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  • BLACK MILK

    A thoughtful and incisive meditation on literature, motherhood, and spiritual wellbeing from Turkey’s leading female author

    After the birth of her first child, Elif Shafak experienced a profound personal crisis. Plagued by guilt, anxiety, and bewilderment about her new maternal role, the acclaimed novelist stopped writing for the first time in her life. As she plummeted into post-partum depression, Shafak looked to the experiences of other prominent female writers–including Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, and Alice Walker–for help navigating the conflict between motherhood and artistic creation in a male-dominated society. Searingly honest, eloquent, and unexpectedly humorous, “Black Milk” will be widely embraced by writers, academics, and anyone who has undergone the identity crisis engendered by being a mother.
    ISBN: 9780241966259
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: ON MOTHERHOOD AND WRITING
    Author: ELIF SHAFAK

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  • THE GAZE

    I didn’t say anything. I didn’t return his smiles. I looked at him in the wide mirror in front of where I was sitting. I grew uncomfortable and avoided my eyes. I hate those who think fat people are stupid. ‘

    An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make up and the woman draws a mustache on her face. But while the woman wants to hide away from the world, the man meets the stares from passers-by head on, compiling his ‘Dictionary of Gazes’ to explore the boundaries between appearance and reality. Intertwined with the story of a bizarre freak-show organized in Istanbul in the 1880s, The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others.
    ISBN: 9780241201916
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ELIF SHAFAK

     995
  • MISSION ECONOMY


    ISBN: 9780141991689
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: A MOONSHOT GUIDE TO CHANGING CAPITALISM

    Author: MARIANA MAZZUCATO

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  • ANNA KARENINA


    ISBN: 9780141199610
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: LEO TOLSTOY

     2,995
  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

    Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger’s 
    ISBN: 9780316769174
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: J. D. SALINGER

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  • THE MYSTICS OF ISLAM

    Explores the Islamic mystic tradition, examining the meaning of mystical knowledge and illumination and the path to ultimate union with God
    ISBN: 0140191682
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: REYNOLD A. NICHOLSON

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  • STILL BLEEDING FROM THE WOUND


    ISBN: 9780143423287
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ASHOKAMITRAM

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  • CELEBRATING THE BEST OF URDU POETRY


    ISBN: 9780143417514
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: KHUSHWANT SINGH

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  • MY LIFE IN MY WORDS


    ISBN: 9780143415350
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: RABINDRANATH TAGORE

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  • HOME AND THE WORLD


    ISBN: 9780143031413
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: GHARE BAIRE

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  • MOTH SMOKE

    Since the late 1970s, India in all her infinite variety has been brought to life as a posse of Indian authors writing in English have exploded onto the scene: Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Rohinton Mistry, Vikram Seth, Bharati Mukherjee–the list is legion. But what of Pakistan–that Siamese twin, painfully separated in the partition of 1947? Though neither as numerous nor as well known as their Indian counterparts, Pakistani writers are beginning to make an impression on Western readers. Novelists from Rushdie to the Pakistani Bapsi Sidwha have written about the partition and the bloody civil war that followed; even stories set in modern-day Bombay or Lahore cannot escape the aftershocks of the division. On the surface, Mohsin Hamid’s first novel, Moth Smoke, seems more domestic than political drama: narrated from several different perspectives, it tells the story of Daru Shezad’s ill-fated affair with his best friend’s wife, Mumtaz. But in a country like Pakistan, the personal and the political are difficult to separate, and as the story moves along, the divisions between gender, class, and opportunity provide a not-so-subtle commentary on the fissures that run through contemporary Pakistani society. The novel begins, tellingly, with a historical fragment about the internecine wars of succession that followed the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan (builder of the Taj Mahal):

    Imprisoned in his fort at Agra, staring at the Taj he had built, an aged Shah Jahan received as a gift from his youngest son the head of his eldest. Perhaps he doubted, then, the memory that his boys had once played together, far from his supervision and years ago, in Lahore.Jump ahead several hundred years to Lahore in the summer of 1998. Childhood playmates Daru and Ozi have just reunited again after Ozi’s three-year stay in America. Glad as he is to see his old friend, Daru can’t keep his eyes off of Ozi’s wife, Mumtaz. “You know you’re in trouble when you can’t meet a woman’s eye,” he says. But woman trouble isn’t his only problem; he’s also addicted to hash, which leads to his dismissal from an upscale job as a banker. Soon Daru spirals out of control into a degraded existence on the fringes of society. Then a young boy is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and he is accused and jailed. Shah Jehan would probably recognize this age-old story of love and revenge playing out once more–this time against the backdrop of the Indian-Pakistani arms race. Hamid artfully weaves the subcontinent’s tragic history into his characters’ no-less-tragic present, rendering Moth Smoke a novel that resonates on many levels. –Sheila Bright
    ISBN: 9780143420200
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES


    ISBN: 9780141346090
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: JOHN GREEN

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  • THE REBEL


    ISBN: 9780141182018
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: ALBERT CAMUS

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  • JAWAHARLAL NEHRU GLIMPSES OF WORLD HISTORY


    ISBN: 9780143031055
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: GLIMPSES OF WORLD HISTORY
    Author: NEHRU

     1,795
  • WHO CARES WINS

    Optimism demands action. Optimism is an active choice. Optimism is not naive and it is not impossible. We are living in an age of turmoil, destruction and uncertainty. Global warming has reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion has caused the extinction of countless species, and Neoliberalism has led to a destructive divide in wealth and a polarisation of mainstream politics. But, there is a constructive way to meet this challenge, there is a reason to keep on fighting and there are plenty of reasons for optimism. Lily Cole has met with some of the millions of people around the world who are working on solutions to our biggest challenges and committed to creating a more sustainable and peaceful future for humanity. Exploring issues from fast fashion to fast food and renewable energy to gender equality, and featuring interviews with Sir David Attenborough, Sir Paul McCartney, Elon Musk and Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr. Gail Bradbrook, Reasons for Optimism is a beacon of hope in dark times. This book is a rousing call to action that will leave you feeling hopeful that we can make a difference. We are the ancestors of our future: a generation who will either be celebrated for their activism or blamed for its apathy. It is for us to choose optimism, to make a change and to show what is possible.

    ISBN: 9780241371756
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: REASONS FOR OPTIMISM IN OUR CHANGING WORLD
    Author: LILY COLE

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  • LED ZEPPELIN

    From the author of the definitive New York Times bestselling history of the Beatles comes the authoritative account of the group Jack Black and many others call the greatest rock band of all time, arguably the most successful, and certainly one of the most notorious.

    Rock stars. Whatever those words mean to you, chances are, they owe a debt to Led Zeppelin. No one before or since has lived the dream quite like Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. In Led Zeppelin, Bob Spitz takes their full measure, for good and sometimes for ill, separating the myth from the reality with the connoisseurship and storytelling flair that are his trademarks.

    From the opening notes of their first album, the band announced itself as something different, a collision of grand artistic ambition and brute primal force, of delicate English folk music and hard-driving African-American blues. That record sold over 10 million copies, and it was the merest beginning; Led Zeppelin’s albums have sold over 300 million certified copies worldwide, and the dust has never settled. Taken together, Led Zeppelin’s discography has spent an almost incomprehensible ten-plus years on the album charts.

    The band is notoriously guarded, and previous books shine more heat than light. But Bob Spitz’s authority is undeniable and irresistible. His feel for the atmosphere, the context-the music, the business, the recording studios, the touring life, the radio stations, the fans, the whole ecosystem of popular music-is unparalleled. His account of the melding of Page and Jones, the virtuosic London sophisticates, with Plant and Bonham, the wild men from the Midlands, into a band out of the ashes of the Yardbirds, in a scene dominated by the Beatles and the Stones but changing fast, is in itself a revelation. Spitz takes the music seriously, and brings the band’s artistic journey to full and vivid life. The music is only part of the legend, however- Led Zeppelin is also the story of how the 60’s became the 70’s, of how playing in clubs became playing in stadiums and flying your own jet, of how innocence became decadence. Led Zeppelin may not have invented the groupie, and they weren’t the first rock band to let loose on the road, but they took it to an entirely new level, as with everything else. Not all the legends are true, but in Bob Spitz’s careful accounting, what is true is astonishing, and sometimes disturbing.

    Led Zeppelin gave no quarter, and neither has Bob Spitz. Led Zeppelin is the full and honest reckoning the band has long awaited, and richly deserves.

    ISBN: 9780593492246
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE BIOGRAPHY
    Author: BOB SPITZ

     3,495
  • DEAR EVAN HANSEN

    Dear Evan Hansen,

    Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

    When a letter that was never meant to be seen draws high school senior Evan Hansen into the Murphy family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong.

    He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell.

    That the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

    Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore. And Connor’s wealthy parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his ‘closest friend’.

    As Evan gets pulled deeper into their family, he knows that what he’s doing may not be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

    No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose.

    He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. But when everything is in danger of unravelling, he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

    ISBN: 9780241408803
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE NOVEL
    Author: VAL EMMICH

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  • TRUTHMAKER

    The sequel to Maurice Gee’s The Severed Land, written by Tony Chapelle, authorised and endorsed by Maurice Gee

    This sequel captures the essence of my novel and takes my characters on a tense and dangerous journey through the world of The Severed Land. – Maurice Gee

    Picking up where The Severed Land left off, this suspense-filled novel continues the story of the brave ex-slave Fliss. Despite her idyllic new life behind the safety of the wall, she can’t help longing for someone special of her own. That’s when a young man appears, preaching peace and unity.

    His arrival, however, is about to send Fliss and her friend Minnie back through the wall on a hazardous mission. There’s danger at every corner, perilous journeys and the constant threat of betrayal and capture.


    ISBN: 9780143776710
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MAURICE GEE

     1,495
  • THIS TOO SHALL PASS

    If change is the natural order of things, why do we struggle with the huge milestones in our lives?

    At a time when even the most certain things feel disrupted, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel provides an antidote to the chaos we are all feeling. In this Sunday Times bestseller, Julia draws on hours of conversations with her patients to show how we can learn to adapt and even thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences.

    From a new mother struggling with the decision to return to work, to a father handling a serious medical diagnosis, from a woman deciding whether to leave her husband for a younger lover, to a man struggling to repair his marriage after the trauma of suffering with COVID-19 in the ICU, this book unflinchingly deals with the hard times in family, love, work, health and identity.

    Illuminated by the latest social and psychological research, these 19 powerful, unforgettable and deeply intimate stories about everyday people will inform our understanding of our own unique response to change and improve the way we approach challenges at every stage of life.

    ISBN: 9780241348871
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: STORIES OF CHANGE, CRISIS AND HOPEFUL BEGINNINGS
    Author: JULIA SAMUEL

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  • THE MALLEE GIRL

    A heart-warming new rural romance set in the Victorian High Country by the bestselling author of Brumby’s Run.

    Armed with nothing but some loose change and her beloved dog Duke, Mallee girl Pippa Black has finally found the courage she needs to escape a dangerous relationship. Two cryptic words written on a paper napkin send her in search of the one person who might help her ? a long-lost brother she has always dreamed of finding.

    Pippa?s quest leads her to the remote town of Currajong, high in the beautiful Victorian alps. As a runaway seeking refuge among strangers, Pippa learns that she?s been mistakenly implicated in a shocking crime. She finds her way to Brumby?s Run, a wild-horse sanctuary, where she begins work assisting the enigmatic farm manager Levi, and becomes entranced by Thowra, a magnificent golden stallion who leads a herd of brumbies in the region. Both man and horse will teach Pippa more about herself than she ever thought possible ? including when to run, when to hide, and when to stand up and fight.

    Set among the majesty of the High Country snowgums, The Mallee Girl is a moving and heartfelt story about the power of love and the land to heal old wounds, and the freedom that comes in confronting your greatest fears.

    ?Transports you into the heart of the high country with this heartfelt story of love and courage. THE MALLEE GIRL cements Jennifer Scoullar as one of my favourite rural romance authors.? ? Rachael Johns


    ISBN: 9781761046650
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: JENNIFER SCOULLAR

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