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City of Darwin - Book - Angel Mage
City of Darwin - Book - Angel Mage

Angel Mage

Garth Nix

More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. It's a seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding. Four young people hold her interest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, a glory-seeking musketeer; and Dorotea, icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet but do not suspect their importance. And none of them know just how Liliath plans to use them, as mere pawns in her plan, no matter the cost to everyone else.

City of Darwin - Book - Hard Truth
City of Darwin - Book - Hard Truth

Hard Truth

Todd Carney

Few NRL players in the last decade have had the talent of Todd Carney. From his debut season with the Canberra Raiders where he was awarded 'Rookie of the Year' he stood out as a player of rare ability, combining speed, strength and sublime kicking skills with a brilliant tactical awareness of the game. At 22, his career would be constantly derailed by off-field behaviour driven by a toxic relationship with alcohol and binge drinking, and a reckless immaturity. In Hard Truth, Todd, now aged 33, looks back on a football life that has contained the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It's an account that's honest, insightful and fascinating, and a rare window into the real life of one of rugby league's most talked-about yet least-known figures.

City of Darwin - Book - Cinema At Starlight Creek
City of Darwin - Book - Cinema At Starlight Creek

Cinema At Starlight Creek

Alli Sinclair

 Queensland, 1994: When location manager Claire Montgomery arrives in rural Queensland to work on a TV mini-series, she's captivated by the beauty of Starlight Creek and the surrounding sugarcane fields. Working in a male-dominated industry is challenging, but Claire has never let that stop her pursuing her dreams-until now.Hollywood, 1950: Lena Lee has struggled to find the break that will catapult her into a star with influence. She longs for roles about strong, independent women but with Hollywood engulfed in politics and a censorship battle, Lena's timing is wrong. Forced to keep her love affair with actor Reeves Garrity a secret, Lena puts her career on the line to fight for equality for women in an industry ruled by men. Can two women-decades apart-uncover lies and secrets to live the life they've dared to dream?

City of Darwin - Book - Missing Pieces
City of Darwin - Book - Missing Pieces

Missing Pieces

Caroline De Costa 

In 1992, toddler Yasmin Munoz went missing from a rainforest picnic spot near Cairns. No trace of her has ever been found. Yet in 2012 Andrew Todd, a wealthy businessman and former mayor of Cairns, dies, and leaves in his will directions for a search for the missing child, who if she is still alive must now be a young woman. Cairns detective Cass Diamond is soon asked to help with the search. But Cass sometimes exceeds professional boundaries. On her own, Cass delves deeper, and is led to a farm on the Atherton Tableland outside Cairns, where her curiosity gets her kidnapped with two other women, and into a hostage drama with an unpredictable assailant.

City of Darwin - Book - Six Minutes
City of Darwin - Book - Six Minutes

Six Minutes

Petronella McGovern

How can a child disappear from under the care of four playgroup mums? One Thursday morning, Lexie Parker dashes to the shop for biscuits, leaving Bella in the safe care of the other mums in the playgroup. Six minutes later, Bella is gone. Police and media descend on the tiny village of Merrigang on the edge of Canberra. Locals unite to search the dense bushland. But as the investigation continues, relationships start to fracture, online hate messages target Lexie, and the community is engulfed by fear. Is Bella's disappearance connected to the angry protests at Parliament House? What secrets are the parents hiding? And why does a local teacher keep a photo of Bella in his lounge-room?What happened in those six minutes and where is Bella? The clock is ticking.

City of Darwin - Book - 16:8 Intermittent Fasting
City of Darwin - Book - 16:8 Intermittent Fasting

16:8 Intermittent Fasting

Jaime Rose Chambers & Cath Muscat

The health benefits of intermittent fasting are now indisputable, and 16:8 is the easiest and most effective fasting method. This indispensable handbook has everything you need to know about intermittent fasting, including: the latest science on 16:8 and 5:2, showing how intermittent fasting can not only help you control your weight, but also helps lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and protect against heart disease 40 delicious, nutritionally replete recipes advice on how to set up a personalised fasting program that suits your lifestyle and individual health needs meal plans to help you incorporate fasting into your week inspirational real-life success stories.

City of Darwin - Book - Mindful Money
City of Darwin - Book - Mindful Money

Mindful Money

Canna Campbell

Canna Campbell is an experienced financial planner, and also a mother, partner and entrepreneur. She understands the challenge of trying to maintain balance and motivation when you’re time-poor, and she’s used this experience to develop an inspirational and effective approach to personal finance management. Canna leads by example, sharing her personal tips and tricks for building, managing and protecting your money. No matter what you earn or what level of knowledge you have, Mindful Money will help you to see that financial independence is achievable.

City of Darwin - Book - The Ingredients For Happiness
City of Darwin - Book - The Ingredients For Happiness

The Ingredients For Happiness

Lucy Knott

Amanda is about to open her very own cafe. She has the pastry sorted, but hasn't a clue about the plumbing. With the love of her life by her side, surely nothing else can go wrong? Sabrina has struck out on her own and is proving to the global music industry she has what it takes. However, balancing the business side of the band with her personal life will end up being more than she bargained for. Louisa is drawing inspiration from the beautiful Amalfi coast, channelling it into creating gorgeous gowns for modern day Sophia Lorens. But putting herself out there in the fashion industry will present its own challenges, even with the ever-supportive Luca by her side. With the right mix of perseverance, love and plenty of Italian delicacies, these three sisters are about to discover that when they support each other, the sky really is the limit!

City of Darwin - Book - The Behaviour Of Love
City of Darwin - Book - The Behaviour Of Love

The Behaviour Of Love

Virginia Reeves

Working to revitalize a crumbling hospital and start a family with his artistic wife, ambitious behavioral psychiatrist Ed Malinowski becomes fatefully involved in the case of Penelope, a wrongly institutionalized patient who has fallen in love with him.

City of Darwin - Book - Cilka's Journey
City of Darwin - Book - Cilka's Journey

Cilka's Journey

Heather Morris

Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.

City of Darwin - Book - Left Turn At Venus
City of Darwin - Book - Left Turn At Venus

Left Turn At Venus

Inez Baranay

They were two little girls on a very big boat. In the 1930s, Ada and Leyla meet as children on a boat bringing migrants from Old Europe to the New World. They talk of seeing kangaroos yet end up living miles apart from each other in suburban Sydney. Their separations are often lengthy but their friendship endures across continents and decades and is a thread in this haunting story of writing, relationships and ageing.

City of Darwin - Book - Who's Minding The Farm
City of Darwin - Book - Who's Minding The Farm

Who's Minding The Farm

Patrice Newell

Who's Minding the Farm? is a call to action containing all Patrice Newell has learned in more than thirty years of hard work on her property Elmswood, near Gundy in the Hunter Valley. It is also a book of hope, showing that the old agriculture is now the new agriculture - the farming of the future.

 

City of Darwin - Book - Stockholm Delete
City of Darwin - Book - Stockholm Delete

Stockholm Delete

Jens Lapidus & Alice Menzies

Emelie Jansson: a newly minted lawyer at a polished law firm. Teddy: an ex-con trying to stay on the right side of the law as he goes about his job as the firm's fixer and special investigator. In Stockholm Delete the two are entangled in a snarly web with deep connections to Stockholm's many worlds, where history is never a thing of the past, and always ready to threaten those who lived it.

City of Darwin - Book - State Of Fear
City of Darwin - Book - State Of Fear

State Of Fear

Tim Ayliffe

John Bailey has a history of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The veteran war reporter has been kidnapped and tortured - twice. Finally he's living something that resembles a normal life. But all that changes when a terrorist murders a woman in front of Bailey in London. The mastermind behind the attack is Mustafa al-Baghdadi - the man who tortured Bailey in Fallujah a decade ago. Mustafa has a deadly axe to grind with Bailey. He taunts Bailey with threats of more attacks in other cities, closer to home. Back in Sydney the teenage son of Bailey's old driver from Iraq is missing, and the people who matter most to Bailey have become targets.

City of Darwin - Book - Australia's Original Languages
City of Darwin - Book - Australia's Original Languages

Australia's Original Languages

Robert M W Dixon

An introduction to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages that explains their distinctive features accessibly for readers who have no previous experience with learning another language, and shows how language reflects traditional culture.

City of Darwin - Book - 19th Christmas
City of Darwin - Book - 19th Christmas

19th Christmas

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Christmas is coming, but crime never stops for the Women's Murder Club. Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is looking forward to spending time with her family over the holidays. But when she receives a tip-off that the biggest heist ever to hit San Francisco is being planned for Christmas Day, everything changes. The architect of the ambitious attack unleashes chaos across the city, laying traps and false alarms to distract Lindsay and the SFPD from his ultimate goal. As time runs out, will Lindsay be able to save the people of San Francisco from a Christmas they'd never forget?

City of Darwin - Book - The 12 Step Mind Body Food Reset
City of Darwin - Book - The 12 Step Mind Body Food Reset

The 12 Step Mind Body Food Reset

Jessica Sepel

In The 12-Step Mind-Body-Food Reset, Jessica shares her 12 key pieces of practical advice for overcoming disordered eating, achieving weight balance and creating good habits for life. Learn how to: * Speak to yourself with kindness; * Set up a nourishing morning and evening routine; * Spend an hour prepping for a healthy week; * Manage your stress so it doesn't manage you; * Combat sugar cravings, for life; * Focus on your health, not your weight. Each chapter contains a single principle that is simple, achievable and self-contained, allowing readers to focus on one issue at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time.

 

City of Darwin - Book - The Family Gift
City of Darwin - Book - The Family Gift

The Family Gift

Cathy Kelly

Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family, a fantastic career, and a new house - on the outside. On the inside, she's got Mildred - the name she's given to that nagging inner critic who tells us all we're not good enough. And now Freya's beloved blended family is under threat. Dan's glamorous and manipulative first wife, Elisa, who abandoned her daughter to Freya and Dan and left the country, has elbowed her way back into their lives. But Freya knows that when life gives you lemons, you throw them right back. Can Freya put her family - and herself - back together?

City of Darwin - Book - True Confessions Of A Shameless Gossip
City of Darwin - Book - True Confessions Of A Shameless Gossip

True Confessions Of A Shameless Gossip

Craig Bennett

From his humble beginnings on The Mike Walsh Show as the 'snake boy of St Ives', Craig Bennett really has seen, done and reported on it all. This book delves beyond what the public sees and opens up the lives of those who have shaped our TV, radio and movie experience. It shares the explosive truth behind the scandals we love to love, and dishes the dirt on those we love to hate! This is a candid, uplifting and at sometimes outrageous memoir from a man who has seen how the rich, powerful and influential live - and survived to talk about it! 

City of Darwin - Book - The Secret Of Cold Hill
City of Darwin - Book - The Secret Of Cold Hill

The Secret Of Cold Hill

Peter James 

Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury-living at it's best with high specification gadgets all thrown in - part-exchange available for the right buyers. The first two families move in, and as soon as they do, the unearthly residents of Cold Hill begin to make themselves known. Nobody who moves into Cold Hill reaches their fortieth birthday, and the old couple that have just arrived . . . let's just say their days are numbered.

City of Darwin - Book - The Home
City of Darwin - Book - The Home

The Home

Karen Osman

Angela was just a baby when her mum left her for the last time, and a children's home is no place to grow up. The home's manager Ray takes the girls off to his 'den' in the garden and the littlies come back crying, and Ray's wife Kath has special wooden spoons which she saves for beating any of the children who dare to misbehave. So, when wealthy couple James and Rosemary come to choose a child to adopt, Angela is desperate to escape. But the scars of her childhood remain, and when Angela's search for her birth mother Evelyn is successful, their reunion is no fairy tale. Soon strange and sinister events start to unfold, and Evelyn fears she may not survive her daughter's return. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Inspired Houseplant
City of Darwin - Book - The Inspired Houseplant

The Inspired Houseplant

Jen Stearns

The ultimate go-to guide for aspiring indoor gardeners, this book offers inspiration and instruction to envision and create your own gorgeous in-home garden spaces.

City of Darwin - Book - Perfect Motion
City of Darwin - Book - Perfect Motion

Perfect Motion

Jono Lineen

In Perfect Motion, Jono Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking has made us more creative, helped us to learn, constructed our perception of time, strengthened our resilience and provided a way of making sense of our life - and death. Lineen reveals for the first time the powerful effect that even the shortest strolls can have on us. And why walking is what we're made to do; it is our perfect motion.

City of Darwin - Book - Orange World
City of Darwin - Book - Orange World

Orange World

Karen Russell

From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell's extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories.

City of Darwin - Book - The Girls
City of Darwin - Book - The Girls

The Girls

Chloe Higgins

In 2005, Chloe Higgins was seventeen years old. She and her mother, Rhonda, stayed home so that she could revise for her exams while her two younger sisters Carlie and Lisa went skiing with their father. On the way back from their trip, their car veered off the highway, flipped on its side and burst into flames. Both her sisters were killed. Their father walked away from the accident with only minor injuries.This book is about what happened next. In a memoir of breathtaking power, Chloe Higgins describes the heartbreaking aftermath of that one terrible day. It is a story of grieving, and learning to leave grief behind, for anyone who has ever loved, and lost.

City of Darwin - Book - Spirit Of The Season
City of Darwin - Book - Spirit Of The Season

Spirit Of The Season

Fern Michaels 

Joy Preston misses her beloved late grandmother dearly. But when she learns the terms of Nana's will, she's shocked - and more than a little irked. Joy moved to Colorado years ago and is now CEO of a successful nail polish company. Her life and career are in Denver. How can Nana have expected her to give that up, even temporarily, to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Yet there's no denying Heart and Soul's charm, especially at holiday time. Joy's skeptical, yet she feels her beloved Nana's influence all around her ... perhaps even indulging in a little matchmaking between Joy and handsome estate attorney Will Drake.

City of Darwin - Book - The Killer Inside
City of Darwin - Book - The Killer Inside

The Killer Inside

Cass Green 

A perfect childhood. You were the golden girl. The apple of your parents' eyes. My beautiful, clever wife. A perfect marriage. I would do anything for you. But some things about me must stay hidden. A perfect liar. One summer afternoon, it all begins to unravel. Because I'm not the only one with terrible secrets to hide. And when the truth comes out, it seems we both have blood on our hands.

City of Darwin - Book - Killer Instinct
City of Darwin - Book - Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct

James Patterson & Howard Roughan

The brilliant Professor Dylan Reinhart is back, in this sensational sequel to Instinct. Dr Dylan Reinhart is no stranger to solving crimes. When an Ivy League professor is murdered, Reinhart reunites with his old partner Detective Elizabeth Needham. With his unrivalled mind for criminal psychology and Needham's investigative experience, Reinhart is confident that together they can find the killer, and close the case. But a terrifying attack on New York sends the city into chaos. As long-buried secrets threaten to derail everything he's worked for, can he keep his life together long enough to outsmart the killer? Or has Reinhart finally met his match?

City of Darwin - Book - The Giver Of Stars
City of Darwin - Book - The Giver Of Stars

The Giver Of Stars

Jojo Moyes

Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling life in England. Handsome American businessman Bennett Van Cleve represents a fresh start. But she soon realises that swapping the twitching curtains of suburbia for newlywed life in the wild mountains of Kentucky isn't the answer to her prayers. But maybe meeting Margery O'Hara is. The heart and backbone of the small community of Salt Lick, a woman who isn't afraid of anything or anyone. Enlisting Alice, along with three other women, all from very different backgrounds, to join her, the band of unlikely sisters battle the elements and unforgiving terrain - as well as brave all manner of dangers and social disapproval - to ride hundreds of miles a week to deliver books to isolated families.

City of Darwin - Book - Ten Thousand Doors Of January
City of Darwin - Book - Ten Thousand Doors Of January

Ten Thousand Doors Of January

Alix E Harrow

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

City of Darwin - Book - Furious Hours
City of Darwin - Book - Furious Hours

Furious Hours

Casey N Cep

The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel - a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined.

City of Darwin - Book - Many Rivers To Cross
City of Darwin - Book - Many Rivers To Cross

Many Rivers To Cross

Peter Robinson

A skinny young boy is found dead - his body carelessly stuffed into wheelie bin. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called to investigate. Who is the boy, and where did he come from? Was he discarded as rubbish, or left as a warning to someone? He looks Middle Eastern, but no one on the East Side Estate has seen him before. As the local press seize upon an illegal immigrant angle, and the national media the story of another stabbing, the police are called to investigate a less newsworthy death: a middle-aged heroin addict found dead of an overdose in another estate, scheduled for redevelopment. Banks finds the threads of each case seem to be connected to the other, and to the dark side of organised crime in Eastvale. Does another thread link to his friend Zelda, who is facing her own dark side? The truth may be more complex - or much simpler - than it seems.

City of Darwin - Book - Silver
City of Darwin - Book - Silver

Silver

Chris Hammer 

For half a lifetime, journalist Martin Scarsden has run from his past. But now there is no escaping. He'd vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now his new partner, Mandy Blonde, has inherited an old house in the seaside town and Martin knows their chance of a new life together won't come again. Martin arrives to find his best friend from school days brutally murdered, and Mandy the chief suspect. With the police curiously reluctant to pursue other suspects, Martin goes searching for the killer. And finds the past waiting for him.

City of Darwin - Book - The Book Charmer
City of Darwin - Book - The Book Charmer

The Book Charmer

Karen Hawkins

Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint southern town of Dove Pond, North Carolina, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community.

City of Darwin - Book - The Sleepwalker
City of Darwin - Book - The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker

Joseph Knox

As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job…To extract the location of Martin Wick’s final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away. Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker. But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick’s whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness…

City of Darwin - Book - Salt
City of Darwin - Book - Salt

Salt

Bruce Pascoe

A collection of stories and essays by the award-winning author of Dark Emu, showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work. This volume of Bruce Pascoe's best and most celebrated stories and essays, collected here for the first time, traverses his long career and explores his enduring fascination with Australia's landscape, culture and history. Featuring new fiction alongside Pascoe's most revered and thought-provoking nonfiction - including from his modern classic Dark Emu - Salt distils the intellect, passion and virtuosity of his work. It's time all Australians know the range and depth of this most marvellous of our writers.

City of Darwin - Book - Khaki Town
City of Darwin - Book - Khaki Town

Khaki Town

Judy Nunn

It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown's Bar in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. The Australian troops begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town and their women. There's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks, because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation. And the white GIs don't like it. As racial violence explodes through the ranks of the military, a young United States Congressman, Lyndon Baines Johnson, is sent to Townsville by his president to investigate.

City of Darwin - Book - Nora Heysen
City of Darwin - Book - Nora Heysen

Nora Heysen

Anne-Louise Willoughby

The life of artist Nora Heysen was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw or paint. The first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia's first female painter to be appointed an official war artist, Heysen's post-war portraiture and still lifes sustained a lifelong career. In 1989, aged 78, after years of artistic obscurity, she re-emerged on the Australian art scene, and the nation's major art institutions restored her position as a significant Australian artist. Extensively researched, and containing artworks and photographs from the life of Nora Heysen, this story of a driven, optimistic and resilient painter is a celebration of that restoration.

City of Darwin - Book - Celestial Bodies
City of Darwin - Book - Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Jukhah Harithi & Marylin Booth

Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present.

City of Darwin - Book - The Gendered Brain
City of Darwin - Book - The Gendered Brain

The Gendered Brain

Gina Rippon

Gendered brains: a sexist myth, or a fact of life? Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. The belief that your gender determines your skills and preferences, and even if you've got what it takes to become a scientist, is deeply engrained. But what does this constant gendering mean for our thoughts, decisions and behaviour? And what does it mean for our brains? Drawing on her life's work as a Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mould our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains.

City of Darwin - Book - Akin
City of Darwin - Book - Akin

Akin

Emma Donoghue

A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets. Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. This odd couple, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, argue about everything from steak hache to screen time, and the trip is looking like a disaster. But as Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past, both of them come to grasp the risks that people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew.

City of Darwin - Book - The Nancys
City of Darwin - Book - The Nancys

The Nancys

R W R McDonald

Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cruise. Tippy is in love with her uncle's old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones where Nancy was sixteen and did whatever she wanted. She wants to be Nancy and is desperate to solve a real mystery. When her teacher's body is found beside Riverstone's only traffic light, Tippy's moment has arrived. She and her minders form The Nancys, a secret amateur detective club. But what starts as a bonding and sightseeing adventure quickly morphs into something far more dangerous.

City of Darwin - Book - Boundless
City of Darwin - Book - Boundless

Boundless

R A Salvatore

Split between time and two worlds, Zaknafein had always been conflicted. That inner turmoil was magnified by his inferior position as a male dark elf in the matriarchal drow society. Only his status as one of the greatest warriors - as well as his friendship with the mercenary Jarlaxle - kept him sane. When he finally perished, he was content knowing he left behind a legacy as substantial as his son, Drizzt. And now he's back, hundreds of years later, in a world he doesn't recognize. Though he has been displaced in time, Zaknafein is still a warrior. And no matter what prejudices he must overcome, he knows he will do his duty and fight by Drizzt's side to stem the tide of darkness that threatens the Realms.

City of Darwin - Book - Who Owns England
City of Darwin - Book - Who Owns England

Who Owns England

Guy Shrubsole

A formidable, brave and important book' Robert Macfarlane Who owns England' Behind this simple question lies this country's oldest and best-kept secret. This is the history of how England's elite came to own our land, and an inspiring manifesto for how to open up our countryside once more.

City of Darwin - Book - Driving Into The Sun
City of Darwin - Book - Driving Into The Sun

Driving Into The Sun

Marcella Polain

For Orla, living in the suburbs in 1968 on the cusp of adolescence, her father is a great shining light, whose warm and powerful presence fills her world. But in the aftermath of his sudden death, Orla, her mother and her sister are left in a no-man's land, a place where the rights and protections of the nuclear family suddenly and mysteriously no longer apply, and where the path between girl and woman must be navigated alone.

City of Darwin - Book - Archangel's War
City of Darwin - Book - Archangel's War

Archangel's War

Nalini Singh

The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael's power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed... far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient. At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough... This war could end them all.

City of Darwin - Book - Use It Or Lose It
City of Darwin - Book - Use It Or Lose It

Use It Or Lose It

Paul McIntyre 

In Use It or Lose It Paul McIntyre, host of ABC Radio's 'Medical Matters', sorts the fact from the fiction and reveals the practical measures we can all take to keep our body in good shape and our brain sharp and alert. Because when it comes to positive ageing, our physical and mental health are one and the same. With key advice from experts in diet, nutrition, dementia research and psychology, and lots of activities and suggestions to inspire you, including some delicious health-boosting recipes, Use It or Lose It is an essential guide to remaining vital through mid-life and beyond.

City of Darwin - Book - Up The Duff
City of Darwin - Book - Up The Duff

Up The Duff

Kaz Cooke

First published in 1999, Kaz Cooke's best-selling Up the Duff is firmly established as the most loved and trusted book for Australian and New Zealand women on pregnancy. This 20th-anniversary edition has been fully revised and updated. Australia's most trusted advisor on women's health delivers the lowdown on pregnancy, birth and how to best prepare for life with a baby.

 

City of Darwin - Book - No Worries
City of Darwin - Book - No Worries

No Worries

Sarah Edelman

A practical guide using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for managing anxiety and worry from the bestselling author of Change Your Thinking.

City of Darwin - Book - Dating By The Book
City of Darwin - Book - Dating By The Book

Dating By The Book

Mary Ann Marlowe

Six months ago, writer and bookstore owner Maddie Hanson was left at the altar. Since then, she's had zero interest in romance--despite the fact that she runs a book club full of sexy eligible bachelors. But when her latest novel is panned by an anonymous blogger who goes by the name Silver Fox--and who accuses her of knowing nothing about passion--she decides to prove her nemesis wrong by seeking a romance in real life. Now Maddie is about to discover that like any good story, life has twists and turns, and love can happen when you least expect it--with the person you least expect.

City of Darwin - Book - Messy, Wonderful Us
City of Darwin - Book - Messy, Wonderful Us

Messy, Wonderful Us

Catherine Isaac

One morning in early summer, a man and woman wait to board a flight to Italy. Allie has lived a careful, focused existence. But now she has unexpectedly taken leave from her job as an academic research scientist to fly to a place she only recently heard about in a letter. Her father, Joe, doesn't know the reason for her trip, and Allie can't bring herself to tell him that she's flying to Italy to unpick the truth about what her mother did all those years ago. Beside her is her best friend since schooldays, Ed. He has just shocked everyone with a sudden separation from his wife, Julia. Allie hopes that a break will help him open up. But the secrets that emerge as the sun beats down on Lake Garda and Liguria don't merely concern her family's tangled past. And the two friends are forced to confront questions about their own life-long relationship that are impossible to resolve.

City of Darwin - Book - The Body A Guide For Occupants
City of Darwin - Book - The Body A Guide For Occupants

The Body A Guide For Occupants

Bill Bryson 

Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

City of Darwin - Book - The Cockroach
City of Darwin - Book - The Cockroach

The Cockroach

Ian McEwan

Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain – and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy.

City of Darwin - Book - Imaginary Friend
City of Darwin - Book - Imaginary Friend

Imaginary Friend

Stephen Chbosky

Kate Reese is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, with her young son Christopher. But Mill Grove, Pennsylvania, is not the safe place they thought it would be... Their world begins to unravel after Christopher vanishes into the Mission Street Woods - where 50 years earlier an eerily similar disappearance occurred. When he emerges six days later, unharmed but not unchanged, he brings with him a secret: a voice only he can hear and a warning of tragedy to come.

City of Darwin - Book - No Judgments
City of Darwin - Book - No Judgments

No Judgments

Meg Cabot

When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island - as well as its connection to the mainland - twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn't worried . . . at first. She's already escaped one storm - her emotionally abusive ex - so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake. But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realises how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now it's up to her to save as many of Little Bridge's cats and dogs as she can . . . but to do so, she's going to need help - help she has no choice but to accept from her boss's sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell. 

City of Darwin - Book - The Fast 800 Recipe Book
City of Darwin - Book - The Fast 800 Recipe Book

The Fast 800 Recipe Book

Clare Bailey, Justine Pattison & Michael Morsley

150 delicious new recipes to help you combine rapid weight loss and intermittent fasting for long term good health Foreword by Dr Michael Mosley This companion cookbook to the international bestseller The Fast 800 by Dr Michael Mosley is filled with delicious, easy, low carb recipes and essential weekly meal planners, all carefully formulated by Dr Clare Bailey and Justine Pattison to help you lose weight, improve mood and reduce blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugars.

City of Darwin - Book - Fixed It
City of Darwin - Book - Fixed It

Fixed It

Jane Gilmore

Finally, we are starting to talk about the epidemic of gendered violence, but too often we are doing so in a way that can be clumsy and harmful. Victim blaming, passive voice and over-identification with abusers continue to be hallmarks of reporting on this issue. And, with newsrooms drastically cutting staff and resources, and new business models driven by rapid churn and the 24 hour news cycle journalists and editors often don't have the time or resources bring new ways of thinking into their newsrooms.Fixed It demonstrates the myths that we're unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in a clear and compelling way. This is a bold, powerful look at the stories we are told - and the stories we tell ourselves - about gender and power, and a call to action for all of us to think harder and do better.

City of Darwin - Book - Rewrite The Stars
City of Darwin - Book - Rewrite The Stars

Rewrite The Stars

Emma Heatherington

From the moment they meet one December day there's something between Charlotte Taylor and her brother's best friend, Tom Farley. But Tom's already taken and Charlie has to let him go... It's another five years before their paths cross again only a secret from the past forces Charlie to make a choice. She promises herself she'll never look back... The years pass and Charlie moves on with her life but she can never forget Tom. He's always there whispering `What if?'. Can Charlie leave the life she has built for one last chance with Tom? Or is the one that got away not really the one at all?

City of Darwin - Book - The Lying Room
City of Darwin - Book - The Lying Room

The Lying Room

Nicci French 

A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife. Neve Connolly is all these things. She has also made mistakes; some small, some unconsciously done, some large, some deliberate. She is only human, after all. But now one mistake is spiralling out of control and Neve is bringing those around her into immense danger. She can't tell the truth. So how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves? And who does she really know? And who can she trust? A liar. A cheat. A threat. Neve Connolly is all these things. Could she be a murderer?

City of Darwin - Book - Thew Devil's Grip
City of Darwin - Book - Thew Devil's Grip

The Devil's Grip

Neal Drinnan & Bob Perry

Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria's rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil's Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame.

City of Darwin - Book - Devotion
City of Darwin - Book - Devotion

Devotion

Madeline Stevens

Ella Crawford is 26, lonely, and so broke that she seduces strange men when she suspects they'll buy her dinner. Her fate changes the day she begins nannying for a rich and beautiful Upper East Side mother. Both women are just 26 - but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, artistic talent, and old family money. Ella is mesmerised by Lonnie's girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage, but resentment grows too, alongside this dizzying attraction.

City of Darwin - Book - As Happy As Here
City of Darwin - Book - As Happy As Here

As Happy As Here

Jane Godwin

Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change. A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness.

City of Darwin - Book - Perform Under Pressure
City of Darwin - Book - Perform Under Pressure

Perform Under Pressure

Ceri Evans

In 'Perform under pressure,' forensic psychiatrist Dr. Ceri Evans gives you the tools to take control of the moment. Beat doubt, worry, regret and burnout with simple mind techniques and discover the secret of how to be 'comfortable being uncomfortable'. No one is immune to pressure. We all fall victim to its effects in the same ways. But pressure is misunderstood. Pressure can be your greatest ally in leading a fulfilling and successful life. The more discomfort there is in a situation, the better it is for those who have prepared.

City of Darwin - Book - Mind Kind
City of Darwin - Book - Mind Kind

Mind Kind

Joanna North

Mind Kind: Your Child's Mental Health gives vital insight into the world of mental health and provides a value based system to help parents and caregivers to connect with their children and support them towards positive mental health and wellbeing.

City of Darwin - Book - The Original Australians
City of Darwin - Book - The Original Australians

The Original Australians

Josephine Flood

The Original Australians tells the story of Australian Aboriginal history and society from its distant beginnings to the present day. From the wisdom and paintings of the Dreamtime to the first contact between Europeans and Indigenous Australians, through to the Uluru Statement, it offers an insight into the life and experiences of the world's oldest surviving culture. The resilience and adaptability of Aboriginal people over millennia is one of the great human stories of all time.

City of Darwin - Book - The Love Letter
City of Darwin - Book - The Love Letter

The Love Letter

Rachel Hauck

Hamilton has loved Esther for years, and on the eve of battle pens the love letter she's always wanted—something straight from the heart. Set in stunning upcountry South Carolina, The Love Letter is a beautifully-crafted story of the courage it takes to face down fear and chase after love, even in the darkest of times.

City of Darwin - Book - Blood In The Dust
City of Darwin - Book - Blood In The Dust

Blood In The Dust

Bill Swiggs

Five bushrangers led by the murderous outlaw Warrigal Anderson raid a small homestead. When they ride away, nineteen-year-old Toby O'Rourke's life is changed forever. His parents lay dead at his feet and his brother Patrick is badly wounded. But Toby O'Rourke is made of steel forged in the hardship of colonial life. Forced into adulthood, he and his Patrick will seek to restore the family fortunes and outwit not only the rich businessman who conspired to rob them of their birth right, but the vicious men who murdered their parents. 

City of Darwin - Book - Hart's Hollow Farm
City of Darwin - Book - Hart's Hollow Farm

Hart's Hollow Farm

Janet Dailey

When 73-year-old Emmy Hart asks her to help revitalize Hart's Hollow farm, Kristen accepts, despite her fears about becoming too attached to the family; and then there's Emmy's ruggedly handsome grandson.

City of Darwin - Book - The New Manhood
City of Darwin - Book - The New Manhood

The New Manhood

Steve Biddulph

THE NEW MANHOOD, have had a remarkable impact around the world. Thousands of men have reconciled with their fathers, become closer to their children, improved their marriages or made sweeping changes to their lives. Women love the book for giving them a deeper understanding of their husbands and sons. Steve explores the elements of a man's life that often cause unhappiness, emptiness or frustration. Love, sex, marriage, raising children, friendship, spirituality and finding your true work are amongst many subjects dealt with in an honest and uplifting way. This is a handbook for men of all ages, and for the women who love them.

City of Darwin - Book - Dad Hacks
City of Darwin - Book - Dad Hacks

Dad Hacks

Rob Palmer

A fast, fun book of easy handyman skills and cool fatherhood tricks for dads. Rob Palmer is a third-generation builder and father-of-three on a mission to pass on the sort of no-nonsense tips we used to get from our parents and grandparents. Dad Hacks is brimming with ingenious household hacks that are easy to learn and will save your family time and money, while making Dad feel like a DIY champion!

City of Darwin - Book - Cold Fear
City of Darwin - Book - Cold Fear

Cold Fear

Mads Peder Nordbo

When journalist Matthew Cave's half-sister disappears, leaving behind a trail of blood in an abandoned hut, he realises that they are both pawns in a game of life and death. As a young US soldier stationed in Greenland, their father took part in a secret experiment with deadly consequences. Accused of double homicide, Tom Cave fled. Now his case is reopened, and the demons of the past are unleashed.

City of Darwin - Book - The Birthday Girl
City of Darwin - Book - The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl

Melissa De La Cruz

Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women's wear; and a glamorous circle of friends. Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside--Ellie is keeping many secrets.

City of Darwin - Book - The Basis Of Everything
City of Darwin - Book - The Basis Of Everything

The Basis Of Everything

Andrew Ramsey

The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's empire, whose restless intellect and tireless conviction fused in the crucible of discovery at Cambridge University's celebrated Cavendish Laboratory, at a time when nature's deepest secrets were being revealed. Their brilliance illuminated the sub-atomic recesses of the natural world and, as a direct result, set loose the power of nuclear fusion. It was a heartfelt, enduring partnership, born at the University of Adelaide's modest physics department and flourishing further in the confines of the Cavendish before ultimately driving the famed Manhattan Project, which produced the world's first nuclear weapons, unleashed to such devastating effect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

City of Darwin - Book - Conquering Fat Logic
City of Darwin - Book - Conquering Fat Logic

Conquering Fat Logic

Nadja Hermann & David Shaw

After years of failed diets, Dr. Nadja Hermann weighed 150kg at the age of 30. All her life, she had heard and read about hundreds of reasons why diets wouldn't work for her. But when her weight started to seriously affect her health, she took a hard look at the science and realised that most of what she believed about dieting was a myth. What was more, these myths were preventing her from losing weight. Forget clean eating, paleo or fasting-- it was conquering these elements of "Fat logic" that finally led to Hermann achieving a healthy weight. One and a half years later, she weighed 65kg, and has maintained that weight to this day.

City of Darwin - Book - A Mother's Promise
City of Darwin - Book - A Mother's Promise

A Mother's Promise

Lee Barnett

Lee Barnett eluded the FBI for almost two decades after fleeing the US with her young daughter, eventually settling on the Sunshine Coast. Then, after eighteen years, her luck ran out. Powerful, compelling and affecting, this is an unforgettable true story of a mother's love and willingness to sacrifice everything to stay with her daughter.

City of Darwin - Book - No Man's Land
City of Darwin - Book - No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Kevin Sullivan

In No Man's Land, the captain of the flight tells the full story for the first time. It's a gripping, blow-by-blow account of how, along with his co-pilots, Sullivan relied on his elite military training to land the gravely malfunctioning plane and narrowly avert what could have been a horrific air disaster. As automation becomes the way of the future, and in the aftermath of Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 and Lion Air flight JT610, the story of QF72 raises important questions about how much control we relinquish to computers and whether more checks and balances are needed.

City of Darwin - Book - The Death Of Jesus
City of Darwin - Book - The Death Of Jesus

The Death Of Jesus

J M Coetzee

David has grown to be a tall ten-year-old. He is a natural at soccer, and loves kicking a ball around with his friends. His father Simon and Bolivar the dog usually watch. His mother Ines works in a fashion boutique. David still asks lots of questions. In dancing class at the Academy of Music he dances as he chooses. He refuses to do sums and will not read any books except Don Quixote. One day Julio Fabricante, the director of a nearby orphanage, invites David and his friends to form a proper soccer team. David decides he will leave Simon and Ines to live with Julio. Before long he succumbs to a mysterious illness.

City of Darwin - Book - The Friend
City of Darwin - Book - The Friend

The Friend

Sigrid Nunez

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction. The woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.

City of Darwin - Book - Nothing Ventured
City of Darwin - Book - Nothing Ventured

Nothing Ventured

Jeffrey Archer 

This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective . . . William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father's dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London's Metropolitan Police Force. After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life.

City of Darwin - Book - A Mrs. Christmas Miracle
City of Darwin - Book - A Mrs. Christmas Miracle

A Mrs. Christmas Miracle

Debbie Macomber

As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and her husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream, and they've had to move in with her beloved grandmother, Helen, who's having trouble taking care of herself. But when Laurel contacts a local home-care organization for help, there are no caregivers available. Then Mrs. Miracle appears at the door. Mrs. Miracle reveals herself to be nothing short of a godsend. Helen's even convinced she's an angel! And Laurel can't help but notice that with Mrs. Miracle's companionship, Helen is noticeably happier and more engaged, decorating the family Christmas tree and setting up the nativity. In the meantime, Laurel and Zach encounter curious signs, all pointing toward the arrival of a special baby.

City of Darwin - Book - Living With It
City of Darwin - Book - Living With It

Living With It

Bev Aisbett

The classic guide for panic attack sufferers - now fully revised and updated. Bev Aisbett explains how panic disorders develop and how to recognise the symptoms, and covers topics such as changing negative thought patterns, seeking professional help and, ultimately, the skills for recovery. This fully revised and updated edition of LIVING WITH IT provides much-needed reassurance and support, showing the way out of the maze of panic with humour and the insight of first-hand experience.

City of Darwin - Book - The Shape Of Night
City of Darwin - Book - The Shape Of Night

The Shape Of Night

Tess Gerritsen

We've all done things we're ashamed of. When Ava arrives at Brodie's Watch, she thinks she has found the perfect place to hide from her past. Something terrible happened, something she is deeply ashamed of, and all she wants is to forget. But the old house on the hill both welcomes and repels her and Ava quickly begins to suspect she is not alone. Either that or she is losing her mind. The house is full of secrets, but is the creeping sense of danger coming from within its walls, or from somewhere else entirely?

City of Darwin - Book - Don Dunstan
City of Darwin - Book - Don Dunstan

Don Dunstan

Angela Woollacott

Don Dunstan was one of the most significant political figures of twentieth-century Australia. As Premier of South Australia, he blazed a trail of reform. But his influence reached far beyond his home state. He was seen as the architect of a new kind of Australian society, and his decade in office marked a golden age. This is the first comprehensive biography of a larger than life figure.

City of Darwin - Book - Sand Talk
City of Darwin - Book - Sand Talk

Sand Talk

Tyson Yunkaporta 

This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schr dinger's cat. Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently? Sand Talk provides a template for living. It's about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It's about how we learn and how we remember. It's about talking to everybody and listening carefully. It's about finding different ways to look at things. Most of all it's about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.

City of Darwin - Book - Postscript
City of Darwin - Book - Postscript

Postscript

Cecelia Ahern

It's been seven years since Holly Kennedy's husband died - six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life. She's proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry's letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she worked so hard to leave behind. Holly will embark on a remarkable journey - one that will challenge her to ask whether embracing the future means betraying the past, and what it means to love someone forever.

City of Darwin - Book - What The Fat?
City of Darwin - Book - What The Fat?

What The Fat?

Grant Schofield, Caryn Zinn, Craig Rodger, Timothy Noakes & Pete Evans

Fat's in, sugar's out! The low carb, healthy fat lifestyle is a revolution that's turning the food pyramid on its head. It's time to flip the pyramid and break free of the fat phobia. This book is more than just a diet plan or a cookbook - it's a new way of eating that will change your life. For good.

City of Darwin - Book - Who We Are And How We Got Here
City of Darwin - Book - Who We Are And How We Got Here

Who We Are And How We Got Here

David Reich

David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.

City of Darwin - Book - Gulpilil
City of Darwin - Book - Gulpilil

Gulpilil

Derek Reilly

It's been almost fifty years since a teenage David Gulpilil illuminated screens worldwide with his breakout role in Walkabout. It was one of the first times we'd seen an Aboriginal person cast in a significant role and only four years after Holt's referendum to alter the constitution and give Indigenous people citizenship and, subsequently, the right to vote. Gulpilil quickly became the face of the Indigenous world to white Australian audiences. Charisma. Good looks. A competent, strong, mysterious man starring in films ranging from Crocodile Dundee to Rabbit-Proof Fence. But what has marked Gulpilil, despite his fame and popularity, is the feeling that he's been forever stuck between two worlds: a Yolngu man, a hunter, a tracker, who grew up in the bush in Arnhem Land outside any white influence; and a movie star flitting from movie sets to festivals. Able to exist in both worlds, but never truly home.

City of Darwin - Book - Adults In The Room
City of Darwin - Book - Adults In The Room

Adults In The Room

Yanis Varoufakis

What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power.

City of Darwin - Book - Christmas From The Heart
City of Darwin - Book - Christmas From The Heart

Christmas From The Heart

Sheila Roberts 

"Olivia Berg's charity has helped generations of families in need in Pine River, Washington, but this year might be the end of the road. Hightower Enterprises, one of their biggest donors since way back when Olivia's grandmother ran the charity, has been taken over by Ebenezer Scrooge the Second, aka CFO Guy Hightower, and he's declared there will be no more money coming to the charity. With charitable donations dwindling, Olivia's Christmas budget depends on Hightower's contribution. She's focused her whole life on helping this small town, even putting her love life on hold to support her mission.

City of Darwin - Book - Maybe The Horse Will Talk
City of Darwin - Book - Maybe The Horse Will Talk

Maybe The Horse Will Talk

Elliot Perlman

Stephen Maserov has problems. A onetime teacher, married to fellow teacher Eleanor, he has retrained and is now a second-year lawyer working at mega-firm Freely Savage Carter Blanche. Despite toiling around the clock to make budget, he's in imminent danger of being downsized. And to make things worse, Eleanor, sick of single-parenting their two young children thanks to Stephen's relentless work schedule, has asked him to move out.

City of Darwin - Book - Here Until August
City of Darwin - Book - Here Until August

Here Until August

Josephine Rowe

A masterful collection of heartbreak, travel and seduction from an internationally acclaimed Australian author. These superbly crafted stories follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are travelling beyond the boundaries of their known worlds. We meet them negotiating reluctant departures, navigating uncertain returns or biding the disquieting calm that often precedes decisive action.

City of Darwin - Book - Paris Savages
City of Darwin - Book - Paris Savages

Paris Savages

Katherine Johnson

Based on a true story, Paris Savages takes us from colonised Australia to the heart of Europe in 1882, where three young Aboriginal people were taken to perform for mass entertainment. On beautiful Fraser Island, the population of the Badtjala people is in sharp decline following a run of brutal massacres. When German man Louis Müller offers to sail eighteen-year-old Bonny to Europe in the hope of seeking help from the Queen of England - in exchange for performing to huge crowds - the brave and headstrong Bonny agrees. Accompanied by twenty two-year-old Jurano and Jurano's fifteen-year-old niece. While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights, and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless, and the fascination of scientists intrusive. Bonny is not a passive victim, and starts to earn money from mocking the crowd, but when disaster strikes, he must find a way to return home.

City of Darwin - Book - Family Food And Feelings
City of Darwin - Book - Family Food And Feelings

Family Food And Feelings

Kate Berry

Family, Food & Feelings charts the ebbs and flows of family life through the four school terms. This inspiring, hand-on-heart look at modern families is full of instantly recognisable parenting moments and advice on how to deal with them (be it negotiating blended families, having those difficult conversations or tackling book week), delicious seasonal recipes for dinners and after-school snacks kids can make themselves, plus (finally) some new ideas for using those last black bananas in the fruit bowl. Life-affirming, warm and incredibly real, Family, Food & Feelings will be your friend on the shelf for good days and bad, and everything in between. Because we've all been there, and we're not alone.

City of Darwin - Book - The Model Wife
City of Darwin - Book - The Model Wife

The Model Wife

Tricia Stringer 

Natalie King's life is full. Some might say too full. With her teaching job, a farm to run, three grown daughters who have not quite got a handle on things, a reserved husband and a demanding mother-in-law, most days she is too busy to think about whether she is happy. But her life has meaning, doesn't it? After all, she is the one person everyone depends upon. But when an odd gift from her mother-in-law - an old book in the form of stern and outdated advice for young wives - surfaces again, it brings with it memories she thought she had buried deep.

City of Darwin - Book - The Man With No Borders
City of Darwin - Book - The Man With No Borders

The Man With No Borders

Richard C Morais 

It is a time of reckoning for Jose Maria Alvarez, an aristocratic Spanish banker living in a Swiss village with his American wife. Nearing the end of a long and tumultuous life, he's overcome by hallucinatory memories of the past. Among his most cherished memories are those of his boyhood in 1950s Franco-era Spain and the bucolic afternoons he spent salmon fishing on the Sella River with his father, uncle, and much-loved younger brother. But these fond reveries are soon eclipsed by something greater. Jose's regrets and dark family secrets are flooding back, as is the devastating tragedy that drove Jose into exile and makes him bear the burden of a soul-deep guilt.

City of Darwin - Book - The Oysterville Sewing Circle
City of Darwin - Book - The Oysterville Sewing Circle

The Oysterville Sewing Club

Susan Wiggs 

Caroline Shelby has come home to Oysterville. And in the backseat of Caroline's car are two children who were orphaned in a single chilling moment, five-year-old Addie and six-year-old Flick. She's now their legal guardian, a role she's not sure she's ready for. Caroline is drawn back to her favorite place: the sewing shop owned by Mrs. Lindy Bloom, the woman who inspired her and taught her to sew. There she discovers that even in an idyllic beach town, there are women living with the darkest of secrets, and one of those women is her. Thus begins the Oysterville Sewing Circle, where Caroline finds the courage to stand and fight for everything, and everyone, she loves.

City of Darwin - Book - Incentivology
City of Darwin - Book - Incentivology

Incentivology

Jason M Murphy

In Incentivology, economist Jason Murphy uncovers the huge incentive systems we take for granted and turns them inside out. In lively, entertaining prose he explores the mechanisms behind many spectacular failures and successes in our history, culture and everyday lives, and shows us how to use (or lose) incentives in our world at large.

City of Darwin - Book - Inland
City of Darwin - Book - Inland

Inland

Tea Obreht

Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life - her husband who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband's seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.

City of Darwin - Book - Lethal Agent
City of Darwin - Book - Lethal Agent

Lethal Agent

Kyle Mills 

A toxic presidential election is underway in an America already badly weakened by internal divisions. While politicians focus entirely on maintaining their own power and privilege, ISIS kidnaps a brilliant French microbiologist and forces him to begin manufacturing anthrax. Slickly produced videos chronicling his progress and threatening an imminent attack are posted to the Internet, intensifying the hysteria gripping the US. ISIS recruits a Mexican drug cartel to smuggle the bioweapon across the border, but it's really just a diversion. The terrorist organization needs to keep Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy distracted long enough to weaponize a deadly virus that they stumbled upon in Yemen. If they succeed, they'll trigger a pandemic that could rewrite the world order.

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Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tue 5 November
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Toddler Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Wed 6 November
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 6 November
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 6 November
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 7 November
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Toddler Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymos Drive
Karama NT
Thu 7 November
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 7 November
Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

LOUD @ the Library

Casuarina and Darwin City Libraries
NT
Fri 8 November
Friday, 8 November 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tech Zone - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin City NT
Fri 8 November
Friday, 8 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

LEGO Club - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Fri 8 November
Friday, 8 November 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Family Story Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Sat 9 November
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Family Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Sat 9 November
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Legal Advice

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Sat 9 November
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 10:00am to 11:45am

Preschool Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Mon 11 November
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Baby Book Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Mon 11 November
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Tech Zone - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin City NT
Mon 11 November
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Rhyme Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Tue 12 November
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Preschool Story Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Tue 12 November
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tue 12 November
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Toddler Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Wed 13 November
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 13 November
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 13 November
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

STEAM Zone

Karama Library, Karama Shopping Plaza
37 Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Wed 13 November
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 3:00pm

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 14 November
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Toddler Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymos Drive
Karama NT
Thu 14 November
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 14 November
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

LOUD @ the Library

Casuarina and Darwin City Libraries
NT
Fri 15 November
Friday, 15 November 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tech Zone - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin City NT
Fri 15 November
Friday, 15 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Family Story Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Sat 16 November
Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Family Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Sat 16 November
Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Preschool Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Mon 18 November
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Baby Book Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Mon 18 November
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Tech Zone - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin City NT
Mon 18 November
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Rhyme Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Today
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Preschool Story Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Today
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Today
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Toddler Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Tomorrow
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tomorrow
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tomorrow
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Toddler Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymos Drive
Karama NT
Thu 21 November
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 21 November
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 21 November
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

LOUD @ the Library

Casuarina and Darwin City Libraries
NT
Fri 22 November
Friday, 22 November 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tech Zone - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin City NT
Fri 22 November
Friday, 22 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

LEGO Club - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Fri 22 November
Friday, 22 November 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Family Story Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Sat 23 November
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Family Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Sat 23 November
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Preschool Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Tce
Casuarina NT
Mon 25 November
Monday, 25 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Baby Book Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Mon 25 November
Monday, 25 November 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Tech Zone - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin City NT
Mon 25 November
Monday, 25 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Rhyme Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Tue 26 November
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Preschool Story Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Tue 26 November
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Tue 26 November
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Toddler Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Wed 27 November
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Baby Book Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 27 November
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

STEAM Zone

Karama Library, Karama Shopping Plaza
37 Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT
Wed 27 November
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 3:00pm

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Wed 27 November
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Toddler Time - Karama Library

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymos Drive
Karama NT
Thu 28 November
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Rhyme Time - Nightcliff Library

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT
Thu 28 November
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tech Zone - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Thu 28 November
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

LOUD @ the Library

Casuarina and Darwin City Libraries
NT
Fri 29 November
Friday, 29 November 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tech Zone - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin City NT
Fri 29 November
Friday, 29 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Family Story Time - Darwin City Library

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT
Sat 30 November
Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Family Story Time - Casuarina Library

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT
Sat 30 November
Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Our libraries

Casuarina Library

17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina

8930 0200

casuarinalibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.45pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 7.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

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

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

Casuarina Library

Darwin City Library

Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue

8930 0230

citylibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday  9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday Closed

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

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

City Library Darwin

Karama Library

Karama Shopping Centre, Karama

8927 2505

karamalibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday Closed

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

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

Karama Library

Nightcliff Library

Pavonia Place, Nightcliff

8930 0480

nightclifflibrary@darwin.nt.gov.au

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon
Sunday Closed

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

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

Nightcliff Library

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