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              The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
               

              The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Paperback)

              By Collins, Suzanne

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Untitled Panem Novel will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

              ISBN 9781743836811
              Published AU 20 May 2020
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Hunger Games
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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
               

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

              By Chapman, Madeleine

              • RRP: $34.99
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              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 30 Mar 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Secrets of Strangers
               

              The Secrets of Strangers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Norman, Charity

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              Five strangers, one cafe - and the day that everything changed. A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for five strangers whose paths cross in a London cafe - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is ...more to the situation than first meets the eye and as the captives grapple with their own inner demons, the line between right and wrong starts to blur. Will the secrets they keep stop them from escaping with their lives? A compelling, tense and heartfelt drama from the bestselling writer of See You in September, shortlisted for Best Crime Novel in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards for Crime Fiction
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              ISBN 9781760876715
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Republic Of Birds

              The Republic Of Birds (Paperback)

              By Miller, Jessica

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              From rising star Jessica Miller comes this richly imagined fantasy adventure, an unmissable addition to the genre for readers of Karen Foxlee, Jessica Townsend and Philip Pullman.

              ISBN 9781922268044
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Red Dirt Country

              Red Dirt Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McDonald, Fleur

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              'Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.' The Weekly Times Red Dirt Country features the thrilling return of Detective Dave Burrows, now a member of the stock squad in Western Australia. Recovering from an undercover case in outback Queensland, Dave Burrows finally r...eturns to Perth, to join his pregnant wife, Melinda, and their small daughter, Bec. Things have been off-kilter between Mel and Dave for some time and nothing he says or does seems to make it right. Once Dave starts waking violently in the dark nights, reliving the horrors of the Queensland job, Mel issues an ultimatum. But Dave's work, despite its dangers, means everything to him. He's finally achieved his long-held dream and is now a Detective Senior Constable in the stock squad. And as soon as his shoulder wound is declared fully healed, Dave jumps into an investigation of stock theft in the north of Australia. There's a standoff between two stations and a history of disappearances and grief to uncover. It's also a long way away from his problems with Mel. With the prospect of going back to Queensland to give evidence as a protected witness, a dangerously ruthless enemy on the loose, and a family to protect, Dave's first experience on the stock squad is deep in an underbelly of racial divide with family secrets, long-repeated lies, kidnapping and murder. Praise for Without A Doubt 'Engaging and well-paced, Without a Doubt was devoured quicker than my Easter chocolate. Fleur McDonald has a wealth of farming experience and she employs that knowledge to pen a tale of small communities, mustering and stock losses.' Beauty and Lace 'McDonald writes a riveting rural crime story that had me grabbing for the book every spare minute I had.' The Burgeoning Bookshelf
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              ISBN 9781760529291
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Good Turn

              The Good Turn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McTiernan, Dervla

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              The unputdownable new novel from the bestselling author of The Ruin and The Scholar. Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected things that will prove to be linked by one small town. While Detective Corm...ac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone. For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn't far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men. PRAISE FOR DERVLA McTIERNAN: 'Intelligent and fast-paced ... [We can't wait] for the next case' - Wall Street Journal 'Top-notch crime writing' - Kate Forsyth 'Like The Ruin, The Scholar is a fast-paced, rewarding read' - Irish Examiner 'A truly fine police procedural that should see the author rocket from star to superstar' - Irish Independent 'Taut, tense and darkly addictive' - Candice Fox 'Confirms McTiernan's place in the top rank of crime writers' - Chris Hammer 'The Ruin was an outstanding debut but The Scholar proves beyond a doubt that Dervla McTiernan is a remarkable talent ... crime fiction of the highest standard' - Jane Casey 'A story that is as moving as it is fast-paced' - Val McDermid 'A writer to watch' - Publishers Weekly 'Dervla McTiernan's first novel far outclasses some of the genre's stalwarts, marking her as a crime writer to watch, and Cormac Reilly a cop to follow to hell and back. Fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home' - Bookseller + Publisher
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              ISBN 9781460756799
              Published AU 24 Feb 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Cormac Reilly
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              Wink

              Wink (Paperback)

              By Harrell, Rob

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Surviving school with one eye open. Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He does not want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the kids at school who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis of a rare ey...e cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and filled with his cartoons and illustrations, this very personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting story of survival, and of finding music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness. EARLY PRAISE FOR WINK: 'Wink is the story of a boy's survival that is both deeply personal and wildly funny. It's fun, it's important, and it's got songs! Rock on, Rob Harrell! Batpig forever!' - Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of Last Kids on Earth 'I loved Wink! Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine. A smart, likable story that's full of heart.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries 'Wink has all the right elements: humour, heart, and a Batpig. A deeply personal and moving story, it will (pun alert) rock you to the core.' - Terri Libenson, award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie 'With a cast of characters that feel both deeply human and fully seen, this book has shot onto my list of all-time favourite books. Simply superb!' - Ingrid Law, author of Newbery Honor Book Savvy 'Funny, moving, and ultimately triumphant, Wink is a powerful story of everyday resilience, and of the different types of family that unexpectedly sprout up in the wake of tragedy.' - M.A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
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              ISBN 9781460758878
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Paris Secret

              The Paris Secret (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lester, Natasha

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              A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the international bestselling author of The French Photographer England, 1939 When war breaks out, talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort, flying fight...er planes across England to the RAF's secret airfields. Here she encounters two people from her past: her estranged sister Liberty and childhood soulmate Nicholas Crawford, now engaged to the enigmatic Frenchwoman Margaux Jourdan. As they are drawn ever deeper into the conflict in Europe, an unspeakable betrayal entwines their fates. Cornwall, 2012 Kat Jourdan, an Australian fashion conservator, discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns in her grandmother Margaux's vacant cottage. As she delves into the mystery she receives a message that calls into question everything Kat thought she knew about her beloved grandmother, leading her to unearth a heartbreaking story of love and tragedy - and an extraordinary act of sacrifice. The Dior Legacy is an unforgettable story about the lengths people go to protect one another, and a love that, despite everything, lasts a lifetime. Praise for Natasha Lester's novels 'Emotionally charged and unforgettable' Publishers Weekly starred review 'Historical fiction at its best' Who Weekly
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              ISBN 9780733641886
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Long Road Home

              The Long Road Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCallum, Fiona

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              ISBN 9781489261526
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Fool Me Once

              Fool Me Once (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lane, Karly

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              'Karly Lane has a wonderful way of creating a sense of place - These are books I know I can fall into and be transported.' - Noveltea Corner on Return to Stringybark Creek After losing her family farm to an aggressive global conglomerate, ambitious farmer Georgie Henderson manage...s Stoney Creek, a cattle farm in the New England region of NSW, spending every waking moment plotting and saving to buy Tamban back from those corporate vultures. When an unlikely meeting with Armani-clad businessman Michael Delacourt at a rowdy B&S Ball sends them on a whirlwind romance, Georgie can't believe it's possible for life to be this good. But her world shatters when she discovers the shocking secret Michael has been trying to keep from her. Can Michael convince her they still have a future? And after having her heart so thoroughly broken, can Georgie ever trust anyone again? 'The Wrong Callahan embodies Karly Lane's passionate rural voice, reminding us of the value she is to Australian fiction. A must buy for all Aussie readers.' Mrs B's Book Reviews
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              ISBN 9781760529246
              Published AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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