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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Took the Children Away

            Took the Children Away (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roach, Archie; Illustrated by Hunter, Ruby

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            Archie Roach AM's deeply personal song, 'Took the Children Away', from his 1990 debut album, Charcoal Lane, was the first song ever to receive a prestigious Australian Human Rights Award. Its impact was immediate, shining a stark light on Australia's shameful past practices of re...moving children from their families. The song also speaks of love and reconnection and has travelled across seas into the hearts of First Nations communities everywhere. One dark day, when Archie was just two years old, big black government cars came to his home at Framlingham Aboriginal Mission in southwest Victoria. They forcibly took Archie away from his mother, father and family - everything he had ever known. They took away thousands of other Aboriginal children, right around Australia. Powerful people had decided that these children would be better off living and learning all the white man's ways. Frightened and alone, they grew up in institutions and foster homes. They became known as the Stolen Generations. Ruby Hunter was one of those children, too, only eight when she was taken from the loving arms of her grandmother living on the Coorong in South Australia. Archie and Ruby met and fell in love as homeless teenagers and Archie started writing songs to help ease his pain. Archie's songs, loved by fans worldwide, tell a powerful story of survival and renewal, and the healing power of music. In this special 30th anniversary edition, Archie's iconic lyrics sit alongside evocative illustrations by his beloved soulmate and musical collaborator, Ruby Hunter. Also included are Archie's recollections of his family and rare historical photographs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this book contains images of people who are deceased or who may now be deceased.
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            ISBN 9781760857219
            Published AU 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Beowulf: A Glossed Text
             

            Beowulf: A Glossed Text (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Headley, Maria Dahvana

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              5 Jan 21

            Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf - and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world - there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light ele...ments never before translated into English. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. These familiar components of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye toward gender, genre, and history. Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment - of powerful men seeking to become more powerful and one woman seeking justice for her child - but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation; her Beowulf is one for the twenty-first century.
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            ISBN 9781925713886
            Published AU 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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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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            With Lots of Love from Georgia
              

            With Lots of Love from Georgia (Paperback, New title)

            By Lowry, Brigid

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            Money can't buy you love, but sometimes you find one when you think you need the other. Georgia's fifteenth year starts in pursuit of money (for a trip to see her favourite band), and ends with an unexpected pay-off - first love. Ages 12-15.

            ISBN 9781741143102
            Published AU 1 Feb 2005
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Best Australian Poetry
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