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City of Darwin - Book - Sword In The Stars
City of Darwin - Book - Sword In The Stars

Sword In The Stars

Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy 

In this epic sequel to Once & Future, Ari and her Rainbow knights must pull off a Holy Grail heist thousands of years in the past -- without destroying their own destinies. Ari Helix may have won her battle against the tyrannical Mercer corporation, but the larger war has just begun. Ari and her cursed wizard Merlin must travel back in time to the unenlightened Middle Ages and steal the King Arthur's Grail -- the very definition of impossible. It's imperative that the time travelers not skew the timeline and alter the course of history. Coming face to face with the original Arthurian legend could produce a ripple effect that changes everything. Somehow Merlin forgot that the past can be even more dangerous than the future...

City of Darwin - Book - The Rescue Dog
City of Darwin - Book - The Rescue Dog

The Rescue Dog

Laura Vissaritis 

A practical guide to adopting, training and living with a rescue dog, from popular dog trainer and animal behaviourist Laura Vissaritis. Explaining the underlying psychology and offering clear step-by-step guides, Laura covers everything you need to know, including how to: bring home and socialise your rescue dog; establish routines for essentials like toilet training and walking on a leash; understand your dog’s body language; discourage unwanted behaviours such as excessive barking or jumping up; ease their stress, phobias or separation anxiety. Giving a rescue dog a better life is one of the most emotional, uplifting journeys you can go on. The Rescue Dog will guide you on the path to success.

City of Darwin - Book - Australian Food
City of Darwin - Book - Australian Food

Australian Food

Bill Granger 

In the 20 years since Bill Granger published his first book of recipes, Sydney Food, the world has fallen in love with the joyfully casual Australian way of eating. Nowadays, from Sydney to Tokyo, and London to Seoul, queues form to enjoy ricotta hotcakes ('Sydney's most iconic dish' Good Food 2019), fluffy scrambled eggs, lively salads and punchy curries. It is a bright picture of Australian food that has travelled across the globe, packed with fresh flavours and local produce, healthy but never preachy, whose main ingredient seems to be sunshine itself. The plates at any of Bill's restaurants are more sophisticated today, reflecting decades of global experience and culinary creativity - but the warmth of atmosphere and joy of eating remain the same.

City of Darwin - Book - The Coast-To-Coast Murders
City of Darwin - Book - The Coast-To-Coast Murders

The Coast-To-Coast Murders

James Patterson & J.D Barker 

Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a troubling past. Both adopted, and now grown - Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology - they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. When a young woman is found murdered in Michael's LA apartment, he is the chief suspect and quickly arrested. But then there's another killing that is strikingly similar. And another. And not just in LA - as the spree spreads across the country, the FBI become involved in a manhunt for a cold-blooded serial killer.

City of Darwin - Book - To Asia, With Love
City of Darwin - Book - To Asia, With Love

To Asia, With Love

Hetty McKinnon

Recipes range from the traditional - salt and pepper eggplant, red curry laksa, congee, a perfectly simple egg, pea and ginger fried rice - to Hetty's uniquely modern interpretations, such as buttery miso vegemite noodles, stir-fried salt and vinegar potatoes, cacio e pepe udon noodles and grilled wombok caesar salad with wonton crackers. All share an emphasis on seasonal vegetables and creating irresistible Asian(ish) flavours using pantry staples. Whether it's a banh mi turned into a salad, a soy-sauce-powered chocolate brownie or a rainbow guide to eating dumplings by the season, this is Asian home cooking unlike anything you've experienced before.

City of Darwin - Book - Quick And Delicious
City of Darwin - Book - Quick And Delicious

Quick And Delicious

Gordon Ramsay 

Create chef-quality food without spending hours in the kitchen. With unlimited access to recipes, why does anyone need another cookbook? Not all of them have been created by a global superstar chef who has built his reputation on delivering the very best food - whether that's the ultimate fine dining experience at his 3 Michelin-star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay or the perfectly crafted burger from his Las Vegas burger joint. Armed with that knowledge, he has written an inspired collection of recipes for the time-pressed home cook who doesn't want to compromise on taste or flavour. The result is 100 tried and tested recipes that you'll find yourself using time and again. All the recipes take 30 minutes or less and use readily available ingredients that are transformed into something special with Gordon's expertise.

City of Darwin - Book - Deadly Education
City of Darwin - Book - Deadly Education

Deadly Education

Naomi Novik

Enter a school of magic unlike any you have ever encountered. There are no teachers, no holidays, friendships are purely strategic, and the odds of survival are never equal. Once you're inside, there are only two ways out: you graduate or you die. El Higgins is uniquely prepared for the school's many dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out untold millions, never mind easily destroy the countless monsters that prowl the school. Except, she might accidentally kill all the other students, too. So El is trying her hardest not to use it, that is, unless she has no other choice.

City of Darwin - Book - The Secret Life Of Mr Roos
City of Darwin - Book - The Secret Life Of Mr Roos

The Secret Life Of Mr Roos

Hakan Nesser 

At fifty-nine years old, Valdemar Roos is tired of life. Working a job he hates, with a wife he barely talks to and two step-daughters he doesn't get on with, he doesn't have a lot to look forward to. Then, one day, a winning lottery ticket gives him an opportunity to start afresh. Without telling a soul, he quits his job and buys a hut in the remote Swedish countryside. Every day he travels down to this man-made oasis, returning each evening to his unsuspecting wife. Life couldn't be better, until a young woman arrives in paradise... Anna Gambowska is a twenty-one-year-old recovering drug addict. On the run from the rehab centre she hated and an abusive relationship she can't go back to, all Anna's prayers are answered when she comes across a seemingly vacant hut in the Swedish woodland. But it's not long before Anna's ex discovers her location, and an incident occurs that will mar the lives of both Anna and Valdemar forever. Inspector Barbarotti doesn't take much interest when a woman reports her husband as missing. That is, until a dead body is found near the missing man's newly-bought hut, and Mr Roos becomes the number one murder suspect... 

City of Darwin - Book - The Music Advantage
City of Darwin - Book - The Music Advantage

The Music Advantage

Anita Collins 

Groundbreaking music educator Dr Anita Collins draws on the latest international neurological research to reveal the extraordinary and often surprising benefits of learning music for children from newborns to teenagers. Brain research has revealed something extraordinary: learning music and listening to music can grow and repair our brains at any age. Simply clapping in time can assist a young child who is struggling with reading. Learning an instrument can help children of all ages dramatically improve their ability to focus on school work, enhance their memory and improve behaviour. 

City of Darwin - Book - Troubled Blood
City of Darwin - Book - Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

Robert Galbraith 

Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . .

City of Darwin - Book - The Heart Health Guide
City of Darwin - Book - The Heart Health Guide

The Heart Health Guide

Catherine Itsiopoulos 

From the bestselling author of The Mediterranean Diet and The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Australia's leading expert on the Mediterranean diet shows us how to improve our heart health. Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia. Every one of us either has or knows someone who has a common risk factor of heart disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Diet is a key factor in preventing and reducing the risk factors of heart disease. Scientifically backed by decades of peer-reviewed research, the Mediterranean diet is a rigorously tested diet that has been proven to prevent heart disease and diabetes, help with weight management, and promote longevity. Sustainable, satisfying and suitable for the whole family, this is a diet that is a proven pathway to better heart health as much as it promotes long-term good health and wellbeing.

City of Darwin - Book - Help Yourself
City of Darwin - Book - Help Yourself

Help Yourself

 Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld's wryly hilarious and insightful new collection illuminates human experience and gracefully upends our assumptions about class and race, envy and disappointment, gender and celebrity. Suburban friends fall out after a racist encounter at a birthday party is caught on video and posted on Facebook; an illustrious Manhattan film crew are victims of their own snobbery when they underestimate a pre-school teacher from the Mid-West; and a group of young writers fight about love and narrative style as they compete for a prestigious bursary. Connecting each of these three stories is Sittenfeld's truthful yet merciless eye. Full of tenderness and compassion, this dazzling collection celebrates our humanity in all its pettiness and glory.

 

City of Darwin - Book - The Power Of Discord
City of Darwin - Book - The Power Of Discord

The Power Of Discord

Edward Tronick & Claudia M Gold 

How can we create more meaningful and intimate connections with our loved ones? By using moments of discord to strengthen our relationships, explains this original, deeply researched book. You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human interactions are messy, complicated, and confusing. And according to renowned psychologist Ed Tronick and paediatrician Claudia Gold, that is not only okay, but crucial to our social and emotional development. In The Power of Discord they show how working through the inevitable dissonance of human connection is the path to better relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, and colleagues. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Rare Metals War
City of Darwin - Book - The Rare Metals War

The Rare Metals War

Guillaume Pitron 

Is the shift to renewable energy and digital devices going to free us from severe pollution, material shortages, and military tensions? Rare metals are essential to electric vehicles, fighter jets, wind turbines, and solar panels, and also to our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. But consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or the environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs of this dependence. This book reveals the dark side of the world that awaits us. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Death Of Vivek Oji
City of Darwin - Book - The Death Of Vivek Oji

The Death Of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

Vivek Oji: utterly captivating, complex, mercurial and profoundly connected to those who come to understand him. This novel unpicks Vivek's tale. It begins with his end, his body shrouded on his mother's doorstep, and moves backwards through time to tell us the story of Vivek's life and the mystery surrounding his death.

City of Darwin - Book - Going Keto
City of Darwin - Book - Going Keto

Going Keto

Australian Women's Weekly 

Keto is one of the biggest diets of modern times. It's a low carb, high-fat diet which encourages your body to burn fat for energy. On a keto diet, you'll be saying goodbye to carb-loaded bread and pasta, plus many fruits, grains and starchy vegetables. This book will give you a foundation of keto appropriate recipes covering drinks, snacks and main meals, plus an introductory guide to the reasoning behind it. You should consult a dietician before fully committing to a Keto diet.

City of Darwin - Book - Parwana
City of Darwin - Book - Parwana

Parwana

Durkhanai Ayubi

Interwoven with traditional Afghan recipes is one family's story of a region long afflicted by war, but with much more at its heart. Author Durkhanai Ayubi's parents, Zelmai and Farida Ayubi, fled Afghanistan with their young children in 1985, at the height of the Cold War. When their family-run restaurant Parwana opened its doors in Adelaide in 2009, their vision was to share with the world their family memories through the delights of Afghan cuisine, infused with Afghanistan's rich historical culture and traditions of generosity and hospitality, to offer a more complete picture of the country they had left behind. These fragrant and flavourful recipes have been in the family for generations and include rice dishes, dumplings, curries, meats, Afghan pastas, chutneys and pickles, soups and breads, drinks and desserts. Some are everyday meals, some are celebratory special dishes. Each has a story to tell.

City of Darwin - Book - Serenity's Song
City of Darwin - Book - Serenity's Song

Serenity's Song

Cathryn Hein 

He's got a history of bad decisions--is he finally about to make the right one? Jesse Hargraves can't outrun his notorious bad boy reputation. Betrayed by a woman he trusted, he retreats to his hometown, Wirralong, to serve as his brother's best man and rebuild his life. But change isn't easy, and it's even harder when Jesse has to fight his fierce attraction to the maid of honour--a woman well aware of the darkness in his past. Beautician Serenity Strachan's flippant one-liners and vibrant hair colours are armour to protect her fragile heart. She's always crushed on Jesse, but she's determined to keep him and his sordid past at an arm's length. That's easier said than done when Jesse asks Serenity to help renovate an old property. And when they're trapped underground in a tunnel cave-in, their emotional barriers fall faster than the tunnel walls. When rescue arrives, they question their new emotional intimacy. Can Serenity trust this new Jesse with her heart? And can Jesse trust that Serenity will ignore the lure of a fortune to keep his secrets safe?

City of Darwin - Book - I Follow You
City of Darwin - Book - I Follow You

I Follow You

Peter James 

To the outside world, suave, charming and confident doctor Marcus Valentine has it all. A loving wife, three kids, a great job. But there's something... or someone... missing. Driving to work one morning, his mind elsewhere and not on the road, he almost mows down a female jogger on a crossing. As she runs on, Marcus is transfixed. Infatuated. She is the spitting image of a girl he was crazy about in his teens. A girl he has never been able to get out of his mind. Lynette had dumped him harshly. For years he has fantasized about seeing her again and rekindling their flame. Might that jogger possibly be her all these years later? Could this be the most incredible coincidence? Despite all his attempts to resist, he is consumed by cravings for this woman. And when events take a tragically unexpected turn, his obsession threatens to destroy both their worlds. But still he won't stop. Can't stop.

City of Darwin - Book - Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
City of Darwin - Book - Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day

Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day

Tom Moore 

At the height of the pandemic, ninety-nine-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore began walking laps of his garden to raise 1000 pounds for the NHS. By the time of his 100th birthday, he'd reached 32 million pounds and captured the hearts of the nation. In his official autobiography, announced alongside the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us not only of his long life, serving in Burma in the war and racing motorbikes, but also how an old soldier with a can-do, never-give-up attitude inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us it is never too late.

City of Darwin - Book - Everything You Need To Ace Chemistry In One Big Fat Notebook
City of Darwin - Book - Everything You Need To Ace Chemistry In One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need To Ace Chemistry In One Big Fat Notebook

Jennifer Swanson 

A workbook that examines chemistry on a high school level. Organized by key concepts, the text includes mnemonic devices, definitions, timelines and doodles to help the subject stick in your brain, so you can ace your class. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book "This Big Fat Notebook covers everything you need to know during a year of high school chemistry class, breaking down one big bad subject into accessible units. Learn to study better and get better grades using mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, educational doodles, and quizzes to recap it all.

City of Darwin - Book - Turning Down The Noise
City of Darwin - Book - Turning Down The Noise

Turning Down The Noise

Christine Jackman 

Author Christine Jackman knew her life looked successful - an executive position in Sydney, a house in a harbourside suburb, meetings with CEOs and phone calls with government ministers - but it didn't feel that way. Inside, she felt constantly off balance, her thoughts and internal compass - as well as her ability to care for the people she loved most - drowned out by the noise in her life. So Jackman embarked on a quest for a better way of being. Turning Down the Noise follows her journey as she explores what is happening to our brains, our lives and our communities as we navigate a never-ending assault on our senses and attention, whether from actual noise, exposure to media or the pings and alerts on our phones. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Easter Sepulchre
City of Darwin - Book - The Easter Sepulchre

The Easter Sepulchre

Mel Starr 

Keeping watch over the Easter Sepulchre, where the Host and crucifix are stored between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, is considered a privilege. So, it is shocking when it is discovered that Odo, the priest's clerk, has abandoned his post. But as the hours pass and Odo is not found, Hugh de Singleton is called upon. It is Hugh that finds the dried blood before the altar, and fear grows for the missing man... Will Hugh be called upon to investigate another murder, or will the man be found hale and hearty? But if so, where has the blood come from?

City of Darwin - Book - Quilts In Burano
City of Darwin - Book - Quilts In Burano

Quilts In Burano

Kaffe Fassett 

Kaffe Fassett uses the colorful Venetian island of Burano to form the backdrop of another stunning collection of new quilt designs from the Kaffe Fassett Studio. In this 22nd installment of Kaffe Fassett's ever-popular series of patchwork and quilting books, the quilts have been photographed on location in Burano, a tiny island in Italy's Venetian archipelago, famous for its lace making but also for its brilliantly painted houses in a myriad jewel colors. The collection of 19 quilts features both new fabric designs from the Kaffe Collective and some of his Classics. Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Burano provides all the instructional text, diagrams, and templates to make the quilts, plus a section on basic patchwork techniques for less experienced quilters.

City of Darwin - Book - Everything You Need To Ace Geometry In One Big Fat Notebook
City of Darwin - Book - Everything You Need To Ace Geometry In One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need To Ace Geometry In One Big Fat Notebook

Christy Needham

This Big Fat Notebook covers everything you need to know during a year of high school geometry class, breaking down one big bad subject into accessible units. Learn to study better and get better grades using mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, educational doodles, and quizzes to recap it all."--Amazon. A workbook that examines geometry on a high school level. Organized by key concepts, the text includes mnemonic devices, definitions, timelines and doodles to help the subject stick in your brain, so you can ace your class.

City of Darwin - Book - The Return
City of Darwin - Book - The Return

The Return

Nicholas Sparks 

Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked as an orthopedic surgeon sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any. Tending to his grandfather's beloved bee hives while preparing for a second stint in medical school, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local... yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.

City of Darwin - Book - The Perfect World Of Miwako Sumida
City of Darwin - Book - The Perfect World Of Miwako Sumida

The Perfect World Of Miwako Sumida

Clarissa Goenawan

University sophomore Miwako Sumida has hanged herself, leaving those closest to her reeling. In the months before her suicide, she was hiding away in a remote mountainside village, but what, or whom, was she running from? To Ryusei, a fellow student at Waseda; Chie, Miwako's best friend; and Fumi, Ryusei's older sister, Miwako was more than the blunt, no-nonsense person she projected to the world. Heartbroken, Ryusei begs Chie to take him to the village where Miwako spent her final days. While he is away, Fumi receives an unexpected guest at their shared apartment in Tokyo, increasingly fearful that Miwako's death may ruin what is left of her brother's life. Expanding on the beautifully crafted world of Rainbirds, Clarissa Goenawan gradually pierces through a young woman's careful façade, unmasking her most painful secrets.

City of Darwin - Book - Rage
City of Darwin - Book - Rage

Rage

Bob Woodward 

Rage shows how Trump's responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president. Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making. Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with first-hand witnesses as well as participants' notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents. Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film'. Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. 'Don't worry about it, Bob. Okay?' Trump told the author in July. 'Don't worry about it. We'll get to do another book. You'll find I was right. 

 

City of Darwin - Book - Just Money
City of Darwin - Book - Just Money

Just Money

Royce Kurmelovs 

The debt business is booming. Millions of Australians grapple with credit cards, mortgages and student debt repayments each day. As the result of a car crash without insurance, investigative journalist Royce Kurmelovs finds himself among them. When a debt collector knocks on his door, he embarks on a journey through the underbelly of the Australian financial system. Though friends tell him not to worry, that it's 'just money', he learns the opposite is true, our relationship with debt is a convergence of class and power, making it an urgent social justice issue for a growing number of people. Just Money is a timely and important book that reveals how years of political opportunism and rapacious business practices in the 'Lucky Country' have forged a nation that is leaving the next generation to pick up the tab.

City of Darwin - Book - Lowitja
City of Darwin - Book - Lowitja

Lowitja

Stuart Rintoul

Lowitja O'Donoghue is a truly great Australian. She is arguably our nation's most recognised Indigenous woman. A powerful and unrelenting advocate for her people, an inspiration for many, a former Australian of the Year, she sat opposite Prime Minister Paul Keating in the first negotiations between an Australian government and Aboriginal people and changed the course of the nation. But when Lowitja was born in 1932 to an Aboriginal mother and a white father in the harsh and uncompromising landscape of Central Australia the expectations for her life could not have been more different. This ground-breaking and long-awaited biography completes that journey into Lowitja's life and the challenging history of her times. It is a remarkable work about an extraordinary woman.

 

City of Darwin - Book - The Trials Of Apollo
City of Darwin - Book - The Trials Of Apollo

The Trials Of Apollo

Rick Riordan

It's time to face the final trial . . .The battle for Camp Jupiter is over. New Rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow Apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the Hunters of Artemis. But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over. Now Apollo and Meg must get ready for the final - and, let's face it, probably fatal - adventure. They must face the last emperor, the terrifying Nero, and destroy him once and for all. Can Apollo find his godly form again? Will Meg be able to face up to her troubled past? Destiny awaits . . .

City of Darwin - Book - The Time Of Our Lives
City of Darwin - Book - The Time Of Our Lives

The Time Of Our Lives

Robert Dessaix 

At the height of his powers in this remarkable (and often witty) book, Robert Dessaix addresses these increasingly urgent questions in inimitable prose and comes up with some surprising answers. From Java to Hobart via Berlin, Dessaix invites us to eavesdrop on his intimate, no-nonsense conversations about ageing with friends and chance acquaintances. Reflecting on time, religion, painting, dancing and even grandchildren, Dessaix takes us on an enlivening journey across the landscape of growing older. Riffing on writers and thinkers from Plato to Eva Hoffman, he homes in on the crucial importance of a rich inner life. The Time of Our Lives is a wise and timely exploration of not just the challenges but also the many possibilities of old age.

City of Darwin - Book - Outsider
City of Darwin - Book - Outsider

Outsider

Linda Castillo

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder's past comes back to haunt her when she receives a call from Amish widower Adam Lengacher. While enjoying a sleigh ride with his children, he discovered a car stuck in a snowdrift and an unconscious woman inside. Kate arrives at his farm and is shocked to discover the driver is a woman she hasn't seen in ten years: fellow cop Gina Colorosa. Ten years ago, Kate and Gina were best friends at the police academy, graduating together as rookies with the Columbus Division of Police. But the reunion takes an ominous turn when Kate learns Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer. Gina claims she's innocent, that she was framed by corrupt officers who want her gone because she was about to turn them in for wrongdoing. Kate calls upon state agent John Tomasetti for help and with a blizzard bearing down, they delve into the incident. But no one wants to talk about what happened the night Gina allegedly gunned down a fellow cop. 

City of Darwin - Book - Return To Dust
City of Darwin - Book - Return To Dust

Return To Dust

Dani Powell 

When Amber returns to her home in the Australian desert one year after her brother's death, her hope is to move on from her grief, to start again. Invited to do some work in a remote Aboriginal community, she relishes the opportunity to return to country she loves so deeply. She hadn't realised her friend Andrew had a reason to ask her to come back. She begins a three-day road trip on unsealed roads that link a constellation of Aboriginal communities. From the outset, it is as if she has been picked up willy willy on a windless day, and must be carried to the end of it -until the wind decides to drop. During this adventure, her composure is undone by a series of encounters, observations, the country itself, and she learns that grief takes its own time.

City of Darwin - Book - The Pretender's Gold
City of Darwin - Book - The Pretender's Gold

The Pretender's Gold

Scott Mariani 

Retired army sergeant Boonzie McCulloch travels to the wintry Highlands of Scotland to help a relative in danger, but is soon deeper in it himself than he'd bargained for. Ruthless, controlling thugs are running amok across the region and will kill anybody to get their hands on a historic hoard of lost gold treasure. But the villains haven't reckoned on what's coming their way. Because when you mess with an old comrade of ex-SAS major Ben Hope, you're bringing a whole world of trouble down on yourself. Once he gets started he won't stop until he gets the job done. With Hope on the war path, the snowy Highland wilderness is about to warm up considerably...

City of Darwin - Book - Grazing boards
City of Darwin - Book - Grazing boards

Grazing boards

Australian Women's Weekly 

Lavish, decorative grazing boards brimming with delectable foods and delightful edible goodies are the perfect way to cater your event or party, big or small. Whether you're after a luscious cheese or antipasti board, a pretty afternoon tea or pavlova grazing spread, a seafood or BBQ platter for an outdoor gathering, or something more adventurous such as a curry, Mexican or Modern Asian board, we'll show you how to build the perfect party platter to wow your guests.

City of Darwin - Book - The Postscript Murders
City of Darwin - Book - The Postscript Murders

The Postscript Murders

Elly Griffiths 

The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka's account of Peggy Smith's death. But Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her, and that Peggy Smith had been a 'murder consultant' who plotted deaths for authors, and knew more about murder than anyone has any right to... When clearing out Peggy's flat ends in Natalka being held at gunpoint by a masked figure, DS Harbinder Kaur thinks that maybe there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all.

City of Darwin - Book - Didn't See That Coming
City of Darwin - Book - Didn't See That Coming

Didn't See That Coming

Rachel Hollis 

When it comes to the "hard seasons" of life--the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job--transformation seems impossible when grief and uncertainty dominate your days. Especially when, as Didn't See that Coming reveals, no one asks to have their future completely rearranged for them. But, as Rachel writes, it is up to you how you come through your pain--you can come through changed for the better, having learned and grown, or stuck in place where your identity becomes rooted in what hurt you.

City of Darwin - Book - The Shadow War
City of Darwin - Book - The Shadow War

The Shadow War

Jim Sciutto

In this eye-opening book, military and intelligence expert and seasoned reporter Jim Sciutto traces the expanding web of attacks that together amount to an undeclared but deeply dangerous war on America. With in-depth reporting from Ukraine to the South China Sea, Cuba to the earth's atmosphere, unprecedented access to America's Space Command, and new information from inside the intelligence agencies tracking election interference, Sciutto draws on his deep knowledge, high-level contacts, and personal experience as a journalist and diplomat to paint the most comprehensive and vivid picture of a nation targeted by a new and disturbing brand of warfare. America is engaged in a Shadow War on multiple fronts, with multiple enemies. 

City of Darwin - Book - Life A User's Manual
City of Darwin - Book - Life A User's Manual

Life A User's Manual

Julian Baggini & Antonia Macaro 

Since the beginning of time, people have asked questions about how they should live and, from Ancient Greece to Japan, philosophers have attempted to solve these questions for us. The timeless wisdom that they offer can help us to find our own path. In this insightful, engaging book, renowned existential psychotherapist and philosophical counsellor Antonia Macaro and bestselling philosopher Julian Baggini cover topics such as bereavement, luck, free will and relationships, and guide us through what the greatest thinkers to ever walk the earth have to say on these subjects, from the Stoics to Sartre.

City of Darwin - Book - The Two Lost Mountains
City of Darwin - Book - The Two Lost Mountains

The Two Lost Mountains

Matthew Reilly

Against all the odds, Jack West Jr found the Three Secret Cities but at a heartbreaking cost. His beloved daughter Lily, it appeared, was slaughtered by Sphinx in a cruel ancient ritual. With his rivals far ahead of him, Jack must now get to one of the five iron mountains - two of which have never been found - and perform a mysterious feat known only as 'The Fall'. Although what is this object on the moon that is connected to it? Amid all this, Jack will discover that a new player has entered the race, a general so feared by the four legendary kingdoms they had him locked away in their deepest dungeon. Only now this general has escaped and he has a horrifying plan of his own...

City of Darwin - Book - Gods And Robots
City of Darwin - Book - Gods And Robots

Gods And Robots

Adrienne Mayor 

In this compelling, richly illustrated book, Adrienne Mayor tells the fascinating story of how ancient Greek, Roman, Indian, and Chinese myths envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices, and human enhancements-and how these visions relate to and reflect the ancient invention of real animated machines. Revealing how science has always been driven by imagination, and how some of today's most advanced tech innovations were foreshadowed in ancient myth, Gods and Robots is a gripping new story of mythology for the age of AI.

City of Darwin - Book - The Night Fire
City of Darwin - Book - The Night Fire

The Night Fire

Michael Connelly 

Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective he had an inspiring mentor, John Jack Thompson, who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now John Jack is dead and Harry inherits a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigative team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?

City of Darwin - Book - The Emperor's Babe
City of Darwin - Book - The Emperor's Babe

The Emperor's Babe

Bernardine Evaristo

Meet Zuleika: sassy girl about town, hell raiser, bored ex-child-bride, black Roman in Londinium, AD 211. In the place (and time) to be ...Through the bustling, hustling city, its slum tenements and sumptuous villas, we follow Zuleika, feisty and precocious daughter of Sudanese immigrants made good. Married to a fat, rich absent Roman, she is stranded in luxurious neglect, until, one day, Septimus Severus, the Emperor himself, comes to town, bringing with him not just love - but danger...

City of Darwin - Book - Death Leaves The Station
City of Darwin - Book - Death Leaves The Station

Death Leaves The Station

Alexander Thorpe 

A nameless friar turns up at Halfwell Station at the same time that Ana, the adopted daughter of the station owners, discovers a body in the desert during her midnight walk. But when Ana returns to look for it, the body is gone.

City of Darwin - Book - Killing Time
City of Darwin - Book - Killing Time

Killing Time

Jimmy Barnes 

Tales of adventure, misadventure, love and loss, this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy. Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns reflecting an epic life, from an encounter with a soul legend in Memphis, a night in a haunted studio in upstate New York and a doomed haircut in Thailand, to a madcap misunderstanding in a Japanese ski resort and an all-too-revealing appearance for a Sydney charity.

City of Darwin - Book - In Search Of The Woman Who Sailed The World
City of Darwin - Book - In Search Of The Woman Who Sailed The World

In Search Of The Woman Who Sailed The World

Danielle Clode 

When the first woman to circumnavigate the world completed her journey in 1775, she returned home without any fanfare at all. Jeanne Barret, an impoverished peasant from Burgundy, disguised herself as a man and sailed on the 1766 Bougainville voyage as the naturalist's assistant. For over two centuries, the story of who this young woman was, why she left her home to undertake such a perilous journey and what happened when she returned has been shrouded in uncertainty. Author Danielle Clode embarks on a journey to solve the mysteries surrounding Jeanne Barret. From archives, herbariums and museums to untouched forests and open oceans, Clode's mission takes her from France and Mauritius to the Pacific Islands and New Guinea to reveal the previously untold full story of Jeanne's life as well as the achievements and challenges of her famous voyage.

City of Darwin - Book - Loner
City of Darwin - Book - Loner

Loner

Georgina Young 

Lona kills her days by sneaking into the dark room at her old art school to develop photographs. She kills her nights DJ-ing the roller disco at Planet Skate. She is in inexplicably, debilitatingly love with a bespectacled Doctor Who-obsessed former classmate, and in comfortable, platonic love with her best friend Tab. Lona works hard to portray a permanent attitude of cynicism and ennui but will her carefully constructed persona be enough to protect her from the inevitable sorrows and unexpected joys of adult life? Loner re-examines notions of social isolation experienced by young people, suggesting sometimes our own company can be a choice and not a failing.

City of Darwin - Book - Modern Gingerbread
City of Darwin - Book - Modern Gingerbread

Modern Gingerbread

Sarah Monger 

The making and decorating of gingerbread houses has long been synonymous with the coming of Christmas, and the tradition has never gone out of fashion. In recent years the design and painstaking creation of gingerbread structures has gone beyond the traditional cottage, with users on Pinterest seeking inspiration for the making of gingerbread cities, skyscrapers and even sugar-glazed gingerbread greenhouses. Modern Gingerbread seeks to tap into, and lead, the trend for contemporary gingerbread baking and decorating. Lauded cake-maker Sandra Monger is full of terrific ideas for gingerbread projects, from decorative gingerbread tiles and wreaths to a Norwegian kransekake delicately crafted from rings of gingerbread. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Psychology Of Stupidity
City of Darwin - Book - The Psychology Of Stupidity

The Psychology Of Stupidity

Jean-Francois Marmion

Stupidity is all around is, from the coworkers who won't stop hitting 'reply all' to the former school friends posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to battle idiocy, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world's leading psychologists and thinkers - including Nobel Prize winners - will show you... why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense, how our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions, why trying to debate fools is a trap, how media manipulation and Internet overstimulation makes us dumber, why the stupidest people don't think they're stupid. Their wisdom and wit are a balm for our aggrieved souls and a beacon of hope in a world of morons.

City of Darwin - Book - The Scandinavian Skincare Bible
City of Darwin - Book - The Scandinavian Skincare Bible

The Scandinavian Skincare Bible

Johanna Gillbro 

The Swedish bestseller that will revolutionize the way you treat your skin. Beautiful, healthy skin is a holy grail for teens with acne and adults with wrinkles alike, and multi-step beauty routines are all the rage. But we know surprisingly little about our largest organ. Think drinking water will replenish your skin? Think again. More products, better skin? Nope. And an expensive product doesn't guarantee reliable results. You don't need to cleanse your skin in the morning; in fact, too much cleansing can be damaging. Toner is redundant, natural products are not always best, and bacteria are not the enemy, and that's just the beginning! Learn how to read the labels on products, know exactly what it is you're putting on your skin, and make better decisions about how you care for it. Using cutting-edge research about the microbiome, as well as the relationship between gut health and skin, The Scandinavian Skincare Bible challenges how we look at beauty today. By revealing the science and exposing commercial tricks, Dr Gillbro empowers us to lay the foundation for healthy, beautiful skin.

City of Darwin - Book - Battle Ground
City of Darwin - Book - Battle Ground

Battle Ground

Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, could be its last. Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of Vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of Blackened Denarius. The Outsiders. But this time, it's different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennia is coming. And she's bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry's mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt will change Harry's life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever.

City of Darwin - Book - The Healthy Baby Gut Guide
City of Darwin - Book - The Healthy Baby Gut Guide

The Healthy Baby Gut Guide

Vincent Ho

Leading gastroenterologist Dr Vincent Ho has taken a deep dive into the exploding medical field of gut health and explains that from conception to birth, and from breastfeeding to the introduction of solid foods, small steps go a long way in preventing allergies and fortifying your baby's immune system. Dr Ho cuts through the scientific jargon to provide strategies for allergy management and treatment, and shows you how to strengthen your child's gut health for the long term - all before they begin to walk. The Healthy Baby Gut Guide is packed with sensible advice, surprising scientific discoveries and even a nutritionist-approved nine-week infant meal plan to help parents navigate the introduction of common allergenic foods. 

City of Darwin - Book - Making A Baby
City of Darwin - Book - Making A Baby

Making A Baby

Rachel Greener & Clare Owen

You were a baby once. And so was everyone you know. In fact, every person who has ever lived started life as a baby. Every single baby started life inside at least two different people, and grew inside one person, before being born. Isn't that amazing? So how is a baby actually made?

 

City of Darwin - Book - A Human's Guide To The Future
City of Darwin - Book - A Human's Guide To The Future

A Human's Guide To The Future

Jordan Nguyen

 In A Human's Guide to the Future, Dr Jordan takes us on a journey through the big innovations being developed around the world, along the fun and amazing rollercoaster of his own adventures, and to envisage where our collective future is headed. Written by one of this generation's most exciting voices, this is a book that will deepen your understanding of new and emerging technologies and fuel your imagination at the dawn of what will be the most transformative era in human history.

City of Darwin - Book - Red Lead
City of Darwin - Book - Red Lead

Red Lead

Roland Perry 

Just after midnight on 1 March 1942, Australia's most renowned cruiser, HMAS Perth, was sunk by Japanese naval forces in the Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. Of the 681 men aboard, 328 survived the sinking and made it to shore-and one cat. Her name was Red Lead, and she was the ship's cat, beloved by the crew and by the Perth's legendary captain Hector Waller. But surviving shellfire, torpedoes and the fierce currents of the Sunda Strait was only the beginning of the terrible trials Red Lead and the surviving crew were to face over the next three-and-a-half years. From Java to Changi and then on the Thai-Burma Railway, Red Lead was to act as a companion, mascot and occasional protector for a small group of sailors who made it their mission to keep her alive in some of the most hellish prison camps on earth.

City of Darwin - Book - The Gifts Of Imperfection
City of Darwin - Book - The Gifts Of Imperfection

The Gifts Of Imperfection

Brene  Brown 

For over a decade, Brene Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveller. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe. What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.

City of Darwin - Book - Ancient Bones
City of Darwin - Book - Ancient Bones

Ancient Bones

Madelaine Bohme 

Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine Bohme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined. The fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history. His nearly twelve-million-year-old bones were not located in Africa, the so-called birthplace of humanity but in Europe, and his features suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once believed. In prose that reads like a gripping detective novel, Ancient Bones interweaves the story of the dig that changed everything with the fascinating answer to a previously undecided and now pressing question. How, exactly, did we become human? 

City of Darwin - Book - Time Rich
City of Darwin - Book - Time Rich

Time Rich

Steve Glaveski

Business and creative professionals often dedicate long hours to their work, with limited rewards. This book can help you see where you might be sabotaging your own goals. Time Rich helps you identify where you're losing personal time and mismanaging career time. You'll discover practical productivity tools and techniques to get focused at work and achieve more in less time-so you can enjoy more time that's really yours. This book explores how technology has affected our productivity and the way we work, helping you reconsider the nature of work. Technology designed to make us more productive can actually compromise our performance. Time Rich shows you how to avoid these pitfalls and offers steps for positive change. Regain your time!

City of Darwin - Book - I Give It To You
City of Darwin - Book - I Give It To You

I Give It To You

Valerie Martin 

Jan Vidor seems like the ideal houseguest for a long summer holiday in a Tuscan villa. Unobtrusive but not antisocial, the quiet American academic can be relied upon to entertain herself - but her aristocratic hostess Beatrice has made a terrible mistake. An offhand remark about a violent death at Villa Chiara one night during the War piques Jan's writerly interest and sends her digging into the tragic past of the Salviati family. Does it matter if Jan just fills in the gaps? After all, Beatrice told Jan she could have the story to do as she liked with, she even said 'I give it to you'.

City of Darwin - Book - I Feel Bad About My Neck
City of Darwin - Book - I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

Nora Ephron

* Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from.* If the shoe doesn't fit in the shoe store, it's never going to fit.* When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.* If only one third of your clothes are mistakes, you're ahead of the game.* Anything you think is wrong with your body at the age of thirty-five you will be nostalgic for by the age of forty-five.

City of Darwin - Book - The Sight Of You
City of Darwin - Book - The Sight Of You

The Sight Of You

Holly Miller 

Joel is afraid of the future. Since he was a child he's been haunted by dreams about the people he loves. Visions of what's going to happen - the good and the bad. And the only way to prevent them is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie can't let go of the past. Since her best friend died, Callie's been lost. She knows she needs to be more spontaneous and live a bigger life. She just doesn't know how to find a way back to the person who used to have those dreams. Joel and Callie both need a reason to start living for today. And though they're not looking for each other, from the moment they meet it feels like the start of something life-changing. Until Joel has a vision of how it's going to end . . .

City of Darwin - Book - The Gut-Friendly Cookbook
City of Darwin - Book - The Gut-Friendly Cookbook

The Gut-Friendly Cookbook

Alana Scott 

Delicious dinners, breakfasts, lunches and snacks, plus sweet treats and plenty of easy-to-read background information on FODMAPS, a shopping guide, and how to change your eating through the whole cycle of the low-FODMAP journey.

City of Darwin - Book - A Song For The Dark Times
City of Darwin - Book - A Song For The Dark Times

A Song For The Dark Times

Ian Rankin

When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days. Rebus fears the worst - and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect. He wasn't the best father - the job always came first - but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective? As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast - and a small town with big secrets - he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn't want to find...

City of Darwin - Book - The Valkyrie Protocol
City of Darwin - Book - The Valkyrie Protocol

The Valkyrie Protocol

David Weber And Jacob Holo

Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have made a shocking discovery out in the unknown reaches of the multiverse. They've stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can figure out what caused this calamity other than it had something to do with reckless time travel. The Kleio speeds back to their home universe of SysGov with this dire report, but an audacious plan is put into effect before they arrive. Old colleagues of Raibert's from the Antiquities Rescue Trust, together with a version of Samuel Pepys transplanted from the 17th century into the 30th, have proposed an expedition into the past. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Well Gardened Mind
City of Darwin - Book - The Well Gardened Mind

The Well Gardened Mind

Sue Stuart-Smith 

The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years, working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence. Prisoners given the chance to grow plants are less likely to reoffend. At-risk young people who get their hands in the soil are more likely to stay in education. Elderly people who garden live longer and have a better quality of life. Sue Stuart-Smith tells brilliant, illuminating stories of people struggling with stress, depression, trauma and addiction, from asylum seekers to veterans, inner-city young people to the retired. This is a glorious book of science, insight and anecdote that shows how our understanding of nature and its restorative powers is only just beginning to flower.

City of Darwin - Book - The Ministry For The Future
City of Darwin - Book - The Ministry For The Future

The Ministry For The Future

Kim Stanley Robinson

Told entirely through fictional eye-witness accounts, The Ministry For The Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, the story of how climate change will affect us all over the decades to come. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever written.

City of Darwin - Book - Hidden Creed
City of Darwin - Book - Hidden Creed

Hidden Creed

Alex Kava

During a training exercise, Creed's scent dog, Grace, is drawn off course and discovers a shallow grave. The body was never meant to be found, hidden deep in an isolated part of Florida's Blackwater River State Forest. The remote area has no easy access in or out. The killer obviously hoped his secret would be scattered and swallowed up by the forces of nature. When Creed's dogs continue to find more remains, investigators quickly realize they're dealing with someone who knows the forest intimately and has been using it to hide his handiwork for years.

City of Darwin - Book - Fallout
City of Darwin - Book - Fallout

Fallout

Lesley Blume 

New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of the greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. For nearly a year, the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the whistleblowing story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war, partly because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history, which shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.

City of Darwin - Book - Toblerone Cookbook
City of Darwin - Book - Toblerone Cookbook

Toblerone Cookbook

Maja Smend 

Toblerone's iconic triangular chocolate bar is loved the world over. From irresistible Toblerone Trio Brownies to a Chocolate Mug Cake and a no-cook Rocky Road, this fun-filled cookbook ha 40 fantastic foolproof ways to use the different varieties. Featuring everything from classic bakes to cakes for special occasions - such as birthdays, Easter, Halloween and Christmas - the deliciously creative ideas are designed for everyone.

City of Darwin - Book - Trust
City of Darwin - Book - Trust

Trust

Chris Hammer

Martin Scarsden's new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it's shattered by a voicemail: a single scream, abruptly cut off, from his partner Mandaly Blonde .Racing home, he finds an unconcious man sprawled on the floor and Mandy gone. Someone has abducted her. But who, and why? So starts a twisting tale of intrigue and danger, as Martin probes the past of the woman he loves, a woman who has buried her former life so deep she has never mentioned it. And for the first time, Mandy finds denial impossible, now the body of a mystery man has been discovered, a man whose name she doesn't know, a man she was engaged to marry when he died. It's time to face her demons once and for all; it's time she learned how to trust

City of Darwin - Book - In A Holidaze
City of Darwin - Book - In A Holidaze

In A Holidaze

Christina Lauren 

It's the most wonderful time of the year... but not for Maelyn Jones. She's living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions. But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favourite place in the world - the snowy cabin where she and he family have spent every holiday since she was born. Mentally melting down as she drives away for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy. The next things she knows, everything goes black... When Mae gasps awake, she's back on an aeroplane, beginning the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop - and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.

City of Darwin - Book - The First Move
City of Darwin - Book - The First Move

The First Move

Emily J Brooks 

Today's young women are told we can be anything, so we search for a love to back us, not hold us back. We want the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kind of love, not Prince William and Kate. Yet, while we unapologetically own our careers and lives and Bumble accounts, we're still unsure whether men truly accept - let alone desire - the women we have become. We are told to lean in at work, but wait for him to call. To ask for the pay rise, but not his number. We are ambitious at work but confused in love. Women's dating behaviour does not yet reflect the gender-equal partnerships we desire and dating literature has remained so focused on helping us lock down a partner, it has ignored what independent women actually want from men: more. 'The First Move' is an insightful body of social research and a critique of our dating culture, interwoven with a young woman's call to finding contemporary love.

City of Darwin - Book - Burnt Sugar
City of Darwin - Book - Burnt Sugar

Burnt Sugar

Avni Doshi 

In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, homeless 'artist' - all with her young child in tow. Now she is forgetting things, mixing up her maid's wages and leaving the gas on all night, and her grown-up daughter is faced with the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her. 

City of Darwin - Book - Serial Killers Of The 70's
City of Darwin - Book - Serial Killers Of The 70's

Serial Killers Of The 70's

Jane Fritsch 

The Co-Ed Killer, Son of Sam, Hillside Strangler, and Dating Game Killer--in many ways, terrifying serial killers helped define the 1970s. These fascinating profiles present notorious as well as lesser-known murderers of that decade. Beyond Ted Bundy and David Berkowitz, it includes such perpetrators as Coral Eugene Watts, "The Sunday Morning Slasher," who killed 80 women; Edmund Kemper, the "Co-Ed Killer"; and Rodney Alcala, believed to have killed as many as 130 people. To many, the legacy of the 1970s is disco, Watergate and the oil crisis. But in many ways, terrifying serial killers helped define the 1970s. Fritsch provides profiles of notorious as well as lesser-known murderers of that decade.

City of Darwin - Book - Over My Dead Body
City of Darwin - Book - Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body

Dave Warner 

Cryogenicist Dr Georgette Watson has mastered the art of bringing frozen hamsters back to life. Now what she really needs is a body to confirm her technique can save human lives... Meanwhile, in New York City, winter is closing in and there’s a killer on the loose, slaying strangers who seem to have nothing in common. Is it simple good fortune that Georgette, who freelances for the NYPD, suddenly finds herself in the company of the greatest detective of all time? And will Sherlock Holmes be able to save Dr Watson in a world that has changed drastically in 200 years, even if human nature has not?

City of Darwin - Book - The First Date
City of Darwin - Book - The First Date

The First Date

Zara Stoneley 

Right place. Right time. Wrong guy... After breaking up with her childhood sweetheart, clueless dater Rosie has found herself in a boyfriend-drought. So when she finally swipes right on a guy who seems interested, she can't wait to meet up IRL. Until she's left standing alone. In a bar. Ghosted. Enter Noah. Confident, funny ... and a serial first dater. Offering to give Rosie a crash course in seduction, this could be just what she needs. Until her matchmaker turns out to be the best date she's ever had - and Rosie wonders if she wants the fake dates to be the real ones after all ...

City of Darwin - Book - All Our Shimmering Skies
City of Darwin - Book - All Our Shimmering Skies

All Our Shimmering Skies

Trent Dalton

Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. Run, Molly, run, says the daytime sky. Run to the vine forests. Run to northern Australia's wild and magical monsoon lands. Run to friendship. Run to love. Run. Because the graverobber's coming, Molly, and the night-time sky is coming with him. So run, Molly, run.

City of Darwin - Book - Sticks And Stones
City of Darwin - Book - Sticks And Stones

Sticks And Stones

Katherine Firkin

He didn't have to be normal, the boy realised. He just had to pretend. It's winter in Melbourne and Detective Emmett Corban is starting to regret his promotion to head of the Missing Persons Unit, as the routine reports pile up on his desk. So when Natale Gibson goes missing, he's convinced this is the big case he's been waiting for, the woman's husband and parents insist the devoted mother would never abandon her children and her personal accounts remain untouched. But things aren't all they seem. The close-knit Italian family is keeping secrets, none bigger than the one Natale has been hiding. Just as the net seems to be tightening, the investigation is turned on its head. The body of a woman is found, then another. What had seemed like a standard missing person's case has turned into a frightening hunt for a serial killer, and time is running out. But to really understand these shocking crimes, Emmett and his team will need to delve back through decades of neglect, back to a squalid inner-city flat, where a young boy is left huddling over his mother's body.

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Nightcliff NT
Tue 13 October
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 - 10:00am

Toddler Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Wed 14 October
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 10:00am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 14 October
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 1:00pm

STEAM Zone @ Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Wed 14 October
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Toddler Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Thu 15 October
Thursday, 15 October 2020 - 10:00am

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 15 October
Thursday, 15 October 2020 - 10:00am

Seniors @ the Libraries - Karama

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Fri 16 October
Friday, 16 October 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Family Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Sat 17 October
Saturday, 17 October 2020 - 10:00am

Family Story Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Sat 17 October
Saturday, 17 October 2020 - 10:00am

Preschool Story time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Mon 19 October
Monday, 19 October 2020 - 10:00am

Baby Book Time - Darwin City

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Mon 19 October
Monday, 19 October 2020 - 11:00am

Board Games After School

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Mon 19 October
Monday, 19 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Rhyme Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Tue 20 October
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 - 10:00am

Preschool Story time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Tue 20 October
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 - 10:00am

Toddler Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Wed 21 October
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 10:00am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 21 October
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 1:00pm

STEAM Zone @ Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Wed 21 October
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Toddler Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Thu 22 October
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 10:00am

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 22 October
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 10:00am

Creative Computing Club - Term 4

Casuaina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 22 October
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

LEGO Club - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Fri 23 October
Friday, 23 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Cosplay Meet Up Group

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Sat 24 October
Saturday, 24 October 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Family Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Sat 24 October
Saturday, 24 October 2020 - 10:00am

Family Story Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Sat 24 October
Saturday, 24 October 2020 - 10:00am

Preschool Story time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Mon 26 October
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 10:00am

Baby Book Time - Darwin City

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Mon 26 October
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 11:00am

Board Games After School

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Mon 26 October
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Rhyme Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Tue 27 October
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 10:00am

Preschool Story time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Tue 27 October
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 10:00am

Toddler Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Wed 28 October
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 10:00am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 28 October
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 1:00pm

STEAM Zone @ Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Wed 28 October
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Toddler Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Thu 29 October
Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 10:00am

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 29 October
Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 10:00am

Creative Coding Club - Term 4

Casuaina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 29 October
Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Family Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Today
Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 10:00am

Our libraries

Casuarina Library

17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina

8930 0200

casuarinalibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9am - 5.45pm
Wednesday 9am - 7.30pm
Saturday 9am - 12noon
Sunday 1pm-4pm

Not open during public holidays. Opening hours may differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

Casuarina Library

Darwin City Library

Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue

8930 0230

citylibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday  9am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 12noon
Sunday CLOSED

Not open during public holidays. Opening hours may differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

City Library Darwin

Karama Library

Karama Shopping Centre, Karama

8930 0250

karamalibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12noon
Sunday CLOSED

Not open during public holidays. Opening hours may differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

Karama Library

Nightcliff Library

Pavonia Place, Nightcliff

8930 0480

nightclifflibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12noon
Sunday CLOSED

Not open during public holidays. Opening hours may differ over Easter, Christmas and New Year.

Nightcliff Library

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