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Things My Mother Taught Me features stories of high profile mothers, and high profile people - from young actors, television personalities and older intellectuals to a famous chef, a fashion designer, a comedian, and many more - reflecting on their own relationsh... read more

Things My Mother Taught Me
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Stern, playful, encouraging, hard-working, tough or loving - no matter how we describe our own father, he leaves an indelible imprint. Claire Halliday spoke with a range of well-known Australians who shared their stories about the way their dads shape their lives... read more

Things My Father Taught Me
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The New York Times bestseller ***As heard on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Breakfast, and BBC Radio 5 Live*** A riveting tale of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father ... read more

The Girl Who Smiled Beads
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The audacious and elegiac second installment in her 'living autobiography' on writing and womanhood, from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming HomeFollowing the acclaimed Things I Don't Want to Know, Deborah Levy returns to the subject o... read more

The Cost of Living
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Shimon Peres, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, caps his legacy with this final book, completed shortly before his death - a majestic, intimate, and personal... read more

No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel
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These are the last adult witnesses -- in their own words. When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, he quickly began to realise his dream of a racially superior nation free of 'inferior' groups. His goal included... read more

We Are Here Talking with Australia's Oldest Holocaust Survivors
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One of five children from a poverty-stricken home in rural Tasmania, Alannah Hill grew up with fear and chaos her constant companions. She left home at age fifteen, her mother's critical voice embedded in her brain, and began to r... read more

Butterfly on a Pin: A Memoir of Love, Despair and Reinvention
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'Oliver Sacks-meets-When Breath Becomes Air ... Barbara Lipska's remarkable story illuminates the many mysteries of our fragile yet resilient brains.' LISA GENOVA, bestselling author of Still Alice and Every Note Played ... read more

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery
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As children, Jessie Cole and her brother Jake ran wild, free to roam their rainforest home as they pleased. They had each other, parents who adored them, and two mysterious, beautiful, clever half-sisters, Billie and Zoe, who came to visit every holidays. But when Jessie w... read more

Staying: A Memoir
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From celebrated literary critic Michelle Dean, a powerful portrait of ten women writers who managed to make their voices heard amid a culture of sexism

Sharp: The Women Who Made An Art of Having an Opinion
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When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo as a young film student in 1975, he found a feverish and surreal metropolis in the midst of an economic boom, where everything seemed new and history only remained in fragments.
Through his adventures in the world of avant-garde theatr... read more

A Tokyo Romance
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Awards:Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction 2017 (Australia). Long-listed for Indie Book Award for Non-fiction 2018 (Australia).

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife ... but as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to ... read more

The Trauma Cleaner
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