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  • BODYSURFERS : PENGUIN AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
    BODYSURFERS : PENGUIN AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
    DREWE ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780143571544
    Title: BODYSURFERS : PENGUIN AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
    Author: DREWE ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Set among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach - and the tidal changes of three generations of the Lang family - this bestselling collection of short stories is an Australian classic. The Bodysurfers vividly evokes the beach, with the scent of the suntan oil, the sting of the sun and a lazy sensuality, all the while hinting at a deep undercurrent of suburban malaise.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    MASSY CHARLES
    ISBN: 9780702253416
    Title: CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    Author: MASSY CHARLES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This ground-breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution - a true underground insurgency - can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone - from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health - Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows - through evocative stories - how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth. It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS?
    CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS?
    YOUNG ASHLEIGH
    ISBN: 9781925336443
    Title: CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS?
    Author: YOUNG ASHLEIGH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the prestigious $200,000 Windham–Campbell Prize and the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Nonfiction.

    The second title in Giramondo’s ‘Southern Latitudes’ series, focusing on innovative fiction and non-fiction by writers of the southern hemisphere.

    ‘Calling to mind both Joan Didion and Anton Chekhov, Young is relentless in her examination of herself and endlessly curious and compassionate in her consideration of the world. Can You Tolerate This? offers a glimpse into this extraordinarily promising writer’s quest to seek in the small accidents of her individual life the outlines of a much larger reality.’ Windham–Campbell Prize judges’ citation

    Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays that tell the story of a young woman growing up in a small New Zealand town and making her way as an adult into the wider world. Young roams freely from preoccupation to preoccupation: the music scenes in regional New Zealand, family relations, eccentric characters, the desire for physical transformation – trying to find some measure of clarity amid uncertainty. How to bear each moment of experience: the inconsequential as well as the shattering? Her essays turn on unlikely connections that reveal strange resonances, shifting perspective with a dry, ironic perception and lightness of wit.

    Imprint: GIRAMONDO
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • CAPTAIN JIMMY COOK DISCOVERS THIRD GRADE
    CAPTAIN JIMMY COOK DISCOVERS THIRD GRADE
    TEMPLE JOL / TEMPLE KATE
    ISBN: 9781760291938
    Title: CAPTAIN JIMMY COOK DISCOVERS THIRD GRADE
    Author: TEMPLE JOL / TEMPLE KATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jimmy Cook has discovered that he has quite a lot in common with the explorer Captain James Cook. No doubt they were related. So when he finds out that Captain Cook met with a sticky end in Hawaii, he's determined to travel to the island finish what he started. His parents aren't so interested but luckily Jimmy's favourite brand of cereal is running a competition. First prize: an Hawaiian Holiday.Jimmy is going to have to eat a lot of full-fibre Wheetblocks to enter, but big dreams come with a big price. And no price is too big when it comes to Captain James Cook especially if it means beating the world's most annoying person, Alice Toolie.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • CHALLENGE OF THINGS : Thinking Through Troubled Times
    CHALLENGE OF THINGS : Thinking Through Troubled Times
    GRAYLING A C
    ISBN: 9781408864623
    Title: CHALLENGE OF THINGS : Thinking Through Troubled Times
    Author: GRAYLING A C
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular...

    The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers, but this time to collect Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • CHOKE   **Special Price**
    CHOKE **Special Price**
    LAGUNA SOFIE
    ISBN: 9781760297244
    Title: CHOKE **Special Price**
    Author: LAGUNA SOFIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers.

    Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop's chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch - a place of staggering natural beauty that is both a source of peace and danger. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her. She has to make sense of it on her own - and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do.

    A brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power, guns and violence, in which grown-ups can't be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature, The Choke is a compassionate and claustrophobic vision of a child in danger and a society in deep trouble. Sofie Laguna, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Award for The Eye of the Sheep, once again shows she is a writer of rare empathy, originality and blazing talent.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CHURCH OF HER OWN
    CHURCH OF HER OWN
    SENTILLES SARAH
    ISBN: 9780156033329
    Title: CHURCH OF HER OWN
    Author: SENTILLES SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Women have been among the most dynamic and successful ministers in all Protestant denominations; but in divinity school, Sarah Sentilles discovered that some of the best and brightest were having trouble and even leaving the church altogether.What was happening? To find out, she entered the lives of female ministers - women of various ages, races, and denominations - and emerged with the first real portrait of what it's like to lead as a woman of faith today. Filled with humor, heartbreak, and triumph, the women's stories take us from calls to the pulpit through ordinations and service.Despite many churches' resistance - conscious or not - to re-imagining what it means to be a minister, many of these women are achieving remarkable transformations in their congregations.In their inspiring determination to perform the creative, life-giving work to which they are called, these women illuminate a way that the church can revitalize itself.What's at stake is nothing less than the future of the church itself.

    Imprint: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN [USA]
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • CORFU : A NOVEL
    CORFU : A NOVEL
    DESSAIX ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781925143966
    Title: CORFU : A NOVEL
    Author: DESSAIX ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ‘House in Gastouri for rent for 2 mths. Occupant travelling. Reasonable rent.’

    In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he’s never met, a young Australian actor pieces together the strange life story of the Australian writer whose house he’s living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends, his own life begins to appear to him like an illuminating shadowplay of his absent host’s.

    Set in the physical landscapes of the Greek islands, Adelaide and the suburbs of London, Robert Dessaix’s second novel is about the nature of friendship, love, the ordinary and extraordinary. At its core is a perfectly placed meditation on literary landscapes – Homer, Sappho, Cavafy and Chekhov – and the part art can play in making our lives beautiful.

    Imprint: XOUM
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DANGER MUSIC   **Special Price**
    DANGER MUSIC **Special Price**
    AYRES EDDIE
    ISBN: 9781760290696
    Title: DANGER MUSIC **Special Price**
    Author: AYRES EDDIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Eddie Ayres has a lifetime of musical experience - from learning the viola as a child in England and playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for many years, to learning the cello in his thirties and landing in Australia to present an extremely successful ABC Classic FM morning radio show. But all of this time Eddie was Emma Ayres.

    In 2014 Emma was spiralling into a deep depression, driven by anguish about her gender. She quit the radio, travelled, and decided on a surprising path to salvation - teaching music in a war zone. Emma applied for a position at Dr Sarmast's renowned Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, teaching cello to orphans and street kids.

    In Danger Music, Eddie takes us through the bombing and chaos of Kabul, into the lives of the Afghan children who are transported by Bach, Abba, Beethoven and their own exhilarating Afghan music. Alongside these epic experiences, Emma determines to take the final steps to secure her own peace; she becomes the man always there inside - Eddie.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARING TO DRIVE : The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men
    DARING TO DRIVE : The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men
    AL-SHARIF MANAL
    ISBN: 9781471164408
    Title: DARING TO DRIVE : The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men
    Author: AL-SHARIF MANAL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Manal al-Sharif was born in Mecca the year fundamentalism took hold in Saudi Arabia. As a young girl she would burn her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer. But as she became older, the unequal way in which women are treated became too much to bear: she was branded a slut for talking to male colleagues at work; her school-age brother had to chaperone her on business trips and, while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down Saudi streets.

    Her personal rebellion began the day she got behind the wheel of a car: an act that ultimately led to her arrest and imprisonment. Manal's Women2Drive campaign inspired other women to take action. Manal has been lauded by the Oslo Freedom Forum, described by Time Magazine as one of the most 100 most influential people in the world, and she was awarded the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent.
    Daring to Drive is an account of Manal al-Sharif's fight for equality in an unequal society. A visceral coming-of-age tale, it is also a celebration of resilience, the power of education and the strength of female solidarity in the face of hardship.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DARKTOWN
    DARKTOWN
    MULLEN THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780349142074
    Title: DARKTOWN
    Author: MULLEN THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Atlanta, 1948. In this city, all crime is black and white.

    On one side of the tracks are the rich, white neighbourhoods; on the other, Darktown, the African-American area guarded by the city's first black police force of only eight men. These cops are kept near-powerless by the authorities: they can't arrest white suspects; they can't drive a squad car; they must operate out of a dingy basement.

    When a poor black woman is killed in Darktown having been last seen in a car with a rich white man, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust of their community and even their own lives to investigate her death.

    Their efforts bring them up against a brutal old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run Darktown as his own turf - but Dunlow's idealistic young partner, Rakestraw, is a young progressive who may be willing to make allies across colour lines . . .

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEFIANT EARTH : The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene
    DEFIANT EARTH : The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene
    HAMILTON CLIVE
    ISBN: 9781760295967
    Title: DEFIANT EARTH : The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene
    Author: HAMILTON CLIVE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Humans have become so powerful that we are disrupting the functioning of the earth, to the point where scientists now consider we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Clive Hamilton argues this forces us to rethink what kind of creature we humans are, and to acknowledge the power we still have to change the world for good.

    Forget everything you know. Nature is no longer nature. Humans are no longer humans. We have entered a new era -- the Anthropocene. Everything has changed.

    Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth, bringing on a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. The stable environmental conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing.

    What does it mean to have arrived at this point, where human history and Earth history collide? Clive Hamilton argues we need to rethink everything. The modern belief that we are free beings making our own future by taking control of our environment is now indefensible. We have rendered the Earth more unpredictable and less controllable; a disobedient planet. And it's too late to turn back the geological clock.

    We must face the fact that humans are at the centre of the world, even if we must give up the idea we can control the planet. These truths call for a new kind of anthropocentrism, a philosophy by which we might use our power responsibly and find a way to live on a defiant Earth.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS
    DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS
    GRAYLING A C
    ISBN: 9781786072894
    Title: DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS
    Author: GRAYLING A C
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Prompted by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, in Latin America, Russia and the Middle East, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters. In each of five short chapters, he considers a moment in history in which the challenges we face today were first encountered, how they were overcome or not and with what consequences. With the advent of authoritarian leaders and the simultaneous rise of populism, representative democracy appears to be caught between a rock and a hard place, yet it is this space that it must occupy, argues Grayling, if a civilized society, that looks after all its people, is to flourish.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • DESPERATION ROAD
    DESPERATION ROAD
    SMITH MICHAEL FARRIS
    ISBN: 9781843449874
    Title: DESPERATION ROAD
    Author: SMITH MICHAEL FARRIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the vein of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect

    For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sat in Parchman penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His time now up, and believing his debt paid, he returns home only to discover that revenge lives and breathes all around.

    On the day of his release, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a motel room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled across the road in the glow of his own headlights.

    With dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save – his own or that of the woman and child?

    Imprint: NO EXIT PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • DESPERATION ROAD
    DESPERATION ROAD
    SMITH MICHAEL FARRIS
    ISBN: 9781843449911
    Title: DESPERATION ROAD
    Author: SMITH MICHAEL FARRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    In the vein of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect

    For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sat in Parchman penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His time now up, and believing his debt paid, he returns home only to discover that revenge lives and breathes all around.

    On the day of his release, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a motel room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled across the road in the glow of his own headlights.

    With dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save – his own or that of the woman and child?

    Imprint: NO EXIT PRESS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • DETOURS
    DETOURS
    ROGERS TIM
    ISBN: 9781460753354
    Title: DETOURS
    Author: ROGERS TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A charming, honest, funny, sad, tender and beautiful literary memoir. Think Patti Smith meet Dylan Thomas, by way of Banjo Paterson.

    'Of all the utterances delivered to me by strangers, my least favourite after "We can no longer legally serve you" would have to be, "Well, that isn't very rock'n'roll."'

    Tim Rogers of You Am I has always been a complicated man: a hard-drinking musician with the soul of a poet; a flamboyant flâneur; a raconteur, a romantic and a raffish ne'er-do-well. In this offbeat, endearing memoir, Tim walks us through years jam-packed with love, shame, joy, enthusiasms, regrets, fights, family - and music, always music.

    A work of real grace and tenderness, Detours is often impossibly sad and beautiful - but also full of wit, wordplay and punching jolts of larrikin energy to make you laugh out loud.

    'The good news is that our Tim can write. Every sentence trails a floaty scarf. A few of them have a floppy hat over one eye.' Don Walker


    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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