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    • Restorer, Sala,  Michael
    Michael Sala

    After a year apart, Maryanne returns to her husband, Roy, bringing their eight-year-old son Daniel and his teenage sister Freya with her. The family move from Sydney to Newcastle, where Roy has bought a derelict house on the coast. As Roy painstaking ... read more

    • Testosterone Rex, Fine,  Cordelia
    Testosterone Rex
    Cordelia Fine

    Testosterone, so we're told, is the very essence of masculinity, and biological sex is a fundamental force in our development. Not so, says psychologist Cordelia Fine, who shows that sex doesn't create male and female natures. Instead, sex, hormones, ... read more

    • The Big Green Tent, Ulitskaya,  Ludmila
    The Big Green Tent
    Ludmila Ulitskaya

    The story of three school friends who meet in 1950s Moscow and go on to embody the heroism, folly, compromise, and hope of the Soviet dissident experience. The Big Green Tent offers a panoramic survey of life after Stalin and a dramatic investigation ... read more

    • The Name on the Door is Not Mine, Stead,  C.k.
    The Name on the Door is Not Mine
    C.k. Stead

    Gathered from throughout Stead's career, this collection of stories are evidence of a deft and elegant writerly instinct. The stories are clever, sensual, wry and beautifully written, with Stead's sense of humour evident at every turn. The collecti ... read more

    • The Refugees, Nguyen,  Viet Thanh
    The Refugees
    Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose ... read more

    • Three Daughters of Eve, Shafak,  Elif
    Three Daughters of Eve
    Elif Shafak

    Set across Istanbul and Oxford, from the 1980's to the present day,Three Daughters of Eve is a tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity, love and an unexpected betrayal. Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife and mother, is on her way to a di ... read more

    • To Know My Crime, Capp,  Fiona
    To Know My Crime
    Fiona Capp

    Having lost all his family's money in ill-advised investments during the GFC, Ned is reduced to squatting in a boatshed in wealthy Portsea. He is avoiding the world, particularly his sister, Angela, who after an accident, is now a paraplegic, confine ... read more

    • Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?, Collins,  Kathleen
    Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?
    Kathleen Collins

    A collection of short stories by Kathleen Collins, a pioneering African-American filmmaker and writer whose fiction went unpublished in her lifetime. In prose that slips between lush sensuality and electric melancholy, Collins has gifted us a univers ... read more

    • Age of Anger, Mishra,  Pankaj
    Age of Anger
    Pankaj Mishra

    Seeking to understand the great wave of paranoid hatreds that have become part of our politics, of our media, our nations and our communities Pankaj Mishra casts back to the Eighteenth Century. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were ... read more

    • At The Existentialist Cafe, Bakewell,  Sarah
    At The Existentialist Cafe
    Sarah Bakewell

    Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over cocktails on rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Existentialism is formed as ... read more

    • Confabulations, Berger,  John
    John Berger

    Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work changed the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itself, and how it relates ... read more

    • Exit West, Hamid,  Mohsin
    Exit West
    Mohsin Hamid

    In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, Saeed and Nadia become friends, then lovers. They try not to notice the sound of bombs getting closer every night, the radio announcing new laws, the public e ... read more

    • Lincoln in the Bardo, Saunders,  George
    Lincoln in the Bardo
    George Saunders

    The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. Days later, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several ti ... read more

    • Materialism, Eagleton,  Terry
    Terry Eagleton

    Eagleton reveals fresh ways of considering the values and beliefs of three very different materialists-Marx, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein-drawing striking comparisons between their philosophies while reflecting on a wide array of topics, from ideology ... read more

    • No Way But This, Sparrow,  Jeff
    No Way But This
    Jeff Sparrow

    Paul Robeson was an actor and performer, a champion athlete, a committed communist, a brilliant speaker, and a passionate activist for social justice in America, Europe, and Australia. Jeff Sparrow follows the ghosts and echoes of Robeson's career, t ... read more

    • Oliver Sacks The Last Interview and Other Conversations, Sacks,  Oliver
    Oliver Sacks The Last Interview and Other Conversations
    Oliver Sacks

    Oliver Sacks was a neurologist for nearly 50 years and illuminated the mysteries of the brain for a wide audience in a series of books, including Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat plus numerous The New Yorker articles. In this col ... read more