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    • Heroes of the Frontier, Eggers,  Dave
    Heroes of the Frontier
    Dave Eggers

    A mother and her two young children set out on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. Travelling in a battered old RV the trip starts off like a vacation: they spot animals, build bonfires, enjoy the scenery. But though Josie drives ever deeper in ... read more

    • Homegoing, Gyasi,  Yaa
    Yaa Gyasi

    Effia and Esi are two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fates reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to a cotton-pi ... read more

    • Island Will Sink, Doyle,  Briohny
    Island Will Sink
    Briohny Doyle

    The Island Will Sink is set decades from now - a not-too-distant future which is not so different. The energy crisis has come and gone. Cities have been rethought and redesigned, and Ecolaw(TM) is enforced by insidious cartoon Pandas and their armies ... read more

    • NeuroTribes, Silberman,  Steve
    Steve Silberman

    NeuroTribes up-ends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. Going back to the earliest autism research and chronicling the brav ... read more

    • Not Quite Australian, Mares,  Peter
    Not Quite Australian
    Peter Mares

    The rise in temporary migrants living in Australia is redefining Australian society, from wage wars and healthcare benefits, to broader ideas of national identity and cultural diversity. Peter Mares draws on case studies, interviews and personal stor ... read more

    • Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, Barnett,  Cynthia
    Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
    Cynthia Barnett

    Rain begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science--the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of colored rains--with the human story of our attempts to ... read more

    • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Rovelli,  Carlo
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
    Carlo Rovelli

    Seven short pieces give a lightening tour through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and show what these transformative scientific discoveries mean for us now. Carlo Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general rel ... read more

    • The Essex Serpent, Perry,  Sarah
    The Essex Serpent
    Sarah Perry

    Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other. Cora ... read more

    • Beast, Kingsnorth,  Paul
    Paul Kingsnorth

    Beast is the second book in Kingsnorth's Buckmaster Trilogy, which began with The Wake...Edward Buckmaster is a man in search of enlightenment, alone on a west country moor. What he has left behind we don't yet know, but will discover; what he faces ... read more

    • Death by Water, Oe,  Kenzaburo
    Death by Water
    Kenzaburo Oe

    For the first time in his long life, Nobel-laureate Kogito Choko is suffering from writer's block. The book that he wishes to write would examine the turbulent relationship he had with his father, and the guilt he feels about being absent the night h ... read more

    • Dying: A Memoir, Taylor,  Cory
    Dying: A Memoir
    Cory Taylor

    At the age of sixty, novelist Cory Taylor is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Written in the space of a few weeks, in this this powerful and beautifully written book she describes the tangle of her feelings, she reflects on her life, and she r ... read more

    • Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years, Solomon,  Andrew
    Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years
    Andrew Solomon

    In 1991 Andrew Solomon faced down tanks in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the August coup. In 1998 he was on the quest to find a rare bird in Zambia, in Greenland in 2001 he was researching widespread depression among the Inuit. In ... read more

    • Ghost Empire, Fidler,  Richard
    Ghost Empire
    Richard Fidler

    Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul in 2014. Turbulent stories of the clash of civilizations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, reven ... read more

    • Granta 136, Rausing,  Sigrid
    Granta 136
    Sigrid Rausing

    What leads us to accept a particular belief, credo or fact? What's the difference between conviction, groupthink and madness? This issue of Granta looks at cults, faiths and ideologies, and asks how they turn us into followers...Miriam Toews on shunn ... read more

    • Hate Race, Clarke,  Maxine Beneba
    Hate Race
    Maxine Beneba Clarke

    Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street.Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obviou ... read more

    • Heart Goes Last, Atwood,  Margaret
    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