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The Shepherd's Hut

Cover Image, North Water

Tim Winton
Hamish and Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780143787242    
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 33.00
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Jaxie dreads going home. His mum's dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one's ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There's just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he'll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

The Shepherd's Hut is a searing look at what it takes to keep love and hope alive in a parched and brutal world.


Don't Skip Out On Me
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Willy Vlautin
Faber & Faber
ISBN  9780571301645      
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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**First printing includes exclusive CD soundtrack**

Meet Horace Hopper, a twenty-one-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reece and his wife, the nearest thing he's had to family in years. But Horace, half-white half-Paiute Indian, dreams of bigger things. Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads South to re-invent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector Hidalgo. Slowly, painfully, the possibility emerges that his dreams might not just be the delusions of a lost soul. but at what cost, and what of those he's left behind? Exploring the fringes of contemporary America, Don't Skip Out on Me is an extraordinary work of compassion - a novel about the need for human connection and understanding - and essential reading, now more than ever.


The Bible in AustraliaCover Image, Story of Australias People Vol 1

Meredith Lake
NewSouth
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9781742235714
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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The revelatory story of the Bible in Australia, from the convict era to the Mabo land rights campaign, Nick Cave, the Bra Boys, and beyond. Thought to be everything from the word of God to a resented imposition, the Bible has been debated, painted, rejected, translated, read, gossiped about, preached, and tattooed.

Meredith Lake reveals the Bible’s dynamic influence in Australia and offers an innovative new perspective on Christianity and its changing role in our society. In the hands of writers, artists, wowsers, Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, Indigenous activists, and many more - the Bible has played a defining and contested role in Australia.
 

Russian Routlette
cover image unholy fury

Michael Isikoff and David Corn
Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781538731802
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 27.99
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Russian Roulette is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election.
At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened?
 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineCover Image, Long Way Home

Gail Honeyman
Harper Collins
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780008172145
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 19.99
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Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.  One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.  Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

An astonishing debut that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness.
 
Winner of the Costa First Book Prize 2017.
 

Catching Thunder

cover image the unlikeley voyage of jack de crow

Kjetil Saeter and Eskil Engdal
Scribe
Genre: Maritime History
ISBN 9781925322224
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99 
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A remarkable true story of courage and perseverance - and a wake-up call.  December 2014: in the forbidding waters off Antarctica, Captain Hammarstedt of the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker embarks on a voyage unlike any seen before. Across ten thousand miles of hazardous seas, Hammerstedt’s crew will relentlessly pursue the Thunder - an infamous illegal fishing ship - for what will become the longest chase in maritime history.  The authors follow this incredible expedition from its very beginning, and cannot anticipate what the chase will uncover: criminal kingpins, rampant corruption, modern slavery, and an international community content to turn a blind eye.


The Book of Joan
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Lidia Yuknavitch
Canongate
Genre: Fiction
ISBN  9781786892409     
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 27.99
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In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground.  Humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home and survivors have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule - galvanised by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places, Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.


Skin in the Game
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Nassim Niholas Taleb
Allen Lane
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN  9780241300657     
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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Is the pope atheist? Why can a stubborn minority easily end up ruling? Should you take advice from a salesperson? This book is all about why having skin in the game matters. For a society to function properly, those who benefit should also risk something and those who risk something should benefit. Full of philosophical tales and practical stories, Skin in the Game offers a key rule to live by- do not do to others what you don't want them to do to you, with its practical extension- never take advice from someone who gives advice for a living.


Moonglow
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Michael Chabon
Fourth Estate
Genre: Fiction
ISBN  9781460756355     
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 22.99
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In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers and memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, unfolding deathbed confessions, made only to his grandson.  Moonglow is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact - and the creative power - of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies.


Maatsuyker Through Our Eyes
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Paul Richardson and Amanda Walker
40 South Publishing
Genre: Tasmanian
ISBN9780648168843
Hardback 2018
Price $75.00
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When accepted by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service volunteer program as caretakers for Maatsuyker Island, Paul Richardson and Amanda Walker were well aware they had chosen to live in isolation in one of the windiest places in Australia at a time when the weather is at its wildest.  This remarkable book chronicles their preparations, first impressions and then the daily caretaking tasks, along with tales of ocean swells, driving rains, lightning strikes, mist and drizzle, calm and sunny periods, bitter cold and record winds. All this is accompanied by Amanda and Paul’s lavish photographs and Amanda’s exquisite artwork which provide a striking visual record of their six-month stay. 

Some of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare Inc.


It's Even Worse Than You ThinkCover Image, Jellyfish

David Cay Johnston
Simon and Schuster
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781982101930
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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No journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who has been following him since 1988. It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America goes inside the administration to show how the federal agencies that touch the lives of all Americans are being undermined and are making America worse again, through nepotism, conflicts of interest, and administrators disinterested in the lives of debt-burdened families. 


The Only StoryCover Image, Jellyfish

Julian Barnes
Jonathan Cape
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781787330696
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of fiction's greatest mappers of the human heart.


Living on WaterCover Image, Jellyfish

Phaidon Editors
Phaidon
Genre: Architecture
ISBN 9780714875729
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 59.99
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Get some inspiration for that shack by the Great Lakes, or dream of your new home set across from the Derwent...here is a sumptuous survey of houses built with a strong connection to the oceans, lakes, rivers, and pools around them. Living on Water showcases the finest examples of residential architecture that have one thing in common - their special relationship to that most essential of elements: water.


The One InsideCover Image, Jellyfish

Sam Shepard
Vintage
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781101974384
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 27.99
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Pent up emotions and father-son rivalry drive this poetic, engaging novel.  Memories soaked in tragedy thread through the interior life of Sam Shepard's narrator.  This masculine, sexy, and emotive story is a road trip, an ode to a bygone America, and one of Sam Shepard's last legacies for us. Foreword by Patti Smith.


Gustav Klimt at HomeCover Image, Jellyfish

Patrick Bade
Frances Lincoln
Genre: Art
ISBN 9780711239098
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.99
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Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, and this book reveals how his travels to Venice and Ravenna -  as well as annual summer holidays with the Floge family on the shores of Attersee - were a source of inspiration and influence on his creative output.

Fully illustrated, the book features paintings, archive imagery and photographs of the surrounding city and landscape to provide an insight into how the people and places of his life relate to his work.
 

This I Would Kill ForCover Image, Jellyfish

Anne Buist
Text Publishing
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781925603231
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Psychiatrist Natalie King is the expert witness in a vicious child custody battle, and the stakes are high. Getting it wrong means handing a child over to an abuser—or depriving that child of the only father she knows.

How can Natalie best protect the child? And now that Natalie’s pregnant—and still unsure of the child’s paternity—how is a growing preoccupation with her own lost father affecting her judgment?

Court dramas, cultural clashes and media backlash create an explosive mixture that forces Natalie to make life and death choices.  How far will a parent go to keep—or save—their child?


Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White HouseCover Image, Jellyfish

Luke Harding
Hachette
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781783351497
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian and between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian's Moscow bureau chief; the Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the cold war.  In Collusion he reveals the true nature of Trump's decades-long relationship with Russia and presents the gripping inside story with exclusive new material, drawing on sources from the intelligence community, revealing an astonishing story of mobsters, money-laundering, hacking, and Kremlin espionage.


The Suitcase BabyCover Image, Jellyfish

Tanya Bretherton
Hachette
Genre: True Crime
ISBN 9780733639227
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Australian true crime that is both shocking and real - this unforgettable piece of history moves at the pace of a great crime novel.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, 17 November 1923, children find a suitcase that has washed up on the shore of a small beach in Mosman. What it contains - and why - proves to be explosive.
The murdered baby in the suitcase is one of many dead infants who are turning up in the harbour, on trains and elsewhere. Bretherton's book reveals these innocent victims as a devastating symptom of the clash between public morality, private passion and unrelenting poverty in the fast-growing metropolis of Sydney.
 

Miss Violet's Doll's HouseCover Image, Jellyfish

Sam McKechnie
Pavilion
Genre: Craft
ISBN 9781911216131
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 37.99
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Sam McKechnie’s new craft book invites readers to lose themselves in the incredible world of Miss Violet. Sam has created 25 makes that are perfect for any miniature residence. A pop-out paper Miss Violet doll (and outfits to dress her in) are  at the back of the book and readers will also find a shoebox house project and a chapter of scraps (to photocopy or download) so that every room in their house can be embellished with fabulous paper furnishings - from cooking pots and carriage clocks to picture frames and paper pansies.  A beautiful book with plentiful ideas to begin the creation of your miniature world.


An Activist LifeCover Image, Jellyfish

Christine Milne
University of Queensland Press
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780702259814
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.95
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An Activist Life is the story of an apparently ordinary woman - a high-school English teacher from northwest Tasmania - who became a fiery environmental warrior, pitted against some of the most powerful business and political forces in the country.   Christine Milne tells her story through the objects that have symbolic meaning in both her personal and political life - from the butter pats in her kitchen that represent her journey from farm girl at Wesley Vale - to environmental and human rights activist at the national and global level, and to the Pride t-shirt she wore walking in Mardi Gras next to her son after years of fighting for the legal reform of gay rights in Tasmania.


Mythos
Cover Image, Long Way Home

Stephen Fry
Penguin
Genre: Mythology
ISBN 9780718188740
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods of Greek mythology become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.


A Long Way From Home
Cover Image, Long Way Home

Peter Carey
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760551421
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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A new novel from a two-time winner of the Booker Prize.

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in western Victoria. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent over roads no car will ever quite survive. With them is their lanky fair-haired navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher whose job it is to call out the turns, the grids, the creek crossings on a map that will finally remove them, without warning, from the lily-white Australia they know so well.


The Book of DustCover Image, Long Way Home

Philip Pullman
Penguin
Genre: Childrens
ISBN 9780857561084    
Trade Paperback 2017
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Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .


Manhattan BeachCover Image, Long Way Home

Jennifer Egan
Corsair
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781472150882    
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a night club, she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have been murdered.


Saga LandCover Image, Jellyfish

Richard Fidler & Kari Gislason
ABC Books
Genre: History
ISBN 9780733338236
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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Sharing a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago.  The true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages comprise tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, and these two men are determined to solve the mysteries of some of these compelling tales.

Winner of the Indies Award for Non-Fiction 2018.


Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary ArtCover Image, Long Way Home

Phaidon editors
Phaidon
Genre: Art
ISBN 9780714874609
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 79.95
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A global survey of 100 of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals. Vitamin C celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of global talent as selected by the world's leading curators, critics, and art professionals. Packed with illustrations, Vitamin C is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its kind. Artists include: Ai Weiwei, Aaron Angell, Edmund de Waal,  Marisa Merz, Ron Nagle, Gabriel Orozco, Grayson Perry, Sterling Ruby, Thomas Schutte, Richard Slee, Jesse Wine, and Betty Woodman.


Journeys Into the Wild: The Photography of Peter Dombrovskis
Cover Image, North Water

Bob Brown
National Library of Australia
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780642279071     
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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Journeys into the Wild is a poetic escape to a fragile and breathtaking wilderness, with celebrated photographer Peter Dombrovskis as our guide. Bob Brown and Peter Dombrovskis forged their friendship in the battle to save the Gordon and Franklin rivers. During the campaign, Bob accompanied Peter on one of his kayak trips down the Franklin and observed his process as a photographer. Peter would go on to take one of the most famous photographs in Australian history, Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, an image that featured in calendars and diaries across Australia and that was integral to the success of the campaign. The two remained friends until Peter's death in 1996.


The Art MuseumCover Image, Long Way Home

Phaidon editors
Phaidon
Genre: Art
ISBN 9780714875026
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 79.95
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Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book - from prehistoric times to the present - with over 1,600 artworks curated by 28 art world curators and historians. This book is destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource.  This is revised and re-formatted from the 2011 edition, and offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages.


Animal: A Beastly CompendiumCover Image, Long Way Home

Valerie Sueur-Hermel
Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Genre: Art
ISBN 9781474274944
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 60.00
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This sumptuous book presents a selection of over one hundred stunning artworks, depicting animals real and mythical, from the prints and photography collections of the Bibliotheque nationale de France. The work opens with a preface from celebrated cultural historian Michel Pastoureau, who considers the symbolic importance of animals to our dreams and imagination. Featured artworks include such masterpieces as Durer's rhinoceros, Manet's cats, a carp by Hiroshige and Matisse's swan. This is a truly beautiful and authoritative collection of some of the most recognisable and accomplished works of animal-themed art, from the medieval period to the present day.


The Shy Mountain
Cover Image, North Water

Donald Knowler
40 South Publishing
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780648106319
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.95
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Silent and brooding, the Shy Mountain does not have to speak her name. We know she’s there, watching us, even when she chooses to hide beneath a blanket of low cloud. Although she’s not a mountain of legend like Everest, Kilimanjaro or event Kosciuszko, she has her own claim to fame. kunanyi/Mount Wellington brings wilderness to the very doorstep of a significant centre of population, and how many mountains can claim to do that?

As journalist and author Donald Knowler discovers on a mission to record a year in the life of the 1,271-metre peak, the Shy Mountain provides an escape from the human pressures of the city, blunting concrete and glass with leaf and bark.


Home FireCover Image, Long Way Home

Kamila Shamsie
Bloomsbury
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781408886786
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 24.99
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Home Fire is a contemporary re-imagining of Sophocles' Antigone, and an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide.  Isma is free: after years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.

Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize.


Bridget CrackCover Image, Long Way Home

Rachel Leary
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781408886786
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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Van Diemen's Land, 1826.  Bridget Crack is a convict servant in Hobart Town, with a cruel master and a desperate urge to change her fortune.  Running from her precarious existence into Tasmania's wilderness, she faces some fates worse than the horrors she is running from.  Can she survive a brutish escape amongst bushrangers and unknown threats?  What will she have to do to survive? 


The Desserts of New York
Cover Image, North Water

Yasmin Newman
Hardie Grant
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9781743792124    
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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Be dazzled by the wide array of original desserts that await the hungry diner in New York City.  Australian food writer Yasmin Newman has trawled the boroughs of NYC to bring this combined travelogue and cookbook to life, and if there ever was a love letter to this city, this could be the sweetest one.


Swing Time
Cover Image, North Water

Zadie Smith
Penguin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780141036601    
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 22.99
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A dazzlingly exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty. Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, black bodies and black music, what it means to belong, what it means to be free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten either.Bursting with energy, rhythm and movement, Swing Time is Zadie Smith's most ambitious novel yet. It is a story about music and identity, race and class, those who follow the dance and those who lead it.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.


Me Write Myself

Leonie Stevens
Monash University Publishing
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781925495638          
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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Exiles, lost souls, remnants of a dying race. The fate of the First Nations peoples of Van Diemen's Land is one of the most infamous chapters in Australian, and world, history. The men, women, and children exiled to Flinders Island in the 1830s and 40s have often been written about, but never allowed to speak for themselves. This book aims to change that. Penned by the exiles during their fifteen years at the settlement called Wybalenna, items in the Flinders Island Chronicle, sermons, letters, and petitions offer a compelling corrective to traditional portrayals of a hopeless, dispossessed, illiterate people's final days. The exiles did not see themselves as prisoners, but as a Free People. Seen through their own writing, the community at Wybalenna was vibrant, complex, and evolving. Rather than a depressed people simply waiting for death, their own words reveal a politically astute community engaged in a fifteen year campaign for their own freedom: one which was ultimately successful. This is a compelling story that will profoundly affect understandings of Tasmanian and Australian history.


David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual CompendiumCover Image, Jellyfish

David Sedaris
Little Brown
Genre: Biography
ISBN9781408708972
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 65.00
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In this illustrated volume, readers can experience the elaborate, three-dimensional, handmade form that David Sedaris' diaries have always taken. As an unparalleled chronicler of the world around him, Sedaris has always been a keen observer and collector of the art, objects, and ephemera that are part of his visual landscape. A celebration of the odd and unexpected, the beautiful and the ugly, and the humorous and sensitive reflections so familiar to any fan of his writing, David Sedaris Diaries (1977-2016): A Visual Compendium offers unique insight into the author's view of the world.


Rain Birds
Cover Image, North Water

Harriet McKnight
Black Inc.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781863959827    
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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Nearby, conservation biologist Arianna Brandt is involved in trying to reintroduce the threatened glossy black cockatoos into the wilds of Murrungowar National Park. Alone in the bush, with her birds failing to thrive, Arianna's personal demons start to overwhelm her and risk undoing everything.At first, when the two women's paths cross, they appear at loggerheads, but are they ultimately invested in the same outcome, even if for different reasons? Rain Birds is an accomplished and unforgettable novel examining personal tragedy as set against global and environmental responsibilities, and how we negotiate our often-conflicting ideals.


Colombiano
Cover Image, North Water

Rusty Young
Bantam
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780143781530    
Paperback Trade 2017
Price $AU 33.00
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For seven years Rusty Young, author of the international bestseller Marching Powder, lived and worked in Colombia interviewing special forces soldiers, snipers, undercover intelligence agents and members of two vicious terrorist organisations - the FARC and Autodefensas. During this time he was both shocked and touched by the stories of child soldiers he encountered. He vowed to one day to turn their tales into a book and let their voices be heard.

Young's latest offering, Colombiano blends fact and fiction, taking us on a heart-thumping journey into the violent and unpredictable world of post-Escobar Colombia.


The Vandemonian War
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Nick Brodie
Hardie Grant
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781743793114     
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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In the 1820s and 1830s the British deliberately pushed the Aboriginal tribes people out, driving them to the edge of existence. Whole societies were deliberately obliterated. The Vandemonian War was one of the darkest stains on a former empire which arrogantly claimed perpetual sunshine. This is the story of that fight, redrawn from neglected handwriting nearly two centuries old.  Acclaimed author Nick Brodie now exposes the largely untold story of how the British truly occupied Van Diemen’s Land, deploying regimental soldiers and special forces, armed convicts and mercenaries.


Tasmania's Vanishing Towns
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Michael Holmes
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780648094500
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 49.95
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In this fascinating sequel to Vanishing Towns, author Michael Holmes takes the reader on another guided tour of Tasmania's Vanishing towns, from their creation, their existence and their passing.


Taboo
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Kim Scott
Picador
Genre:Fiction
ISBN 9781925483741     
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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A new book from Kim Scott, twice-winner of the Miles Franklin Award.  This novel delves into the pain of Aboriginal Australia's past: a Noongar community visits a taboo place -  the site of a massacre that followed the assassination, by these Noongar's descendants, of a white man who had stolen a black woman. They come at the invitation of the elderly owner of the farm on which the massacres unfolded. He hopes that by hosting the group he will satisfy his wife's dying wishes and cleanse some moral stain from the ground on which he and his family have lived for generations. But the sins of the past will not be so easily expunged.


The Grammar of Spice
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Caz Hildebrand
Thames and Hudson
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9780500519677     
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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Step back in time to trace the history of spices and their origins in this stylishly presented reference and cookbook.  


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Cover Image, North Water

Arundhati Roy
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780241303986
Paperback 2017
Price $32.99
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness spools outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared. Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in the lives of the three men who loved her. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. 

The first novel in 20 years from the Booker-prize winning author of The God of Small Things.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.


Theft By Finding: Diaries Volume One
Cover Image, Jellyfish

David Sedaris
Little Brown
Genre: Biography
ISBN 97803491207376     
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries: from the family home in Raleigh, North Carolina, we follow Sedaris as he sets out to make his way in the world; as an art student and then teacher in Chicago he works at a succession of very odd jobs, meeting even odder people, before moving to New York to pursue a career as a writer - where instead he very quickly lands a job in Macy's department store as an elf in Santaland. A rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.


A Secret SisterhoodCover Image,Secret Sisterhood

Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney
Aurum Press
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781781315941
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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A Secret Sisterhood looks at the friendships between female writers, Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor who shaped the work of Charlotte Bronte; the seemingly aloof George Eliot and the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who in fact enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge. 


Gastrophysics
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Charles Spence
Viking
Genre: Cooking
ISBN  9780241270097     
Trade Paperback 2017
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Gastrophysics is a ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science. Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on plane journeys tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways.


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