10 books for Mother's Day (that aren't pink)

 Read reviewThe Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, offering a unique perspective on the Vietnam war. Destined to become a modern classic

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 Read reviewTalking to My Country

Talking to My Country

Stan Grant

Talking To My Country is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity....

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 Read reviewIn Other Words

In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein

From the bestselling Pulitzer Prize winner: a stunning non-fiction debut, written in Italian: a memoir about her encounters living, speaking and writing in a language not her own - her most intimate, revealing and exciting book to...

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 Read reviewFellside

Fellside

M. R. Carey

From the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a haunting and heart-breaking new thriller

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 Read reviewFrom the Outer: Footy Like You've Never Heard it

From the Outer: Footy Like You’ve Never Heard it

Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes

A celebration of our great game, From the Outer brings together 30 personal stories about Aussie Rules from unexpected voices: those who are female, Indigenous or gay; those with a disability, a foreign accent or even - perhaps...

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The Fighter: A True Story

The Fighter: A True Story

Arnold Zable

Henry Nissen was a champion boxer, the boy from Amess Street in working-class Carlton who fought his way up to beat some of the world's best in the 1970s. Now, he works on the Melbourne docks, loading and unloading, taking shifts...

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The Trap

The Trap

Melanie Raabe, Imogen Taylor

English translation originally published in 2015 in Australia by the Text Publishing Company.

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The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government

The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government

Niki Savva

In The Road to Ruin, prominent political commentator, author, and columnist for The Australian Niki Savva reveals the ruinous behaviour of former prime minister Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Based on...

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Damned Whores and God's Police

Damned Whores and God’s Police

Anne Summers

Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and God's Police was first published in 1975. That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 and before...

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Lean Out

Lean Out

Dawn Foster

Sheryl Sandberg's business advice book, Lean In, was heralded as a defining moment in attitudes to women in business. But for all its commercial success, it proposed a model of feminism that was individualistic and...

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