Clunes Booktown Festival 2019

 Read reviewPreservation

Preservation

Jock Serong

Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative.

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The Football Solution

The Football Solution

George Megalogenis

In a characteristically sweeping and entertaining story, George Megalogenis reveals how football has been shaped by the nation that invented it and how the game we love, in turn, might help resolve Australia's political impasse.

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Whiteley on Trial

Whiteley on Trial

Gabriella Coslovich

Offers a tale of obsession, greed and ego, where the richly diverse worlds of art, horse-racing, high finance, the luxury car trade and a humble tradesman collide - and no one is entirely innocent. Except perhaps the tradesman.

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Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform

Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform

Marilyn Lake

In a bold argument, Marilyn Lake shows that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political logic of settler colonialism at the turn of the 20th century. She points to exchanges between American and...

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 Read reviewAccidental Feminists

Accidental Feminists

Jane Caro

Western women over fifty are a revolutionary generation. They are the first in history to have been in paid work for most of their lives. The power and freedom of this financial independence is unprecedented. But this financial...

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Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward

Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist

Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more.

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The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants

The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants

Georgina Reid, Daniel Shipp

The Planthunter uncovers all the ways in which people around the world find purpose, beauty, wellness and connection through the act of gardening.

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 Read reviewInvented Lives

Invented Lives

Andrea Goldsmith

Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still.

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Ting Ting the Ghosthunter

Ting Ting the Ghosthunter

Gabrielle Wang

Thirteen-year-old Ting Ting has learned the ancient skills and art of ghost hunting from her adopted grandmother, Por Por, a famous ghost hunter.

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 Read reviewThe Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

Kon Karapanagiotidis

A powerful, inspiring memoir from Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which argues that by putting community, love and compassion at the centre of our lives, we have the power to change our...

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 Read reviewThe Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese

The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese

Moreno Giovannoni

Tuscany as you have never seen it before . . .

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Medea's Curse: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist

Medea’s Curse: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist

Anne Buist

A troubled forensic psychiatrist gets pulled into a missing child case through her attraction to the married prosecutor and puts her reputation on the line.

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This I Would Kill For

This I Would Kill For

Anne Buist

Natalie is reluctantly embroiled in a custody dispute where a mother's claims of child sexual abuse are sustained--but who is the abuser?

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Dangerous To Know: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist

Dangerous To Know: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist

Anne Buist

Natalie King s charismatic new boss needs her help. But there's something terrible in his past that could threaten her life.

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The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

Stuart Kells

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders is a love letter to libraries not just as mere collections of books, but as magical, fabled places.

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Shakespeare's Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature

Shakespeare’s Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature

Stuart Kells

From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world's most famous author

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Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Michael McGirr

A profound, funny and uplifting collection of reminiscences about a life in books.     

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It Happened on a Fishing Trip

It Happened on a Fishing Trip

Paddy O'Reilly

Fishing - we do it in ponds, creeks, great rivers, the deep sea. Some fall under the spell of the chase, some spend a lifetime trying to tie the perfect fly, some just like sitting on the pier for hours. These are tales of the...

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Australia's Second Chance: What our history tells us about our future

Australia’s Second Chance: What our history tells us about our future

George Megalogenis

The bestselling author of The Australian Moment asks the most important question confronting the country right now - how do we maintain our winning streak?

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The Australian Moment

The Australian Moment

George Megalogenis

With new material reflecting on the changed state of the nation, the paperback edition of the Walkley Award-winning The Australian Moment by George Megalogenis, one of our most respected journalists, coincides with the TV series...

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Elections Matter: Ten Federal Elections that Shaped Australia

Elections Matter: Ten Federal Elections that Shaped Australia

Frank Bongiorno, Benjamin T. Jones, John Uhr

In a world of fake news and populist politics, elections can seem like theatre. With growing rates of informal votes and a perceived narrowing of differences between the major parties, do Australian elections really matter? Taking...

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Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography

Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography

Carolyn Holbrook

Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won't do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story? But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac...

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Flashy, Fun and Functional: How Things Helped to Invent Melbourne's Gold Rush Mayor

Flashy, Fun and Functional: How Things Helped to Invent Melbourne’s Gold Rush Mayor

Sarah Hayes

Against the backdrop of embryonic Melbourne, John Thomas Smith left behind his currency roots to become an influential member of society. A widely recognised figure about town smoking a cutty pipe and wearing a white top hat, in...

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The Mermaid Wreck (The Witching Hours, Book 4)

The Mermaid Wreck (The Witching Hours, Book 4)

Jack Henseleit

In The Witching Hours, Anna and Max travel the world with their father, the Professor - but their real adventures take place in the dangerous underworld of dark fairies, where the children face sinister creatures and battle for...

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The Troll Heart (The Witching Hours Book 2)

The Troll Heart (The Witching Hours Book 2)

Jack Henseleit

The Witching Hours series continues with book 2, The Troll Heart - a chilling tale of stone and blood for only the bravest of readers.

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The Vampire Knife (The Witching Hours Book 1)

The Vampire Knife (The Witching Hours Book 1)

Jack Henseleit

The Vampire Knife is the first book in The Witching Hours, a spine-tinglingly spooky new series by Jack Henseleit for readers 8+

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 Read reviewSmall Spaces

Small Spaces

Sarah Epstein

Small Spaces is a gripping YA thriller from debut Australian author Sarah Epstein, perfect for fans of Fleur Ferris.

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 Read reviewFlames

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Two siblings traverse the southern island to try to find their way back to each other in this tale about grief and love and the bonds of family.

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On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

Alice Pung

In this fascinating book, Alice Pung writes about one of her deep influences - the much-loved and hugely successful John Marsden.

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 Read reviewClose to Home: Selected Writings

Close to Home: Selected Writings

Alice Pung

This delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for...

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 Read reviewBlood

Blood

Tony Birch

From the much-loved author of Shadowboxing comes a stunning debut novel in the tradition of Honey Brown, Chris Wommersley, and Kenneth Cook's Wake in Fright .  

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 Read reviewCommon People

Common People

Tony Birch

From the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award-winning author of Ghost River.

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Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth living

Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth living

Kirsten Bradley, Nick Ritar

Get started living a homegrown life with the hugely popular Aussie permaculture educators, Milkwood.

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The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake

Sarah Bailey

The Dark Lake is a brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.  

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 Read reviewInto the Night

Into the Night

Sarah Bailey

The riveting follow-up to The ark Lake, acclaimed debut novel and international bestseller.

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 Read reviewCall Me Evie

Call Me Evie

J.P. Pomare

An incredible literary thriller for readers of bestsellers such as Gone Girl, Before I Go to Sleep and Girl on the Train from an exciting new Australian voice.   

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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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A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017

A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017

Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes

To celebrate the first-ever elite women's competition, A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017 showcases some of the key players to look out for, and reveals how they made it to the top of the women's game.

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The Rules Of Backyard Cricket

The Rules Of Backyard Cricket

Jock Serong

In this unusual crime thriller, two brothers share a love of cricket and rise to fame but their character differences divide them.

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 Read reviewOn The Java Ridge

On The Java Ridge

Jock Serong

A literary novel about politics and seeking asylum, with the pace and tension of a political thriller. Plus some of the most compelling writing about the sea since Patrick O'Brian.

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The Wishbird

The Wishbird

Gabrielle Wang

Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the Forest of Birds to save him. But in the City of Soulless there are traitors everywhere, and when Oriole is captured, only a street orphan can help her.

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Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope

Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

A hilarious junior fiction series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions!

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The Squid, the Vibrio and the Moon

The Squid, the Vibrio and the Moon

Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Linda Blackall

Learn about the symbiotic relationship between a bobtail squid and a bacterium in this stunning children's book.

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The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales

The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales

Ailsa Wild, Ben Hutchings, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Jeremy Barr

While treating a patient with dysentery, Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria. As the invaders journey deep into her gut, the resident microbes must ght to survive. Annie's life hangs in the balance. Enter...

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 Read reviewRoom for a Stranger

Room for a Stranger

Melanie Cheng

A moving portrait of an improbable friendship and multicultural Australia more broadly, from the winner of the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. 

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 Read reviewAustralia Day

Australia Day

Melanie Cheng

Awarded the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction, Melanie Cheng's Australia Day paints a vivid and absorbing panorama of contemporary Australia

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