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The Search for Anne Perry: The Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer
Joanne Drayton

Arcade Publishing, 2014

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures , based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. The movie launched Jackson’s international career. It also forever changed the life of Anne Perry, an award-winning, bestselling crime writer, who at the time of the movie’s release was publicly outed at Juliet Hulme, one of the murderers. A new light ...
  
  











  



  
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Mary J. MacLeod

Arcade Publishing, 2013

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call ...
  
  











  



  
The Marx Sisters: A Kathy Kolla and David Brock Mystery

Arcade Publishing, 2012

Detective Kathy Kolla's first case is one for the books. Meredith Winterbottom, a resident of Jerusalem Lane--a quaint section of London inhabited by Eastern European immigrants--and a great-granddaughter of Karl Marx, is found dead. Was she the victim of greedy real-estate developers, or was she killed for the politics of another age? When a second Marx sister is killed, David Brock, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, is brought in to help. As ...
  
  











  



  
Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
Miklos Nyiszli

Arcade Publishing, 2011

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous “Angel of Death”: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele’s personal research pathologist. Miraculously, he survived to give this terrifying and ...
  
  











  



  
The Temptation to Exist
E. M. Cioran

Arcade Publishing, 2013

This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers. The Temptation to Exist first introduced this brilliant European thinker twenty years ago to American readers, in a superb translation by Richard Howard. This literary mystique around Cioran continues ...
  
  











  



  
Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World
Candy Leonard

Arcade Publishing, 2014

The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. Beatleness explains how the band became a source of emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and spiritual nurturance in fans’ lives, creating a ...
  
  











  



  
What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Non-Partisan Guide to the Issues That Matter
Jessamyn Conrad

Arcade Publishing, 2012

Now in its second edition, here is one of the first and only issue-based nonpartisan guides to contemporary American politics. It’s a very exciting time in American politics. Voter turnout in primaries and caucuses across the nation has shattered old records. More than ever, in this election year people are paying attention to the issues. But in a world of sound bites and deliberate misinformation and a political scene that is literally ...
  
  











  



  
Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
John Ayto

Arcade Publishing, 2011

What is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made? That Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen? That omelette evolved from amulette, “a thin sheet of metal,” and is a not-too- distant cousin of the word laminate? That jeans find their ...
  
  











  



  
Hitler's Last Secretary: A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler
Traudl Junge

Arcade Publishing, 2011

In 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. At the age of twenty-two she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler and served him for two and a half years, right up to the bitter end. Junge observed the intimate workings of Hitler’s administration, she typed correspondence and speeches, including Hitler’s public and private last will and testament; she ate ...
  
  











  



  
Edwardian Cooking: 80 Recipes Inspired by Downton Abbey's Elegant Meals
Larry Edwards

Arcade Publishing, 2012

The PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has taken the world by storm. With 80 delicious recipes, this cookbook celebrates the phenomenal success of the series and the culinary wonders enjoyed by the aristocracy in Edwardian England. Starting with an elegant array of savory tea sandwiches and sweets from traditional high tea, this book guides you through dinner at the Edwardian table with its: • Infinite variety of breads—Dinner Biscuits, ...
  
  











  



  
Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out: A Novel
Mo Yan

Arcade Publishing, 2012

Today’s most revered, feared, and controversial Chinese novelist offers a tour de force in which the real, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are blended into a fascinating read. The hero—or antihero—of Mo Yan’s new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his benevolence to his peasants. His story is a deliriously unique journey and absolutely riveting tale that reveals the author’s love of a homeland beset by ills inevitable, ...
  
  











  



  
The Life and Ideas of James Hillman: Volume I: The Making of a Psychologist
Dick Russell

Arcade Publishing, 2013

Considered to be the world’s foremost post-Jungian thinker, James Hillman is known as the founder of archetypal psychology and the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling title The Soul’s Code . In The Making of a Psychologis t, we follow Hillman from his youth in the heyday of Atlantic City, through post-war Paris and Dublin, travels in Africa and Kashmir, and onward to Zurich and the Jung Institute, which appointed ...
  
  











  



  
Dreams of My Russian Summers: A Novel
Andreï Makine

Arcade Publishing, 2011

Every summer, young Andrei visits his grandmother, Charlotte Lemmonier, whom he loves dearly. In a dusty village overlooking the vast Russian steppes, she captivates her grandson and the other children of the village with wondrous tales—watching Proust play tennis in Neuilly, Tsar Nicholas II’s visit to Paris, French president Felix Faure dying in the arms of his mistress. But from his mysterious grandmother, Andrei also learns of a Russia he ...
  
  











  



  
What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues
Jessamyn Conrad

Arcade Publishing, 2008

Its a very exciting time in American politics. Voter turnout in primaries and caucuses across the nation have shattered old records. More than ever, in this election year people are paying attention to the issues. But in a world of sound bites and deliberate misinformation and a political scene that is literally colored by a partisan divide--blue vs. red--how does the average educated American find a reliable source that's free of political ...
  
  











  



  
The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It
Victor Malarek

Arcade Publishing, 2011

Each year, more than 800,000 women and children are lured, tricked, or forced into prostitution to meet an apparently insatiable demand, joining an estimated 10 million women already ensnared in the $20 billion worldwide sex trade. To date, most research on the subject has focused on the various issues that propel these women into the trade, but little has been investigated, or written, about those who trigger the demand—the “Johns.” In this ...
  
  











  



  
Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA's First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain
Albert Lulushi

Arcade Publishing, 2014

In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today’s National Clandestine Service), flush with money and burning with determination to roll back the Iron Curtain, embarked on the first paramilitary operation in the history of the agency. They hatched an elaborate plan, coordinated with the British Secret Intelligence Service, to foment popular rebellion and detach Albania, the weakest of the Soviet satellites in Europe, from ...
  
  











  



  
The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur
Arthur Hoyle

Arcade Publishing, 2014

Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of this career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned "Paris" books--beginning with Tropic of Cancer --were published here and judged by the Supreme Court not to be obscene. Until then he had toiled in relative obscurity and poverty. The Unknown Henry Miller ...
  
  











  



  
The Stoning of Soraya M.: A Story of Injustice in Iran
Freidoune Sahebjam

Arcade Publishing, 2011

Soraya M.’s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn’t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya’s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking for a friend’s widowed husband. Exhausted by a lifetime of abuse and hardship, Soraya said nothing, and the makeshift tribunal took her ...
  
  











  



  
How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?: Inside My Autistic Mind
Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

Arcade Publishing, 2011

An astounding new work by the author of The Mind Tree that offers a rare insight into the autistic mind and how it thinks, sees, and reacts to the world. When he was three years old, Tito was diagnosed as severely autistic, but his remarkable mother, Soma, determined that he would overcome the “problem” by teaching him to read and write. The result was that between the ages of eight and eleven he wrote stories and poems of exquisite beauty, ...
  
  











  



  
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Melvyn Bragg

Arcade Publishing, 2011

Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, ...
  
  











  








   



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