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01 Nov 2018

101 Small Ways To Change The World

Aubre Andrus

Suggests ways in which to make the world a better place, including ideas for helping others at home, at school, and in the community through donations and volunteering; environmental activities; and ways to improve oneself.

99 Percent Mine

Sally Thorne

Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. 

A Curse So Dark And Lonely

Brigid Kemmerer

Eighteen for the three hundred twenty-seventh time, Prince Rhen despairs of breaking the curse that turns him into a beast at the end of each day until feisty Harper enters his life.

A Delicate Touch

Stuart Woods

When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried.

A Mother's Love

Katie Flynn

The death of her mother and the increase in air raids leaves Ellie alone and in danger. It's not long before she is forced to leave her beloved Liverpool behind and cross the Mersey to seek refuge in the countryside. But as the war takes comforts away, so too does it bring new opportunities; for work, new friendships, and perhaps a little love.

A painted landscape : across Australia from bush to coast

Amber Creswell Bell

This book forms an aesthetic study of the Australian landscape as seen, experienced and expressed by the Australian artists who choose to paint it. Surveying 50 artists working in various mediums and depicting varied terrains, A Painted Landscape showcases an incredible diversity of landscapes and in doing so, dispels the myth that Australia is all 'beach and bush'. Focusing on contemporary landscape painters, this is Australia in the 21st century through a specifically creative lens.

A Sister's Struggle

Mary Gibson

Working at the Crosse & Blackwell's food factory, Ruby Scully is trying hard to live a good life. She goes to church, puts food on the table for her younger brothers and turns a blind eye to her father's questionable money-making schemes. Her faith, and her mischievous best friend Ida, give her strength when the times get tough. But both are about to be tested when two very different men enter her life. From 1930 to the eve of World War Two, Ruby Scully will face a terrible choice between duty and great love that will alter her future forever.

A Star Is Born - 1954 (DVD)

Rated G

Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets.

A Star Is Born - 1976 (DVD)

Rated M15+ - Moderate coarse language, drug use, and themes.

A young actress meets Hollywood success and marries a famous leading man, whose star wanes as hers shines brighter. The fire of Barbra Streisand, the magnetism of Kris Kristofferson and the reckless world of big-time rock'n'roll bring a new passion and timeliness to 'A Star is Born', one of the screens classic love stories (previously filmed in 1937 and 1954)and winner of 5 Golden Globe Awards.

A Star Is Born - 2018 (DVD)

Rated M15+ Mature themes, coarse language, drug use and sex scenes

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers - and falls in love with - struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

A Walk to Remember (DVD)

Rated PG- Adult themes, low level coarse language

Jamie was the last person Landon was likely to fall for. She was serious and conservative. Landon is the opposite. Landon finds himself falling love with Jamie. Being together will test everything they believe in.

Accidental Feminists

Jane Caro

Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn't expect to. Or intend to. We weren't brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now. Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in-with the pill and a regular pay cheque-transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.

Alliance Rising

C.J. Cherryh & Jane Fancher

For years, the stations of the Hinder Stars, those old stations closest to Sol, have lagged behind the great megastations of the Beyond, like Pell and Cyteen. But new opportunities and fears arise when Alpha station receives news of an incoming ship with no identification. The denizens of Alpha wait anxiously for news about the outsiders, each with their own suspicions about the ship and its origins.

Any Ordinary Day

Leigh Sales

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event ...

Australian Backyard Astronomy

Ragbir Bhathal & Jenny Bhathal

Australian Backyard Astronomy is an engaging resource for homes and classrooms alike. Its thematic approach guides young readers through our discovery and exploration of the skies, from early celestial charts to the big bang, planets in our solar system and the universe beyond. This revised edition contains recent developments in astronomy, including information revealed by NASA's Juno spacecraft in 2016; the discovery of the oldest star by researchers at the Australian National University; and the privatisation of space exploration.

Ayesha at Last

Uzma Jalauddin

Ayesha Shamsi is a secular Muslim who lives with her boisterous extended family in Toronto. She wants to be a famous spoken word poet, but dreams won’t support family or pay off debts. So she takes the stable (but boring, as her friend Clara reminds her) path of substitute teaching. She’s never had a boyfriend, and though she’s lonely, she wants no part of an arranged marriage. But when she begins working with Khalid, a conservative, handsome young Muslim man, on a fundraiser for the mosque, she has to deal with both her attraction to him and her irritation with his complacency.

Bad Times At The El Royale (DVD)

Rated MA15+ - Strong Violence

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption; before everything goes to hell.

Bad With Money

Gaby Dunn

"If your biggest financial plan is 'maybe I'll win the lottery someday,' you should probably read this book."
Dunn argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our chief barrier to understanding it. She reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying subjects like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. You won't become a Nobel-winning economist overnight-- but you'll get a start on taking control of your financial future.

Bad Yogi

Alice Williams

When Alice Williams gets 'phased out' of her dream job, all the demons she usually silences with food start to get too loud to ignore. Unemployed and depressed, she makes the ultimate middle-class, white-girl life change: she signs up to become a yoga teacher. Bad Yogi is the 'healing' memoir for people who hate healing memoirs, a delightful peek at the life-changing truth that lies behind all the gurus and jargon.

Baking For Breakfast

Cheryl Day & Griffith Day

With the family all together, make the happiest meal of the day even happier with 38 recipes for baked deliciousness, both sweet and savoury. Including authentic Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits; inspired muffins, coffee cakes, and quick breads; and a beautiful Farmers’ Market Quiche.

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