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  • Here Come the Dogs, Musa,  Omar
    Here Come the Dogs
    Omar Musa

    In small town suburbia three young men are ready to make their mark. Solomon, Jimmy and Aleks are way out on the fringe of Australia, looking for a way in. Hip hop and graffiti give them a voice. Booze, women and violence pass the time while they wai ... read more

  • Professionals: Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia, Mills,  Stephen
    Professionals: Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia
    Stephen Mills

    Stephen Mills has conducted interviews with every living national campaign director of the two major political parties, whose experience covers the 15 federal election campaigns from 1974 to the present day. Built around twelve critical moments in Au ... read more

  • The Economics of Just About Everything, Leigh,  Andrew
    The Economics of Just About Everything
    Andrew Leigh

    Drawing on examples and data from across Australia, Andrew Leigh shows how economics can be used to illuminate what happens on the sporting field, in the stockmarket, and at work. Economics has things to say about AC/DC and Arthur Boyd, dating and di ... read more

  • The Eye of the Sheep, Laguna,  Sofie
    The Eye of the Sheep
    Sofie Laguna

    Meet Jimmy Flick. He's not like other kids - he's both too fast and too slow. He sees too much, and too little. Jimmy's mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tigh ... read more

  • This House of Grief, Garner,  Helen
    This House of Grief
    Helen Garner

    Garner's latest book explores the tragic case of the three Farquharson children who drowned when their father drove into a dam out near Colac. The book she wrote from attending the protracted court case presents the quest for justice for the lives of ... read more

  • Unspeakable Things, Penny,  Laurie
    Unspeakable Things
    Laurie Penny

    Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics and the Internet. Journalis ... read more

  • Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World, Boyce,  James
    Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World
    James Boyce

    According to the doctrine of original sin, humans are born bad and only God's grace can bring salvation.  Historian James Boyce shows how these ideas have shaped the Western view of human nature all the way Adam and Eve to the thinking of Adam S ... read more

  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Murakami,  Haruki
    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami

    Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour, except Tazaki's. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kuro ... read more

  • Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga, Tesson,  Sylvain
    Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga
    Sylvain Tesson

    Tesson writes, in the form of a diary, about six months he spent in a hut on the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia. Accompanied by some well chosen books and vast quantities of vodka, he passed the winter in this beautiful and dramatic landscape, main ... read more

  • Demons, Macauley,  Wayne
    Wayne Macauley

    Let's go away for the weekend, said Megan, and leave our phones behind and turn off the computers and television and stop time because time is moving too fast and soon we'll all be saying where the hell did our lives go? It is the middle of winter. ... read more

  • Fives and Twenty-Fives, Pitre,  Michael
    Fives and Twenty-Fives
    Michael Pitre

    It is the early months of the Arab Spring, 2011. But for three ex-Marines, it's often still 2006 in their minds, the bloodiest stretch of the Iraq War when they were members of the same platoon. All three are struggling to find ways to live in the af ... read more

  • Golden Age, London,  Joan
    Golden Age
    Joan London

    Joan London's new novel is set in 1954 as thirteen-year-old Frank Gold, refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio in Australia. At the Golden Age Children's Polio Convalescent Hospital in Perth, he sees Elsa, a f ... read more