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The Yellow Dinghy Cafe

Blurb: When Cybelle, Jasmine and Michaela finish high school, they go their separate ways, but the distance between them is no match for the secrets, fears and hopes that bind them together. Cybelle has a stalker, an anxiety disorder and warring parents. Jasmine studies at a regional university and her social life explodes, but the […]

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The Extraordinary Side of Absence

Blurb: Jackie Foster understood at a very early age how her father’s drug addiction shaped her life: the limited space of a motorhome, the concealed violence, and—ultimately—the loss of the person she loved the most. Elena Whitehill knew she would never have a single concern in her life that had been planned out down to […]

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Blurb: More of Mason Currey‘s irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists–painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, […]

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Tell Her She Can’t

Blurb: Who says you can’t? Tell Her She Can’t is the manifesto for every woman who has been told she isn’t strong enough, smart enough, or capable enough to excel—and the motivational anthem for those who have succeeded despite doubt. Your vision of change is possible, with the right guides to light your way. Entrepreneur Kelly […]

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How to Take Smart Notes

Blurb:The key to good and efficient writing lies in the intelligent organisation of ideas and notes. This book helps students, academics and nonfiction writers to get more done, write intelligent texts and learn for the long run. It teaches you how to take smart notes and ensure they bring you and your projects forward.The Take […]

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Kong Boys

Blurb: Seven friends. Beers, bets, and bull runs. What can go wrong? The enduring power of friendship disguised as a booze-soaked, contemplative travelogue. In summer 2006, twenty-year-old Gerald Yeung and his childhood friends from Hong Kong travel to South America and Africa on their parents’ dime. Confronted by challenges foreign to their privileged upbringing, the “Wannabe Backpackers” […]

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No True Love in Tehran

Blurb:Would you travel to Iran? In 2010, a schoolteacher from Minneapolis accepted an invitation from an Iranian friend to travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a place labeled evil by the US government. Iran is a snake with many heads, his friend had told him on the night they first met. The mask is […]

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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler

Blurb: The astonishing true journey of Trudi Kanter, an Austrian Jew, whose courage, resourcefulness, and perseverance kept both her and her beloved safe during the Nazi invasion is a rediscovered masterpiece.In London, in 1984, Trudi Kanter’s remarkable memoir was published by N. Spearman. Largely unread, it went out of print until it was re-discovered by a […]

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Off the Beaten Track across Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

Blurb:Three things happened simultaneously. The lioness charged, Alistair fled across the parched savannah and his wife screamed for him to run faster. Stuffed deep inside his tattered rucksack was a guidebook containing advice on what to do in wildlife emergencies, which he planned to read if he survived the next thirty seconds. Future plans to […]

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Happy 95% of the Time

Blurb: In his latest book, Dr. Walter Doyle Staples invites his readers to experience life as fully aware, fully conscious, and fully functioning individuals. Staples presents powerful and life-changing ideas and concepts on how to transcend our ego-based state of consciousness to achieve deep peace, profound love, and infinite joy. Happy 95% of the Time explains how our […]