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19 Apr 2018

Healthy hormones : a practical guide to balancing your hormones

Belinda Kirkpatrick 

Naturopath Belinda Kirkpatrick helps you understand your hormones and provides easy ways to manage symptoms, hormonal conditions and fertility through diet and lifestyle. Expert nutritional advice and lifestyle tips are combined with answers to the many questions that women have asked Belinda during a decade of clinical practice.

101+ baby hacks : essential tips & tricks for every parent

Margaret Rafferty

Being a mum is a full-time job and can sometimes seem a little overwhelming - especially for first-time parents. With '101 Baby Hacks' we share with you all our time-tested shortcuts to make the parenthood journey easier - from simple tricks to get your little ones to sleep, practical advice to make meal times easier and smart advice to keep your sanity in check.

30 days 30 ways to overcome anxiety

Bev Aisbett

A clear, practical day-by-day workbook, written by experienced counsellor and bestselling author of the classic national bestseller about anxiety, 'Living with IT', Bev Aisbett, to help people control their anxiety. Designed to be carried in handbags or backpacks as a daily companion, this is a highly approachable, concise, practical, simple and above all proven method of overcoming anxiety.

A life less stressed : the five pillars of health and wellness

Ron Ehrlich 

Life has never been more stressful. It is no coincidence that chronic degenerative disorders such as cancer, heart disease, autoimmune illnesses, and mental-health conditions are on the rise. But if we want to tackle them, we need to look beyond their symptoms. Ehrlich redefines the stresses that affect us in our modern world, and shows how to strengthen the five pillars - sleep, breathing, nutrition, movement, and thought - that support our health.

A mother's choice

Elle Halliwell 

When well-known fashion journalist Elle Halliwell fell pregnant with her first child, she was faced with an impossible choice: continue with the pregnancy or begin treatment for leukaemia...

 

A thief like night

Tammy Blackwell

Jonathan "Bricky" Barnes has come a long way since his days as a child on the streets of St. Giles. As one of the Duke of Sidhe's elite guards he works hard to keep his Oberon and the entire Touched population safe from harm. Astrid Young is one of the best thieves in all of England until the day she breaks into the Marquess of Driscoll's Bath estate and finds herself face-to-face with the one man she's never been truly able to escape.

 

Across the wash

Leigh Coad

Marine Roux is given up by her parents and enters the foster care program. She moves from home to home, school to school, friend to friend. She embarks on a relationship with Petro Justin, a haijin and karate sensei, and also a teacher. Marine's boyfriend finds out and sends her smartphone revenge porn and photoshopped sexting.

Afternoons with Harvey Beam

Carrie Cox

Confirming his suspicions that you can successfully run away from your problems and a dysfunctional family, talk-show host Harvey Beam got out of his regional hometown as soon as he could. Beam creates a stellar radio career in the city, and builds a life that bears no resemblance to the one he left behind. But as things start to unravel at work and at home, Beam is called back to Shorton by the imminent death of his father.

Alter ego : a Jonathan Stride novel

Brian Freeman

When a freak accident kills a driver on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride is disturbed to discover that the victim appears to be a ghost, with a false identity and no evidence to suggest who he really was. It's up to Stride to solve the mystery, but there are those who would stop at nothing to stop him.

Bono

Helen Brown

After a brush with cancer, Helen happily married for 22 years and with 3 grown children takes stock of her comfortable suburban life and finds it incomplete. Seizing the day, she heads to New York - the city that never sleeps - where she is talked into fostering Bono, a rescue cat in need of a forever home. Together they discover that in the end, home is where the heart is - wherever that may be.

Brain rules for ageing well : 10 principles for staying vital, happy, and sharp

John Medina

How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. Now in 'Brain Rules for Ageing Well', you can make the most of the years you have left.

Calypso

David Sedaris

When David buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, he envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined - except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

Census

Jesse Ball

When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn't have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son - a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son. 

 

Circe

Madeline Miller 

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.

 

Conversations in the kitchen

Mark Latham

Jones and Latham invite you into the kitchen to share in their world of good food and recipes, friendship, their views, Australia as a nation, childhood, their many adventures, the people they've met, as well as some outrageous stories, tall tales and generally good spirited banter.

Curry : eating, reading and race

Naben Ruthnum

Curry is a dish that doesn't quite exist but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn't properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations. 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. Following in the footsteps of Salman Rushdie's 'Imaginary Homelands', this book cracks open anew the staid narrative of an authentic Indian diasporic experience.

 

Dead girl running

Christina Dodd

Tough, capable Kellen Adams takes a job as assistant manager of a remote vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast. There, amid the towering storms and the lashing waves, she hopes to find sanctuary. But when she discovers a woman's dead and mutilated body, she's soon trying to keep her own secrets while investigating first one murder... Then another.

Dead if you don't

Peter James

Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck of his life. Taking his teenage son, Mungo, to their club's big Saturday afternoon football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it's at the stadium where his nightmare begins. Within minutes of arriving at the game, Kipp bumps into a client. He takes his eye off Mungo for a few moments and in that time, the boy is gone.

Death doesn't bargain

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine's hands. He expects no mercy or rescue. Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it's her calling and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.

Death Is not enough

Karen Rose

Gwyn Weaver is as resilient as anyone could be. Having survived an attempted murder, she has rebuilt her life and reclaimed her dignity and strength. She's always known about her feelings for defence attorney Thomas Thorne but as her friend and a colleague there could be no chance of anything more... Or could there?

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