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The trouble with twelth grave

Darynda Jones

Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidently trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone, bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings, some corporeal, some not so much, as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up. Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture - the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford - out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?

The book of dirt

Bram Presser

The Book of Dirt is a love story, a riveting survivors' tale, and a grandson's quest to learn about his grandparents' extraordinary lives. The author's family built myths around them- Jakub was a teacher in the camps, keeping the children busy until it was their turn to be killed; Dasa laid the railway sleepers on the tracks that brought her fellow Jews to their deaths. When they died, their stories went with them. Then came the cracks. Everything the author thought he knew was wrong. In this story of two unlikely survivors, Bram Presser brilliantly imagines the fate of Jakub, deported to Auschwitz and to Theresienstadt, where it was rumoured after the war that he had sorted through thousands of Jewish texts confiscated for a so-called Nazi Museum of the Extinct Race. The Book of Dirt is also the story of Frantiska, her fraught marriage in Prague, and how she and her two eldest daughters, Dasa and Irena, miraculously survived the camps. The Book of Dirt is a completely original, page-turning novel about family myths and Jewish myths. And it is a heart-warming story about a grandson's devotion to the power of writing, storytelling and his family's legacy.

Oath of Honour

Matthew Betley

Logan West and John Quick are sent to Alaska to investigate the possible presence of a Russian black ops team on a mission to steal American next-generation technology. The violent confrontation that follows triggers a global search for the stolen assets and threatens to pit the United States against China in a looming shadow-war and technology race.
 

Atlantic Black

A. S. Patric

A seventeen-year-old girl called Katerina Klova is travelling with her mother. The story begins with the collapse of Katerina's mother, a complete psychotic breakdown, leaving Katerina alone for the first time in her life. This novel subtly explores the legacy of violence, of how the First World War precipitated the Second World War, and with this narrative lens we can understand the ongoing nature of violence now. Through the perceptive intelligence of Katerina Klova, and her own family's place within a fracturing world, we see the way trauma is passed from one generation to another. The story takes place over one day and night, New Year's Eve, 1939. The RMS Aquitania steams across the Atlantic ocean--on the horizon the world is about to explode.

Little secrets

Anna Snoekstra

An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town's courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside. The clock is ticking for Rose Blakey. With nothing but rejections from newspapers piling up, her job pulling beers for cops at the local tavern isn't nearly enough to cover rent. Rose needs a story, a big one. In the weeks after the courthouse fire, precise porcelain replicas of Colmstock's daughters begin turning up on doorsteps, terrifying parents and testing the limits of the town's already fractured police force.

Clear to the horizon

Dave Warner

In 1999, a number of young women go missing in the Perth suburb of Claremont. One body is discovered. Others are never seen again. Snowy Lane (City of Light) is hired as a private investigator but neither he nor the cops can find the serial killer. Sixteen years later, another case brings Snowy to Broome, where he teams up with Dan Clement (Before It Breaks) and an incidental crime puts them back on the Claremont case. Clear to the Horizon is a nail-biting Aussie-style thriller, based on one of the great unsolved crimes in Western Australia's recent history. Its twists and turns will keep you guessing to the end.

A rightful place : a road map to recognition

Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised in the constitution. In this essential book, several leading indigenous writers and thinkers provide a road map to recognition. These eloquent essays show what constitutional recognition means, and what it could make possible- a fairer relationship and a renewed appreciation of an ancient culture. With remarkable clarity and power, they traverse law, history and culture to map the path to change. The contributors to A Rightful Place are Noel Pearson, Stan Grant, Rachel Perkins, Damien Freeman, Rod Little and Jackie Huggins. 

Australian bush superfoods : plant-based recipes at home

Lily Alice and Thomas O'Quinn

Australia's unique native ingredients boast nutritional and medicinal benefits that cannot be found anywhere else. From the Kakadu plum with its unmatched vitamin C content, to Bunya nuts that contain natural antibacterial properties, knowledge of these superfoods has been passed down in Aboriginal cultures for thousands of years. This cookbook features Australia’s most interesting and beneficial bush superfoods, with beautiful illustrations and information on where they grow, traditional Indigenous uses, nutritional benefits, and advice on how to use them in your home kitchen. You can then follow an easy plant-based recipe, such as Sweet Potato Toast with Finger Lime Guacamole, or Spiced Apple and Riberry Chia Pudding, to enjoy the health benefits yourself! No matter whether you live in the city or the outback, you too can discover the foods that nourished the first peoples of this land.

Uncommon type : some stories

Tom Hanks

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

Simply bread

Of all food stuffs we love to eat, few evoke more emotion than bread. At its simplest, this staple is little more than flour, water, yeast and salt, yet combined, produce endless possibilities. This beautiful book is not only full of recipes for basic breads, sourdoughs, gluten-free loaves, sweet breads and pastries, it also contains tips on techniques and step-by-step photographs. It's a must-have reference for every home baker.

Finding my virginity : the new autobiography

Richard Branson

50 years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality, and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good. Following on from where bestselling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride with the enigmatic entrepreneur.

The Chalk Pit

Elly Griffiths

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard that the network of old chalk-mining tunnels under Norwich is home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history - but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true? As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart - before it claims another victim.

Home is nearby

Magdalena McGuire

1980: the beginning of the Polish Crisis. Brought up in a small village, country-girl Ania arrives in the university city of Wroclaw to pursue her career as a sculptor. Here she falls in love with Dominik, an enigmatic writer at the centre of a group of bohemians and avant-garde artists who throw wild parties. When martial law is declared, their lives change overnight: military tanks appear on the street, curfews are introduced and the artists are driven underground. Together, Ania and Dominik fight back, pushing against the boundaries imposed by the authoritarian communist government. But at what cost?

How hard can it be?

Allison Pearson

Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way. Fifty, in Kate's mind, equals invisibility. And with hormones that have her in shackles, teenage children who need her there but won't talk to her and ailing parents who aren't coping, Kate is in the middle of a sandwich that she isn't even allowed to eat because of the calories. She's back at work after a big break at home, because somebody has to bring home the bacon now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness. But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by in her new workplace, her old client and flame Jack reappears - complicated doesn't even begin to cover it. This is a coming of age story for turning fifty. It's about so much more than a balancing act; it's about finding out who you are and what you need to feel alive when you've got used to being your own last priority.

Bluebird, Bluebird : a novel

Attica Locke

Southern fables usually went the other way around: a white woman killed or harmed in some way, real or imagined and then, like the moon follows the sun, a black man ends up dead. Highway 59 is the forgotten route that connects the backwood towns across the state of Texas. It's a place that the rest of the country seems to have left behind. But then two bodies wash up in a bayou outside the tiny town of Lark in three days: a well-to-do African-American lawyer from Chicago and a poor local white girl, barely nineteen. Darren Mathews is a Texas Ranger on the brink of indictment. His marriage is failing and he's losing himself to the bottle - until he hears about the murders. There is no clear connection between the two victims, but as fear and paranoia begin to grow, the town's racial tensions reach breaking point. Having grown up as a black man in Texas, Darren knows what is at stake, and risks everything to investigate the case. But the locals don't take kindly to a black Ranger asking too many questions, and Darren soon finds the target on his own back ... Suffused with the unique music and colour of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is both a page-turning thriller and a timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.

Our encounters with stalking

Stalking can be life changing and cause serious psychological distress to the victim. One in five women and one in ten men are stalked in their lifetime. These narratives are not filtered and sanitized by mental health professionals. Rather, they are in the unedited words of the people who lived these stories - the experts by experience.

The House

Simon Lelic

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. But that was a mistake. Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door. And now the police are watching them.

Karl, the universe and everything : almost everything you need to know about almost everything

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Learn about Dr Karl, the universe and everything, and discover how air-conditioning is sexist, how you can kill a spinning hard drive by shouting at it and how space junk is threatening our future capabilities for space travel. Could there be life on one of Saturn's moons? How much power could you collect from all the lightning on Earth? Why do books have book-smell? Why is 10 per cent of the Earth's land area prone to sinkholes? Why are some people chronically late? What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? Why do most people hardly remember anything from the first half-a-dozen years of their life? How close are we to the Artificial Uterus? Why do some songs turn into "earworms" and stick inside your brain? Why does your hotel room access card get wiped so easily? And is your home WiFi really spying on you?

Additive alert : your guide to safer shopping

Julie Eady

Australia today is facing a health crisis such as we have never seen before. Rates of cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, ADHD and behavioural disorders in our children are all alarmingly high. What is happening and what can we do to safeguard our own health and the health of our children? Our diets must be part of the problem and fixing our diets must be a large part of the solution. The use of food additives in our everyday foods has increased so rapidly over the past 50 years that it is getting difficult to find foods which are additive free. Although most food additives are safe, there are many which are known to be harmful. Additive Alert will tell you quickly and easily which ones you need to avoid and why.

ADHD go-to guide : facts and strategies for parents and teachers

Desiree Silva and Michelle Toner

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental-health condition in children and is present in most countries around the world. Although there is an abundance of literature on ADHD with plenty of scientific information, this condition remains controversial and often under-diagnosed. Many books have been written for parents about ADHD but most of them are quite scientific. They can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are a parent with some symptoms of ADHD yourself. This book is a go-to guide for parents and teachers, providing up-to-date knowledge in a simple, easy-to-read format. It is filled with information your doctor would like to provide, but is often unable to do so in the limited appointment times available. This book also gives a framework and practical tips for how you can manage and advocate for your child in different settings, with or without medication. It summarises evidence to date for medication and alternative therapies, examines commonly held beliefs about ADHD, and debunks myths. ADHD Go-To Guide book has been written by a developmental paediatrician (Desiree Silva) and an ADHD coach (Michele Toner), both of whom are passionate about improving the lives of children with ADHD and their families. They both have over 20 years of experience in the field and recognise the need for this practical guide.

Rag rugs, pillows, & more : over 30 ways to upcycle fabric for the home

Elspeth Jacksom

You'll be amazed at how simple and enjoyable it is to upcycle old and well-loved garments into beautiful rugs, pillows, artworks, bags, and other gifts, using just a few basic tools and some simple techniques.  With lavish color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions and artworks, crafters of all ages will enjoy making these projects. A comprehensive section at the start of the book covers everything you need to know about which fabrics to choose, what tools you will need, and what the essential techniques are, allowing you to discover how to update this traditional craft with endless possibilities of color and fabric combinations.

The mummy bloggers

Holly Wainwright

Meet three Mummy Bloggers - each of them followed, idolised, imitated, taunted and trolled online. Elle Campbell is a glossy, lycra-clad mum with washboard abs, a ten-year plan and a secret past. Abi Black has quit sugar, moved to the country and is homeschooling her kids. Leisel Adams slogs away at her office job each day before rushing home, steeped in guilt, to spend precious moments with her kids before bedtime. When all three women are nominated for a prestigious blogging award with a hefty cash prize, the scene is set for a brutal and often hilarious battle for hearts, minds-and clicks. As the awards night gets closer, their lies get bigger, their stunts get crazier - and some mistakes from the past become harder and harder to hide.

Down for the count

Martin Holmen

Harry Kvist has been in Langholmen jail for a year and a half, but is about to be released. He is looking forward to building a life with his new lover outside the prison gates. But no sooner is he back home than he finds his friend Beda has been murdered and, even worse, that her disabled son Petrus is accused of the crime. Harry investigates, finding evidence of a cover-up and a trail of guilt leading all the way to the royal family. What will Harry have to do to free Petrus and bring the real murderers to justice?

Not for the aint hearted : a personal reflection on life, politics and purpose

Kevin Rudd

In 2007, Kevin Rudd swept to power with a 23-seat victory, bringing Labor in from eleven years in opposition, and unseated John Howard, the longest-serving prime minister since Menzies.
In the first of a two-volume autobiography, Kevin Rudd brings us to the point of his election as the 26th Prime Minister of Australia. One of our most polarising and compelling figures, this is the first time we hear from the man direct.
Rudd chronicles a childhood shaped by the love of his mother and tragically disrupted by the death of his father. He tells of his years as a budding Chinese scholar, his marriage to the remarkable Thérèse Rein, and his various successes and misadventures as a career diplomat. In Canberra, he takes on the absurdities of the Labor factions, the arrogance of John Howard, the mania of Mark Latham, while chronicling the daily high drama and low farce of life in the capital.
Written with passion, conviction, wit and insight, Rudd's story chronicles the unlikely and spectacular rise of the boy from Nambour and prepares the ground for the coming of one of the most tumultuous periods in Australian political history.
 

Year one

Nora Roberts

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river--or in the ones you know and love the most. As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. 

Rogue Commander

Leo J. Maloney

Four-star general James Collins has been accused of stealing a cache of Tomahawk missiles—and reaches out to his friend, CIA veteran Dan Morgan, for help. But Morgan is playing with fire. The Zeta Division, chasing down a black-market middleman, discovers a connection to a North Korean military officer—and one of his team winds up a prisoner in Pyongyang. As Morgan takes a series of escalating risks, it becomes clear that a global plot is already in motion—and if they can’t stop it, an unimaginable number of innocent civilians will be slaughtered .

The standing Chandelier

Lionel Shriver

When Weston Babansky receives an extravagant engagement present from his best friend (and old flame) Jillian Frisk, he doesn't quite know what to make of it - or how to get it past his fiancée. Especially as it's a massive, handmade, intensely personal sculpture that they'd have to live with forever. As the argument rages about whether Jillian's gift was an act of pure platonic generosity or something more insidious, battle lines are drawn ... Can men and women ever be friends? Just friends?

A bold life

Kerri-Anne Kinnerly

A Bold Life is the tale of a Queensland girl who chased her dream of being a cabaret star to New York, only to find herself stranded in a violent marriage to a dangerous drug addict. It's the journey of a unique and driven woman who built a remarkable 50-year career in one of the most fickle and male-dominated industries of all, and instigated some of the most iconic moments in Australian TV history along the way.

All the burning bridges : a memoir

Steve Bisley

The sequel to Stillways, Steve's acclaimed first memoir. Wine bars and strip clubs. Girls with flowers in their hair. Lust, and the best music the world has ever heard.
In this sensory and poetic memoir, actor Steve Bisley reflects on loving, losing, wrecking and running – the bridges burned – in the decades since hitchhiking away from the small family farm on the central coast of NSW in the 1960s. He explores with confronting honesty what it is to live on the edge of uncertainty, regret, despair and depression as an actor, lover and father, a life held together at times “by bits of frayed cotton and Perkin’s paste and hope”

The big wave method : 8 steps to overcoming your fear and achieving your ultimate dream

Mark Visser

"Each of us has a "big wave"--a dream that seems to be at the edge of what's possible, that resonates deeply in our hearts, and would require all of our heart and soul to accomplish. If we're successful, we're transported far beyond who we thought we were and where we thought we would be. But to get there, we have to overcome our greatest fears and uncertainties.
In order to surf Jaws at night in Maui, one of the most treacherous waves in the world, internationally renowned big wave surfer Mark Visser had to map out a plan. He knew he had to prepare for and accept the unpredictable so that he could achieve the unbelievable. And he knew his method had to be as practical as it was true to his passion. With a clear vision and a voice as bold as his personality, Visser outlines the eight steps he took to conquer his biggest challenge yet and that you can take to carve out your own path to success"

Defiance

Joel Shepherd

The UFS Phoenix is hunting for the long-lost drysine data-core. Within it lie the secrets to saving humanity from the resurgent deepynine machine-race. To recover it, Captain Erik Debogande must work together with the man who holds his sister hostage - the power-hungry parren leader Aristan. Aristan has sworn he will return Lisbeth Debogande once Phoenix grants him equal access to its prize. But now from the direction of hostile space comes word of a dark force hunting humans and parren alike, determined at all costs that the store of the lost Drysine Empire's knowledge should be possessed by neither.

The cyber attack survival manual : tools for surviving everything from identity theft to the digital apocalypse

Nick Selby & Heather Vescent

Identity theft. Email hacks. Infrastructure attacks. Credit card fraud. Even murder for hire. All of these crimes can be committed with just a few clicks of a mouse. Cyber criminals can attack at any time, targeting you through a laptop, a smartphone, a television -- even your doorbell or thermostat. The good news? You don't have to be a victim. In this comprehensive, practical, and fact-filled book, global security expert Nick Selby and futurist Heather Vescent give you the tools you need to protect your family, your privacy, your finances, and your reputation. Don't go online without it.

Whistler's Bones :A Novel of the Australian Frontier

Greg Barron

In 1880, at the age of fifteen, Charlie Gaunt left his home in Bendigo and signed on as a drover with Nat Buchanan. Two years later he was a key man on one of Australia’s greatest cattle drives – the Durack family’s epic journey from Cooper’s Creek, Queensland – to the Kimberley. 
Drawing on Charlie’s largely unknown story, and filling in the gaps with fiction, the author has created a novel unique in Australian literature. An unprecedented adventure, and a passionate love story – Whistler's Bones is both a celebration of the good things in the settlement of Northern Australia – and a damning indictment of the bad.

Lola Berry's beauty food

Lola Berry

Beauty Food is all about recipes to make you skin glow, hair shine and nails strong. It’s not just recipes, but yoga poses for beauty, and topical recipes like avocado face masks, coffee body scrubs and everything is really easy to whip up! I also talk about some of the damaging things when it comes to beauty health. This book is all about nourishing and giving back to yourself.

Lost Boy

Christina Henry

On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is, unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless--inexplicably--they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why. One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games. Peter thinks the boys are replaceable, that if one dies or grows up, he can swap in another from the Other Place, the place where he collects new playmates. Jamie looks out for the boys and takes care of them. He does everything Peter does not. Jamie tries to keep them alive because, to him, they matter. When Peter steals a boy who is too young, Jamie takes the boy under his wing. But Peter won't have that, for nobody will ever take Jamie from him. Ever.

Call of the reed warbler : a new agriculture a new world

Charles Massey

Is it too late to regenerate the earth? This groundbreaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution, a true underground insurgency, can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health. Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows, through evocative stories, how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. 

Dare not linger : the presidential years

Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa

In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Five years later, he stood down. In that time, he and his government wrought the most extraordinary transformation, turning a nation riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy in which all South Africa's citizens, black and white, were equal before the law. Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term of office, but was unable to finish. Now, the acclaimed South African writer, Mandla Langa, has completed the task using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of previously unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, the result is a vivid and inspirational account of Mandela's presidency, a country in flux and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the extraordinary story of the transition from decades of apartheid rule and the challenges Mandela overcome to make a reality of his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa.

Wake up : the nine h#shtags of digital disruption

David Fagan

Your essential guide to the biggest revolution of the past century. David Fagan was at the forefront of this revolution as he helped take one of Australia's largest media organisations from print to digital. In Wake Up, he explores the challenges and opportunities of the digital age from his position on the front line. He chronicles the rise of social media, online shopping, the Uber and Airbnb phenomena and the upending of traditional industries. Fagan observes the big emerging trends and examines the technologies leading this change, as the arrival of robots and artificial intelligence affects the way we live, work and play. If you haven't been paying attention, now is the time to wake up.

The rag tag fleet

Ian W. Shaw

The unknown story of how a fleet of Australian fishing boats, trawlers and schooners supplied US and Australian forces in the Pacific - and helped turn the course of World War II. Mid-1942: from China to New Guinea, the Pacific belonged to the Japanese. In this desperate situation, a fleet of hundreds of Australian small ships is assembled, sailing under the American flag, and crewed by over 3000 Australians either too young or too old to join the regular armed forces. Their task: to bring supplies and equipment to the Allied troops waging bloody battles against Japanese forces across the South Pacific. THE RAG TAG FLEET is the unknown story of the final months of 1942 - when these men ran the gauntlet of Japanese air attacks, malaria and dysentery, reefs, and shallow, shark-infested waters to support the US and Australian troops that defeated the entrenched Japanese forces at Buna on the New Guinea coast, and so helped turn the war in the Allies' favour. Their bravery, ingenuity and mettle helped turn the tide of the war. For the first time, their story is told.

The darkest day

Håkan Nesser

It's December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba's joint landmark birthdays. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it's not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn ... Before the weekend is over, two members of the Hermansson family are missing, and it's up to Inspector Barbarotti, a detective who spends as much of his time debating the existence of God as he does solving cases, to determine exactly what has happened. And he soon discovers he'll have to unravel a whole tangle of sinister family secrets in the process.

Mrs M : an imagined history

Luke Slattery

Elizabeth Macquarie, widow of the disgraced former Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, is in mourning - not only for her husband, but the loss of their shared dream to transform the penal colony into a bright new world. Over the course of one long sleepless night on the windswept isle of Mull, she remembers her life in that wild and strange country; a revolution of ideas as dramatic as any in history; and her dangerous alliance with the brilliant, mercurial Francis Greenway, the colony's maverick architect.
 

The children of Lovely Lane

Nadine Dorries

The nurses of Lovely Lane -- Dana, Victoria, Pammy and Beth -- are now in their second year and are about to face some truly harrowing and difficult times on the wards. St Angelus needs a new assistant matron, but the members of the Liverpool District Hospital Board have overruled Emily Haycock and Dr Gaskell in their choice. Enter the mysterious Miss Van Gilder from somewhere down south. The life of St Angelus is soon disrupted as her proposals turn the running of the hospital upside down and threaten the jobs of the domestics and porters. But Miss Van Gilder harbours a dark and dishonest secret, and the staff -- who are used to looking after their own -- set out to uncover it.

The accident on the A35

Graeme Macrae Burnet

The Methodical but troubled Chief Inspector Georges Gorski visits the wife of a lawyer killed in a road accident, the accident on the A35. The case is unremarkable, the visit routine. But Mme Barhelme - alluring and apparently unmoved by the news - has a single question: where had her husband been on the night of the accident? And Gorski is drawn into a mystery that takes him behind the respectable veneer of the sleepy French backwater of Saint-Louise.

Breath of Fire

Amanda Bouchet

I am Catalia Fisa, and I do not break. Deep breath in. Long breath out. The Gods are telling me I'm some sort of new Origin, which apparently means it's my job to give Thalyria a fresh start. Griffin crowned me with the symbols of the three realms. If I'm supposed to be not just a queen but the Queen, I'd better start acting like it.

Wonder weeks : how to stimulate the most important developmental weeks in your baby's first 20 months and turn these 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward

Hetty Vanderijt, Frans X. Plooij & Xarvera Plas-Plooij

The worldwide bestseller and multiple award winning—The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes the incredible mental developmental changes (leaps) and regression periods that all babies go through. Understanding the real reason behind crying, eating and sleeping problems is the only real solution every parent needs. The Wonder Weeks reveals what’s going on inside baby’s mind. Including a bonus chapter with everything about the relationship between sleep and leaps, as well as unique insight into your baby's sleeping behavior.

I heart Rome : recipes & stories from the Eternal City

Maria Pasquale

Rome is an open air museum; a modern-day marvel of a city that has seen centuries of emperors, popes, movements, triumphs and tragedies. A city where the present and past sit side-by-side and interact in a beautiful, yet sometimes complex, kind of way. Rome begs to be uncovered at every turn. Through quirky local stories and glorious pictures, I Heart Rome takes you on an inspiring journey through the Rome that tourists rarely get to see. In a country justifiably famous for its food, Rome boasts its own fascinating and unique cuisine that is intrinsically tied to its history. Influences from Ancient Rome through to more recent events, are reflected in the food culture of the eternal city today. And given the passionate nature of Romans as a people, it's no wonder that dining is taken so seriously. From carbonara recipes to artichoke frying techniques, just about everything food related is up for - and causes much debate in Rome. You, too, will heart Rome after delving into this book.

I hate everyone but you

Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

Dear Best Friend, I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you. Sincerely, Ava Helmer (that brunette who won't leave you alone. We're still in the same room, you weirdo. Stop crying. G So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance? I Hate Everyone But You, the debut novel by two emerging major talents in YA, Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, is a story about new beginnings, love and heartbreak, and ultimately about the power of friendship.

QBD Change your thinking

Dr. Sarah Edelman

CHANGE YOUR THINKING demonstrates how we tend to respond to stressful events with self-defeating thoughts and behaviours. It explains how it is within our ability to interrupt and challenge these patterns and change habitual responses. Learning to recognise when negative perceptions contribute to stressful situations and how to dispute these thoughts can lead to much greater personal contentment and a sense of control.

What a woman! : stories of women from the Katherine region

Toni Tapp Coutts & Simmone Croft

These stories are about women who have come from many places around the world to live in the Katherine region, women who made the most of their situations and called it home. They have lived life in this outback town, on cattle stations, and in remote bush camps. Others were born here and lived through some of the toughest times while facing adversity and tragedy. Never losing sight of their journey, all these women have contributed to the social and cultural fabric of the town through hard work and generosity, volunteering many years of service and supporting their families to make a better life.  These heartwarming stories tell of how they dealt with problems of isolation that came with living in a small town and a harsh tropical climate that only has two seasons, Wet and Dry.

Mythos : A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

Stephen Fry

From the birth of the universe to the creation of humankind, Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age. Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades. Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments. The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are. Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades.

Thief's mark

Carla Neggers

As a young boy, Oliver York witnessed the murder of his wealthy parents in their London apartment. The killers kidnapped him and held him in an isolated Scottish ruin, but he escaped. Now, after thirty years on the run, one of the two men Oliver identified as his tormentors may have surfaced. Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are enjoying the final day of their Irish honeymoon when a break-in at the home of Emma's grandfather points to Oliver. But when they arrive at York's country home, a man is dead and Oliver has vanished. As the danger mounts, new questions arise about Oliver's account of his boyhood trauma. Do they dare trust him? The stakes are high, and Emma and Colin must unravel the decades-old tangle of secrets and lies before a killer strikes again.

The 6 most important decisions you'll ever make : a guide for teens

Sean Covey

Updated to include social media issues, this guide helps teens deal with the major challenges they face and helps them determine how to go about gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex and much more.

The $50 weekly shop weekday dinners

Jody Allen

Featuring easy, economical recipes the whole family will enjoy, The 50 dollar Weekly Shop Weekday Dinners will show you how to plan ahead and prepare a range of all-new and all-delicious meals on a very tight weekly budget. Crammed full of fast, friendly dinner ideas – including tips on how to make any recipe more cheaply – this book is an essential kitchen companion for all Australian families.

The hanged man

Simon Kernick

A house deep in the countryside where the remains of seven unidentified women have just been discovered. A cop ready to risk everything in the hunt for their killers. A man who has seen the murders and is now on the run in fear of his life. So begins the race to track down this witness before the killers do. For Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd, the road ahead is a dangerous one, with bodies and betrayal at every turn.

Your best home : 5 Spaces x 5 design steps = a better life

Joe Snell

Would you like your home to be calmer and more peaceful? Would you prefer a better relationship with your partner? Does coming home make you feel happy, uplifted and secure? Do you love what you see from your sofa? Your home doesn't need to be a mansion, flash apartment or chocolate-box country cottage - Joe Snell's easy 5x5 steps work in any home. Whether you're renovating, building or just want a quick-fix, good home design can lead to a better life for you, your family and even your neighbourhood. Joe shows how to optimise the five design steps of Space, Light, Air, Sound and View in your five main rooms: the entry, living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The 5x5 steps can simply give you your best home, and your best life.

This beautiful life

Katie Marsh

Can you ever truly say goodbye to the past? Abi has been given the second chance she never expected, and now she's trying to get her life - and her family - back on track after facing the worst. But it's hard to trust in happiness again, and reconnecting with her husband John proves more challenging than she thought. Can you really go back to 'normal' after thinking you're going to lose one another? With Abi's son Seb struggling with a secret of his own, the three of them are in danger of falling apart just when they need each other most. But how do you pick up the pieces of a family still suffering emotional shockwaves? And can Abi bring the people she loves most in the world back together again... before it's too late?

The apartment house : reframing the Australian dream

From the sea change to the tree change, people are now choosing apartment living for the lifestyle of the inner-city. This book celebrates the best of higher-density living. As the dream of home ownership in Australia is updated the detached house on a quarter acre block with a Hills Hoist has become an outdated ideal. A new generation of owners is foregoing the big backyard in favour of the convenience, sustainability and affordability of inner-city life in a townhouse or apartment. From suburban duplexes to medium-density apartment blocks and vertical living in twin towers, The Apartment House explores some of the best examples of contemporary multi-residential projects. Whether newly built or renovated, each project demonstrates the importance of the relationship between density and amenity, whilst showcasing the benefits of living in closer proximity to one another. This exciting collection of homes speaks to the twenty-first century lifestyle where smaller and closer is the new dream. The Apartment House updates the great Australian dream. The newly built and reimagined Australian homes in this volume reveal the desirability of living in closer proximity to one another.

Antifa : the anti-fascist handbook

Mark Bray

So long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism-also known as 'antifa'. Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and '30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amid opposition to the Trump administration, the rise of the alt-right, and the resurgence of white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. Now, in a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organiser Mark Bray provides a one-of-a-kind look inside the movement, including a detailed survey of antifa's history from its origins to the present day-the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English. Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little-understood resistance fighting back against the alt-right.

New York Christmas

Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup

A getaway to the magical New York of the pre-Christmas period: when coloured lights decorate the buildings, Jingle Bells rings out everywhere and culinary delicacies tempt you to indulge. Who doesn't dream of strolling down a snowy 5th Avenue, ice-skating around the imposing Christmas tree outside the Rockerfeller Center and to cap it off, enjoying a delicious slice of pumpkin pie in one of the inviting cafes? with around 50 recipes for Blueberry Brownies, Maple Glazed Ham and an unforgettable cheesecake, this cookbook allows you to share the dream of a White Christmas in your own kitchen. Interwoven throughout are three beautiful Christmas themed stories, so you can read yourself into the spirit of Christmas - Paul Auster's Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry and Virginia O'Hanlon's Is There a Santa Claus? Each of the three stories has, in its own way, become part of popular Christmas folklore in the United States.

Killman Creek

Rachel Caine

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You're not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting.

The secret code-breakers of Central Bureau : how Australia's Signals-Intelligence Network helped shorten the Pacific War

David F. Duffy

A groundbreaking work of Australian military history, The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of the country's significant code-breaking and signals-intelligence achievements during the Second World War. It reveals how Australians built a large and sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, how Australian code-breakers cracked Japanese army and air force codes, and how the code-breakers played a vital role in the battles of Midway, Milne Bay, the Coral Sea, Hollandia, and Leyte. The book also reveals Australian involvement in the shooting down of Admiral Yamamoto near Bougainville in 1943, and how on 14 August 1945, following Japan's offer of surrender, an Australian intelligence officer established the Allies' first direct radio contact with Japan since the war had begun. This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated individuals who significantly influenced the course of the Pacific War.

The ballad of Black Bart

Loren D. Estleman

Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.
 

Subhuman

Michael McBride

At a research station in Antarctica, five of the world's top scientists have been brought together to solve one of the greatest mysteries in human history. Their subject, however, is anything but human . . . Deep beneath the ice, the submerged ruins of a lost civilization hold the key to the strange mutations that each scientist has encountered across the globe: A misshapen skull in Russia. The grotesque carvings of a lost race in Peru. The mummified remains of a humanoid monstrosity in Egypt . . . When a series of sound waves trigger the ancient organisms, a new kind of evolution begins. Latching onto a human host--crossbreeding with human DNA--a long-extinct life form is reborn. Its kind has not walked the earth for thousands of years. Its instincts are fiercer, more savage, than any predator alive. And its prey are the scientists who unleashed it, the humans who spawned it, and the tender living flesh on which it feeds.

The little book of lykke : the Danish search for the world's happiest people

Meik Wiking

A practical guide to what makes us happy, from the CEO of the Happiness Research Instititue in Copenhagen and bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge. We all know Denmark is the happiest country in the world--but this doesn't make it perfect. Happiness isn't exclusively Danish. Nor is it just eating pastries, lighting candles, and practising hygge. Happiness is something available to all, wherever you are, and whatever your means. Starting from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking, probably the happiest man in the world, travels across the globe on a quest to uncover the secrets of the very happiest people from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, taking back to his native country their tips, tricks, and unique approaches to a fulfilled life. Exploring the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, and why--luckily for us--the expectation of kissing Rachel Weiss is better than the real thing, Meik brings together a global roadmap for happiness with his trademark wit. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke gives us a new approach to achieving everyday happiness.

The pearl sister : CeCe's story

Lucinda Riley

CeCe D'Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her completely alone. In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a black-and-white photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over one hundred years ago. En-route to Sydney, CeCe heads to the one place she has ever felt close to being herself: the stunning beaches of Krabi, Thailand. There amongst the backpackers, she meets the mysterious Ace, a man as lonely as she is and whom she subsequently realizes has a secret to hide. A hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, daughter of an Edinburgh clergyman, is given the opportunity to travel to Australia as the companion of the wealthy Mrs McCrombie. In Adelaide, her fate becomes entwined with Mrs McCrombie's family, including the identical, yet very different, twin brothers: impetuous Drummond, and ambitious Andrew, the heir to a pearling fortune. When CeCe finally reaches the searing heat and dusty plains of the Red Centre of Australia, she begins the search for her past. As something deep within her responds to the energy of the area and the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people, her creativity reawakens once more. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her something she never thought possible: a sense of belonging, and a home.

All the dirty parts : a novel

Daniel Handler

Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters next to the allure of sex. "Let me put it this way," he says. "Draw a number line, with zero is you never think about sex and ten is, it's all you think about, and while you are drawing the line, I am thinking about sex." Cole fantasizes about whomever he's looking at. He consumes and shares pornography. And he sleeps with a lot of girls, which is beginning to earn him a not-quite-savory reputation around school. This leaves him adrift with only his best friend for company, and then something startling starts to happen between them that might be what he's been after all this time-and then he meets Grisaille.

Yummy, easy, quick : 127 dinners that take 30 minutes or less to prepare

Matt Preston

127 dinners that take 30 minutes or less to prepare. Yummy: This cookbook is packed with modern classics you'll love cooking for your friends and family. And that they'll love eating. Easy: All the recipes rely on everyday ingredients; staples that you already have in your fridge, freezer or pantry. Quick: All dishes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

A guide to wildlife and protected areas of the Top End

Lindley McKay

A guide to common, interesting and iconic species of the region, featuring:- 700 species, covering vertebrates and invertebrates.- more than 2000 colour images, most species illustrated by two or more images, showing different colour forms, juveniles, in flight etc.- detailed and concise information on distinguishing features, habits, habitat, distribution and conservation status.- a guide to National Parks and other reserves, written specifically for the wildlife-watcher, covering unique species, viewing tips and history.- special inserts on topics of current interest, such as Saltwater Crocodiles and Cane Toads.

The boy made of snow

Chloe Mayer

In a sleepy English village in 1944, Annabel and her son Daniel live in the shadow of war. With her husband away, an increasingly isolated Annabel begins to lose her grip on reality. When mother and son befriend Hans, a German PoW consigned to a nearby farm, their lives are suddenly filled with thrilling secrets. To Annabel, Hans is an awakening from the darkness that has engulfed her since Daniel's birth. To her son, a solitary boy caught up in the magical world of fairy tales, he is perhaps a prince in disguise. But Hans has plans of his own and will soon set them into motion with devastating consequences.

Survivor

Roberta Kray

Lolly has always known her mum was different. Sometimes Angela Bruce was ill in a quiet sort of way, but other times she roamed the Mansfield estate shouting about whatever had wormed its way into her head that day. Either way, Lolly was on her own so she learned how to look after herself pretty quickly. Mal Fury has never got over the disappearance of his daughter all those years ago, but there's still hope because the police never found Kay's body. So when his private investigator turns up a lead that connects Kay to Lolly, Mal needs to find out more. But in doing so, he's delving into a decades-old mystery that could throw Lolly's entire world into chaos and she'll need every ounce of her survival instinct if she's to make it out the other side.

1001 road trips you must take before you die

There are more than 40 million miles of highway, dirt track, ice road,tunnels and bridges wrapped around the globe and waiting to be discovered. 1001 Road Trips You Must Take Before You Die strives to inspire like-minded explorers to strike out on their own adventures and sample some of the most breathtaking, scenic and extraordinary journeys our planet has to offer. Each fact-packed entry provides a wealth of practical information while the stunning colour photography throughout will whet your appetite for the road trips ahead on two or four wheels. Created by an international team of travel writers and motoring enthusiasts, it is the perfect guide to driving the world. 1001 Road Trips You Must Take Before You Die is an essential reference guide for all those who love the open road, the chance to see fresh horizons, meet new people and expand one's mind. With this book to inspire you, it is time to get on the road and see the world.

Siege Line

Myke Cole

The Gemini Cell took everything from Jim Schweitzer: his family, his career as a Navy SEAL, even his life. Hounded across the country, Schweitzer knows the only way he can ever stop running, the only way his son can ever be safe, is to take the fight to the enemy and annihilate the Cell once and for all. But the Cell won't be easily destroyed. Out of control and fighting a secret war with the government it once served, it has dispatched its shadowy Director to the far reaches of the subarctic in search of a secret magic that could tip the balance of power in its favor. Schweitzer must join with the elite warriors of both America and Canada in a desperate bid to get there first--and avert a disaster that could put the Cell in control.
 

Sing, unburied, sing

Jesmyn Ward

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children's father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can't put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. When the children's father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.

Black Tide

Keri Arthur

Though Winter Halo - the pharmaceutical company behind the evil experimentation on both children and adults - has been destroyed, the danger is far from over. Not only do seven children remain unaccounted for, but some of the vampires are now able to walk in light.The key to stopping the unthinkable lies in finding Ciara Dream, the last member of the trio behind the plot to give full light immunity to both the vampires and the Others. But Ciara, like Tiger herself, is a shapeshifter, able to take on any human form she desires.To find her, Tiger will need to use every skill in her formidable arsenal, and even that might not be enough to save the city and the people she has started to care about.Because the vampires are coming, and this time, the lights won't stop them.

Boradcast

Liam Brown

The idea behind MindCast is simple. We insert a small chip into your skull and then every thought, every feeling, every memory is streamed live, twenty-four hours a day. 

Future home of the living god

Louise Erdrich

The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. Cedar feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby's origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity.

Connected : the sustainable landscapes of Phillip Johnson

Phillip Johnson

Australian landscape designer Phillip Johnson became an international household name after winning Best in Show at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower and Garden Show in 2013 - the equivalent of winning a gold medal at the Olympics. This book explores Phillip's philosophy of connecting with nature in a sustainable way. Connected focuses on his key passions, including integrated sustainable water management and the creation of natural, chemical-free pools; recreation of thriving habitats for indigenous plants and animals; and the thoughtful connection of the landscape to the home. Illustrated with lavish photography, garden plans and practical water-flow diagrams for each garden featured, Connected tells the stories behind the commissioning, design and execution of 19 gardens designed by Phillip (with insights from their owners).

The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Gayatri Devi, MD

By defining Alzheimer's Disease as a spectrum disorder---like autism, it affects different people differently---Dr. Gayatri Devi offers new hope for its millions of sufferers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Devi shares the stories of her patients in the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical wisdom and advice. She explains the importance of an early diagnosis; drugs and therapies that can help manage the disease; and how to cope, from maintaining independence to the best ways to fight depression and apathy. There are chapters on sexuality, genetics, communication, even staying on the job---because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit the grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives.

Wireless-wise families : what every parent needs to know about wireless technologies

Lyn McLean

We love them, we depend on them, we fill our homes with them. We put them next to our sleeping babies and give them to our toddlers and children to play with. We use them for work, for entertainment, and for conducting our relationships. But how much do you know about mobile phones and other wireless devices and the radiation they emit?Did you know, for example, that your use of wireless devices can affect your children, your unborn children, and even your chances of conceiving? That wireless radiation has been shown to affect performance, mental health, relationships, and sleep? Or that many world authorities recommend reducing exposure to this radiation?'Smart' families are exposed to wireless radiation from 'smart' devices. 'Wise' families make informed decisions about using wireless technologies safely. This book, by consumer advocate and educator Lyn McLean, shows you in simple, practical terms what you need know to live wisely in our ever more connected world.

Scotty's top Aussie sheds

Scott Cam

Scott Cam loves his shed-so much so that he has two of them. He loves spending time in his sheds, sometimes doing absolutely zip. Just having a beer, looking around, turning random things on and off, sanding a bit of timber for no reason. And it got him to thinking. There are thousands of people around with a love of sheds like me, and plenty of their sheds are better than mine. So why not run a competition to find the 20 best ones, and whack 'em in a book for all to see? Celebrate the Great Aussie Shed. After his nationwide search, here in Scotty's Top Aussie Sheds you'll find the most fascinating examples of our humble, and not so humble, backyard icon. You'll be inspired by the owners' fascinating stories, and by the stunning images of their pride and joy-and you might even join Scotty on his mission: to make sheds great, make them essential, and make them loved again.
 

The Liar in the Library

Simon Brett

When a talk by successful author Burton St Clair at Fethering Library ends in sudden, violent death, Jude finds herself the prime suspect in the ensuing murder investigation. She must enlist the help of her neighbor Carole not just to solve the crime, but to prove she didn't commit it.

Grow your own : how to be an urban farmer

Angus Stewart & Simon Leake

Urban environments require specific techniques to optimise growing conditions for plants. Two leading experts in horticulture and soil science teach the reader how to grow their own food-from the ground up-in this authoritative, accessible, generously photographed guide. Grow Your Own provides simple step-by-step methods and information enabling the average city dweller to grow food plants at whatever scale their time and resources permit and no matter their location, be it suburban backyard or apartment balcony.

Thai Food Made Easy

Tom Kime

Master the fundamentals with fresh ingredients, spices, homemade curry pastes and marinades. From there, on to classic Thai dishes such as Pad Thai fried noodles, Thai stir-fried beef and Coconut fish curry - authentic dishes that are the go-to recipes for Thai Food Fanatics who love delicious, healthy food that is easy to cook and impressive to serve.

The seventh circle

Rob Langdon

Rob Langdon served in the Australian Army for nineteen years, before becoming a security contractor working in Iraq and Afghanistan. In June 2009 Rob was sent to assist a convoy that had been attacked by the Taliban when he shot and killed a fellow Afghan security contractor during a heated argument. Rob's claim that the guard had drawn a gun on him and that he had fired first in self-defence was dismissed by an Afghan court that refused to hear any of his evidence or call any of his witnesses, and he was sentenced to death in a matter of minutes. This was later commuted to 20 years in jail, and he served his time in Kabul's most notorious prison, Pul-e-Charkhi, described as the world's worst place to be a westerner, a sentence that was at the time acknowledged to be worse than execution. Rob was there for seven years, the longest sentence by a westerner since the fall of the Taliban, and every one of those two and half thousand days was an act of extraordinary survival in a jail run from the inside by the Taliban and filled with Afghanistan's most dangerous extremists and murderers. In 2016 Rob was pardoned and released to return to Adelaide. He's given no interviews since his release. This is his story of a seven year battle to stay alive and sane in unimaginable circumstances.

Dancing Home

Paul Collis

Blackie and Rips are fresh out of prison when they set off on a road trip back to Wiradjuri country with their mate Carlos. Blackie is out for revenge against the cop who put him in prison on false grounds. He is also craving to reconnect with his grandmother’s country.Driven by his hunger for drugs and payback, Blackie reaches dark places of both mystery and beauty as he searches for peace. He is willing to pay for that peace with his own life.

Europe : top sights, authentic experiences

Simon Richmond

Head to Eastern Europe for guaranteed adventure: from hidden gems in Russia, Ukraine and Montenegro to the classic charms of the Czech Republic, Croatia and Hungary, you ll find a region that s surreal, exciting and endlessly surprising. "Getting you to the heart of a place" Amazing experiences Inspirational images, author recommendations and the best of local knowledge. Plan the perfect trip Planning features and top itineraries give you the freedom to create your ideal trip. Find hidden travel gems Our authors uncover local secrets that will make your trip unique. Special Features Countries at a glance, Historical background, Practical tips,Region-wide itineraries. We tell it like it is. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.

Good Me Bad Me

Ali Land

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water. Good me, bad me. She is, after all, her mother's daughter.

The Silver Well

Kate Forsyth & Kim Wilkins

People have always come to wish at the Silver Well: in Pagan times and Christian, revolution and war. When Rosie arrives in the village of Cerne Abbas with a broken heart, she becomes connected across the centuries with others who have yearned for something. Seven stories, set in seven time periods, reveal the deepest longings of the human heart.

Shadow born

David Dalglish

The epic conclusion to USA Today bestseller David Dalglish's Seraphim Series. What started as a small rebellion has grown to all-out war, with the four minor islands uniting under the call for independence. But Kael Skyborn no longer trusts the mysterious leader of their rebellion, nor his disciples. Neither side seems willing to reveal the truth of the elemental prisms the Seraphim wield in battle, or the blood that keeps the islands from crashing down to the ocean below. Bree Skyborn is the Phoenix of Weshern and the face of the rebellion. But when Kael is captured and brought to Center for execution, Bree no longer cares about the war or the call for independence. All that matters is rescuing her brother and putting a stop to the violence for once and for all.

Before you hit send : preventing headache and heartache

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Every day we have the potential of both verbal and written blunders. It makes no difference if we are talking to a stranger over a meat counter, chatting on a cell phone with our mother, or sending an e-mail to a coworker; we can and do miscommunicate and people can and do get the wrong idea. When we don't pause long enough to think before speaking or writing, it commonly yields a misunderstanding and leads to a clash. We end up being the person who said, “You know that sphere of the brain that stops you from saying something that you shouldn't? Well, I don’t have one of those.”
This book is about preventing that misunderstanding and allowing for understanding. Said another way, preempting people from getting the wrong idea and enabling them to get the right idea! 

Suburbia

Jeremy Chambers

Roland lives with his parents, Graham and Joyce, and his younger sister, Lily, in the golden light of a leafy outer suburb - Glenella. He dreams of escaping, of finding an intoxicating life somewhere else. He is fascinated by Cassie Noble, who lives down the road with her brash parents, Colleen and Reg. But when Darren Wilson moves into the neighborhood with his Triumph motorcycle, everything changes. Suburbia is coming-of-age drama about the end of innocence set in a baffling world of hardwood fences and fragrant lawns, amid the flickering light of memory and desire.

Curing affluenza : how to buy less stuff and save the world

Richard Denniss

A truly modern affliction, affluenza is endemic in Western societies, encouraged by those who profit from a culture of exploitation and waste. So how do we cure ourselves? In this sparkling book of ideas, Richard Denniss shows we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is undeniably harmful to us and the planet, and materialism, the love of things, which can in fact be beneficial. We should cherish the things we own – preserve them, repair them, and then gift or sell them when we no longer need them. We must foster new ways of thinking and acting that do not squander limited resources, and which support the things we value most: vibrant communities and rich experiences. At once a lucid explanation of a critical global issue and a stirring call to action, Curing Affluenza will change the way you think about your place in the world.

Spoonbenders

Daryl Gregory

The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who pssess gifts he only fakes: there's Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself. Now, they must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before. But will it be enough to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life?

The footy lady : the trailblazing story of Susan Albert

Stephanie Asher

No tragedy, no challenge, has proved too hard for Susan Alberti. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes; and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL’s move into women’s football. When her first husband was killed by a truck, Susan took over their construction business, becoming a female pioneer in the building industry. When her daughter was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes she embarked on a mission to find a cure. When her beloved football club the Western Bulldogs was threatened with annihilation she worked as vice-president to bring home the 2016 premiership flag. Confronted with the exclusion of women from AFL, she battled to open the game to all and kept up the fight with money and on-ground support when others were ready to signal defeat.

The Zanzibar wife

Deborah Rodriguez

Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, windswept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life. Rachel, an American war photographer who is struggling to shed the trauma of her career. Now she is headed to Oman to cover a quite different story - for a glossy travel magazine. Ariana Khan, a bubbly British woman who has rashly volunteered as Rachel's 'fixer', a job she's never heard of in a country she knows nothing about. And Miza, a young woman living far from her beloved homeland of Zanzibar. As the second wife of Tariq, she remains a secrets from his terrifying 'other wife', Maryam. Until one day, when Tariq fails to come home... As three women journey together across this extraordinary land, they quickly learn that, in Oman, thing aren't always what they appear to be.

Small House living Australia

Catherine Foster

Small House Living Australia features 21 small, inspiring Australian homes. Some are clever additions onto tight urban sites- others are tranquil weekenders in deep countryside - what all have in common is a shared belief that good architectural design principles make even the smallest of architectural and ecological footprints possible.With land ever more expensive, growing environmental pressures and an increasing number of small households, architects and designers are responding with great ingenuity to produce both practical and cost-effective buildings, and all the while never sacrificing the most essential of human needs - a beautiful home. The houses you will discover in Small House Living Australia are celebrations in built form of lives lived well, with less.

The ashes of Berlin : the divided city

Luke McCallin

World War II is over, and former German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has returned to Berlin. A year after Germany's defeat, he has been hired back onto Berlin's civilian police force. The city is divided among the victorious allied powers, but tensions are growing, and the police are riven by internal rivalries as factions within it jockey for power and influence with Berlin's new masters. When a man is found slain in a broken-down tenement, Reinhardt embarks on a gruesome investigation uncovering a dangerous serial killer.

Before we visit the goddess

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover - but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.

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