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 Read reviewDream of Ding Village

Dream of Ding Village

Yan Lianke, Cindy Carter

The life and death of an entire community is told by a dead boy. His story reveals the moral vacuum at the heart of Communist-capitalist China. During a blood-contamination scandal in Henan province, villagers sell their blood,...

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The End of Mr Y

The End of Mr Y

Scarlett Thomas

When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of the End of Mr. Y in a second-hand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She's read about this author before, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas and this is his most notorious, and...

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The Brush-Off

The Brush-Off

Shane Maloney

Murray Whelan, political advisor to the newly appointed minister of culture, is hanging onto his job by the toenails after a ministerial shakeup. On his first day, the disgruntled young artist Marcus Taylor is found dead, drowned...

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Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Shane Maloney

The Hon. Murray Whelan MP. Respectability at last. And true love, what's more, in the person of the salty-tongued Lyndal Luscombe-who has in her possession a highly significant ultrasound photo. There must be a catch. And Murray's...

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The Weather Makers

The Weather Makers

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery makes this urgent issue completely accessible. He tells the fascinating story of climate change over millions of years to help us understand the predicament we face. But burning fossil fuels we are increasing the...

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The Ethics of What We Eat

The Ethics of What We Eat

Jim Mason, Peter Singer

The authors have discovered the link between food choices and human health, animal suffering and environmental degradation could shock and challenge you. Contains essential information on ethical, but practical shopping and...

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What Women Want Next

What Women Want Next

Susan Maushart

Examines the barriers of happiness that feminism forgot, especially woman's extraordinary capacity to carry guilt and accept blame. With warmth, humour and unblinking honesty, What Women Want Next sweeps out the accumulated...

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The Eternal Frontier: an Ecological History of North America & Its Peoplles

The Eternal Frontier: an Ecological History of North America & Its Peoplles

Tim Flannery

The sequel to Tim Flannery's The Future Eaters explores the creation of the North American continent, and the evolution of its modern landscape. Flannery describes the development of North America's flora, and the immigration of...

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The Birth Of Melbourne

The Birth Of Melbourne

Tim Flannery

In the tradition of Birth of Sydney, award winning author Tim Flannery has brought together a fascinating, quirky collection of contemporary stories describing the making of the great Southern city. This book brings Melbourne's...

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The Ice Age

Kirsten Reed

Across the heartless expanse of middle America, a teenaged girl is riding shotgun with an older man. She watches him; she sees her fascination tallied in the black looks of waitresses, the knowing smiles of motel clerks. The man...

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Blood Moon

Blood Moon

Garry Disher

When hordes of 18-year-old schoolies celebrate the last of their exams, the Waterloo police expect reports of party drugs and underage drinkers. They don't count on a brutal bashing that attracts political attention. Then a...

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Raft

Raft

Howard Goldenberg

Every year for over a decade Goldenberg, a white middle-aged doctor, has spent numerous periods working as a relieving doctor for Aboriginal communities in remote places.

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Dog Ear Cafe: How The Mt Theo Program Beat the Curse of Petrol Sniffing

Dog Ear Cafe: How The Mt Theo Program Beat the Curse of Petrol Sniffing

Andrew Stojanovski

Dog Ear Cafe shows that real change in Aboriginal communities is possible; that there can be solutions to seemingly intractable problems A highly readable mix of personal narrative, anthropology and advice, Dog Ear Cafe argues...

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The Wyatt Butterfly: Two Barrels of Classic Wyatt

The Wyatt Butterfly: Two Barrels of Classic Wyatt

Garry Disher

Port Vila Blues: Wyatt snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, but can he make it safely back to his bolthole in Hobart? The Fallout: Wyatt is on a boat with policewoman Liz Redding and a...

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The Dig Tree: The Story of Burke and Wills

The Dig Tree: The Story of Burke and Wills

Sarah Murgatroyd

Murgatroyd has brought together new scientific and historical evidence to tell the story of Burke and Wills, the explorers who set out to cross Australia from coast to coast. The Dig Tree describes vividly the remarkable courage,...

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Evil In Return: A Mark Tartaglia Thriller

Evil In Return: A Mark Tartaglia Thriller

Elena Forbes

Novelist Joe Logan walks out into a hot summer's evening in central London. The next day his body is found dumped in a disused Victorian crypt at the Brompton Cemetery. Detective Inspector Mark Tartaglia is convinced that Logan's...

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Wyatt

Garry Disher

The job's a jewel heist. The kind Wyatt likes. Stake out the courier, one Alain Le Page, hold up the goods in transit and get away fast. Wyatt prefers to work alone, but this is Eddie Oberin's job. Eddie's ex-wife, Lydia, has the...

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The Siege

The Siege

Ismail Kadare, David Bellos

The Ottoman Army lays siege to a Christian fortress in the mountains of Albania. Above the colourful host looms the great dark wall of the citadel that has to be overcome. A gripping narrative of a bloody, complex struggle that...

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Dead Point

Dead Point

Peter Temple

Jack is hunting down the villains who hijacked the winnings from his latest betting coup when he is hired by a mystery client to find missing barman Robbie Colbourne. But Robbie turns up dead from a drug overdose.

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Passion for Friends: Toward A Philosophy of Female Affection

Passion for Friends: Toward A Philosophy of Female Affection

Janice G. Raymond

Imprint. In this feminist classic, Janice Raymond offers a vision of female friendship, and explores the many manifestations of friendship between women including the ancient Greek hetairai, the sorority of medieval nuns and the...

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