Block of Books
  •  
  • WHITE GIRL
    WHITE GIRL
    BIRCH TONY
    ISBN: 9780702260384
    Title: WHITE GIRL
    Author: BIRCH TONY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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 removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves.


    In The White Girl, Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and the devastating government policy of taking Indigenous children from their families.

    Imprint: University of Queensland Press
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • WHITE TEARS / BROWN SCARS
    WHITE TEARS / BROWN SCARS
    HAMAD RUBY
    ISBN: 9780522875584
    Title: WHITE TEARS / BROWN SCARS
    Author: HAMAD RUBY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A confronting reality check for the privileged position of the white woman.

    When white people cry foul it is often people of colour who suffer. White tears have a potency that silences racial minorities. White Tears/Brown Scars blows open the inconvenient truth that when it comes to race, white entitlement is too often masked by victimhood. Never is this more obvious than the dealings between women of colour and white women.

    What happens when racism and sexism collide? Ruby Hamad provides some confronting answers.

    Imprint: Melbourne University Press
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WILD SWANS : THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA
    WILD SWANS : THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA
    CHANG JUNG
    ISBN: 9780007463404
    Title: WILD SWANS : THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA
    Author: CHANG JUNG
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The publication of ‘Wild Swans' in 1991 was a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did it become the best-selling non-fiction book in British publishing history, with sales of well over two million, it was received with unanimous critical acclaim, and was named the winner of the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year Award.

    Few books have ever had such an impact on their readers. Through the story of three generations of women – grandmother, mother and daughter – ‘Wild Swans' tells nothing less than the whole tumultuous history of China's tragic twentieth century, from sword-bearing warlords to Chairman Mao, from the Manchu Empire to the Cultural Revolution. At times terrifying, at times astonishing, always deeply moving, ‘Wild Swans' is a book in a million, a true story with all the passion and grandeur of a great novel.

    Jung Chang's introduction brings her own story up to date, describing the effect ‘Wild Swans'' success has had on her life.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WISH - TEXT CLASSICS
    WISH - TEXT CLASSICS
    GOLDSWORTHY PETER
    ISBN: 9781922147035
    Title: WISH - TEXT CLASSICS
    Author: GOLDSWORTHY PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Introduced by James Bradley.

    'I'm not deaf, but I've always felt more at home in Sign. Both my parents are deaf. Deaf as posts. Deaf as adders, deaf as beetles. And proud as peacocks, Deaf Pride long before there was a word, or a sign, for it. I learnt to speak with my hands from birth; there was no other way of reaching my parents...' J.J. is back living at home in Adelaide, unemployed and drifting after a messy divorce. Then he is offered a job teaching Sign to Eliza. His new pupil is smart, sensitive, attractive - and a gorilla recently liberated from a medical research laboratory by animal rights activists. First published in 1995, the third novel by the acclaimed writer Peter Goldsworthy is unique in Australian literature: a dazzling, moving story about scientific experimentation and ethics, language and love.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • WOLFE ISLAND
    WOLFE ISLAND
    TRELOAR LUCY
    ISBN: 9781760553159
    Title: WOLFE ISLAND
    Author: TRELOAR LUCY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    My father always said with a name like Kitty Hawke I'd surely fly away. He said my mother should have thought of that before she named me. It was the way on the island, time out of mind. . . Times have changed.

    Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation, until one night her pregnant granddaughter rows ashore, desperate, begging for sanctuary.

    For years, Kitty has kept herself to herself, with only the company of her wolfdog, Girl; unconcerned by the world outside, or perhaps merely avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following the children, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will protect them as fiercely as her name suggests...

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WOMAN LIKE HER : The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch
    WOMAN LIKE HER : The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch
    MAHER SANAM
    ISBN: 9781526607577
    Title: WOMAN LIKE HER : The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch
    Author: MAHER SANAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    A beautiful woman in winged eyeliner and a low-cut top lies on a bed urging her favourite cricketer to win the next match. In another post, she pouts at the camera from a hot tub. She posts a selfie with a cleric, wearing his cap at a jaunty angle. Her posts are viewed millions of times and the comments beneath them are full of hate. As her notoriety grows, the comments made about her on national talk shows are just as vitriolic. They call her Pakistan's Kim Kardashian, they say she'll do anything for attention. When she's murdered, they're transfixed by the footage of her body.
    Drawing on interviews and in-depth research, Sanam Maher pieces together Qandeel's life from the village where she grew up in the backwaters of rural Pakistan, to her stint in a women's shelter after escaping her marriage, to her incarnation as a social media sensation and the Muslim world's most unlikely feminist icon.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WRITERS ROOM : Conversations about Writing
    WRITERS ROOM : Conversations about Writing
    WOOD CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781760293345
    Title: WRITERS ROOM : Conversations about Writing
    Author: WOOD CHARLOTTE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Charlotte Wood's online journal The Writer's Room has become essential reading for writers at all stages of their careers, and also pure reading pleasure for booklovers everywhere.

    Charlotte's interviews with a wide range of well-known writers range in topic from the subject matter of the writers' work to quite intricate - and intimate - revelations about the ways in which they work. Charlotte's subjects are frank about the failures and successes, the struggles and triumphs of the writing life, and extremely generous in their revelations. A must-read for writers and readers.

    'For writers, an indispensable resource; for readers, a pure pleasure.' - Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic, The Australian..'A rich and sympathetic resource which goes straight to the heart of creativity.' - Joan London, author The Golden Age, Gilgamesh

    'These interviews have consistently provided me with the the best descriptions of a writer's craft I could hope to find. Invaluable.' - Sophie Cunningham, author Bird and Geography

    'Lets its readers eavesdrop on the best of conversations - erudite, interesting, always inspirational.' - Ashley Hay, author The Railwayman's Wife

    'Interviews of grit and stamina - real talk between two adult writers about the hard yards of writing. There's never an issue that doesn't provide an insight worth bottling.' - Ailsa Piper, author Sinning Across Spain

    'Thoughtful & enlightening on craft, practice & process; gems to return to many times over.' - Carrie Tiffany, author Mateship with Birds, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • YIELD
    YIELD
    WINCH TARA JUNE
    ISBN: 9780143785750
    Title: YIELD
    Author: WINCH TARA JUNE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things- baayanha.

    Knowing that he will soon die, Albert 'Poppy' Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind.

    August Gondiwindi has been living on the other side of the world for ten years when she learns of her grandfather's death. She returns home for his burial, wracked with grief and burdened with all she tried to leave behind. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends she endeavours to save their land - a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river.

    Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch's The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE
    YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE
    BARR DAMIAN
    ISBN: 9781408886090
    Title: YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE
    Author: BARR DAMIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The book that will change the way you see the world.

    2010. Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he's not turning out right, his ma and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they 'make men out of boys'. Guaranteed.

    1901. The height of the second Boer War in South Africa. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise: they will be safe.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
Page: 1 .. 5 6 7 8 9