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A great novelist on his twin obsessions: writing and coding. What is the relationship between the two? Is there such a thing as the sublime in code? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of coding? Part technology story and part memoir, Geek Sublime is a book of sweeping ideas. It is a heady and utterly original work.
At a time when young girls in Shaker enclaves all across Northeast USA are experiencing extraordinary mystical visions, Polly Kimball and her young brother find shelter in The City of Hope after Polly sets fire to the family farm killing her abusive father.
The 12th expedition to Area X arrives expecting the unexpected. They discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything. Annihilation is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy
Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other.
This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of 'Roman Britain' has meant to those who came after Britain's 400-year stint as province of Rome. What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse?
The latest book from the author of A Vision of Loveliness and Ghastly Business weaves the minutiae of Seventies girlhood into an unsparing tragi-comedy of shrinking horizons, dangerous alliances and not-so-happy families.
Astonishing, richly spontaneous, and almost entirely unpublished images of the Beatles’ historic first trip to the US, as chronicled by an award-winning photographer given intimate access to their tour. The book is a fly-on-the-wall account of a visit that introduced the Beatles to America and changed the course of music, internationalizing the industry and opening the door for other artists to achieve global success.
Lively's memoir traces the arc of her life, stretching from her early childhood in Cairo to boarding school in England to the sweeping social changes of Britain’s twentieth century. She also writes insightfully about aging and what life looks like from where she now stands.
Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life - until the night Rachel's heart stopped beating. Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt to life without Rachel, and just as her family can't forget her, Rachel can't quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives.
Food and travel writer Michael Booth, author of Eat, Pray, Eat and Doing Without Delia, takes a deep look at the state of his adoptive homeland in this book about Nordic society.