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THE ORCHARDIST'S DAUGHTER
Karen Viggers - $29.99
A story of freedom, forgiveness and finding the strength to break free. International bestselling writer Karen Viggers returns to remote Tasmania, the setting of her most popular novel The Lightkeeper's Wife.
Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and homeschooled on an apple orchard in southeastern Tasmania, until an unexpected event shatters her family. Eighteen months later, she and her older brother Kurt are running a small business in a timber town. Miki longs to make connections and spend more time in her beloved forest, but she is kept a virtual prisoner by Kurt, who leads a secret life of his own.
When Miki meets Leon, another outsider, things slowly begin to change. But the power to stand up for yourself must come from within. And Miki has to fight to uncover the truth of her past and discover her strength and spirit.
Set in the old-growth eucalypt forests and vast rugged mountains of southern Tasmania, The Orchardist's Daughter is an uplifting story about friendship, resilience and finding the courage to break free.
Stacey Halls - $29.95
'Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish' - Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist.
Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy.
Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong.
As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the North-West, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye?
Soon the two women's lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood's stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake.
Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other.
THE REVOLUTION OF MAN: Rethinking What it means to be a Man
Phil Barker - $29.95
Journalist Phil Barker unpacks the myth of the 'Man Box' and Australian masculinity.
'Compelling. What does it mean to be a man? Finally, we're talking about it. This book is the conversation we need to have-with each other, our sons and fathers.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author of Kokoda
'A terrific read-gutsy, plain-speaking and personal, addressing almost every aspect of Australian men's lives today . . . This book will greatly help the growing avalanche of masculine change.' Steve Biddulph, psychologist and bestselling author of Manhood
The performance of being a man, from the moment we open our eyes, until we gasp our last breath, is damaging us, and those around us.
Phil Barker has written thousands of words about being a man in these strange and terrible times. As a journalist, he has spent years investigating the modern epidemics of suicide, domestic violence, pornography and misogyny, but also the essential bonds of male friendship, fatherhood and men's relationships with women. During this time, Phil found himself seeing what it is to 'be a man' in a completely new light.
Men are forced into a performance of masculinity that is suffocating, limiting and damaging. The Revolution of Man shows us how to rethink what it means to be a man and urges men to reconnect with their emotions so they, and the people they love, can start leading happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.
'Phil Barker skewers toxic masculinity and provides a manifesto for modern manhood. This well-researched, engaging and thought-provoking book explains why positive masculinity is good for men, women and children. We need more male allies like Phil to create a safer future for the post #MeToo generation.' Tracey Spicer, journalist and bestselling author of The Good Girl Stripped Bare.
THE SILENT PATIENT
Alex Michaelides - $29.99
With film rights snapped up by an Oscar winning Hollywood production company, rights sold in a world record 43 territories, and rave blurbs from David Baldacci, Lee Child and A.J. Finn, The Silent Patient promises to be the debut thriller of 2019.
I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me. Sometimes I think- No. I won't write about that.
Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.
Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought.
And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?
THE SILENT PATIENT is a heart-stopping debut thriller about a woman's brutal and random act of violence against her husband - and the man obsessed with discovering why.
THE FAST 800
Michael Mosley - $29.95
THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UK
BASED ON THE LATEST GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE - HOW TO COMBINE RAPID WEIGHT LOSS AND INTERMITTENT FASTING FOR LONG-TERM GOOD HEALTH
AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAMME BUILT AROUND A MORE MANAGEABLE 800-CALORIE FAST DAY
Six years ago, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution with The 5.2 Fast Diet, telling the world about the incredible power of intermittent fasting.
In this book he brings together all the latest science (including a new approach: Time Restricted Eating) to create an easy-to-follow programme.
Recent studies have shown that 800 calories is the magic number when it comes to successful dieting – it’s an amount high enough to be manageable but low enough to speed weight loss and trigger a range of desirable metabolic changes.
Depending on your goals, you can choose how intensively you want to do the programme: how many 800-calorie days to include each week, and how to adjust these as you progress.
Along with delicious, low-carb recipes and menu plans by Dr Clare Bailey, The Fast 800 offers a flexible way to help you lose weight, improve mood and reduce blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugars.
Take your future health into your own hands.
‘I lost 16kg in the first 8 weeks and then another 6kg. I’ve never been healthier’ Denise, 51.
NO MEAT ATHLETE: A Plant-Based Nutrition and Training Guide for Every Fitness Level-Beginner to Beyond
(Includes More Than 60 Recipes!)
Matt Frazier, Matt Ruscigno and foreward by Brendan Brazier - $29.95
A unique guidebook, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer for the beginner, everyday, and serious athlete who wants to perform at their best while living a meatless (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) lifestyle.
No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line. No Meat Athlete combines proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of a meatless lifestyle. Veganism, already a top food trend and diet, is taking off in the sports world. The lifestyle has been adopted by Olympians, body builders, and boxers, as well as top athletes in the NBA and NFL. Hollywood is on board, too. James Cameron (director of Avatar and Titanic) has produced a film on the topic called The Gamechangers, which follows vegan athletes, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Olympian Kendrick James Farris, and surfer Tia Blanco. InNo Meat Athlete, Author, blogger, and hundred-mile ultramarathoner Matt Frazier, will show you the many benefits to embracing a meat-free athletic lifestyle, including:
Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed
Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts
Improved energy levels to help not only athletic performance, but your daily life
Reduced impact on the planet
In this revised and updated edition, you'll also find new recipes, advice, and an all-new 12-week strength training plan designed to improve your overall fitness. Section I of the book provides practical advice for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, while ensuring you are getting all the nutrition you need. Here you'll also find recipes to maximize performance, endurance, and recovery. In Section II, Matt delivers training manuals of his own design for runners of all ability levels and ambitions, including tips for creating healthy habits, improving performance, and avoiding injuries.
No Meat Athlete is your road map to top-notch performance, the plant-based way!
MY LONGEST ROUND
Wally Carr, Gaele Sobot - $19.99
I’ve been fighting since the day I was born. No, I’ve been fighting from the time I was curled up inside my mother’s belly. The day my father shot himself in the head, that’s when my fight started. — Wally Carr
The life story of Australian and Commonwealth champion boxer Wally Carr. A powerful biographical story about the journey of a young Wiradjuri boy, Wally Carr, escaping the dreaded Aboriginal Welfare Board – a journey from the heartbreak and crushing loneliness of childhood to the mean streets of Sydney’s Redfern. From hunting goannas, Jimmy Sharman’s boxing tents, rugby league, professional boxing and the first Aboriginal Tent Embassy, to present-day struggles and lifestyles, My Longest Round offers a vital snapshot of Aboriginal and Australian history.
FRIDAYS WITH MY FOLKS Stories on Aging , Illness and Life
Amal Awad - $34.99
If we are ever going to truly get to know our parents, chances are it is going to happen during adulthood, long after we have tested each other’s limits and found a meeting place. And there is an even greater chance it will happen when the ‘normal life’ you once had is gone and you must reconfigure how you do things.
Amal Awad's life changed when her father was diagnosed with kidney failure. It was a shock to see the impact it had on him, both physically and mentally, and the way the side effects trickled onto those around him. Work had always made him feel whole and retirement was a challenge.
On a mission to help her father and support her mother, Amal began spending every Friday with her parents. She saw the gaps in discussion around ageing and sickness. Amal's personal experiences prompted her to explore how Australians are ageing, how sickness affects the afflicted and those around them, and what solutions exist when hope seems lost.
So many people are similarly navigating a new reality – weeks dotted with doctor appointments; conversations that deplete and reveal at the same time; reshaped family relationships. Amal speaks with doctors, nurses, an aged care psychologist, specialists, politicians, ageing people living alone and others in a retirement village, to gain insights and to consider solutions.
At a time when ageism and health is high on the public's radar, what we're not always talking about is how to deal with the anxiety, depression and overall challenges that come with someone you love facing their mortality and a decline in health.
Fridays with My Folks shares heartfelt, honest stories that will help others who are in similar positions. People who are having to reorient themselves when the boat has taken a battering and they have to take a new direction.
This book stems from personal experiences, but it expands to a much wider, more universal discussion about life, suffering, coping and hope.
EXPRESS: The Complete Colletion
Australia Womens's Weekly - $45.00
Time is at a premium in our fast, modern lives and home-cooked meals are often the first thing sacrificed to make it work. With this in mind, we at The Australian Women’s Weekly have developed this collection of Express recipes, that use the convenience of prepared ingredients and some ingenious cooking tips to get you back into the kitchen with our meals made in a flash.
THE ROSIE RESULT
Graeme Simison - $29.95
I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began…
Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important challenge.
Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward and not fitting in. Don’s spent a lifetime trying to fit in—so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs?
The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don to decide how much to guide Hudson and how much to let him be himself, and raise some significant questions about his own identity.
Meanwhile, there are multiple distractions to deal with: the Genetics Lecture Outrage, Rosie’s troubles at work, estrangement from his best friend Gene…
And opening the world’s best cocktail bar.
Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the much-loved and internationally bestselling Rosie trilogy.
HALF MOON LAKE
Kirsten Alexander - $32.95
Inspired by a real case, Half Moon Lake is a captivating historical novel set in America's Deep South about a lost boy - and the two mothers who both seek to claim him.
'They said he was their boy. And so he was . . .'
In 1913, on a summer’s day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns.
The boy’s mysterious disappearance from the family’s lake house makes front-page news in their home town of Opelousas. John Henry and Mary Davenport are wealthy and influential, and will do anything to find their son. For two years, the Davenports search across the South, offer increasingly large rewards and struggle not to give in to despair.
Then, at the moment when all hope seems lost, the boy is found in the company of a tramp.
But is he truly Sonny Davenport? The circumstances of his discovery raise more questions than answers. And when Grace Mill, an unwed farm worker, travels from Alabama to lay claim to the child, newspapers, townsfolk, even the Davenports’ own friends, take sides.
As the tramp’s kidnapping trial begins, and two desperate mothers fight for ownership of the boy, the people of Opelousas discover that truth is more complicated than they’d ever dreamed . . .
Half Moon Lake is Kirsten Alexander’s compelling debut novel, about the parent-child bond, identity, and what it means to be part of a family.
AND FIRE CAME DOWN
Emma Viskic - $29.99
The thrilling second novel in the award-winning Caleb Zelic series, and winner of the Best Novel award at the 2018 Davitt Awards.
Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life head-on. Now, he's struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.
But when a young woman is killed, after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. The trail leads Caleb back to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert, and simmering with racial tensions. As Caleb delves deeper, he uncovers secrets that could ruin any chance of reuniting with Kat, and even threaten his life. Driven by his own demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?
THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS
Eugenia Kim - $29.95
The riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart
In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges ahead, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their other daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her.
But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia, under the shadow of the daughter left behind, as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn't remember. Najin and Calvin desperately seek a reunion with Inja, but are the bonds of love strong enough to reconnect their family over distance, time and war? And as deep family secrets are revealed, will everything they long for be upended?
Told through the alternating perspectives of the distanced sisters, and inspired by a true story, The Kinship of Secrets explores the cruelty of war, the power of hope, and what it means to be a sister.
ZERO F*CKS COOKING ENDLESS SUMMER: Good Food Great Times
Yumi Stynes - $39.95
As a follow-up to Yumi Stynes' successful first book, The Zero Fucks Cookbook, Zero Fucks Endless Summer continues in her signature style – with sass and attitude and excellent ideas for food that is delicious and kind to your body, but does not call for hours in the kitchen. Across 90 recipes, Yumi celebrates one of the things she loves most about Australia, which is the incredible quality and accessibility of good produce and the fact that because it tastes so good, it is shamelessly easy to work with. Even when you are running on zero fucks.
The book contains eight chapters: No cook Wonders (from salad to slaw to silken tofu); Endless Barbecue (a Yumi speciality, whatever the weather); Dips & Bits (for young kids and old); Oh Crap, It's Dinner Time (because that is the refrain of multi-taskers the world over); Sweet Miracles (exhibit A = Goddess Loaf); On With The Oven; and Low Stress Impress (because entertaining is meant to be fun).
As well, she will share wisdom and ideas based on some of her favourite food topics: Eating all the Colours; Barbecue Know-How; Stocking the Pantry; Surviving Celebrations. And more!
Ultimately, it is food that makes you feel good, food that celebrates the yumminess inherent in simple ingredients, food that encourages a 'no worries' attitude.
STEVE SMITH'S MEN: Behind Australian Cricket's Fall
Geoff Lemon - $29.95
He was top of the world, with numbers bettered only by Don Bradman – then captain Steve Smith led his Australian team into a cheating scandal that stunned cricket. Media exploded and million-dollar contracts were torn up. Australia’s prime minister expressed the public anger and disappointment: ‘Our cricketers are role models, and cricket is synonymous with fair play.’
But there was more to the story than the actions of a few young men. A tangle of personality, politics and culture had led them to this point.
Geoff Lemon witnessed that story from commentary boxes and press conferences, and was there in South Africa for its final act. This is a frank, fearless and often humorous account of the path from Ashes high to Cape Town low, from someone who watched it all unfold.
AUSTRALIA: THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S EYE
Nick Rains- $39.95
Australia The Photographer's Eye is a stunning collection of images by award-winning photographer Nick Rains, who has travelled the country with his camera, capturing Australia's diverse landscapes.
Featuring images from more than 30 regions around Australia, this book showcases the country's many photo-worthy destinations, from isolated outback locations to urban areas. Each regional chapter contains touring information, maps and photographic hotspots alongside Nick's favourite photos. In the Photo Tips section, Nick shares all the practical tips and techniques needed to achieve some of his iconic shots. With Australia The Photographer's Eye, you'll have all the inspiration and practical information you need to start your own photographic journey.
THE CRUISE HANDBOOK
Lonely Planet - $29.95
Exploring the frozen Alaskan wilderness; spotting elephants and lions on a Botswana river safari; sailing through the mighty fjords in Scandinavia and New Zealand; island-hopping the Caribbean, rich in colonial plazas and white sand beaches. Cruising has never been more diverse.
This practical and inspiring guide gives you the lowdown on the wide world of cruises. Get essential advice and expert tips on everything from the types of cruises available, where to go and how to book a great deal, to packing and travelling with the family. This ultimate trip-planning tool also features the best destinations for beaches, adventure, culture, chartering and more.
Designed for both first-time cruisers and those looking for inspiration, The Cruise Handbook will help you discover the enormous range of boat trips around the world, and find and book your perfect cruise. You’ll also discover how to get the most out of each port of call. A fun and interesting read, it’s packed with photos and top tips throughout.
The handbook is split into four sections:
Smooth Sailing, which includes: Planning your Choice, which includes:
Why Cruise? Top Planning Tips
Wide World of Cruising Staying Healthy
Where to Cruise When Top Packing Tips
DIY It! Cruise Etiquette
Cruise Your Way Quiz Excursion Low-down
Inspiration, which includes: Choose Your Cruise, which includes:
Top Ten Affordable Cruise Destinations Round the World Cruises
Top Ten Beach Cruise Destinations Alaska Cruises
Top Ten Nature Cruise Destinations Arctic Cruises
Best Cruises for Family Caribbean Cruises
Top Regions for LGBTQ, Food, and Culture European River Cruises
And much, much more
CALL ME EVIE
J.P. Pomare - $29.95
'Literary suspense as dark and fresh as midnight in winter, with a merciless twist-of-the-knife finale. One of the most striking debuts I've read in years and years.' - AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
DON'T TRUST HIM. IT WASN'T ME. IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ME.
Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne.
In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie begins to piece together her fractured memories of the events that led her here.
Jim says he's keeping her safe. Evie's not sure she can trust Jim, but can she trust her own memories?
An incredible literary thriller for readers of bestsellers such as Gone Girl, Before I Go to Sleep and Girl on the Train from an exciting new Australian voice.
THE NEW CHILDHOOD:
Raising kids to thrive in a digitally connected world
Jordan Shapiro - $32.99
How Kids Can Live, Learn, and Love in a Digital World.
In THE NEW CHILDHOOD, world-renowned global policy and education pioneer Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define our narrative around children and technology. Drawing on ground-breaking research in economics, psychology, philosophy and education, The New Childhood underscores how technology is guiding humanity toward a bright future in which children will be able to create new, better models of global citizenship, connection and community.
Dividing the book into four sections: Self, Home, School and Society, Shapiro offers concrete, practical advice on how to parent and educate children effectively in a connected world and provides tools and techniques for using technology to engage with kids and help them learn and grow. He also draws on his own experience as a father of two sons, which helps bring the narrative to life.
He compares the current moment to other great technological revolutions in humanity's past and presents entertaining micro-histories of cultural minutiae: the sandbox, finger painting, the family dinner and more. Most importantly, THE NEW CHILDHOOD paints a timely, inspiring and positive picture of today's children, recognising that they are poised to create a progressive, diverse, meaningful and hyper-connected world that today's adults can only imagine.
'Timely, essential, and thought-provoking, The New Childhood is the must-read parenting guide for raising 21st century, digitally driven kids. Instead of raising a white flag and giving in to social media and the Internet, Jordan Shapiro tells parents how to embrace technology, stay involved in their children's lives, and prepare them for their future. Read it! I promise you'll rethink your parenting. I couldn't put it down.' - Michele Borba, EdD, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-Me World.
THE NUDE NUTRITIONIST:
Stop obsessing about food and never diet again
Lyndi Cohen - $35.00
Full of super-practical, sensible advice and 50+ delicious Mediterranean-based recipes, The Nude Nutritionist will teach you how to eat healthily without obsessing, feeling guilty or falling off the bandwagon.
Is obsessing about food making you miserable and anxious? Are you an emotional eater? A binge eater? Do you have a mental list of 'bad' foods? Have you been on a diet for as long as you can remember? When you lose weight, do you always put it back on? Do you go to bed feeling guilty, promising 'tomorrow will be different'? Are you in control of every part of your life, except food? In just seven chapters of straight-talking, friendly advice, Lyndi Cohen shares the tools to heal your relationship with food and release you from fixating on your size, even if you've been dieting for years. Learn how to listen to your hunger and calm your mind.
Lyndi is one of Australia's most popular dietitians, known as The Nude Nutritionist of Channel 9's TODAY show. She started dieting as a young teenager, unhappy with her growing body, and gave up in misery, having steadily gained weight for more than a decade. Almost by accident she become a mindful and intuitive eater, and along the way she gently lost 20kg. With over 50 deliciously realistic recipes (no 'superfoods' required) you'll also be inspired to eat well to boost your mood and balance your hormones. Change starts today.
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