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When in French Lauren Collins The Pigeon Tunnel John Le Carré PB $32.99 Lauren Collins discovers that a language barrier is no match for love when she moves to London and falls for Frenchman Olivier. Lauren senses that there are things language keeps her from understanding about Olivier, and when they move to Geneva, Lauren decides to learn French. A funny, thoughtful memoir, When in French considers how language shapes our lives, from how we think, to how we fall in love, and what happens when two languages collide. PB $32.99 From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive— reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Dashing for the Post Patrick Leigh Fermor Hillbilly Elegy J. D. Vance PB $35.00 This collection of Patrick Leigh Fermor's letters span almost seventy years. His correspondents include Deborah Devonshire, Ann Fleming, Nancy Mitford, Lawrence Durrell, Diana Cooper and his lifelong companion, Joan Rayner. His letters exhibit many of his most engaging characteristics: his zest for life, his unending curiosity, his lyrical descriptive powers, his love of language, his exuberance and his tendency to get into scrapes. PB $32.99 Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. This demographic has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never been written about like this. J. D. Vance tells the story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. A moving memoir with its share of humour, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Ruth Franklin HB $49.95 Still known to millions only as the author of the The Lottery, Shirley Jackson remains curiously absent from the A ɥѕɅ䁍)ѕɅ͔)ͽյ)ѡձɅᥕ䁽݅)ɥѕȁѡ役9ܰ)ɅȁIѠɅɕٕ́ѡ)յձս́ȁɭ́)ѡѡȁՍͥ́́Q)!չѥ!!͔]!ٔ)݅́1ٕѡ ѱ()QɰݥѠѡ1ݕȁ )Qѽ)Mյ)!)%QɰݥѠѡ1ݕȁ Qѽ)Mյȁٕ́ȁȁ)ȁѽɥ́Ёȁѕ啅̰)ȁ䰁ɕѥ̰͡ȁɕȰ)QQ͕ఁ͡ɕ́ѡ)ɥ́ѡЁٔ͡ݡ)͡聙ɽѡɥ́ѼɅ́ѽ䁽)ȁȁѕՕ)ȁɵѼѡ)Ёͽ՝еѕȁ́ѡ)Ёٽє)ݽ́ɥ̸((