Prix Goncourt story collection The Curious Case of Dassoukine's Trousers was published in spring 2016. Her forthcoming translations of Laroui's debut novel in English The Tribulations of the Last Sjilmassi, and Brice Matthiuessent's Revenge of the Translator will be published by Deep Vellum in 2017.

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Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN-13: 9781566894685
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The Gift

In the midst of Occupy, Barbara Andersen begins spamming people indiscriminately with ukulele covers of sentimental songs. A series of inappropriate intimacies ensues, including an erotically charged correspondence and then collaboration with an extraordinarily gifted and troubled musician living in Germany.

Praise for Barbara Browning:

'A provocative novel . . . that blurs the boundaries between life and performance, dance, art, and viral video.'-Slate

'Deftly blending highbrow intellectual concerns with the informality of Facebook-era communiques, Browning's newest is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.'-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Author Bio

Barbara Browning teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University. She is the author of the novelsThe Correspondence Artist (winner of a Lambda Literary Award) andI'm Trying to Reach You (short-listed forThe Believer Book Award). She also makes dances, poems, and ukulele cover tunes.

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Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: Nobrow Press Ltd.
ISBN-13: 9781909263970
Price: $$50.95

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Wild Animals of the South

Famous German illustrator Dieter Braun offers his readers an accurate representation of animals from the southern hemisphere in this gorgeously illustrated volume. Through his beautiful and colorful illustrations, readers will be dazzled by the giraffes and elephants in Africa, koalas and kangaroos in Australia, huge blue whales in the open oceans, and many more!

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Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator and children's book author from Hamburg, Germany. He studied Communication Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. Clients include International publications like Time Magazine, the New York Times, stern, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Elle, and Glamour. Translator of contemporary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's and young adults' literature, essays on arts and culture, interviews and film subtitles from German into English. Consultant for German-language and translated literature for Penguin Random House, Granta/Portobello, Fitzcarraldo Editions, English PEN, Arts Council England, New Books in German magazine. Speaker, lecturer, columnist and workshop leader on literary translation for Tate Modern, the Wellcome Collection, Oxford Brookes University, Nottingham Literature Festival.

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Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
ISBN-13: 9781592702145
Price: $$26.95

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The Gold Leaf

A gold leaf appears in the forest. As soon as the animals notice it, each wants it more than anything else in the world. But in their struggle for it, the leaf is destroyed. Heartbroken, the animals wonder: Will we ever again see such a leaf?

Author Bio

After getting an MA in early childhood education from NYU, Kirsten Hall taught both preschool and elementary school for several years while writing learn-to-read books for Scholastic and engaging in the book world in many other ways. Today, Kirsten is the sole proprietor of Catbird Productions, a book packager and boutique literary agency.The Jacket, her debut picture book, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. This is her second book.

Matthew Forsythe was born in Toronto and grew up in London, England. He has lived and worked in Dublin, London, and Seoul. After publishing his first books (Ojingogo and Jinchalo) with Drawn & Quarterly, he moved to LA where he worked as a head designer on Adventure Time for Cartoon Network. Matthew now lives in Montreal where he designs for animation and makes picture books and comic books. 

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Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802125620
Price: $$38.95

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Hamlet Globe to Globe

Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play

Two years, 190,000 miles, 197 countries, one play. For the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth the Globe Theatre in London undertook an unparalleled journey to shareHamlet with the entire world. The tour was the brainchild of Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe, and in Hamlet Globe to Globe, Dromgoole takes readers along with him on this wildly ambitious expedition.

From performing in sweltering deserts, capital and remote cities, heaving marketplaces and on Pacific islands, and despite food poisoning in Mexico, the threat of ambush in Somaliland, an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and political upheaval in Ukraine, the Globe's players tirelessly pushed on. They carried their own props, instruments, and costumes throughout the journey, and could construct an entire set in less than two hours. Dromgoole introduces this impressive cast of sturdy souls, recounting the highs and lows of their tour, paying witness to Shakespeare's power to transcend borders and bring the world closer together.

Dromgoole also shows us the world through the prism of Shakespeare and why, in its mystery, it resonates so widely - how a sixteenth-century play can touch the lives of men and women in Sudan, citizens of Beijing, and Syrian refugees alike. Through the lens of this epic theatrical journey, Dromgoole gleans new insight into Shakespeare's masterpiece, exploring the play's history, its meaning, and its pleasures, and offering a dramatic and heartfelt testament to Shakespeare's enduring presenceon the modern stage.

Praise for Hamlet Globe to Globe:

“In Dromgoole’s breakneck journey from a retractable-roof theater in Poland to a crammed cream-and-gold palace in Peru to a sweltering, bat-infested auditorium in Cambodia, the narrative covers an astonishing swath of world-girdling geography . . . No chronicle ever gave more compelling meaning to Shakespeare’s conviction that ‘all the world’s a stage.’”—Bryce Christensen, Booklist

[A] thoroughly enjoyable and charming story . . . Besides detailing the two-year tour itself, it's a story of the play, its themes and language, famous past players, and how it has been performed and received over the years . . . Sly, witty, and delightful - a glorious Shakespearean romp." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"With candor, humor, and erudition, English theater director Dromgoole tells [an] incredible story . . . Dromgoole is wise and witty; thoughtful, self-assured, even cocky . . . But he is never dull. His mission was to bringHamlet to the world to show thatHamlet is the world, and he succeeded admirably. A wide readership, not just Shakespeare buffs and scholars, can enjoy this book." —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Dominic Dromgoole was artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London from 2005 to 2016. He is the author of Will & Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life and The Full Room: An A-Z of Contemporary Playwriting. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian,New Statesman, and Sunday Times (UK).

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paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
ISBN-13: 9781938849893
Price: $$22.95

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Mothers and Other Strangers

My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man's child, she accepted."

Thus begins this riveting story of a woman's quest to understand her recently deceased mother, a glamorous, cruel narcissist who left her only child, Elsie, an inheritance of debts and mysteries. While coping with threats that she suspects are coming from the cult-like spiritual program her mother belonged to, Elsie works to unravel the message her dying mother left for her, a quest that ultimately takes her to the South African family homestead she never knew existed.

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Gina Sorell is a writer, actor, and creative director, born in South Africa and currently residing in Toronto with her husband and son. After two decades as a working actor of stage and screen, Gina decided to return to her first love, writing, and graduated with distinction from UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Gina pairs her many hours of novel writing with her work as a Creative Director of Eat My Words, a San Francisco-based branding firm. Mothers and Other Strangers is her first novel.

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paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509838011
Price: $$24.99

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The Rome Affair

Another compulsive, page-turning novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Paris Secret.

The glamorous capital city of Italy is brought to startling life in The Rome Affair, a compelling summer novel by Karen Swan.

1974 and Elena Damiani lives a gilded life. Born to wealth and a noted beauty, no door is closed to her, no man can resist her. At twenty-six, she is already onto her third husband when she meets her love match. But he is the one man she can never have, and all the beauty and money in the world can't change it.

2017 and Francesca Hackett is living la dolce vita in Rome, leading tourist groups around the Eternal City and forgetting the ghosts she left behind in London. When she finds a stolen designer handbag in her dustbin and returns it, she is brought into the orbit of her grand neighbour who lives across the piazza - famed socialite Viscontessa Elena dei Damiani Pignatelli della Mirandola. Though the purse is stolen, Elena greets the return of the bag with exultation for it contains an unopened letter written by her husband on his deathbed, twelve years earlier.

Mutually intrigued by each other, the two women agree to collaborate on a project, with Cesca interviewing Elena for her memoirs. As summer unfurls, Elena tells her sensational stories, leaving Cesca in her thrall. But when a priceless diamond ring found in an ancient tunnel below the city streets is ascribed to Elena, Cesca begins to suspect a shocking secret at the heart of Elena's life.

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Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and a puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. Her books include Summer Without You, Summer at Tiffany's, and The Paris Secret.

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Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802126450
Price: $$37.50

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Miss Burma

A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood.

Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country's history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin's eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma's first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family's past, the West's ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people.

Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.

Praise for Miss Burma:

“[A] tale of love and disenchantment, loyalty and resentment, recognition and isolation . . . Whether Craig is describing the family’s escape through the jungle during WWII or student protests in 1962, she transports us to the thick of the conflicts . . . Based on real lives, Craig’s historical novel challenges our assumptions about everything from beauty queens to rebels and reminds us that the course of a nation’s history is often determined by the fallibility of individuals.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Rich and layered, a complex weaving of national and personal trauma . . . Craig has written a captivating second novel that skillfully moves from moments of quiet intimacy and introspection to passages portraying the swift evolution of political events as multiple groups and nations vie for control of Burma's future. Mesmerizing and haunting.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Author Bio

Charmaine Craig is a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, and the descendant of significant figures in Burma's modern history. A former actor in film and television, she studied literature at Harvard University and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her first novel, The Good Men (Riverhead), was a national bestseller translated into six languages.

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