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Moon Travel

Moon Portugal (First Edition)

Carrie-Marie Bratley
Authors:
Carrie-Marie Bratley

From its glamorous cities to its classic fishing villages, soak up the romance of this charming country with Moon Portugal. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, including a ten-day tour of the best of Portugal and two days in Lisbon, designed for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and moreMust-see highlights and unique experiences: Relax on a beach sipping vinho verde and snacking on freshly grilled sardines (a Portuguese classic!). Shop for hand-painted azujelos (tiles) or authentic leather goods, visit the famous Port wine cellars, or browse contemporary galleries and museums along Lisbon's cosmopolitan avenues. Savor a romantic meal on cobblestone esplanades and catch a traditional fado show in an intimate bar. Hit one of Portugal's renowned golf courses, trek majestic mountain ranges, cruise the Sado River, or soak in a volcanic hot springTrusted advice from long-time Portugal resident Carrie-Marie BratleyFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutBackground information on Portugal's landscape, history, and cultural customsIn-depth coverage of Lisbon, the Algarve, the Alentejo, Porto and Northern Portugal, Coimbra and Central Portugal, and the Azores and MadeiraHandy tools such as visa information, a Portuguese phrasebook, and tips for traveling with children or as a seniorWith Moon Portugal's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Moon Travel

Moon Pacific Northwest (First Edition)

Allison Williams
Authors:
Allison Williams

Rugged wilderness and gleaming urban landscapes: welcome to one of the wildest corners of North America. Get to know it for yourself with Moon Pacific Northwest. Inside you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries for any budget or timeline, including one day in Seattle, a wine country weekend, and a week-long coastal road tripThe top sights and unique activities for making the most of your trip: Catch the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, or visit Pike Place Market in Seattle. Hike jagged ridges in the Cascade Mountains, or explore underground caves in a mile-long lava tube. Learn about the First Nations culture in Vancouver, hop on a whale-watching excursion, or head up to Whistler to ski the powdery slopes. Taste world-class cabernets and merlots in wine country, or stomp your own grapes during the harvest! Try handmade, artisanal snacks from Portland's famous food trucks, enjoy freshly caught salmon, or taste your way through Vancouver's famous ChinatownFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutExpert advice from Seattle local Allison Williams on when to go, where to stay, and where to eat Recommendations for getting around by plane, car, train, and public transportationHandy tips for international visitors, families, seniors, and travelers with disabilitiesBackground information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultureFull coverage of Seattle, the Cascades, the Olympic Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, Washington Wine Country, Portland, the Willamette Valley, Bend and Central Oregon, the Oregon Coast, Ashland and Southern Oregon, Vancouver, Victoria, and Vancouver IslandWith Moon Pacific Northwest's expert tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Non-Duality Press

Boundless Awareness

Michael Rodriguez
Authors:
Michael Rodriguez
Virago

Owls Do Cry

Janet Frame
Authors:
Janet Frame

Owls Do Cry is the story of the Withers family: Francie, soon to leave school to start work at the woollen mills; Toby, whose days are marred by the velvet cloak of epilepsy; Chicks, the baby of the family; and Daphne, whose rich, poetic imagination condemns her to a life in institutions. 'Janet Frame's first full-length work of fiction, Owls Do Cry, is an exhilarating and dazzling prelude to her long and successful career. She was to write in several modes, publishing poems, short stories, fables and volumes of autobiography, as well as other novels of varied degrees of formal complexity, but Owls Do Cry remains unique in her oeuvre. It has the freshness and fierceness of a mingled cry of joy and pain. Its evocation of childhood recalls Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, as well as the otherworldly Shakespearean lyric of her title and epigraph, but her handling of her dark material is wholly original' Margaret Drabble

Robinson

Speak My Language, and Other Stories

Torsten Højer
Authors:
Torsten Højer
Corsair

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler

The year is 1506, and the streets of Lisbon are seething with fear and suspicion when Abraham Zarco is found dead, a naked girl at his side. Abraham was a renowned kabbalist, a practitioner of the arcane mysteries of the Jewish tradition at a time when the Jews of Portugal were forced to convert to Christianity. Berekiah, a talented young manuscript illuminator, investigates his uncle's murder, and discovers in the kabbalah clues that lead him into the labyrinth of secrets in which the Jews sought to hide from their persecutors.A challenging mystery and a powerful indictment of the evils of intolerance, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon is an extraordinary and spellbinding historical thriller.

Corsair

The Night Watchman

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler

Chief Inspector Henrique Monroe of the Lisbon Police Department is not your usual cop. Eccentric, elliptical - and stunningly observant - his peculiar behavior at crime scenes is legendary. But his colleagues put up with it because, in the end, Monroe's the best of the best. But he has a double-sided secret. And when he's called to investigate the brutal slaying of well-connected Portuguese businessman Pedro Coutinho, it's not just the murder case that will unravel - but his own identity, too. As Monroe's investigations lead him deep into a torrid world of shady political corruption and sexual violence, the details of the case trigger memories from his childhood in rural Colorado - memories he has travelled far, and worked hard, to hide. His behavior becomes even more upsetting and inappropriate than usual, and even his family - his wife, his brother and his two young boys - start to fear for the man they thought they knew. Henrique struggles to move his investigation forward whilst keeping the walls of his identity from crumbling. And then, another violent crime changes his life forever, destroying any chance he has of continuing to keep his secret . . . A chilling psychological mystery, The Night Watchman is a uniquely moving portrait of a troubled police detective and his family when a single crime reveals the damaging impact of abuse and the tragic truth about an entire nation.

Da Capo Press

The Sugar Season

Douglas Whynott
Authors:
Douglas Whynott
Corsair

The Thing About Thugs

Tabish Khair
Authors:
Tabish Khair
Corsair

The Search for Sana: The Life and Death of a Palestinian

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler

A story of friendship, loyalty and dispossession In February 2000, Richard Zimler went to Australia for the Perth Writers' Festival. While he was there, he met a talented dancer from a Brazilian mime and dance troupe. The tragic step she would take the next day would change his life forever, and launch him into an obsessive, three-year investigation of her past. He discovers a childhood lived at a time of peaceful tolerance between neighbouring Arabs and Jews in the old districts of Haifa. As this tranquillity becomes fragile, and despite their ethnic and religious differences, two particular girls - one Palestinian one Israeli - forge a bond of sisterhood strong enough to last a lifetime. Zimler's investigations lead him deeper and deeper into a web of illusions, cruelty and deceit - and finally to September 11, 2001, when the tragedy he witnessed in Perth is set in the starkest of political contexts. Part memoir and part thriller, The Search for Sana blurs the conventional boundaries between fact and fiction as it takes an intimate look at a lifelong friendship, and the inception of an unthinkable crime.

Corsair

The Angelic Darkness

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler

San Francisco, 1986 - a city where Dionysian liberation is beginning to pall beneath the first shadows of a strange new darkness. Bill Ticino's fruitless and numbing marriage finally breaks up. Plagued by insomnia and spiritually lost, Bill finds a lodger as the solution to his problems: a handsome, charismatic Portuguese man named Peter, whose pet bird is a hoopoe named Maria. Bill finds himself drawn into a world of kabbalistic storytelling, charms and ritual. Peter ignites Bill's repressed obsessions by telling him emotionally charged tales of hidden meaning.One night they venture together into the Tenderloin district, a dead-end world of prostitutes and transvestites. Bill begins to see that his new tenant has plans that will force him down a perilous sexual and spiritual oath, with the power to both redeem and destroy.

Yen Press

Thermae Romae, Vol. 2

Mari Yamazaki
Authors:
Mari Yamazaki

Whenever Roman architect Lucius is suddenly submerged in water, he surfaces to find himself in the land of the "flat-faces," a people whose appreciation for the public bathhouse matches that of even the mighty Romans! Though observing the strange practices of these foreigners has allowed Lucius to revolutionize the Roman bathhouse, Lucius has never been able to discuss their mutual love of bathing with a flat-face. Despite their advanced culture, it seems these flat-faces were never taught Latin! How could they, when Latin is considered a dead language in twentieth-century Japan?! But not completely dead . . . On one of his time travels, Lucius encounters a young researcher who is able to communicate with him in Latin! What will Lucius do when he realizes the truth of his visits to the flat-faced country?!

Basic Books

El Iluminado

Ilan Stavans, Steve Sheinkin
Authors:
Ilan Stavans, Steve Sheinkin

When young Rolando Pérez falls to his death from a cliff outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, the mysteries immediately begin to accumulate. Was he pushed or did he jump? What are the documents that Rolando was willing sacrifice himself to protect from his family, the police, and the Catholic Church? And what does a colourful concha pastry have to do with any of this?In the midst of the investigation, Professor Ilan Stavans arrives in Santa Fe to give a lecture about the area's long-buried Jewish history. He's looking forward to relaxing afterwards with an evening of opera, but his presentation on crypto-Jews" attracts unexpected attention, and soon Ilan is drawn into a desperate race to find the long-lost documents that might hold the key to Rolando's death. Ilan's detective work leads him to taco joints, desert ranches, soaring cathedrals, and, finally, deep into the region's past, where he encounters another young man: Luis de Carvajal, aka El Iluminado," a sixteenth-century religious dissenter. In a tale of martyrdom that eerily echoes Rolando's, Carvajal fled Spain for colonial Mexico at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, searching for his religious heritage,a hunt for which he, like Rolando, would pay the ultimate price.In El Iluminado , esteemed literary critic Ilan Stavans and author and illustrator Steve Sheinkin present a secret history of religion in the Americas, showing how thousands of European refugees have left a trail of ghostly footprints,and troves of mysteries,across the American Southwest.

PublicAffairs

Lisbon

Neill Lochery
Authors:
Neill Lochery
Constable

Guardian of Dawn

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler

In late 16th-century Goa, despite the Catholic Inquision, the Zarco family holds firm to its Portuguese-Jewish roots. Ti and his sister enjoy their childhood with secret dips into the heady chaos of the Hindu festivals of their beloved cook, Nupi. But as they reach adulthood, the family is torn apart when the father and then the son are imprisoned by the Inquisition. Only someone close to the family could have denounced them. Intent on revenge, Ti is forced finally to face the truth of the betrayal and reassess his most fundamental beliefs.

Constable

The Seventh Gate

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler
Corsair

The Warsaw Anagrams

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler

Autumn 1940. The Nazis seal 400,000 Jews inside a small area of the Polish capital, creating an urban island cut off from the outside world. Erik Cohen, an elderly psychiatrist, is forced to move into a tiny apartment with his niece and his beloved nine-year-old nephew, Adam.One bitterly cold winter's day, Adam goes missing. The next morning, his body is discovered in the barbed wire surrounding the ghetto. The boy's leg has been cut off, and a tiny piece of string has been left in his mouth.Soon, another body turns up - this time a girl's, and one of her hands has been taken. Evidence begins to point to a Jewish traitor luring children to their death...In this profoundly moving and darkly atmospheric historical thriller, the reader is taken into the most forbidden corners of Nazi-occupied Warsaw - as well as into the most heroic places of the heart.Praise for Richard Zimler:'A riveting literary murder mystery, [The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon] is also a harrowing picture of the persecution of 16th-century Jews and, in passing, an atmospheric introduction to the hermetic Jewish tradition of the Kabbalah.' Independent on Sunday 'Zimler [is] a present-day scholar and writer of remarkable erudition and compelling imagination, an American Umberto Eco.' Spectator'Zimler has this spark of genius, which critics can't explain but readers recognise, and which every novelist desires but few achieve.' Independent 'Zimler is an honest, powerful writer.' Guardian

Basic Books

The Thirteen Petalled Rose

Adin Steinsaltz
Authors:
Adin Steinsaltz

From Madonna's music videos to the glossy pages of celebrity magazines and back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Jewish mysticism has stepped into the modern consciousness like never before. In this classic work, world-renowned scholar Adin Steinsaltz answers the major questions asked by modern Jews about the nature of existence in God's universe. The title The Thirteen Petalled Rose is taken from the opening of the classic Jewish text on mysticism, the Zohar, and refers to the "collective souls of the Jewish people," which scholars have likened to the fullness of a rose and its thirteen petals. Along with a new preface by the author, this edition contains a new chapter on prayer that provides the most up-to-date account of the Kabbalistic view of devotion. Another new chapter recounts and interprets the prophet Elijah's Introduction to the Zohar. "Steinsaltz possesses a mind of the quality that occurs perhaps once or twice in a generation, or several generations.... In [ The Thirteen Petalled Rose ] one can encounter the classical Jewish mystical view of reality, delineated lucidly, concisely, profoundly and, what is so rare, believingly. It is an utterly authentic expression of Judaism yet so unknown even among the well-informed and therefore so necessary, so welcome." (Herbert Weiner, Oxford University)

Constable

Hunting Midnight

Richard Zimler
Authors:
Richard Zimler

In Zimler's dazzling tale, John Zarco Stewart is an impish child of bold inquisitiveness, the unwitting inheritor of a faith shrouded in 300 years of secrecy. Dark and bitter events put an end to his innocence and almost destroy him, but he is healed by the arrival in his household of a mysterious young man from Africa. Midnight is a freed slave brought to Porto by John's seafaring father, and he becomes John's greatest friend, ultimately determining the course of his life. But as John grows to manhood Midnight is lost to him, Napoleon's armies invade Portugal, and John's fragile peace is shattered as he uncovers truths and lies hidden by those he most loved and trusted. At last he leaves for America, to hunt for hope in a land shackled by unforgivable sin.This magnificent new literary epic, a moving love story crossed with sweeping historical novel, is a worthy successor to Zimler's The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, published in 1998 to huge success, and so far selling over 60,000 copies with reviews to match. Pre-publication, Hunting Midnight has already attracted much attention and looks set to do even better.

Peter Kenny

Thirty years working as an actor, musician, designer and director in Theatre and Radio; Peter has worked for: A&BC Theatre Co. The Royal Shakespeare Co. and The BBC Radio Drama Co. An award winning narrator of audio-books he has recorded over 100 titles, everything from: Iain M. Banks, Neil Gaiman, and Andrzej Sapkowski to Claire North, Jonas Jonasson Jeremy Vine and Paul O'Grady. He has worked with many of the major publishing houses including, Little Brown, Orion/Gollancz, Hachette, Harper, Hodder, Pan MacMillan, ISIS, RNIB, Podium and Penguin. Visit www.peterkenny.com @PeterKennyVoice