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    • Guide to Berlin, Jones,  Gail
    Guide to Berlin
    Gail Jones

    'A Guide to Berlin' is the name of a short story written by Vladimir Nabokov in 1925, when he was a young man of 26, living in Berlin. A group of six international travellers, two Italians, two Japanese, an American and an Australian, meet in empty a ... read more

    • Little Jewel, Modiano,  Patrick
    Little Jewel
    Patrick Modiano

    One day in the corridors of the metro, nineteen-year-old Thérèse sees a woman in a yellow coat. Could this be her mother? Who called her Little Jewel? But didn't her mother die in Morocco years earlier? She follows the woman, hoping to fi ... read more

  • Little Life
    Hanya Yanagihara

    When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, ... read more

    • Long Bay, Limprecht,  Eleanor
    Long Bay
    Eleanor Limprecht

    In these stories, glistening icebergs float above urban horizons; a burning stag runs wild through the city; the ruins of industry emerge unsteadily from the sea; and the abandoned generations in a decayed space-elevator look not up at the stars but ... read more

    • Money Men: The Australias Twelve Most Notable Treasurers, Bowen,  Chris
    Money Men: The Australias Twelve Most Notable Treasurers
    Chris Bowen

    The Money Men is the first in-depth look at the most interesting men to have held the office of Treasurer of Australia. Former Treasurer Chris Bowen brings his unique insider perspective to reveal the lessons learned from the successes and failures o ... read more

    • Peripheral Vision, O'reilly,  Paddy
    Peripheral Vision
    Paddy O'reilly

    A teenager on the tram meets an old man claiming to be Jesus Christ. Six young women band together on a night prowl. A Filipino immigrant clashes with his eldest sister, who has brought him to Australia fora better life. And in a future where dogs ha ... read more

    • Six Bedrooms, Daylight,  Tegan Bennett
    Six Bedrooms
    Tegan Bennett Daylight

    Six Bedrooms is about growing up; about discovering sex; and about coming of age. Full of glorious angst, embarrassment and small achievements. Hot afternoons on school ovals, the terrifying promise of losing your virginity, sneaking booze from your ... read more

    • The Emperor Waltz, Hensher,  Philip
    The Emperor Waltz
    Philip Hensher

    The Emperor Waltz is a single novel with three narrative strands: fourth-century Rome, 1920s Germany, and 1980s London. In each place, a small coterie is closely connected and separated from the larger world. In each story, the larger world regards t ... read more

    • Astronaut's Life, Dechian,  Sonja
    Astronaut's Life
    Sonja Dechian

    It's a good father-daughter moment for them. When they finally spot Venus through the telescope, they share a similar sense of looking at something larger than their lives. It's a whole different planet, and when it fills the viewfinder Catherine sto ... read more

    • Bitter Freedom, Walsh,  Maurice
    Bitter Freedom
    Maurice Walsh

    The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider cont ... read more

    • Catch and Kill, Deane,  Joel
    Catch and Kill
    Joel Deane

    Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics - the winning, the wielding and the losing of power. Taking us into the inner sanctum of state and national politics, Joel Deane investigates ho ... read more

    • Cure For Suicide, Ball,  Jesse
    Cure For Suicide
    Jesse Ball

    Ball's new novel is a beguiling story of a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory. The man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an 'examin ... read more

    • Diary of the Fall, Laub,  Michel
    Diary of the Fall
    Michel Laub

    Diary of the Fall is the story of three generations: a man examining the mistakes of his past, and his struggle for forgiveness; a father with Alzheimer's, for whom recording every memory has become an obsession; and a grandfather who survived Auschw ... read more

    • Economy is Not a Society: Winners and Losers in the New Australia, Glover,  Dennis
    Economy is Not a Society: Winners and Losers in the New Australia
    Dennis Glover

    In modern Australia, productivity is all that matters, our leaders tell us. Economic growth above all else. But the social costs of this 'economic modernisation' have been immense; our national ethos of egalitarianism has been eroded as has the sense ... read more

    • Fly Trap, Sjoberg,  Fredrik
    Fly Trap
    Fredrik Sjoberg

    'The light, the warmth, the smells, the mist, the birdsong - the moths. Who can sleep? Who wants to?'Fredrik Sjoberg finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. This beguiling book is his unique meditation on collecting hoverflie ... read more

    • Go Set A Watchman, Lee,  Harper
    Go Set A Watchman
    Harper Lee

    Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grappl ... read more