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  • The White Girl

    by Tony Birch

    A searing new novel from leading Indigenous storyteller Tony Birch that explores the lengths we will go to in order to save the people we love.Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Mammoth

    by Chris Flynn

    The original, unforgettable and thought-provoking new novel by award-winning author Chris Flynn that will change how readers understand the world. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct mammoth, this is the (mostly) true story of how a collection of prehistoric creatures came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007. By tracing how and when these fossils were unearthed, ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Three Crooked Kings

    by Matthew Condon

    Journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account—a searing story of greed, crime, and corruption—of an era that changed Queensland society; an impact that reverberates across the country to this day. In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over the next four decades, he rose to the pinnacle of ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • Jacks and Jokers

    by Matthew Condon

    Continuing on from the bestselling Three Crooked Kings, Jacks and Jokers opens in 1976. Terry Lewis, exiled in western Queensland, is soon to be controversially appointed Police Commissioner. As for the other two original Crooked Kings, Tony Murphy is set to ruthlessly take control of the workings of The Joke’, while Glen Hallahan, retired from the force, begins to show a keen interest in the ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • Matty Forever

    by Elizabeth Fensham

    Bill and Matty are neighbors. And best friends. Together they share their deepest, darkest secrets and lean on each other when things aren't right at home. Bill is missing his father and having a hard time at his new school. And Matty is realizing that her family is not quite the same as everyone else's. But when new girl Isabella decides she wants Bill all to herself, Bill and Matty discover what ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • The Sky So Heavy

    by Claire Zorn

    This haunting dystopian novel thrillingly and realistically looks at a nuclear winter from an Australian perspective.For Fin it's just like any other day—racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class, and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe. Only it's not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • The Night Dragon

    by Matthew Condon

    ‘He takes you in the middle of the night, like an angel, and you're gone for good.' - Witness at Vincent O'Dempsey's committal hearing. In 2017, Vincent O'Dempsey was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murders of Barbara McCulkin and her two young daughters. It took over 40 years to bring him to justice. Feared for decades by criminals and police alike, O'Dempsey associated with convicted ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Not Just Black and White

    by Lesley Williams and 1 more

    Lesley Williams is forced to leave Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement and her family at a young age to work as a domestic servant. Apart from a bit of pocket money, Lesley never sees her wages – they are kept ‘safe’ for her and for countless others just like her. She is taught not to question her life, until desperation makes her start to wonder, where is all that money she earned? So begins a nine ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • The Mind of a Thief

    by Patti Miller

    Exploring the history of the Wiradjuri people, the conflict of colonization, their mythologies, and their attachment to the land, author Patti Miller reveals both her own story and the position of Aboriginal people in today’s society in this fascinating memoir. For 40,000 years, the Central New South Wales area of Wellington was Aboriginal Wiradjuri land. Following the arrival of white men, it ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • A War of Words

    The Man Who Talked 4000 Japanese Into Surrender

    by Hamish McDonald

    He told her about his struggle in Melbourne to turn himself into a British-style officer for the Australian Army . . . the nights in tents by the Pyramids, the terror of the landing under sniper fire and the scramble up the heights of Gallipoli, the filth and danger of the trenches at Lone Pine. He showed her the scar above his right eye … There was a lot he didn’t tell her.’ Raised Japanese in a ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • Shadow Sisters

    by Shelley Davidow

    A brave, heartrending memoir of family, love and longing in the turbulent era of Apartheid in South Africa. During the terrifying years of Apartheid in South Africa, Shelley Davidow's family was a crime. At a time when it was illegal for black and white people to live together, Shelley's social activist parents took in Rosie, an abandoned black three-year-old. Rosie grew up as a beloved daughter ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Call of the Reed Warbler

    A New Agriculture – A New Earth

    by Charles Massy

    Fully updated and featuring a new author's note addressing recent, major progress in regenerative agriculture. Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. In this groundbreaking book Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. Using his personal farming experience as a touchstone, he tells the real ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD