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Reissued to mark its 50th anniversary, Pete Hamill’s debut novel with its punchy and pacy plot explores a loss of faith in a priest and a plot to kill the pope.
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When a young woman’s body is found murdered beside an ancient stone in Avebury, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is faced with his toughest challenge yet — an unidentified body, a killer who seems to have vanished...and a lead that could lose him his job.
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Wondering what to keep and what to let go, a granddaughter reflects on what it is to inherit. Within the secrets and shards of attic boxes, a fragmented ancestry of slave-owners, missionaries and Appalachians reveals itself — captured in the lyrical journalism of poetry.
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Serious and solitary in 1971, Ruben Petrosian still mourns the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Soon after the arrival of his orphaned cousin Avo transforms his life, Ruben vanishes into an extremist group, intent on making Turkey acknowledge its wrongdoing.
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When an auto-worker from Ontario donated his blood in 1984, it started a chain of events which resulted in a heart patient and his wife dying of AIDS. From the health officials who refused to take it seriously to the doctors who delayed informing HIV positive patients of their infection, this is a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s most tragic healthcare disaster.
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
Start the new year with a daily devotion from this calming collection of timeless wisdom, inspiring quotations and simple strategies to live lightly and heighten your happiness.
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On the verge of the Covid-19 pandemic and within 41 days of each other, mother and daughter Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird were widowed. Locked down alone, this extraordinary memoir focuses on not on death, but love and life well-lived.
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A wedding at a remote Scottish castle turns sour when the bride catches her groom up to no good (!). But sanctuary isn't as far away as she first thinks.
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A bestseller in its time, this century-old collection explores the pioneer spirit encapsulated by twelve individual adventurers united by perseverance, bravery, and strength.
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
After a chance encounter with a Portugusese woman, Latin teacher Raimun Gregorious starts a new life, accompanied by a book by an esteemed doctor and essayist, on the night train to Lisbon.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
Refuting critics from both the left and right, Rich Lowry reclaims the term ‘nationalism’ from the clutches of racism, militarism and fascism and repositions it as the positive driving force behind the American ideology. Lowry envisages a cultural nationalism which protects history and recognises the importance of diversity and immigration.
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
In a beautiful valley in the 1930’s, experience the triumphs and struggles of the New Mexico people as they battle against nature: dust storms, snow storms and flash floods.
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
With unequal educational opportunities, unfair justice systems and mass incarcerations, it’s currently open season on Americans of colour. This enthralling book calls for an end to the slow genocide of black people in America and social justice for all.
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Taking time out from battling monsters and delving into forgotten dungeons, a group of heroes indulge in a weekly role-playing game set in an American middle school. But when an ancient curse magically transports them into their ‘Homeroom & Hall Passes’ fantasy world they must unite to overcome algebra and the cafeteria social scene.
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Congressman Mahoney’s daughter has been arrested for insider trading, allegedly placing a high stakes bet on one of her tech firm’s clients. Unfortunately, she’s been dealt a poor hand by some dangerous and super-rich criminals who aren’t about to let political fixer Joe DeMarco alter the odds out of their favour.
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