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The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature

This is a charming and fiercely intelligent book, a love letter to Russian literature and an exploration of the answers these writers found to life's questions.

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees

An inspiring, up-close portrait of tending to a honeybee hive-a year of living dangerously-watching and capturing the wondrous, complex universe of honeybees and learning an altogether different way of being in the world.

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller is a portrait of a country hurtling toward revolution, a feminist rallying cry, and an unapologetic crash course in running a business under the law of entropy.

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

The second instalment of Julie Andrews' internationally bestselling memoirs, begins with her arrival in Hollywood to make her screen debut in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins.

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

With the benefit of unrestricted access to family members, close friends and fellow musicians, Philip Norman has created the definitive portrait of this brilliant insecure, often pain-racked man.

Windswept: Why Women Walk

A feminist exploration of the power of walking in nature, following in the footsteps of Gwen John, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frieda Lawrence, Clara Vyvyan, Simone de Beauvoir, Daphne du Maurier and Nan Shepherd.


Shortlisted For The 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize. London, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home.

A Month in Siena

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life. After finishing his powerful memoir The Return, Hisham Matar, seeking solace and pleasure, traveled to Siena, Italy.

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City

An elegant and absorbing tour of Tokyo and its residents. An exploration of Tokyo becomes a meditation not just on time, but on history, memory, and impermanence.

Galileo: And the Science Deniers

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers.

The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography. lively and insightful biographical celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens.

Queen of Spies: Daphne Park, Britain's Cold War Spy Master

From living in a tin-roofed shack north of Dar-es-Salaam to attaining the British Secret Intelligence Service's most senior operational rank, Daphne Park led a highly unusual life.

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet.

My Place At The Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris

In this debut memoir, a James Beard Award-winning writer, whose childhood idea of fine dining was Howard Johnson's, tells how he became one of Paris's most influential food critics.

Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa

From the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Mrs. Sherlock Holmes comes the true story of a woman's quest to Africa in the 1900s to find her missing fiance.

In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

Noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe now tells the story of the Surrealists in Montparnasse.

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop.

Hitch 22: A Memoir

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date.

Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe

Filled with incident, discovery, and revelation, Dutch Light is a vivid account of Christiaan Huygens's remarkable life and career, but it is also nothing less than the story of the birth of modern science as we know it.

The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer