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 Biography

Reading Level:very good

What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness... read more

Nophoto
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This book is published to accompany the exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales showing from 23 June to 9 October 2016. It brings together such significant paintings as Kahlo's Diego on my mind and Rivera's Landscape with cacti, painted for his 1931 solo show at... read more

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
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Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress; but when that ambition was thwarted ... read more

Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence
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 Biography

Reading Level:General Adult

All it took for a tiny, no-name pup from the pound was someone to believe in him - and save him from death row - and an internet sensation was born. With his extremely good looks and pawfect cheekbones, Pikelet now lives the charmed life in inner-city Sydney, a f... read more

The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet
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 Biography

Series:Great Parisian Nieghborhoods
Reading Level:General Adult

From the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World comes this first book in an exciting new series of narrative "biographies" of Paris's great neighborhoods, beginning with Saint-Germain-des-Pres-the city's "rebel quarter," for centuries ... read more

Saint-Germain-Des-Pres: Paris's Rebel Quarter
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"On a cold December morning in 2011, a woman's body is found in a forest near Berlin, hidden between tall trees under dry leaves and moss. She has been strangled in cold blood. The victim's husband, Heinrich Scholl, is devastated. He is well respected in ... read more

The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage
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Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
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'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decadeâe(... read more

When Breath Becomes Air
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 Biography

A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine... read more

The Crash Detectives
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 Biography

Reading Level:near fine

Follow-up to the phenomenal international bestseller.Including letters from:Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis ... read more

More Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
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I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri na... read more

Am I Black Enough For You?
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The whole world knows the face of the young man with the bright black eyes. He is in the process of becoming an icon, a symbol, similar to the famous photo of Che Guevara. The face is that of Raif Badawi, who was nominated for the 2015 Nobel P... read more

Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom: My Husband, Our Story
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 Biography

"She is his Juliet and he is her Romeo, and her family has threatened to kill them both..." This is the heartrending account of Zakia and Mohammad Ali, a couple from opposing ethnic sects, who defying their society's norms have left behind everything they know and are quite literally risking their liv... read more

Lovers, The
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