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New This Week At Dockside

Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas's well known, well read Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our "picks" for fiction and nonfiction.
We will gladly order any books you want. E mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340 774 4937.
"Stories from Blue Latitudes – Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad" by various authors, Edited by: Elizabeth Nunez and Jennifer Sparrow, Seal Press, Women's Studies/fiction, 462 pp. $16.95
"Stories from Blue Latitudes" gathers the work of 26 major and emerging women fiction writers from the Caribbean.
The stories are at once poignant and shocking, and shed light on a part of the world that is too often misrepresented. They deal with the sad legacy of colonialism and the ways in which race, skin color, and class complicate relationships between men and women and between parents and children. In some stories, the sexual exploitation of Caribbean girls and women becomes a metaphor for neocolonial exploitation, a biting rejoinder to enticing travel brochures that depict the Caribbean as a tropical playground for tourists. But whether writing about a childhood or adulthood, about life on the islands or life abroad, these extraordinary writers express their concerns, both universal and specific, with a vibrancy that comes from lived experience and a love of a place they will always call home.
"The 33 Strategies of War" by, Robert Greene & Joost Elffers, Viking Books, non-fiction hard cover, 469 pp. $25.95
Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, "The 33 Strategies of War" is the I Ching of conflict; the contemporary companion to Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War." Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as captains of industry, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life's wars.
Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. And learn the importance of the element of surprise, of employing and shielding yourself strategies that are not just unconventional but unapologetically dirty.
"Changing Faces" by, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Atria Books, fiction hard cover, 370 pp. $25.00
Meet Whitney, Taylor, and Charisse, three women who have been best friends since high school. However, this devoted troika is about to discover a wave of unexpected troubles.
Whitney is a plus-size woman who just can't turn down a box of Krispy Kremes or find a man who will stay put.
Taylor is in a long-term relationship with a boyfriend who's allergic to commitment.
Charisse is married, with two adorable children, but somehow doesn't have what she really wants — or needs.
Then suddenly Charisse spins out of control. Her doormat husband manages to stand up to her and even threatens to go public with a very shady secret Charisse had hoped to keep hidden, especially from her interfering mother. Desperate, she decides that only a very risky scheme will save her.
One constant for these women has been the support they've offered one another. But this time, how far can friendship go?
In this witty, rollicking, deeply poignant story, Kimberla Lawson Roby demonstrates the storytelling magic that has won her legions of adoring fans and made her novels bestsellers.
We will gladly order any books you want. E mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340 774 4937.

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