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  • Stolen Focus

    Why You Can't Pay Attention

    by Johann Hari ...
    * THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *'If you read just one book about how the modern world is driving us crazy, read this one'TELEGRAPH'This book is exactly what the world needs right now . . . Worth your time and certainly worth your focus'OPRAH WINFREY'A beautifully researched and argued exploration of the breakdown of humankind's abilit... ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • The Crane Wife

    A Memoir in Essays

    **'Outstanding... An elegant masterpiece... Wry but also warm and generous' Roxane Gay'Frank, funny, enthralling... Think of it as rehab for road-weary romantics, inviting us to redefine what constitutes a love story' Observer**'Warning: you will WhatsApp multiple quotes to your friends from your sun-lounger' IndependentTen days after calling off her wedding, CJ Hauser went on an expedition to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • Migraine

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    This revised edition of Oliver Sacks book is considerably expanded with additional case histories, new findings and practical information on treatment.In a new chapter, illustrated with startling colour paintings by migraine patients, Dr Sacks discusses similarities among the visual hallucinations, or auras, that often precede a migraine and those that are induced by hallucinogenic drugs or ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Home/Land

    A Memoir of Departure and Return

    by Rebecca Mead ...
    When the New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead relocated to her birth city, London, with her family in the summer of 2018, she was both fleeing the political situation in America and seeking to expose her son to a wider world. With a keen sense of what she'd given up as she left New York, her home of thirty years, she tried to knit herself into the fabric of a changed London. The move raised poignant ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Firestorm

    by Greg Mullins ...
    Greg Mullins followed his father into fighting bushfires – it was in the blood. He fought major fires around Sydney and the Blue Mountains for decades, and studied bushfires in Europe, Canada and the US. He risked his life in the 1994 Sydney fires and, later, during our catastrophic Black Summer of 2019–20. As a career firefighter, he worked his way up the ranks to become Commissioner of one of ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Problem of Pain

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    For centuries people have been tormented by one question above all – ‘If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?’ And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it?The greatest Christian thinker of our time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    The international classic and bestseller, Maya Angelou's memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (BARACK OBAMA).'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Politics and the English Language

    by George Orwell ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'Language ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • A Day at the Beach Hut

    Stories and Recipes Inspired by Seaside Life

    Escape to the coast with this delicious collection of short stories and beach-hut inspired recipes from Sunday Times bestselling author Veronica Henry - the perfect summer treat!****'Beach bliss! A delicious combination of food and fiction' SARAH MORGAN'The essential accompaniment to summer. A pure delight of a book!' MILLY JOHNSON'The perfect book to take on beachside holiday or a weekend awa... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bittersweet

    How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

    by Susan Cain ...
    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -- FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKINGIn her inspiring new masterpiece, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet describes her powerful quest to understand how love, loss and sorrow make us whole - revealing the power of a b... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • On Mother

    series On Series
    It is a familiar and comforting story: a mother's unreserved love across decades and continents.The unexpected death of Sarah Ferguson's mother has brought her to understand their relationship with a new clarity and to appreciate the woman beyond the mother.On Mother is a deeply personal reflection on mothers and daughters, and life. ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Disability Visibility

    First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

    ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of ... Read more

    $5.16 AUD

  • The Last Footman

    In the summer of 1964, twenty-one-year-old Gillies Macbain arrives in Dublin off the ferry from England with only his bicycle, a suitcase and a tent to his name. Young, handsome and charismatic, he begins work as a footman in one of the houses of the dying aristocracy. Thus begins his foray into the upper echelons of Irish society. The Last Footman is an intriguing narrative which describes a ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • Making It Up As I Go Along

    British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022

    by Marian Keyes ...
    **AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4'S BETWEEN OURSELVES, IN CONVERSATION WITH TARA FLYNNLaugh your socks off with this hilarious collection of tales, observations and flights of fancy from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups'Will make you laugh, cry and feel less alone. Fabulous'** Good Housekeeping________Welcome to the magnificent Making It Up as I Go Along - aka the World According to Marian Keyes™ ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On Reckoning

    by Amy Remeikis ...
    series On Series
    What happens when the usual political tactics of deflect and dodge are no longer enough?A reckoning.The Guardian's political reporter Amy Remeikis has spoken before about being a survivor of sexual assault, but Brittany Higgins going public with her story ripped the curtain back not just on political attempts to deal with real-world issues, but also how unsafe women can be, even inside the most ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Commercial Hotel

    by John Summers ...
    When John Summers moved to a small town in the Wairarapa and began to look closely at the less-celebrated aspects of local life – our club rooms, freezing works, night trains, hotel pubs, landfills – he saw something deeper. It was a story about his own life, but mostly about a place and its people. The story was about life and death in New Zealand.Combining reportage and memoir, The Commercial ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Love and the Novel

    Life After Reading

    'It is a clever, well-written book, and I often found myself underlining whole paragraphs as I read. ... wonderfully insightful. ... I've never read accounts of any of these texts that manage to be at once so searching and so wondrously concise, and Lupton made me want to go back to them all' Rachel Cooke, Observer**'Incandescent' Lara Feigel, Guardian'A subversive, brilliant and beautifully ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Invisible Child

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction 2022

    'A classic to rank with Orwell . . . I didn't want it to end' CHRISTINA PATTERSON, SUNDAY TIMESWinner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for NonfictionA Barack Obama Favourite Book of the YearWinner of the 2022 Anthony Lukas Book PrizeWinner of the 2022 Gotham Book PrizeWinner of the 2022 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismA New Yo... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Maybe in Another Universe: The Best of Gaby Dunn, Vol. 1

    by Gaby Dunn ...
    What do shipwrecks, college slums, bisexuals, and Blink 182 have in common? Gaby Dunn. Gaby is a writer, journalist, and comedian in New York City whose work has appeared everywhere from ROOKIE to New York Times Magazine. “Maybe In Another Universe: The Best of Gaby Dunn, Vol. 1” is a collection of her most humorous, poignant, and touching essays to appear on Thought Catalog. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Who Gets to Be Smart

    Privilege, Power and Knowledge

    by Bri Lee ...
    Debate done with absolute verve, with eloquence and generosity' CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS, author of Damascus'Fascinating, eye-opening . . . a sharp wake-up call' FLEX MAMI / LILLIAN AHENKAN, author of The Success Experiment'Thoughtful, surprising and exquisitely written. Bri Lee once again challenges us to confront the structures that shape, and restrict, our understanding of the world.' MADDISON ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • I Was Told There'd Be Cake

    From accidentally despoiling an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History to baking a cookie in the shape of her boss's face to win her approval, Sloane Crossley can do no right. In a sharp, original storytelling style that confounds expectations at every turn, Crossley recounts her victories and catastrophes with an irresistable voice, finding genuine insights in the most unpredictable places.'I ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A Grief Observed (Readers' Edition)

    With contributions from Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford and Maureen Freely

    The perennial classic: this intimate journal chronicling the Narnia author's experience of grief after his wife's death has consoled readers for half a century; this edition features responses from authors like Hilary Mantel, Francis Spufford, Rowan Williams, Jenna Bailey ...'An intimate, anguished account of a man grappling with the mysteries of faith and love ... Elegant and raw ... A powerful ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Mothers, Fathers, and Others

    New Essays

    by Siri Hustvedt ...
    'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian**Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.Siri Hustvedt's relentlessly curious mind and expansive intellect are on ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    A milestone in the history of popular theology, ‘The Screwtape Letters’ is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil.This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth trying to secure the damnation of a young ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD