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City of Darwin - Book - The Great Delusion
City of Darwin - Book - The Great Delusion

The Great Delusion

John J Mearsheimer

In this major statement, the renowned international-relations scholar John Mearsheimer argues that liberal hegemony, the foreign policy pursued by the United States since the Cold War ended, is doomed to fail. It makes far more sense, he maintains, for Washington to adopt a more restrained foreign policy based on a sound understanding of how nationalism and realism constrain great powers abroad. It is widely believed in the West that the United States should spread liberal democracy across the world, foster an open international economy, and build institutions. This policy of remaking the world in America's image is supposed to protect human rights, promote peace, and make the world safe for democracy. But this is not what has happened. Instead, the United States has ended up as a highly militarized state fighting wars that undermine peace, harm human rights, and threaten liberal values at home. Mearsheimer tells us why this has happened.

City of Darwin - Book - Parenting Right From The Start
City of Darwin - Book - Parenting Right From The Start

Parenting Right From The Start

Vanessa Lapointe

The baby and toddler years are the most important period for any child's emotional and psychological development. Parents naturally want to do what's best for their kids, but they often struggle to know what that is, especially when dealing with the big "battlegrounds" of sleep, feeding, and managing aggression. The latest scientific research indicates that it is through a strong and stable sense of connection to their parents that children learn how to regulate their emotions, master social skills, and develop a sense of identity. Unfortunately, many of the currently accepted parenting practices and traditional attitudes disrupt healthy connection rather than foster it, leading to behavioral issues and emotional problems that can last into adulthood.

City of Darwin - Book - Witch's Oath
City of Darwin - Book - Witch's Oath

Witch's Oath

Terry Goodkind

Richard, Kahlan, and seven companions, are hunting a warlock in the waterlogged depths of the People's Palace. It will take all their skills to close on their quarry, but do any of them understand the true power of a Witch's Oath? Richard knew that there would be no help coming. It was all up to him to stop the threat or Kahlan would die. They all would die.

City of Darwin - Book - My Father's Shadow
City of Darwin - Book - My Father's Shadow

My Father's Shadow

Jannali Jones

Kaya is completing her Higher School Certificate when she is woken in the middle of the night by her mother. They are to pack immediately and go to their holiday home in the Blue Mountains. Her father is not coming back. He has been involved in a court case to give evidence against some dangerous criminals. Months later, they are still in hiding and the mysteries are multiplying. Kaya is not sure who to trust: her mother's new friend, the policeman or her new friend, Eric, from the local store. She is also recovering from memory loss caused by PTSD after a chilling encounter with the criminals. She is seeing a psychologist in an attempt to recall the evidence she might have to give in a forthcoming trial. Her best friend, Jenna, has gone overseas and Kaya is trying to make sense of what is really happening.

City of Darwin - Book - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
City of Darwin - Book - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. Tragic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her obsession ever since the death of her junkie mother. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it seems, she'll find another, more dangerous, kind of romance. From the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips comes a pop and drug culture fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness ... and what she finds there.

City of Darwin - Book - The End Of Alzheimer's
City of Darwin - Book - The End Of Alzheimer's

The End Of Alzheimer's

Dale E Bredesen

Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, Bredesen outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. He then shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

City of Darwin - Book - Wild
City of Darwin - Book - Wild

Wild

Nathan Besser 

Jonathan Wild knows power like almost no one else in London. He arrived as a wide-eyed young man in 1703, dazzled by a metropolis brimming with trade, immigration and crime. With a combination of greed, arrogance and ambition, Wild stopped at nothing to secure his place in this great and monstrous London and within a few years, he became the city's Thief-Taker General, one of the most feared and wealthy officials in town, charged with the capture and arrest of felons for reward. But he's matched in power only by the number of enemies he's made along the way, and his star is burning rather too brightly for the liking of some. Daniel Defoe is in trouble.

City of Darwin - Book - Songs From The Stations
City of Darwin - Book - Songs From The Stations

Songs From The Stations

Myfany Turpin, Felicity Meakins, Brenda L Croft & Karungkarni Art And Culture Aboriginal Corporation

The Gurindji people of the Northern Territory are perhaps best-known for their walk-off of Wave Hill Station in 1966, protesting against mistreatment by the station managers. The strike would become the first major victory of the Indigenous land rights movement. Songs from the Stations portrays another side of life on Wave Hill Station. Amongst the harsh conditions and decades of mistreatment, an eclectic ceremonial life flourished during the first half of the 20th century.This book is the first detailed documentation of wajarra, public songs performed by the Gurindji people in response to contemporary events in their community. Featuring five song sets known as Laka, Mintiwarra, Kamul, Juntara, and Freedom Day, it is an exploration of the cultural exchange between Indigenous communities that was fostered by their involvement in the pastoral industry.

City of Darwin - Book - How To Be Luminous
City of Darwin - Book - How To Be Luminous

How To Be Luminous

Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Minnie Sloe and her sisters have weathered it all together--growing up without fathers, living an eccentric lifestyle with a pet rabbit named Salvador Dali, and riding out their famous artist mother's mental highs and lows. But then their mother disappears, and Minnie, who was supposed to follow in her footsteps, starts seeing the world in monochrome. Literally. How can she create when all she sees is black-and-white? As grief threatens to tear the three sisters apart, Minnie fears she could lose everything: her family, her future, her first love ... and maybe even her mind.

City of Darwin - Book - The Divers' Game
City of Darwin - Book - The Divers' Game

The Divers' Game

Jesse Ball

A pair of girls, Lethe and Lois, navigates the perimeters of a segregated city, armed with canisters of killing gas. Another child, Lessen, is at the centre of a bizarre cultural ritual that could be the subject of a Goya painting. Centring on the garish festivals of an allegorical nation, The Divers' Game moves through worlds in which kindness is no longer meaningful. A scathing indictment of the inequalities of Western society, it makes visible the violence that has threaded its way into every aspect of our lives, and the radical empathy we need to combat it.

City of Darwin - Book - The Boy Who Felt Too Much
City of Darwin - Book - The Boy Who Felt Too Much

The Boy Who Felt Too Much

Lorenz Wagner

The inspiring family story behind the radical new autism theory. Kai is different. Kai, the doctors will eventually realise, is autistic. Of course, like everyone on the spectrum, Kai isn't just autistic - he's so much more than that. Kai is Kai. Henry, Kai's father, is one of the world's most famous neuroscientists, the man behind the billion dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the human brain. Nevertheless, when his son began withdrawing, Henry was as helpless as all the other parents. He asked himself the same questions they did: What is autism? How can I help my child? He researched for fifteen years. His findings would upend everything we thought we knew about autism. They would offer us a whole new vantage from which to consider all disorders of the mind. If Henry had just been a scientist, even a great one, he would have failed. He only succeeded thanks to Kai, the boy who changed everything.

City of Darwin - Book - Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You are So Old And Wise
City of Darwin - Book - Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You are So Old And Wise

Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You are So Old And Wise

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers.

City of Darwin - Book - Home Work
City of Darwin - Book - Home Work

Home Work

Julie Andrews 

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences and reflections behind her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria and many others.Told with her trademark charm and candour, Julie Andrews takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an astonishing life that is funny, heartbreaking and inspiring.

City of Darwin - Book - How Tor Write A Great Story
City of Darwin - Book - How Tor Write A Great Story

How Tor Write A Great Story

Caroline Lawrence

Author Caroline Lawrence shares plot advice from Hollywood movies, character ideas from Greek mythology and her own revelations about how the brain can help of hinder the writing process. She also takes you through her writing process step by step and shares over a hundred bite-sized storytelling tips.

City of Darwin - Book - Red Snow
City of Darwin - Book - Red Snow

Red Snow

Will Dean

Two bodies: One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who's really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik? Two coins: Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man's eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition. Two weeks: Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop the killer before she leaves town for good. But who's to say the Ferryman will let her go?

City of Darwin - Book - Race Across The World
City of Darwin - Book - Race Across The World

Race Across The World

John Smailes

In 1968, ninety-eight competitors stormed out of London on the world's greatest automotive adventure, the London to Sydney Marathon, the most ambitious and epic car race ever staged. Four weeks later they arrived in Sydney - or at least half of them did. The others lay in ruin along its 10,000-mile route. Unimaginable now in either concept or execution, the marathon captured the rapt attention of the countries through which it passed, and of the world, as it created front-page news. It was more than a car race, more than a rally, more than the trials that opened up outback Australia only a decade before: it was the world's most gruelling test of driver and vehicle.

City of Darwin - Book - Blind Betrayal
City of Darwin - Book - Blind Betrayal

Blind Betrayal

Nancy Mehl

After two years at the St. Louis U.S. Marshals Office, Casey Sloane is tasked with escorting a reporter to Washington to testify before a grand jury. The reporter's research on an up-and-coming environmentalist who suddenly disappeared is now even more vital than anticipated. At first, Casey's assignment seems routine. But a dangerous attack on the Marshal office puts everyone on high alert. When Casey and two other Marshals--one a man from her past--are forced on the run with the reporter, they'll do whatever it takes to protect their witness and make it out alive.

City of Darwin - Book - Feeding The Birds At Your Table
City of Darwin - Book - Feeding The Birds At Your Table

Feeding The Birds At Your Table

Darryl N Jones 

Millions of Australians feed wild birds in their gardens, yet there is currently very little information or advice on offer to tell them how to do this properly. This book provides the first readily available source of reliable information relevant to Australia. What's more, it is written by an expert who feeds birds himself in his own suburban backyard. Including profiles on different types of Australian urban birds, what to feed them and what types of feeders to use, it also has tips on how to create a bird-friendly garden. Feeding the Birds at Your Table offers sensible and practical suggestions so feeding doesn't only benefit us, but benefits the birds themselves.

City of Darwin - Book - A Sister's Courage
City of Darwin - Book - A Sister's Courage

A Sister's Courage

Molly Green

In the midst of war, she knew her place was not at home... The most ambitious of three sisters, Lorraine 'Raine' Linfoot always dreamed of becoming a pilot. As a spirited seventeen-year-old, she persuades her hero Doug Williams to teach her to fly. When war breaks out in 1939, Raine is determined to put her skills to good use. She enlists in the Air Transport Auxiliary, becoming one of a handful of brave female pilots flying fighter planes to the men on the front line. Raine embraces the challenges of the job, despite its perils. But when Doug is reported missing after his Spitfire is shot down, she realises the war could tear apart not only her country, but also her heart...

City of Darwin - Book - The Secrets We Kept
City of Darwin - Book - The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott

1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it. But in the rest of the world it's fast becoming a sensation. In Washington DC, the CIA is planning to use the book to tip the Cold War in its favour. Their agents are not the usual spies, however. Two typists - the charming, experienced Sally and the talented novice Irina - are charged with the mission of a lifetime- to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia by any means necessary. It will not be easy. There are people prepared to die for this book - and agents willing to kill for it. But they cannot fail - as this book has the power to change history.

City of Darwin - Book - An Island In the Lake
City of Darwin - Book - An Island In the Lake

An Island In the Lake

Bruce Nash

Pat and Ruth Beckett have retired from Sydney to the sublime landscape of the far south coast. To their garden, to their books, to their island in the lake. They want no part of the madness of Harbourside Grammar, monstrous celebrity billionaire Buckets Barrington, or the sinister Magnareach Corporation. But the madness wants a part of them. Can great books, small black ducks, perfectly formed compost and proper placement of the apostrophe be enough to defend their paradise?

City of Darwin - Book - This Is What A Feminist Looks Like
City of Darwin - Book - This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

Emily Maguire 

A history of Australian feminism from the 1890s to the present day, examining the rise of feminism in the domains of work, home, body and public space. The book highlights and discusses the contributions of a number of important Australian feminists over this period, including migrant and Indigenous women and women with a disability. Women profiled include Catherine Helen Spence, Faith Bandler, Jessie Street, Zelda D'Aprano, Edith Cowan, Miles Franklin, Vida Goldstein, Pat O'Shane, Stella Young and others.

City of Darwin - Book - Just Watch Me
City of Darwin - Book - Just Watch Me

Just Watch Me

Jeff Lindsay

Riley Wolfe is a master thief, expert at disguise and violent when he needs to be. It's no accident, though, that Riley targets only the 1% and is willing to kill when necessary: He despises the degenerate and immoral possessors of the objects that he steals. Riley targets an extraordinary set of crown jewels, a heist that will hopefully land him with a sensational collection of heirlooms and leave their owners bereft and embarrassed - or worse. Yes, these jewels are worth millions, but the true attraction for grabbing the jewels comes down to one simple fact: These jewels are absolutely unstealable. There is just no way anyone could get past the airtight security and dream of getting away with even a single diamond from the Imperial Collection. Riley Wolfe has always liked a challenge. 

City of Darwin - Book - Josephine's Garden
City of Darwin - Book - Josephine's Garden

Josephine's Garden

Stephanie Parkyn

In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she was to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte, become Empress Josephine of France and build a garden of wonders with plants and animals she gathers from across the globe. But she must give Bonaparte an heir or she risks losing everything. The lives of two other women from very different social spheres are tied to the fate of the Empress Josephine. Marthes Desfriches has been widowed twice and is desperate to have a child when she enters a loveless marriage with an adversary of the Empress who despises her botanical ambitions. Anne Serreaux longs for a large family when she marries the man who becomes chief gardener for the Empress tasked with germinating the first Tasmanian blue gums in Europe. Each of these women faces obstacles in their relationships and in their quest to become mothers - experiencing trauma that will put all their lives at risk. Josephine's Garden is about identity, obsession, love and marriage, and, ultimately, finding the courage to let go.

City of Darwin - Book - The Mothers
City of Darwin - Book - The Mothers

The Mothers

Genevieve Gannon

Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice. Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill since the day they got married. Six attempts have yielded no results and with each failure a little piece of their hope dies. Indian-Australian Priya Laghari and her husband Nick Archer are being treated at the same fertility clinic and while the younger couple doesn't face the same time pressure as the Ardens, the Archers have their own problems. Priya suspects Nick is cheating and when she discovers a dating app on his phone her worst fears are confirmed. Priya leaves Nick and goes through an IVF cycle with donor sperm. On the day of her appointment, Grace and Dan also go in for their final, last-chance embryo transfer. Two weeks later the women both get their results: Grace is pregnant. Priya is not. A year later, angry and heart-broken, Priya learns her embryo was implanted in another woman's uterus and must make a choice: live a childless life knowing her son is being raised by strangers or seek custody of a baby that has been nurtured and loved by another couple.

City of Darwin - Book - Everything Here is Beautiful
City of Darwin - Book - Everything Here is Beautiful

Everything Here is Beautiful

Mira T Lee

Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill.  Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them? 

City of Darwin - Book - Swipe Right For Murder
City of Darwin - Book - Swipe Right For Murder

Swipe Right For Murder

Derek Millman

Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do-- he tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgment leads to him waking up next to a dead guy, which sparks an epic case of mistaken identity. Now he's on the run from federal agents -- and a cyber-terrorist group who will stop at nothing to find him.

City of Darwin - Book - Challenge Accepted
City of Darwin - Book - Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Celeste Barber 

Funny woman, Instagram star and international comedy sensation, Celeste Barber's Challenge Accepted! is a hilarious and outspoken guide to life, unwanted gas and how to rock a sexy scar. It's real, like totally, really real. Actor, writer and comedian, Celeste Barber is one very funny woman - not to mention a global social media comedy phenomenon.

City of Darwin - Book - Acid For The Children
City of Darwin - Book - Acid For The Children

Acid For The Children

Flea 

Through anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. In the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s he found family in a community of musicians, artists, and junkies who also lived on the fringe. It was here that in music he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. And where he and his best friends and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band, which became the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

City of Darwin - Book - Dark Queen Waiting
City of Darwin - Book - Dark Queen Waiting

Dark Queen Waiting

P C Doherty

October, 1471. Edward IV sits on the English throne; the House of York reigns supreme. With her young son, Henry Tudor, in exile in France, Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, shelters deep in the shadows, secretly plotting for the day when Henry can be crowned the rightful king. But as her supporters are picked off one by one, it becomes clear that a traitor lurks within Margaret's household. When one of her most loyal henchmen, Jacob Cromart, is murdered in St Michael's Church, where he had claimed sanctuary, Margaret orders her sharp-witted clerk, Christopher Urswicke, to find out who has betrayed her. How could a man be killed inside a church where the doors are all locked, with no sign of an intruder or weapon? If he is to protect Margaret's remaining supporters from suffering a similar fate, Urswicke must solve a baffling mystery where nothing is as it first appears.

City of Darwin - Book - Targeted
City of Darwin - Book - Targeted

Targeted

Brittany Kaiser

Targeted is Kaiser's eyewitness chronicle of the dramatic and disturbing story of the rise and fall of Cambridge Analytica. She reveals to the public how Facebook's lax policies and lack of sufficient national laws allowed voters to be manipulated in both Britain and the United States, where personal data was weaponized to spread fake news and racist messaging during the Brexit vote and the 2016 election. But the damage isn't done Kaiser warns; the 2020 election can be compromised as well if we continue to do nothing.

City of Darwin - Book - Sins Of The Fathers
City of Darwin - Book - Sins Of The Fathers

Sins Of The Fathers

J A Jance 

Former Seattle homicide cop J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirement--doing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife. But then his past comes calling. When an acquaintance from long ago, Alan Dale, shows up on Beau's doorstep with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging his none-too-stellar past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his serene present. It turns out that, even in retirement. murder is still the name of the game.

City of Darwin - Book - Ride The High Lonesome
City of Darwin - Book - Ride The High Lonesome

Ride The High Lonesome

Rosanne Bittner 

1869. When Kate Winters is left stranded and defenseless in outlaw country, she knows there's little chance she'll make it out alive, until she stumbles across a ruthless gang hanging a cowboy for his cattle. She waits until the outlaws are gone, desperate enough to claim the dead man's horse to make her escape, only to realize he's not dead after all. Those outlaws should have made damn sure Luke Bowden was good and gone. Now he vows he'll have his revenge no matter the cost. But they're miles away from the nearest town, and the woman who saved his hide won't survive the ride back. He owes her his life--he owes her everything--and it doesn't take long before he's faced with a terrible choice: stand by Kate, or claim his revenge?

City of Darwin - Book - Rules For Vanishing
City of Darwin - Book - Rules For Vanishing

Rules For Vanishing

Kate Alice Marshall

Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose.... Sara's sister disappeared one year ago--and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it. When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.

City of Darwin - Book - Permanent Record
City of Darwin - Book - Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Edward J Snowden

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience.

City of Darwin - Book - We Are Here
City of Darwin - Book - We Are Here

We Are Here

Meg Mundell

How can you feel anchored when you have no place to call your own? Australia has a large shadow population of people who experience homelessness - whether couch-surfing, staying in a refuge, boarding house or caravan park, or sleeping rough. Too often they are dismissed or blamed. They are spoken for, and about, but rarely get to speak for themselves. We Are Here is a vibrant and moving collection of true stories showcasing the creative talents of people who have known homelessness.

City of Darwin - Book - House Of Wishes
City of Darwin - Book - House Of Wishes

House Of Wishes

Jenn J McLeod

Dandelion House, 1974. Two teenage girls - strangers - make a pact to never tell their secret. Calingarry Crossing, 2014. For forty years, Beth and her mum have been everything to each other, but Beth is blind-sided when her mother dies, and her last wish is to have her ashes spread in a small-town cemetery.On the outskirts of Calingarry Crossing, Beth comes across Dandelion House Retreat. With her stage career waning, and struggling to see a future without her mum, her marriage, and her child, Beth really hopes it’s a place where she can begin to heal. After her fateful encounter with a local landowner, Tom, Beth is intrigued by his stories of the cursed, century-old river house that was once a swank summer residence for arty eccentrics and a maternity home for unmarried mothers. The more Beth learns about the place and the reclusive owner, Gypsy - whose mother, Maeve was a fortune-teller in a travelling carnival - the more she questions her mother’s wishes.Tom has the answers, but will the truth help Beth? Or should Dandelion House keep its last, long-held secret?

City of Darwin - Book - Gideon The Ninth
City of Darwin - Book - Gideon The Ninth

Gideon The Ninth

Tamsyn Muir

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, she is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection. Without Gideon's sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead.

City of Darwin - Book - Bird Bonds
City of Darwin - Book - Bird Bonds

Bird Bonds

Gisela T Kaplan

Professor Gisela Kaplan, an eminent voice in animal behaviour, and particularly bird behaviour, draws on the latest insights in the evolution of particular cognitive and social abilities. She uncovers motivations and attractions in partner choice that are far more complex than was once believed. She shows how humans and birds may be more alike in attachment and mating behaviour than we think - despite the enormous evolutionary distance between us. Based on a wealth of original research and complemented by illustrations and colour photographs, Bird Bonds is a valuable resource and a beguiling insight into the world of the birds around us.

City of Darwin - Book - Janis
City of Darwin - Book - Janis

Janis

Holly George-Warren

It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the 'creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon?What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.

City of Darwin - Book - I Will Miss You Tomorrow
City of Darwin - Book - I Will Miss You Tomorrow

I Will Miss You Tomorrow

Heine Bakkeid & Ann Bruce 

Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever. Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this.Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation - will he now lose his life?

City of Darwin - Book - The Anarchy
City of Darwin - Book - The Anarchy

The Anarchy

William Dalrymple

The Anarchy' tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.

City of Darwin - Book - The Woman Who Cracked The Anxiety Code
City of Darwin - Book - The Woman Who Cracked The Anxiety Code

The Woman Who Cracked The Anxiety Code

Judith Hoare 

The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era- anxiety. Claire Weekes was driven by a restless and unconventional mind that saw her become the first woman to earn a Doctor of Science degree at Australia's oldest university, win global plaudits for her research into evolution, and take a turn as a travel agent, before embarking on a career in medicine. But it was a mistaken diagnosis of tuberculosis that would set her heart racing and push her towards integrating all she'd learned into a practical treatment for anxiety - a tried-and-true method now seen as state-of-the-art 30 years after her death. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Last Wish
City of Darwin - Book - The Last Wish

The Last Wish

Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good... and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

City of Darwin - Book - The Good Luck Girls
City of Darwin - Book - The Good Luck Girls

The Good Luck Girls

Charlotte Nicole Davis

In an alternate wild West, five girls escape from the welcome house that owns them and embark on a dangerous journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge.

City of Darwin - Book - The Weekend
City of Darwin - Book - The Weekend

The Weekend

Charlotte Wood

People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now . . . Despite the three women knowing each other better than their own siblings, Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them. Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good.

City of Darwin - Book - Launch Code
City of Darwin - Book - Launch Code

Launch Code

Michael Ridpath 

November 1983: Three hundred feet beneath the Atlantic, submarine Lieutenant Bill Guth and his fellow officers suddenly receive the order they've long-dreaded - to launch their nuclear missiles in a retaliatory strike against the USSR. But in the unexpected chaos that follows, one person on board lies dead... Norfolk, 2019: Bill Guth's annual family gathering is interrupted when a historian turns up unannounced to ask about the near-apocalyptic incident back in 1983. Bill refuses to answer. But that night, the historian is brutally murdered. Bill and his family are thrown under suspicion. As the layers of history reveal themselves, it becomes clear there is a killer at work who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets of 1983 where they belong...

City of Darwin - Book - Natural Woman
City of Darwin - Book - Natural Woman

Natural Woman

Leslie E Korn

Here's the go-to herbal sourcebook that women can reference throughout every age and stage of their lives, with remedies using common herbs and plants, to heal and support body, mind, and spirit. Plant medicines are a woman's ally to achieve optimal health; they bring balance and nourishment to daily life and can reduce or eliminate physical and emotional distress symptoms. They can also provide alternatives to many pharmaceuticals. Dr. Leslie Korn brings over 40 years of experience in numerous herbal traditions--and as a healer in several modalities--into this book of timeless wisdom that can be passed down in the family for generations and shared with friends. 

City of Darwin - Book - One Pot Wonders
City of Darwin - Book - One Pot Wonders

One Pot Wonders

Si King & Dave Myers

A wonder of a recipe collection celebrating the simple joys of one pot cooking. Life is complicated enough so why not let Si King and Dave Myers, AKA the Hairy Bikers, make it just that bit easier? Whether it's inspiration for supper after a hard day's work or a slow roast feast for a weekend gathering, One Pot Wonders has it all. From rich and warming tray bakes to light but satisfying salads, these triple-tested recipes deliver on flavour and cut out the fuss.

City of Darwin - Book - Being An Adult
City of Darwin - Book - Being An Adult

Being An Adult

Lucy Tobin & Kat Poole 

Being an Adult is a practical and entertaining guide to the life skills you didn't learn at school, from when to ask for a discount or send a condolence card, to how to save money, and what you need to know before your first day at work. If you've ever wondered when you're going to become a 'real' grown-up, this book--with top tips from 20- and 30-somethings, and proper adults including a plumber, a doctor, and a personal finance expert--will give you the answers you need.

City of Darwin - Book - The Museum Of Broken Promises
City of Darwin - Book - The Museum Of Broken Promises

The Museum Of Broken Promises

Elizabeth Buchan

Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is full of donated objects; each representing a moment of terrible betrayal. Prague, 1985. After fleeing to Prague after the death of her father, Laure falls in love with a dissident musician. It is only years later, having created the museum, that Laure can finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love that has directed her life.

City of Darwin - Book - The Palace Of Angels
City of Darwin - Book - The Palace Of Angels

The Palace Of Angels

Mohammed Massoud Morsi

The Palace of Angels is a story about life, death, identity and not the least love and creating a new reality for one's self. Based on a true story. Palestine 2014, once again on the brink of war: A young man, Adnan is desperate to find his way out of the pre-dawn existence in the checkpoint queue.

 

 

City of Darwin - Book - Scratchman
City of Darwin - Book - Scratchman

Scratchman

Tom Baker 

The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But it doesn't go to plan - the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchmanis is coming for them. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one who claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor's worst nightmares are coming out to play ...

City of Darwin - Book - Hide
City of Darwin - Book - Hide

Hide

S J Morgan

It’s 1983 in Thatcher’s Britain. Alec Johnston has left his comfortable family home in Cardiff and taken a flat with bikers Minto, Stobes and Black. There he meets Sindy, Minto’s strange and vulnerable young girlfriend. When she starts to view Alec as a possible saviour from her abusive relationship, it earns Alec a big target on his back. Hide takes us on a dark, unsettling journey: one that begins in a small town in Wales and continues through the vast Australian outback. As the threats get closer, Alec fears this is one journey from which he may never return.

City of Darwin - Book - The tenth girl
City of Darwin - Book - The tenth girl

The tenth girl

Sara Faring 

In 1978 at the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi -- a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother -- it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina's elite girls. Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house -- despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi's ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored. One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi's existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery -- and then fight for her life.

City of Darwin - Book - Bill And Horrie
City of Darwin - Book - Bill And Horrie

Bill And Horrie

Roland Perry

Bill the Bastard: Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan.
Horrie the War Dog: In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent.
 

City of Darwin - Book - She's Out
City of Darwin - Book - She's Out

She's Out

Lynda La Plante 

After serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of her husband, Dolly Rawlins is set free from prison, with only one thing on her mind - the six million in diamonds she stashed prior to her imprisonment. Waiting for Dolly is a group of women who all served time with her. They know about the diamonds and they want a cut. Also waiting is a detective sergeant in the Metropolitan Police. He holds her personally responsible for the death of his sister in the diamond raid ten years earlier. And now he wants her back inside. Dolly Rawlins has other plans: to realise the dream that kept her going for years in prison. But against such determined opposition, the fantasy soon turns into a very different, tragic and violent reality . . .

City of Darwin - Book - Poster Boy
City of Darwin - Book - Poster Boy

Poster Boy

Peter Drew

Peter Drew's posters are a familiar sight across Australia - his 'Real Australians Say Welcome' and 'Aussie' campaigns took on lives of their own, attaining cult status and starting conversations all over the country. But who made them, and why? In this irresistible and unexpected memoir, Peter Drew searches for the answers to these questions. He traces the links between his creative and personal lives, and discovers surprising parallels between Australia's dark, unacknowledged past and the unspoken conflict at the core of his own family. Packed full of Peter Drew's memorable images, Poster Boy is an intelligent, funny and brutally honest dive into the stew of individual, family and national identity. It's about politics and art, and why we need them both. And it's about making a mark.

City of Darwin - Book - Hope Is Our Only Wing
City of Darwin - Book - Hope Is Our Only Wing

Hope Is Our Only Wing

Rutendo Tavengerwei

After her journalist-father's mysterious death in 2008, fifteen-year-old Shamiso must leave England for boarding school in Zimbabwe, where she and Tanyaradzwa, who is fighting cancer, form an unexpected friendship.

City of Darwin - Book - Winter Grave
City of Darwin - Book - Winter Grave

Winter Grave

Helene Tursten

Two young kids are missing. A police officer is found dead. Detective Inspector Embla Nyström must quickly solve the mystery and find the children before the small town takes matters into their own hands.

 

City of Darwin - Book - The Nature Fix
City of Darwin - Book - The Nature Fix

The Nature Fix

Florence Williams

An investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research and the author's explorations with international nature therapy programs to examine the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood, and creativity.

City of Darwin - Book - The Man In The Water
City of Darwin - Book - The Man In The Water

The Man In The Water

David Burton

On the first day of year 10, Shaun sees a dead body. When Shaun finds a body floating in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is gone. Determined to reveal the truth, Shaun and his best friend, Will, open their own investigation. But what they discover is far more sinister than they expected, and reveals a darkness below the surface of their small town.

City of Darwin - Book - Kathleen Folbigg
City of Darwin - Book - Kathleen Folbigg

Kathleen Folbigg

Matthew Benns 

The true story of Australia's worst convicted female serial killer, Kathleen Folbigg. She killed her four children over 10 years. Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg died one by one over a 10-year period in similar circumstances - suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping.

City of Darwin - Book - Beauty
City of Darwin - Book - Beauty

Beauty

Bri Lee

 In recent decades women have made momentous progress fighting the patriarchy, yet they are held to ever-stricter, more punishing physical standards. Self-worth still plummets and eating disorders are more deadly for how easily they are dismissed. In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many. What happens if you try to reach that impossible goal?Bri did try, and Beauty is what she learned from that battle: a gripping and intelligent rejection of an ideal that diminishes us all.

City of Darwin - Book - The Dark Beneath The Ice
City of Darwin - Book - The Dark Beneath The Ice

The Dark Beneath The Ice

Amelinda Berube

Marianne has felt a supernatural presence since she stopped dancing, and is afraid that she is following her mother into mental illness until a new friend, Ron, helps her find the truth.

City of Darwin - Book - Renia's Diary
City of Darwin - Book - Renia's Diary

Renia's Diary

Renia Spiegel

The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman's last days during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English, with a foreword from American Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt. Renia's Diary is a significant historical and psychological document. The raw, yet beautiful account depicts Renia's angst over the horrors going on around her. It has been translated from the original Polish, with notes included by her surviving sister, Elizabeth Bellak.

City of Darwin - Book - A Madness Of Sunshine
City of Darwin - Book - A Madness Of Sunshine

A Madness Of Sunshine

Nalini Singh

Welcome to Golden Cove, a remote town on the edge of the world where even the blinding brightness of the sun can't mask the darkness that lies deep within a killer...On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbours; the children, more than schoolmates.That is until one fateful summer - and several vanished bodies - shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that's left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement not to look back. But they can't run from the past forever.

City of Darwin - Book - A Million Dreams
City of Darwin - Book - A Million Dreams

A Million Dreams

Dani Atkins

Beth became a widow after just two years of marriage. Before her husband's death, they made the decision to freeze an embryo so that she could still have his child. But Beth has just been told that the embryo was implanted in the wrong woman seven years ago. Somewhere in the neighbourhood, her longed-for son is growing up without her. What should she do?

City of Darwin - Book - What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do
City of Darwin - Book - What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

David Jeremiah

Sometimes the big and small decisions in life seem overwhelming. How do you know what choices to make about your career, kids, relationships? Even when you make good decisions, how do you avoid temptation along the way? In this book, the author walks you through the book of James to glean God's wisdom on issues such as finances, faith, and decision making.

City of Darwin - Book - Sharpest Sting
City of Darwin - Book - Sharpest Sting

Sharpest Sting

Jennifer Estep

The truth won't set me free--but it will probably get me killed ...As Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, I'm used to having a target on my back. But ever since I started investigating the secret society known as the Circle, that target seems bigger than ever. Still, I'm trying to relax and enjoy the events leading up to my friends' wedding when I learn that an old enemy has returned to Ashland. And that's the just beginning of my latest nightmare. Soon, I have Circle goons watching my every move, but I have no choice but to continue searching for a key piece of evidence against the evil group.The deeper I dig, the more horrifying secrets I uncover, and the more dangerous things become for me and my friends. Just when I think I finally have a handle on things, a shocking revelation shatters my heart and leaves me with an ugly realization--that betrayal is the sharpest sting of all ...

City of Darwin - Book - Queen Meryl
City of Darwin - Book - Queen Meryl

Queen Meryl

Erin Carlson

This is the story of how an awkward, ambitious suburban teen from humble beginnings transformed herself into a high school homecoming queen, and later, the most celebrated actress of our time. Carlson provides a captivating portrait of an artist and trailblazer still at the top of her game.

City of Darwin - Book - The Right Brain Workout
City of Darwin - Book - The Right Brain Workout

The Right Brain Workout

Russel Howcroft & Alex Wadelton

In The Right-brain Workout, you'll find 70 questions posed by some of Australia's most creative people, that will probe, cajole, and challenge you to be more creative, every day. You'll rediscover the creativity that we all have inside of us when we were kids. Or you'll enhance your already creative mind. Plus, you'll uncover weekly Right-brain Tips: little things that you can do to improve the health of your brain. It's the exercise regime for your brain that you've been looking for.

City of Darwin - Book - Posh Potatoes
City of Darwin - Book - Posh Potatoes

Posh Potatoes

Rebecca Woods 

No other vegetable is as universally loved as the potato. It's a firm favourite of young and old alike, the world over. Chips, wedges, mash, roesti, gnocchi, baked potatoes, hash browns, roast potatoes, French fries, Dauphinoise - no other vegetable is so versatile, so comforting and so delicious. In this latest book in the Posh series, we celebrate the humble potato in its many forms and offer amazing new ways to cook it. Through Breakfast & Brunch, Lunch, Snacks, Sides, Mains, you'll discover a mouth-watering variety of dishes from around the world, and every recipe is accompanied by a tempting photo. Recipes include Sesame Sweet Potato Falafel Wraps; Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potato Soup; Piri Piri Soufleed Potatoes; Duchess Potatoes; Potato, Gorgonzola and Rosemary Pizza; and Fennel, Potato and Pancetta Gratins. Posh up your potatoes and add some sparkle to your spuds!

City of Darwin - Book - Scornful Stars
City of Darwin - Book - Scornful Stars

Scornful Stars

Richard Baker 

Now a captain, Sikander Singh North commands the destroyer Decisive, assigned to Zerzura, a haven for piracy and the next playing board in the great game. The Aquilan Commonwealth and the Empire of Dremark vie for the allegiance of the local ruler, a competition with stakes that reach beyond the sector's pirate-infested limits. Sikander must stop the attacks while charting his course between the ambitions of a corrupt planetary ruler, a dubious alliance with a beautiful shipping magnate, and the inexperience of Decisive's crew...a situation that only grows more complicated when an old enemy returns.

City of Darwin - Book - The Captain And The Glory
City of Darwin - Book - The Captain And The Glory

The Captain And The Glory

Dave Eggers 

The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a new leader thrusts himself forward and a new era begins. The new Captain is vulgar, bumbling and inexplicably confident. With no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law - nor even, as he has repeatedly remarked, a particular liking for boats - he solemnly swears to shake things up. Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain enthralls his passengers- writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria whiteboard, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing anyone who dissatisfies him overboard. Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looks without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . .

City of Darwin - Book - Snake Island
City of Darwin - Book - Snake Island

Snake Island

Ben Hobson

Vernon and Penelope never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he bashed his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment. But when Vernon, a retired teacher, hears that Caleb is being regularly visited and savagely beaten by a local criminal as the police stand by, he knows he has to act. What has his life as a father been if he turns his back on his son in his hour of desperate need? He realises with shame that he has grievously failed Caleb. No longer. To stop the beatings, Vernon plans to approach Ernie Cahill, father of the man bashing Caleb, and head of the local drug-dealing operation. The Cahills run the town and the cops, but Vernon is determined to fix things in a civilised way, father to father. If he shows respect, he reasons, it will be reciprocated. But how wrong he is. And what hell will he bring down on his family?

City of Darwin - Book - The Supernova Era
City of Darwin - Book - The Supernova Era

The Supernova Era

Cixin Liu

When radiation from a supernova kills all the adults, the children become divided: some forge an imitation of the previous society; the others devolve into savagery and violence. Celestial giants don't go peacefully. They tear themselves to pieces, unleashing a tsunami of ultra high-energy radiation. Eight years ago and eight light years away, a supermassive star died and tonight its supernova shockwave will finally reach Earth. Dark skies will shine bright as a new star blooms in the heavens and within a year everyone over the age of thirteen will be dead, their chromosomes irreversibly damaged. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge they'll need to keep the world running. But the last generation may not want to carry the legacy of their parents' world. And though they imagine a better, brighter future, they may not be able to escape humanity's darker instincts.

City of Darwin - Book - Regretting You
City of Darwin - Book - Regretting You

Regretting You

Colleen Hoover 

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.  With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris - Morgan's husband, Clara's father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara. While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she's been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

City of Darwin - Book - The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
City of Darwin - Book - The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

Sogyal Rinpoche

PHILOSOPHY. Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

City of Darwin - Book - The Sea And Us
City of Darwin - Book - The Sea And Us

The Sea And Us

Catherine De Saint Phalle

After many years spent living in Seoul, a young man called Harold drifts back to Australia and rents a room above a fish and chip shop called The Sea and Us. Who he meets and what he experiences there propels him to question his own yearnings and failings, and to fight for meaning and a sense of place that can only be reached by facing what is lost. By turns electric, tender, and hopeful, The Sea and Us is a gem of literary imagination. Catherine de Saint Phalle brilliantly captures disparate characters and their common human desire for community and connection. Long after the last page closes, ‘we can hear the bell tinkle. Someone wants some fish and chips.

City of Darwin - Book - Deep River
City of Darwin - Book - Deep River

Deep River

Karl Marlantes

In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia's imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings--Ilmari, Matti, and the politicized young Aino--are forced to flee to the United States. Not far from the majestic Columbia River, the siblings settle among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington, where the first harvesting of the colossal old-growth forests begets rapid development, and radical labor movements begin to catch fire. The brothers face the excitement and danger of pioneering this frontier wilderness--climbing and felling trees one-hundred meters high--while Aino, foremost of the books many strong, independent women, devotes herself to organizing the industry's first unions. As the Koski siblings strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they left behind.

City of Darwin - Book - Sorry For The Dead
City of Darwin - Book - Sorry For The Dead

Sorry For The Dead

Nicola Upson

In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house--now much changed--and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women's lives hid a much darker secret.

City of Darwin - Book - You Will Be Safe Here
City of Darwin - Book - You Will Be Safe Here

You Will Be Safe Here

Damian Barr

South Africa, 1901. It is the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her six-year-old son Fred are forced from their home on Mulberry Farm. As the polite invaders welcome them to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp they promise Sarah and Fred that they will be safe there... 2014. Sixteen-year-old Willem is an outsider. Hoping he will become the man she wants him to be, his Ma and her boyfriend force Willem to attend the New Dawn Safari Training Camp where they are proud to make men out of boys. They promise that he will be safe there.

City of Darwin - Book - Genesis
City of Darwin - Book - Genesis

Genesis

Robin Cook

When the body of twenty-eight-year-old social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery's autopsy table, at first it appears she was the victim of a tragic yet routine drug overdose. But for Laurie and her new pathology resident, the brilliant but enigmatic Dr. Aria Nichols, little things aren't adding up. Kera's family and friends swear she never touched drugs. Administrators from the hospital where Kera worked are insisting the case be shrouded in silence. And although Kera was ten weeks pregnant, nobody seems to know who the father was -- or whether he holds the key to Kera's final moments alive. But when Kera's closest friend and fellow social worker is murdered, the need for answers becomes even more urgent. Because someone out there clearly doesn't want Kera's secrets to come to light... and if Aria gets any closer to the truth, she and Laurie might find themselves a killer's next targets.

City of Darwin - Book - Impossible Causes
City of Darwin - Book - Impossible Causes

Impossible Causes

Julie Mayhew

The arrival of three strangers on Lark, a remote island with a population of 300, is the cause of much speculation. The first, a young teacher – the only male teacher on the island – the other two, a mother and her teenage daughter. What have they come to escape? And what will they find waiting for them on Lark? In Julie Mayhew's mesmerising and compelling thriller, an isolated and deeply religious island with a history of paganism is riven when a man is found dead in a stone circle. As rumours spread and tensions rise, three Lark teenage girls and the new arrival from the mainland find themselves accused of witchcraft – and murder.

City of Darwin - Book - The Girl In The Painting
City of Darwin - Book - The Girl In The Painting

The Girl In The Painting

Tea Cooper 

Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution in Maitland Town.When she is discovered cowering in the corner of the exhibition gallery at the Technical College the entire town knows something strange has come to pass. Was it the prehistoric remains or perhaps the taxidermy exhibition that had reduced the whalebone-encased pillar of society to a quivering mess? Or is there something odd about a striking painting on loan from the National Gallery? Mathematical savant Jane Piper is determined to find out. Deposited on the doorstep of the local orphanage as a baby, she owes her life and education to the Quinns’s philanthropic ventures and Elizabeth has no one else to turn to. As the past and the present converge, Elizabeth’s grip on reality loosens. Can Jane, with her logical brain and penchant for puzzles, unravel Elizabeth’s story before it is too late?

City of Darwin - Book - Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book Of Motherhood Management
City of Darwin - Book - Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book Of Motherhood Management

Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book Of Motherhood Management

Maggie Groff

Warm, funny and wise, Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book of Motherhood Management is an irresistible voice for our time, championing common sense and skewering nonsense at every turn. Packed with a treasure trove of fascinating information about the female parent commonly known as 'mother' - and a multitude of hints, facts, cheats, ideas and curiosities - this little gift book will surprise and delight.

City of Darwin - Book - The Migration
City of Darwin - Book - The Migration

The Migration

Helen Marshall

Sophie Perella is about to begin her senior year of high school in Toronto when her little sister, Kira, is diagnosed. Their parents' marriage falters under the strain, and Sophie's mother takes the girls to Oxford, England to live with their Aunt Irene. An Oxford University professor and historical epidemiologist obsessed with relics of the Black Death, Irene works with a centre that specialises in treating people with the illness. She is a friend to Sophie, and offers a window into a strange and ancient history of human plague and recovery. Sophie just wants to understand what's happening now: but as mortality rates climb, and reports emerge of bodily tremors in the deceased, it becomes clear there is nothing normal about this condition and that the dead aren't staying dead. When Kira succumbs, Sophie faces an unimaginable choice: let go of the sister she knows, or take action to embrace something terrifying and new.

City of Darwin - Book - The German House
City of Darwin - Book - The German House

The German House

Annette Hess

For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhns, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. At the war's end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied bombings. But that was two decades ago. Now it is 1963, and the city's streets, once cratered are smooth and paved. Eager for her wealthy suitor, Jurgen Schoormann, to propose, Eva dreams of starting a new life away from her parents and sister. But Eva's plans are turned upside down when a fiery investigator, David Miller, hires her as a translator for a war crimes trial. As she becomes more deeply involved in the Frankfurt Trials, Eva begins to question her family's silence on the war and her future. Why do her parents refuse to talk about what happened? What are they hiding? Does she really love Jurgen and will she be happy as a housewife? Eva, propelled by her own conscience, joins a team of fiery prosecutors determined to bring the Nazis to justice -a decision that will help change the present and the past of her nation.

City of Darwin - Book - The Devil Aspect
City of Darwin - Book - The Devil Aspect

The Devil Aspect

Craig Russell

1935. As Europe prepares itself for a calamitous war, six homicidal lunatics - the so-called 'Devil's Six' - are confined in a remote castle asylum in rural Czechoslovakia. Each patient has their own dark story to tell and Dr Viktor Kosarek, a young psychiatrist using revolutionary techniques, is tasked with unlocking their murderous secrets. At the same time, a terrifying killer known as 'Leather Apron' is butchering victims across Prague. Successfully eluding capture, it would seem his depraved crimes are committed by the Devil himself. Maybe they are... and what links him with the insane inmates of the Castle of the Eagles?

City of Darwin - Book - The Grey Nomad's
City of Darwin - Book - The Grey Nomad's

The Grey Nomad's

Xavier Waterkeyn & Rob Catania

The Grey Nomad Guide to Australia was written specifically with the grey nomad in mind. However, it has lots of useful information for campers of all ages and for campers in general too.Carefully researched and written in a down-to-earth manner you will find this book a great asset in preparation for what you are about to embark on, whether it's your first step or your hundredth. Including preparing for your trip which will help save us considerable time, money and effort, both in the pre-planning stages, and whilst being on the road.

City of Darwin - Book - Incidental Inventions
City of Darwin - Book - Incidental Inventions

Incidental Inventions

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein & Andrea Ucini

The exercise ends here: I gave myself a year, and the year is up." With these words, Elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian newspaper. For a full year, she wrote an article each week, the subjects of which had been suggested by Guardian editors, making the writing process a form of prolonged interlocution.

City of Darwin - Book - The Lady Of Ravens
City of Darwin - Book - The Lady Of Ravens

The Lady Of Ravens

Joanna Hickson

Two women, two very different destinies, drawn together in the shadow of the Tower of London: Elizabeth of York, her life already tainted by dishonour and tragedy, now queen to the first Tudor king, Henry the VII. Joan Vaux, servant of the court, straining against marriage and motherhood and privy to the deepest and darkest secrets of her queen. Like the ravens, Joan must use her eyes and her senses, as conspiracy whispers through the dark corridors of the Tower. Through Joan's eyes, The Lady of the Ravens inhabits the squalid streets of Tudor London, the imposing walls of its most fearsome fortress and the glamorous court of a kingdom in crisis.

City of Darwin - Book - Daughter Of The Tide
City of Darwin - Book - Daughter Of The Tide

Daughter Of The Tide

Leah Fleming

As children on the island of Phetray, Minn Macfee, a cottar's daughter, and Ewan Mackinnon, the Minister's son, are bound together by the accidental drowning of Ewan's sister. Ewan is blamed and Minn shunned. As the two children grow, they must go their separate ways grieving. Just before the outbreak of World War II, Ewan returns to Phetray, now a handsome sailor. He falls in love with Minn's fragile beauty and enchanting singing voice. But they are separated again when Ewan joins the Special Boat Squadron and embarks for France. Throughout the years the two always seem to find their way back together, but fate always steps in to intervene. Touched by tragedy, misunderstanding, and the weight of family disapproval, their love seems destined to die.

City of Darwin - Book - The Girl Who Reads On The Metro
City of Darwin - Book - The Girl Who Reads On The Metro

The Girl Who Reads On The Metro

Christine Feret-Fleury

When Juliette takes the métro to her loathed office job each morning, her only escape is in books – she avidly reads on her journey and imagines what her fellow commuters’ choices might say about them. But when, one day, she decides to alight the train a few stops early and meets Soliman – the mysterious owner of the most enchanting bookshop Juliette has ever seen – she is sure her life will never be the same again . . . For Soliman also believes in the power of books to change the course of a life – entrusting his passeurs with the task of giving each book to the person who needs it most – and he thinks Juliette is perfect for the job. And so, leaving her old life behind, Juliette will discover the true power a book can have.

City of Darwin - Book - Peculiar Questions And Practical Answers
City of Darwin - Book - Peculiar Questions And Practical Answers

Peculiar Questions And Practical Answers

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt. Have ... [you] ever wondered if you can keep an octopus in a private home? Do you spend your time thinking about how much Napoleon's brain weighed? If so, Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers is the book for you. The New York Public Library has been fielding questions like these ever since it was founded in 1895. Of course, some of the questions have left the librarians scratching their heads. In Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers, the staff of the NYPL has dug through the archives to find thoughtful and often witty answers to over one hundred of the oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions the library has received since it began record-keeping over seventy-five years ago.

City of Darwin - Book - The Case Of The Spellbound Child
City of Darwin - Book - The Case Of The Spellbound Child

The Case Of The Spellbound Child

Mercedes Lackey

While Sherlock is still officially dead, John and Mary Watson and Nan Killian and Sarah Lyon-White are taking up some of his case-load - and some for Lord Alderscroft, the Wizard of London. Lord Alderscroft asks them to go to Dartmoor to track down a rumor of evil magic brewing there. Not more than four hours later, a poor cottager, also from Dartmoor, arrives seeking their help. His wife, in a fit of rage over the children spilling and spoiling their only food for dinner that night, sent them out on the moors to forage for something to eat. This is not the first time she has done this, and the children are moor-wise and unlikely to get into difficulties. But this time they did not come back, and in fact, their tracks abruptly stopped "as if them Pharisees took'd 'em." The man begs them to come help. They would have said no, but there's the assignment for Alderscroft. Why not kill two birds with one stone? But the deadly bogs are not the only mires on Dartmoor.

City of Darwin - Book - Life Will Be The Death Of Me
City of Darwin - Book - Life Will Be The Death Of Me

Life Will Be The Death Of Me

Chelsea Handler

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in LA in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then, Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in -- a bubble within a bubble -- and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large. At home, she embarks on a 'Year of Self-Sufficiency'. She becomes politically active -- finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, she unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead.

City of Darwin - Book - An Almost Perfect Holiday
City of Darwin - Book - An Almost Perfect Holiday

An Almost Perfect Holiday

Lucy Diamond

Summer is here, and down in Cornwall Lorna's holiday cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way . . . Em's planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George . . . but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood? Maggie's hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart? Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her. Maybe the time has come to confess all - if she can find the courage . . . Meanwhile, the teenagers are running wild and love is in the air. With friendship, heartache and secrets in the mix, will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher - or simply too hot to handle? 

City of Darwin - Book - Invisible Boys
City of Darwin - Book - Invisible Boys

Invisible Boys

Holden Sheppard

One town, three boys: Zeke, a shy over-achiever, struggling with his family's Catholic expectations and the weight of his Sicilian heritage. Charlie, a hard-core rocker, who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer, a footy jock with big AFL dreams, and an even bigger ego. All three share a secret. Will revealing it make them or break them? By turns hilarious and harrowing, but ultimately hopeful, this gripping novel explores what it is grow up gay in rural Australia.

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