Staff Pick

In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis has created both a tender love letter from a son to his father, chronicling the timeline of their strained and yet loving relationship, and a searing indictment of the French government’s policies against the poor and the marginalized. In this slim volume, less than a hundred pages in total, Louis navigates between two modes: loving melancholy for his father of which he writes: “I knew I loved you, but I felt a need to tell other people that I hated you” and seething anger for the upper and the ruling class who are indifferent towards the poor and marginalized. Who Killed My Father is required reading for our troubled times where political awareness must be matched with empathy and love.

 

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By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228503
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 26th, 2019

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In 1974 Francisco Franco died. The Spanish people could finally begin openly discussing the legacy of the Spanish Civil War in order to build a future. However, in a country where repression was the norm until recently, how do you have a transparent dialogue? In 1975 the Paneros, an infamous literary family, aired a scandalous documentary about their lives that, in the decades since, has been interpreted as an attempt to answer this question. Shulman's amazing book chronicles the story of the Paneros, the treacherous twists and turns they navigated, as well as the impact of their now cult favorite documentary.

The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062484192
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Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

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 In 1972 during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, a group of intruders abducted Jean McConville, the 38 year old mother of ten, and she was never seen again.  It was not until 2003 that her remains were unearthed on a beach.  Then, in 2013, Dolours Price died.  She was a front line soldier for the IRA, who, in a secret oral history project had confessed to her involvement in the death of Jean McConville. But at the heart of this story is Gerry Adams, who ordered the killing.  This is a chilling story, superbly told by an award winning New Yorker staff writer.

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$28.95
ISBN: 9780385521314
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Published: Doubleday - February 26th, 2019

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