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THE PASSAGE OF LOVE
IN THE MIDST OF WINTER
A.S. Patric Paperback RRP $ 29.95
A.S. Patric Paperback RRP $ 32.99 Critically acclaimed Miles Franklin award winner Alex Miller’s new work is an exquisitely personal novel of love and creativity. In a rich blend of thoughtful and beautifully observed writing, the lives of a husband and wife are laid bare in their passionate struggle to engage with their individual creativity.
A haunting new novel form the winner of the Miles Franklin. The story takes place over one day and night, New Year’s Eve, 1939. The RMS Aquitania steams across the Atlantic Ocean. On the horizon, the world is about to explode.
Isabel Allende Hardback RRP $ 39.99 Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, an unexpected friendship blossoms between three people thrown together by circumstance. A beautifully crafted, multi-generational story of struggle, endurance and friendship against the odds.
NON-FICTION WORKING CLASS MAN
THE RIVER OF CONSCIOUSNESS
BURKE AND WILLS
Jimmy Barnes Hardback RRP $ 49.99
Oliver Sacks Paperback RRP $ 32.99
Peter FitzSimons Hardback RRP $ 49.99
It’s a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. The sequel to the bestselling Working Class Boy is a spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction. This self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia’s greatest rock’n’roll story.
Advances in neuroscience have revolutionised our ability to visualise the brain in action. The River of Consciousness is a remarkable culmination of a lifetime’s research into the way the brain works by the celebrated late neurologist Oliver Sacks.
The iconic Australian exploration story brought to life by Peter FitzSimons, Australia’s storyteller. Despite their tragic fates, Burke and Wills have become synonymous with perseverance and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. They live on in our nation’s history - and their story remains immediate and compelling.
CHILDREN’S & YA THE VERY NOISY BABY
BAD DAD David Walliams & Tony Ross (Illus) Paperback RRP $19.99
Alison Lester Hardback RRP $ 24.99 Here is the story of a very noisy baby. The baby loves to make all kinds of sounds. She’s really very loud. But when some animals in the town go missing, can the very noisy baby help? Find out in this wonderfully boisterous story, full of action, fun (and noise!) from one of Australia’s most loved picture-book creators. Age: 0+
6 November release, advance orders welcome
The new heartwarming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heartwarming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison! Age: 8+
A LONG WAY FROM HOME Peter Carey Paperback RRP $ 32.99 Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in western Victoria. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent. With them is their navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher. Set in the 1950s, this vivid and lively novel reminds us how Europeans took possession of a timeless culture – the high purpose they invented and the crimes they committed along the way.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel. Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize twice and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times.
SAGA LAND THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE Jaclyn Moriarty Hardback RRP $ 22.99
Bronte Mettlestone’s parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia. Age: 10+
Richard Fidler & Kári Gíslason Hardback RRP $ 39.99 A new friendship. An unforgettable journey. A beautiful and bloody history. This is Iceland as you’ve never read it before. Together, broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason travel across Iceland, to the places where the Icelandic sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery – a gift from Kári’s Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.
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A hilarious rollercoaster ride of life behind the curtains with Australia’s funniest rising star of comedy.
“ What Happened is not one book, but many. It is a candid and blackly funny account of her mood in the direct aftermath of losing to Donald J. Trump. It is a postmortem, in which she is both coroner and corpse. It is a feminist manifesto. It is a score-settling jubilee…. It is worth reading.” —The New York Times
WINNER THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
2017 NEW SERIES FROM
CRICKET SUPERSTAR MITCHELL STARC
By DAVE HUGHES & HOLLY IFE PHILIP BUNTING (illus) Martha May has marvellous manners. She always says ‘please’ and ‘thank you’... and she most certainly DOES NOT FART! But what will happen on the day of the Baked Bean Bonanza?! Catch a whiff of this hilarious tale about finally letting go, from Dave Hughes, Holly Ife and Philip Bunting. Age: 3+
Join Mitch Starc and his U10’s cricket team in a mighty test when it’s AUSSIES VS ENGLAND! The greatest rivalry of them all! Age: 7+
RRP $ 9.99
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