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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

Masha Gessen

The story of Pussy Riot, punk icons and Russian dissenters, and the untold story of their infamous trial and on-going global significance

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 Read reviewMadness: a Memoir

Madness: a Memoir

Kate Richards

Madness is a real world for the many thousands of people who are right now living within it. It never apologises. Sometimes it is a shadow, ever present, without regard for the sun. Sometimes it is a well of dark water with no...

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 Read reviewBeams Falling

Beams Falling

P.M. Newton

Beams Falling is the brilliantly compelling and gritty second novel by the rising star of Australian crime writing. A portrait of our recent past, it's also a compulsive and utterly authentic insight into the way both cops and...

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Blue Is The Warmest Color

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Julie Maroh

A tenderly told graphic novel for adults about a young woman who becomes captivated by a girl with blue hair.

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 Read reviewThe Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers

Rachel Kushner

Reno mounts her motorcycle and sets a collision course for New York. In 1977 the city is alive with art, sensuality and danger. She falls in with a bohemian clique colonising downtown and the lines between reality and performance...

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The Burgess Boys

The Burgess Boys

Elizabeth Strout

Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a legal aid attorney who idolises Jim, has always taken it in his stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when...

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Taking God to School: The end of Australia's egalitarian education?

Taking God to School: The end of Australia’s egalitarian education?

Marion Maddox

In Australia's public schools, students are now routinely exposed to evangelism from very conservative Christian groups. Marion Maddox uncovers the surprising impact of these groups on once secular public schooling, and the ways...

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North of Boston

North of Boston

Elisabeth Elo

Pirio Kasparov finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic when the fishing boat she's on is rammed by a freighter. She somehow survives for nearly four hours in the freezing water before being rescued, but Pirio's friend, Ned,...

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Karen Russell

In a godforsaken barn, Presidents Eisenhower, John Adams and Rutherford B Hayes are bemused to find themselves reincarnated as horses. Clyde and Magreb - he a traditional capes-and-coffins vampire, she the more progressive variety...

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 Read reviewThe Lost Child

The Lost Child

Suzanne McCourt

In the tradition of the novels of Anne Tyler and Eudora Welty, The Lost Child is a beautifully written story about family and identity and growing up. Sylvie is five. It's the 1950s and she lives in Burley...

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 Read reviewLife After Life

Life After Life

Kate Atkinson

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able...

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Burial Rites

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent

Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about freedom and the ways we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, and...

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 Special priceAfter I'm Gone

After I’m Gone

Laura Lippman

When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette 'Bambi' Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative if not always legal businesses, she...

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 Read reviewThe Yellow Papers

The Yellow Papers

Dominique Wilson

The Yellow Papers is a story of love, obsession and friendship set against a backdrop of war and racial prejudice.

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 Read reviewThe Undertaking

The Undertaking

Audrey Magee

In the tradition of Bernard Schlink's The Reader and Rachel Seiffert's The Dark Room, a stunning novel that shines an intense light on history and illuminates the lives of those caught up in one of its darkest chapters.

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 Read reviewThe Poet's Wife

The Poet’s Wife

Mandy Sayer

In the follow-up to her bestselling memoir, Dreamtime Alice, Mandy Sayer tells the story of the ten years she and Yusef Komunyakaa spent together, first as lovers, then as husband and wife.

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 Read reviewThe Road to Middlemarch

The Road to Middlemarch

Rebecca Mead

A celebration of George Eliot's life, work and greatest novel, exploring through a mixture of literary biography, deep reading and personal memoir how Middlemarch answers fundamental questions about life and love

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The Twelfth Raven: A memoir of stroke, love and recovery

The Twelfth Raven: A memoir of stroke, love and recovery

Doris Brett

The Twelfth Raven is a literary journey through a series of crises, and an inspirational story of recovery after stroke. Doris Brett's brave and unflinching memoir offers hope to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by...

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The Lie: The enthralling Richard and Judy Book Club favourite

The Lie: The enthralling Richard and Judy Book Club favourite

Helen Dunmore

Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is...

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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

Carol Wall

Carol Wall was at a crossroads. Her children had flown the nest, her beloved parents were ageing and she had overcome a serious illness. A neglected garden should have been the least of her worries. Until one day she sees a man...

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