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  • One River, Davis,  Wade
    One River
    Wade Davis

    In 1941, Richard Evans Schultes took a leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the Northern Amazon of Colombia. The world's leading authority on the hallucinogens and medicinal plants of the region, he returned after twelve year ... read more

  • Perfidia, Ellroy,  James
    James Ellroy

    It is December 6 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II and on the precipice of its ascendancy. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans - but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins. ... read more

  • Rightful Place : Race, Recognition and a more complete Commonwealth: Quarterly Essay 55, Pearson,  Noel
    Rightful Place : Race, Recognition and a more complete Commonwealth: Quarterly Essay 55
    Noel Pearson

    Over the next two years, Australians will decide if and how Aboriginal people will be recognised in the Constitution. In this Quarterly Essay, Noel Pearson shows how the idea of 'race' was embedded in the constitution, and the distorting effect this ... read more

  • Stone Mattress, Atwood,  Margaret
    Stone Mattress
    Margaret Atwood

    A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet's syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly-formed populist group g ... read more

  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Klein,  Naomi
    This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
    Naomi Klein

    In This Changes Everything Klein argues that global warming is ultimately the result and responsibility of capitalism and that to deal with it we need to transform our economic system, in particular our notion of the free-market and corporations as a ... 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

  • 10:04: A Novel, Lerner,  Ben
    10:04: A Novel
    Ben Lerner

    In the last year, the narrator of "10:04" has enjoyed unlikely literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal medical condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. In a New York of increasingly frequent ... read more

  • Bone Clocks, Mitchell,  David
    Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell

    One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . . The Bone ... read more

  • Death Fugue, Keyi,  Sheng
    Death Fugue
    Sheng Keyi

    Published for the first time in English by Giramondo, Death Fugue is the bold attempt by a prominent Chinese novelist to confront the legacy of protest and suppression which haunts her generation. In a large square in the centre of Beiping, a huge to ... read more

  • Golden Boys, Hartnett,  Sonya
    Golden Boys
    Sonya Hartnett

    Colt Jenson and his younger brother Bastian have moved to a new, working class suburb. The Jensons are different. Their father, Rex, showers them with gifts and makes them the envy of the neighbourhood. To Freya Kiley and the other local kids, the Je ... read more

  • He Wants, Moore,  Alison
    He Wants
    Alison Moore

    Retired teacher Lewis Sullivan lives in the midland town which he was born, when a childhood friend appears his comfortable life and routine is shaken up. Sparely written and well crafted, He Wants deftly dissects the themes of loneliness, anxiety, t ... read more

  • How to be both, Smith, Ali
    How to be both
    Ali Smith

    A teenage girl finds unexpected sexual freedom on a trip to Amsterdam. A woman trapped at a dinner party comes up against an ugly obsession. The stories in Smith's latest collection are about desire, memory, sexual ambiguity and the imagination. She ... read more