Uncomfortable read on climate change in Iceland and the likelihood of impending environmental disaster
Exceptional, highly influential writing from New Zealand
Translated by Jenny McPhee EUROPE “Even though the story is real, I think one should read it as if it were a novel, and therefore not demand of it any more or less than a novel can offer … memory is ephemeral, and … books based on reality are often only faint glimpses and fragments […]
Engaging and informative diaries record world events interspersed with episodes from family life
A brilliant memoir of a woman’s research into her father’s incredible story of bravery and survival
“Unbelievable!” he exclaimed. “How can a man fall off a sled? It’s not possible, yet you, you managed to do it. I saw you rolling down like a seal’s bladder, and I couldn’t believe my eyes!”
Gripping and informative memoir of growing up during and after Iran’s Islamic Revolution. It’s accessible graphic novel format, and engaging and often very funny narrator make this required reading. Five star brilliance.
EUROPE Translated from the Danish by Tiina Nunally (vols 1&2) and Michael Favala Goldman (vol 3) Penguin Books recently published Tove Divletsen’s autobiographical Copenhagen Trilogy as a beautiful three-volume set, entitled Childhood, Youth and Dependency (in Danish Barndom, Ungdom and Gift). They are gorgeous editions, and a pleasure to own, but it is a little […]
A memoir of a boy soldier during civil war in Sierra Leone. Not an easy read, emotionally at least, but an important book, and ultimately optimistic in mapping the capacity for resilience and rehabilitation.