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    • New York 2140, Robinson,  Kim Stanley
    New York 2140
    Kim Stanley Robinson

    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied ... read more

    • Notes on Blindness, Hull,  John
    Notes on Blindness
    John Hull

    Days before the birth of his first son, writer and academic John M. Hull started to go blind. Isolated and claustrophobic, he sank into a deep depression. Soon, he had forgotten what his wife and daughter looked like. In Notes on Blindness, John reve ... read more

    • Radicals, Bartlett,  Jamie
    Jamie Bartlett

    Jamie Bartlet takes us inside the strange worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to fix it. These are some of the most secretive and influential movements today- techno-fu ... read more

    • The Earth is Weeping, Cozzens,  Peter
    The Earth is Weeping
    Peter Cozzens

    Peter Cozzens tells the story of the wars and negotiations that destroyed native ways of life as the American nation continued its expansion onto traditional tribal lands after the civil war. The encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal ... read more

    • The Idiot, Batuman,  Elif
    The Idiot
    Elif Batuman

    It is September 1995. Selin, a Turkish-American college freshman from New Jersey, is about to embark on her first year at Harvard University, where she is deterimined to decipher the mysteries of language and to become a writer. In between studying p ... read more

    • The Lonely City, Laing,  Olivia
    The Lonely City
    Olivia Laing

    A remarkable work of memoir, biography and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of "The Trip to Echo Spring." Moving fluidly between works and lives - from Edward Hoppe ... read more

    • The Lost Pages, Marija Pericic
    The Lost Pages
    Marija Pericic

    It is 1908, and Max Brod is the rising star of Prague's literary world. Fame, respect and love are finally within his reach. But when a rival appears on the scene, Max discovers how quickly he can lose everything he has worked so hard to attain. He k ... read more

    • The Pleasures of Leisure, Dessaix,  Robert
    The Pleasures of Leisure
    Robert Dessaix

    In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is as vital as ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before and our reliance on technology is eroding the division b ... read more

    • Adults In The Room, Varoufakis,  Yanis
    Adults In The Room
    Yanis Varoufakis

    Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country's relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek peopl ... read more

    • Blitzed, Ohler,  Norman
    Norman Ohler

    The Nazis styled themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs- cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from fact ... read more

    • Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, Kingsnorth,  Paul
    Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist
    Paul Kingsnorth

    Paul Kingsnorth was once an ardent environmental activist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the envi ... read more

    • Depends What You Mean by Extremist, Safran,  John
    Depends What You Mean by Extremist
    John Safran

    Populated by an extraordinary cast of 'ordinary' Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia. Curious about who the extremists in our society actually are Safran gets amongst our dive ... read more

    • House of Names, Toibin,  Colm
    House of Names
    Colm Toibin

    Colm Tóibín's latest novel is a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children. Judged and cursed by gods she has long since lost faith in, the murderess Clytemnestra tells of the deception of Agamemnon, how he sacrificed her eldes ... read more

    • Injury Time, James,  Clive
    Injury Time
    Clive James

    Writing what he thought would be his last book, Sentenced to Life, Clive James looked back over his life and wrote poems that spoke to our most elemental human emotions. Injury Time finds James in a similar mood - keen to capture and cherish moments ... read more

    • Men Without Women, Murakami,  Haruki
    Men Without Women
    Haruki Murakami

    Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, wove ... read more

    • Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Nors,  Dorthe
    Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
    Dorthe Nors

    Sonja is learning to drive. Her instructor is insane. She should have done his when she was eighteen.
    On the streets of Copenhagen she struggles with the mirrors, with the signalling - she can't even
    change gears. Her masseuse thinks she with ... read more