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 Read reviewThe Mother Wound

The Mother Wound

Amani Haydar

A story of female resilience and the role of motherhood in the home and in the world, Amani Haydar uses her own strength to help other survivors find their voices.

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 Read reviewFury

Fury

Kathryn Heyman

A raw, painfully honest, heartbreaking account of a young woman raising herself out of abuse and poverty to become her own hero.

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How to Endo: A guide to surviving and thriving with endometriosis

How to Endo: A guide to surviving and thriving with endometriosis

Bridget Hustwaite

A vibrant, empowering guide to surviving and thriving with endometriosis, from triple j presenter and endometriosis advocate Bridget Hustwaite.

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 Read reviewEmotional Female

Emotional Female

Yumiko Kadota

Emotional Female charts Kadota's rugged journey through ambition and dedication to exploitation and eventual collapse - and beyond.

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 Read reviewThe Shape of Sound

The Shape of Sound

Fiona Murphy

A vivid and essential memoir of deafness, disability and identity by Australian writer Fiona Murphy

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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

Veronica Gorrie

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.

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 Read reviewLate Bloomer: How an Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life

Late Bloomer: How an Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life

Clem Bastow

Clem Bastow grew up feeling like she'd missed a key memo on human behaviour. Then at age 36 she received a life-changing diagnosis: she was autistic.

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 Read reviewLies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Lies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Claire G. Coleman

A deeply personal exploration of Australia's colonisation past, present and future by one of Australia's finest contemporary authors​.

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 Read reviewEating with My Mouth Open

Eating with My Mouth Open

Sam van Zweden

Eating with My Mouth Open is food writing like you've never seen before: honest, brave, and exceptionally tasty. Lyrically written, Sam van Zweden offers a millennial response to classic food writers, revelling in body positivity...

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 Read reviewTrivial Grievances

Trivial Grievances

Bridie Jabour

An oddly optimistic, witty and insightful generation-defining book for a lost generation, the miserable Millennials, from Bridie Jabour, opinion editor at Guardian Australia

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Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons

Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons

Thomas Mayor

Dear Son shares heartfelt letters written by First Nations men about life, masculinity, love, culture and racism.

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Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud

Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud

Mehreen Faruqi

A no-holds-barred memoir and outspoken manifesto from Senator, role model, and modern Australian hero Mehreen Faruqi.

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 Read reviewPhosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Julia Baird

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us...

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 Read reviewCar Crash: A Memoir

Car Crash: A Memoir

Lech Blaine

What is it like to survive a crash that kills your best friends, and how do you move on? From an exceptional debut writer comes a stunning memoir about grief, perseverance and courage.

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No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian

Written in secrecy on a contraband mobile phone from Manus detention centre by journalist Behrouz Boochani, No Friend but the Mountains became the bestselling, award-winning book of 2018.

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After the Tampa

After the Tampa

Abbas Nazari

The heart-rending story of a child 'Tampa' refugee who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere.

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The Watermill

The Watermill

Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable applies his lyrical sensitivity and respect to this collection highlighting human compassion and resilience

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 Read reviewThe Believer

The Believer

Sarah Krasnostein

From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.     

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 Read reviewNo Document

No Document

Anwen Crawford

No Document is an urgent, groundbreaking work of non-fiction that reimagines the boundaries that divide us - as people, nations and species - and asks how we can create forms of solidarity that endure.

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 Read reviewOne Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995

One Day I’ll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995

Helen Garner

In this second volume of diaries from one of Australia's greatest writers, we see Garner in love; asking herself questions about relationships, individuality, morality and contentment.      

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 Read reviewMy Year of Living Vulnerably

My Year of Living Vulnerably

Rick Morton

From Rick Morton, the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt comes a dazzlingly brilliant book about love, trauma and recovery, My Year of Living Vulnerably.

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 Read reviewTracker

Tracker

Alexis Wright

Miles Franklin-winning author Alexis Wright has crafted a memoir in story form of the charismatic Indigenous leader Tracker Tilmouth, and an epic portrait of a important period in the political life of Australia, reminiscent in...

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The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister

Annika Smethurst

The first definitive biography of Australia's thirtieth prime minister, Scott Morrison.

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 Read reviewEggshell Skull

Eggshell Skull

Bri Lee

A fiercely intelligent, heartbreakingly honest memoir and feminist call to arms in the tradition of Fight Like A Girl

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 Special price Read reviewNo Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

No Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

Brodie Lancaster

No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir about pop culture, pop music, feminism and feelings from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster. Shortlisted for the Richell Prize 2015.

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 Read reviewSex, Lies and Question Time

Sex, Lies and Question Time

Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis bursts the Canberra bubble to reveal what life is like for our female MPs, and why it's the best and worst job in the world.

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Any Ordinary Day

Any Ordinary Day

Leigh Sales

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality -...

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Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, poetry and...

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 Read reviewThe Three Burials of Lotty Kneen

The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen

Krissy Kneen

From Stella Prize-shortlisted author Krissy Kneen comes an intergenerational study of family-a journey into memory, trauma and the lifelong secrets of a towering matriarch.

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All About Yves: Notes from a Transition

All About Yves: Notes from a Transition

Yves Rees

A timely and thought-provoking memoir about the trans experience.

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Everything Harder Than Everyone Else: Why some of us push our bodies to extremes

Everything Harder Than Everyone Else: Why some of us push our bodies to extremes

Jenny Valentish

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 Special priceLast Shot

Last Shot

Jock Zonfrillo, Jimmy Barnes

A coming-of-age memoir of addiction, ambition and redemption in the high-stakes world of Michelin star kitchens.

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The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

Gideon Haigh

The Brilliant Boy is a feat of remarkable historical perception, deep research and masterful storytelling. It confirms Gideon Haigh as not only our finest cricket writer, but one of our best writers of non-fiction. 

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 Read reviewMy Friend Fox

My Friend Fox

Heidi Everett

An exquisite literary memoir about the the wonder, the humour, and the realities that exist beyond what is printed in a mental health file

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Daring to Fly

Daring to Fly

Lisa Millar

A story about conquering fear and finding joy ... a girl from country Queensland who found a way to see (and report on) trauma and horror, while still holding on to joy.

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