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            Impossible: My Story
             

            Impossible: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Stan

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            For the first time, the incomparable R&B superstar Stan Walker tells his story of hurt, hope and courage. After definitively winning the 2009 season of Australian Idol at the age of 19, R&B sensation Stan Walker's career went from strength to strength. His first album, Introducin...g Stan Walker, went platinum in Australia and triple platinum in New Zealand; his second; From the Inside Out, debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Charts and number two on the ARIA charts. He's won multiple New Zealand Music Awards, been a judge on The X Factor NZ, and played starring roles in films Mt Zion and Born to Dance. Yet few knew what he had had to overcome reach these dizzying heights. Before Australian Idol, Walker had survived a childhood marred with poverty, domestic violence and sexual abuse; dabbled in crime and drug use; and suffered his own personal tragedy. For the first time, he speaks candidly about his rags-to-riches story - and the trials and tribulations he's had to deal with since. The trans-Tasman R&B superstar's raw and open memoir is a lesson that no matter how many setbacks, no matter the odds, you will succeed if you have the courage and belief to do so.
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            ISBN 9781775541479
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

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            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

            The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gates, Melinda

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            A passionate argument for female empowerment by Melinda Gates, one of the world's most admired and respected women.

            ISBN 9781760783327
            Published AU 23 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Elizabeth and Elizabeth
             

            Elizabeth and Elizabeth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williams, Sue

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            There was a moment in Australia's European history when two women wielded extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony. One was Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the new governor Lachlan Macquarie, nudging him towards social reform and magnificent bu...ildings and town planning. The other was Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of John Macarthur, a dangerous enemy of the establishment, who is herself credited with creating Australia's wool industry. These women should, in normal circumstances, have been bitter foes. But this novel explores what happens when two women of vision and courage are thrown together in impossible times.
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            ISBN 9781760631345
            Published AU 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home
             

            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Jimmy

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            From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Stories of adventure, misadventure, love and loss from the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Outrageous,... witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Australia's finest storytellers.
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            ISBN 9781460759486
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Time of Our Lives: Growing older well

            The Time of Our Lives: Growing older well (Hardback)

            By Dessaix, Robert

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            What's the key to the art of growing older well? Is it an art that anyone can cultivate? How should we confront dying and death in a secular age? What about sex when we're older? What about loneliness? (And, for that matter, what about facelifts?)

            ISBN 9781922267276
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
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            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Do, Anh

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            Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.

            ISBN 9781742372389
            Published AU 1 Sep 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Mary's Last Dance: The untold story of the wife of Mao's Last Dancer

            Mary's Last Dance: The untold story of the wife of Mao's Last Dancer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Li, Mary

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            'I can vividly remember the last steps of the last ballet, walking off the stage led by a mother and knowing the decision I had to make. That was my last dance.' Mary Li (nee McKendry) is an international ballet star and a mother like no other. She became a household name when he...r husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer - but that book told only half the story. Growing up in a rambunctious family in Rockhampton, Mary discovered an extraordinary early passion for ballet. It saw her move to London at age sixteen, to study at the Royal Ballet School and dance at the London Festival Ballet with the likes of Nureyev, and later to Houston Ballet, where as Principal Dancer she fell in love with the acclaimed Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin. The couple became the darlings of the dance world, and were happier than they could have imagined at the arrival of their firstborn daughter, Sophie. Then right at the height of her international career, Mary seemingly disappeared from view, leaving the fans aghast. What could have happened to cause a woman so committed, so talented, to give it all away in a heartbeat? Now, almost twenty years on, fans finally get their answer about what happened next to this inspiring family, and learn why it is Mary's turn to tell a truly remarkable tale. Mary's Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream, and sacrificing one's own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion - and the highly anticipated sequel to one of the world's most beloved books.
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            ISBN 9780143789710
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading
             

            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bennett Daylight, Tegan

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            A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. Tegan Bennett Daylight has led a life in books - as a writer, a teacher and a critic, but first and foremost as a reader. R...eading has been her inspiration and solace, her recreation and profession, her poison and her medicine. In this deeply intimate and insightful work, Daylight describes how her rich storehouse of reading has nourished her life, and how her life informs her reading. In both, she shows us that it's the small points of connection - the details - that really matter: what we see when someone close to us dies, when we give birth, when we fall in love, when we make friends. The details are what we can share and compare and carry with us. Daylight writes with invigorating candour and compassion about her mother's last days; her own experiences of childbearing and its aftermath (in her celebrated essay 'Vagina'); her long admiration of Helen Garner and George Saunders; and her great loves and friendships. Each chapter is a revelation, and a celebration of how books offer not an escape from 'real life' but a richer engagement with the business of living. The result is a work that will truly deepen your relationship with books, and with other readers. The delight is in the details. 'Daylight is simply a superb writer. Her prose is supple, discursive, funny, restrained and loving. On finishing The Details, I felt as I do at the end of every great book: washed clean and scoured out; unmade and remade. Like all great art, The Details is about many things at once: among them birth and death, laughter and misery, mothers and children, the body and the spirit - and informing and transforming all this, of course, it is about reading and the creation of a sustaining inner life. It reminds us that in life as in writing, it's the illuminating detail that reveals the truth of who we are. If you love reading, you'l
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            ISBN 9781760855253
            Published AU 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Sweat and Toil:The Building of New Zealand
             

            Sweat and Toil:The Building of New Zealand (Paperback)

            By McLean, John

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            The transformation of New Zealand from a trackless waste into a nation served by many of the conveniences of the modern world did not happen overnight. Roads, bridges, railways and all the infrastructure of public utilities required the brains and organisation of engineers... and contractors, and the sweat and labour of many hundreds of workers, often for just one project. This is the tale of the pioneers of New Zealand and their magnificent achievement in creating a new nation through perseverance, hardship and frequently unbelievable difficulties.
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            ISBN 9781872970707
            Released AU 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Winter Productions
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