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Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

Murder on the Orient Express — Agatha Christie (Film tie-in edition) ‘A brilliantly ingenious story.’ — Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald ‘Ingenuity at its height … the idea is utterly novel, the setting a model of realism, and the characters a versatile, attractive crew.’ — Woman’s Journal ‘A piece of classic workmanship . . . exquisite and wholly…… Continue reading Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

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Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

My Absolute Darling | Gabriel Tallent A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy loves her more than anything else…… Continue reading Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

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‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Even in the modern world, it’s impossible to escape our biology: men are depicted as the stronger, smarter sex, while women are portrayed as more empathetic, and as natural caregivers. We buy dolls for our girls, and toy trucks for our boys, marking the first in a chain of ways that we raise our children…… Continue reading ‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

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Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

This month, we publish J.D. Barker’s much awaited thriller, The Fourth Monkey — abbreviated 4MK — the first in a series featuring Detective Sam Porter. With echoes of the films Se7en and Silence of the Lambs, 4MK is a rollercoaster-paced reading experience which will have you white-knuckling the pages at every heart-pounding twist and turn. Sravya Darbhamulla,…… Continue reading Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

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The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

To Kill the President | Sam Bourne ‘Read this book!’ — Jeffery Archer The most explosive thriller of the year… The unthinkable has happened… The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford ‘Mac’ McNamara. When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of…… Continue reading The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

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Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story. In her new book, Inferior, award-winning science journalist and author Angela Saini sheds light on controversial research and investigates the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, while taking readers…… Continue reading Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women

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Our Pick of the Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

How can you have a future if you can’t accept your past? Mel Hannigan doesn’t have it easy. Mourning the death of her firework of a brother, facing the loss of three friendships that used to mean everything to her and struggling to deal with a condition that even her closest friends don’t know about.…… Continue reading Our Pick of the Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

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Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong

What really produces success? By looking at the science behind what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them — and find out in some cases why it’s good that we aren’t. Two men have died trying to do this. Outside Magazine declared…… Continue reading Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong

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April Picks: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction

The Case for Impeachment offers a fascinating look at presidential impeachments throughout American history, including the often-overlooked story of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, details about Richard Nixon’s resignation, and Bill Clinton’s hearings. Lichtman shows how US President Donald Trump exhibits many of the flaws (and more) that have doomed past presidents. As the Nixon Administration dismissed the…… Continue reading April Picks: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction

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The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome

Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward,…… Continue reading The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome