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    • Imagine John Yoko, Lennon,  John,   Ono,  Yoko,   There,  With Contributions From The People Who Were
    Imagine John Yoko
    Lennon, John, Ono, Yoko, There, With Contributions From The People Who Were

    Personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, 'Imagine John Yoko' is the definitive inside story of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, the creative team, the artworks and the films, in the words of John & Yoko ... read more

    • Killing Commendatore, Murakami,  Haruki
    Killing Commendatore
    Haruki Murakami

    In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens ... read more

    • Love is Blind, Boyd,  William
    Love is Blind
    William Boyd

    Love is Blind follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, who flees Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, to take a job in Paris. There he meets Lika, a Russian soprano and begins an obsessive love affair. Brodie's ... read more

    • Melmoth, Perry,  Sarah
    Sarah Perry

    Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for until a strange manuscript that comes in to her possession promises to release her from her remorse. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history ... read more

    • Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair, Harding,  Lesley
    Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair
    Lesley Harding

    Arriving in Melbourne in 1951 from Paris, Mirka and Georges Mora energised local society and transformed the culinary and artistic landscapes. Their apartment became a hub for the bohemian set, and their cafes and restaurants brimmed with sophistica ... read more

    • No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia's Housing Crisis, Mares,  Peter
    No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia's Housing Crisis
    Peter Mares

    It is generally accepted that Australia is in the grip of a housing crisis. But we are divided - along class, generational and political lines - about what to do about it. Peter Mares draws on academic research, statistical data and personal intervie ... read more

    • Normal People, Rooney,  Sally
    Normal People
    Sally Rooney

    Connell and Marianne have grown up in the same small town in rural Ireland, they are from very different worlds, but both gain places at Trinity College in Dublin. Rooney's second novel is a love story about how a person can change another person's ... read more

    • Running Upon The Wires, Tempest,  Kate
    Running Upon The Wires
    Kate Tempest

    In a series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love. As a departure from her previous work Running Upon The Wires is unas ... read more

    • An Open Book, Malouf,  David
    An Open Book
    David Malouf

    An Open Book continues a meditation on mortality and memory that has been central to Malouf's poetry over the last 40years. The poems are attentive, evocative, vital and beautiful, as they revisit and reimagine some of the key themes that have reson ... read more

    • Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, Hooper,  Chloe
    Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
    Chloe Hooper

    After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hundreds made homeless. Here, in the L ... read more

    • Bridge of Clay, Zusak,  Markus
    Bridge of Clay
    Markus Zusak

    The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight, and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay, the quiet one, who will b ... read more

    • Call Them by Their True Names, Solnit,  Rebecca
    Call Them by Their True Names
    Rebecca Solnit

    A new collection of essays that begins with the election of Donald Trump and expands back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, misogyny and the re-humanising of public space. The ultimate focus of the book t ... read more

    • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Tokarczuk,  Olga
    Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
    Olga Tokarczuk

    In a remote Polish village, Janina, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs. When members of a local hunting club are found murdered, she becomes involved in the investigation. Janina is re ... read more

    • Europe: A Natural History, Flannery,  Tim
    Europe: A Natural History
    Tim Flannery

    About 100 million years ago, the interaction of three continents - Asia, North America and Africa - formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the Europe of today, a place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high energy. When the ... read more

    • Follow The Leader: Quarterly Essay 71, Tingle,  Laura
    Follow The Leader: Quarterly Essay 71
    Laura Tingle

    In this rather timely essay, Laura Tingle offers acute portraits – profiles in courage and cunning – of leaders ranging from Merkel and Howard to Macron and Obama. She discusses the rise of the strongman, including Donald Trump, for whom ... read more

    • Half the Perfect World, Genoni,  Paul and Dalziell,  Tanya
    Half the Perfect World
    Genoni, Paul and Dalziell, Tanya

    Half the Perfect World tells the story of the post-war international artist community that formed on the Greek island of Hydra. Most famously, it included Leonard Cohen as well as many other artists and writers including the Australian literary ... read more