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Warming Winter Reads - June 2016

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, June 20, 2016

 


Is there a better remedy against the winter months than hot tea and good books? C.S. Lewis thought not:

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me.”

With rain drumming against the windows and the heat set to high, we've put together a selection of reading suggestions to spark your curiosity and ignite your imagination. New offerings from Lionel Shriver, Ellen Van Neerven, Lindy West, Edward O. Wilson and more promise something for everyone at Imprints Booksellers but, sadly, tea is not included. Best to brew your own, we think. In the mean time, happy winter reading!


Upstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore

edited by Jessica Strand and Andrea Aguilar, Paperback, $22.99

Based on a series of talks pairing writers of note at NYC’s beloved bookstore, Upstairs at the Strand offers candid and behind-the-scenes accounts of the ways leading writers work, think, and live. The book features such celebrated novelists, playwrights, and poets as Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Renata Adler, Patti Smith, and Mark Strand, as well as contemporary stars such as Alison Bechdel, Junot Díaz, and Téa Obreht.



The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

by Neil Gaiman, Paperback, $29.99

The View from the Cheap Seats draws together, for the first time ever, a myriad of non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech he gave at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett, Lou Reed and Ray Bradbury, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.



The Gustav Sonata

by Rose Tremain, Paperback, $29.99

Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender – and spanning the twentieth century – Rose Tremain's beautifully orchestrated novel tells  the story of Gustav Perle who grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem like far-off concerns. Exploring themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, The Gustav Sonata is a testament to the passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a lifetime.



The American People: Volume 1 - Search for My Heart

by Larry Kramer, Paperback, $36.99

Forty years in the making, The American People sets forth Larry Kramer's reimagined vision of his homeland's history. This is the story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease and host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. Volume One of this remarkable opus is a work of ribald satire, prophetic outrage, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment, written with outrageous love and a sharp eye for the pitfalls of contemporary American culture.



Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

by Agnes Martin-Lugand, Paperback, $27.99

Diane has a charmed life as a wife, a mother and the owner of a literary café in Paris until a tragic accident claims the lives of her husband and daughter. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane withdraws from friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. But, one year on, Diane shocks her loved ones by leaving Paris to move to a small town on the Irish coast to rebuild her life alone. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Happy People Read and Drink Coffee is the inspirational story of a woman finding new meaning in the wake of devastating loss.



Autumn is for Reading . . .

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, March 30, 2015



Sun-drenched days and crisp, autumn nights: it's our very favourite time of the year for curling up with a good book! Featured below are a few of the best new books available for you to enjoy throughout March, April and May.

 

Mr Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads (Hardcover, $49.95)

Matt Wilkinson's passion is based on sourcing the very best seasonal and local produce to make simple dishes that allow the flavours of fine ingredients to shine through. His ethos is simple: food in season tastes the best, especially when it's grown in tune with nature.

And don't be fooled into thinking salads are just for the summer months: warming autumnal dishes stuffed with fresh root vegetables and wholesome greens abound in this beautifully presented cookbook.


Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman (Paperback, $29.99)

Over the last few decades, Edith Pearlman has staked her claim as one of the great practitioners of the short story. Her understanding and skill have earned her comparisons to Anton Chekhov, John Updike and Alice Munro. Her latest work, gathered in this stunning collection of twenty new stories, is an occasion for celebration. Honeydew is a feast for the imagination. Read it cover-to-cover or savour each story as and when time permits—Pearlman's is a delicately crafted and thoroughly immersive world which you'll be glad to visit.

 

Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle Book 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Paperback, $32.99)

Is it a memoir? Is it a novel? No-one's quite sure and we're not sure we mind! Dancing in the Dark is part four in the internationally acclaimed series of autobiographical literary bestsellers collectively known as My Struggle. This chapter charts Karl's life as a young adult, fresh out of high school and working as a teacher in a remote fishing village in the arctic circle. But, as always with the mysterious Norwegian writer, things turn very dark very quickly and his young character is lured by the vices which have plagued his own father's life. If you're new to the series, it's best to begin with Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1.

 

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (Paperback, $29.99)

In the grand pop culture tradition of his previous bestse
llers, The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test, investigative journalist Jon Ronson tackles the darker side of the internet and asks a very important question: when someone trangresses online, just how far is too far in shaming them? Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and our very scary part in it.

The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (Paperback, $32.99)

Philosopher, ethicist and author Peter Singer presents a challenging new movement in the search for an ethical life, one that has emerged from his own work on some of the world's most pressing problems. The concept is seemingly simple: effective altruism involves doing the most good possible. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how, paradoxically, effective altruism often leads to greater 
personal fulfilment. The Most Good You Can Do is a practical, hopeful and ultimately inspiring call-to-action.

Airmail: Taking Women of Letters to the World edited by Marieke Hardy & Michaela McGuire (Paperback, $29.99)

Women of Letters have conquered the world with their passion for correspondence. Taking their literary salons on a global tour, they've collected an astounding and sweeping array of contributions from some of the world's brightest talents. Their latest instalment features writing from a range of Australian and international icons including Lional Shriver, Eimer McBride, Moby, Anne Summers, Julian Burnside, Val McDermid, Tim Minchin and Lev Grossman.



Imprints' November Newsletter is Available Now!

Imprints Booksellers - Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Our November Newsletter is available now and features a sublime selection of our favourite new books, including offerings from Christos Tsiolkas, Lily Brett, Barry Hill and J.M.Coetzee! There's also an irresistable offer to have our Summer Reading Guide delivered free-of-charge to your home or office when it launches later this month.
Click the link below to  have your copy of the Summer Reading Guide delivered.

 

A Fig at the Gate Book Launch

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, October 13, 2014

Imprints Booksellers, in conjunction with Allen & Unwin Publishers, are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of distinguished Australian poet and author Kate Llewellyn's delightful new book, A Fig at the Gate: A Memoir of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship.

If you would like to RSVP please email us at books@imprints.com.au or join our Facebook event.

Professor Susan Sheridan will be in attendance to launch the book and copies may be purchased at the event or ordered online now.

 

Mum's the Word

Imprints Booksellers - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

With Mother's Day fast approaching―it's this Sunday, fellas―now is the perfect time (read: the only time) to think about a gift that will express all those things with which we should shower our mums every day: gratitude, admiration, love and affection. For mums with young children a book that can be shared together makes a wonderful token of appreciation but also provides a great opportunity for family bonding time. Here's a selection of picture books that mothers and young children are sure to enjoy together: 

I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae, Paperback, $14.99 RRP

I love my Mummy very much, She's great to cuddle, soft to touch.

Wonderfully child-like verses about everything that makes mothers irresistible to their little ones are illustrated with bright and bold pictures in this sweet book. Toddler-friendly, funny, and loving, this is an experience to be shared time and time again.

 

Love you, Mum by Karen Hull, Hardcover, $9.99 RRP

I love you in the morning - 'Wake up, sleepyhead.'

I love you at breakfast - 'Time to get you fed.'

In this adorable picture book, Karen Hull's gentle illustrations of Australian animals are matched with a heart-warming text that celebrates the everyday love between mothers and their young children.

 

Mum's the Word by Timothy Knapman, Paperback, $14.99 RRP

What's the word that feels like a cuddle? Like splashing and sploshing through a great big puddle?

A funny rhyming tale with adorable illustrations showing the importance of a mother's love. When a little dog tries to find the word that feels like a cuddle and is as warm as a goodnight kiss, he discovers that the word is . . . 'Mum!' 

 

Hey Mum, I Love You by Corinne Fenton, Hardcover, $18.95 RRP

 I love you more than the prickliest tickle, the softest sigh, the best-kept secret . . .

A love letter to Mum, illustrated with beautiful photographs of baby animals and their mothers. Corinne Fenton's sweet and thoughtful text reminds us just how special Mums really are.

 

Of course, if your child is too old to sit on mum's lap and read a picture book, mum doesn't have to miss out! Whether she prefers moving memoirs, engrossing fiction or fascinating history, there are plenty of books available which will make wonderful presents for Mother's Day.  

 

Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside by Andrea di Robilant, Harcover, $29.99 RRP

From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant’s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life on the page in the watercolors of artist Nina Fuga.

 


The Claimant by Janette Turner Hospital, paperback, $29.99 RRP

So then, here it is. The unadorned un-self-flattering gospel, the never-before-told story our intricately intertwined lives . . . Listen: I know things that no one else knows. Trust me.

From one of our foremost novelists, The Claimant is a compelling and ravishingly readable novel about the fluid, shifting and ultimately elusive nature of identity and the reasons why people seek to change their names, their identities or their personalities.

 

Paris Haute Couture by Anne Zazzo, Hardcover, $90.00 RRP

A comprehensive history of high fashion in Paris from Madame Grès and Balenciaga to Yves Saint Laurent and Yohji Yamamoto, spanning all aspects from clothing and accessories to perfume. This chronological study traces the history of the esteemed couture houses of Paris, examining the role of the designer and the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the finished creations, the place of haute couture in Parisian culture, and its influence in the wider fashion industry.

 

So these are our best gift suggestions for Mother's Day, but if we may offer one more: the most precious gift of all for a busy mother is time to do the things she enjoys. A book will be even better received if it comes with the promise of a few lesiurely reading hours as well! For more reading suggestions, visit us in store at 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide, or call us on 08 8231 4454. Happy Reading!



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