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How would 124 days at sea, on your own in a small rowing boat, affect your view of the world? 23 year old Sarah Outen probably did not realise quite how significantly her perspective would shift until a few days after her epic voyage across the Indian Ocean in 2009.
There’s something about this book that breaks down the wall of fiction and leaves the reader feeling viscerally overwhelmed by what they‘ve just read.
A powerful guide to healing our relationship with our planetary home
It shows why empathy matters everywhere from the nursery to the economy and features programs like Roots of Empathy. It looks at how empathy works in the brain and why some types of autism may not result from too little empathy— but too much.
‘In the middle of the journey of our life / I found myself in a dark wood, / for I had lost the right path.’
Even the Dogs opens with the image of a man’s body being carried out of a broken-down house in the quiet days between Christmas and the New Year- but who’s the semi-homeless man, Robert, and who’s telling his story?
I didn't know I could learn so much from entering the world of people with dwarfism, or children born of rape, people of musical genius or those with multiple and severe disabilities.... until I read this truly extraordinary book. I felt emotionally enlarged by every page.
House Mother Normal is an experimental novel that at first seems to answer the question of what people are really thinking, though the author’s skilful use of format conceals more than it reveals.
Maus is a classic graphic novel based on the author’s experience of interviewing his father Vladek about his experiences during World War II, when he and Art Spiegelman’s mother Anya, who subsequently committed suicide, were interned in a concentration camp.