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              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57
                

              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57 (Paperback, 57th edition)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

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              ISBN 9781863958165
              Published AU 28 Mar 2016
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Quarterly Essay
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              Melting Moments
               

              Melting Moments (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Goldsworthy, Anna

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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              It is 1941. Eighteen-year-old Ruby leaves behind the family farm, her serious mother and roguish father, and heads for Adelaide. After a brief courtship, she enters into a hasty marriage with a soldier about to go to war - who returns a changed man. In this absorbing novel, Anna ...Goldsworthy recreates the world of Adelaide half a century ago, and portrays the phases of a woman's life with intimacy and sly humour. We follow Ruby as she contends with her damaged husband and eccentric in-laws. We see her experience motherhood and changing social circumstances, until, in a moving twist, a figure from the past reappears, to kindle a late-life romance. In her captivating fiction debut, Goldsworthy evokes a woman's life in a pre-feminist world. In this tender, funny book, she combines an Austenesque wit with Alice Munro's feeling for human complexity.
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              ISBN 9781863959988
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
                

              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chapman, Madeleine

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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              ISBN 9781760641818
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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              How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

              How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Odell, Jenny

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              A galvanising critique of the forces vying for our attention - and our personal information - that redefines what we think of as productivity and reveals what we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a... world where our value is determined by our data productivity, doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to slowing down. Odell sees our attention as the most precious - and overdrawn - resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humanity's role in the environment, and arrive at a more meaningful understanding of happiness and fulfilment. Far from a simple anti-technology screed, or a pointless back-to-nature meditation, How to Do Nothing is an action plan for thinking beyond capitalist narratives of efficiency and value. Provocative, timely and utterly persuasive, it shows us how to preserve our inner lives and bring about change in a world that needs this more than ever. 'A manifesto for the internet age.'-The A.V. Club 'An invigorating meditation on ways of seeing and being more present ... It's a book that could change you for the better.'-LitHub
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              ISBN 9781760641795
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
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              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
               

              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Heiss, Anita

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              What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside t...hose from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more. Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pd
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              ISBN 9781863959810
              Published AU 16 Apr 2018
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              A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories
               

              A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Beirne, Sean

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                4 Feb 20

              This brilliant collection mixes the storytelling originality of George Saunders and Lydia Davis with a sensibility all its own, taking the reader on an extraordinary tour of old and new Australia - and into a very frightening future. A woman on a passenger ship in 1958 gets invol...ved with a young, wild Barry Humphries. A man looks back to the 1970s, and his time as a member of Australia's least competent scout troop. In 1988, a teenage boy recalls his sexual initiation, out on the tanbark. In 2015, two sisters text in Kmart about how to manage their irascible, isolated mum. Then, in the near future, a racist demagogue - a kind of Australian Trump - talks to the press the day after his electoral triumph. And as the cities heat up and lose their water, a lady from one of the 'better suburbs' makes every effort to get her family into a gated community. This is Australia, in all its glories and its foibles - and its insularity and fear. These stories are a reflection of where we are now, and where we may be headed. Bitingly satirical, outstandingly original and written in a remarkable range of voices, A Couple of Things Before the End is a stand-out fiction debut of 2020.
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              ISBN 9781760641283
              Published AU 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes
               

              The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

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                4 Feb 20

              What happens when a doctor kills a patient? Are GPs overprescribing antidepressants? Does 'female Viagra' work? What role can psychedelics and cannabis play in treating pain? What is sickness, and how much of it is in our heads? In The Medicine, Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the... frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day. In an overcrowded, underfunded medical system, she explores how more of us can be healthier, and how listening carefully to a patient's experience can be as important as prescribing a pill. These dazzling essays show Hitchcock to be one of the most fearless and illuminating medical thinkers of our time - reasonable, insightful and deeply humane.
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              ISBN 9781760641931
              Published AU 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Red Highway
               

              The Red Highway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rothwell, Nicolas

              This is the story of a quest - a journey down the red highway. After a spell reporting the Iraq War, Nicolas Rothwell returns to Australia, to explore the deserts and towns, sleepy coastline and hidden worlds of the north As he travels, his journey gathers momentum and finds a sh...ape. It becomes a quest - for knowledge and a sense of home.
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              ISBN 9781863954211
              Published AU 4 May 2009
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Vertigo
                

              Vertigo (Paperback)

              By Lohrey, Amanda

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              Luke and Anna decide on a sea-change. They leave the city, fleeing a past and a future that fill them with fear. On the coast they discover a natural world that is both destructive and rejuvenating. Events sweep them up and they must confront what they have tried to put behind th...em. Vertigo is a fable of love and awakening.
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              ISBN 9781863954303
              Published AU 4 May 2009
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Now or Never
               

              Now or Never (Paperback)

              By Flannery, Tim

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              Tim Flannery's Quarterly Essay was a national bestseller. Now or Never combines this landmark essay with nine responses to it by leading figures, and Flannery's reply. The result is an essential short book about the most urgent issue of our time - sustainability, and whether huma...nity can rise to this challenge.
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              ISBN 9781863954297
              Published AU 4 May 2009
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 14+ years
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