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    • Power Of Hope, Karapanagiotidis,  Kon
    Power Of Hope
    Kon Karapanagiotidis

    A powerful and inspiring memoir from one of Australia's leading human rights advocates, Kon Karapanagiotidis. The Power of Hope tells the story of how Kon overcame his traumatic childhood of racism, bullying and loneliness to create one of Australia' ... read more

    • Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World, Roberts,  Alice
    Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World
    Alice Roberts

    For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals to stay alive – until they began to tame them. Combining archaeology and cutting-edge genetics, Tamed tells the story of the greatest revolution in ... read more

    • The Great Believers, Makkai,  Rebecca
    The Great Believers
    Rebecca Makkai

    Makkai's expansive, big hearted novel conveys the scale of the trauma that was the early AIDS crisis and the anger and love that rose up to meet it. In 1985,Yale Tishman's career of art curator is flourishing just as the Aids crisis is wreaking carna ... read more

    • The Immeasurable World, Atkins,  William
    The Immeasurable World
    William Atkins

    In The Immeasurable World, over the course of eight journeys to deserts, Atkins enters a landscape that he discovers is as much internal as physical. From the monasteries of Egypt - where he enters into the extreme privations of the Desert Fathe ... read more

    • The Last Children of Tokyo, Tawada,  Yoko and Mitsutani,  Margaret(translated By)
    The Last Children of Tokyo
    Tawada, Yoko and Mitsutani, Margaret(translated By)

    Yoshiro celebrated his hundredth birthday many years ago, but every morning before work he still goes running in the park with his rent-a-dog. He is one of the many aged-elderly in Japan and he might, he thinks, live forever if not for the pollution ... read more

    • There There, Orange,  Tommy
    There There
    Tommy Orange

    There There takes us into a Native American community in California as its characters prepare a celebration of their culture in the face of poverty, violence, addiction and lack of representation. The story is told from the points of view of a d ... read more

    • Warlight, Ondaatje,  Michael
    Michael Ondaatje

    It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a crimi ... read more

    • We See the Stars, Van Hooft,  Kate
    We See the Stars
    Kate Van Hooft

    Eleven year old Simon, who lives in rural Victoria in the mid-seventies relies on his imagination and love of numbers to make sense of the world. Living with his father, younger brother and grandma, he prefers silence and keeping to himself. All the ... read more

    • Crudo, Laing,  Olivia
    Olivia Laing

    A debut novel from Olivia Laing, otherwise known for her fabulous non-fiction. Kathy is getting married. It's the summer of 2017 and the whole world is falling apart. Political, social and natural landscapes are all in peril. Fascism is on the rise, ... read more

    • Dark Emu, Pascoe,  Bruce
    Dark Emu
    Bruce Pascoe

    Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of ear ... read more

    • Days of Awe, Homes,  A.m.
    Days of Awe
    A.m. Homes

    Thirteen stories exposing the heart of an uneasy 21st-century America. In tales of a family obsessed with the surfaces of their lives, or the story of a shopper who suddenly finds himself nominated to run for President, Homes explores our attachments ... read more

    • Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next: Quarterly Essay 70, Denniss,  Richard
    Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next: Quarterly Essay 70
    Richard Denniss

    For decades, we have been told that the private sector does everything better and that governments can't afford to deliver the services they once could. But decades of neoliberalism have made Australians less equal and more economically vulnerable. N ... read more

    • Kudos, Cusk,  Rachel
    Rachel Cusk

    A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface. Within the rituals of literary culture she identifies a tension between truth and representation that causes her to consider questio ... read more

    • Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman, Jarman,  Derek
    Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman
    Derek Jarman

    In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the bleak coast of Dungeness. Facing an uncertain future, he nevertheless found solace in nature, growing all manner of plants. Modern Nature is both a ... read more

    • Out of My Head, Parks,  Tim
    Out of My Head
    Tim Parks

    Hardly a day goes by without some discussion about whether computers can be conscious, whether our universe is some kind of simulation, whether mind is a unique quality of human beings or spread out across the universe like butter on bread. Most phil ... read more

    • Penguin Book Of Japanese Short Stories, Various Authors
    Penguin Book Of Japanese Short Stories
    Various Authors

    From it's modern origins in the nineteenth century to the contemporary this colletion 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