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Dear Mrs Bird

AJ Pearce

Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance - but finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine. Mrs Bird is very clear: letters containing any form of unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. Emmy finds herself dismissing problems from lovelorn, grief-stricken and morally conflicted readers in favour of those who fear their ankles are unsightly or have trouble untangling lengths of wool. But soon the thought of desperate women going unanswered becomes too much to bear and Emmy decides the only thing for it is to secretly write back...

Beautiful messy love

Tess Woods

When football star Nick Harding hobbles into the Black Salt Cafe the morning after the night before, he is served by Anna, a waitress with haunted-looking eyes and no interest in footballers, famous or otherwise. Nick is instantly drawn to this exotic, intelligent girl. But a relationship between them risks shame for her conservative refugee family and backlash for Nick that could ruin his career. Scarred by tragedy each in their own way, this warm, hopeful couple must overcome prejudice and heartbreak to prove just how much they will give for beautiful messy love.

Greeks bearing gifts

Philip Kerr

Bernie Gunther's latest move in a long string of varied careers sees him working for an insurance company. It makes a kind of sense: both cops and insurance companies have a vested interest in figuring out when people are lying to them, and Bernie has a lifetime of experience to call on. Sent to Athens to investigate a claim from a fellow German for a ship that has sunk, Bernie takes an instant dislike to the claimant. When he discovers the ship in question once belonged to a Greek Jew deported to Auschwitz, he is convinced the sinking was no accident but an avenging arson attack. But who is behind the murder, and why?

Accidental heroes

Danielle Steel

Bernice Adams is a single mother. During the day, she's a security officer at JFK airport, to pay her way through law school. A former military pilot, Helen Smith is now captain for a commercial airline, leaving the forces after her husband was killed in action. Nancy Williams is crossing the country to share news with her husband. News that they have spent years trying and praying for. Nancy can't wait to rush into his arms - only a short flight and then home... Bernice, Helen and Nancy's fates collide one morning, with the take off of flight A321 from New York to San Francisco. It is a day they will never forget.

 

Ice nation : cracking an ice syndicate : a detective's gripping inside story

Jason Bray

The extraordinary true story of a violent ice trafficking syndicate that operated in northeast Victoria and southern New South Wales during 2012 and the police operation that cracked it. Ice Nation is an intimate blow-by-blow account by the lead investigating officer of police efforts to bring the syndicate to justice. It is a snapshot of the epidemic that is taking over our country and a horrifying picture of the destruction of family and friends.

The Australian healthy hormone diet : a 4-week reset with recipes and eating plans to help reduce weight, increase energy and improve mood

Michele Chevalley Hedge

Are healthy hormones the pathway to weight loss, increased energy and improved mood? It is little-known that hormones play a crucial ongoing role in our most vital bodily functions. Michele Chevalley Hedge, a qualified nutritionalist in private practice, sees countless patients whose busy lives leave them feeling depleted and burnt out, and these symptoms are often linked to hormone imbalances. This four-week plan encompasses nutritional and lifestyle changes to help get your life - and your hormones - back on track.

The power game

Meg Keneally

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Maria Island in January of 1826, the very early days of the penal settlement there, to solve the murder of Harefield who sailed the government cutter between mainland Tasmania and Maria Island bringing all supplies and correspondence and directives, all of which he makes sure he reads. During a storm Harefield is shaken from a ladder whilst igniting the light and falls. He is then attacked with an axe and falls over the cliff edge to his death. All blame is laid at the feet of Thomas Power, the charismatic Irish revolutionary held in detention with a lot of privileges, on Maria Island. But did he do it?

Chyka home

Chyka Keebaugh

Organised into the four seasons, the book presents creative ideas for entertaining guests and organising and decorating your home, along with tasty food and drinks recipes and DIY outdoor projects. Chyka shares practical tips and tricks on how to: create beautiful flower arrangements and add pops of colour with potted plants; re-arrange or style your rooms, terrace/balcony and/or garden and and grow your own herbs. Accompanied by beautiful photography throughout, Chyka Home is the perfect guide to make a stylish, beautiful and happy home, no matter what the time of year.

After Anna

Lisa Scottoline

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn't seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she's even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna. Maggie and Noah know that having Anna around will change their lives, but they would never have guessed that everything would go wrong, and so quickly.

Break-up boss

Zoe Foster Blake

Hachette healthy living: power breakfasts

Fern Green

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - which is why it is vital to start your morning with all the nutrients you need to perform at your best. These 70 delicious and easy-to-cook recipes, from hot bowls of delicious porridge to bircher-style fruit-packed bowls will improve your digestion, boost your immune system and power you through the day.

Lost connections : uncovering the real causes of depression-- and the unexpected solutions

Johann Hari

What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking anti-depressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true - and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.

Serving country : aboriginal and torres islander people and the defence of australia, 1899-2017

Joan Beaumont

The suitcase baby

Tanya Bretherton

In Sydney in the 1920s, babies were turning up in the harbour, on trains, and in public places. These babies, all murdered, mostly by their mothers, were a devastating symptom of changing morals and a growing metropolis. One of these babies turned up on a harbour beach - and from there, an extraordinary story unfolded.

The death of Noah Glass

Gail Jones

The art historian Noah Glass, having just returned from a trip to Sicily, is discovered floating face down in the swimming pool at his Sydney apartment block. His adult children, Martin and Evie, must come to terms with the shock of their father's death. But a sculpture has gone missing from a museum in Palermo, and Noah is a suspect. The police are investigating. None of it makes any sense.

The lace weaver

Lauren Chater

As Stalin's brutal Red Army crushes everything in its path, Katarina and her family survive only because their precious farm produce is needed to feed the occupying forces. Fiercely partisan, Katarina battles to protect her grandmother's precious legacy - the weaving of gossamer lace shawls stitched with intricate patterns that tell the stories passed down through generations.

Girl over the edge

Kim Hodges

When Kim Hodges' psychologist suggests she has depression, she immediately recoils from the idea. She is a mother, a wife, an academic - a functional human being! What follows is a five year journey that involves six lengthy hospital stays, multiple trips to the Emergency Department, innumerable engagements with health professionals, and eventually, the ability for Kim to overcome the denial, shame and stigma she feels about mental illness to begin her road to recovery.

Bush and beyond : stories from country / Tjalaminu Mia, Jessica Lister, Cherly Kickett-Tucker, Jaylon Tucker.

Tjalaminu Mia

Grandparents are special and the time you spend with them is special, too. This collection draws together four tales for younger readers from the Waarda series of Indigenous stories. They share exciting, happy and even scary times exploring country in bush and beyond.

Three gold coins

Josephine Moon

Two days ago, Lara Foxleigh tossed three gold euros into the Trevi Fountain. Now, she is caring for a cranky old man and living in a picturesque villa, half a world away from her home and the concerns of her loving family. Soon, it seems as if those wishes she made in Rome just might be coming true, and she may even be able to help heal a fifteen year old tragedy. Until Lara's past threatens to destroy everything she loves...

Romantically challenged

Sami Lukis 

Despite her best efforts (and the fact that she was once voted 'TV's most spankable personality'), Sami Lukis has always been romantically challenged. Aside from a handful of serious long-term relationships, she's been a serial dater for the better part of thirty years. The guy who proposed on their first date. The loser who sent her a selfie featuring a hickie which he hadn't got from her. Oh, and that time she realised she might be dating her cousin. Now Sami's sharing her dating disasters in the hopes of connecting with anyone who's experienced the highs and lows of the always nerve-wracking, sometimes uplifting and often stomach-churning roller-coaster of romance.

Working mums : stories by real women on how they manage children, work and life

Daniella Ross Walls

The book's primary aim is to help working mums feel less alone in their challenges to juggle work, children and daily life. Readers might also be inspired to try new careers. Some of the contributors are public figures (singer Missy Higgins, Olympian Alisa Camplin, blogger and social commentator Annie Nolan, and radio host and comedian Georgina McEnroe). The overall tone is reflective, conversational, humourous and honest. Contributors sometimes open up about difficult experiences such as the loss of a child or close relationship. Such stories are, however, interspersed with humorous anecdotes and observations. 

The four tendencies : the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too)

Gretchen Rubin

Everyone falls into 1 of 4 personality types and knowing yours could make you happier and more successful. Gretchen Rubin realised that by asking the seemingly dry question, 'How do I respond to expectations?' we gain life changing self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behaviour, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.

How to stop feeling like sh*t : 14 habits that are holding you back from happiness

Andrea Owen 

From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen - a nationally sought-after life coach - crystallizes what's behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women's gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives.

Reaching one thousand : a story of love, motherhood and autism

Rachel E. Robertson 

We expect many things of our children. Most of the time we are only aware of these expectations when something happens to make it impossible for them to be fulfilled. When Ben was a baby, Rachel puts his behavioural quirks down to eccentricity. He likes to count letterboxes; he hates to get his hands dirty; loud noises make him anxious. But as Ben grows and his quirks become more pronounced, it becomes clear there is something else going on.

Every note played : a novel

Lisa Genova

A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralysed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina, his divorced wife, becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.

Hangman

Daniel Cole

When Baxter is summoned to a meeting with Special Agents Elliot Curtis of the FBI and Damien Rouche of the CIA, she is presented with graphic photographs of the latest copycat murder: a body contorted into a familiar pose, strung up impossibly across the Brooklyn Bridge, the word BAIT carved deep into its chest. The team helplessly play catch up as the murders continue to grow in both spectacle and depravity on both sides of the Atlantic, building towards a devastating crescendo. Their only hope: to work out who the bait is intended for.

Endure : mind, body and the curiously elastic limits of human performance

Alex Hutchinson

How high or far or fast can humans go? What defines a person's limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, we're fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits. Alex Hutchinson reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles. An elite distance runner himself, Hutchinson takes us to the forefront of the new sports psychology and presents startling new discoveries enhancing the performance of athletes today, showing us how anyone can utilize these tactics to bolster their own performance - and get the most out of their bodies.

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

Panic room

Robert Goddard

High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed - and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn't know it's there. She's too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she's escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house's owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur, Jack Harkness. Suddenly the whole world wants to know where his money has gone.

Thinking is overrated

Niels Birbaumer

Find the happiness of emptiness. Few things scare us more than inner emptiness. The presumed emptiness of coma or dementia scares us so much that we even sign living wills to avoid these states. Yet as Zen masters have long known, inner emptiness can also be productive and useful. In fact, our brain loves emptiness - it makes us happy. Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer investigates the pleasure in emptiness and how we can take advantage of it.

The Paris seamstress

Natasha Lester

Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear clothing. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

How we eat with our eyes and think with our stomach : the hidden influences that shape your eating habits

Melanie Mühl

A Belgian chocolate cake topped with a velvety homemade mousse catches your eye on the menu. The next thing you know, you've ordered it - despite the hefty price. But do you know why? Through over 40 compelling questions, this book explores how our eating decisions tread the line between conscious and subconscious, and enables us to be more intelligent about food. With expert insights that draw from psychology, neuroscience, popular culture, and more, learn to see the innumerable influences behind your diet and cravings.

Tried, tested and true : treasured recipes and untold stories from Australian community cookbooks

Liz Harfull 

Forget celebrity chefs. The books that truly reflect what most Australians cooked and ate at home for decades were put together by people you have never heard of, all in the name of helping others. Community cookbooks have raised millions of dollars for Australian charities and causes, ranging from cash-strapped local schools and churches to international movements like Variety and the Red Cross. Tried, Tested and True: treasured recipes and untold stories from Australian community cookbooks celebrates this amazing tradition.

Out there

Kerri Sackville

In this comprehensive survival guide, Kerri shares her wisdom. Peppered with hilarious anecdotes from her five years on the dating scene, Out There covers everything from ghosting to negging, from Friends with Benefits to players, from the perils of chemistry to the pain of breakups. She will show you what to expect when you join a dating site, which men to avoid, which men are worth a shot and, most importantly, how to protect yourself along the way.

 

Dinner like a boss

Katy Holder

Dinnertime is very different for families today than it was 10 years ago. Many parents work, kids often have after-school activities, and there's the constant battle to get the kids away from a screen. Amidst all of this, who has time to cook? This cookbook is for real-world parents who want quick, easy yet nutritious meals to serve at dinnertime - they want to make dinner like a boss!

Open your heart : learn to love your life and love yourself

Gemma Cairney

Full of honest and practical advice from The Surgery agony aunt Gemma Cairney and a whole host of trained professionals and real people, Open Your Heart is a best friend in a book. From heartbreak and heartache to body image and everything in between, this book will help you learn to love your body, your friends and your family, and tell you what to do if things go wrong.

Day of the dead

Nicci French 

A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve - a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself. In the years since, Frieda has worked with - and sometimes against - the London police in solving their most baffling cases. But now she's in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis.

On a beautiful day

Lucy Diamond

It's a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it's a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Juliet finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder

Claudia Rowe

Journalist Claudia Rowe chronicles her disturbing connection with a serial killer convicted of murdering eight women. An enthralling combination of memoir and psychological suspense, The Spider and the Fly reveals Claudia's chilling correspondence with the killer, his shocking confessions and her search to understand the darkness inside us all.

Natural causes : life, death and the illusion of control

Barbara Ehrenreich 

 

Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life

Rosamund. Dean

Ever woken up worrying that you said the wrong thing at work drinks the night before? Felt frustrated with yourself for polishing off the entire bottle of wine when you only intended to have one glass? The emotional pull of alcohol is strong, but Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life is here to help us cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol.

Somebody I used to know

Wendy Mitchell

In this phenomenal memoir - the first of its kind - Wendy grapples with questions most of us have never had to consider. What do you value when loss of memory reframes what you have, how you have lived and what you stand to lose? What happens when you can no longer recognise your own daughters, or even, on the foggiest of days, yourself? Philosophical, intensely personal and ultimately hopeful, Somebody I Used to Know gets to the very heart of what it means to be human.

Eat your Greens, Reds, Yellows and Purples : A Rainbow Cookbook for Australian Kids

James Mitchem

I can cook a rainbow! Packed with easy recipes and fabulous facts, this book is a fun way to create an exciting food rainbow from the most delicious and nutritious ingredients.

BACK OF BEYOND : one woman's remarkable story of love, adventure, disasters and wonderful times in the gulf country;one woman's remarkable story of.

Jenny Old

 

Sunburnt country : the history and future of climate change in Australia

Joelle Gergis 

 

Now that you mention it

Kristan Higgins

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid and where some revelations about her family could either heal her or send her scrambling back to Boston on the next ferry.

 

Fool's gold

Fleur McDonald 

Detective Dave Burrows' first posting to the far west goldfields town of Barrabine in 1997 holds everything he's looking for, but Melinda, his wife of two weeks, is devastated at leaving behind her family, friends and career. More comfortable in heels than RM Williams, Melinda walked away from her much-loved job in the city as a paediatric nurse to follow Dave into the bush. As Dave investigates reports of mysterious late-night trespassing, a missing person, and guns being drawn on strangers, a local prospector phones in with horrific news that could hold the key to everything.

The sixth day

Catherine Coulter

When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials declare the deaths are from natural causes. Then the German Vice-Chancellor dies on the steps of 10 Downing Street and a drone is spotted hovering over the scene. The truth becomes clear - these high-profile deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.

Watermark

Joanna Atherfold Finn

Rising and recoiling like the ocean, Watermark cracks open the coastal idyll of a quintessentially Australian seaside landscape to reveal shifting sands, fractured relationships, and innocence lost against a backdrop that is constantly changing. Meet a boy with dyslexia who finds the right words in the ocean, a drifter and her son who seek anonymity, only to discover the true meaning of home, and a widower whose dog helps him cope with the aftermath of his wife's death.

RED FAMINE : stalin's war on ukraine.

Anne Applebaum

Curry : eating, reading and race

Naben Ruthnum

By grappling with novels, recipes, travelogues, pop culture, and his own upbringing, Naben Ruthnum depicts how the distinctive taste of curry has often become maladroit shorthand for brown identity. With the sardonic wit of Gita Mehta's Karma Cola and the refined, obsessive palette of Bill Buford's Heat, Ruthnum sinks his teeth into the story of how the beloved flavour calcified into an aesthetic genre that limits the imaginations of writers, readers, and eaters.

 

I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer / Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath she called 'the Golden State Killer'.

The lost flowers of Alice Hart

Holly Ringland

After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak. Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story.

The disappeared

C. J. Box

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and 'ranch romances' aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else...

Get remarkably organised

Lorraine. Murphy

Is your life chaotic? Are you hungry for advice on how to live calmly, happily and productively? The cornerstone of success at work and at home is being organised and with Lorraine's help, you can achieve this by forming excellent habits - in a way that's easy and fun, not stressful. 

The emotional home : homes with soul

Orly Robinzone

 

An uncertain grace

Krissy Kneen

Some time in the near future, university lecturer Caspar receives a gift from a former student called Liv - a memory stick containing a virtual narrative. Hooked up to a virtual reality bodysuit, he becomes immersed in the experience of their past sexual relationship. But this time it is her experience. What was for him an erotic interlude, resonant with the thrill of seduction, was very different for her - and when he has lived it, he will understand how. Moving, thoughtful, sometimes playful, it is about who we are - our best and worst selves, our innermost selves - and who we might become.

Smart baby cookbook : boost your baby's immunity and brain development

Lauren Cheney

A blueprint for your child's nutrition and brain health. Doctor-approved and parent-tested, the Smart Baby Cookbook helps you give your young one a head-start for a healthy life, beginning with the best first foods, through to finger foods and family meals. 

Little gods

 Jenny Ackland 

Olive Lovelock has just turned twelve. She is smart, fanciful and brave and on the cusp of something darker than the small world she has known her entire life. She knows that adults aren't very good at keeping secrets and makes it her mission to uncover as many as she can. When she learns that she once had a baby sister who died, a child unacknowledged by her close but challenging family, Olive becomes convinced it was murder.

 

The fates divide

Veronica Roth 

The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable. Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: he will die in service to Cyra's family. And when Cyra's father, Lazmet Noavek - a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead - reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

Resilient : find your inner strength

Rick Hanson

Dr. Rick Hanson poses that anyone can build up resilience, the key to a positive mindset, unshakeable sense of self and the ability to get back up again and withstand anything life throws your way. He has distilled 40 years of clinical work into 12 practical, highly effective tools to help you build your resilience. Working with these tools allows you to enter a positive feedback cycle, which creates a sense of well-being and in turn establishes resilience. Developed from his incredibly popular online course called The Foundations of Well-Being, here is the groundwork you need to meet any challenge in life head on and to live with an open heart.

Gallery of the dead

Chris Carter

'Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what's inside that room would be it.' - That's what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders.

Keto happy hour : 50+ low-carb craft cocktails to quench your thirst

Kyndra Holley

Kyndra knows that navigating alcohol can be tricky on a low-carb diet, so she takes all the guesswork out of it for you, showing you how to indulge while sticking to a healthy ketogenic lifestyle. Whether you are craving a cocktail after a long day at work or looking to entertain guests, this book has you covered. From mixers to drinks and even some pub grub, it's all here!

Because we are bad : OCD and a girl lost in thought

Lily Bailey

As a child, Lily knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied on her friends. Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it ruled her life. A startling true story.

The woman in the woods

John Connolly 

It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake. And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring. For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman...

Birthright

Fiona Lowe

After a poverty-stricken childhood, Anita has claimed the social status she's worked so hard to achieve by marrying Cameron Jamieson. Although they have a comfortable life, she's never able to fully relax, fearing everything could change in a heartbeat. Or does it mean freedom? Ellie, the youngest, has lived a nomadic and - according to her siblings - a selfish life, leaving them to care for their ageing mother. As their mother's health deteriorates, will long-held secrets and childhood rivalries smash this family into pieces?

The Italian teacher

Tom Rachman 

The artists gather for a picture at a party in an ancient villa. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast canvases, larger than life, is at the centre of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot. From the side of the room watches little Pinch - their son. At five years old he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. After Bear abandons their family, Pinch will still worship him, striving to live up to the Bavinsky name; while Natalie, a ceramicist, cannot hope to be more than a forgotten muse.

Swimming lessons

Claire Fuller

Gil's wife, Ingrid has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years. A possible sighting brings their children, Nan and Flora, home. Together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? And do the letters hidden within Gil's books hold the answer to the truth behind his marriage, a truth hidden from everyone including his own children?

The art of preserving love

Ada Langton 

The gossips call 19 year old Edie Cottingham the 'Too Girl' - too stubborn, too outspoken, and too modern to get a husband. But Edie does not care. She is determined to defy them all and find love with Theo Hooley, the gentle church organist and veteran of the African Boer war. But just as Theo prepares to ask Edie's father for her hand, their world is turned upside down. Edie's mother is gone and she must care for her new baby sister. How can Edie marry and leave the family home now?

The cervical spine : an atlas of normal anatomy and the morbid anatomy of ageing and injuries

James Taylor 

Endorsed by Australian Physiotherapy Association! An essential reference for health practitioners and students! Representing the extensive research conducted by Professor James Taylor into the cervical spine gathered from his study of 266 autopsies over almost a decade, this text is a guide to support the clinical diagnosis of cervical spine trauma and pain.

A year at Hotel Gondola

Nicky Pellegrino

Kat has never wanted to live a small, everyday sort of life. She's an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual fare. Now she is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship. She has fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to live with him in Venice where she will help him run his small guesthouse, Hotel Gondola. Kat has lined up a book deal and will write about the first year of her new adventure: the food she eats, the recipes she collects, the people she meets, the man she doesn't really know all that well but is going to make a life with...

The happy gut : feel-good recipes and remedies for better gut health

Reece Carter

The discovery that the gut and brain are not distinct and separate entities but closely connected is life-changing for everyone. In this vibrant book, naturopath, Garden Apothecary guru and Herb Nerd Reece Carter offers gentle traditional remedies born of the naturopathic tradition that you can make at home, as well as the most effective, easy and delicious 'food as medicine' recipes to help you feel better.

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Story Time - Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre
Karama NT
Thu 14 June
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - Nightcliff

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 14 June
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:00am

Tech Zone - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Thu 14 June
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Code Club - Casuarina Library 3:30pm

17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 14 June
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 3:15pm

Code Club - Casuarina Library 4:30pm

17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 14 June
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 4:30pm

Be Connected - Getting to know your tablet

Darwin City Library Hub
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Fri 15 June
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Story Time - City

City Library
Harry Chan Ave.
Darwin NT
Sat 16 June
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Mon 18 June
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 10:00am

Babes 'n' Books - City

City Library
Harry Chan Ave.
Darwin NT
Mon 18 June
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 11:00am

Be Connected - Shopping Online

Casuarina Library Meeting Room
Tue 19 June
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Story Time - Nightcliff

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Tue 19 June
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre
Karama NT
Tue 19 June
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 10:00am

Tech Zone - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Tue 19 June
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Code Club - Darwin City Library

Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin City NT
Tue 19 June
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 3:30pm

Robotics Club - Casuarina Library

17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tue 19 June
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 3:30pm

Story Time - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Wed 20 June
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 10:00am

Babes 'n' Rhymes -Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre
Karama NT
Wed 20 June
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - City

City Library
Harry Chan Ave.
Darwin NT
Wed 20 June
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 10:00am

Babes 'n' Books - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Wed 20 June
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 1:00pm

Tech Zone - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Wed 20 June
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Code Club - Karama Library

Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Wed 20 June
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 3:30pm

Story Time - Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre
Karama NT
Today
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - Nightcliff

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Today
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 10:00am

Tech Zone - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Today
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Code Club - Casuarina Library 3:30pm

17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Today
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 3:15pm

Code Club - Casuarina Library 4:30pm

17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Today
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 4:30pm

LEGO Club - Casuarina Library

17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tomorrow
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 3:30pm

Story Time - City

City Library
Harry Chan Ave.
Darwin NT
Sat 23 June
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Mon 25 June
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 10:00am

Babes 'n' Books - City

City Library
Harry Chan Ave.
Darwin NT
Mon 25 June
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:00am

Be Connected - Watching and Listening Online

Karama Library
Mon 25 June
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Story Time - Nightcliff

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Tue 26 June
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre
Karama NT
Tue 26 June
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 10:00am

Tech Zone - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Tue 26 June
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Robotics Club - Casuarina Library

17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tue 26 June
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 3:30pm

Story Time - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Wed 27 June
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - City

City Library
Harry Chan Ave.
Darwin NT
Wed 27 June
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 10:00am

Babes 'n' Rhymes -Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre
Karama NT
Wed 27 June
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 10:00am

Babes 'n' Books - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Wed 27 June
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 1:00pm

Tech Zone - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Wed 27 June
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Be Connected - Getting to know your tablet

Casuarina Library Meeting Room
Thu 28 June
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Story Time - Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre
Karama NT
Thu 28 June
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 10:00am

Story Time - Nightcliff

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 28 June
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 10:00am

Tech Zone - Casuarina

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Thu 28 June
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Story Time - City

City Library
Harry Chan Ave.
Darwin NT
Sat 30 June
Saturday, 30 June 2018 - 10:00am

Our libraries

Casuarina Library

17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina

8930 0200

casuarinalibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.45pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 7.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Opening hours differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

Casuarina Library

City Library

Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue

8930 0230

citylibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday  9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday Closed
Opening hours differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

City Library Darwin

Karama Library

Karama Shopping Centre, Karama

8927 2505

karamalibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday Closed
Opening hours differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

Karama Library

Nightcliff Library

Pavonia Place, Nightcliff

8930 0480

nightclifflibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday Closed
Opening hours differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

Nightcliff Library

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