"Reminiscent of Dylan Thomas's memoir A Child's Christmas in Wales, A River of Oranges trades Thomas's simpler, more innocent era for a darker time of war, refugee camps, loss and uncertainty. Nazarko's fluid prose triggers our senses as he immerses us in the sights, sounds, smell and tastes of his childhood and his family's exodus from the Adriatic city of Fiume after it became part of Yugoslavia. Intelligent. Evocative. Captivating."
--Tricia Dower, author of Silent Girl, Stony River and Becoming LinMore info →
Amma's Daughters is a tribute to ordinary women who were quietly extraordinary and played a major, although largely undocumented, role in the anti-colonial movement in South Asia. Through the story of a nine-year-old girl who joined the anti-colonial movement in India in the 1930s, the narrative foregrounds the experience of ordinary women (and men) in historical movements to demonstrate that history is ultimately the story of our lives. The aim of this creative non-fiction is to inspire the readers to examine the lives of women in their own families/communities; and to shine a light on women who are erased from historical recounting.More info →
South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels is a travel memoir, a road story, and an homage to the tales of adventure—from The Hobbit to her father and grandmother’s true-to-life bedtime stories—that inspired Meaghan Marie Hackinen's youth. The travel takes place during the fall of 2009, when, alongside her sister and former childhood rival, she sets out to pedal the Pacific Coast. With much enthusiasm but little cycling experience, the sisters face the dangers and hardships of the road, from rough weather to perilous highway, learning from their missteps and seeking out minimalist pleasures along the way.More info →
Dromomania - the compulsive urge to wander, defines bestselling author Bill Arnott. Join Bill in this musical memoir as travels the world - a journey of personal discovery and outrageous humour. From the time he floated over a desert and sank beneath an ocean, swam unexpectedly with sharks in the Pacific and a serpent in the Tasman Sea, to his time running with Samoan gangsters, dodging storm troopers in London, avoiding an arms dealer in Spain, sailing a cutter from a North Atlantic hurricane, being poisoned in China, and showering Tuscan lovers with Chianti he'd already drunk. Travel Lit will never be the same!
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