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The Perfect Order of Things

LITERARY FICTION … a masterpiece of irony, subversive humour and astonishing self-mockery…. Gilmour handles his material with style and finesse, with a delicious sense of irony and with a creative jouissance. Here is a novel that gleams with intelligence, humour and wickedly precise observation. –The Globe and Mail Like a tourist visiting his own life, David […]

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Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal

NON-FICTION | ECONOMICS Andrew Ross is the very model for a scholar-activist, and Creditocracy, his latest book, is as compelling as it is important. Let’s hope this makes a difference in the world. It really should. —David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years In this lucid and accessible book, Andrew Ross argues that […]

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Six Months Later

YA FICTION An intriguing new book loaded with suspense. The shocking reasons behind Chloe’s transformation will keep you guessing until the very end, culminating in a stunning truth. So what really happened in those six months? You’ll just have to pick up this incredible book to find out for yourself. – Girls’ Life An intense […]

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Gay Propaganda. Russian Love Stories

  “This project comes at a really important time. There’s nothing like putting a human face on the struggle for acceptance and equality. Love conquers all.” —Greg Louganis, quadruple Olympic gold medalist “The most potent weapon in the fight against anti-LGBT prejudice is the reality of who we are instead of the caricatures presented by […]

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Hitler’s Girls

LITERARY FICTION Adolf Hitler’s secret mistress, an upstanding member of the British aristocracy, gives birth to a daughter. The child is whisked away at infancy and raised as an orphan. She is protected from the truth concerning her origins, but that doesn’t prevent the remnants of Hitler’s scattered empire from seeking her out as part […]

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Goings. In Thirteen Sittings

LITERARY FICTION | SHORT STORIES Goings: In Thirteen Sittings is Gordon Lish’s first completely original work in sixteen years, stories that mark the ongoing vitality of one of the era’s enduring scribes. Widely acknowledged as perhaps the most influential editor since Maxwell Perkins,  Gordon Lish has quite simply changed the face of American literature. The […]

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The Positive Trait Thesaurus

PRACTICAL GUIDE | CREATIVE WRITING ‘In these brilliantly conceived, superbly organized and astonishingly thorough volumes, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have created an invaluable resource for writers and storytellers. Whether you are searching for new and unique ways to add and define characters, or brainstorming methods for revealing those characters without resorting to clichés, it […]

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The Negative Trait Thesaurus

PRACTICAL GUIDE | CREATIVE WRITING ‘In these brilliantly conceived, superbly organized and astonishingly thorough volumes, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have created an invaluable resource for writers and storytellers. Whether you are searching for new and unique ways to add and define characters, or brainstorming methods for revealing those characters without resorting to clichés, it […]

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Citizens Rising

JOURNALISM – CURRENT AFFAIRS David Hoffman has written a stirring book. He shows how digital technology grants a voice to citizens, threatens the most brutal dictators, and, however unevenly, promises a better tomorrow. – Ken Auletta, Columnist, The New Yorker Media play a decisive role in political affairs across the globe – driving the revolutionary […]

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Music Wars 1937-1945

HISTORY – MUSIC Music played an unprecedented role in World War II. Whether live or through the recently developed mechanical media of radio, film and gramophone records, it was used by all sides for propaganda and morale-boosting. The Bayreuth Festival opened its doors to war-wounded and munitions workers. In Paris on one day alone, 16 […]

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