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    • Idiot, Batuman,  Elif
    Elif Batuman

    Overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood Selin turns up at Harvard to study linguistics and literature. She spends a lot of time thinking about what language can and cannot do and ponders profound questions about how culture and l ... read more

    • Reading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing, Various,
    Reading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

    Featuring 25 of the greatest Australian writing names from UQP's past and present, this publishing project showcases specially commissioned fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Australia's finest writers on themes such as legacy, country, vision and ho ... read more

    • Room to Dream: A Life in Art, Lynch,  David
    Room to Dream: A Life in Art
    David Lynch

    Part memoir, part biography, Room to Dream interweaves Lynch's own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family me ... read more

    • Summer, Knausgaard,  Karl Ove
    Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Summer is the fourth volume of the Seasons quartet, a collection of short prose and diaries written by a father for his youngest daughter. Knausgaard writes about long days full of sunlight, eating ice cream with his children, lawn sprinklers and lad ... read more

    • The Recovering, Jamison,  Leslie
    The Recovering
    Leslie Jamison

    Addiction is seemingly inexplicable. From the outside, it can look like wilful, arrogant self-destruction; from the inside, it can feel as inevitable and insistent as a heartbeat. Leslie Jamison draws on her own life and the lives of addicts of extra ... read more

    • Waiting for Elijah, Wild,  Kate
    Waiting for Elijah
    Kate Wild

    In 2009, in the NSW country town of Armidale, a mentally ill young man is shot dead by a police officer. Waiting for Elijah is the culmination of journalist Kate Wild's six-year investigation into Elijah's death and the devastation it brought to ... 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

    • Wild Sea, Mccann,  Joy
    Wild Sea
    Joy Mccann

    Unimpeded by any landmass, the Southern Ocean flows completely around Earth from west to east between the seasonally shifting continent of Antarctica and the coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa. Weaving to ... read more

    • All the Lives We Never Lived, Roy,  Anuradha
    All the Lives We Never Lived
    Anuradha Roy

    War, nationalism, and trees shape lives in unforeseeable ways in this novel about a family and a country struggling with enormous transformations. Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, Myshkin comes to understand the connection ... read more

    • Be Like the Fox, Benner,  Erica
    Be Like the Fox
    Erica Benner

    Florence in Machiavelli's time was a fiercely competitive world, he and his contemporaries faced a choice: should they capitulate to new princes, or fight to save the city's democratic freedoms. Benner follows Machiavelli's dramatic quest for politic ... read more

    • Calypso, Sedaris,  David
    David Sedaris

    When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one ... read more

    • Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within, Harrington,  Joel
    Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within
    Joel Harrington

    Meister Eckhart was a medieval Christian mystic whose writings have struck a chord with thinkers as diverse as Heidegger, Merton, Sartre, John Paul II, and the current Dalai Lama. In the midst of this medieval society, Meister Eckhart preached a pers ... 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

    • 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

    • Eggshell Skull, Lee,  Bri
    Eggshell Skull
    Bri Lee

    This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned ... read more

    • Freshwater, Emezi,  Akwaeke
    Akwaeke Emezi

    Ada was born with one foot on the other side. Prayed into existence by those who believe they are her parents, Saul and Saachi struggle to deal with the volatile and contradictory spirits peopling their troubled girl. When Ada comes of age and heads ... read more