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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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by Di Morrossey


Family and conscience. Money and marriage. The Golden Land is a story built upon classic themes in a modern Australian dimension. It powerfully brings together tragedy and trauma on both public and personal scales.

Di Morrissey skilfully explores the little known, troubled history of Burma through a contemporary story of an ordinary Australian family facing all too recognisable hardships.

The Golden Land contrasts the truth about Burma against some truths about our own golden land, Australia. Di Morrissey's superb sense of setting and the connection with the characters rings true in every scene, showing the integrity, strength and complexity of her writing.

The historic and present day connections between Burma and Australia are gently woven throughout the plot with the settings mixing the exotic with the contemporary.

Natalie is a truly sympathetic heroine; sometimes naïve, but always strong and loving, a devoted young mother forced to make tough decisions. Natalie's journey, both physically and emotionally, changes her outlook on life, and it is a journey readers will be glad to share.

Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a letter left by her great-great uncle, it ignites an interest in its country of origin and her uncle's unfulfilled plans for this curio.

Her investigations collide with her own dramatically changing circumstances and create a catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the core of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden lands.

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FICTION 
BLOCKBUSTERS
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by Bryce Courtenay


Set across three continents, Jack of Diamonds is a spellbinding story of chance, music, corruption and love.

During the Great Depression there was little hope for a boy born into the slums of Cabbagetown, Toronto. But Jack Spayd is offered a ticket out in the form of a Hohner harmonica, won by his brutal drunken father in a late-night card game. Jack makes music as a way of escaping his surroundings, and his talent leads him to a jazz club and, eventually, to the jazz piano.

Jack is a virtuoso and hits the road, enchanting audiences in Canada, wartime Europe and Las Vegas, where he is caught up in the world of elite poker and falls under the spell of his boss, the enigmatic.

Bridgett Fuller. Vegas is a hard town ruled by the Mafia, but Jack prospers, until his luck turns bad and he falls foul of the Mob. Forced to run for his life from Vegas, he must also leave the woman he adores. His adventuring takes him to the far reaches of Africa, to a rare and valuable bird that may seal his fate - and to the love of a very different woman.

Bryce Courtenay writes in a moving Epilogue that Jack of Diamonds will be his last novel.

If poker was an addiction then music was an overwhelming obsession; one could never replace the other in my life.

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THE PERFECT HOPE
by Nora Roberts
  THE PANTHER
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  A TRAIL OF FIRE
by Diana Gabaldon
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CITADEL
by Kate Mosse
  TWO BROTHERS
by Ben Elton
  THE SINS OF THE MOTHER
by Danielle Steel
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by Kate Morton


In a bucolic English summer at the end of the 1960s, a young girl witnesses a shocking crime. Fifty years later, she sets out to find out the truth, uncovering layers of mystery and deception. Moving from London during the Blitz to the present day, this is classic Kate Morton: a compulsively-readable, entrancing mystery with a long held secret to be uncovered at its heart.

1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything.

2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined.

Shifting between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love.

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THE HAPPINESS SHOW
by Catherine Deveny
  SISTERS OF MERCY
by Caroline Overington
  THE ISLAND HOUSE
by Posie Graeme-Evans
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CRIME AND MYSTERY
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by Janet Evanovich


New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don't just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don't do what Tiki tells you to do.

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man.

The problem is, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape... or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff's lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it's hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie's Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Plum is forced into working side by side with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.

The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money-or maybe just desperate-Plum accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly special-forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again-a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid's dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone... or did it? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she'll have to remember: no guts, no glory.... 

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THE RACKETEER
by John Grisham
  STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE
by Ian Rankin
  THE FORGOTTEN
by David Baldacci
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THRILLS
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by Vince Flynn


Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping' Shortlist.

The four dead guards didn't concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they'd been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn't just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had run the CIA's clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman's hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

At first glance it looks as if Rickman has been kidnapped, but Rapp knows certain things about his old friend that cause him to wonder if something more disturbing isn't afoot. Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA, has ordered Rapp to find Rickman at all costs. Rapp must navigate the ever-shifting landscape of Afghanistan as the Taliban, Iranians, Pakistanis and Russians all plot to claim their piece of the war torn state.

With Afghanistan crumbling around him, Rapp must be as ruthless as his enemies and as deceitful as people in his own government if he has any hopes of completing his mission.


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DARK HEART
by Tony Park
  RED NOTICE
by Andy McNab
  DR NO
by Ian Flemming
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LITERATURE

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by Barbara Kingsolver


From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Lacuna comes a suspenseful and brilliant new novel about catastrophe and denial.

Discontented with her life of poverty on a failing farm in the Eastern United States, Dellarobia, a young mother, impulsively seeks out an affair. Instead, on the Appalachian mountains above her farm, she discovers something much more profoundly life-changing - a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged?

Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human novel touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities that lie behind them.

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MRS QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN
by William Kuhn
  THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by Colm Toibin
  BACK TO BLOOD
by Tom Wolfe
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YOUNG ADULT
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FINALE
by Becca Fitzpatrick
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Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean that they will always be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. But now th face their biggest challenge. Can their love survive a seemingly insurmountable divide. And in the end, will there be enough trust left to rebuild what has been broken? The lines are drawn - but which sides are they on?


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REACHED
by Ally Condie
  SHINE LIGHT
by Marianne De Pierres
  DARK STAR
by Lara Morgan
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CHILDREN


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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Book 7
by Jeff Kinney


In The Third Wheel, love is in the air-but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

'Writing The Third Wheel has been a lot of fun because there's so much humor to be mined in the world of middle school romance. When the dust settles at the end of the seventh book, the Wimpy universe will be changed in a way that will surprise fans of the series.' says author, Jeff Kinney.

As usual, Greg is moving blithely through life with himself as the centre of his universe. yet somehow, he still manages to strike a chord with us all; about the ups and downs of family life or the trials and tribulations of school. And that's before he gets started on the neverending mystery of girls; and what Roderick does in his spare time. If you think you can keep down the guffaws (and the winces) with this next instalment of Greg's life, think again!

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THE HUNTERS
Brotherband series: Book 3
by John Flanagan

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It's time for a showdown. Pirates vs Skandians. Bring it on, Herons!

With Zavac and his ship, the Raven, well ahead of the Heron, Hal has a huge task ahead of him in finding the pirate - and retrieving the precious artefact Zavac stole from the Skandians. The Heron brotherband must undertake a long and dangerous river journey to hunt their prey. But even if they survive the journey, are they ready to confront Zavac in his lair?

The third book in the New York Times bestselling Brotherband series, from the author of the international phenomenon, Ranger's Apprentice.

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THE TASHI COLLECTION
by Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, Kim Gamble
  THE VOYAGE OF THE UNQUIET ICE
by Andrew McGahan
  RUBY RED SHOES
by Kate Knapp
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BABIES
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by Justin Clarke


"Something is coming. Can you see?

It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be?

Look! Look! It's a Gobbledygook!

It's ripping up pages and eating a book!"

A rollicking tale, full of irresistible rhyme and song-like rhythm, of a little girl who takes on the task of introducing a slightly out-of-control monster to the joys of reading.

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THERE IS A MONSTER UNDER MY BED WHO FARTS
by Tim Miller
  WE LOVE YOU, HUGLESS DOUGLAS
by David Melling
  THE DREADFUL FLUFF
by Aaron Blabey
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BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
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by Kyle Sandilands


The most hated man in Australia.
And the most popular radio host in the country.
Love him or hate him, there is only one Kyle Sandilands.

This is the book Kyle's fans have been waiting for, straight from the man himself. From his difficult childhood in Brisbane, through to his steely determination to succeed in radio and the successes and disasters he's experienced along the way, Kyle tells his full life story with disarming honesty.

The King of Controversy also spills the beans on the various on-air "incidents" that he has become notorious for - taking the blame when it's deserved (which is often) and giving us the sometimes surprising real stories behind the multitudinous "Vile Kyle" headlines.

Along the way Kyle shoots straight from the saddle on everything from celebrity gossip and his famous co-host Jackie O, to his failed marriage to pop star Tamara Jaber and allegations of misogyny, as well as giving us an insider's view into the cut-throat breakfast radio.

Funny, frank and very revealing, Kyle's memoirs give us a very different view of one of Australia's best-known and most controversial media figures.

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CARL WILLIAMS
by Adam Shand
  A GIFT OF HOPE
by Danielle Steel
  THIS IS ME
by Ian Thorpe
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FOOD
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by Donna Hay


Fresh and light is my answer to my own best efforts to juggle for the perfect balance. Designed to complement my existing repertoire, it's full of new recipes that combine the freshest ingredients, pantry staples and my personal tricks for a lighter touch.

I've never been a fan of diets and this book is no exception. I don't even like the thought of anyone being on a diet! For me, it's always been about balance. fresh and light is mindful of fat and carbohydrates, but is focused on flavour and variety -- without the guilt.

Divided by meal, fresh and light is a solution-packed book of recipes loaded with power foods to give you the balance you need across your week. There are light breakfasts, tasty lunch box tips and fast dinner solutions to give you ideas for every time of the day.

We all have our guilty pleasures in life. fresh and light lets you enjoy them and is for all those times when you're seeking something a little more virtuous. And that's really the best kind of indulgence of all -- the one with balance.

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MATT PRESTON'S BEST 100 RECIPES
  PLANET CAKE KIDS
by Paris Cutler
  DESSERTS
by Belinda Jeffery
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HISTORY
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by Peter Fitzsimons


Eureka Stockade - The Unfinished Revolution

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: " a strike for liberty".

Was this rebellion a fledgling nation's first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes.

In his inimitable style, Peter FitzSimons gets into the hearts and minds of those on the battlefield, and those behind the scenes, bringing to life Australian legends on both sides of the rebellion.

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THE LOST DIGGERS
by Ross Coulthart
  PACIFIC 360
by Roland Perry
  FLINDERS
by Rob Mundle
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LIFESTYLE

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by Megan Morton


A fun, inspiring and practical guide to loveable interiors.

In Things I Love, interiors stylist extraordinaire and author of Home Love Megan Morton inspires by example, sharing her infectious enthusiasm for the houses, people and design she loves. But it's also a book full of practical tips - from how to fold those pesky fitted sheets to how to clean a vintage painting you've picked up at a flea market and when to clean your light bulbs.

Quirky, witty and irreverent, Things I Love will put you in touch with the things you love and teach you how to make sure they fill your home and your life.

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500 PLANTS
by Angus Stewart
  LAUREN CONRAD BEAUTY
by Lauren Conrad
  CELEBRATE
by Pippa Middleton
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