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    • In the Garden of the Fugitives, Dovey,  Ceridwen
    In the Garden of the Fugitives
    Ceridwen Dovey

    Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce. Once, she was one of his brightest protegee; now her career has stalled and Royce is ailing, and each has a need to settle accounts. Beyon ... read more

    • Lines in the Sand, Gill,  Adrian
    Lines in the Sand
    Adrian Gill

    This selection of some of his recent pieces, which Gill himself made before his untimely death, spans the last five years from all corners of the world. It shows him at his most perceptive, brilliant and funny. He tackles life drawing, designs his ow ... read more

    • On Borrowed Time, Manne,  Robert
    On Borrowed Time
    Robert Manne

    In On Borrowed Time, Manne applies his incisive mind to the topics that have shaped our world over the last five years, including climate change, the media, Australia's asylum seeker policy, and Wikileaks. This provocative and challenging book f ... read more

    • Shepherd's Hut, Winton,  Tim
    Shepherd's Hut
    Tim Winton

    Jaxie dreads going home. His mum's dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one's ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. On one terrible day his life is stripped to little more than what h ... read more

    • Silent Invasion, Hamilton,  Clive
    Silent Invasion
    Clive Hamilton

    From politics to culture, real estate to agriculture, universities to unions, and even in our primary schools, Hamilton has uncovered compelling evidence of the Chinese Communist Party’s infiltration of Australia. Sophisticated influence operat ... read more

    • Skin in the Game, Taleb,  Nassim Nicholas
    Skin in the Game
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Taleb's latest book is about why having skin in the game matters. For a society to function properly, those who benefit should also risk something and those who risk something should benefit. Full of philosophical tales and practical stories, Sk ... read more

    • Skin in the Game, Voumard,  Sonya
    Skin in the Game
    Sonya Voumard

    The daughter of a European refugee mother and a journalist father, Voumard recounts her passionate but questioning relationship with journalism and the nature of the interview. Insights of a career are played out against the changing nature of journa ... read more

    • What are We Doing Here?, Robinson,  Marilynne
    What are We Doing Here?
    Marilynne Robinson

    In this new collection of essays Robinson trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political ... read more

    • Apple and Knife, Paramaditha,  Intan
    Apple and Knife
    Intan Paramaditha

    Mara finds herself brainstorming an ad campaign for Free Maxi Pads, with a little help from the menstruation-eating hag of her childhood. Jamal falls in love with the rich and powerful Bambang, but it is the era of the smiling general and his naivety ... read more

    • Bethlehem, Blincoe,  Nicholas
    Nicholas Blincoe

    The town of Bethlehem carries so many layers of meaning that it can feel like an unreal city, even to the people who call it home. Today, the city is hemmed in by a wall and surrounded by forty-one Israeli settlements and hostile settlers and soldier ... read more

    • Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia, Griffiths,  Billy
    Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia
    Billy Griffiths

    Equipped with a historian's inquiring mind Billy Griffiths embarked on a journey through time, seeking to understand the extraordinary deep history of the Australian continent. Deep Time Dreaming is the passionate product of that journey and map ... read more

    • Dictionary of Animal Languages, Sopinka,  Heidi
    Dictionary of Animal Languages
    Heidi Sopinka

    Born into a wealthy family in northern England, sent to boarding school, and educated by nuns, Ivory Frame escapes to interwar Paris where she finds herself through art, living amongst the most brilliant and bohemian people- the surrealists.
    Torn ... read more

    • Enlightenment Now: A Manifesto for Science, Reason, Humanism, and Progress, Pinker,  Steven
    Enlightenment Now: A Manifesto for Science, Reason, Humanism, and Progress
    Steven Pinker

    Pinker proposes that human progress is the gift of a coherent value system that many of us embrace without even knowing it. He argues that the values of the Enlightenment underlie all our modern institutions, and deserve credit for his claim that we' ... read more

    • Everlasting Sunday, Lukins,  Robert
    Everlasting Sunday
    Robert Lukins

    During the freezing English winter of 1962, seventeen-year-old Radford is sent to Goodwin Manor, a home for boys who have been 'found by trouble'. Drawn immediately to the charismatic West, Radford soon discovers that each one of them has something t ... read more

    • False Claims of Colonial Thieves, Papertalk Green,  Charmaine and Kinsella,  John
    False Claims of Colonial Thieves
    Papertalk Green, Charmaine and Kinsella, John

    From well-known poets John Kinsella and Charmaine Papertalk-Green comes a tête-à-tête that is powerful, thought provoking, and challenges what we think we know about our country, colonisation, and how we understand our land. Conve ... read more

    • Future of Humanity, Kaku,  Michio
    Future of Humanity
    Michio Kaku

    Human civilisation is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity- whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whether future catastrophes compel us to abandon Earth, one day ... read more