Object Lessons from Bloomsbury Academic

Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series explores "the hidden lives of ordinary things, from sardines to silence, juniper berries to jumper cables". Here's our pick of recent titles in the series.

Hotel

Joanna Walsh

From the publisher:

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. During the breakdown of an unhappy marriage, writer Joanna Walsh ...

Driver’s License

Meredith Castile

From the publisher:

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. A classic teenage fetish object, the American driver’s license ...

Drone

Adam Rothstein

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the ...

Golf Ball

Harry Brown

From the publisher:

“Golf balls embody the complex human relation to the natural world, a will to control nature, but the action of balls in play reveals the futility of the endeavor”--

Silence

John Biguenet

From the publisher:

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. What is silence? In a series of short meditations, novelist and ...