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    Woven into a unique tapestry of fiction and non-fiction texts from poets to explorers, this anthology captures the beauty and wonder of Nepal, its cultural heritage, and landscapes.
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    It’s 1959 in Greenwich Village, and Claire Bishop is sitting for a portrait as a gift from her husband. The thing is, it’s not a portrait of her alive…
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    When a documentary filmmaker travels to Prague, one of the many mysteries to perplex him is a man who may or may not be Kaftka’s son, and who may or may not exist.
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    Informing and delighting in equal measure, this book uncovers a wealth of fascinating information about the sayings, legends, and proverbs delivered to us through traditional rural folklore.
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    An earth witch dies, leaving no heir and the land of Shaftal falls into lawlessness and famine. Can a scholar, a half-blood giant, and the sole-survivor of a slaughtered tribe put fate on a different course?
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    Set against historical backdrops of destruction and hardship, Booth’s poems offer detailed foregrounding of the innate human need for love and connection.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Horapollo Niliacus, who most likely never existed, wrote the original Hieroglyphica. It was a collection of some 189 interpretations of the Egyptian hieroglyphics, which were entirely, and unintentionally, fallacious.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Reading her missing great uncle’s books, Charlotte decides to visit the last place he worked before leaving for Turkey...and uncovers a mystery dating back to Roman times.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Residents are slowly vanishing from an unnamed Midwestern town. Bursting with the bittersweetness of loss and desire, Liz and Dan try to keep a hold of their lives.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Ed O’Bannon’s fascinating account of his landmark lawsuit against the NCAA’s treatment of college athletes, and the multi-billion dollar “amateur” sports industry.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Winner of the 2018 PEN Translation Prize, Hanna Krall’s poignant transposition of a fictional love story over the historical horror of the Holocaust is both powerful and stirring.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    ‘You’ might not want to listen to this story. But there’s something very important going on here, and ‘you’ have to read it. An imitation of a story.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    This prize-winning novel plunges readers into an insidious Internet scam. And it all begins with the words: “Dear Sir, I am the son of an exiled Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help ...”
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    This Catalan classic explores the life of a Pyreneen village girl over the course of a century. With death approaching, the elderly Conxa sits down in Barcelona and looks back on a life in which she lost everything — except her spirit.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    One languid Los Angeles afternoon, Death pays a visit to an addict called CJ. CJ is Joe’s only friend in the world, so Joe isn’t happy.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    This delightfully wicked twist on traditional classics takes a satirical look at modern society through a cast of familiar characters including: Jack and the Weedstalk, the Crack Piper of Camden, and Sleep-In-Beauty with her love of fairydust.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    With simple rules and top tips, this handy guide to English takes you back to basics to help you (re)master the language. For native and non-native speakers alike.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    Fifty-two and facing an empty nest and midlife fatigue, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley began ‘The 52/52 Project’ — one new weekly experience per week for a year. From visiting a nudist beach with her elderly mother to exfoliating a rhinoceros, this hilarious account is an inspiration to anyone looking to shake up their life.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    Strangled with the lead of her terrier Tuppy, disagreeable spinster Euphemia Pongleton is found dead on the stairs at Belsize Park Tube Station. Can a boarding house of halfwits solve the mysterious murder of their fellow resident? First published in 1934.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week5 months ago
    Couples find their own ways to deal with illness and life-changing injury. As this book shows, the right way is often uncomfortable and hard to find. But it can be found.
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