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City of Darwin - Book - Finding Freedom
City of Darwin - Book - Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom

Omid Scobie And Carolyn Durand 

With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.

City of Darwin - Book - Fattily Ever After
City of Darwin - Book - Fattily Ever After

Fattily Ever After

Stephanie Yeboah

Twenty-nine-year-old plus-size blogger Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life. From being bullied at school to being objectified and humiliated in her dating life, Stephanie's response to discrimination has always been to change the narrative around body-image and what we see as beautiful. In her debut book, Fattily Ever After, Stephanie Yeboah speaks openly and courageously about her own experience on navigating life as a black, plus-sized woman telling it how it really is and how she has managed to find self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife. 

City of Darwin - Book - Mrs Lincoln's Sisters
City of Darwin - Book - Mrs Lincoln's Sisters

Mrs Lincoln's Sisters

Jennifer Chiaverini

1875. Elizabeth Todd Edwards reels from news that her younger sister Mary, former First Lady and widow of President Abraham Lincoln, has attempted suicide. The shocking act followed legal proceedings arranged by Mary's eldest and only surviving son that declared her legally insane. The Todd sisters - maternal Elizabeth, peacemaker Frances, envious Ann, and much adored Emilie - had always turned to one another in times of joy and heartache. But when Civil War erupted, the conflict shattered their family. Can they come together as sisters to help Mary in her most desperate hour?

City of Darwin - Book - The Doctor Who Fooled The World
City of Darwin - Book - The Doctor Who Fooled The World

The Doctor Who Fooled The World

Brian Deer 

A reporter uncovers the secrets behind the scientific scam of the century. The news breaks first as a tale of fear and pity. Doctors at a London hospital claim a link between autism and a vaccine given to millions of children- MMR. Young parents are terrified. Immunisation rates slump. And as a worldwide 'anti-vax' movement kicks off, old diseases return to sicken and kill. But a veteran reporter isn't so sure, and sets out on an epic investigation. Battling establishment cover-ups, smear campaigns, and gagging lawsuits, he exposes rigged research and secret schemes, the heartbreaking plight of families struggling with disability, and the scientific deception of our time.

City of Darwin - Book - The Burning Island
City of Darwin - Book - The Burning Island

The Burning Island

Jock Serong 

Eliza Grayling, born in Sydney when the colony itself was still an infant, has lived there all her thirty-two years. Too tall, too stern-too old, now-for marriage, she lives by herself, looking in on her reclusive father in case he has injured himself while drunk. There is a shadow in his past, she knows. Something obsessive. Something to do with a man who bested him thirty-three years ago. Then Srinivas, another figure from that dark past, offers Joshua Grayling the chance for a reckoning with his nemesis. Eliza is horrified. The plan entails a sea voyage far to the south and an uncertain, possibly violent, outcome. Out of the question for an elderly man-insanity for a helpless drunkard who also happens to be blind. Unable to dissuade her father from his mad quest, Eliza begins to understand she may be forced to go with him. Then she sees the ship they will be sailing on. And in that instant, the voyage of the Moonbird becomes Eliza's mission too.

City of Darwin - Book - If I Can't Have You
City of Darwin - Book - If I Can't Have You

If I Can't Have You

Charlotte Levin

If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin is an all-consuming novel about loneliness, obsession and how far we go for the ones we love.

City of Darwin - Book - The Golden Maze
City of Darwin - Book - The Golden Maze

The Golden Maze

Richard Fidler 

In 1989, Richard Fidler was living in London as part of the provocative Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony All Stars when revolution broke out across Europe. Excited by this galvanising historic, human, moment, he travelled to Prague, where a decrepit police state was being overthrown by crowds of ecstatic citizens. His experience of the Velvet Revolution never let go of him. Thirty years later Fidler returns to Prague to uncover the glorious and grotesque history of Europe's most instagrammed and uncanny city: a jumble of gothic towers, baroque palaces and zig-zag lanes that has survived plagues, pogroms, Nazi terror and Soviet tanks. 

City of Darwin - Book - A New Name For The Colour Blue
City of Darwin - Book - A New Name For The Colour Blue

A New Name For The Colour Blue

Annette Marner 

Ten years after the disappearance of her best friend and the death of her mother, Cassandra Noble escapes her country childhood to pursue life as an artist in the city. On the threshold of a promising career as a painter, her creativity suddenly abandons her. Soon after, she finds herself with a lover who wishes to control her just as her father once did. While her last painting just might hold the key to why she can no longer create, what will happen when she discovers the two tragic events of her childhood are linked in ways she could never have imagined? 

 

City of Darwin - Book - The Green Roasting Tin
City of Darwin - Book - The Green Roasting Tin

The Green Roasting Tin

Rukimini Iyer

With the 75 recipes in this book - half vegan, half vegetarian - you simply pop your ingredients in a tin and let the oven do the work. Every recipe is vegan or vegetarian (with an option to make it vegan), and all of them are simple, healthy and delicious. This fast and fuss-free formula is perfect for anyone who wants to cook more easy vegetarian and vegan meals day-to-day. With four recipes for every vegetable and helpful infographics, there is something for everyone. The recipes, which span super-greens to indulgent chillis, take flavour inspiration from around the world.

City of Darwin - Book - Body Count
City of Darwin - Book - Body Count

Body Count

Paddy Manning

In this detailed, considered, compassionate book, Paddy Manning paints us the big picture. He revisits some headline events which might have faded in our memory - the Brisbane Floods of 2011; Melbourne's thunderstorm asthma fatalities of 2016 - and brings to our attention less well-publicised killers: the soil-borne diseases that amplify after a flood; the fact that heat itself has killed more people than all other catastrophes put together. In each case, he has interviewed scientists to explore the link to climate change and asks how - indeed, whether - we can better prepare ourselves in the future.Most importantly, Manning has spoken to survivors and the families of victims, creating a monument to those we have already lost. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Bluffs
City of Darwin - Book - The Bluffs

The Bluffs

Kyle Perry

When a school group of teenage girls go missing in the remote wilderness of Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. Not long ago, five young girls went missing in the area of those dangerous bluffs and the legends of ‘the Hungry Man’ still haunt locals to this day. Now, authorities can determine that the teacher, Eliza Ellis, was knocked unconscious, so someone on the mountain was up to foul play. Detective Con Badenhorst knows that in a town this size - with corrupt cops, small-town politics and a teenage YouTube sensation - anyone could be hiding something and bluffing comes second nature. When a body is found, mauled, at the bottom of a cliff, suspicion turns to a wild animal – but that can’t explain why she, like all victims past and present, was discovered barefoot, with her shoes found nearby, laces neatly tied. What happened up there on the bluffs? 

City of Darwin - Book - Inside 10 Rillington Place
City of Darwin - Book - Inside 10 Rillington Place

Inside 10 Rillington Place

Peter Thorley

John Reginald Halliday Christie and Timothy John Evans were hanged after a series of brutal murders in the 1940s and 1950s. But should they both have been executed? The sole survivor who grew up with Christie and Evans tells the untold story of what really happened inside 10 Rillington Place...

City of Darwin - Book - Burn Our Bodies Down
City of Darwin - Book - Burn Our Bodies Down

Burn Our Bodies Down

Rory Power

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery - until she decides to return to her mother's hometown, where history has a tendency to repeat itself... Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions. No history to hold on to. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And when she finds a photograph pointing her to a town called Phalene, she leaves. But when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for. Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there? Burn Our Bodies Down is a blistering horror-thriller from YA author Rory Power that will grip you from its very first page, and won't let you go until long after you've put it down.

City of Darwin - Book - The Flatshare
City of Darwin - Book - The Flatshare

The Flatshare

Beth O'Leary

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly-imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window.

City of Darwin - Book - The Straits Of Treachery
City of Darwin - Book - The Straits Of Treachery

The Straits Of Treachery

Richard Hopton

September 1810. Raids across the Straits of Messina to disrupt preparations for the French invasion of the island have been repulsed with heavy casualties. George Warne, a bright young British officer, suspects treachery back in Messina, and is ordered to investigate. Warne uncovers a shadowy underworld of spies, traitors and informers where nothing is quite as it seems and where danger lurks around every corner. If the long-threatened French invasion erupts will Sicily's defenders be prepared?

City of Darwin - Book - Either Side Of Midnight
City of Darwin - Book - Either Side Of Midnight

Either Side Of Midnight

Benjamin Stevenson

How can it be murder when the victim pulled the trigger? At 9.01 pm, TV presenter Sam Midford delivers the monologue for his popular current affairs show Midnight Tonight. He seems nervous and the crew are convinced he's about to propose to his girlfriend live on air. Instead, he pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head. Sam's grief-stricken twin Harry is convinced his brother was murdered. But how can that be, when one million viewers witnessed Sam pull the trigger? Only Jack Quick, a disgraced television producer in the last days of a prison sentence, is desperate enough to take Harry's money to investigate. But as Jack starts digging, he finds a mystery more complex than he first assumed. And if he's not careful, he'll find out first-hand that there's more than one way to kill someone . . .

City of Darwin - Book - A Season On Earth
City of Darwin - Book - A Season On Earth

A Season On Earth

Gerald Murnane

 A hilarious tale of a lustful teenager in 1950s Melbourne, A Lifetime on Clouds has been considered an outlier in Murnane's fiction. That is because, as Murnane writes in his foreword, it is 'only half a book and Adrian Sherd only half a character'. Here, at last, is sixteen-year-old Adrian's journey in full, from fantasies about orgies with American film stars and idealised visions of suburban marital bliss to his struggles as a Catholic novice, and finally a burgeoning sense of the boundless imaginative possibilities to be found in literature and landscapes. Adrian Sherd is one of the great comic creations in Australian writing, and A Season on Earth a revelatory portrait of the artist as a young man.

City of Darwin - Book - Peace Crimes
City of Darwin - Book - Peace Crimes

Peace Crimes

Kieran Finnane

In Peace Crimes, Alice Springs journalist Kieran Finnane gives a gripping account of what prompts the Pilgrims to risk so much, interweaving local events and their legal aftermath with this century's disturbing themes of international conflict and high-tech war. She asks, what responsibilities do we have as Australians for the covert military operations of Pine Gap and what are we going to do about them?

City of Darwin - Book - 7 Ways
City of Darwin - Book - 7 Ways

7 Ways

Jamie Oliver 

Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook 19 hero ingredients, and each recipe will have no more than 8 ingredients within it. At least 5 recipes from each 7 way will be everyday options from both an ease and nutritional point of view, meaning you're covered for every day of the week. With everything from fake-aways and tray-bakes to family and freezer favourites, you'll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.Step up, 7 WAYS, the most user-focused cookbook Jamie has ever written.

City of Darwin - Book - Man In Armour
City of Darwin - Book - Man In Armour

Man In Armour

Siobhan McKenna 

Charles lives in the testosterone-driven, high-powered, brutal world of investment banking. It is a world dominated by deals, bonuses, bravado and savagery. Charles is a master of this world. Each day he shrugs on a metaphorical suit of armour and goes out into a dog-eat-dog world to accumulate power and make money. He's a man who is familiar with casual brutality - his childhood saw to that. But there is a price to pay. Now, at the peak of his career, his armour is rusted and bloodstained and no longer protecting him the way it once did. He finds himself empty. Always cold. No friends. A family that is falling apart. Over the course of two days, everything in Charles' life comes into question.

City of Darwin - Book - From Snow To Ash
City of Darwin - Book - From Snow To Ash

From Snow To Ash

Anthony Sharwood 

At the start of the hellish, fiery Australian summer of 2019/20, Walkley Award-winning journalist and suburban dad Anthony Sharwood set off on a journey. Abandoning his post on a busy news website to clear his mind, he solo-trekked the Australian Alps Walking Track, Australia's most gruelling and breathtakingly beautiful mainland hiking trail, which traverses the entirety of the legendary High Country from Gippsland in Victoria to the outskirts of Canberra.The journey started in a blizzard and ended in a blaze. Along the way, this lifelong lover of the mountains came to realise that nothing would ever be the same - either for him or for the imperilled Australian Alps, a landscape as fragile and sensitive to the changing climate as the Great Barrier Reef.

City of Darwin - Book - When America Stopped Being Great
City of Darwin - Book - When America Stopped Being Great

When America Stopped Being Great

Nick Bryant 

In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, Bryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump’s rise is also a history of America’s fall – not only are we witnessing America’s post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.

City of Darwin - Book - Anxious People
City of Darwin - Book - Anxious People

Anxious People

Fredrik Backman

A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a rabbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment it is . . . empty. In a series of dysfunctional testimonies after the event, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened and it's clear we have a classic locked-room mystery on our hands: How did the robber manage to escape? Why is everyone so angry? And: What is WRONG with people these days?

City of Darwin - Book - How To Sell A Massacre
City of Darwin - Book - How To Sell A Massacre

How To Sell A Massacre

Peter Charley

In 2019, the ABC aired an explosive investigative documentary entitled How to Sell a Massacre. In his book How to Sell a Massacre, Peter Charley gives an inside account of the sting, drawing on more than 40 years' reporting to explore how journalism has changed and to make sense of why - in a post-truth environment - he felt it necessary to set a trap to catch the truth. Charley draws on previously unreleased transcripts of covertly recorded meetings between the NRA and One Nation to give graphic details of the undercover operation. At the same time, he reflects on a long and distinguished career and how the role and methods of journalism have had to change and adapt in a post-truth world.

City of Darwin - Book - The Darkest Evening
City of Darwin - Book - The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening

Ann Cleeves 

Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope's only thought is to get there quickly. But with the snow driving down heavily, she becomes disorientated and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver's door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat. Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognizes as the house her father Hector grew up in. Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could she be the child's mother, and if it is, what happened to her?

City of Darwin - Book - Midnight In Chernobyl
City of Darwin - Book - Midnight In Chernobyl

Midnight In Chernobyl

Adam Higginbotham

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history's worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand.

City of Darwin - Book - Miss Iceland
City of Darwin - Book - Miss Iceland

Miss Iceland

Auður A Ólafsdóttir

Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. In a nation of poets, where each household proudly displays leatherbound volumes of the Sagas, and there are more writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, there is only one problem: she is a woman. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyce's Ulysses and a Remington typewriter, Hekla heads for Reykjavík with a manuscript buried in her bags.

City of Darwin - Book - The Bush Telegraph
City of Darwin - Book - The Bush Telegraph

The Bush Telegraph

Fiona McArthur 

It's been more than ten years since Maddy Locke left Spinifex, the small outback town where she gave birth to her daughter, Bridget. Now she's back to prove she's got what it takes to run the medical centre and face the memories of that challenging time in her life. But everything's changed - the old pub is gone, her new colleagues aren't pleased to see her, and it's drier and hotter than ever. Station owner, Connor Fairhall, thought he'd left the drama behind in Sydney, but moving back to Spinifex with his rebellious son, Jayden, hasn't been the fresh start he'd envisioned. His brother, Kyle, is drinking too much and the only bright spot on the horizon is meeting Nurse Maddy, who's breathing new life into the weary town up the road, little by little. Can Maddy ignore the rumours about Connor and risk her heart again? Or will the bush telegraph spread along the wire fences and stand in the way of trust?

City of Darwin - Book - A Saint From Texas
City of Darwin - Book - A Saint From Texas

A Saint From Texas

Edmund White

 Yvette and Yvonne Crawford are twin sisters, born on a humble patch of East Texas prairie but bound for far grander fates. Just as an untold fortune of oil lies beneath their daddy's land, both girls harbor their own secrets and dreams-ones that will carry them far from Texas and from each other. As the decades unfold, Yvonne will ascend the highest ranks of Parisian society as Yvette gives herself to a lifetime of worship and service in the streets of Jericó, Colombia. And yet, even as they remake themselves in their radically different lives, the twins find that the bonds of family and the past are unbreakable. 

City of Darwin - Book - Landscapes Of Our Heart
City of Darwin - Book - Landscapes Of Our Heart

Landscapes Of Our Heart

Matthew Colloff

On this ancient continent, waves of people have made their mark on the landscape; in turn, it too has shaped them. If we look afresh at our history through the land we live on, might Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians find a path to a shared future? An epic exploration of our relationship with this country, Landscapes of our hearts takes us from the Great Barrier Reef to the Central Desert, the High Country to Canberra's Limestone Plains. It is a book of hope and offers the possibility that a renewed connection to the landscape and to each other could pave the way towards reconciliation.

City of Darwin - Book - The Storm Before The Calm
City of Darwin - Book - The Storm Before The Calm

The Storm Before The Calm

George Friedman

The master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years focuses on the United States, predicting how the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture.

City of Darwin - Book - Relentless In Texas
City of Darwin - Book - Relentless In Texas

Relentless In Texas

Kari Lynn Dell 

Gil Sanchez was once rodeo's biggest and baddest hotshot. Now he's thirteen years sober and finally free of the pain that ended his skyrocketing career. Given one last, near-miraculous shot to claw his way back to rodeo glory, he can't let fantasies of happily-ever-after dull his razor edge...but Carmelita White Fox is every dream he's never let himself have.

City of Darwin - Book - From Scratch
City of Darwin - Book - From Scratch

From Scratch

Tembi Locke

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.

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

The Weekend Away

Sarah Alderson

Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they've faced it all - be it Orla's struggles as a new mother or Kate's messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away. This year, they're off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out? But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night's events, Orla is her friend's only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home...

City of Darwin - Book - The Space Between
City of Darwin - Book - The Space Between

The Space Between

Michelle Andrews

There’s this weird gap in life that’s fuelled by cheap tacos and even cheaper tequila – also known as our twenties. Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, creators of the award-winning pop culture podcast Shameless, are two of the many twentysomething women trying to make sense of it all. They definitely don’t have all the answers but they know that mapping out our place in the world is a little bit easier when we do it together. Brimming with wit and unflinching honesty, these are their stories and personal puzzles about life as twentysomethings: from heartbreak and mental health challenges to overcoming career setbacks and letting go of fear.

City of Darwin - Book - House Of Correction
City of Darwin - Book - House Of Correction

House Of Correction

Nicci French 

Tabitha is accused of murder. She is in prison awaiting trial. There is a strong case against her, and she can’t remember what happened on December 21st. She is alone, frightened and confused. But somehow, from the confines of her cell, she needs to prove everyone wrong. House of Correction is beautifully written, clever, shocking, twisty, so believable and utterly compelling. This is another stunningly brilliant novel to relish from Nicci French.

City of Darwin - Book - The Wreck
City of Darwin - Book - The Wreck

The Wreck

Meg Keneally

1820, London. Sarah McCaffrey, fleeing arrest for her part in a failed rebellion, finds herself alone and on the run. She boards the Serpent, bound from London to the colony of New South Wales - and when the captain's reckless actions lead the ship to be dashed onto Sydney's notorious rocks, Sarah is the only survivor. Adopting a false identity, Sarah determines to make a new life for herself. She takes the first work she can find, under the formidable Molly Thistle, who runs a sprawling trade empire. Sarah begins to see that there is more than one way of changing the world, but her new life is thrown into chaos when her past follows her across the seas.

City of Darwin - Book - Gemma's Not Sure
City of Darwin - Book - Gemma's Not Sure

Gemma's Not Sure

Gill Stewart 

Gemma's not sure if she's brave enough to go to her audition, or if she even wants to study music at all. She's definitely not sure forming a band with Lily's hot ex-boyfriend is a good idea. Jamie's university life isn't like he thought it would be, and he doesn't know what to do about it. One thing he does know is that he wants a reason to bump into Gemma Anderson again.

City of Darwin - Book - Kings, Queens, And In-betweens
City of Darwin - Book - Kings, Queens, And In-betweens

Kings, Queens, And In-betweens

Tanya Boteju

After a bewildering encounter at her small town's annual summer festival, seventeen-year-old biracial, queer Nima plunges into the world of drag, where she has the chance to explore questions of identity, acceptance, self-expression, and love.

City of Darwin - Book - Eat The Buddha
City of Darwin - Book - Eat The Buddha

Eat The Buddha

Barbara Demick

Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in the throes of this conflict.

City of Darwin - Book - No Offence
City of Darwin - Book - No Offence

No Offence

Meg Cabot 

Molly Montgomery couldn't be more thrilled about starting her new life working at Little Bridge Island's brand-new library. Happy to have left her problematic ex behind on the mainland, her new life feels like heaven . . . at least until she finds a newborn baby in the library's restroom. And she begins to wonder if life in Little Bridge is really the paradise she imagined . . . But when Sheriff John Hartwell answers Molly's 911 call, things begin to look up. He couldn't be kinder (or better looking) and handles the baby - and the hunt for its missing mother - with far more sensitivity and understanding than Molly would have expected from someone who never reads fiction. Recently divorced John Hartwell has been having trouble adjusting to single life as well as single parenthood. But something in the sympathetic, smiling eyes of Molly Montgomery gives John hope that things on Little Bridge might be looking up after all. But can two such different people ever find happiness together?

City of Darwin - Book - The Cornish Cream Tea Summer
City of Darwin - Book - The Cornish Cream Tea Summer

The Cornish Cream Tea Summer

Cressida McLaughlin

Charlie has a new helper on her bus, her free-spirited and loveable cousin, Delilah, who's paid a visit to the charming Cornish village of Porthgolow and is helping out on Charlie's adorable cream tea bus. When the Director of a new TV series filming further along the coast tells Delilah that the bus would be the perfect addition to their onsite catering, she takes him a bit too literally. Charlie and Delilah find themselves caught up in the filming of a lavish period drama and it isn't long before Delilah finds herself drawn to the handsome male lead. But Delilah has made a habit of making rash decisions and it's one of the reasons she's hiding out in Cornwall. Could this be one impulsive step too far, or is a change of direction the start of something quite unexpected...

City of Darwin - Book - I Give My Marriage A Year
City of Darwin - Book - I Give My Marriage A Year

I Give My Marriage A Year

Holly Wainwright 

Lou and Josh have been together for 14 years. They share two kids, a mortgage, careers and plenty of history. Now, after a particularly fraught Christmas, Lou is ready to ask herself: is this marriage worth hanging on to? Every month for a year, Lou sets a different test for their relationship - from daily sex to brutal honesty - to help her decide if she should stay or go. Secrets are exposed, old wounds reopened and a true-to-life suburban love story unfolds.

City of Darwin - Book - Maeve's Baby
City of Darwin - Book - Maeve's Baby

Maeve's Baby

Fiona McArthur 

Midwife Maeve McGill can deliver a baby with no complications, but finding love isn't that easy. After falling for and being dumped by a doctor who only wanted her as a glorified nanny for his kids, she left her job for a position at a clinic in Wirralong. Maeve is determined to embrace her new life with the help of her friend, Lacey. Men are absolutely off the menu. Doctor Jace Bronson is everything Maeve's last boyfriend wasn't. He's big--a big chest to lean on with a big heart and a crazy big smile she can't resist. But Jace is a father and his job is temporary, so he and Maeve vow to keep their relationship strictly professional. Maeve doesn't want to risk the heartbreak, and Jace wants to protect his daughter from falling under Maeve's warm and caring spell--the way he has. They had good intentions, but love, chemistry and the magic of Wirralong have a way of bringing two wounded souls together.

City of Darwin - Book - Miss Aluminium
City of Darwin - Book - Miss Aluminium

Miss Aluminium

Susanna Moore

Moore’s poignant and hugely entertaining memoir Miss Aluminium – the title refers to an early modelling job for the Aluminum Association where she was squeezed into a scratchy silver dress and made to carry a cardboard trident – covers her unconventional early years before she found her calling as a writer. This memoir documents her childhood in Hawaii blighted by the death of her mother and the neglect of her philandering father; her escape to her grandmother’s home in Philadelphia aged 17; and her subsequent adventures in New York, Chicago and California.

City of Darwin - Book - The Most Powerful You
City of Darwin - Book - The Most Powerful You

The Most Powerful You

Kathy Caprino

In The Most Powerful You, career and leadership coach Kathy Caprino shares the 7 most damaging power gaps that hold women back, outlining key steps we can take today to access greater power, become the author of our life, and reach our goals. Through real-life success stories of women and proven strategies from top experts in fields essential to women's success, this book will help you: see yourself more powerfully, speak more confidently, ask for and receive what you deserve, challenge and change negative behaviour toward you, heal from past trauma and challenge and so much more.

City of Darwin - Book - The State Of Us
City of Darwin - Book - The State Of Us

The State Of Us

Shaun David Hutchinson

When Dean Arnault's mother decided to run for president as the Republican nominee, Dean doesn't want to be part of the public spectacle that is the race for the White House. Then he meets Dre Rosario-- the son of the Democratic nominee. As their meet-ups on the campaign trail become less left to chance, their friendship quickly becomes a romantic connection unlike any either of the boys have ever known. If it wasn't hard enough falling in love across the aisle, the political scheming of a shady third-party candidate could cause Dean and Dre's world to explode around them.

City of Darwin - Book - The Lighthouse Keeper
City of Darwin - Book - The Lighthouse Keeper

The Lighthouse Keeper

John Cook 

In Tasmania, John Cook is known as 'The Keeper of the Flame'. As one of Australia's longest-serving lighthouse keepers, John spent 26 years tending Tasmania's well-known kerosene 'lights' at Tasman Island, Maatsuyker Island and Bruny Island. From sleepless nights keeping the lights alive, battling the wind and sea as they ripped at gutters and flooded stores, raising a joey, tending sheep and keeping ducks and chickens, the life of a keeper was one of unexpected joy and heartbreak. But for John, nothing was more heartbreaking than the introduction of electric lights, and the lighthouses that were left empty forever.

City of Darwin - Book - Mexican Gothic
City of Darwin - Book - Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia 

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She's not sure what she will find - her cousin's husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She's a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she's also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin's new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with visions of blood and doom. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Happiest Man On Earth
City of Darwin - Book - The Happiest Man On Earth

The Happiest Man On Earth

Eddie Jaku 

Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on the Nazi death march. He lost family, friends, his country. Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the 'happiest man on earth'.

City of Darwin - Book - The Miss Education Of Evie Epworth
City of Darwin - Book - The Miss Education Of Evie Epworth

The Miss Education Of Evie Epworth

Matson Taylor 

The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future step-mother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Christine. If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Christine’s pink and over-perfumed clutches, and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be.

City of Darwin - Book - This One Wild And Precious Life
City of Darwin - Book - This One Wild And Precious Life

This One Wild And Precious Life

Sarah Wilson 

We live in truly overwhelming times. The climate crisis, political polarisation, racial injustice and coronavirus have left many of us in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection, from one another, from our true values, from joy, and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us - that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. This one wild and precious life opens our eyes to how we got here and offers a radically hopeful path forward. 

City of Darwin - Book - Dead Girl Blues
City of Darwin - Book - Dead Girl Blues

Dead Girl Blues

Lawrence Block

You might as well know this going in: Lawrence Block's new novel is not for everyone. It's recounted in journal form by its protagonist, and begins when he walks into a roadhouse outside of Bakersfield, California, and walks out with a woman. And rapes and murders her. But, um, not in that order. Right. But it's what he does with the rest of his life that's really interesting... 

City of Darwin - Book - Jest Right
City of Darwin - Book - Jest Right

Jest Right

Piers Anthony

There's no shortage of laughs when Jess is around; she's been cursed to have nobody take her seriously. But her dubious talent comes in handy when she meets the very handsome showman Magnus. He promises to fake taking her seriously--if Jess joins his traveling show. But first they must see the Good Magician. He will give them the use of the flying Fire Boat to tour the realm if they complete a quest. The only problem is, he can't remember what quest. Something to do with night mares, day mares, and one or two future princesses. As Jess and Magnus try to unravel the mystery, they discover their true mission: to save Xanth from a big bird with a bone to peck . .

City of Darwin - Book - The Night Swim
City of Darwin - Book - The Night Swim

The Night Swim

Megan Goldin

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name - and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she's used to being recognised for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Good Teacher
City of Darwin - Book - The Good Teacher

The Good Teacher

Petronella McGovern

A good teacher can change lives... Every evening, Allison watches her husband's new house, desperate to find some answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She's a good teacher, everyone says so - this stalking is just a tiny crack in her usual self-control. A late enrolment into her class brings little Gracie - sick and grieving. Allison takes the girl and her father, Luke, under her wing. She smothers Gracie with the love she can't give her own son. As others question her judgement and the police arrive at her door, Allison starts to wonder if she can trust herself. When Gracie has a chance to go to America for treatment, Allison leads the school in a fundraising drive. Has Allison crossed a line? How far will the good teacher go to save a life? And whose life will that be?

City of Darwin - Book - Blunt Force
City of Darwin - Book - Blunt Force

Blunt Force

Lynda La Plante 

Things can't get much worse for detective Jane Tennison. Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, she now plies her trade in Gerald Road, a small and sleepy police station in the heart of London's affluent Knightsbridge. With only petty crime to sink her teeth into, Tennison can feel her career slowly flatlining. That is until the discovery of the most brutal murder Jane has ever seen: Charlie Foxley has been found viciously beaten to death with a cricket bat - his body dismembered and disembowelled. As a big-time theatrical agent, Foxley had a lot of powerful friends - but just as many enemies. And alongside her old friend DS Spencer Gibbs, Tennison must journey into the salacious world of show business to find out which one is the killer, before they strike again.

City of Darwin - Book - I Catch Killers
City of Darwin - Book - I Catch Killers

I Catch Killers

Gary Jubelin 

Gary Jubelin was Australia's most celebrated homicide detective, leading investigations into the disappearance of William Tyrrell, the serial killing of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville and the brutal gangland murder of Terry Falconer. During his 34-year career, former Detective Chief Inspector Jubelin also ran the crime scene following the Lindt Cafe siege, investigated the death of Caroline Byrne and recovered the body of Matthew Leveson. In 2020, Jubelin was found guilty of illicitly recording conversations during the Tyrrell investigation. This is his story.

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

The Korean Skincare Bible

Lilin Yang 

This is the ultimate no-nonsense manual to daily Korean beauty care; in it you will find step-by-step morning and evening skincare routines, the best product advice and actionable tips on how to take care of your complexion

City of Darwin - Book - Across The Water
City of Darwin - Book - Across The Water

Across The Water

Ingrid Alexandra 

In a remote, boat-access only house, Liz Dawson's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she watches the people who live in the three identical houses that sit side by side across the creek. But it's the middle house Liz finds herself drawn to most: the beautiful young mother, Delilah Waters, and her baby. When Dee and her baby go missing, last seen by the murky waters of Oyster Creek, it is a suspected murder-suicide. After all, it's no secret that Dee Waters never wanted children. She wasn't coping with the baby. Everyone in the town believes she leapt to her death, taking her child with her. Everyone except Liz. Wrestling with her own demons, Liz risks everything to uncover a truth that becomes more complex with every twist. Of all people, Liz knows that just because someone is a reluctant mother, it doesn't mean they don't love their child. And it doesn't mean they're capable of murder... does it?

City of Darwin - Book - Public Enemies
City of Darwin - Book - Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Mark Dapin 

In the Australia of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, armed robbers were the top of the criminal food chain. Cox and Denning were once Australian Public Enemies Number One and Two. Both were handsome, charismatic bandits who refused to bow to authority. Both were classified as 'intractable' in prison, and both escaped. Their story is one of violence and crime, but it is also about the unimaginable horrors that young boys faced when condemned to 'institutions' in the 1960s, and the terrible conditions in Australian jails in the 70s and 80s. These were the hells where a whole generation of armed robbers was forged. 

City of Darwin - Book - For This Day Forward
City of Darwin - Book - For This Day Forward

For This Day Forward

Beryl Matthews

As if everyday life in London's slums wasn't hard enough for Jane Roberts and her three children, the day that ne'er-do-well husband Bert walks out on his family as rent day draws near is a particularly dark time. In the wake of his desertion, the family pull together to find their way forward, and Jane takes the steps she needs to get a divorce and free them all from Bert in the future. With help from a neighbour who is not all she seems, a lucky break and fresh opportunities, the road ahead starts to look more promising. But will Bert wreck the new start the Roberts family have their sights set on?

City of Darwin - Book - The Safe Place
City of Darwin - Book - The Safe Place

The Safe Place

Anna Downes

For struggling actress Emily Proudman, life in London is falling apart. So when she is offered a live-in job working for a wealthy family on their luxurious coastal property in France, she jumps at the opportunity to start over. The estate is picture-perfect, and its owners exude charisma and sophistication. But as Emily gets to know the family, their masks begin to slip, and what at first appears to be a dream come true turns out to be a prison from which none of them will ever escape – unless Emily can find a way to set them all free.

City of Darwin - Book - Prince Andrew
City of Darwin - Book - Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew

Nigel Cawthorne

Prince Andrew: The End of the Monarchy and Epstein investigates the story of the key players and allegations and counter-allegations in this unique, high-stakes royal drama. It provides a gripping and uncommon insight into the hidden privileges enjoyed by global power brokers, royalty and billionaires. Transcending the life of one man, it characterises a whole institution and a way of life - the monarchy as we know it today. 

City of Darwin - Book - What We Carry
City of Darwin - Book - What We Carry

What We Carry

Maya Lang 

Lang grew up idolizing her brilliant mother, an accomplished psychologist who immigrated to the United States from India, completed her residency and earned an American medical degree while nurturing young children and keeping a traditional Indian home. Her mother's stories motivated her, encouraged her, offered solace when she needed it. When Lang becomes a mother herself, her mother becomes a grandmother who is cold and distant. Reexamining the stories of her childhood, Lang realized that being able to accept both myth and reality is what has finally brought her into adulthood.

City of Darwin - Book - The Genes That Make Us
City of Darwin - Book - The Genes That Make Us

The Genes That Make Us

Edwin Kirk

Genes, we all have them and we're all affected by them, often in unknown ways. Whether directly inherited or modified by our environment, genes control or significantly influence almost every aspect of our lives, from the success of our conception and the development of our sexual characteristics, to the colour of our skin, hair, and eyes; our height and weight; our health; and unfortunately, an untold number of diseases. For many, the first time that genetics truly matters to them is in a doctor's office as they learn about a condition that may affect them, their unborn children, or even their wider family. Yet from the first laborious survey of the human genome twenty years ago to the commercial machines that now sequence 6,000 genomes per year, a revolution is taking place in medicine. Navigating this world of heartbreaking uncertainties, tantalising possibilities, and thorny questions of morality is Professor Edwin Kirk, a rare doctor who works both in the lab and with patients, and who has over two decades of experience. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Lost Book Of The White
City of Darwin - Book - The Lost Book Of The White

The Lost Book Of The White

Cassandra Clare 

Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus's apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter.

City of Darwin - Book - The XX Brain
City of Darwin - Book - The XX Brain

The XX Brain

Lisa Mosconi 

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, brain injuries and strokes. The XX Brain gives women the first plan to address the unique risks and strengths of the female brain for optimal, lifelong brain health.

City of Darwin - Book - Get A Life, Chloe Brown
City of Darwin - Book - Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Talia Hibbert

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. She's come up with seven directives to help her "Get a Life", and she's already completed the first: finally moving out of her family's mansion. She's ready to enjoy a drunken night out, ride a motorcycle, and other adventures. But it's not easy being bad, and Chloe knows just the man to help her complete her list. Redford 'Red' Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and sex appeal, who paints at night but hides his work. When she enlists Red to help her rebel, she discovers what really lies beneath his rough exterior.

City of Darwin - Book - The Lost And Found Bookshop
City of Darwin - Book - The Lost And Found Bookshop

The Lost And Found Bookshop

Susan Wiggs

Natalie Harper feels she must sell the bookshop she's inherited to pay for her grandfather's care, but he refuses to acquiesce, and renovation of the store and its studio apartment push her life in a whole new direction. Besides, she loves the store and its books provide welcome solace for her overwhelming grief. After she moves into the small studio apartment above the shop, Natalie carries out her grandfather's request and hires contractor Peach Gallagher to do the necessary and ongoing repairs. His young daughter, Dorothy, also becomes a regular at the store, and she and Natalie begin reading together while Peach works.

City of Darwin - Book - The Court Reporter
City of Darwin - Book - The Court Reporter

The Court Reporter

Jamelle Wells 

As a seasoned court reporter, the ABC's Jamelle Wells has filed thousands of stories on murderers, sex offenders, thieves, bad drivers, family feuds and business deals gone wrong. In more than 10 years, Jamelle has witnessed many of Australia's most notorious and high-profile court cases. In the line of duty, she has sat next to criminals and their families, been chased, spat on, stalked and carted off by ambulance for emergency surgery after an accident outside ICAC. Ever-present is the human tragedy of ordinary people's lives disrupted, destroyed and forever altered. From the calculated and cruel, to the unfair and unlucky, from pure evil to plain stupid, Jamelle Wells, court reporter, has seen it all.

City of Darwin - Book - Manhunters
City of Darwin - Book - Manhunters

Manhunters

Steve Murphy & Javier F Pena 

The explosive memoir of the two legendary drug enforcement agents responsible for taking down Pablo Escobar and the subject of the hit Netflix series 'Narcos'. 

City of Darwin - Book - Ruby Tuesday
City of Darwin - Book - Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

Hayley Lawrence 

Ruby was named after a song about freedom, but she's far from free. She's trapped by her mum's accident, her past as a famous pianist a distant memory. This was never the plan - both of them invisible and voiceless in a dusty small town. And Ruby wants to be heard. But that was before Joey Milano. Before that awful party. Now the only thing Ruby's sure of is that she'll never ever trust anyone again. When the opportunity of a lifetime comes knocking, and a boy from her past reaches out, Ruby's not fooled. Some things are broken beyond repair. Or are they?

City of Darwin - Book - Pilgrims
City of Darwin - Book - Pilgrims

Pilgrims

Matthew Kneale

The year 1289. A rich farmer fears he'll go to hell for cheating his neighbours. His wife wants pilgrim badges to sew into her hat and show off at church. A poor, ragged villager is convinced his beloved cat is suffering in the fires of purgatory and must be rescued. A mother is convinced her son's dangerous illness is punishment for her own adultery and seeks forgiveness so he may be cured. A landlord is in trouble with the church after he punched an abbot on the nose. A sexually driven noblewoman seeks a divorce so she can marry her new young beau. These are among a group of pilgrims that sets off on the tough and dangerous journey from England to Rome, where they hope all their troubles will be answered. Some in the party who have their own, secret reasons for going.

 

City of Darwin - Book - The Aosawa Murders
City of Darwin - Book - The Aosawa Murders

The Aosawa Murders

Riku Onda

In the 1960s 17 people die of cyanide poisoning at a large party at the Aosawas, owners of a prominent clinic in an ancient castle city on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The only survivor is their teenage daughter Hisako, blind, beautiful, admired by all, but soon suspected of masterminding the crime.

City of Darwin - Book - How To Raise An Elephant
City of Darwin - Book - How To Raise An Elephant

How To Raise An Elephant

Alexander McCall Smith 

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ramotswe and the rest of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency come together to raise a pipsqueak pachyderm? We may find out in this novel. We may not. Who can say?

City of Darwin - Book - Strange Flowers
City of Darwin - Book - Strange Flowers

Strange Flowers

Donal Ryan

In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect - that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family's life forever.

City of Darwin - Book - Sober Survival Guide
City of Darwin - Book - Sober Survival Guide

Sober Survival Guide

Simon Chapple 

The Sober Survival Guide is unique in that it is split into two parts. The first is designed to set you up for success and put you in a place where you can find freedom from alcohol if that's what you want. The first part of the book contains essential information for when you're in the early stages of controlling your drinking. The second part serves as a handbook as you move forward into an alcohol-free life and is where this book comes into its own. As you read it you'll see I've used my own experiences and those of the people I've worked with to help ensure you're ready for the challenges, fears, and questions that will come up in the years after quitting drinking. The Sober Survival Guide is perfect for anyone looking to free themselves from the grip of alcohol.

City of Darwin - Book - They Went Left
City of Darwin - Book - They Went Left

They Went Left

Monica Hesse

Germany, 1945. The Gross-Rosen concentration camp have been liberated, but nothing feels over to Zofia Lederman. Three years ago she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else-- parents, grandmother, Aunt Maja-- went left. Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise to find him. That vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing?

City of Darwin - Book - Someone To Romance
City of Darwin - Book - Someone To Romance

Someone To Romance

Mary Balogh

Lady Jessica Archer lost her own interest in the glittering excitement of romance after her cousin and dearest friend Abigail Westcott was rejected by the ton when her father was revealed to be a bigamist. Ever practical, however, once she's twenty-five, she decides it's time to wed. Though she no longer believes she will find true love, she is still very eligible. She is, after all, the sister of Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby. When she meets the mysterious Gabriel Thorne, who has returned to England from the New World to claim an equally mysterious inheritance, Jessica considers him completely unsuitable because he had the audacity, when he first met her, to announce his intention to wed her. When Jessica guesses who Gabriel really is, however, and watches the lengths to which he will go in order to protect those who rely upon him, she is drawn to his cause--and to the man.

City of Darwin - Book - Majesty
City of Darwin - Book - Majesty

Majesty

Katherine McGee

Beatrice Washington now rules America as its first ever queen, but her family are more concerned about rushing through her arranged marriage to a man she barely knows. No one can know that her heart really belongs to her bodyguard - but even their love is under threat. Meanwhile, Princess Samantha is under more scrutiny than ever before - and she still longs to be with her sister's fiancee. But with no sign of Bea's wedding being called off, she's surprised to find someone else catching her eye. Nina Gonzalez is also tangled up with someone she never expected to be. She and Ethan are both nursing broken hearts, and it's not long before they find themselves pulled irresistably together. Luckily for Daphne Deighton, Prince Jeff's grief for his father makes him a prime target for her attentions. She's the closest she's been in years to getting what she wants . . . so why can't she let the idea of her and Ethan go? As the royal wedding of the century creeps ever closer, will these four young women get what they want - or will their hearts be broken forever?

City of Darwin - Book - Dark Song
City of Darwin - Book - Dark Song

Dark Song

Christine Feehan 

Stolen from her home at a young age and tormented for centuries, Elisabeta Trigovise is scared to show herself to anyone. Even though she has been rescued and is now safe within the Carpathian compound, she has lived in fear for so long she has no idea how to survive without it. She wants to answer the siren call of her lifemate - but the very thought terrifies her. Before he found Elisabeta, Ferro Arany was an ancient warrior without emotion. Now that his senses have come alive, he knows it will take more than kind words and soft touches to convince the fractured woman that they are partners, not master and prisoner. For now, he will give her his strength until she finds hers, allowing the steady rhythm of his heart to soothe Elisabeta's fragile soul. But even as she learns to stand on her own, the vampire who kept her captive is desperate to claim her again, threatening the song Elisabeta and Ferro are writing together.

City of Darwin - Book - Extinction Plague
City of Darwin - Book - Extinction Plague

Extinction Plague

Greig Beck

Professor Matt Kearns, paleo-linguist, and a team of scientific and military specialists, rush to decipher the hidden secrets of a pair of ancient stones that prophesise the next great extinction on Earth. They soon discover that the ominous predictions are linked to a plague of unstoppable creatures that have risen from the centre of the Earth. In a heart-pumping adventure that begins in the hold of a sunken German U-boat, Matt Kearns travels to the lost Nazi treasure tunnels in Poland and dives deep down to sunken caves below Easter Island. Matt is fighting for his life, the ones he loves, and the existence of the entire human race.

City of Darwin - Book - Breaking Good
City of Darwin - Book - Breaking Good

Breaking Good

Simon Fenech 

What would make a champion kickboxer and loving husband and father turn to ice? Simon Fenech, a successful sportsman and committed family man, tried crystal meth for the first time after a traumatic work accident. He was instantly hooked. Soon, he was dealing to support a $1000-a-day addiction. What followed was a story straight from the plot of Breaking Bad...Simon was shot by underworld hitmen. He came within an inch of losing his life after a horrific knife attack. He was hunted by drug lords and specialist police units - at the same time. And he reached the very depths of misery and despair. But Simon's story didn't end there. He managed to transform his life in a way that will inspire anyone who's either personally felt the devastating effects of ice or seen their loved one's battle with addiction. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Last Lions Of Africa
City of Darwin - Book - The Last Lions Of Africa

The Last Lions Of Africa

Anthony Ham 

This is the riveting and illuminating story of Australian writer Anthony Ham's extraordinary journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into the African wilderness, speaking to local tribespeople and activists as well as to rangers, scientists and conservationists about why lions are close to extinction and what can be done to save them. 

City of Darwin - Book - Son Of Escobar
City of Darwin - Book - Son Of Escobar

Son Of Escobar

Roberto Sendoya Escobar 

Pablo Escobar was the most notorious drug lord the world has ever seen. This is the long-awaited autobiography of his eldest son, Roberto Sendoya Escobar. His story opens with two helicopter gunships, filled with heavily armed Colombian Special forces personnel led by an MI6 agent, flying into a small village on the outskirts of Bogota in Colombia. The secret mission to recover a stolen cash hoard, culminates in a bloody shoot-out with a group of young Pablo Escobar's violent gangsters. Several of the men escape, including the young Escobar. As the dust settles in the house, only a little baby is left alive. That baby is the author, Roberto Sendoya Escobar. In a bizarre twist of fate, the top MI6 agent who led the mission, takes pity on the child and, eventually, ends up adopting him. Many years later in England, as Roberto's adopted father lies dying in hospital, he hands his son a coded piece of paper which, he says, reveals the secret hiding place of the 'Escobar Missing millions' the world has been searching for! The code is published in this book for the first time.

City of Darwin - Book - The Book Of Hidden Wonders
City of Darwin - Book - The Book Of Hidden Wonders

The Book Of Hidden Wonders

Polly Crosby

Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past - but she knows that she is loved. When her father finds fame with a series of children's books starring her as the main character, everything changes: exotic foods appear on the table, her father appears on TV, and strangers appear at their door, convinced the books contain clues leading to a precious prize. But as time passes, Romilly's father becomes increasingly suspicious of the outside world until, before her eyes, he begins to disappear altogether. With no-one else to help, Romilly turns to the secrets her father has hidden in his illustrated books - realising that his treasure hunt doesn't lead to gold, but to something far more precious... the truth.

City of Darwin - Book - Roughy
City of Darwin - Book - Roughy

Roughy

Jarryd Roughead

"Roughy" is the story of a footballer who lived the dream, the country boy who not only became an AFL star, but was a key player in a Hawthorn team that will be remembered as one of the greats of any era. In 2015, a spot on his bottom lip was diagnosed as melanoma and it returned as spots on his lungs the next year. In "Roughy", you'll discover the resilience that got him through horrendous immunotherapy and helped him to not only play AFL again, but as Hawthorn captain. You'll read the stories of his childhood, of the basketballer who switched sports and learned not just to believe, but to expect to be the very best. Of his love for Sarah and their daughter Pippa, his unwavering will to carry on, his dignity through a final chapter of his career that was dignity personified, with a fairytale ending that was celebrated by all.

City of Darwin - Book - The Great Godden
City of Darwin - Book - The Great Godden

The Great Godden

Meg Rosoff

This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer - the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, in a big, messy family, one teenager watches as brothers and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter the Goddens - irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there's a serpent in this paradise - and the consequences will be devastating. 

City of Darwin - Book - The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love
City of Darwin - Book - The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love

The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love

Davina Bell

Identical twin sisters Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, sheltered from the fallout of a mysterious event that has laid waste to the rest of the world. They survive on rations stockpiled by their father and spend their days deep in their mother's collection of classic literature - until a mysterious stranger upends their carefully constructed reality. At first, Edward is a welcome distraction. But who is he really, and why has he come? As love blooms and the world stops spinning, the secrets of the girls' past begin to unravel and escape is the only option.

City of Darwin - Book - Choppy Water
City of Darwin - Book - Choppy Water

Choppy Water

Stuart Woods 

Stone Barrington and his friends are vacationing in Maine when their leisure is suddenly disrupted by extreme weather. To make matters worse, the inclement conditions allow for a menacing adversary to sneak in unnoticed and deliver a chilling message. Soon it becomes clear that the target of the incident is one of Stone's closest companions, and that these enemies have a grander scheme in mind. From the bustling streets of New York City to the sun-drenched shores of Key West, Stone intends to nab the criminals that appear behind him at every step. But his search only leads him further down a trail of peril and corruption, and he'll soon find that at the end of the road is a more dangerous foe than he could have imagined.

City of Darwin - Book - Anna K
City of Darwin - Book - Anna K

Anna K

Jenny Lee

Anna K has the perfect (if boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be controlling). Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly's little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven's best friend, Dustin, is one-sidedly in love with Kimmie. Alexia 'Count' Vronsky is a playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure. As Alexia and Anna are pulled together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him.

City of Darwin - Book - Red Herrings For Breakfast
City of Darwin - Book - Red Herrings For Breakfast

Red Herrings For Breakfast

Annabet Ousback

This beautiful and poignant memoir traces the lives of Annabet and Anders Ousback, who grew up in seemingly idyllic conditions in a boat shed in Balmoral. Annabet grew up to be a fashion and clothing designer and manufacturer and Anders became a world recognised chef and was largely responsible for developing Sydney's foodie scene. Their childhoods were marred by domestic violence, benign neglect and emotional abuse. Anders was gay and was tormented by this his whole life, as society at that time did not understand or accept his sexuality. This is really a lovely and sad story, told by Annabet, using snippets of Anders journals to describe his emotions at various points. 

City of Darwin - Book - Every Man A Hero
City of Darwin - Book - Every Man A Hero

Every Man A Hero

Ray Lambert 

Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now, Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs of our time, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day.

City of Darwin - Book - The Lying Life Of Adults
City of Darwin - Book - The Lying Life Of Adults

The Lying Life Of Adults

Elena Ferrante 

Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.

City of Darwin - Book - Rebel Gods
City of Darwin - Book - Rebel Gods

Rebel Gods

Will Kostakis 

With the Monuments gone, newbie gods Connor, Sally and Locky must stop the rebel gods from reducing the world to ruin. Trouble is, they don't know how.While Sally searches for answers and Locky makes plans to change the world, Connor struggles to keep up appearances as an ordinary teenager. But when a rebel god offers them a deal to end the chaos, their lives are turned upside down and they're forced to reckon with the question: who should decide the fate of the world?

City of Darwin - Book - Dumplings And Noodles
City of Darwin - Book - Dumplings And Noodles

Dumplings And Noodles

Pippa Middlehurst

Dumplings and Noodles explores the traditional cooking methods behind some of our best-loved Asian dishes. With over 70 recipes and techniques, step-by-step instructions, options for quick and easy substitutes and even the science behind dumplings and noodles, this book is an essential guide for modern home cooks.

City of Darwin - Book - From Boys To Men
City of Darwin - Book - From Boys To Men

From Boys To Men

Maggie Dent 

Well-known Australian author, parenting and resilience educator, and one of Australia's favourite boy experts Maggie Dent, offers parents and guardians a compassionate and practical guidebook, packed with advice and ground-breaking techniques on how to stay calm and: communicate effectively to defuse conflict, 'unstick' an unmotivated son, teach them to cope with loss and failure, and how to recover, Help them foster healthy friendships and intimate relationships, navigate technology and the digital world.

City of Darwin - Book - One Punch
City of Darwin - Book - One Punch

One Punch

Barry Dickins

In One Punch Barry Dickins reflects on the many types of violence that can now affect everyday life. In his heartfelt exploration of the subject, Barry talks to many of the people whom this violence impacts, including the parents of children who have been killed, professionals in the justice system, and children who live in communities where violence is rife. He looks at how the world has changed in his lifetime and discusses where we are going as a society.

City of Darwin - Book - The Case Of George Pell
City of Darwin - Book - The Case Of George Pell

The Case Of George Pell

Melissa Davey 

Guardian Australia's Melbourne bureau chief, Melissa Davey covered Cardinal George Pell's evidence at the royal commission into child sexual abuses, and attended each of his trials for his alleged historic sexual offences against children - his committal hearing, mistrial, retrial, and appeal. What she saw, heard, and read made her determined to produce a dispassionate and thorough rendition of what occurred. Despite a five-year-long sexual-abuse enquiry, three trials of one of the most senior Catholics in the world, and saturation coverage of the issue, it became evident to Ms Davey that many myths about the nature of child sexual abuse persist - and that, for some people, the evidence of victims can never be allowed to tarnish the reputation of the church and its practitioners. The Case of George Pell is not just about one alleged offender, and one complainant. It is also about how the sexual abuse of children occurs - and has been allowed to continue.

City of Darwin - Book - Guinness World Records 2021
City of Darwin - Book - Guinness World Records 2021

Guinness World Records 2021

Guinness World Records Limited

All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery!

City of Darwin - Book - The Night Whistler
City of Darwin - Book - The Night Whistler

The Night Whistler

Greg Woodland

Hal and his little brother, newly arrived in Moorabool with their parents, are exploring the creek near their new home when they find the body of a dog. Not just dead, but recently killed. Not just killed, but mutilated. Constable Mick Goodenough, recently demoted from his city job as a detective, is also new in town-and one of his dogs has gone missing. He's experienced enough to know what it means when someone tortures an animal to death- it means they're practising. So when Hal's mother starts getting anonymous calls, Goodenough, alone among the Moorabool cops, takes her seriously. The question is- will that be enough to keep her safe? 

City of Darwin - Book - Hell In The Heartland
City of Darwin - Book - Hell In The Heartland

Hell In The Heartland

Jax Miller 

The stranger-than-fiction cold case from rural Oklahoma that has stumped authorities for two decades, concerning the disappearance of two teenage girls and the much larger mystery of murder, police cover-up, and an unimaginable truth... On December 30, 1999, in rural Oklahoma, sixteen-year-old Ashley Freeman and her best friend, Lauria Bible, were having a sleepover. The next morning, the Freeman family trailer was in flames and both girls were missing. While rumors of drug debts, revenge, and police collusion abounded in the years that followed, the case remained unsolved and the girls were never found. In 2015, crime writer Jax Miller--who had been haunted by the case--decided to travel to Oklahoma to find out what really happened on that winter night in 1999, and why the story was still simmering more than fifteen years later.

City of Darwin - Book - Food For Camping
City of Darwin - Book - Food For Camping

Food For Camping

Australian Womens Weekly 

The sequel to our best-selling Food for Camping, this book contains a whole new collection of outdoor meal ideas, perfect for both the well-seasoned camper and those hitting the trails for the first time. Using portable and accessible ingredients and practical cooking techniques, you don't have to worry about being strapped for ideas when it come to your next camping trip.

City of Darwin - Book - Ink And Sigil
City of Darwin - Book - Ink And Sigil

Ink And Sigil

Kevin Hearne 

Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails - and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with magically enchanted ink and he uses his gifts to protect our world from rogue minions of various pantheons, especially the Fae.But he is also cursed. Anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. When his latest apprentice, Gordie, turns up dead, Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective - while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death seems to always follow Al. Investigating his apprentice's death will take him through Scotland's magical underworld, and he'll need the help of a mischievous hobgoblin if he's to survive.

City of Darwin - Book - Stony The Road
City of Darwin - Book - Stony The Road

Stony The Road

Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

Stony the Road seeks to explain how the racist dismantling of African-Americans' civil rights came about and how it influenced the way people of color experience the country today.

 

City of Darwin - Book - Royal
City of Darwin - Book - Royal

Royal

Danielle Steel 

As the war rages on in the summer of 1943, causing massive destruction and widespread fear, the King and Queen choose to quietly send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a trusted noble family in the Yorkshire countryside. Despite her fiery, headstrong nature, the princess's fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London. Third in line to the throne, seventeen year-old Charlotte reluctantly uses an alias upon her arrival in Yorkshire, her two guardians the only keepers of her true identity. A talented horsewoman, Charlotte begins to enjoy life out of the spotlight, concentrating on training with her beloved horse. But no one predicts that in the coming months she will fall deeply in love with her protectors' son. Far from her parents, a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned. Alone in the world, that child will be raised in the most humble circumstances by a modest stable manager and his wife. No one, not even she, knows of her lineage. But when a stack of hidden letters comes to light, a secret kept for nearly two decades finally surfaces, and a long lost princess emerges. 

City of Darwin - Book - Hymn To Murder
City of Darwin - Book - Hymn To Murder

Hymn To Murder

P C Doherty

 At Malmaison Manor, Lord Simon is concealing a dark secret - one he arrogantly assumes will never catch up with him. But someone knows about the crime he committed and they've found a way to make him pay. And he's not alone. When he is found mysteriously slain, other deaths soon follow. Meanwhile, ships on the Devonshire coast are being deliberately wrecked, their crews slaughtered, their cargoes plundered. Sir Hugh Corbett and Lord Simon are bound by the Secret Chancery and their search for one precious ruby - the Lacrima Christi. So, when Corbett learns of Lord Simon's death, he is once more dragged into a tangled web of lies and intrigue and it's not long before secrets of his own start to surface. 

City of Darwin - Book - Private Moscow
City of Darwin - Book - Private Moscow

Private Moscow

James Patterson & Adam Hamdy

An invitation from an old friend draws Jack Morgan into a deadly conspiracy. On a cold January morning, Jack Morgan stands inside the New York Stock Exchange with his former US Marine comrade whose company is being launched onto the market, eagerly awaiting the opening bell. But before the bell rings, a bullet rips through the air and finds its mark. In the aftermath of the murder, the victim's wife hires Jack to find the killer. As the head of Private, Jack has at his disposal the world's largest investigation agency. What he discovers shakes him to his core. Jack identifies another murder in Moscow that appears to be linked. So he heads to Russia, and begins to uncover a conspiracy that could have global consequences. With powerful forces plotting against him, will Jack Morgan make it out alive?

City of Darwin - Book - The Altar Boys
City of Darwin - Book - The Altar Boys

The Altar Boys

Suzanne Smith 

Glen Walsh and Steven Alward were childhood friends in their tight-knit working-class community in Newcastle, NSW. Both proud altar boys at the local Catholic church, they went on to attend the city's Catholic boys' high schools: Glen to Marist Brothers and Steven to St Pius X. Both did well: Steven became a journalist; Glen a priest. Glen discovered another priest was sexually abusing boys and reported the offender to police, breaking his vows to the Catholic 'brotherhood' in the process. His decision to give evidence regarding the cover-up of clerical abuse at a landmark trial ended in tragedy. Meanwhile, Steven was fighting his own battle to overcome a traumatic past, a battle that also ended in tradegy. Ensuing investigations revealed that at least 60 men in the region had taken their own lives. What had happened, and why were so many of those men from the three Catholic high schools in the area? This is a powerful exposé of widespread and organised clerical abuse of children in one Australian city. 

City of Darwin - Book - Building A Life Worth Living
City of Darwin - Book - Building A Life Worth Living

Building A Life Worth Living

Marsha Linehan

Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others.

City of Darwin - Book - Black Cloud
City of Darwin - Book - Black Cloud

Black Cloud

Sandi Wallace 

For one Daylesford cop, this will be their last callout. Another may not make it. A third will call it quits. Black cloud on a winter's morning signals what nobody could've seen coming. An anything-but-routine welfare check by two Daylesford police officers at a farm in Korweinguboora. A fatal house explosion that leaves a rural community reeling. Local cop John Franklin and Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey are among the first responders at the property. The crime scene is compromised by fire and tonnes of water, and speculations run rife.

City of Darwin - Book - Negotiate, Influence, Persuade
City of Darwin - Book - Negotiate, Influence, Persuade

Negotiate, Influence, Persuade

Michael Yardney 

Life is one negotiation after another, at home, at work, with family, with customers. Understanding the principles of negotiation, influence and persuasion will help readers get the best deal every time, whether they are buying or selling. While plenty of books teach sales and negotiation techniques, this one explains the fundamentals and the psychology behind why these techniques work and how to use them most effectively. It's more than just a book about negotiation. It's about persuasion and influence, and more importantly, how to wield those two important traits to meet your goals. Negotiate, Influence, Persuade will change how readers do business, how they interact with family and friends, and hopefully give them a greater understanding of why people behave, and are motivated to act, the way they do.

City of Darwin - Book - Her Aussie Holiday
City of Darwin - Book - Her Aussie Holiday

Her Aussie Holiday

Stefanie London

Escaping to Australia, commitment-shy Cora Cabot, while housesitting along with hunky contractor Trent Williams, finds herself wanting to break her vow to forget about men when he proposes a no-strings-attached fling.

City of Darwin - Book - The Killings At Kingfisher Hill
City of Darwin - Book - The Killings At Kingfisher Hill

The Killings At Kingfisher Hill

Sophie Hannah

Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate, where Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. But there is a strange condition attached to this request: Poirot must conceal his true reason for being there. The coach is forced to stop when a distressed woman demands to get off, insisting that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. Although the rest of the journey passes without anyone being harmed, Poirot's curiosity is aroused, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered with a macabre note attached. Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And if Helen is innocent, can Poirot find the true culprit in time to save her from the gallows?

City of Darwin - Book - Entangled Life
City of Darwin - Book - Entangled Life

Entangled Life

Merlin Sheldrake

Living at the border between life and non-life, fungi use diverse cocktails of potent enzymes and acids to disassemble some of the most stubborn substances on the planet, turning rock into soil and wood into compost, allowing plants to grow. Fungi not only help create soil, they send out networks of tubes that enmesh roots and link plants together in the "Wood Wide Web." Merlin Sheldrake's revelatory introduction to this world will show us how fungi, and our relationships with them, are more astonishing than we could have imagined. Bringing to light science's latest discoveries and ingeniously parsing the varieties and behaviors of the fungi themselves, he points us toward the fundamental questions about the nature of intelligence and identity this massively diverse, little understood kingdom provokes.

City of Darwin - Book - That Cheese Plate That Will Change Your Life
City of Darwin - Book - That Cheese Plate That Will Change Your Life

That Cheese Plate That Will Change Your Life

Marissa Mullen

Chances are, you love cheese. It's delicious, indulgent, and never lets you down--it's everything you could want in comfort food. How many of us haven't spent an evening blissed out with a wedge of brie and a glass of wine? Creator of the Instagram sensation @ThatCheesePlate Marissa Mullen takes cheese to a whole new level with her gorgeous, show-stopping cheese plates. This Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life celebrates the ways in which cheese brings people together, and how just crafting a cheese plate can be a meditative act that lets us tap into our creativity. With over 50 easy-to-make yet showstopping cheese plates, this book will teach you how to relax, enjoy, and indulge--and let cheese spark joy.

City of Darwin - Book - Every Step She Takes
City of Darwin - Book - Every Step She Takes

Every Step She Takes

Kelley Armstrong 

Genevieve has secrets that no one knows. In Rome she can be whoever she wants to be. One morning, after getting groceries, she returns to her 500-year-old Trastevere apartment. When she gets to her door, she puts down her bags and pushes the key into the lock . . and the door swings open. What if someone is in her apartment, waiting for her: She should leave, call the police. But she doesn’t. Instead, she goes in. The apartment is empty, and exactly as she left it except for the box on her kitchen table. A box that definitely wasn’t there this morning. A box postmarked from New York City. A box that is addressed to “Lucy Callahan.” A name she hasn’t used in ten years.

City of Darwin - Book - My Life For Yours
City of Darwin - Book - My Life For Yours

My Life For Yours

Vanessa Carnevale 

Paige and Nick are happy. They have a beautiful home, a loving family and, most importantly, they would do anything for each other. Now, they are having a baby and it feels like all their dreams are coming true. But joy turns to despair when they discover that Paige has a rare, life-threatening heart condition and they lose their longed-for child. Heartbroken, the couple must accept the reality that they may not become parents after all. Just as they begin to come to terms with their loss, Paige unexpectedly falls pregnant again. Paige's heart is still weak, and to carry the baby to term puts them both at risk. The couple now face an impossible decision: Paige's life or the life of their unborn child? If Paige keeps the baby, she could lose her life and destroy the man she loves. If Nick tries to stop her, he may lose them both forever. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Future We Choose
City of Darwin - Book - The Future We Choose

The Future We Choose

Christiana Figueres

We can survive the climate crisis. This book shows us how. We have two choices for our future, which is still unwritten. It will be shaped by who we choose to be right now. So, how can we change the story of the world? The Future We Choose is a passionate call to arms from former UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement. We are still able to stave off the worst and manage the long-term effects of climate change, but we have to act now. We know what we need to do, and we have everything we need to do it. Practical, optimistic and empowering, The Future We Choose is a book for every generation, for all of us who feel powerless in the face of the climate crisis. This is the final hour: it can be our finest. But we must act now.

City of Darwin - Book - The Colours That Blind
City of Darwin - Book - The Colours That Blind

The Colours That Blind

Rutendo Tavengerwei

Tumi desperately wants to make the Zimbabwean national swimming team. Only in swimming does he escape the hatred and exclusion that his albinism brings him. But when he has to stay with his grandmother for a while, the trauma of the terrible thing that happened to him comes rushing back. Can Ambuya reassure Tumi by revealing her own shocking past - a story riddled with racial hatred in war-torn Rhodesia, featuring murder and an illegal love? And what of Tumi's suspicions that she was involved in his nightmare?

City of Darwin - Book - Delicious Recipes For Your Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker
City of Darwin - Book - Delicious Recipes For Your Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker

Delicious Recipes For Your Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker

Australian Women's Weekly

We've fallen in love with the pressure cooker and slow cooker, appliances that simplify our lives. And it is no wonder, when a tumble of ingredients into their vast cavities is transformed quickly (or slowly) into something scrumptious.

City of Darwin - Book - Still Life
City of Darwin - Book - Still Life

Still Life

Val McDermid

When a lobster fisherman discovers a dead body in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, DCI Karen Pirie is called into investigate. She quickly discovers that the case will require untangling a complicated web - involving a long-ago disappearance, art forgery, and secret identities - that seems to surround a painter who can mimic anyone from Holbein to Hockney. Meanwhile, a traffic accident leads to the discovery of a skeleton in a suburban garage. Karen has a full plate, and it only gets more stressful as the man responsible for the death of the love of her life is scheduled for release from prison, reopening old wounds just as she was getting back on her feet.

City of Darwin - Book - Creator
City of Darwin - Book - Creator

Creator

Stephen Baxter 

Trapped on an alternate Earth, the combined crews of a crashed Russian spaceship, a British expeditionary force and a group of strays from the future must work together to survive, escape, and discover what led them to this point. All are from parallel universes where small changes in history led to different realities, and the tensions between the groups are rising. But some changes were not small. The solar system has been altered, changed, shaped in the various realities, and the World Engineers - unspeakably powerful, completely unknown - are still active. Why have they populated this planet with humanity's ancestors and dinosaurs? What is on the moon of Saturn that gives off such an odd light? And even if they can be found, can they be stopped - and should they be? Malenfant, Deidra and the rest of their party must find a way off the planet, back into space, and into the many dimensions seeking the answer...

City of Darwin - Book - A Good Marriage
City of Darwin - Book - A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

Kimberly McCreight 

When Amanda, the gorgeous wife of start-up millionaire Zach Grayson, is discovered dead at the bottom of the stairs in her stately Brooklyn brownstone, her husband is immediately fingered as the primary suspect. Zach calls Lizzie, his law school classmate, hoping their shared history will convince her to come to his aid. A former U.S. Attorney with no violent crime experience, Lizzie reluctantly agrees to represent him, though the two haven't seen each other in years. As she works to exonerate Zach, Lizzie is drawn into the privilege, passion, and excess churning beneath Park Slope, Brooklyn's idyllic, virtuous streets. It's a world that's completely foreign to Lizzie, but, if she's honest, also unexpectedly intriguing - particularly in light of the increasingly steep cost of keeping her own troubled marriage afloat. Zach's case proves less clear cut than Lizzie anticipated, though - especially after revelations surface about the racy party he and Amanda attended the night before she died. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Orphan Of Good Hope
City of Darwin - Book - The Orphan Of Good Hope

The Orphan Of Good Hope

Roxane Dhand 

In 1683 life is gruelling for the young women in Amsterdam's civic orphanage. The sole light in Johanna Timmerman's existence is her forbidden love for Frans, an orphan in the boys' section who has a smile like sunshine. Then he is gone, whisked across the globe to the Dutch East India Company's nascent colony at Good Hope. Floriane Peronneau's privileged world is pleasant and fulfilling until she discovers that it is all built on lies. Far from being the devoted gentleman he seems, her husband Claes is a womanizing degenerate who has led them to the edge of ruin. And the forces are closing in on him. While Johanna's love drives her to make a shocking bargain to secure passage to the Cape, Floriane is caught in a terrifying game of cat and mouse. The two women's lives could not be more different. Yet, on the long, dangerous voyage to the southern tip of Africa, they will become the best of friends - and co-conspirators . . .

City of Darwin - Book - The Sister's Gift
City of Darwin - Book - The Sister's Gift

The Sister's Gift

Barbara Hannay

Two sisters, one baby and the best of intentions... As a vibrant, young woman with a lifetime of possibilities ahead of her, Freya grants her sister, Pearl, the ultimate gift of motherhood. However, this comes at a hefty price - an unexpected rift in her family and the loss of the man she loves. Decades later, Freya is divorced, childless and homeless, at rock bottom after losing everything she's worked for. When her estranged niece, Billie, offers sanctuary, managing the family restaurant on beautiful Magnetic Island, Freya can hardly refuse. Billie has never understood the tension between her mother and her aunt and now, with a newly broken heart, she is nursing a family secret of her own. All three women come together under the tropical Queensland skies, but can they let go of past regrets, or will old tensions tear them further apart?

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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
Today
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 10:00am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

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

STEAM Zone @ Nightcliff Library

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

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

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

Toddler Time - Karama Library

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

Creative Computing Club - Term 4

Casuaina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tomorrow
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

Creative Computing Club - Term 4

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Casuarina NT
Tue 27 October
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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 Computing 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
Sat 31 October
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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