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Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon. Telling the story of a splintered family, a mother who is unlike any other, and her daughters who have no choice but to come to the rescue, The Erratics has the tightly compressed energy of... read more

This slim little book, a memoir about adult siblings managing their erratic parents, is a big, bold and explosive story of family dysfunction, love, delusion, and the Alaskan Rocky Mountains. I could not put this down. Laveau-Harvie's writing is darkly humorous, an... read more

The Erratics (Stella winner 2019)
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Awards:Winner ABIA Awards - General Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019 Shortlisted ABIA General Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019 Winner Victoria Premier's Literary Award Prize for Literature 2019    

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains... In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been there ever since. People would run to the mountai... read more

No Friend but the Mountains
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A classic of gastronomic writing that redefined the genre, The Gastronomical Me is a memoir of travel, love and loss, but above all hunger.

The Gastronomical Me
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Munjed's new book is once more a journey, but this time takes him across the world on a quest to save others rather than himself. In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described... read more

Going Back: How a Former Refugee and now an Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon Returned to Iraq
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor We know him best for his unforgettable roles on ... read more

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - A Sortabiography
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For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey... read more

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
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Steve Woolston would never describe himself as famous, but it's fair to say that he's a legend in certain circles, with extraordinary stories to tell. A gun shearer, who loves horses, dogs and fast ... read more

Finding Steve's Place - The Adventurous Life of a Boy from the Bush and His Search for the Perfect Wave
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The heart-warming story of how a tiny hedgehog helped one man find hope. 'Could you look after it for a couple of days? . . .' So begins the extraordinary friendship between veterinarian Massimo, who is at a low spot in his life, and a tiny, orphaned hedgehog. Only a few da... read more

A Handful of Happiness
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The thrilling true story of Richard Sorge the man John le Carre called 'the spy to end spies', and whose actions turned the tide of the Second World War Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and a Russian mother ... read more

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalins Master Agent
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Why would anyone join a cult?
Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world. Or maybe they just wan... read more

Zealot
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'One woman's gloriously lyrical account of life and love as a shepherdess' Mail on Sunday 'Janet White's unfailingly enjoyable book . . . taps into a widespread feeling that we have become cut off from the natural world' TLS 'An immensely enjoyable and heartfelt book: it makes you w... read more

The Sheep Stell
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Leo is having trouble fitting in. Whether it's pulling his pants down in the schoolyard or compulsively saluting Mazdas because the company sponsors his football team, Leo can never seem to say or do the right thing. And Jo is struggling to help... read more

Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger's
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