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              Humankind: A Hopeful History

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger

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              THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beacon of hope for a frighted world' DANNY DORLING 'This is the book we need right now' TELEGRAPH 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, wri...ters and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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              ISBN 9781408898956
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
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              Animal: The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Three Women

              Animal: The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Three Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Taddeo, Lisa

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              Meet Joan I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig. That's a cruel thing to think, I know. He did it in a restaurant where I was having dinner with another ma...n, another married man. Do you see how this is going? But I wasn't always that way. I am depraved. I hope you like me. SUMMER 2021
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              ISBN 9781526630933
              Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
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              No One Is Talking About This: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021

              No One Is Talking About This: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              'A furiously original novel, alive and unstable' Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms 'the portal'. Are we in hell?... the people of the portal ask themselves. Who are we serving? Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die? Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: 'Something has gone wrong,' and 'How soon can you get here?' As real life and its stakes collide with the increasing absurdity of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our times.
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              ISBN 9781526633835
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
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              The Memory Stones

              The Memory Stones (Paperback)

              By Brothers, Caroline

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              A compelling tale of a young woman's disappearance in 1970s Argentina, The Memory Stones is a sweeping, epic story of a family tragedy whose consequences echo throughout generations

              ISBN 9781408844519
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2017
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              Girl One

              Girl One (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Murphy, Sara Flannery

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              Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood by way of Naomi Alderman in this brilliantly twisty high concept thriller Josephine Morrow is Girl One. The first of nine 'Miracle Babies' conceived entirely without male aid or intervention, and raised on an experimental commune known as the Ho...mestead. After a suspicious fire at the ranch kills both the doctor behind the pioneering experiment and one of the youngest of the girls, the mothers and their children are scattered across the country, some embracing the media spotlight, others - like Josephine's mother - refusing to talk about it. Now years later, Josie is studying medicine, following in the footsteps of her beloved mentor, when she is called home to discover that her mother has vanished, her house left wrecked. Josie sets off on a desperate road trip, attempting to track down her estranged sisters, who seem to hold the keys to her mother's disappearance. But she soon discovers that not all the girls have been able to build new lives for themselves and that someone out there is determined to stop her reaching the truth about exactly what happened at that ranch - and where her mother is now.
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              ISBN 9781526637420
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
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              The Song of Achilles
               

              The Song of Achilles (Paperback, Special Edition)

              By Miller, Madeline

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              A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Song of Achilles, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their dif...ferences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
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              ISBN 9781408891384
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2017
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              Tenderness
                

              Tenderness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By MacLeod, Alison

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              • Pub Date
                14 Sep 21

              The spellbinding story of Lady Chatterley's Lover, and the society that put it on trial; the story of a novel and its ripple effects across half a century, and about the transformative and triumphant power of fiction itself. D H Lawrence is dying. Exiled in the Mediterranean, he ...dreams of the past. There are the years early in his marriage during the war, where his desperation drives him to commit a terrible betrayal. And there is a woman in an Italian courtyard, her chestnut hair red with summer. Jacqueline and her husband have already been marked out for greatness. Passing through New York, she slips into a courtroom where a book, not a man, is brought to trial. A young woman and a young man meet amid the restricted section of a famous library, and make love. Scattered and blown by the winds of history, their stories are bound together, and brought before the jury. On both sides of the Atlantic, society is asking, and continues to ask: is it Obscenity - or is it Tenderness?
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              ISBN 9781408884676
              Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
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              A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo
               

              A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo (Hardback)

              By Saunders, George

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              In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev..., Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. For the process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. Funny, frank, and rigorous, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain ultimately shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs.
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              ISBN 9781526624284
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
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              I Couldn't Love You More

              I Couldn't Love You More (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Freud, Esther

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              Rosaleen is young, beautiful and still a schoolgirl when, in the early Sixties, she meets the famous sculptor Felix Lehmann. Felix is Jewish, bohemian; Rosaleen, the tearaway middle daughter of Irish publicans. So their affair - running away to France to gorge on oysters, boozing... and eating cakes in Soho surrounded by Felix's fellow artists, Rosaleen modelling for him in his London studio - has to be kept a secret from her parents. But everything changes when Rosaleen finds herself pregnant. Evicted from her flat and dismissed from her job, she travels to Ireland to a convent that promises to house her until her baby is safely delivered. The reality that meets her there, however, is far from what she has been promised... Kate lives in present day London with her young daughter, her promise and energy as an artist stifled by the unhappiness of her marriage. But something is stirring in Kate; the courage to face a mystery in her past that might just be to do with the visions of a tree that have begun to haunt her work and dreams. Close to breaking point, she heads to Ireland, not yet fully knowing what she hopes to find. Aoife sits at her husband Cashell's bedside as he lies dying, and tells him the story of their lifetime together: of their courtship in wartime London, their three daughters, their return from exile. But there is a crucial part of the story missing, and, with time running out, Aoife needs Cashell to tell her: what became of Rosaleen? Captivating and gorgeously written, I Couldn't Love Your More is an unforgettable novel about love, motherhood, secrets and betrayal - and how only the truth can set us free.
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              ISBN 9781526629913
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
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              People Like Them
               

              People Like Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sedira, Samira

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                3 Aug 21

              'Disturbing and powerful ... I loved it' Leila Slimani, author of Lullaby Everything started one Saturday in July... Anna and Constant Guillot and their two daughters live in the remote mountain village of Carmac. Everyone in Carmac knows each other - that is until Bakary and Syl...via Langlois arrive with their three children, the first black family to have lived in the village. The new family's impressive chalet and expensive cars are in stark contrast with the modesty of those of their neighbours, yet despite their initial differences, the Langlois and the Guillots form an uneasy friendship. But when the Guillot's finances come under strain, the underlying class and racial tensions of their relationship come to a breaking point, and the unthinkable happens... How could a seemingly 'normal' person commit an atrocious crime? And how can that person's loved ones ever come to terms with it afterwards?
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              ISBN 9781526638601
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
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