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Book Launch: Keep Calm and Kill the Chef by Livia Day (Tansy Rayner Roberts)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Sunday September 29th

Book Launch: Dangerous Goods (Edith Speers)

The Hobart Bookshop, 3.00pm, Sunday October 6th

Book Launch: Shadow in the Forest (Leigh Swinbourne)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday October 17th

Book Launch: The Book of Stone (Coral Tulloch & Mark Greenwood)

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News

2019 Premier's Literary Awards Longlist

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2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Shortlist

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2019 Ned Kelly Awards

Best Crime: The Lost Man (Jane Harper)
Best First Fiction: The Rúin (Dervla McTiernan)
Best True Crime: Eggshell Skull (Bri Lee)

For more information, visit the Australian Crime Writers Association website.

2019 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The Testaments (Margaret Atwood)
Ducks, Newburyport
(Lucy Ellmann)
Girl, Woman, Other
(Bernardine Evaristo)
An Orchestra of Minorities
(Chigozie Obioma)
Quichotte
(Salman Rushdie)
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
(Elif Shafak)

For more information, visit the Man Booker website.

2019 Children's Book Council of Australia Winners

For detailed information visit the CBCA website.

2019 Miles Franklin Winner

Winner: Too Much Lip (Melissa Lucashenko)
The Lebs
(Michael Mohammed Ahmed)
A Sand Archive (Gregory Day)
A Stolen Season (Rodney Hall)
The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones)
Dyschronia (Jennifer Mills)

For more information, visit The Miles Franklin website.


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Pick of the month


The TestamentsCover Image, The Testaments

Margaret Atwood
Chatto & Windus
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781784742324
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 30.00
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**Special sale price**

In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred? More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2019.

New releases


Chanel: The making of a collection

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Laetitia Cenac
Abrams
Genre: Fashion
ISBN 9781419740084
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 49.99
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Chanel: The Making of a Collection traces the design process of the most world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is created and brought to life. 


Mythologica

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Steve Kershaw & Victoria Topping
Wide Eyed Editions
Genre: Children
ISBN 9781786031921
Hardcover 2019
Price $AU 35.00
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An illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other. Uncover the colourful lives of 50 powerful gods, goddesses, earth-dwelling mortals and terrifying monsters as you journey back in time to ancient Greece.


The Shared Table: Vegetarian and vegan feasts

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Clare Scrine
Smith Street Books
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9781925811247
Flexicover 2019
Price $AU 39.99
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The Shared Table is a warm and inviting vegan and vegetarian cookbook that is also a celebration of shared homes and their most iconic dishes – the food designed to feed the crowd, without breaking the bank.


We Are the Weather

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Jonathan Safran Foer
Penguin Books
Genre: Sustainability
ISBN 9780241405956
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 35.00
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A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Foer argues that cutting out meat for one meal per day is enough to change the world. We are the Weather is an accessible invitation to a clear solution to reduce carbon emissions that can be put into practice straight away. 


Banking Bad

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Adele Ferguson
ABC Books
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9780733340116
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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In 2018, against all the odds, Australia held a royal commission into the banking and financial services industries. Its revelations rocked the nation. Banking Bad tells the full story of the power imbalance, toxic culture and cover-ups.


Talking To Strangers

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Malcolm Gladwell
Allen Lane
Genre: Psychology
ISBN 9780241351574
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 35.00
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Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie?  From little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected, including a spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the man who saw through the fraudster Bernie Madoff, the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox.


On Fire

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Naomi Klein
Allen Lane
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9780241410738
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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The fight for a green world is the fight of our lives. And with On Fire, Naomi Klein shows us how the only way forward out of a polluted world of our own making is only through policy reform - a concrete set of actions to combat the mounting threat of total environmental catastrophe. What’s needed, she argues, is something with radical verve and guaranteed protections: in other words, a New Deal.


North Korea Journal

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Michael Palin
Hutchinson
Genre: Travel
ISBN 9781786331908
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but where the cities have gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground train stations. His resulting documentary for Channel 5 was widely acclaimed.


Paris Savages

Cover Image, Paris Savages

Katherine Johnson
Ventura
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781925384703
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Fraser Island, 1882. The population of the Badtjala people is in sharp decline following a run of brutal massacres. When German scientist Louis Müller offers to sail three Badtjala people – Bonny, Jurano and Dorondera – to Europe to perform to huge crowds, the proud and headstrong Bonny agrees, hoping to bring his people’s plight to the Queen of England.


The Rich Man's House

Cover Image, The Rich Man's House

Andrew McGahan
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760529826
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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n the freezing Antarctic waters south of Tasmania, a mountain was discovered in 1642 by the seafaring explorer Gerrit Jansz. Not just any mountain but one that Jansz estimated was an unbelievable height of twenty-five thousand metres. In 2016, at the foot of this unearthly mountain, a controversial and ambitious ‘dream home’, the Observatory, is painstakingly constructed by an eccentric billionaire - the only man to have ever reached the summit.


The Last of Her Kind

Cover Image, The Rich Man's House

Sigrid Nunez
Virago
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780349012834
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 22.99
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It is Columbia University, 1968. Ann Drayton and Georgette George meet as roommates on the first night. Ann is rich and radical; Georgette is leery and introverted, a child of the very poverty and strife her new friend finds so noble. The two are drawn together by their differences; two years later, after a violent fight, they part ways.


The Institute

Cover Image, The Institute

Stephen King
Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Science Fiction
ISBN 9781529355406
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts - telepathy, telekinesis - for concentrated effect. Luke Ellis is the latest recruit. He’s just a regular 12-year-old, except he’s not just smart, he’s super-smart. And he has another gift which the Institute wants to use…


The Man Who Saw Everything

Cover Image, Quichotte

Deborah Levy
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780241268025
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Electrifying and audacious, an unmissable new novel from the twice-Man Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Milk. Deborah Levy presents an ambitious, playful and totally electrifying novel about what we see and what we fail to see, about carelessness and the harm we do to others, about the weight of history and our ruinous attempts to shrug it off.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2019.


Quichotte

Cover Image, Quichotte

Salman Rushdie
Jonathan Cape
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781787331921
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirise the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2019.


The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens

Cover Image, Through Ice & Fire

Steve Harris
Melbourne Books
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781925556988
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.95
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This is the gripping real-life story of two young boys in the 19th century sent by the British Government as unwanted juveniles to exile to Van Diemen’s Land. Harsh justice saw these boys, and others like them, condemned to severe isolation, solitary confinement, hard labour in chains and thrashings, in a juvenile version of the notorious Port Arthur.  This is a ground-breaking chapter in the history of juvenile crime and punishment.


Shipwrecks in Australian Waters 1622-1850

Cover Image, Through Ice & Fire

Michael Nash & Graeme Boxon
Navarine Publishing
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9780992366087
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 49.95
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All known shipwrecks in Australia, including Tasmanian shipwrecks. Based on original documents, this publication is the most comprehensive account to date of the circumstances of these maritime losses up until the end of 1850.  Lavishly illustrated, large format.


Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous AustraliaCover Image, Through Ice & Fire

Bill Arthur & Frances Morphy
Macquarie
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9781760556587
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 79.99
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The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia is a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia’s First Peoples.  This updated second edition opens a window onto the landscape of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives, from over 60 000 years ago to the present time.     


The Last BushrangersCover Image, Through Ice & Fire

Mike Munro
Harper Collins
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9781460756850
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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The story of the Kenniffs has fascinated Mike Munro for decades, ever since he found out these murderous bushrangers were his family.  Easter Sunday, 1902, deep in the Carnarvon Ranges a police constable and station manager are slain then later incinerated, their remains stuffed into saddlebags; starving and exhausted after three long months on the run, the brothers are finally captured, and so the wheels of justice start to turn.


Through Ice & FireCover Image, Through Ice & Fire

Sarah Laverick
MacMillan
Genre: Antarctic
ISBN 9781760554798
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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The wild and desolate expanses of Antarctica have been the setting for many famous exploits and misadventures: a place where every decision has life-or-death consequences. Legendary explorers such as Shackleton, Mawson and Scott continue to inspire to this day, and their faithful ships, the Endurance, Aurora and Terra Nova are vivid characters in their fateful voyages of discovery. The first and only Australian-built Antarctic flagship, Aurora Australis, and her crews have likewise secured a place in Antarctic history.


The GirlsCover Image, The Girls

Chloe Higgins
Picador
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781760782238
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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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.


The Old LieCover Image, The Old Lie

Claire G. Coleman
Hachette
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780733640841
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Shane Daniels and Romany Zetz have been drawn into a war that is not their own. Lives will be destroyed, families will be torn apart. Trust will be broken. When the war is over, some will return to a changed world. Will they discover that glory is a lie?


Working with NatureCover Image, Working with Nature

Jeremy Purseglove
Profile
Genre: Natural History
ISBN 9781788161596
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. Working with Nature is the story of a lifetime of work, often in extreme environments, to harvest nature and protect it - in effect, gardening on a global scale.
 

Poster BoyCover Image, The Yield

Peter Drew
Black Inc
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781760641337
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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The heartfelt story of one man's desire to be a better citizen in a kinder Australia. Poster Boy is an intelligent, funny and brutally honest dive into the stew of individual, family and national identity. It's about politics and art, and why we need them both. And it's about making a mark.
 

Patricia Giles, PainterCover Image, The Yield

Alison Alexander
Pillinger Press
Genre: Tasmanian/Art
ISBN 9780648361527
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 75.00
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Painting en plein air in the challenging weather of Tasmania, Patricia Giles has captured the light and ever-changing landscape of her island home.  Award-winning biographer, Alison Alexander, tells the story of Gile's drive to make her way as an artist in an era when women were expected to forego their own ambitions and take on the roles of wives and mothers.  Nearly 300 works are included in this high quality volume.


Three WomenCover Image, The Yield

Lisa Taddeo
Bloomsbury
Genre: Biography/Feminism
ISBN 9781526611659
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.  It reads like true crime, and will strike a nerve with anyone interested in compulsion and the need for desire.


Failing NatureCover Image, The Yield

William J. Lines
Envirobook
Genre: Tasmanian
ISBN 9780858812550
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 35.00
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For several decades The Wilderness Society defined the meaning of protecting nature in Australia.  This book charts the rise and fall of this progressive conservation group.


SaltCover Image, The Yield

Bruce Pascoe
Black Inc
Genre: Aboriginal
ISBN 9781760641580
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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This volume collects the best and most celebrated stories and essays of award winning author Bruce Pascoe.  Ranging across his long career, his work explore his enduring fascination with Australia’s landscape, culture, land management and history.


Walks In the WildCover Image, The Yield

Peter Wohlleben
Rider
Genre: Natural History
ISBN 9781846045578
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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The bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees lets you in on the quintessential knowledge for an atmospheric journey of discovery in the forest.  Learn to find your way around the woods without a compass or GPS, which berries and mushrooms are good to eat, how to read animal tracks and what it's like to spend a night alone in the woods.


The TrespassersCover Image, The Yield

Meg Mundell
University of Queensland Press
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780702262555
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 29.95
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A shipload of migrant workers departs the UK, dreaming of a fresh start in prosperous Australia, and for nine-year-old Cleary, deaf for three years, the journey promises adventure and new friendships. But when a crew member is found murdered and passengers start falling gravely ill, the Steadfast is plunged into chaos.


Good Girl Bad GirlCover Image, Novacene

Michael Robotham
Hachette
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780733638053
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity. Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when someone is lying. And nobody is telling the truth.


NovaceneCover Image, Novacene

James Lovelock
Allen Lane
Genre: Science
ISBN 9780241399361
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis and the greatest environmental thinker of our time has produced an astounding new theory about future of life on Earth. He argues that the anthropocene - the age in which humans acquired planetary-scale technologies - is, after 300 years, coming to an end. A new age - the novacene - has already begun.


MinotaurCover Image, Minotaur

Peter Goldsworthy
Viking
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780143795698
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Peter Goldsworthy's new novel features a blind detective determined to deliver justice to the man who shot him, even though his failed assassin has broken out of jail and is equally determined to finish the job. Cleverly structured around the five senses, and with the action confined to one week, it’s pacey and taut, with the cat-and-mouse tension leavened by lighter interludes. Goldsworthy is interested in all that his protagonist cannot see, as he is forced to meet evil, acting on a trust in his senses, and the ineluctable mystery that is memory.


SongsCover Image, Plots and Prayers

Don Walker
Black Inc
Genre: Music
ISBN 9781760641504
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Don Walker’s songwriting has captured what it is to be Australian. From Cold Chisel to Catfish, Tex, Don & Charlie to his solo work, as well as many other writing collaborations, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive. Including classics such as “Khe Sanh”, “Flame Trees”, “Cheap Wine” and “Harry was a Bad Bugger”, this collection reveals the breadth of Walker’s vision and the precision of his prose. These lyrics live on the page, with or without the memory of music.


Only in TokyoCover Image, Plots and Prayers

Michael Ryan & Luke Burgess
Hardie Grant Books
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9781743794791
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 39.99
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From daybreak to late night, discover the creative people and compelling stories behind the restaurants, izakayas and tea houses of Tokyo. An amazing book for people travelling to the city and for those seeking an appreciation of its quirks and traditions.


On Eating MeatCover Image, Plots and Prayers

Matthew Evans
Murdoch Books
Genre: Cooking/Sustainability
ISBN 9781760637699
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf?   Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now Tasmanian farmer and restaurateur, Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals.


Plots and PrayersCover Image, Plots and Prayers

Nikki Savva
Scribe
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781925849189
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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On 21 August 2018, 35 Liberal MPs cast their vote against Malcolm Turnbull, effectively signalling the end of his leadership. Three days later, the deed was done, and Scott Morrison was anointed prime minister. Turnbull’s road ended in ruins, as it was always bound to and as he always knew it would, as he predicted to Niki Savva less than three years before it happened.


Mirka Mora: A Life Making ArtCover Image, Mirka Mora

Sabine Cotte
Thames & Hudson
Genre: Art
ISBN 9781760760298
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 49.99
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Mirka Mora: A life making art provides a unique insight into one of Melbourne’s most beloved personalities. Revealing an unseen side of Mirka through both her materials and practice, this intimate portrait shares her complex and truly innovative techniques, which until now have not been studied.


On Earth We're Briefly GorgeousCover Image, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong
Vintage
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781787331501
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born - a history whose epicentre is rooted in Vietnam - and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity.


Big SkyCover Image, Big Sky

Kate Atkinson
Doubleday
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780857526113
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes.


See What You Made Me DoCover image, See What You Made Me Do

Jess Hill
Black Inc.
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781760641405
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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At the office of Safe Steps, Victoria’s dedicated 24/7 family violence response call centre, phone counsellors receive a call every three minutes. Many women are repeat callers: on average, they will go back to an abusive partner eight times before leaving for good.  In this confronting and deeply researched account, journalist Jess Hill uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest - and most intimate - ways imaginable. She asks: What do we know about perpetrators? Why is it so hard to leave? What does successful intervention look like?


City of Girls

Cover Image, Frankissstein

Elizabeth Gilbert
Bloomsbury
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781526610423
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg’s charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses.


No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

Cover Image, Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg
Gollancz
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9780141991740
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 5.99
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'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’ In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.


An Unconventional Wife: The life of Julia Sorell Arnold

Cover Image, Little Boy

Mary Hoban
Scribe Publishing
Genre Tasmanian/Biography
ISBN 9781925713442
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 39.99
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Julia Sorell was an original. A colonial belle from Tasmania, vivacious and warm-hearted, Julia’s marriage to Tom Arnold in 1850 propelled her into one of the most renowned families in England and into a circle that included Lewis Carroll and George Eliot. Her eldest daughter became a bestselling novelist, while her grandchildren included the writer Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, and the evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley.

Longlisted for the Premier's Literary Awards 2019.


Daughter of Bad Times

Cover Image, Little Boy

Rohan Wilson
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760529130
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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Rin Braden is almost ready to give up on life after the death of her lover Yamaan and the dread of working for her mother's corrupt private prison company. But through a miracle Yamaan has survived, trading his labour in an Australian immigration facility for a supposedly safe place to live. This is no ordinary facility, it's Eaglehawk MTC, built by her mother's company to exploit the flood of environmental refugees. Now Rin must find a way to free Yamaan before the ghosts of her past catch up with them both.


KindredCover Image, Uninhabitable Earth

Kate Legge
Melbourne University Press
Genre: Tasmanian
ISBN 9780522874518
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 44.99
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He was an Austrian immigrant; she came from Tasmania. He grew up beside the Carinthian Alps; she climbed mountains when few women dared. Their honeymoon glimpse of Cradle Mountain lit an urge that filled their waking hours. Others might have kept this splendour to themselves, but Gustav Weindorfer and Kate Cowle sensed the significance of a place they sought to share with the world. When they stood on the peak in the heat of January 1910, they imagined a national park for all.  Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story traces the achievements of these unconventional adventurers and their fight to preserve the wilderness where they pioneered eco-tourism.

Longlisted for the Premier's Literary Awards 2019.


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