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Homesickness

Homesickness

Janine Mikosza

An extraordinary memoir that reflects on memory and finding your voice after decades of silence.

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Apollo and Thelma: A True Tall Tale

Apollo and Thelma: A True Tall Tale

Jon Faine

A humorous and quintessentially Australian story, from broadcaster Jon Faine, a trusted and respected observer of Australian life

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Open Secrets: Essays on the Writing Life

Open Secrets: Essays on the Writing Life

Catriona Menzies-Pike

Bringing together an eclectic and distinctive set of writers, Open Secrets is a rich and provocative account of contemporary Australian literature

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Scrubbed

Scrubbed

Dr Nikki Stamp

The revealing, compelling memoir of one of Australia's foremost cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr Nikki Stamp.

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The Jane Austen Remedy

The Jane Austen Remedy

Ruth Wilson

An uplifting and delightfully bookish memoir about an 89-year-old woman who reclaims her life by re-reading each of Jane Austen's novels.

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How to Be Between

How to Be Between

Bastian Fox Phelan

In How to Be Between, Bastian Fox Phelan explores how something as seemingly trivial as facial hair can act as a catalyst for a never-ending series of questions about the self

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Unknown: A Refugee's Story

Unknown: A Refugee’s Story

Akuch Kuol Anyieth

A moving, confronting and ultimately uplifting story about a young girl's escape, with her family, from war-torn South Sudan to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, and then to Australia.

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My Tongue Is My Own: A Life of Gwen Harwood

My Tongue Is My Own: A Life of Gwen Harwood

Ann-Marie Priest

The first biography of Gwen Harwood (1920-1995), one of Australia's most significant and distinctive poets.

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Am I Black Enough For You?: 10 Years On

Am I Black Enough For You?: 10 Years On

Anita Heiss

The story of an urban-based high achieving Wiradyuri woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.

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The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison

The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison

Kylie Moore-Gilbert

The extraordinary true story of Kylie Moore-Gilbert's fight to survive 804 days imprisoned in Iran.

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 Read reviewTrue Friends

True Friends

Patti Miller

A revealing and powerful memoir about the making and unmaking of friendships

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 Read reviewChildless: A Story of Freedom and Longing

Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing

Sian Prior

A compelling, personal and fearless examination of a life lived without children of one's own, from Melbourne writer, broadcaster and journalist Sian Prior.

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True North: A Memoir

True North: A Memoir

Catherine Deveny

An uplifting, heartfelt memoir about surviving life's upheavals - and how to live authentically

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 Read reviewMy Accidental Career

My Accidental Career

Brenda Niall

Australia's leading biographer Brenda Niall, now in her nineties, turns the spotlight on her own story in this fascinating memoir of a remarkable life and career

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Elizabeth Macarthur's Letters

Elizabeth Macarthur’s Letters

Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville's collection of Elizabeth Macarthur's letters, the inspiration for her bestselling, award-winning novel A Room Made of Leaves

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Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Lo Carmen

A beautiful and moving memoir about passion, creativity and fearlessness from one of Australia's true creatives, singer/songwriter Lo Carmen, inspired by the lives and careers of other remarkable Australian women - such as Renee...

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 Special priceTen Steps to Nanette

Ten Steps to Nanette

Hannah Gadsby

The memoir from Australia's much-loved comedian, Hannah Gadsby, whose stand-up show and self-described swan-song, Nanette, played to sold-out houses in Australia, the UK and the US. Its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy and...

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Diagnosis Normal

Diagnosis Normal

Emma A. Jane

Combining brilliant storytelling with rigorous research, Diagnosis Normal is an incisive and darkly funny memoir from journalist turned academic Emma Jane.

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 Special priceBob Hawke

Bob Hawke

Troy Bramston

The definitive full-life biography of Australia's 23rd prime minister; the only one that Hawke cooperated with after exiting the prime ministership.

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We've Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

Eliza Hull

The first major anthology by parents with disabilities

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Missing

Missing

Tom Patterson

Beautifully written and affecting, this is the true story of a young man caught in a world he can't control and how he finds a way to survive

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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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Don't Call Us Carnies: We are Showies and Damn Proud of It

Don’t Call Us Carnies: We are Showies and Damn Proud of It

Norma Brophy, Wendy Stuart

While many Australian teenagers have dreamed of joining a travelling circus, Norma Brophy wanted to run away from it. In this vibrant, uproarious and poignant memoir, multi-talented showbiz matriarch Norma Brophy comes out of...

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Bypass: The Story of a Road

Bypass: The Story of a Road

Michael McGirr

A classic in its own right, this personal and public memoir by one of Australia's most observant and genial writers graces our bookshelves once again.

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Growing Up in Australia

Growing Up in Australia

Black Inc.

This special collection is the perfect introduction to Black Inc.'s definitive ‘Growing Up' series

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Beggars Belief: Stories from Gerald's Bar

Beggars Belief: Stories from Gerald’s Bar

Gerald Diffey, Max Allen

A collection of funny, poignant, insightful and just plain ludicrous stories from Gerald Diffey's life in kitchens and behind bars

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 Read reviewHow to End a Story: Diaries 1995-1998

How to End a Story: Diaries 1995-1998

Helen Garner

The third instalment of diaries from the inimitable Helen Garner covers four eventful years in the life of one of Australia's most treasured writers.

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William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story

William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story

Bain Attwood

An important tribute to the work and life of an extraordinary Aboriginal activist

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 Read reviewWhole Notes

Whole Notes

Ed Ayres

Life Lessons Through Music

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Love Stories

Love Stories

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?'

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 Read reviewHow We Love: Notes on a Life

How We Love: Notes on a Life

Clementine Ford

A deeply personal exploration of love in all its forms from a feminist icon and bestselling author of Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys.

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Leaping into Waterfalls: The Enigmatic Gillian Mears

Leaping into Waterfalls: The Enigmatic Gillian Mears

Bernadette Brennan

Leaping into Waterfalls explores the rich, tumultuous life of Gillian Mears, one of Australia's most significant writers of the last forty years.

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Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The voices Australia should hear

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