Non-fiction books 2018

A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing 43 Students

A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing 43 Students

Anabel Hernandez

The definitive account of the mass disappearance of 43 Mexican students and the government that tried to cover it up

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 Read reviewEducated

Educated

Tara Westover

An extraordinary memoir about a woman's discovery of education, its transformative power and the price she has to pay for it.

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The Library Book

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

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The Social Leap: how and why humans connect

The Social Leap: how and why humans connect

William von Hippel

Our chimpish ancestors were superbly adapted to a life of leaping through the trees. To survive on the savannah, they had to make a social leap - a change that drives us still today.

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Craftfulness

Craftfulness

Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin

An engaging, friendly and inspiring celebration of all things creativity and craft, while emphasising the huge mental benefits of making things with your hands.

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Ancient Skies: Constellation Mythology of the Greeks

Ancient Skies: Constellation Mythology of the Greeks

David Weston Marshall

Ancient Skies brings the belief systems of the classical world to shining life.

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 Special priceLittle Dancer Aged Fourteen

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

Camille Laurens, Willard Wood

This absorbing, heartfelt work tells the story of the real dancer behind Degas's now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century bohemian life of Paris.    

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The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

Peter Frankopan

When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date,...

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Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A collection of the greatest letters in history, charting world-shaping events and revealing the unique personalities of some of history's most famous figures

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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Rebecca Traister

From the New York Times-bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.

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Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Jeanette Winterson, Emmeline Pankhurst

One hundred years after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men alike to continue the fight. ...

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Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History

Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

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The End of the End of the Earth

The End of the End of the Earth

Jonathan Franzen

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections

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The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

Nancy Campbell

A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place, which will appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing.

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Heart: A History

Heart: A History

Sandeep Jauhar

A doctor's inspiring obsession with the heart, seamlessly combining history, gripping scenes from the operating theatre and a moving personal story

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Places We Swim: Exploring Australia's Best Beaches, Pools, Waterfalls, Lakes, Hot Springs and Gorges

Places We Swim: Exploring Australia’s Best Beaches, Pools, Waterfalls, Lakes, Hot Springs and Gorges

Dillon Seitchik-Reardon, Caroline Clements

This beautiful photographic and curated travel guide celebrates Australia's long-standing connection to water

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Crossing The Line: How Australian Cricket Lost its Way

Crossing The Line: How Australian Cricket Lost its Way

Gideon Haigh

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Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

Peter Jones (Author)

A revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality and the problems of old age, from the author of Veni, Vidi, Vici.

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Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Sebastian Smee

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The White Darkness

The White Darkness

David Grann

By the Sunday Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with colour photographs

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence

Kristen Ghodsee

This brilliantly witty and expert book explains why capitalism is rigged against women and what to do about it.     

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By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

Dalton

Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.

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Australia - What Happened?

Australia - What Happened?

Ben Pobjie

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Going Postal: More Than 'Yes' or 'No'

Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Quinn Eades, Son Vivienne

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Beastie Boys Book

Beastie Boys Book

Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself - by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante,...

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 Special priceSeashaken Houses

Seashaken Houses

Tom Nancollas

An enthralling history of Britain's historic rock lighthouses, exploring the enduring appeal of these magnificent, isolated sentinels.     

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Top Stocks 2019

Top Stocks 2019

Roth

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 Special priceInadvertent

Inadvertent

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey

The second book in the Why I Write series provides generous insight into the creative process of the award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard

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My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

David Marr

David Marr is the rarest of breeds: one of Australia's most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. In Marr's hands, those things we call reportage and...

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These Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.

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 Read reviewMad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Colm Toibin

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Toibin turns his incisive gaze to three of Ireland's greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, and their earliest influences: their fathers.

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Adam Spencer's Top 100

Adam Spencer’s Top 100

Adam Spencer

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The King's War

The King’s War

Mark Logue, Peter Conradi

The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech

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 Read reviewThe Dinosaur Artist

The Dinosaur Artist

Paige Williams

New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale.       

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

Sohaila Abdulali

Neither a memoir nor an academic study but a deeply personal and meticulously researched rallying cry and required reading for us all.

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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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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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How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

Julian Baggini

The first ever global overview of philosophy: how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished.     

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 Special priceInside Story: The First Ten Years

Inside Story: The First Ten Years

Peter Browne

In this collection published to mark the 10th anniversary of the highly regarded online publication Inside Story, leading thinkers and cultural critics navigate the key issues of the turbulent years that have marked Australian and...

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

John Pickrell

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and the universe, through to practical...

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I Think, Therefore I Draw

I Think, Therefore I Draw

Daniel Klein, Thomas Cathcart

The great philosophers live among us, and they've got some great punchlines

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Yes Yes Yes: Australia's Journey to Marriage Equality

Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s Journey to Marriage Equality

Shirleene Robinson, Alex Greenwich

A compelling, moving account of the long journey to marriage equality in Australia. Yes Yes Yes, written by two advocates intimately involved in the struggle for marriage equality, reveals the untold story of how a grassroots...

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Steam Australia: Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

Steam Australia: Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

Tim Fischer

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 Special pricePicturing the Pacific

Picturing the Pacific

James Taylor

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings--a sensational...

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 Read reviewThrough the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Through the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Ed Moreno, Caio Fernando Abreu

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For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

Aaron Pegram, Craig Blanch

The Victoria Cross is the highest award given to members of the Commonwealth military forces for acts of extreme bravery in battle. There is no greater honour, award or accolade. For Valour tells the fascinating story of the 100...

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Living and Loving in Diversity

Living and Loving in Diversity

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Sad and funny, sexy and sensitive, angry and insightful: the deeply personal stories in this book reflect a rainbow of experiences and emotions, as diverse as the storytellers themselves. Join chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli...

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The Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War

The Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War

Mark Urban

From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the events that led to the Skripal poisoning

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 Special pricePrimate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

Christine Armstrong

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 Read reviewThe Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

Sam Twyford-Moore

Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids is an extraordinary personal memoir peppered with film and literary criticism, as well as family history. It manages to be both a wild ride and...

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Trigger Warnings

Trigger Warnings

Jeff Sparrow

Donald Trump is the Thing-that-should-not-be.

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The Bulldog Track

The Bulldog Track

Peter Phelps

This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track', a story that has never been told. Seventy-five years later, Tom's grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing the unforgettable tale of resilience...

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The Land Before Avocado

The Land Before Avocado

Richard Glover

The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. 

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 Read reviewThe World Was Whole

The World Was Whole

Fiona Wright

The follow-up to Fiona Wright's essay collection Small Acts of Disappearance - winner of the Nita B. Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for Non-fiction, shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Award for...

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Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Damien Cahill, Phillip Toner

Leading economists assess the costs and benefits of privatisation, deregulation, marketisation and other neoliberal reforms that have dominated Australian economic policy since the 1980s.

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Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Graeme Davison

A public intellectual known for his deeply humane approach to social and urban issues, Hugh Stretton's thinking has influenced Australian public debates for many decades. Fundamentally, Stretton wanted to make Australia fairer.

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Janesville: An American Story

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down - but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around...

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Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection

Katherine Aigner

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the history of humanity through art. The Indigenous Australian collection is a little known...

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The Barefoot Investor for Families

The Barefoot Investor for Families

Pape

The new book from Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor.  

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Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

Matthew Walker

The phenomenal bestseller that's starting a sleep revolution, now in paperback.

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Hoodwinked

Hoodwinked

Kerry-Anne Walsh

Pauline Hanson claims to represent the average Australian but The Stalking of Julia Gillard's Kerry-Anne Walsh has discovered nothing could be further from the truth.   

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The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

Christina Twomey

Follows the stories of 15,000 Australian prisoners of war from the moment they were released by the Japanese at the end of World War II. Their struggle to rehabilitate themselves and to win compensation and acknowledgement from...

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Roar

Roar

Samantha Lane

A celebration of the wonderful characters of the AFLW and the remarkable success of the new Women's League.

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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Camilla Nelson, Rachel Robertson

What's behind the rise of the mummy bullies? Coerced by the media, interrogated by other mothers, frowned upon even by those who are closest to them, the mothers of today face a barrage of criticism.

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Call Them by Their True Names

Call Them by Their True Names

Rebecca Solnit

An essential new collection of essays from the bestselling phenomenon Rebecca Solnit calling for reflection and context, activism and hope.  

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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

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 Read reviewBoys Will be Boys

Boys Will be Boys

Clementine Ford

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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Huw Lewis-Jones

A team of distinguished and internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators share their personal insights into the maps they love, the maps they use and the maps that set them dreaming.

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Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance

Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance

Anna Haebich

Dancing in Shadows explores the power of Indigenous performance pitted against the forces of settler colonisation. Historian Anna Haebich documents how the Nyungar people of Western Australia strategically and courageously adapted...

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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

Mr James Dorey

Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's native bees.

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The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

Michael Lewis

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? Stay tuned.

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Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma

Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma

Heather Turgeon, Julie Wright

A powerful new parenting book that gives flustered parents the exact words to use to solve any sticky parenting situation!

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 Read reviewPapa Goose

Papa Goose

Michael Quetting, Jane Billinghurst

Being father to a gaggle of goslings that won't let you out of their sight is a full-time job...

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Rage Becomes Her

Rage Becomes Her

Soraya Chemaly

A conversation-shifting book urging 21st-century women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it as a tool for positive change

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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story

Giles Milton

The definitive soldier-on-the-beach account of the greatest invasion in history

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The Colossus of New York

The Colossus of New York

Colson Whitehead

In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will...

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Rocket Men

Rocket Men

Robert Kurson

Fifty years ago, Christmas 1968, Man first orbited the Moon. This book tells the inside story of that epic journey.

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Reason & Lovelessness: Essays, Reviews and Encounters, 1980-2017

Reason & Lovelessness: Essays, Reviews and Encounters, 1980-2017

Barry Hill

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Break-up Boss

Break-up Boss

Zoe Foster Blake

Break-ups suck but you don't have to suck at break-ups.

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How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes this time)

How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes this time)

Ryan North

Get ready to make history better...     

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Europe: A Natural History

Europe: A Natural History

Tim Flannery

About 100 million years ago, the interaction of three continents-Asia, North America and Africa-formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the Europe of today, a place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high...

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Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion

Clive Hamilton

In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did...

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Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

Stuart Coupe

This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets. ...

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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer

A ground-breaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.

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The Big Four

The Big Four

Stuart Kells, Ian D. Gow

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Sundays in Paris

Sundays in Paris

Yasmin Zeinab

Author Yasmin Zeinab shares with readers an insight into Paris' growing specialty coffee culture and brunch scene, as well as highlighting the best museums, gardens, shops and markets. Now you too can experience the best of Paris...

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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Katherine Ormerod

A no-holds-barred, no-filter look at what social media is doing to us as a society, and how we can deconstruct the online fantasy to change our own attitudes about modern womanhood.

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Heidegger and the Jews: The Black Notebooks

Heidegger and the Jews: The Black Notebooks

Donatella Di Cesare

Philosophers have long struggled to reconcile Martin Heidegger's involvement in Nazism with his status as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century. The recent publication of his Black Notebooks has served to reignite...

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Rewording the Brain

Rewording the Brain

David Astle

Master wordsmith and crossword guru David Astle shows how cryptic crosswords can boost your brain power and improve your memory and cognitive capacity.   

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Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy

Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy

Lynne Segal

What is the true meaning of happiness? Lynne Segal explores the radical potential of being together

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Growing Pains: the future of democracy (and work)

Growing Pains: the future of democracy (and work)

Gwynne Dyer

We are now living in a world where Brexit and Trump are daily realities. But how did this come about? And what does it mean for the future?

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 Read review21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

What do we really need to know in today's world? In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment

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Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

Joy McCann

Flowing completely around the Earth and unimpeded by any landmass, the Southern Ocean reaches from the seasonally-shifting ice continent of Antarctica to the southern coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America...

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On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers

On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers

Ceridwen Dovey

With tenderness and insight, Ceridwen Dovey draws on personal history to explore the Nobel Prize-winner's work - how his books 'do theory' on themselves - while also tracing the intellectual heritage that has been passed from...

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Serhii Plokhy

A dramatic, minute-by-minute account of one of the most shattering events of the Cold War, from an award-winning writer and historian.   

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Creativity Crisis: Toward a Post-Constructivist Educational Future

Creativity Crisis: Toward a Post-Constructivist Educational Future

Robert Nelson

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 Read reviewThe Year Everything Changed: 2001

The Year Everything Changed: 2001

Phillipa McGuinness

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On Michael Jackson

On Michael Jackson

Margo Jefferson

Pulitzer Prize-winner Margo Jefferson takes on the legend and legacy of the King of Pop.

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 Read reviewDiving for Seahorses: The Science and Secrets of Memory

Diving for Seahorses: The Science and Secrets of Memory

Hilde Ostby, Ylva Ostby

What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory?  

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Dopesick

Dopesick

Beth Macy

A portrait of the devastating opioid crisis in America from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.

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 Read reviewDeep Time Dreaming

Deep Time Dreaming

Billy Griffiths

'People would have known about Australia before they saw it. Smoke billowing above the sea spoke of a land that lay beyond the horizon. A dense cloud of migrating birds may have pointed the way. But the first Australians were...

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Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

Paul Kenyon

A vivid, heartbreaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence.

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The Suitcase Baby

The Suitcase Baby

Tanya Bretherton

SYDNEY, 1923: a suitcase washed up on a harbourside beach reveals its grisly contents - and from there, an extraordinary story unfolds.

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 Read reviewAxiomatic

Axiomatic

Maria Tumarkin

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

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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

David E. Sanger

From the premiere New York Times Washington correspondent, a stunning and incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security, and bringing us to the brink of global war.

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One: Valuing the Single Life

One: Valuing the Single Life

Clare Payne

Offers a new perspective on the lives of single people. One gives insight to the once maligned and now increasingly chosen status of being single. It is an inspiring call to politicians, business leaders and individuals,...

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Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up

Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up

Gabrielle Chan

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Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Ken Inglis, Seumas Spark, Dr Jay Winter, Carol Bunyan

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 Read reviewBalancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Balancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Justin Wolfers & Erin Riley (eds)

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Korea: Where the American Century Began

Korea: Where the American Century Began

Michael Pembroke, Hon Justice

The Korean peninsula has had a troubled history but nothing quite compares with the tragedy of its American-inspired division in the twentieth century. Korea tells the story of the peninsula with compassion for the people of the...

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 Read reviewThe Water Will Come

The Water Will Come

Jeff Goodell

A deeply reported look at how water is pouring into our cities via the global crisis of rising sea levels

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Couchsurfing in Iran

Couchsurfing in Iran

Stephan Orth

A modern-day glimpse into the surprising reality of life in Iran.

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Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking

Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking

Rachel Love Nuwer

An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking - the poachers, the traders, and the customers - and of those fighting against it.   

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Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Erin Rhoads

Waste Not is your practical guide to start tackling waste at your own pace.

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A Zero Waste Life

A Zero Waste Life

Anita Vandyke

Want to make a change but don't know where to start? The practical thirty-day guide to radically reducing your waste by 80%, from waste warrior Anita Vandyke.

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Hugh Mackay (AUTHOR)

A courageous and passionately argued treatise on how we harness the power of the new era to create a stronger, fairer society.

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I Feel You: A Journey to the Far Reaches of Empathy

I Feel You: A Journey to the Far Reaches of Empathy

Cris Beam

Every generation, a phrase enters our consciousness. In the sixties it was civil rights; in the eighties, it was self-esteem; now our word is empathy.

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 Read reviewWelcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton

A completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

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The Hope Circuit

The Hope Circuit

Martin Seligman

One of the most important psychologists alive today tells the story of the transformation of modern psychology through the lens of his own career and change of heart.

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Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths

Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.

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 Special priceDominion: A History of England Volume V

Dominion: A History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England.

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Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Deborah Snow

The powerful and uncompromising story of what happened inside the Lindt Cafe and why the police response went so tragically wrong

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The Hidden Life of Trees : The Illustrated Edition

The Hidden Life of Trees : The Illustrated Edition

Peter Wohlleben

In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers' eyes to the wonders and amazing processes at work in the forest. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to...

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to...

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 Special pricePower of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

In Power of the Pedal, cycling journalist Rupert Guinness reveals 200 years of the bike in Australia, covering not only its place in Australian everyday life but also the big races, here and abroad. Along the way, read about...

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Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader - Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader - Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

Laura Tingle

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Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase

Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World’s Longest Sea Chase

Kjetil Saeter, Eskil Engdal

Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.

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Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Untrue

Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Untrue

Wednesday Martin

A jaw-dropping re-evaluation of everything we thought we knew about men, women, and sex.

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On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

Christos Tsiolkas

In this passionate and electrifying short book, Christos Tsiolkas writes about his year spent reading Patrick White, of his ‘discovery and rediscovery of White as a writer.' The result is a vivid introduction to and...

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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

Jesmyn Ward

A timely and ground-breaking collection of essays and poems about race in America from some of its most unique and powerful voices

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 Read reviewThe Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

Jurgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen

An insightful look inside the life of a hive and the bees that make it a home.

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Helen Jukes

A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping a colony of honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun

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Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Mr Guilfoyle’s Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William...

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 Read reviewOn Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time

Robert Manne

A stunning new collection of essays from Australia's leading public intellectual.

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Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

Daniel Siegel

This ground-breaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.

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 Read reviewThe Edge of Memory

The Edge of Memory

Patrick Nunn

In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found in a history textbook over the version of history retold by a friend - after all, human memory is...

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2062: The World that AI Made

2062: The World that AI Made

Toby Walsh

What does a world of smart machines actually look like? AI expert Toby Walsh predicts the state of work, war, politics, economics, everyday life and death in the not-too-distant future, when we will live with machines as...

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The Templars

The Templars

Dan Jones

The remarkable story of the Knights Templar - the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.

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The Doctor's Diet

The Doctor’s Diet

Dr. Sandro Demaio

Australian doctor and star of ABC TV's Ask the Doctor presents a clear path to good health with his simple and effective eating plan and recipes.

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The Women's Brain Book

The Women’s Brain Book

Dr Sarah McKay

For women, understanding how the brain works during the key stages of life - in utero, childhood, puberty and adolescence, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause and old age - is essential to their health. Dr Sarah McKay is a...

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Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

Thomas Page McBee

An exploration of modern masculinity by the first transgender man to box at Madison Square Garden

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Robert Wright

From one of America's most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.

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Outnumbered

Outnumbered

David Sumpter

'Featuring Cambridge analytica' -- on cover.

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Best We Forget

Best We Forget

Peter Cochrane

Best We Forget will challenge what you currently believe about twentieth-century Australian history

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 Read reviewSmall Wrongs

Small Wrongs

Kate Rossmanith

H is for Hawk meets Helen Garner: this fascinating memoir brings extraordinary insight to the huge topics of justice, love and remorse.

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Adani and the War Over Coal

Adani and the War Over Coal

Quentin Beresford

Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock its politics into the fossil fuel age. This book exlores the role of the Adani Carmichael mine in the conflict over coal. We see the rise of a fossil...

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James B. Comey, Jr.

A chronicle of never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of Comey's career.

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Serving Our Country

Serving Our Country

Joan Beaumont, Allison Cadzow

After decades of silence, Serving Our Country is the first comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's participation in the Australian defence forces. This book reveals the courage, resilience and...

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 Read reviewA History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Raj Patel, Jason W. Moore

Nature, Money, Work, Care, Food, Energy, and Lives.

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Blue Lake

Blue Lake

David Sornig

I'm here already, in the bleak, awful hour on Dudley Flats in which the final dereliction of Elsie Williams will come to pass. I'm beginning with it, so you won't be under any illusion as to how it ends.

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RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

David Holmgren

This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a...

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Romance Was Born

Romance Was Born

Anna Plunkett, Luke Sales, Georgina Safe

The fully illustrated story of one of the most successful Australian fashion houses of the last 15 years. Romance Was Born collections are lavish, larger than life, iconic and iconaclastic, and this gorgeous book is a celebration...

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Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

Richard Denniss

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Quarterly Essay 69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia's Future

Quarterly Essay 69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future

Mark McKenna

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past. Indigenous recognition and a new push for a republic await action.

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 Read reviewSkin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Skin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Sonya Voumard

Stella Prize long-listed author Sonya Voumard's Skin in the Game is original, incisive, and hugely entertaining.

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The Beekeeper of Sinjar: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

The Beekeeper of Sinjar: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

Dunya Mikhail, Max Weiss

In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS.   

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War on Peace

War on Peace

Ronan Farrow

A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow. This is one of the most important books of our...

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Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin

An essential collection of the astute and powerful non-fiction writing of the great Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Sunburnt Country

Sunburnt Country

Joelle Gergis

What does climate change in Australia really look like?

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How We Desire

How We Desire

Carolin Emcke

A genre-busting, thoughtful exploration of sexuality and identity by one of Germany's most admired writers in the vein of Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss and Emily Witt.

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