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            Rising Heart
             

            Rising Heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Only Way Home: One Woman, Two Donkeys and an Extraordinary Outback Journey of Healing and Renewal

            The Only Way Home: One Woman, Two Donkeys and an Extraordinary Outback Journey of Healing and Renewal (Paperback)

            By Byron, Liz

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            On a warm day in May 2004 Liz Byron set off from Cooktown with her two companions, donkeys Grace and Charley, on a self-imposed challenge to walk 2500 kilometres of the Bicentennial National Trail over 9 months. This epic journey was a rite of passage to mark leaving 40 years of ...marriage and embarking on life as a single woman at the age of 61. She foresaw that self-reliance, physical stamina and route-finding would be challenges but couldn't have known how the environment in Queensland was to test her to the limit. Years of drought had left much of her route a dusty wasteland, without food or water for her animals. Years of suffering from childhood abuse and a family tragedy had left her unwilling to ask for help. Walking became a meditation, an exercise in being in the moment even when that moment was 43 degrees or she hadn't eaten for 7 hours. In her moving memoir, Liz reveals how she healed herself step by step on the way to her new home in northern NSW - by learning to trust her intuition, the wisdom of her animals and the kindness of strangers.
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            ISBN 9781925868203
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories
             

            New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marsh, Bill

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            From the pilots, doctors and nurses who spread their 'mantle of safety' throughout the remote inland of Australia, as well as the men and women they treat on the ground, comes a brand-new collection of Flying Doctor yarns as told to master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh.

            ISBN 9780733325519
            Published AU 1 Oct 2010
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Great Australian Stories
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            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Challen, Craig; Harris, Richard

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            'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre...ath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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            ISBN 9781760890957
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            This Barren Rock: A True Tale of Shipwreck and Survival on the Southern Seas
              

            This Barren Rock: A True Tale of Shipwreck and Survival on the Southern Seas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Haisman, Sylvie

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            In 1875 the clipper Strathmore ploughs into the jagged rocks of the remote Crozet Islands, en route to New Zealand drowning half her passengers and crew.

            ISBN 9780733325557
            Published AU 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher ABC Books
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            The Great Cave Rescue: The Extraordinary Story of the Thai Boy Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave for 18 Days

            The Great Cave Rescue: The Extraordinary Story of the Thai Boy Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave for 18 Days (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Massola, James

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            Keen to go exploring after soccer practice, the boys of the Wild Boars soccer team ignored the sign at the cave entrance warning visitors not to enter during the monsoon season. What ensued was a high-stakes international mission which very nearly didn't succeed. The ordeal rivet...ed millions around the world. First came the awful news that twelve Thai boys aged 11 to 16 and their young coach were missing. Then the flickering video of the huddle of anxious and hungry boys found by a pair of British divers nine days later. But the most difficult part was yet to come. Monsoon rains had raised the water level in the cave system, and the 13 were caught in an air pocket, surrounded by rising muddy water, nearly four kilometres from the cave entrance. None of them knew how to dive. Expert Australian, British, American, Chinese and other international divers joined the Thai Navy SEALs and hundreds of local volunteers to mount one of the most risky and complex rescue operations the world has ever seen. Australian doctor Richard Harris and his dive partner Craig Challen were among the last out of the cave, 18 days later. This is the complete story of the remarkable rescue at Tham Luang cave.
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            ISBN 9781760529741
            Published AU 14 Nov 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Pull of the Stars

            The Pull of the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donoghue, Emma

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            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room.

            ISBN 9781529046168
            Released AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Wild Silence
             

            The Wild Silence (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival
              

            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival (Hardback)

            By Duberman, Martin

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            In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people, most... of them gay men, were dead from AIDS-related complications--among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, The Battlefield of AIDS is historian Martin Duberman's poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who moved to New York, became a leading figure in the organized effort to fight the disease; Hemphill, an African-American gay man in Washington, D.C., contributed to the black gay and lesbian flowering of the Second Harlem Renaissance. Both men died at the age of 38. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, and identity during the AIDS epidemic's bleakest years, The Battlefield of AIDS captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair.
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            ISBN 9781595589453
            Released AU 18 Mar 2014
            Publisher The New Press
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            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia
             

            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia (Paperback)

            By Carpenter, Teresa

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            Arlyne Weiss grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the daughter of a Jewish mobster who ran an auto sales business as a front.

            ISBN 9780008398699
            Released AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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