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  • 19 LOVE SONGS
    19 LOVE SONGS
    LEVITHAN DAVID
    ISBN: 9781922268921
    Title: 19 LOVE SONGS
    Author: LEVITHAN DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush.

    A Valentine's Day in the life of Every Day's protagonist 'A'.

    A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing.

    19 Love Songs, from New York Times bestselling author David Levithan, delivers all of these stories and more. Born from Levithan's tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine's Day, this collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse, there's something for every reader here.

    Witty, romantic, and honest, teens (and adults) will come to this collection not only on Valentine's Day, but all year round.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ACTRESS
    ACTRESS
    ENRIGHT ANNE
    ISBN: 9781787332072
    Title: ACTRESS
    Author: ENRIGHT ANNE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is the story of Irish theatre legend, Katherine O'Dell, as written by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings.

    But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine's past, or the world's damage. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own. Then, fame turns to infamy when Katherine decides to commit a bizarre crime.

    Actress is about a daughter's search for the truth- the dark secret in the bright star, and what drove Katherine finally mad.

    Brilliantly capturing the glamour of post-war America and the shabbiness of 1970s Dublin, Actress is an intensely moving, disturbing novel about mothers and daughters and the men in their lives. A scintillating examination of the corrosive nature of celebrity, it is also a sad and triumphant tale of freedom from bad love, and from the avid gaze of the crowd.

    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Publishers
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AGENCY
    AGENCY
    GIBSON WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780241237229
    Title: AGENCY
    Author: GIBSON WILLIAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    San Francisco, 2017.

    In an alternate time track, Hillary Clinton won the election and Donald Trump's political ambitions were thwarted.

    London, 22nd century. Decades of cataclysmic events have killed 80 per cent of humanity. A shadowy start-up hires a young woman named Verity to test a new product- a 'cross-platform personal avatar' that was developed by the military as a form of artificial intelligence.

    Meanwhile, characters in the distant future are using technological time travel to interfere with the election unfolding in 2017. . .

    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AGENT MOLIERE : The Life of John Cairncross, the Fifth Man of the Cambridge Spy Circle
    AGENT MOLIERE : The Life of John Cairncross, the Fifth Man of the Cambridge Spy Circle
    ANDREWS GEOFF
    ISBN: 9781788311304
    Title: AGENT MOLIERE : The Life of John Cairncross, the Fifth Man of the Cambridge Spy Circle
    Author: ANDREWS GEOFF
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Cambridge Spies continue to fascinate - but one of them, John Cairncross, has always been more of an enigma than the others. He worked alone and was driven by his hostility to Fascism rather than to the promotion of Communism. During his war-time work at Bletchley Park, he passed documents to the Soviets which went on to influence the Battle of Kursk. Now, Geoff Andrews has access to the Cairncross papers and secrets, and has spoken to friends, relatives and former colleagues. A complex individual emerges a scholar as well as a spy whose motivations have often been misunderstood. After his resignation from the Civil Service, Cairncross moved to Italy and here he rebuilt his life as a foreign correspondent, editor and university professor. This gave him new circles and friendships which included the writer Graham Greene while he always lived with the fear that his earlier espionage would come to light.

    The full account of Cairncross's spying, his confession and his dramatic public exposure as the 'fifth man' will be told here for the first time, while also unveiling the story of his post-espionage life.

    Imprint: I B TAURIS
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AMERICAN SUNRISE : Poems
    AMERICAN SUNRISE : Poems
    HARJO JOY
    ISBN: 9781324003861
    Title: AMERICAN SUNRISE : Poems
    Author: HARJO JOY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

    In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history. In An American Sunrise, Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice.

    A descendent of storytellers and "one of our finest-and most complicated-poets" (Los Angeles Review of Books), Joy Harjo continues her legacy with this latest powerful collection.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $40.95

    Price: $40.95
  • ART AND FEAR AND ART AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
    ART AND FEAR AND ART AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
    VIRILIO PAUL
    ISBN: 9781474244107
    Title: ART AND FEAR AND ART AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
    Author: VIRILIO PAUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paul Virilio is one of contemporary continental thought's most original and provocative critical voices. His vision of the impact of modern technology on the contemporary global condition is powerful and disturbing, ranging over art, architecture, science, politics, visual culture and warfare.

    In Art and Fear, Virilio traces the twin development of art and science over the 20th century. In his provocative vision, art and science vie with each other for the destruction of the human form as we know it. This is a radical take on the state of art for a post-human and post-historical world. In Art as Far as the Eye Can See Virilio considers the effects that the technological advances of the 20th century have had on art, aesthetics and politics and looks at the way in which these technologies alienate us from our physical environment.


    Imprint: I B TAURIS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BANJO
    BANJO
    KIEZA GRANTLEE
    ISBN: 9780733335914
    Title: BANJO
    Author: KIEZA GRANTLEE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Balladeer, bushman, soldier, foreign correspondent - the remarkable life of Australia's greatest storyteller

    In Grantlee Kieza's landmark biography, we discover the real Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson. Australia's most celebrated poet and storyteller helped define our national traits of loyalty, mateship and laconic humour, but he did and was so much more. A soldier in the Boer War and WWI, the balladeer bushman was also a solicitor, newspaper editor, columnist, war and foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster.

    Close friends with many luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig, Breaker Morant and Henry Lawson, the tennis ace, notorious ladies man, brilliant jockey and celebrated polo player was eye witness to many of the great moments in Australian 20th century history.

    Extensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve, Banjo is a rich and captivating portrait of our most celebrated poet and a truly great Australian.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BASS ROCK
    BASS ROCK
    WYLD EVIE
    ISBN: 9781760894757
    Title: BASS ROCK
    Author: WYLD EVIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1720s Scotland, a priest and his son get lost in the forest, transporting a witch to the coast to stop her from being killed by the village.

    In the sad, slow years after the Second World War, Ruth finds herself the replacement wife to a recent widower and stepmother to his two young boys, installed in a huge house by the sea and haunted by those who have come before.

    Fifty years later, Viv is cataloguing the valuables left in her dead grandmother's seaside home, when she uncovers long-held secrets of the great house.

    Three women, hundreds of years apart, slip into each other's lives in a novel of darkness, violence and madness.

    Imprint: Vintage
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BELFAST AND THE CAUSEWAY COAST   -   Lonely Planet Pocket
    BELFAST AND THE CAUSEWAY COAST - Lonely Planet Pocket
    1ST EDITION
    ISBN: 9781788684682
    Title: BELFAST AND THE CAUSEWAY COAST - Lonely Planet Pocket
    Author: 1ST EDITION
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lonely Planet's Pocket Belfast & the Causeway Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the coastline's clifftop paths; journey back in time at the incredible Titanic Belfast; and browse St George's Market. All with your trusted travel companion.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF
    BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF
    JAMES MARLON
    ISBN: 9780241981856
    Title: BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF
    Author: JAMES MARLON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter - and he always works alone. But when he is engaged to find a child who disappeared three years ago, he must break his own rules, joining a group of eight very different mercenaries working together to find the boy.

    Following the lost boy's scent from one ancient city to another, into dense forests and across deep rivers, Tracker starts to wonder- Who is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And most important of all, who is telling the truth and who is lying?

    Drawing from vivid African history and mythology, Marlon James weaves a saga of breathtaking adventure and powerful intrigue - a mesmerizing, unique meditation on the nature of truth and power.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BLOWOUT : Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    BLOWOUT : Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    MADDOW RACHEL
    ISBN: 9781847926364
    Title: BLOWOUT : Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    Author: MADDOW RACHEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Corrupt? Yes. Unimaginably lucrative? Of course. But the enemy of democracy? Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we've never seen it before.

    Blowout is a blackly comic switchback journey with America's most incisive political journalist, from Washington to Siberia and Equatorial Guinea, from deep within the earth's crust to the icy Arctic seas. We witness the underground detonation of a nuclear bomb, an inept Russian spy ring, an international financial crisis, and murdered cows. And what it reveals is not just the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas but why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election.

    Because Russia's rich reserves of crude have in fact stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbours, and the West's alliances.

    The oil and gas industry has polluted oceans and rivers but also polluted democracy itself - in developing and developed countries. It has propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, 'like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can't really blame the lion. It's in her nature.'

    Blowout is our final wake-up call- to stop subsidizing oil and gas, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world's most destructive industry. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow writes, 'Democracy either wins this one or disappears.'

    Imprint: Random House Publishing
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BOOTS
    BOOTS
    RHOOK NADIA
    ISBN: 9781760801182
    Title: BOOTS
    Author: RHOOK NADIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The past lives in every step.


    boots are here a symbol and a tool - a heel of feminine desire and a dirt-trodden shoe that cushions feet on paths to power and property, leaving trails of violence and pain. Memories jump and jar in these poems, loosening history from the grip of archives and footnotes to nourish the imagination, freeing me to speak back to my ancestors and the European men who co-created the edifices of 19th Century colonisation. boots looks in mirrors and across seas to dream big. At its restless heart, it draws history closer to my body.

    Imprint: University of WA Publishing
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • BUMBLEBUNNIES : The Balloon (BumbleBunnies #4)
    BUMBLEBUNNIES : The Balloon (BumbleBunnies #4)
    BASE GRAEME
    ISBN: 9781460754030
    Title: BUMBLEBUNNIES : The Balloon (BumbleBunnies #4)
    Author: BASE GRAEME
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the creator of the internationally acclaimed picture book, Animalia Another exciting Bumblebunnies adventure!

    Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck are looking forward to a quiet afternoon in the garden.But a stray balloon is heading for the rose bush. Oh no!

    When disaster strikes, who will save the day?

    From the award-winning, bestselling creator of Animalia comes a new series to delight young readers

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS
    CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS
    GRAY ANISSA
    ISBN: 9781984802446
    Title: CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS
    Author: GRAY ANISSA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Butler family has had their share of trials-as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest-but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.

    Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with, and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband, Proctor, are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from being one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.

    As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister's teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as gripping as it is important.

    Imprint: BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • CASE NOTES
    CASE NOTES
    STAVANGER DAVID
    ISBN: 9781760801199
    Title: CASE NOTES
    Author: STAVANGER DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning collection The Special, this electric new body of work by poet David Stavanger is a mix tape of free verse, lyric poetry, found text and flash fiction documenting lived mental health experience.


    Utilising his renowned observational humour and playing with the absurdist nature of institutional language, Stavanger interrogates the unreliable narration of diagnosis: in private, in public and in surrealist spaces where it becomes increasingly unclear who is under the microscope. In short character studies, informal experiments and longer sequenced poems this collection unpacks toxic masculinity and fatherhood, online and domestic tensions, the truth of confessional poetry, myths of 'madness' inherited by blood, and the canine as both avatar and familiar of the black dog.


    This is a poetic memoir for those who don't believe the hype.

    Imprint: University of WA Publishing
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • CHERRY BEACH
    CHERRY BEACH
    MCPHEE-BROWNE LAURA
    ISBN: 9781922268501
    Title: CHERRY BEACH
    Author: MCPHEE-BROWNE LAURA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    We arrived on a Tuesday, I can remember that. I can remember Hetty's hand in mine as we moved slowly down the steps of the escalator, as if standing completely still would have been harder than moving.

    Hetty and Ness, best friends since childhood, have left suburban Melbourne for the first time to live abroad. Hetty is charming and captivating, the life of the party. Ness is a wallflower, hopelessly in love with her. In the student quarter of Toronto, the pair take a room in a share house full of self-assured creatives. Hetty disappears into barkeeping work and a whirlwind nightlife, while Ness drifts aimlessly.

    But when Ness finds Hope one day in the art gallery, an intense affair develops. There are new friends, too, and a job- at last her life starts to make some sense. And Hetty's starts spectacularly to fall apart, in a mess of bad drugs and bad men.

    As winter freezes the lakeside city, the dark undercurrents of Hetty's character-abusive relationships, a dangerous obsession with bodies of water-become ever stronger. Ness may lose the person she loves more than anyone else in the world.

    Beautifully written and intimate, Cherry Beach is a revelatory story of friendship and desire.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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