2017 Winter Catalog - Page 6

Biography Between Them Richard Ford Hunger Roxane Gay The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington Joanna Moorhead HB $18.99 Richard Ford's parents volunteered little about their early lives. Later, he pieced their stories together from anecdotes, history and the occasional photograph. In this book, Ford evokes a vivid panorama of mid-twentieth century America, and an intimate portrait of family life. Written with the intelligence, precision and humanity for which Ford is renowned, Between Them is both a son's great act of love and a redeeming meditation on family. PB $32.99 Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself. The Memory of Music Andrew Ford Theft By Finding David Sedaris Collecting the World James Delbourgo PB $32.99 Composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford considers the nature and purpose of music in the context of his own life—what it is, why it means so much to us and how it works in our lives. From his early childhood in the Beatles-crazy Liverpool of the 1960s to his evolving work as a composer, choral conductor, concert promoter, critic, university teacher and radio presenter, he shares the vivid musical experiences that have shaped his life. PB $29.99 For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. At a live Sedaris event, his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of a great comic genius. HB $55.00 Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was the greatest collector of his time, and one of the greatest of all time, but the man himself has been almost forgotten. This is the first biography of Sloane in over sixty years. Early modern science and collecting are shown to be global endeavours intertwined with imperial enterprise and slavery but which nonetheless gave rise to one of the great public institutions of the Enlightenment—the museum. PB $35.00 When Moorhead discovered that a missing relative was now a famous artist in Mexico, she set out to find her. Leonora Carrington was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement, a founding member of the Women's Liberation Movement in Mexico and a woman whose reputation will survive as a muse, a novelist and a great artist. This book is the extraordinary story of Carrington's life, and of the friendship between two women.