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            The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

            The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (Hardback)

            By Flanagan, Richard

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            In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying-if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and ...a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her others are similarly vanishing, but no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into a strangely beautiful novel about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots. An ember storm of a novel, this is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving-and astonishing-best.
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            ISBN 9781760899943
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Life After Truth
             

            Life After Truth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dovey, Ceridwen

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Fifteen years after graduating from Harvard, five close friends on the cusp of middle age are still pursuing an elusive happiness and wondering if they've wasted their youthful opportunities. Jules, already a famous actor when she arrived on campus, is changing in mysterious ways... but won't share what is haunting her. Mariam and Rowan, who married young, are struggling with the demands of family life and starting to regret prioritising meaning over wealth in their careers. Eloise, now a professor who studies the psychology of happiness, is troubled by her younger wife's radical politics. And Jomo, founder of a luxury jewellery company, has been carrying an engagement ring around for months, unsure whether his girlfriend is the one. The soul searching begins in earnest at their much-anticipated college reunion weekend on the Harvard campus, when the most infamous member of their class, Frederick - senior advisor and son of the recently elected and loathed US President - turns up dead. Old friends often think they know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love - and to ourselves . . .
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            ISBN 9781760895365
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Maestro: Goldsworthy
              

            Maestro: Goldsworthy (Paperback)

            By FERRARI

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            Excellent in-depth study guide on this Australian novel written by Peter Goldsworthy with background notes on the period and context to set your understanding of the story, characters and issues. Ideal for senior secondary students or university/college students.

            ISBN 9781875882069
            Published AU 31 Dec 1997
            Publisher Insight Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Insight Text Guide
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            My Brilliant Career
             

            My Brilliant Career (Hardback, Contains 1 Hardback)

            By Franklin, Miles

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            My Brilliant Career, by Mile Franklin, recounts the story of Sybylla, a rebellious young girl growing up in early 20th century Australia. Refusing to be bound to her rich and handsome suitor, Sybylla embarks on a journey to discover her own personal passion and the importance of ...choosing one's destiny. From its depiction of early rural life in the country to a timeless account of romance and the meaning of independence, the novel became one of the major Australian works of its time.
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            ISBN 9780648509820
            Published AU 25 Oct 2019
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            Black Diggers

            Black Diggers (Paperback)

            By Wright, Tom

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            One hundred years ago, in 1914, a bullet from an assassin's gun in Sarajevo sparked a war that ignited the globe. Patriotic young men all over the world lined up to join the fight - including hundreds of Indigenous Australians. Shunned and downtrodden in their own country - and i...n fact banned by their own government from serving in the military - Aboriginal men stepped up to enlist. Undaunted, these bold souls took up arms to defend the free world in its time of greatest need. For them, facing the horror of war on a Gallipoli beach was an escape from the shackles of racism at home, at a time when Aboriginal people stood by, segregated, unable to vote, unable to act as their children were ripped from them. When the survivors came back from the war, there was no heroes' welcome - just a shrug, and a return to drudgery and oppression. Black Diggers is the story of these men - a story of honour and sacrifice that has been covered up and almost forgotten. Written by Tom Wright and originally directed by Wesley Enoch, Black Diggers is the culmination of painstaking research into the lives and deaths of the thousand or so Indigenous soldiers who fought for the British Commonwealth in World War I. Grand in scale and scope, it draws from in-depth interviews with the families of Black Diggers who heard the call to arms from all over Australia, as well as conversations with veterans, historians and academics. Young men will step from the blank pages of history to share their compelling stories - and after the curtain falls, we will finally remember them.
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            ISBN 9781921390814
            Published AU 27 Jan 2015
            Publisher Playlab Press
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            Literary Wonderlands: A Journey through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

            Literary Wonderlands: A Journey through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created (Hardback)

            By Miller, Laura

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            From the advent of the first works of literature many millennia ago, writers have used imaginary worlds both to entertain their readers and to examine concepts, highlight key issues and consider their personal beliefs about the society, natural surroundings and experience of bein...g of which they are a part. Lovingly researched and beautifully produced, Literary Wonderlands explores the most fantastic and influential fictional worlds in literary history and delves into the captivating features of their formation - from the writer's own lives to the relevance of their fiction within a broader social context and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of their composition. This truly global collection draws on texts from around the world, spanning over two thousand years of creative endeavour to offer up enchanting and universally appealing tales of imaginary worlds, old and new. Roaming from well-known worlds to less traversed terrain, Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for anyone who has ever been transported to another place through the power of the written world.
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            ISBN 9781743792803
            Published AU 1 Nov 2016
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            The Best Australian Poetry 2009

            The Best Australian Poetry 2009 (Paperback)

            By Wearne, Alan

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            In its seventh year, Alan Wearne brings to this collection his endless inquisitiveness and his mastery of the infinite complexity of Australian social life. His selection of 40 poems from Australia's print and online journals, from both well-known and up-and-coming poets, shows u...s of the many radically different ways that poetry can portray lives.
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            ISBN 9780702237362
            Published AU 26 Oct 2009
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
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            Series Best Australian Poetry
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            Mao's Last Dancer
              

            Mao's Last Dancer (Paperback)

            By Cunxin, Li

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              3 Nov 20

            Before you can fly, you have to be free. In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, more interested in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some str...ange men come to his school - Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star- Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Since its release in 2003, Mao's Last Dancer has sold all around the world and been made into a major motion picture. Like millions of other peasants' lives, it was a story that nearly vanished amidst revolution and chaos. It's a story of courage, a mother's love, a young boy's longing for freedom - a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity and pride.
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            ISBN 9781760899219
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Dreamhunter
               

            Dreamhunter (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Knox, Elizabeth

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            Set in 1906, this work describes a world very similar to ours, except for a special place, where only a select group of people can go. These are the Dreamhunters and they harvest dreams, which are then transmitted to the general public. This work is suitable for children aged 11 ...and above.
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            ISBN 9780732281939
            Published AU 27 Apr 2005
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Dreamhunter
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            Dreamquake
              

            Dreamquake (Paperback, New title)

            By Knox, Elizabeth

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            The story continues dramatically as Grace, overdreamt by Laura, introduces a nightmare instead of the happy holiday dream programmed to a packed Opera House audience, with chaotic results.

            ISBN 9780732281946
            Published AU 1 Feb 2007
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Series Dreamhunter
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