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    • Machines Like Me, Mcewan,  Ian
    Machines Like Me
    Ian Mcewan

    Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's a ... read more

    • Nature's Mutiny, Blom,  Phillip
    Nature's Mutiny
    Phillip Blom

    Philipp Blom chronicles the great climate crisis of the 1600s, a crisis that would transform the entire social and political fabric of Europe. While apocalyptic weather patterns destroyed entire harvests and incited mass migrations, Blom shows how th ... read more

    • Penguin Book Of Japanese Short Stories, Jay Rubin (editor) and Haruki Murakami (introducti
    Penguin Book Of Japanese Short Stories
    Jay Rubin (editor) and Haruki Murakami (introducti

    From it's modern origins in the nineteenth century to the contemporary this collection celebrates the fantastic scope of Japanese short story writing. Authors already well-known to English-language readers are all included here - Tanizaki, Akutagawa, ... read more

    • Place on Dalhousie, Marchetta,  Melina
    Place on Dalhousie
    Melina Marchetta

    When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to th ... read more

    • Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, Msimang,  Sisonke
    Resurrection of Winnie Mandela
    Sisonke Msimang

    The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela charts the rise and fall-and rise, again-of one of South Africa's most controversial political figures. 'Ma Winnie' fought apartheid with uncommon ferocity, but her implication in kidnapping, torture and killin ... read more

    • Simpson Returns: A Novella, Macauley,  Wayne
    Simpson Returns: A Novella
    Wayne Macauley

    Ninety years after they were thought to have died heroically in the Great War, the stretcher-bearer Simpson and his donkey journey through country Victoria, performing minor miracles and surviving on offerings left at war memorials. They are making t ... read more

    • Spring, Smith,  Ali
    Ali Smith

    What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Rilke, Beethoven, Brexit,  the present, the past, the north, the south, the east, the west, a man mourning lost times, a woman trapped in modern times? Spring. The great connective. ... read more

    • The Colonial Fantasy, Maddison,  Sarah
    The Colonial Fantasy
    Sarah Maddison

    A controversial argument for a radical rethink on government policies on Indigenous issues in Australia. Whatever the policy--from protection to assimilation, self-determination to intervention, reconciliation to recognition--government has done litt ... read more

    • City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest, Cunningham,  Sophie
    City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest
    Sophie Cunningham

    How do we take in the beauty of our planet while processing the losses? In these moving, thought-provoking essays Sophie Cunningham considers the meaning of trees and our love of them. She chronicles the deaths of both her fathers, and the survival o ... read more

    • Figuring, Popova,  Maria
    Maria Popova

    Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries - beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of pla ... read more

    • Genesis, Wilson,  Edward O.
    Edward O. Wilson

    Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstra ... read more

    • Growing Up African in Australia, Clarke,  Maxine Beneba
    Growing Up African in Australia
    Maxine Beneba Clarke

    People of African descent have been in Australia for at least 200 years, yet their stories are largely missing from Australian writing. In this anthology well-known authors and high-profile cultural and sporting identities sit alongside newly discove ... read more

    • Horizon, Lopez,  Barry
    Barry Lopez

    In a book that describes travels to six regions of the world, Barry Lopez probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations. Throughout his journeys - to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe - and via friend ... read more

    • Lanny, Porter,  Max
    Max Porter

    There is a village outside London, no different from many others. Everyday lives conjure a tapestry of fabulism and domesticity. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to the people who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to ... read more

    • Lord of All the Dead, Cercas,  Javier
    Lord of All the Dead
    Javier Cercas

    Lord of All the Dead is a courageous journey into Javier Cercas' family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war. Wartime epics, heroism and death are some of the underlying themes of this unclassifiable novel that combines roa ... read more

    • Lost Children Archive, Luiselli,  Valeria
    Lost Children Archive
    Valeria Luiselli

    A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head south west, to the Apacheria, the regions of the US which used to be Mexico. They drive for hours through desert and mountains. They stop ... read more