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Burks, Ruth Coker.
In 1986, 26-year old Ruth visits a friend at the hospital when she notices that the door to one of the hospital rooms is painted red. Out of impulse, Ruth herself enters the quarantined space and immediately begins to care for the young man. Word spreads in the community that Ruth is the only person willing to help these young men afflicted by AIDS, and is called upon to nurse them. This deeply moving and elegiac memoir honours the extraordinary life of Ruth Coker Burks and the beloved men who fought valiantly for their lives with AIDS during a most hostile and misinformed time in America.
Virginia Reeve is summoned by an eccentric Brit with a compelling offer. Lady Jane Franklin wants her to lead a dozen women into the Arctic in search of the ships of her husband's lost expedition. A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Based on the true story of Lady Franklin's quest to find her husband's lost expedition to spin a tale of bravery and hope. Author of "Woman 99."
Cultural critic Andrew Reiner argues that men today are working on an outdated model of masculinity, which prevents them in moments of distress and vulnerability from marshalling the courage, strength, and resiliency they need to thrive in a world vastly different from the ones their fathers and grandfathers grew up in. A thought-provoking look at how modern masculinity is harming and holding back men - and all of society - and what we can do to promote a new masculinity that allows men of all ages to thrive. Print run 30,000.
Miller, Sam J.
Ronan Szepessy promised himself he'd never return to Hudson. The sleepy upstate town was no place for a restless gay photographer. But his father is ill and New York City's distractions have become too much for him. Ronan reconnects with two friends from high school: Dom, his first love, and Dom's wife, Attalah. With friends and neighbours getting evicted en masse and a mayoral election coming up, Ronan and Attalah craft a plan to rattle the newcomers and expose their true motives. But in doing so, they unleash something far more mysterious and uncontainable. Author of "Blackfish City." Print run 50,000.
Details to follow. Print run 200,000.
Detective Zach Jordan investigates a series of brutal, public crimes that coincide with the arrival of dozens of glamorous celebrities in town for parties and premieres. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, NYPD Red are the first ones called. Print run 200,000.
Yu, E. Lily.
Firuzeh and her brother Nour are children of fire, born in an Afghanistan fractured by war. When their parents decide to leave, they spin fairy tales of their destination, the mythical land and opportunities of Australia. When they arrive in Australia, what seemed like a stable shore gives way to treacherous currents. Neighbours, classmates, and the government seek their own ends, indifferent to the family's fate. For Firuzeh, her fantasy worlds provide some relief, but as her family and home splinter, she must surface from these imaginings and find a new way.
Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her. With no blueprint to life, Pang began to create her own, using the language she understands best: science. That lifelong project eventually resulted in this book, an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms. Pang's unique perspective of the world tells us so much about ourselves - who we are and why we do the things we do - and is a fascinating guide to living a happier and more connected life. Print run 30,000.
When a mysterious and devastating bioweapon causes its victims to develop Red Hands, the touch of death, weird science expert Ben Walker is called to investigate. In the aftermath of this terror, Mae Sinclair, who possesses that killing touch, flees into the mountains. Mae is struggling with her own grief, confusion, and the dawning realization that she will never be able to touch another human being again. Author of "Ararat." Print run 25,000.