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Any Ordinary Day
Any Ordinary Day Leigh Sales
The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.
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Out of the Forest
Out of the Forest Gregory Smith
What makes a man turn his back on society? What makes him return?
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The Arsonist
The Arsonist Chloe Hooper
On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The Tall Man, is the story of that man, the fire he lit, and the people who were killed.
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Boy
Boy Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true.
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Stasiland
Stasiland Anna Funder
Anna Funder’s Samuel Johnson Prize-winning Stasiland is an Australian classic, the definitive account of tyranny and resistance in the former East Germany.
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Fake
Fake Stephanie Wood
A powerful, richly layered investigative story for our times, drawing on the personal stories of the author and other women who have been drawn into relationships based on duplicity and false hope.
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How to Make Gravy
How to Make Gravy Paul Kelly
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter.
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The Tall Man
The Tall Man Chloe Hooper
The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell.
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Unbreakable
Unbreakable Jelena Dokic, Jess Halloran
The story of Jelena Dokic, in her words
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The Bush
The Bush Don Watson
A milestone work of memoir, travel writing and history, The Bush by Don Watson takes us on a profoundly revelatory and entertaining journey through the Australian landscape and character.
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No Spin
No Spin Shane Warne, Mark Nicholas
No Spin is the last word on Shane Warne’s extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch.
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An Angel At My Table
An Angel At My Table Janet Frame
With a heartfelt introduction from Jane Campion. Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections.
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Perfect Stranger: A true story
Perfect Stranger: A true story Kay Schubach
A classy train wreck – a rare insight into what happens when a smart woman falls for a bad man who promises her everything she thought she wanted.
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Left for Dead
Left for Dead Laurence Barlow, Samantha Barlow, Sue Williams
Samantha could have been any woman - her attacker was a junkie after money. Her story touched people everywhere: her resilience, her indomitable spirit and her triumphant return to work after 22 months of rehab is an inspiration to all Australians.
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Rescue at 2100 Hours
Rescue at 2100 Hours Tom Trumble
A World War II story of courage, cruelty, friendship and the extraordinary things ordinary men must do to survive.
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Will to Live
Will to Live Diane Ames, Matthew Ames
Matthew Ames had a one per cent chance of survival after becoming a quadruple amputee. This is the story of his triumphant recovery, and his family's courage in working together to make Matthew's life as normal as possible.
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The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend
The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy
Fred tells stories of living on the smell of an oily rag, rescuing battlers, and becoming embroiled in some of the most bizarre adventures imaginable. This is one helluva life, full of hardship, hilarity and unexpected turns, including Fred being inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame and receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia.
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Choose Your Own Autobiography
Choose Your Own Autobiography Neil Patrick Harris
Choose incorrectly and you'll find misery, heartbreak, and a hideous death by piranhas. All this, plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor, and even a closing song. Yes, if you buy one book this year, congratulations on being above the average, and make that book Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!
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Our Vietnam Nurses
Our Vietnam Nurses Annabelle Brayley
From flying with critically wounded Australian soldiers out of turbulent war zones, to being held at gunpoint, the compassion, courage and grace under fire in Our Vietnam Nurses will inspire and astound.
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Aussie Midwives
Aussie Midwives Fiona McArthur
Funny one minute and heartbreaking the next, Aussie Midwives explores the joys, emotion and drama of childbirth and the lasting effect it has on the people who work in this extraordinary profession.
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A Passionate Life
A Passionate Life Ita Buttrose
The new edition of Ita Buttrose's autobiography, updated and expanded.
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Island Home
Island Home Tim Winton
‘This country leans in on you. Like family. To my way of thinking, it is family.’
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