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  • The Family Experience of PDA

    An Illustrated Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance

    by Eliza Fricker ...
    Eliza Fricker gets it. Describing her perfectly imperfect experience of raising a PDA child, with societal judgements and internal pressures, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, resentful and alone. This book's comedic illustrations explain these challenging situations and feelings in a way that words simply cannot, will bring some much-needed levity back into PDA parenting. Humorous anecdotes with a ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Growing Up Disabled in Australia

    Edited by Carly Findlay ...
    A rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives - a group whose voices are not heard often enough'My body and its place in the world seemed normal to me. Why wouldn't it?''I didn't grow up disabled; I grew up with a problem. A problem that those around me wanted to fix.''We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.''The diagnosis helped but it ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Change of Heart

    An uplifting and escapist love story

    by T.A. Williams ...
    Series Book 2 - Beneath Italian Skies
    Two families at war and Alice finds herself caught in the middle. Can she re-write a story as old as time?When cutbacks force Alice out of her assistant manager role at a Devonshire stately home, she turns her sights elsewhere: the picturesque hills above the historic city of Parma. An aristocratic Italian family are looking to open their medieval castle to the public, and Alice is just the woman ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • No One Is Talking About This

    Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 and the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021

    'A masterpiece' Guardian'I really admire and love this book**'** Sally Rooney'An intellectual and emotional rollercoaster' Daily Mail'I can't remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book' David Sedaris'It moved me to tears' Elizabeth DayTHE ONLY BOOK SHORTLISTED FOR BOTH THE BOOKER PRIZE AND THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Untypical: How the world isn’t built for autistic people and what we should all do about it

    by Pete Wharmby ...
    It’s time to remake the world – the ground-breaking book on what steps we should all be taking for the autistic people in our lives.The modern world is built for neurotypicals: needless noise, bright flashing lights, small talk, phone calls, unspoken assumptions and unwritten rules – it can be a nightmarish dystopia for the autistic population. In Untypical, Pete Wharmby lays bare the experience ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Beautiful

    A beautiful girl. An evil man. One inspiring true story of courage

    by Katie Piper ...
    'I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being slaughtered ... then I realised it was me.'When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model.But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare ...After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Dani's Story

    Neglected beyond belief, rescued by love...Dani was so severely neglected by her birth mother that she grew up knowing only squalor. She never went to school or the doctor, and rarely glimpsed sunlight. Desperately malnourished, she couldn't talk and had never been toilet-trained. The social worker who took her into care had never heard of a case so horrific. The doctors believed Dani would never ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Far From The Tree

    Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    **WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2014**A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ugly: My Memoir

    The Australian bestseller

    by Robert Hoge ...
    The unique and inspiring story of a boy born with the odds against him and the family whose love and support helped him overcome incredible hardships.Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Say Hello

    by Carly Findlay ...
    A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly.'In fairytales,the characters who look different are often castas the villain or monsters. It's only when they shed their unconventional skinthat they are seen as "good" or less frightening. There are very fewstories where the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

    ‘Locked-in syndrome: paralysed from head to toe, the patient, his mind intact, is imprisoned inside his own body, unable to speak or move. In my case, blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication.’In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French ‘Elle’ and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless, but ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Hazard

    A Sister's Flight from Family and a Broken Boy

    Hazard is a poignant, unflinching memoir of the emotional intricacies of growing up with a severely disabled sibling. Margaret Combs shows how her Southern Baptist family coped with lived reality of autism in an era of ignorance and shame, the 1950s through the 1970s, and shares her own tragedy and anguish of being torn between helping her brother and yearning for her own life. Like many siblings ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • A Wolf at the Table

    From the author:'My father doesn't feature much in Running with Scissors. And one of the reasons for this is because he didn't feature much in my life. But there's another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in 2005, I decided to tell the story I have been most ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Ten Days in a Mad House

    by Nellie Bly ...
    Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She remains notable for two feats: a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne's character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. In addition to her writing, she was also an industrialist and ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Take A Moment

    The most heartwarming romance you'll read this year

    by Nina Kaye ...
    Life is better lived in the momentMeet Alex. She has a wonderful fiancé, a job she thrives in, and a best friend she’s known since childhood. Life’s not perfect, but it’s pretty fantastic. Until a shock diagnosis suddenly throws everything off course.But Alex has never been one to back down from a fight. Now single and unemployed, she packs up and moves from her Glasgow hometown to vibrant ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Care Work

    Dreaming Disability Justice

    In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

    A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

    Series series JKP Essentials
    This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties it poses in a wide range of contexts from diagnosis through to adulthood.Starting with an exploration into the background of PDA that answers many of the immediate questions triggered when a child is first diagnosed, the book goes on to ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Silent Shock

    The Men Behind the Thalidomide Scandal and an Australian Family's Long Road to Justice

    The baby started to come out. Head first, everything OK. But then I saw that there were no arms. And then no legs. The little girl had only a torso and a head.Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months after her mother Wendy was given a new wonder drug for morning sickness called thalidomide.For fifty years the Rowe family cared for Lyn. Decades of exhausting, round-the-clock work. But ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • A Leg to Stand On

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    In this, the most personal of all his books, neurologist Oliver Sacks tells the story of an injury he sustained while climbing a mountain in Norway and the terrifying, bizarre aftermath when he realised with horror that his leg felt alienated. It did not feel like it was part of his body, but a foreign object somehow attached to him. This sort of disembodiment, with alterations in the mind-body ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Seeing Voices

    A Journey into the World of the Deaf

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    With Seeing Voices Dr Sacks launches us on a journey into the world of the deaf - which he explores with the same passion and insight that have illuminated other human conditions for his readers everywhere.This book begins with the history of deaf people in the 18th century, the often outrageous ways in which they have been treated in the past, and their continuing struggle for acceptance in a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Honey Blood

    A pulsating, electric memoir like nothing you've read before

    'I thought if I was going to die I should write some things down'Kirsty Everett was going to be an Olympic gymnast. But as she made plans to win gold, life, as it does, laughed at the goal she'd set. Aged nine, she was diagnosed with leukaemia and spent the next two and a half years in treatment and attending the funerals of children she met in the cancer ward. At the age of sixteen, Kirsty's ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • What the **** is Normal?!

    If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the hell do you do if you’re, gasp … DISABLED?Whatever body you’re born into, the pressure to be normal is everywhere. But have you ever met a normal person? What do they look like? Where do they live? What do ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Facemaker

    One Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

    **THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERBest Books of the Year, Guardian**The poignant story of the visionary surgeon who rebuilt the faces of the First World War's injured heroes, and in the process ushered in the modern era of plastic surgeryFrom the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: mankind's military technology had wildly surpassed its medical ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Vanishing of Margaret Small

    An uplifting and page-turning mystery

    'An evocative, endearing, entertaining and thoroughly delicious character portrait and a terrific first novel' - Donal MacIntyre, TV presenter'A tender, thought-provoking and totally gripping novel from a wonderful storyteller...deserves to be a huge hit!' - Matt Cain, author of The Secret Life of Albert EntwistleMeet Margaret Small: 75, plain spoken, Whitstable na... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD