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    • Madame Zero, Hall,  Sarah
    Madame Zero
    Sarah Hall

    Sarah Hall is a chronicler of landscapes of all kinds - rural, industrial, bodily, psychological. Whether depicting a husband who finds his wife utterly transformed, a child who becomes a case study in wildness, or a road trip overwhelmed by buried p ... read more

    • RisingTideFallingStar, Hoare,  Philip
    Philip Hoare

    From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. Philip Hoare goes in pursuit of human and animal stories of the sea. ... read more

    • Show: another side of Santamaria's Movement, Aarons,  Mark
    Show: another side of Santamaria's Movement
    Mark Aarons

    In late 1942, on the recommendation of 26-year-old Bob Santamaria, Australia's Catholic bishops took the first steps in creating a clandestine church organisation to smash the Communist Party's massive trade union base. Before long, The Movement, as ... read more

    • Taboo, Scott,  Kim
    Kim Scott

    Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place: the site of a massacre that followed the assassinatio ... read more

    • The Beautiful Miscellaneous,
    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

    Nathan Nelson is the average son of a genius. His father, a physicist of small renown, has prodded him toward greatness from an early age, but despite Samuel Nelson's efforts Nathan remains ordinary. Then, in the summer of 1987, everything changes. N ... read more

    • The Courage Season, Bakowski,  Peter
    The Courage Season
    Peter Bakowski

    The Courage Season, Peter Bakowski’s sixth full-length poetry collection, pays homage to: the acrostic poem, the alphabet, aphorisms, the city of Melbourne, crime fiction, haiku, humour, letter-writing, modern history, the one line poem (the mo ... read more

    • Watching Out: reflections on justice and injustice, Burnside,  Julian
    Watching Out: reflections on justice and injustice
    Julian Burnside

    Julian Burnside explains the origins of our legal system, looks at the way it operates in practice, and points out ways in which it does and doesn't run true to its ultimate purposes. He examines fundamental legal principles, such as the presumption ... read more

    • Whipbird, Drewe,  Robert
    Robert Drewe

    Kungadgee, Victoria, Australia. A weekend in late November, 2014. At Hugh and Christine Cleary's new vineyard, Whipbird, six generations of the Cleary family are coming together from far and wide to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the arrival of t ... read more

    • Anna, Ammaniti,  Niccolo
    Niccolo Ammaniti

    It is some years since a virus killed all the adults. Now Sicily lies in ruins while the disease lies in wait, poised to claim the children as they reach adolescence. Brave, stubborn thirteen-year-old Anna looks after her brother Astor in the cottage ... read more

    • Blind Spot, Cole,  Teju
    Blind Spot
    Teju Cole

    The shadow of a tree in upstate New York. A hotel room in Switzerland. A young stranger in the Congo. In Blind Spot, Teju Cole continues to refine the voice and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. In more than 150 pair ... read more

    • Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Piketty,  Thomas,   Goldhammer,  Arthur
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer

    First published in 2013, Thomas Piketty's Capital continues to be hugely influential and has contributed to a contemporary politics that openly acknowledges the shortcomings and failures of 21st century capitalism. Piketty's writing on capital and ri ... read more

    • Common People, Birch,  Tony
    Common People
    Tony Birch

    Set in urban refuges and struggling regional communities Tony Birch tells the stories of people caught up in the everyday business of living and the struggle to survive. From two single mothers on the most unlikely night shift to a homeless man unexp ... read more

    • Granta 140, Rausing,  Sigrid
    Granta 140
    Sigrid Rausing

    We know how the brain works, but do we understand the mind? In an age when we are finally taking mental health as seriously as physical health, this issue of Granta explores the conscious self: how it perceives, judges and lives in the world. This is ... read more

    • Great Derangement, Ghosh,  Amitav
    Great Derangement
    Amitav Ghosh

    Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. In The Great Derangement he examines our inability, at the level of literature, history, and politics to grasp the scale and violence of cl ... read more

    • Inglorious Empire, Tharoor,  Shashi
    Inglorious Empire
    Shashi Tharoor

    Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India - revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India. In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of ... read more

    • It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots, Walsh,  Toby
    It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots
    Toby Walsh

    The development of Artificial Intelligence is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that thinking machines are already an indispensable part of our lives. Leading researcher Toby Walsh takes us on a su ... read more