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    • Seven Walks, Carment,  Tom,   Wee,  Michael
    Seven Walks
    Tom Carment, Michael Wee

    Over their weekly conversation in an inner-city cafe, photographer Michael Wee persuaded his friend, painter and writer Tom Carment, to embark on some walks into wild Australia. Inexperienced long-distance bushwalkers, Michael and Tom learned en rout ... read more

    • Some Here Among Us, Walker,  Peter
    Some Here Among Us
    Peter Walker

    Spanning the promise and protests of New Zealand in the 1960's, the political heart of Washington ,the reverberations of 9/11, Beirut and the final decades of the twentieth century, Some Here Among Us is a remarkable meditation on youth and promise ... read more

    • The Best Australian Science Writing 2014, Hay,  Ashley
    The Best Australian Science Writing 2014
    Ashley Hay

    The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year.Why are Sydney’s golden orb weaver spiders getting fatter and fitter? Could sociology explain the recent upsurge in prostate cancer diagnoses? Is it true that t ... read more

    • Three Early Stories, Salinger,  J.d.
    Three Early Stories
    J.d. Salinger

      A cocktail party conversation is most revealing in what is left unsaid. Tensions between a brother and sister escalate to violent threats. A soldier heading off to war is torn between duty to his country and to his family. These stories, first ... read more

    • Tower: A Novel, Tellkamp, Uwe
    Tower: A Novel
    Uwe Tellkamp

    As East Germany collapses, a family finds itself falling apart. Through the intertwined lives of a soldier, surgeon, nurse and publisher, Uwe Tellkamp tells the story of the end of a particular world, as people battle for individuality, retreat to n ... read more

    • What Days Are For, Dessaix,  Robert
    What Days Are For
    Robert Dessaix

    One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapsed in a Darlinghurst street and spent weeks in hospital, tubes and cannulae puncturing his body, as he recovered from the heart attack threatening to kill him. While lying in the hospital bed, Robe ... read more

    • Art of Stillness, Iyer,  Pico
    Art of Stillness
    Pico Iyer

    In this age of constant movement and connectedness, when so many of us are all over the place, perhaps staying in one place - and locating everything we need for peace and happiness there - is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ev ... read more

    • Best Australian Stories 2014, Lohrey,  Amanda
    Best Australian Stories 2014
    Amanda Lohrey

    The edges of reality blur in a corporate lawyer's tale of working in a 1200-storey glass tower. A prized coffee table becomes the focus of a father's anxieties and frustrations. Tense and fractured lines of communication shape the life of an interpre ... read more

    • Book of Strange New Things, Faber,  Michel
    Book of Strange New Things
    Michel Faber

    Peter Leigh is a husband, a Christian, and now a missionary. As the novel opens, he is set to embark on a journey that will surely test his faith. From the moment he says goodbye to his wife, Bea, and boards his flight, he begins a quest that will c ... read more

    • Great White, Woodford,  James
    Great White
    James Woodford

    A close encounter with half a dozen sharks led James Woodford, a science and environment writer, on a quest to discover more about these intriguing and little known creatures. Woodford interviewed world-renowned experts and joined research teams at ... read more

    • I Think You
    I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That
    Ben Goldacre

    In Bad Science Ben Goldacre exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharmahe put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. This is a collection of essays by one the wittiest, most indi ... read more

    • Merciless Gods, Tsiolkas,  Christos
    Merciless Gods
    Christos Tsiolkas

    Tsiolkas's latest is a collection of stories that revolve around love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation in worlds that are both strange and familiar. Original, imaginative, insightful - and good. read more