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Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Patricia Edgar, Don Edgar

Society is changing faster than policies and attitudes are keeping up with. People are living longer, retiring from work later, and remaining active and valuable contributors to the community well into and beyond their 50s and...

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 Read reviewThe Family

The Family

Chris Johnston, Rosie Jones

A powerful work of investigative journalism that reveals the legacy of a notorious cult.

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Lines in the Sand: Collected Journalism

Lines in the Sand: Collected Journalism

Adrian Gill

A collection of the very best recent journalism of A. A. Gill, 'by miles, the most brilliant journalist of our age' (Lynn Barber).

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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents.

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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

Bettany Hughes

A biography of one of the world's greatest cities - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul

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 Read reviewLast Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan

Last Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan

Barry Dickins

From acclaimed playwright and writer Barry Dickins, Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. Fifty years after his death, questions remain unanswered. Ryan had been found guilty of murdering prison...

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Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Emily Witt

'What is the story we're telling ourselves?' A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman.

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Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

One of Silicon Valley's sharpest strategists shows that success doesn't demand longer, harder hours, it demands that you work less

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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

Wesley Lowery

A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it In over a year of...

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Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity

Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity

Rebe Taylor

In 1908 Ernest Westlake collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools in Tasmania. He believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But Westlake unwittingly...

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Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant

Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant

Kyo Maclear

'Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds...

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This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

Daphne Merkin

This Close to Happy is the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression, written from a woman's perspective and informed by an acute understanding of the implications of this disease over...

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Sex After Sixty: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy

Sex After Sixty: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy

Marie de Hennezel, Kate Bignold, Luisa Nitrato Izzo

In Sex After Sixty, Marie de Hennezel addresses the most taboo of subjects: the sexuality of seniors.

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A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis

A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis

Jurgen Tampke

A controversial work of revisionist history that rebuts the version of the Versailles Peace Treaty in the unleashing of WWII.

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

Brad Stone

The world is changing right before our eyes. This great wave, sparked by smartphones and high speed internet, has really just started. It has minted not just a new set of winners and losers but turned San Francisco into an...

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Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Matt Taibbi

From the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the aimless Hillary Clinton campaign, across the wilting media coverage and the trampled legacy of Obama, this is the story of ordinary voters forced to bear witness to the whole...

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Shakespeare And Company, Paris: A History

Shakespeare And Company, Paris: A History

Krista Halverson

A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversaryThis first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated...

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The Meaning of Michelle

The Meaning of Michelle

Veronica Chambers

Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what Michelle Obama means to our culture. The Meaning of...

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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Manjula Martin

A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world --

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Pets on Holiday: The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation, Activities and Cafes All Over Australia

Pets on Holiday: The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation, Activities and Cafes All Over Australia

Gareth Brock

It can be difficult to find pet-friendly places to enjoy a holiday in Australia. Enter Pets on Holiday: a handy, curated guide to Australia's most pet-inclusive destinations

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Still Lucky

Rebecca Huntley

At a time when politics seems increasingly negative and our society increasingly divided, Still Lucky shows that we are more fortunate than we think, and have more in common than we know.

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Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

Angela Pippos

Sport is integral to Australian life and identity, and we're rightly proud of our sporting achievements. But less glorious is the fact that, when it comes to the games we play, half of the population doesn't get a look-in....

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9 Ways to a Resilient Child

9 Ways to a Resilient Child

Justin Coulson

The author of 21 Days to a Happier Family, Dr Justin Coulson, on raising kids who'll bounce back from adversity and challenging times.Have you ever watched your child give up too quickly and easily, moaning 'I can't'....

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 Read reviewTestosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender

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Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Becky Bond, Zack Exley

Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution.

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 Read reviewThe Case Against Fragrance

The Case Against Fragrance

Kate Grenville

A beautifully written, clear-eyed investigation of the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry, from one of Australia's greatest writers.

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Line of Fire

Line of Fire

Ian Townsend

The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy.It's hard to imagine this story as being part of our past, but in...

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Books for Living: A Reader's Guide to Life

Books for Living: A Reader’s Guide to Life

Will Schwalbe

Bestselling author Will Schwalbe's new book about books. An exploration of how reading guides us, comforts us and helps us make sense of the world and our place in it, through books as diverse as The Girl on the Train, The Little...

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Letters to a Young Muslim

Letters to a Young Muslim

Omar Saif Ghobash

In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a...

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Primo Levi's Resistance: Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy

Primo Levi’s Resistance: Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy

Sergio Luzzatto, Frederika Randall

No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance, he was a fighter, participating in the first...

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The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood

A radical rethinking of what ISIS is and what it really wants From Graeme Wood, author of the explosive Atlantic cover story What ISIS Really Wants, comes the definitive book on the history, psychology, character, and aims of...

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 Read reviewConfabulations

Confabulations

John Berger

'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'.John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes...

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The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0

The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0

Michael Carr-Gregg, Elly Robinson

The phenomenal Australian bestseller - over 100,000 copies sold What do you do when your previously quiet, loving daughter becomes a restless, rebellious stranger who acts like a responsible adult one day and a rude, selfish brat...

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A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Michael D'Antonio

In A Consequential President, Michael D'Antonio tallies Barack Obama's long record of achievement, both his major successes and less-noticed ones that nevertheless contribute to his legacy. Obama's greatest achievement came as he...

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

Dava Sobel

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science

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The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel, Suzanne Toren

A groundbreaking book on how to slow down the ageing process and lengthen life.

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 Read reviewHeart: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Important Organ

Heart: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Important Organ

Johannes Hinrich Von Borstel, David Shaw

The heart - we all have one, pumping away reliably in our chest, never stopping till the day we die. But few of us think much about this heroic organ until it starts to go wrong.

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Override: My Quest to Discover the Truth About Brain Training and Rewire My Imperfect Mind

Override: My Quest to Discover the Truth About Brain Training and Rewire My Imperfect Mind

Caroline Williams (Lecturer in Political Theory, Queen Mary and Westfield College)

Can you really rewire an adult brain?In theory the answer is 'yes', but there's a problem: no one seems to know exactly how to do it.In Override, Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find...

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Change How You Think and be Happier Now

Change How You Think and be Happier Now

Kate James

Full of insights and exercises that will help you feel more happy and in control, this is the perfect antidote to the stress and busyness of our times. Pep up your perspective, feel more positive and sharpen your focus on what's...

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Knowledge Courage Leadership: Insights & Reflections

Knowledge Courage Leadership: Insights & Reflections

Barry Jones

This collection of insights from Barry Jones includes new and updated reflections on the big issues and concerns locally, nationally and internationally.Understand more about the key immediate and long term issues and...

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