Melbourne Jewish Book Week 2022

In Praise of Veg

In Praise of Veg

Alice Zaslavsky

A joyous must-have vegetable companion for the vegetarian or simply veg-forward: 'Alice Zaslavsky is a force of

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Alice's Food A-Z

Alice’s Food A-Z

Alice Zaslavsky (Author), Kat Chadwick (Illustrator)

Culinary correspondent Alice Zaslavsky's first book for young foodies takes readers on an edible adventure; packed with delicious facts, clever cooking tips and kid-approved recipes.    

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 Read reviewOtherland: A Journey with My Daughter

Otherland: A Journey with My Daughter

Maria Tumarkin

Maria Tumarkin travels with her Australian-born teenage daughter, Billie, back to Russia and Ukraine to have her experience first-hand the seismic shifts of her family's native country. For Maria the trip back is no simple stroll...

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Axiomatic

Axiomatic

Maria Tumarkin

Janet Malcolm meets The Empathy Exams in a genre-bending work on how people understand the traumas they inherit.

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Fugitive

Fugitive

Simon Tedeschi

A beautiful work of the imagination, straddling history, memory, trauma and testimony

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 Read reviewThe Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

Julie Szego

In the style of literary non-fiction comes a compelling, true story that will appeal to mystery, crime and "CSI" aficionados and anyone interested in justice for all in the midst of cultural diversity.

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A Long Way from No Go

A Long Way from No Go

Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Julie Szego

This is a memoir of an Aboriginal woman, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, who began life without any of the advantages of her fellow non-Indigenous Australians except for grit, humour and diverse talent in spades. Through one woman's story,...

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So You Think You Know What's Good for You?

So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?

Norman Swan

Informative, accessible and easy to understand, So You Think You Know What's Good for You? has everything you need to know about health and wellbeing, delivered with Dr Norman Swan's trademark clarity and wit.

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Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Margaret Simons

A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected women in Australian politics, written by one of Australia's foremost biographers.

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 Read reviewFound, Wanting

Found, Wanting

Natasha Sholl

This is a book for anyone who has ever loved someone who has died. Or who has ever loved someone. Because grief is the language of love, after all.

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Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World

Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World

Daniel Sherrell

From a millennial climate activist, an exploration of how young people live in the shadow of catastrophe

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 Read reviewThe Book of Dirt

The Book of Dirt

Bram Presser

An extraordinary and absorbing novelisation of one family's tale of Holocaust survival and a grandson's unrelenting dedication to ensuring his ancestor's stories will never be forgotten, is now available in a smaller competitively...

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 Read reviewThe Trauma Cleaner

The Trauma Cleaner

Sarah Krasnostein

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife...

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The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith

The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith

Sarah Krasnostein

The second book by the bestselling, award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner. With her trademark compassion, observational rigour and unique humanity, Sarah Krasnostein takes us into the lives of people who believe in something...

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Quarterly Essay 85: Not Waving, Drowning

Quarterly Essay 85: Not Waving, Drowning

Sarah Krasnostein

How can we mend Australia's broken mental health system?

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Imperfect

Imperfect

Lee Kofman

By turns illuminating, confronting and deeply personal, Imperfect challenges us all to consider how we exist in the world and how our bodies shape the people we become.   

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The Writer Laid Bare

The Writer Laid Bare

Lee Kofman

The Writer Laid Bare is a book for everyone who loves the craft of good writing. Be they a voracious reader wanting to know more or an emerging writer themselves

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Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

Lee Kofman

In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia's most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking stories of...

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Mother's Boy: A Writer's Beginnings

Mother’s Boy: A Writer’s Beginnings

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson's funny, revealing and tender memoir of his path to becoming a writer

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Live a Little

Live a Little

Howard Jacobson

A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question. At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her...

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The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes

The Medicine: A Doctor’s Notes

Karen Hitchcock

Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day

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HEAT Series 3 Number 1

HEAT Series 3 Number 1

Alexandra Christie

First published in 1996, HEAT is a literary journal dedicated to publishing Australian and overseas writers of the highest quality.

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Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

Karen Hitchcock

In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society

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The Momentous, Uneventful Day

The Momentous, Uneventful Day

Gideon Haigh

Has COVID-19 ushered in the end of the office? Or is it the office's final triumph? 

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 Special priceThe Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

Gideon Haigh

H. V. ‘Doc' Evatt has long been obscured by Menzies's broad shadow, as the Labor Opposition Leader through the prosperous and complacent 1950s. In this book, one of our finest writers and sharpest minds shows Evatt in his...

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A Horse Walks into a Bar

A Horse Walks into a Bar

David Grossman, Jessica Cohen

Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovaleh G provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn't know whether to laugh or cry - and all this in the presence of a former childhood friend who is...

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More Than I Love My Life

More Than I Love My Life

David Grossman

From the winner of the International Booker Prize and one of the finest writers at work today, an epic and deeply moving novel about the legacy of war and trauma on three generations of women

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 Read reviewThe Memory Trap

The Memory Trap

Andrea Goldsmith

A novel about memory, music, friendship, family rifts and reconciliation, this is an intelligent, compelling read set in Melbourne.

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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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 Read reviewAbomination

Abomination

Ashley Goldberg

A compelling and compassionate debut about friendship, faith, family and identity.

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X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

Leah Garrett

This is popular WW2 history at its heart-stopping best, fuelled by an incredible new story

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Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch

Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch

Rivka Galchen

The startling, witty, highly anticipated second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances.

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The Covered Wife

The Covered Wife

Lisa Emanuel

Intelligent, unusual and gripping, The Covered Wife is the debut novel of Sydney author Lisa Emanuel. This captivating story takes us from a seemingly perfect marriage deep into a closed community, and asks 'Where would you draw...

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist

Peter Doherty

The extraordinary travel tales of an eminent scientist

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An Insider's Plague Year

An Insider’s Plague Year

Peter Doherty

An illuminating glimpse into the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Australia's most prominent 'insider'

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 Read reviewSummertime

Summertime

Danielle Celermajer

Stories written in the shadow of the bushfires that ravaged Australia. 

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The Passenger

The Passenger

Philip Boehm, Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

The devastating rediscovered classic written from the horrors of Nazi Germany, as one Jewish man attempts to flee persecution in the wake of Kristallnacht.

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The Middlepause: On Turning Fifty

The Middlepause: On Turning Fifty

Marina Benjamin

In a society obsessed with living longer and looking younger, what does middle age nowadays mean? How should a fifty-something be in a world ceaselessly redefining ageing, youth, and experience?

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Insomnia

Insomnia

Marina Benjamin

An intense, lyrical, witty, and humane exploration of a state we too often consider only superficially.    

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After the Golden Age; American Jewish Writing in the Twenty-First Century:  Jewish Quarterly 248

After the Golden Age; American Jewish Writing in the Twenty-First Century: Jewish Quarterly 248

Jonathan Pearlman

This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the current generation of leading American Jewish writers as they grapple with challenges facing Jewish America today, including its relationship with religion, Israel, politics and...

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The Return of History: Jewish Quarterly 244

The Return of History: Jewish Quarterly 244

Jonathan Pearlman

Nationalism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism have been rising in Europe. Will this illiberal turn be exacerbated by COVID-19?

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