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    • Literary Fiction
      August 2020

      The Last Movement

      by Robert Seethaler

      Gustav Mahler sits on the deck of a ship en route from New York to Europe. He is famous – the greatest musician in the world in fact – but he is in pain, as he always has been. While the ship’s boy cares for him gently but insistently, Mahler thinks over the past few years, the summers in the mountains and the death of his daughter Maria, whom he still thinks he sees sometimes. And of Anna, his other daughter who is sitting downstairs at breakfast; and of Alma, the love of his life who has driven him to madness and to whom he has long since lost contact. This is to be his last ever trip. The Last Movement is a poignant portrait of a composer who has grown tired while he is confronted with memories of the past in crystal-clear moments of beauty and regret.

    • Fiction

      Frida Kahlo and the Colours of Life

      by Caroline Bernard

      Mexico, 1925: Seventeen-year-old Frida wants to become a doctor, until a terrible bus accident shatters her dream. Then she falls in love with Diego Rivera, a painter of genius, and finds herself immersed in the world of art. He encourages her artistic ambitions – and he betrays her. Frida is deeply hurt, but – knowing that happiness is merely hidden, not gone – she embraces life with open arms. Eventually she has the Parisian Surrealists at her feet, as well as Picasso and Trotsky. Frida always forges her own path, whether she’s celebrating artistic successes or experiencing the trauma of a miscarriage – until one day she’s presented with a choice that calls into question everything she once believed.

    • Popular medicine & health

      Parenting for a Digital Future

      How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

      by Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross

    • Biography & True Stories

      Zimbardo. Memorie di uno psicologo

      by Intervista a cura di Daniel Hartwig

      In this interview-book based on an oral history conducted by Daniel Hartwig of Stanford University, the prominent Italian-American psychologist Philip Zimbardo recounts his life story, from his childhood spent mostly in the Bronx to his professional success and international renown. His anecdote-rich account gives readers the chance to observe an important part of the history of psychology unfolding up close (and from a unique viewpoint). Shrewd interventions by the interviewer lead to reflections on both the political and social climate in which Zimbardo pursued his career, and on the significance of various studies that would later become internationally relevant (think, for example, of recent controversy regarding the Stanford Prison Experiment). It represents an opportunity to show that Zimbardo’s thinking and theories cannot be reduced to that single experience but have a broader scope. The interview also traces the genesis and development of his Time Perspective Theory and analyses Zimbardo’s most recent projects, including the Heroic Imagination Project. The lively and engaging text sheds light on the different sides of a multifaceted man who, as well as having made a key contribution to contemporary psychology, has always fought against discrimination and violence.

    • Medicine

      Endocrine Self-Assessment Program (ESAP) 2020

      Endocrine Society’s Endocrine Self-Assessment Program: Questions, Answers, and Discussions

      by Lisa Tannock, MD et al

      The Endocrine Self-Assessment Program (ESAP™) is a self-study curriculum aimed at physicians seeking initial certification or recertification in endocrinology, program directors interested in a testing and training instrument, and clinicians simply wanting a self-assessment and a broad review of endocrinology. ESAP 2020 is available in both print and online formats. It consists of 120 brand-new multiple-choice questions in all areas of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. There is extensive discussion of each correct answer, a comprehensive syllabus, and references. ESAP is updated annually with new questions and new syllabus materials.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      October 2020

      Why Dante Matters

      by John Took

      The year 2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, a poet who, as T. S. Eliot put it, ‘divides the world with Shakespeare, there being no third’. His, like ours, was a world of moral uncertainty and political violence, all of which made not only for the agony of exile but for an ever deeper meditation on the nature of human happiness. In Why Dante Matters, John Took offers by way of three in particular of Dante’s works – the Vita Nova as the great work of his youth, the Convivio as the great work of his middle years and the Commedia as the great work of his maturity – an account, not merely of Dante’s development as a poet and philosopher, but of his continuing presence to us as a guide to man’s wellbeing as man. Committed as he was to the welfare not only of his contemporaries but of those ‘who will deem this time ancient’, Dante’s is in this sense a discourse overarching the centuries, a discourse confirming him in his status, not merely as a cultural icon, but as a fellow traveller.

    • May 2020

      The Startup

      Navigating Chaos to Elevate Your Career and Achieve Entrepreneurial Success

      by von Windheim

    • The Garden of Departed Cats

      by Bilge Karasu

      "A surreal, utterly unique novel. In an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the players (visitors versus locals) bearing weapons. This archaic game, the central event of The Garden of the Departed Cats, may prove as fatal as the deadly attraction our narrator feels for the local man who is the Vizier, or Captain, of the home team. Their "romance" provides the skeletal structure of this experimental novel. Each of their brief interactions works as a single chapter. And interleaved between their chapters are a dozen fable-like stories, which work independently of the main narrative but echo and double its chief themes: love, its recalcitrance, its cat-like finickiness, and its refusal to be rushed."

    • Children's & YA
      August 2021

      The Upper World

      by Femi Fadugba

      This genre-busting, time-travelling YA thriller marks the arrival of extraordinary new talent Femi Fadugba. 2020: Esso, a London teenager accidentally caught in the middle of a turf war, hurtles towards a deadly confrontation with notorious gang member, Bloodshed. 2035: Football prodigy Rhia has just one thing on her mind – the scholarship that will secure her way out of the dysfunctional care system that has defined her childhood. Everything changes when Esso gains access to a mysterious world where he can see glimpses of the past, present and future. But seeing events is not the same as changing them. To do that, Esso and Rhia must work together to master the secrets of the Upper World – and seize control of their own destinies before it’s too late.

    • October 2020

      24 Hours in the life of a doctor

      by Pascal Prévot, Anne-Charlotte Gautier

      A wild yet serious gamebook to live to the rhythm of hospital life! You are anxious as you get off the tramway, in front of the hospital. And how we understand you! You’ll have to prove your worth as a doctor. After all, it’s a fine day to save lives...And a fine night too, because you’re on call tonight...The ER is packed, and all the patients need you. You’ll meet them, examine them, diagnose their diseases and cure them. Let’s get to it!

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