Literature

The Islands

The Islands

The IslandsEmily Brugman In the mid-1950s, a small group of Finnish migrants set up camp on Littl...

The IslandsEmily Brugman In the mid-1950s, a small group of Finnish migrants set up camp on Little Rat, a tiny island in an archipelago off the coast of Western Australia. The crayfishing industry is in its infancy, and the islands, haunted though they are by past shipwrecks, possess an indefinable allure. Drawn here by tragedy, Onni Saari is soon hooked by the stark beauty of the landscape and the slivers of jutting coral onto which the crayfishers build their precarious huts. Could these re...

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Treasure and Dirt

Treasure and Dirt

Treasure and DirtChris Hammer An unputdownable standalone thriller from the bestselling author of...

Treasure and DirtChris Hammer An unputdownable standalone thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands.In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable young people and billionaires do as they please.Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine. Nothing about the miner's death is straightforward, not even who found the body. Sydney homicide detective Ivan Luc...

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Love Stories

Love Stories

Love StoriesUplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of 'Boy...

Love StoriesUplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of 'Boy Swallows Universe'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?' A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of thirty years. A divorced mother has a secret love affair with a priest. A geologist discovers a three-minute video recorded by his wife before she died. A tree lopper's heart...

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A Home Like Ours

A Home Like Ours

A Home Like OursFiona Lowe A picturesque small town, a cosy community garden, a facade of toleran...

A Home Like OursFiona Lowe A picturesque small town, a cosy community garden, a facade of tolerance and acceptance - but when three women with wildly different loyalties come together, what secrets and lies will be revealed? A timely novel exploring prejudice and privilege, from bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe. Tara Hooper is at breaking point. With two young children, a business in a town struggling under an unexpected crime wave, and her husband more interested in his cricket team ...

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The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost WordsPip Williams In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from...

The Dictionary of Lost WordsPip Williams In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and un...

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Lucky-Child: The Secret

Lucky-Child: The Secret

Lucky-Child: The SecretDr Chelinay Gates Answering her dying great grandmother's call, Lucy is lu...

Lucky-Child: The SecretDr Chelinay Gates Answering her dying great grandmother's call, Lucy is lured into the dark red heart of Australia's Great Sandy Desert. Indigenous mother tongues, Mangala and Wajarri exquisitely mimic the landscapes and evoke a feeling of timelessness that transports Lucy and the all-female search party into a Dreamtime World where she learns to respect the Lore, Country and herself. "Like the striking of an ancient gong, I heard my name Lucy Lucky-Child" "Impressed by...

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Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One StoryDr Robert Isaacs with Tanaz Byramji Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD ...

Two Cultures, One StoryDr Robert Isaacs with Tanaz Byramji Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD (Hon) has spent his life bridging the divide between white and black Australia. Taken from his mother as a baby, Robert was raised in institutions not knowing he had a family and not knowing he was Aboriginal. Enduring severe hardship, discipline and abuse at the hands of the Christian Brothers, Robert went out into the world at the age of 16 determined to make a life for himself and a family of h...

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Western Australia: As Youve Never Seen It

Western Australia: As Youve Never Seen It

"This book is about my adopted home, Western Australia. It's a seriously beautiful place, so I'll...

"This book is about my adopted home, Western Australia. It's a seriously beautiful place, so I'll ask you to forgive me if some of my pictures and verses seem a little irreverent. It's just the way I am." - Jim Ward This book features Jim Ward's quirky artwork and poems about well known places around Western Australia.

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All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

All Our Shimmering Skies

All Our Shimmering SkiesTrent Dalton Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Mo...

All Our Shimmering SkiesTrent Dalton Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. The treasure lies...

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A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

A Room Made of Leaves

A Room Made of LeavesKate Grenville What if Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of the notorious John Macar...

A Room Made of LeavesKate Grenville What if Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in the earliest days of Sydney, had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? And what if novelist Kate Grenville had miraculously found and published it? That’s the starting point for 'A Room Made of Leaves', a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented.Marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her heart, the search for power in a society that gave women...

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Phosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes darkJulia Baird O...

Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes darkJulia Baird Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to the science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achiev...

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The Future Keepers

The Future Keepers

Nandi Chinna The poems in The Future Keepers honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecolo...

Nandi Chinna The poems in The Future Keepers honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecologies. They navigate the poet's own embodied experiences of change and succession - of family, community and place. From the research scientists, gardeners, birds and plants of Kings Park, to the activism and ecosystems of the Beeliar Wetlands, to the poet's own inherited landscapes, these poems evoke mutuality and exchange in speaking of the gifts we receive from being open to encounters with othe...

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