Literature

Two Cultures, One Story New!

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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To My Country To My Country New!

To My Country

To My CountryBen Lawson, illustrated by Bruce Whatley Ben Lawson was preparing for another Christ...

To My CountryBen Lawson, illustrated by Bruce Whatley Ben Lawson was preparing for another Christmas away from home when the Black Summer bushfires began to burn their way across Australia's eastern coast. As the bushfires continued to rage into the new year on an unprecedented scale, Ben, feeling angry, helpless and broken-hearted as he watched the devastation from across the ocean, sat down and put his feelings into words. 'To My Country' is an ode to the endurance of the Australian spirit ...

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Pushing Back New!

Pushing Back

Pushing BackJohn Kinsella "The tall trees nearby called them up and red-tailed black cockatoos ca...

Pushing BackJohn Kinsella "The tall trees nearby called them up and red-tailed black cockatoos carried messages to them that they told no one else about." 'Pushing Back' is John Kinsella's most haunting and timely fiction to date. It is populated with eccentric, compelling characters, drifters, unlikely friendships, the silences of dissolving relationships, haunted dwellings and lonely highways, the ghosts of cleared bushland and the threats of right-wing nationalists and senseless destructio...

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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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Stories of Perth

Stories of Perth

Various authors In 2013 Seizure teamed up with Sweatshop to produce an anthology of Sydney writer...

Various authors In 2013 Seizure teamed up with Sweatshop to produce an anthology of Sydney writers that showcased a different side of the city. This time, we’ve headed out west to draw on the best new talent we can find to tell the stories of Perth we wouldn’t expect. From the crisis of meth addiction, the pressure of keeping up appearances and the unexpected presence of peacocks, this is a rich and wide-ranging anthology. Funny, challenging and wide-ranging, these stories and essays come fro...

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Where the Fruit Falls

Where the Fruit Falls

Karen Wyld Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 An ancient ocean roars un...

Karen Wyld Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 An ancient ocean roars under the red dirt. Hush. Be still for just a moment. Hear its thunder-ing waves crashing on unseen shores. Spanning four generations, with a focus on the 1960s and 70s, an era of rapid social change and burgeoning Aboriginal rights, 'Where the Fruit Falls' is a re-imagining of the epic Australian novel. Brigid Devlin, a young Aboriginal woman, and her twin daughters navigate a troubled nation of Fi...

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Honeybee

Honeybee

Craig Silvey 'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam...

Craig Silvey 'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below. At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette. The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to t...

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Bluebird by Malcolm Knox

Bluebird

BluebirdMalcolm Knox A house perched impossibly on a cliff overlooking the stunning, iconic Blueb...

BluebirdMalcolm Knox A house perched impossibly on a cliff overlooking the stunning, iconic Bluebird Beach. Prime real estate, yet somehow not real estate at all, The Lodge is, like those who live in it, falling apart. Gordon Grimes has become the accidental keeper of this last relic of an endangered world. He lives in The Lodge with his wife Kelly who is trying to leave him, their son Ben who will do anything to save him, his goddaughter Lou who is hiding from her troubles, and Leonie, the f...

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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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Australia's Beating Heart Australias Beating Heart

Australias Beating Heart

Australia's Beating Heart This stunning book is a celebration of Australia’s beautiful landscapes...

Australia's Beating Heart This stunning book is a celebration of Australia’s beautiful landscapes and people, this anthology features the country’s most esteemed storytellers, including Andrew Barton, ‘Banjo’ Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar, Henry Lawson, C.J. Dennis and many more. Be inspired by great feats of horsemanship and hard yakka, moved by the pain of separation and the joy of true love, and heartened by exploits of endurance, mateship and service. Hand-selected by Australian bush poetr...

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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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