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              Weather
               

              Weather (Hardback)

              By Offill, Jenny

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              'What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I'm funny' Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point... from which to practise her other calling: as an unqualified shrink. For years, she has supported her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but Lizzie has little chance to spend her new free time with husband and son before her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. She's become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to acknowledge the limits of what she can do to help. And if she can't save others, then what, or who, might save her?
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              ISBN 9781783784769
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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              To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace
               

              To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace (Hardback)

              By Kassabova, Kapka

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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              Macedonia occupies a curious position on the map, and a curious blank in our collective consciousness. A land-locked nation in the Southern Balkan peninsula, Macedonia is wedged between countries that have been gripped by communism, dictatorship or conflict, without ever itself h...aving been forced into the international spotlight by political ideology or war. As such, it remains Europe's oldest surviving melting pot of faiths and civilisations, with one foot in the west and one foot in the Middle East. Macedonia is also the birthplace of Kapka Kassbova's grandmother, and so her journey to this ancient region is also a home-coming of sorts, a chance to understand the legacy of the past. Tracing a route around Lake Ohrid and the ancient Roman road, the via Egnatia, Kassabova meets monks and nuns, archaeologists and fishermen, new Islamists and old pagans, icon painters and pearl artisans, as she searches for her Macedonian family, the living and the dead.
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              ISBN 9781783783977
              Released AU 3 Mar 2020
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              The Great Homecoming
               

              The Great Homecoming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kim, Anna; Translated by Searle, Jamie Lee

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              It is 1959 and Seoul, the capital of the newly-founded state of South Korea is overrun with spies and communists from the hostile North; American soldiers; and corrupt Generals vying for power. Against this backdrop of betrayal and uncertainty, Yunho - a young man who lost his fa...mily in the civil war - stumbles across his oldest friend, Johnny in the bar where Johnny's girlfriend Eve dances for the American troops. Reunited with Johnny, dangerously smitten with Eve, Yunho is drawn into a world of deception and violence. When a crime is committed, the three friends are forced to flee South Korea; a perilous journey that will see them compelled to choose between the devil they know, and the nascent state in the North which promises to welcome them with open arms...
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              ISBN 9781846276552
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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              Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back
                

              Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Connell, Mark, LCSW

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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20

              From the prize-winning author of To Be a Machine - meet the men and women preparing for the end of the world In the remote mountains of Scotland, in high-tech bunkers in South Dakota and in the lush valleys of New Zealand, small groups of determined men and women are getting read...y. They are environmentalists who fear the ravages of climate change; billionaire entrepreneurs dreaming of life on Mars; and right-wing conspiracists yearning for a lost American idyll. One thing unites them: their certainty that we are only years away from the end of civilization as we know it. Not unconcerned himself by the possibility of the end of days, Mark O'Connell set out to meet them.
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              ISBN 9781783786374
              Released AU 28 Apr 2020
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              Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds
               

              Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds (Hardback)

              By Wright, Ian

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              Which nations have North Korean embassies? What percentage of young people live with their families? Which country lists volleyball as its national sport? How much does it cost to get a pint around the world? And where can you find lions in the wild?Revelatory, thought-provoking ...and fun, Brilliant Maps is a unique atlas of culture, history, politics and miscellanea, compiled by the editor of the iconic Brilliant Maps website. As visually arresting as Information is Beautiful and as full of surprising facts and figures as any encyclopaedia, Brilliant Maps is a stunning piece of cartography that maps our curious and varied planet.For graphic design enthusiasts, compulsive Wikipedia readers and those looking for the sort of gift they buy for someone else and wind up keeping for themselves, this book will change the way you see the world and your place in it.
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              ISBN 9781846276613
              Released AU 5 Nov 2019
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              Recollections of My Non-Existence
               

              Recollections of My Non-Existence (Hardback)

              By Solnit, Rebecca

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled her, and the authority figures ...that routinely disbelieved her. That violence weighed on her as she faced the task of having a voice in a society that preferred women to shut up or go away. Set in the era of punk, of growing gay pride, of counter culture and West Coast activism, during the latter years of second wave feminism, Recollections of My Non-Existence is the foundational story of an emerging artist struggling against patriarchal violence and scorn. Recalling the experience of living with fear, which Solnit contends is the normal state of women, she considers how oppression impacts on creativity and recounts the struggle to find a voice and have it be heard. Place and the growing culture of activism liberated her, as did the magical world of literature and books. And over time, the clamour of voices against violence to women coalesced in the current feminist upheaval, a movement in which Solnit was a widely audible participant. Here is an electric account of the pauses and gains of feminism in the past forty years; and an extraordinary portrait of an artist, by a seminal American writer.
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              ISBN 9781783785445
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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              The Sweet Indifference of the World
               

              The Sweet Indifference of the World (Hardback)

              By Stamm, Peter; Translated by Hofmann, Michael

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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              Christoph is an older man who is a writer, and Lena is a younger woman who is an actress. Christoph has a story to share with Lena. A long time ago, he was in a relationship with a woman called Magdalena, who was also an actress. Lena is currently in a relationship with a man cal...led Chris, who is also a writer. As the two talk, it becomes clear that the two relationships contain echoes, similarities, and coincidences too remarkable to be called coincidences. Are Chris and Lena doomed to repeat Christoph and Magdalena's broken relationship, or are Christoph and Magdalena a warning from the future? Who really exists? Is there such a thing as fate? And so begins a uniquely existential game of past and present that will leave no one unharmed.
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              ISBN 9781783785735
              Released AU 3 Mar 2020
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              The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary
               

              The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary (Paperback)

              By Crampton, Caroline

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                31 Mar 20

              Caroline Crampton was born on the Thames Estuary to parents who had sailed there from South Africa in the early 1980s. Having grown up with seafaring legs and a desire to explore, Caroline is both a knowledgeable guide to the most hidden-away parts of this overlooked and unfashio...nable part of the country, and a persuasive advocate for its significance, both historically and culturally. As one of the key entrances and exits to England, the estuary has been pivotal to London's economic fortunes and in defining its place in the world. It has also been the entry point for immigrants for generations, yet it has an ambivalent relationship with newcomers, and UKIP's popularity in the area is on the rise. As Caroline navigates the waters of the estuary, she also seeks out its stories: empty warehouses and arsenals; the Thames barrier, which guards the safety of Londoners more precariously than we might; ship wrecks still inhabited by the ghosts of the drowned; vast Victorian pumping stations which continue to carry away the capital's sewage; the river banks, layered with archaeological Anglo-Saxon treasures; literature inspired by its landscape; beacons used for centuries to guide boats through the dark and murky waterways of the estuary; the eerie Maunsell army forts - 24 metre high towers of concrete and steel which were built on concealed sandbanks at the far reaches of the estuary during the Second World War and designed to spot (and shoot) at incoming enemy planes; and the estuary's wildlife and shifting tidal moods.
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              ISBN 9781783784141
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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              Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia
               

              Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yaffa, Joshua

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                31 Mar 20

              Between Two Fires chronicles the lives of eight ambitious Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their careers and constructed their identities in the shadow of the Putin system, where astonishingly, Putin's approval rating remain...s at 80%. Torn between their own ambitions and the omnipresent demands of the state, some muster cunning and cynicism to extract privileges from those in power while others are broken or demoralized. For each, the question of compromise - where to bend, how much, and in the service of what goal - is ever-present. The result is an intimate and probing portrait of the way citizens shape their lives around the demands of a capricious and repressive state, which offers urgent lessons about the nature of modern authoritarianism.
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              ISBN 9781783783700
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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              Go, Went, Gone

              Go, Went, Gone (Paperback)

              By Erpenbeck, Jenny; Translated by Bernofsky, Susan

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              One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe's biggest issueRichard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, ...Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community -- a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us.At once a passionate contribution to the debate on race, privilege and nationality and a beautifully written examination of an ageing man's quest to find meaning in his life, Go, Went, Gone showcases one of the great contemporary European writers at the height of her powers.
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              ISBN 9781846276224
              Released AU 29 Aug 2018
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