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31 Aug 2018

13 reasons why. Season 1 (DVD)

Rated MA 15+ - Strong suicide themes and sexual violence

After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.

80s & 90s greatest tragedies (DVD)

Rated PG- Mild themes and violence

In 80s Greatest Tragedies, witness the eras worst disasters, from the Space Shuttle Challenger, to the Chernobyl meltdown, to the disaster in Bhopal.The 90s were also witness to devastating disasters, as well as tragic deaths in high-profile cases. From the shocking death of Princess Diana and the brutal shooting of Italian designer Gianni Versace, to lesser-known tragedies such as the Order of the Solar Temple suicides and the sinking of the MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea, we explore the lost lives, natural disasters, and terrifying acts that forever changed our world.

A Gathering of Secrets

Linda Castillo

 When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside--burned alive--Kate suspects murder.

A Ladder to the Sky

John Boyne

If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people's stories. 

A noise downstairs

Linwood Barclay

Paul Davis forgets things. Why he walked into a room. Who he spoke to, and what they said. What he promised his wife he'd do. Sometimes it's too much, and the panic takes hold. But he wasn't always like this. Eight months ago, Paul was attacked, left for dead after seeing something he shouldn't have and has been piecing his life back together ever since. 

A wedding at Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

Love, marriage, birth, death and betrayal in the East-End of war-ravaged London make up life in Mulberry Lane. As WW2 continues around them, the women of Mulberry Lane know that community spirit and friendship is the key to surviving the Blitz.

Abandoned

Allison Brennan

Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she's never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim her daughter. Seven years after the postcards stop coming, Martha Revere is declared legally dead, with no sign of what may have happened to her. Until now. 

Access 360° world heritage (DVD)

Rated PG - Mild themes

What does it take to safeguard the world's most famous places? How do you maintain buildings that are thousands of years old? How do you secure a historical structure that contains millions of dollars worth of artifacts? In this new series, we take you on an exclusive, all-access tour behind the scenes of select UNESCO World Heritage sites to illuminate the work that goes into running and maintaining these treasured monuments, buildings, national parks, and even entire cities, ensuring that they survive in the best possible conditions for future generations to enjoy.

All the money in the world (DVD)

Rated MA 15+ - Strong themes and violence

Follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother, Gail, to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal.

Always Another Country: a memoir of exile and home

Sisonke Msimang 

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. This is the story of her journey from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. Frank, fierce and insightful, she reflects candidly on growing up an outsider, the naive, heady euphoria of returning at last to her parents' homeland -- and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa and its new elites.

Always Delicious

David Ludwig, MD, PHD  & Dawn Ludwig

Over 175 satisfying recipes to conquer cravings, retrain your fat cells, and keep the weight off permanently

Am I doing this right?

Tanya Hennessy

Tanya Hennessy can't tell the time on an analogue clock, was once employed as a stilt-walker and still sleeps with Morris, her childhood teddy bear, so naturally, she is the most qualified person to write a guidebook for growing up.

Antidote to a curse

James Cristina

Antidote to a Curse is a story in which the hunter becomes the hunted, the writer the subject, and vice versa. 

April in Paris, 1921

Tessa Lunney

It's 1921, and after two years at home in Australia, Katherine Button has had enough. Her rich parents have ordered her to get married, but after serving as a nurse during the horrors of the Great War, she has vowed never to take orders again. She flees her parents and the prison of their expectations for the place of friendship and freedom: Europe. 

Attempting Normal

Marc Maron

The stand-up comedian and popular podcaster tells the story of his winding, potholed road from madness and obsession and failure to something like normal, while still trying hard to do better without making a bigger mess.

Australia Day (DVD)

Rated MA 15+ - Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia.

Australian Heist

James Phelps

On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra, just east of Forbes, NSW. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold, worth about 10 million today. It remains the largest gold robbery in Australian history.

Australian Women's Weekly food Magazine

Seasonal dishes, sumptuous desserts, one-dish dinners and tried and tested recipes from Australia’s most trusted test kitchen can all be found in the monthly food magazine from Australia’s number one magazine brand, The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Before I Let Go

Marieke Nijkamp

When Corey moves away from Lost Creek, Alaska, she makes her friend Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. With every hour, Corey's suspicion grows. 
 

Before the flood (DVD)

Rated PG- Mild violence and coarse language

A documentary presenting a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on this planet.

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