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    • Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed, Morgan,  Kendrah
    Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed
    Kendrah Morgan

    Part romance, part tragedy, Modern Love explores the complex lives Sunday and John Reed and their part in championing successive generations of Australian artists and writers. It is a story of rebellion against their privileged backgrounds and of a b ... read more

    • More Letters of Note, Usher,  Shaun(compiled By)
    More Letters of Note
    Shaun(compiled By) Usher

    More Letters of Note includes letters from Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hunter S. Thompson ... read more

    • Satin Island, Mccarthy,  Tom
    Satin Island
    Tom Mccarthy

    U. is a 'corporate anthropologist ' employed by an elite consultancy in London to advise clients how to decode and manipulate the world around them and to take advantage of a giant epoch-defining project that's in the offing. But U. spends his days ... read more

    • Second Half First, Modjeska,  Drusilla
    Second Half First
    Drusilla Modjeska

    Drusilla Modjeska looks back on the experiences of the past thirty years that have shaped her writing, her reading and the way she has lived. She reassesses to the importance in her life of writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf and other ... read more

    • Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf, Murnane,  Gerald
    Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf
    Gerald Murnane

    As a boy, Gerald Murnane became obsessed with horse racing. He had never ridden a horse, nor seen a race. Yet he was fascinated by photos of horse races in the Sporting Globe, and by the incantation of horses' names in radio broadcasts of races. Murn ... read more

    • The Heart Goes Last, Atwood,  Margaret
    The Heart Goes Last
    Margaret Atwood

    Charmaine and Stan are living in their car, victims of a growing divide between the haves and the have-nots. One day they see an advertisement for a social experiment offering security, community, and a break from the daily grind of their current exi ... read more

    • The Natural Way of Things, Wood,  Charlotte
    The Natural Way of Things
    Charlotte Wood

    Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken-down property in the middle of nowhere. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear stra ... read more

    • The Singing Bones, Tan,  Shaun
    The Singing Bones
    Shaun Tan

    The essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures - which are photographed for the Singing Bones. Tales of love, betrayal, adventure and magical transformation, greedy kings, h ... read more

    • Australia's Second Chance, Megalogenis,  George
    Australia's Second Chance
    George Megalogenis

    For the best part of the nineteenth century, Australia was the world's richest country, a pioneer for democracy and a magnet for migrants. George Megalogenis argues that most nations don't get a first chance to prosper like this – we are on our ... read more

    • Blood Kin, Dovey,  Ceridwen
    Blood Kin
    Ceridwen Dovey

    A chef, a portraitist and a barber are taken hostage in a coup to overthrow their boss, the President. They are held captive in the President's summer residence in the mountains while far below them, the capital swelters as chaos reigns. Meanwhile, t ... read more

    • Faction Man : Quarterly Essay Issue 59, Marr, David
    Faction Man : Quarterly Essay Issue 59
    David Marr

    Bill Shorten is the man who would be our next prime minister. David Marr is the nation's leading writer of political biography. In Quarterly Essay 59, he looks at the making of Bill Shorten and addresses a key question: how does the union movement fo ... read more

    • Gap of Time, Winterson,  Jeanette
    Gap of Time
    Jeanette Winterson

    New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money but he doesn't know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and h ... read more

    • Ghost River, Birch,  Tony
    Ghost River
    Tony Birch

    When 13-year-old Sonny Brewer moves in to hard-knocks Collingwood he and Ren from next door become fast friends. They find freedom, adventure and an escape from their harsh home lives along the banks of the Yarra. They are welcomed into a community ... read more

    • History's People: Personalities and the Past, Macmillan,  Margaret
    History's People: Personalities and the Past
    Margaret Macmillan

    In this year's Massey Lectures, historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the memorable figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and directed the currents of their times. The actions of Hitler, ... read more

    • Island Home, Winton,  Tim
    Island Home
    Tim Winton

    'I grew up on the world's largest island.' This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has shaped him and his writing. For over thirty years, Wi ... read more

    • Joy Ride, Lahr,  John
    Joy Ride
    John Lahr

    Lahr's knowledge of theatre and his enduring exhilaration with the art form is palpable in this collection of essays which includes the best of his New Yorker profiles and reviews. From modern greats, like Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, T ... read more