On the list this weekend is a collection of extraordinary personal correspondences in Letters of Note: Love while Indelicacy is Amina Cain’s story of a woman who longs to overcome the tribulations of class and gender to achieve her dreams.
The Power of Suffering asks how we can grow as people if our world has been turned upsidedown, We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know investigates some of the most oppressive places on Earth and Capital and Ideology proposes ways to make our economic and political systems fairer. Let’s check out the list.
Letters of Note: Love, Indelicacy, The Power of Suffering, We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know and Capital and Ideology are the best new books for your weekend.
Letters of Note: Love compiled by Shaun Usher
Curated by the founder of lettersofnote.com, Shaun Usher has compiled a selection of the most powerful expressions of love committed to the page. It includes letters from Frida Kahlo, Nelson Mandela, Simone de Beauvoir and more. See Canongate for more.
Indelicacy by Amina Cain
A cleaner at a museum longs to fulfil her creative desires. When she wins her ticket out of poverty via marriage, she finds herself no-less constrained and still part of a system designed to oppress women. A mysterious fable about desire and the complications of class and gender. Via Text.
The Power of Suffering: Growing Through Life Crises by David Roland
Psychologist David Roland explores the nature of human suffering, following eleven people who have faced crisis and survived. At its core, the book asks how we can not only live through suffering but also grow as a result of the experience. More details at Simon & Schuster.
We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know: Dispatches from an Age of Impunity by Sophie McNeill
Sophie McNeill has been a leading voice in investigative reporting for the ABC for more than 15 years. Her book tells the inspiring and courageous human stories from places where norms of law and justice have dissolved. Visit Harper Collins for more.
Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty
In his new book, Thomas Piketty lays down a compelling challenge: to think differently about the constructs that bind societies together. Once we understand our history and how we’ve arrived at this era of inequality, Piketty argues that we can imagine a more just future. Via Harvard University Press.