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Tiny Beautiful Things

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Tiny Beautiful Things

Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things collects the best of Dear Sugar in one volume, bringing her wisdom to many more readers. This tenth-anniversary edition features six new columns and a new preface by Strayed. Rich with humor, insight, compassion-and absolute honesty-this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

The Palm Beach Murders

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The Palm Beach Murders

James Patterson, James O Born, Tim Arnold and Duane Swierczynski

Three stories from the world's best-selling author include the tale of a pair of divorcees who begin a strangely intense game of make-believe and a popular advertising exec who notices the people around him are being murdered.The Palm Beach murders: Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don't believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date.

Map of Flames

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Map of Flames

Lisa McMann

Five children who are the offspring of supernatural criminals and who have special abilities of their own leave their isolated tropical home and head to the city of Estero, where they hope to find their parents and the treasure they hid years ago.

My Dream Time

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My Dream Time

Ash Barty

It's a tennis story. It's a family story. It's a teamwork story. It's the story of how I got to where and who I am today. I'm only in my mid-twenties, and some might think that's young to write a memoir. Who does that, right? But for me and my team it's always been important to reflect on every part of the journey, especially the end. In that context, the timing is perfect to share my story, from the first time I picked up a racquet as a 5-year-old girl in Ipswich to the night I packed up my tennis bag at Melbourne Park after winning the 2022 Australian Open. This book gives me a chance to look back at every moment of the 20 years in between, and to think carefully through the highs and lows, the work and the play, the smiles and the tears. 

Stolen Focus

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Stolen Focus

Johann Hari

Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get it back? For Stolen Focus, internationally bestselling author Johann Hari went on a three-year journey to uncover the reasons why our teenagers now focus on one task for only 65 seconds, and why office workers on average manage only three minutes. He interviewed the leading experts in the world on attention, and learned that everything we think about this subject is wrong. We think our inability to focus is a personal failing - a flaw in each one of us. It is not. 

The Fast five

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The Fast five

Donna Hay

Donna Hay, Australia's most trusted and bestselling cookbook author, returns with a book that you'll want to cook and eat from time and time again - the ultimate bible of fast, delicious recipes for busy families. 

Christmas at river cottage

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Christmas at river cottage

Lucy Brazier

Christmas at River Cottage encapsulates the very best that the season has to offer, guiding you from the autumn equinox, through advent and Christmas, and merrily into the new year with inspiration, traditions and indispensable recipes for every festive occasion. These are recipes that have been honed over the years and are rooted in the River Cottage foundations of tradition, seasonality and sustainability. 

Waiting for the Storks

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Waiting for the Storks

Katrina Nannestad

It's the Second World War and Himmler's Lebensborn Program is in full flight when eight-year-old Zofia Ulinski is kidnapped by the Germans. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, just like the other Polish children taken from their families and robbed of their names, their language, their heritage. But when Zofia is adopted into a wealthy and loving German family, it is easier, it is safer to bury her past, deep down, so everything is forgotten.Until the Polish boy arrives.

Little Ash lost luck!

Little Ash Lost Luck

Little Ash lost luck!

Ash Barty, Jasmin McGaughey and illustrated by Jade Goodwin

Ash has a fun hockey game coming up, but on the day of the match she wakes up on the wrong side of bed. Everything seems too hard, and Ash just can't seem to look on the bright side. Will she let her miserable mood ruin her day?

Cat Lady

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Cat Lady

Dawn O'Porter

It's safer for Mia to play the part that people expect. She's a good wife to her husband Tristan, a doting stepmother, she slips on her suit for work each morning like a new skin. But beneath the surface, there's another woman just clawing to get out. When a shocking event shatters the conventional life she's been so careful to build, Mia is faced with a choice. Does she live for a society that's all too quick to judge, or does she live for herself? And if that's as an independent woman with a cat, then the world better get ready.

A Girlhood

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A Girlhood

Carolyn Hays

When Carolyn Hays' child made clear to the family that they were all wrong, he was not a boy, but, in fact, a girl, the Hays shifted pronouns, adopted a nickname and encouraged her to dress a she felt comfortable. One ordinary day, a case-worker from the Department of Children and families knocked on their door to investigate an anonymous complaint about the upbringing of their transgender child.

Barefoot Kids: Your Epic Money adventure

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Barefoot Kids: Your Epic Money adventure

Scott Pape

The new book from author of The Barefoot Investor, the #1 all-time Australian bestseller If you want the kids in your life to be good with money, hand them this book. Teaching kids about money isn't easy. So let Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor, do it for you!

The digger of Kokoda

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The digger of Kokoda

Daniel Lane

Reg Chard endured hell as an 18-year-old Australian soldier who fought in 1942 on the infamous Kokoda Trail in World War II. Ironically, Kokoda rescued Reg decades later when he decided to take his own life. After losing Betty, his wife of 66 years, the grief-stricken great-grandfather lost the will to live. But he found new purpose through educating young people, giving guided tours of Sydney's Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway. As one of the last surviving diggers of Kokoda, Reg Chard has become a custodian of its legacy. This deeply moving, healing and inspiring biography of the 98-year-old veteran tells us of Reg's war in the jungle and how, 80 years after the battle that saved Australia, Kokoda still lives within him"--Publisher's description.

Desert Star

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Desert Star

Michael Connelly

A year has passed since LAPD detective Rene Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralisation and endless red tape. Yet after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving 'the Late Show' to rebuild the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division. 

Hunting Time

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Hunting Time

Jeffery Deaver

Allison Parker is on the run with her teenage daughter, Hannah, and Colter Shaw has been hired by her eccentric boss, entrepreneur Marty Harmon, to find and protect her. Though he’s an expert at tracking missing persons—even those who don’t wish to be found—Shaw has met his match in Allison, who brings all her skills as a brilliant engineer designing revolutionary technology to the game of evading detection. The reason for Allison’s panicked flight is soon apparent. 

Mr. Flood's last resort

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Mr. Flood's last resort

Jess Kidd

Other than visiting her agoraphobic neighbor, Maud keeps to herself, finding solace in her work and in her humble existence-until she meets Mr. Flood. Cathal Flood is a menace by all accounts. The lone occupant of a Gothic mansion crawling with feral cats, he has been waging war against his son's attempts to put him into an old-age home and sent his last caretaker running for the madhouse. But Maud is this impossible man's last chance: if she can help him get the house in order, he just might be able to stay. So the unlikely pair begins to cooperate, bonding over their shared love of Irish folktales and mutual dislike of Mr. Flood's overbearing son.

How Many Women

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How Many Women

Jennifer Robinson and Keina Yoshida

From two internationally acclaimed lawyers comes a masterful and urgent exploration of the legal response to the MeToo movement in Australian and around the world. We are in a crucial moment: women are breaking through the cultural reticence to speak out about gender-based violence. But as they have grown empowered to speak, a new form of systematic silencing has become more evident: the spike in survivors speaking out has been followed by a spike in leal actions against them and the media. 

Our Missing Hearts

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Our Missing Hearts

Celeste Ng

To keep the peace and restore prosperity, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian origin, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic-including the work of Bird's mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine years old. Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems; he doesn't know her work or what happened to her, and he knows he shouldn't wonder. But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is drawn into a quest to find her.

The Wrong Sister

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The Wrong Sister

Fiona Palmer

As she approaches thirty, dedicated nurse Ellie Sutton's life is how she wants it - well, almost. Her younger sister, Carrie, seems to have it all sorted though: a successful hair business, a devoted new boyfriend and a rosy future together. Even Ellie's brother, Bodhi, is settled with his petite, super-chill chef girlfriend, Ingrid. So why does Ellie suddenly give up her career and family for the red dust and toil of an outback cattle station? She's never run from anything before - it's new territory in more ways than one. But Ellie can't run forever. 

Quarantine Life from Cholera to Covid-19

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Quarantine Life from Cholera to Covid-19

Kari Nixon

Throughout history, there have been numerous epidemics that have threatened mankind with destruction. Diseases have the ability to highlight our shared concerns across the ages, affecting every social divide from national boundaries, economic categories, racial divisions, and beyond. Whether looking at smallpox, HIV, Ebola, or COVID-19 outbreaks, we see the same conversations arising as society struggles with the all-encompassing question: What do we do now?

Mad Honey

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Mad Honey

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life-living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher-was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, and taking over her father's beekeeping business. Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start. 

Nettle and Bone

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Nettle and Bone

T. Kingfisher

After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra--the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter--has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself. Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, Marra is offered the tools to kill a prince--if she can complete three impossible tasks. 

Murder at Black Oaks

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Murder at Black Oaks

Phillip Margolin

In Phillip Margolin's Murder at Black Oaks, Attorney Robin Lockwood finds herself at an isolated retreat in the Oregon mountains, one with a tragic past and a legendary curse, and surrounded by many suspects and confronted with an impossible crime.

Day's End

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Day's End

Garry Disher

Hirsch's rural beat is wide. Daybreak to day's end, dirt roads and dust. Every problem that besets small towns and isolated properties, from unlicensed driving to arson. In the time of the virus, Hirsch is seeing stresses heightened and social divisions cracking wide open. His own tolerance under strain; people getting close to the edge. Today he's driving an international visitor around- Janne Van Sant, whose backpacker son went missing while the borders were closed. They're checking out his last photo site, his last employer.

Treasure Hunters: Ultimate Quest : (Treasure…

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Treasure Hunters: Ultimate Quest : (Treasure…

James Patterson, Juliana Neufeld and Chris Grabenstein

In the eighth instalment in this swashbuckling illustrated adventure series, the Kidd siblings must uncover an ancient treasure to save their parents . . . before they lose everything! Dodge missiles, map undersea caves, outrun secret agents, and uncover the ultimate treasure? That's a day in the life of the Kidds!

The Road Dance

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The Road Dance

John Mackay

Kirsty Macleod is a beautiful young woman, coveted by all the young men of her island village. She dreams of America, of following the setting sun west to a better life. She meets the man who dreams her dreams and promises to make them come true. 

Limberlost

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Limberlost

Robbie Arnott

In the heat of a long summer Ned hunts rabbits in a river valley, hoping the pelts will earn him enough money to buy a small boat.His two brothers are away at war, their whereabouts unknown. His father and older sister struggle to hold things together on the family orchard, Limberlost.Desperate to ignore it all-to avoid the future rushing towards him-Ned dreams of open water.

Broad River Station

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Broad River Station

Fleur Mcdonald

A young constable faces prejudice in a small country town, but the search for a missing child changes everything. A breathtaking novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback.

The twelve topsy-turvy, very messy days of…

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The twelve topsy-turvy, very messy days of…

James Patterson and Tad Safran

No stockings, no gifts, no tinsel and no tree - has Christmas been cancelled?It's mid-December and for the fifth year in a row, there is little sign of the festive season in the Sullivan family's home in South London. That is until a mysterious someone starts sending strange gifts to widower Henry and his two children.

No Plan B

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No Plan B

Lee Child

Witnessing a woman pushed to her death in front of a bus, Jack Reacher, following the killer on foot, is unaware that this is part of a secret conspiracy with many moving parts with no room for error and any threats will be permanently removed, including Reacher.In Gerrardsville, Colorado, two witnesses to the same tragedy give two different accounts: One sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus in what authorities will call a suicide. The other witness is Jack Reacher. And he sees what actually happened: A man in a gray hoodie and jeans, moving like a shadow, pushed the victim to her death before grabbing the dead woman's purse and strolling away.

Frankenstein doesn't plant petunias : a…

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Frankenstein doesn't plant petunias : a…

Pearl Low, Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey

The Bailey School Kids take a field trip to a science museum, where they meet Dr. Victor and his hulking assistant, Frank. Secrets lurk behind every door in the spooky old museum. What's Dr. Victor doing in his hidden lab? And could Frank be Frankenstein's monster -- even though he loves to plant flowers?

Homicide and Halo-Halo

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Homicide and Halo-Halo

Mia P. Manasala

Death at a beauty pageant turns Tita Rosie's Kitchen upside down in the latest entry of this witty and humorous cozy mystery series by Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo. Things are heating up for Lila Macapagal. Not in her love life, which she insists on keeping nonexistent despite the attention of two very eligible bachelors. Or her professional life, since she can't bring herself to open her new café after the unpleasantness that occurred a few months ago at her aunt's Filipino restaurant, Tita Rosie's Kitchen.

Amazing Aussie Dogs

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Amazing Aussie Dogs

Laura Greaves

Some say Australia was built on the sheep’s back, but it’s just as true to say our nation was built in the dog kennel – after all, it was the dogs that were rounding up the sheep. Australians love their dogs – we’re home to more than 4 million pet pooches – and they love us right back

The Last Chairlift

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The Last Chairlift

John Irving

In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ray becomes a ski instructor. Her son, Adam, grows up in a family that defies conventions and evades questions concerning the eventful past. Years later, looking for answers, Adam will go to Aspen. In the Hotel Jerome, where he was conceived, Adam will meet some ghosts; in The Last Chairlift, they aren't the first or the last ghosts he sees.

Across the Sand

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Across the Sand

Hugh Howey

The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes, a land of howling wind and infernal sand. In this barren home, siblings Conner, Rob, Palmer and Violet daily carve out a future. They live in the shadow of their father and oldest sister, Vic, two of the greatest sand divers ever to comb the desert's depths. But these branches of their family tree are long gone, disappeared into the wastes beyond, leaving the younger siblings scratching in the dust, hopeful for a better life. 

Long shadows

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Long shadows

David Baldacci

When Amos Decker is called to South Florida to investigate a double homicide, the case appears straightforward: A federal judge and her bodyguard have been found dead, the judge's face sporting a blindfold with two eye holes crudely cut out, a clear sign that she'd made one too many enemies over her years on the bench. What at first seems cut and dry is anything but: Not only did the judge have more enemies than Decker can count--from violent gang members, drug dealers, and smugglers to a resentful ex-husband--but the bodyguard presents additional conundrums that muddy the waters even further. Who was the real target in this vicious attack? 

Hip hop & hymns: A Memoir of loving hard,…

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Hip hop & hymns: A Memoir of loving hard,…

Mawunyo Gbogbo

Mawunyo Gbogbo is a church-going African Australian girl growing up in the sleepy mining town of Muswellbrook, NSW. At home, her parents argue all the time, and sibling rivalry runs deep. At primary school, Black Is Beautiful until a racist bully dares to tell her otherwise. But at high school, she falls in love with two things that will alter the course of her adult life: the seductive thrill of hip hop music and charismatic bad boy Tyce Carrington. 

The Magic Faraway Tree

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The Magic Faraway Tree

Jacqueline Wilson

Three kids, Milo, Mia and Birdy, are on a countryside holiday when they wander into an Enchanted Wood. Among the whispering leaves, there is a beautiful tree that stands high above the rest. The Magic Faraway Tree is home to remarkable creatures including a fairy called Silky, her best friend Moonface and more. Birdy is delighted to find that fairies are real. Even her older brother and sister are soon won over by the magic of the Faraway Tree and the extraordinary places they discover above it, including the Land of Unicorns. But not every land is so much fun. 

Viva Alice!

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Viva Alice!

Judi Curtin

Grace invites Alice and Megan to spend Easter in her house in Lanzarote. The girls are accidentally left home-alone in for two days in the house. It's fun at first, until they become trapped on an upstairs balcony and spend a long cold night and day waiting to be rescued. Meanwhile Melissa is still unhappy at boarding school. Alice wants to help her to get back to their school, but Megan sees this as a betrayal. Tension mounts between the two girls, until Megan gives in and agrees to help.

My Dream Time

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My Dream Time

Ash Barty

It's a tennis story. It's a family story. It's a teamwork story. It's the story of how I got to where and who I am today. I'm only in my mid-twenties, and some might think that's young to write a memoir. Who does that, right? But for me and my team it's always been important to reflect on every part of the journey, especially the end. In that context, the timing is perfect to share my story, from the first time I picked up a racquet as a 5-year-old girl in Ipswich to the night I packed up my tennis bag at Melbourne Park after winning the 2022 Australian Open. This book gives me a chance to look back at every moment of the 20 years in between, and to think carefully through the highs and lows, the work and the play, the smiles and the tears. 

My Soul Twin

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My Soul Twin

Nino Haratischvili

A modern-day Wuthering heights from the author of international bestseller The Eighth Life.

 

Euphoria

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Euphoria

Elin Cullhed 

A woman's life, erupting with brilliance and promise, is fissured by betrayal and the pressures of duty. What had once seemed a pastoral family idyll has become a trap, and she struggles between being the wife and mother she is bound to be and wanting to do and be so much more. 

Stolen Focus

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Stolen Focus

Johann Hari

Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get it back? For Stolen Focus, internationally bestselling author Johann Hari went on a three-year journey to uncover the reasons why our teenagers now focus on one task for only 65 seconds, and why office workers on average manage only three minutes. He interviewed the leading experts in the world on attention, and learned that everything we think about this subject is wrong. We think our inability to focus is a personal failing - a flaw in each one of us. It is not. 

Kissed by Her

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Kissed by Her

Chelsea M Cameron

I was so looking forward to this summer. My job as a nanny for eleven-year-old twins means never a dull moment, and I'm excited about hanging out with my best friend, Joy, and reading all the books we can get our hands on next to my employer's fabulous pool. Then my boss goes and hires a new assistant who is clearly gunning to be his second wife. 

Exiles

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Exiles

Jane Harper

At a busy festival site on a warm spring night, a baby lies alone in her pram, her mother vanishing into the crowds.

Taste My Life Through Food

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Taste My Life Through Food

Stanley Tucci

Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and the perfect Negroni, he grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the table. Taste is an intimate reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about growing up in Westchester, NY, preparing for and filming the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia, falling in love over dinner, and teaming up with his wife to create conversation-starting meals for their children. 

Mr Lemoncello's very first game

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Mr Lemoncello's very first game

Chris Grabenstein

Everybody starts somewhere, and once upon a time Luigi Lemoncello was a thirteen-year-old boy in a large family who dreamed of being a showman; he gets his first chance working for a famous barker at a summer carnival where a mysterious puzzle leads him and his friends on a treasure hunt.

Totally twins #1 : Musical mayhem : the fabulous…

Totally twins #1 : Musical mayhem : the fabulous diary of Persephone Pinchgut

Totally twins #1 : Musical mayhem : the fabulous…

Aleesha Darlison

Persephone begins writing her own personal SECRET diary. She is horrified when she has to audition for the school musical and takes comfort in writing down her most SECRET thoughts. The Heartfield Heights Musical Extravaganza soon launches into full swing, much to Persephone's dismay and her sister Portia's jubilation.

Stella Maris

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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Told entirely through the transcripts of Alicia's psychiatric sessions, Stella Maris is a searching, rigorous, intellectually challenging coda to The Passenger, a philosophical inquiry that questions our notions of God, truth, and existence. 

The Work Wives

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The Work Wives

Rachael Johns

The latest novel by bestselling, ABIA award winning author Rachael Johns will make you laugh, cry and wonder what secrets your friends are keeping! 

Seven Wherewithal Way #2: Across the Ice and Into…

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Seven Wherewithal Way #2: Across the Ice and Into…

Samantha-Ellen Bound
 

Full of heart-in-your-mouth action, unforgettable characters and folklore-inspired magic that feels both fresh and familiar, this is the second instalment in the epic 4-book portal fantasy series Seven Wherewithal Way.

The World: A Family History

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The World: A Family History

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Around 950,000 years ago, a family of five walked along the beach and left behind the oldest family footprints ever discovered. For award-winning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, these poignant, familiar fossils serve as an inspiration for a new kind of world history, one that is genuinely global, spans all eras and all continents, and focuses on the family ties that connect every one of us.

Diper overlode

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Diper overlode

Jeff Kinney

The next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney. Middle-schooler Greg Heffley charts the rise of his teenage brother's band, Loaded Diper, as they live out their rock-and-roll dreams. But things could get messy for Greg and Rodrick when the Diper hits the road.

Bush Life

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Bush Life

Beauty in the Bush Collective

Beautiful and romantic but always achingly real, here you will find a mix of heartfelt writing and photography - landscape, lifestyle and portraiture - that share the strengths, locations and unique perspectives of those Australians who live and love on our wild and sunburnt country. They're farmers, producers and graziers living at the whim of the weather, while bearing huge responsibilities to their families, stock and the land. But that doesn't mean they don't also live rich creative lives. With space to breathe and stunning landscapes on their doorstep, creativity flourishes, and in isolation, bonds strengthen.

Better The Blood

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Better The Blood

Michael Bennett

Hana Westerman is a tenacious Maori detective juggling single motherhood and the pressures of her career in Auckland's Central Investigation Branch. When she's led to a crime scene by a mysterious video, she discovers a man hanging in a secret room. Hana and her team work to track down the killer, searching for New Zealand's first serial killer.

Ninth life of a diamond miner : a memoir

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Ninth life of a diamond miner : a memoir

Grace Tame

Grace Tame has never walked on middle ground. From a young age, her life was defined by uncertainty - by trauma and strength, sadness and hope, terrible lows and wondrous highs. As a teenager she found the courage to speak up after experiencing awful and ongoing child sexual abuse. This fight to find her voice would not be her last. In 2021 Grace stepped squarely into the public eye as the Australian of the Year, and was the catalyst for a tidal wave of conversation and action. 

Kurashi at Home

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Kurashi at Home

Marie Kondo

Create an oasis of calm and find what sparks your joy with the first full-colour, beautifully photographed guide from Netflix's Marie Kondo.

Putin's Playbook

Putin's Playbook

Putin's Playbook

Rebekah Koffler

Politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle have accused Russia of interfering with our elections and our intelligence agencies. But the war Russia is waging against America is very different from anything you have heard in the press, as Russian-born U.S. intelligence expert Rebekah Koffler reveals. In her new book, Koffler details how Vladimir Putin is orchestrating a wide-ranging, multi-faceted campaign to retake his country's role as a super-power, and to defeat America in the process. Koffler explains the Putin-ordered 5-point Master Plan to defeat America, which includes spies, satellite killers, bombers, lasers, undersea cable cutters, cyber trolls, nuclear missiles, assassinations, and special techniques that Russia uses to distort Americans' perceptions of reality.

The Winners

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The Winners

Fredrik Backman

Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there's something about this place that prevents it. The residents continue to grapple with life's big questions: What is a family? What is a community? And what, if anything, are we willing to sacrifice in order to protect them? As the locals of Beartown struggle to overcome the past, great change is on the horizon. 

Solve Your Own Mystery: The Missing Magic

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Solve Your Own Mystery: The Missing Magic

Gareth P Jones

Welcome to Haventry, a town where the ordinary and extraordinary collide! With ghosts, werewolves and zombies living side by side, trouble is always brewing. And when a fiendish crime is committed, YOU are the detective in charge of the case.

All I said was true

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All I said was true

Imran Mahmood

I didn't kill her. Trust me... When Amy Blahn died on a London rooftop, Layla Mahoney was there. Layla was holding her. But all she can say when she's arrested is that 'It was Michael. Find Michael and you'll find out everything you need to know.' The problem is, the police can't find him - they aren't even sure he exists. 

The couple upstairs

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The couple upstairs

Holly Wainwright

Five months after Mel told her husband to leave, a ghost moved in upstairs. A young man who reminds her, with eerie intensity, of a past lover, someone who changed Mel's life and then vanished. When the man's travelling girlfriend joins him, Mel's obsession with the couple upstairs builds, with devastating consequences.

Lune

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Lune

Kate Reid

The debut cookbook from Lune, a world-renowned croissant bakery in Australia. Lune Croissanterie is one of the most talked about bakeries in the world. From rave reviews from Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, René Redzepi and Rachel Khoo, to features in news outlets such as New York Times and The Guardian, Lune has been touted as 'the best croissant in the world' since it opened its doors in 2012. 

FIRST, CREAM THE BUTTER AND SUGAR : the essential…

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FIRST, CREAM THE BUTTER AND SUGAR : the essential…

Emelia Jackson

Making baking your happy place. It's not so much a science; it's practice plus play, which becomes instinct and then art. And even the failures are delicious. Welcome to First, Cream the Butter and Sugar - the ultimate guide for everyone who loves cake.

Bone Memories

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Bone Memories

Sally Piper

This third novel from acclaimed Queensland author Sally Piper focuses on the repercussions, within one family, of a terrible crime.Even though sixteen years have passed, Billie will never recover from the murder of her daughter, Jess, and clings to her memory - and the site of her death - like a life raft. Daniel, who was a toddler when his mother was killed, can recall little of what happened but knows if he's to have any chance of a better future he needs to move on from that defining event - if only his grandmother would let him. 

I survived : The attack of the grizzlies, 1967

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I survived : The attack of the grizzlies, 1967

Georgia Ball (Adapter), Lauren Tarshis (Creator), Berat Pekmezci (Illustrator) & Leo Trinidad (Illustrator)

No grizzly has ever killed a human in Glacier National Park before ... until tonight. Eleven-year-old Melody Vega and her family come to Glacier every year. Mel loves it here -- the beautiful landscapes and wildlife make it easy to forget her real-world troubles. But this year is different. With Mom gone, every moment in the park is a reminder of the past. Then Mel comes face-to-face with a mighty grizzly. She knows basic bear safety: Don't turn your back. Don't make any sudden movements. And most importantly: Don't run. That last one is the hardest for Mel; she's been running from her problems all her life. If she wants to survive tonight, she'll have to find the courage to face her fear.

The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner

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The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner

Grace Tame

Grace Tame has never walked on middle ground. From a young age, her life was defined by uncertainty - by trauma and strength, sadness and hope, terrible lows and wondrous highs. As a teenager she found the courage to speak up after experiencing awful and ongoing child sexual abuse. This fight to find her voice would not be her last. In 2021 Grace stepped squarely into the public eye as the Australian of the Year, and was the catalyst for a tidal wave of conversation and action. 

Banned Books

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Banned Books

DK Publishing

Explores why some of the world's literary classics and seminal non-fiction titles were once deemed too controversial for the public to read--whether for challenging racial or sexual norms, satirizing public figures, or simply being deemed unfit for young readers. From the banning of All Quiet on the Western Front and the repeated suppression of On the Origin of Species, to the uproar provoked by Lady Chatterley's Lover, entries offer a chronological account of censorship, and the role that some banned books have played in changing history.

Dear Dolly

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Dear Dolly

Dolly Alderton

Since early 2020, Dolly Alderton has been sharing her wisdom, warmth and wit with the countless people who have written in to her Dear Dolly agony aunt column in The Sunday Times Style. Their questions range from the painfully - and sometimes hilariously - relatable to the occasionally bizarre. They include breakups and body issues, families, friendships, dating, divorce, the pleasures and pitfalls of social media, sex, loneliness, longing, love and everything in between. Without judgement, and with deep empathy informed by her own, much-chronicled adventures in love, friendship and dating, Dolly leads us by the hand through the various labyrinths of life, proving that a problem shared is truly a problem halved.

Call of empire

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Call of empire

Peter Watt

It is 1885. After a decade spent fighting for Queen and Country across the globe, Colonel Ian Steele is enjoying the quiet life in the colony of New South Wales, reunited with his friend Conan Curry and watching over his children and numerous business enterprises. But the British Empire's pursuits are ceaseless, and when the colony's soldiers are required to assist a campaign in Sudan, North Africa, Ian's son Lieutenant Josiah Steele heeds the call, despite an ultimatum from the love of his life, Marian.

Not now, not ever

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Not now, not ever

Julia Gillard

On 9 October 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard stood up and proceeded to make all present in Parliament House that day pay attention - and left many of them squirming in their seats. The incisive 'misogyny speech', as her words came to be known, challenged not only Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, on his words and actions but, over time, all of us. How had we come to condone the public and private behaviours of some very public men? With contributions from Mary Beard, Jess Hill, Jennifer Palmieri, Katharine Murphy and members of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership, Julia Gillard explores the history and culture of misogyny, tools in the patriarchy's toolbox, intersectionality, and gender and misogyny in the media and politics.

The Maze

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The Maze

Nelson DeMille

Former anti-terrorist cop John Corey is NYU - New York Unemployed - and watching his back, ever more convinced his past will soon catch up with him. Then a new opportunity comes calling, and with it, plenty of trouble... A series of bodies has been found along a beach close to his home and he can no longer deny that a serial killer is on the loose, and no one seems able to find the culprit. Is the failure to find the perpetrator a result of the department's oversight? Is it due to the fact the victims are prostitutes? Or is it something darker? Could the killer be someone on the inside?

Just One Thing : How simple changes can transform…

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Just One Thing : How simple changes can transform…

Dr Michael Mosley

We all want quick and easy ways to improve our health, but when it comes to diet, fitness and wellbeing it can be hard to know where to turn for accurate information. Harder still is finding things that fit into your day. So what if you were told that standing on one leg can have huge health benefits, a hot shower before bed can help lower your blood pressure, and eating chocolate is good for your heart? These simple things might surprise you - but they really can work. Dr Mosley explains all of this, and presents many more surprising scientifically proven facts.

Essential Labor

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Essential Labor

Angela Garbes

From the acclaimed author of Like a Mother comes an investigation into the current state of caregiving in America and an exploration of motherhood as a means of social change.

The Unravelling

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The Unravelling

Polly Crosby

When Tartelin answers an ad for a personal assistant, she doesn't know what to expect from her new employer, Marianne, an eccentric elderly woman. Marianne lives on a remote island that her family has owned for generations, and for decades her only companions have been butterflies and tightly held memories of her family. But there are some memories Marianne would rather forget, such as when the island was commandeered by the British government during WWII. Now, if Marianne can trust Tartelin with her family's story, she might finally be able to face the long-buried secrets of her past that have kept her isolated for far too long.

Into Goblyn Wood

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Into Goblyn Wood

Anna Kemp

Fairies are real, but their power is waning . . . Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and discover the magic of Goblyn Wood, with the first book in a major new fantasy series for fans of Nevermoor and Podkin One-Ear! Are you ready to enter Goblyn Wood . . . ?

Space Band

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Space Band

Tom Fletcher

An out-of-this-world new adventure from the bestselling author! George, Neila and Bash are the worst band on Earth. George wants them to be brilliant - but Neila has stage fright, and Bash is too distracted by his obsession with stars, aliens and faraway planets. But what they lack in talent and confidence, they make up for in heart. 

A Brief Affair

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A Brief Affair

Alex Miller

A moving novel about storytelling, about truths, and love, from twice Miles Franklin Award winner Alex Miller. From the bustling streets of China, to the ominous Cell 16 in an old asylum building, to the familiar sounds and sight of galahs flying over a Victorian farm, A Brief Affair is a tender love story. On the face of it, Dr Frances Egan is a woman who has it all - a loving family and a fine career - until a brief, perfect affair reveals to her an imaginative dimension to her life that is wholly her own. 

Clarke

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Clarke

Holly Throsby

On a hot morning in 1991 in the regional town of Clarke, Barney Clarke (no relation) is woken by the unexpected arrival of many policemen: they are going to search his backyard for the body of a missing woman. Next door, Leonie Wallace and little Joe watch the police cars through their kitchen window. Leonie has been waiting for this day for six years. She is certain that her friend - Ginny Lawson - is buried in that backyard under a slab of suspicious concrete. But the fate of Ginny Lawson is not the only mystery in Clarke. Barney lives alone in a rented house with a ring on his finger, but where is Barney's wife? Leonie lives with four-year-old Joe, but where is Joe's mother?

The light we carry

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The light we carry

Michelle Obama

Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles--the earned wisdom that helps her continue to "become." 

The Matchmaker's Gift

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The Matchmaker's Gift

Lynda Cohen Loigman

"Is finding true love a calling or a curse? Even as a child in 1910, Sara Glikman knows her gift: she is a maker of matches and a seeker of soulmates. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York's Lower East Side, Sara's vocation is dominated by devout older men-men who see a talented female matchmaker as a dangerous threat to their traditions and livelihood. After making matches in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to take her rightful place among her peers, and to demand the recognition she deserves.

Your Second Life Begins When You Realise...

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Your Second Life Begins When You Realise...

Raphaëlle Giordano

The "French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? 

Livid

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Livid

Patricia Cornwell

Chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the reluctant star witness in a sensational murder trial when she receives shocking news. The judge's sister has been found dead. At first glance, it appears to be a home invasion, but then why was nothing stolen, and why is the garden strewn with dead plants and insects? Although there is no apparent cause of death, Scarpetta recognizes tell-tale signs of the unthinkable, and she knows the worst is yet to come. The forensic pathologist finds herself pitted against a powerful force that returns her to the past, and her time to catch the killer is running out . . .

Koori Princess

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Koori Princess

Anita Heiss

Teish is a sassy, soon-to-be 7-year-old and the apple of her dad's eye. She believes more than anything, that she is a Disney princess. Her older siblings, Karan and Kim, like to remind her that she isn't. Teish is determined to believe that she can be whoever she wants to be.With the help of boisterous, irreverent cousins and friends, a princesses-of-colour party with all the trimmings and an adventure to the beach, Teish teaches her family that she can be a princess and remain true to herself.

Heartbones

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Heartbones

Colleen Hoover

Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim's parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself. With only two short months separating her from the future she's built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows.

Tom Felton Beyond the Wand : The Magic &…

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Tom Felton Beyond the Wand : The Magic &…

Tom Felton

Tom Felton’s adolescence was anything but ordinary. His early rise to fame in beloved films like The Borrowers catapulted him into the limelight, but nothing could prepare him for what was to come after he landed the iconic role of the Draco Malfoy, the bleached blonde villain of the Harry Potter movies. For the next ten years, he was at the center of a huge pop culture phenomenon and yet, in between filming, he would go back to being a normal teenager trying to fit into a normal school. 

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