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These are the books and literary moments to look out for in How can the story of an imaginary pig and a kindly barrista help solve any problem? Power through the 3pm slump, feel more productive, sleep well and lose unwanted weight. When Gustav Kleinmann and his son were seized by the Nazis in , it was the start of an unimaginable ordeal. Through the horrors, there was one constant that kept them going: the love between father and son. A remarkable story of hope, family and survival. From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job.
Chernobyl by Serhii Plokhy 31 Jan. A moment by moment account of the heroes, perpetrators and victims of a tragedy. After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, workers, engineers, firefighters and those living in the area were abandoned to their fate.
The blast put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, contaminating over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy draws on recently opened archives to recreate these events in all their drama. A moment by moment account of the heroes, perpetrators and victims of a tragedy, Chernobyl is the first full account of a gripping, unforgettable Cold War story. His voice is humane and inflected with nostalgia' Roland Elliott Brown, Spectator.
Two dead homecoming queens. Five years later, is the killer back?
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Two women — desperate to unlock the truth. How far will they go to lay the past to rest? From the winner of the Daily Mail crime writing competition comes an enthralling debut thriller about a young woman's quest to uncover her identity. A gripping psychological suspense from the number one bestselling author of Then She Was Gone , as what begins as an innocent crush develops into a dangerous infatuation.
It was the longest night of the year when the strangest of things happened. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Give yourself a treat and read it! The Whispers by Greg Howard 17 Jan. Before she disappeared, Riley's mother used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes. Riley wishes for lots of things.
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He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home…. Before she disappeared, Riley's mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes.
But most of all he wishes his mother would come home. Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize and in the running for The Costa books of the year, this is an extraordinary true story of the power that nature can have in restoring hope when everything seems lost. Charting her day-to-day adventures, we encounter tucks, twists and sucks, heinous overspending and endless nights spent sprinting from problem to problem in a full face of makeup.
A book that demands that you contemplate your own fragility and how you live your one precious life. This is the inspiring memoir by a young mother with terminal cancer. Backed up by recent discoveries in cognitive science, respected neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart shows us that we all have the power to attract what we most desire into our lives.
Threads by William Henry Searle 21 Feb. Weaving together personal stories, Threads deals with the meanings of intimacy, vulnerability and our affinities with people and places, both wild and tame. It is a deep exploration of the encounters that lend quiet networks of grace to our busy lives. They were murdered by Jack the Ripper. But who were these women? In a devasting narrative Hallie Rubenhold shares their lives: who they were, how they lived and who loved them.
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The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. Over the past decades, the term "Anthropocene" has climbed into the popular imagination - a name given to the geologic era we live in now, one defined by human intervention in the life of the planet.
But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. In the meantime, it will remake us, transforming every aspect of the way we live-the planet no longer nurturing a dream of abundance, but a living nightmare.
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Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz 7 Feb. Assassin and all-round lethal weapon Evan Smoak seeks out corruption on the highest level, when the most hard-to-reach target appears on his hit list: the President of the United States of America. Out of the Dark is the most daring and explosive thriller yet from Hollywood screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz. This book finds Lou in New York — how will Lou adapt to life the other side of the pond?
Shenzhen by Guy Delisle 7 Feb. The result is another brilliant graphic novel - funny, scary, utterly original and illuminating. Set before the events of the TV series, this prequel novel follows Eleven's mother and her time as a test subject in the MKUltra program. The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything….
American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. In this urgent and deeply moving novel, Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity. The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything.
Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help — and Fixie turns to Seb. Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?
James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain, educate and inspire a generation of children — with the first and only children's book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives. This bright and bold dictionary of 26 thought-provoking words from A-Z is perfect for equipping girls and boys with the words they need to empower themselves. Now it's time for readers to hear from Greg's trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson, in a journal of his own. When the god Apollo asks for a favour, it's never going to be straightforward.
This bright and bold dictionary of twenty-six thought-provoking words from A-Z is perfect for equipping girls, boys and everyone with the words they need to empower themselves!
Activism: trying to change something important by making your voice heard Brainpower: your ability to come up with brilliant ideas Compassion: caring about other people's suffering Diversity: including all kinds of different people Equality: when everyone is treated in the same way Feminism: fighting for equality between girls, boys and everyone. With bright and inclusive artwork from illustrator Carolyn Suzuki, F is for Feminism is a great conversation starter, and will inspire and motivate activists of all ages.
Inspiring and practical by turns, it identifies 12 common habits that can prove an obstacle to future success and tells you how to overcome them. This ground-breaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men - and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life. Manual for Survival by Kate Brown 12 Mar. It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing, a time when ponds shone everywhere like eyes in the land, sustaining life for all, from fish to carthorse..
Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of this human and ecological catastrophe has been actively suppressed. Based on a decade of archival and on-the-ground research, Manual for Survival is a gripping account of the consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover it up. As Brown discovers, Soviet scientists, bureaucrats, and civilians documented staggering increases in cases of birth defects, child mortality, cancers and a multitude of life-altering diseases years after the disaster.
Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of massive radiation release from weapons-testing during the Cold War, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Yet Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning health catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where dangerously radioactive radioactive berries, distorted trees and birth defects still persist today. An astonishing historical detective story, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact of nuclear energy on every living thing, not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radiaoactive fallout from weapons development.
Drift down sun-bleached streets. Lose yourself in the California sound. Find beauty in a dirty bar. Love like your life depends on it. Carry on after the party stops.
London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright. In need of a new place to stay, Lottie takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard. The Parade by Dave Eggers 23 Mar.