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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book GuruWelcome to the Booktopia Catalogue, this is the newsletter  which serves up the hot titles being published next month.

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FICTION

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INFERNO
by Dan Brown


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Dan Brown's new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces.

As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world. With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm...a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."

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by Khaled Hosseini


John Purcell: Hosseini took his time writing this new novel and the effort has paid off. If you loved The Kite Runner, you will adore And The Mountains Echoed.

Blurb: And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another and how the choices we make resonate through history. A multi-generational family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it explores the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honour and sacrifice for each other.

With profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion - and moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos - Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways that we help our loved ones in need and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.

Khaled Hosseini, author of the global bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has spent six years writing And the Mountains Echoed , which Bloomsbury editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle describes as 'a big book in every sense of the word. He has told half a century of history, of a land and a people, through so many different characters, all of whom the reader loves and cares for'.

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THRILLER

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by John le Carre


Gibraltar, 2008.

A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.

Cornwall, UK, 2011.

A disgraced Special Forces soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be - or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Summoned by Sir Christopher Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Kit's beautiful daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service.

If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent?

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THE SHINING GIRLS
by Lauren Beukes
  DARK HORSE
by Honey Brown
  WE ARE HERE
by Michael Marshall
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LITERATURE

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THE SHADOW YEAR
by Hannah Richell


The stunning new novel from the author of the best-selling Secrets Of The Tides.

A captivating story of secrets, tragedy, lies and betrayal. No one knew one lost year would cast such a long shadow

Click here for more details or to order On a sultry summer s day in 1980, five friends stumble upon an abandoned lakeside cottage hidden deep in the English countryside. For Kat and her friends, it offers an escape; a chance to drop out for a while, with lazy summer days by the lake and intimate winter evenings around the fire. But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise and when an unexpected visitor appears at their door, nothing will be the same again ...

Three decades later, Lila arrives at the same remote cottage. With her marriage in crisis, she finds solace in renovating the tumbledown house. Little by little she wonders about the previous inhabitants. How did they manage in such isolation? Why did they leave in such a hurry, with their belongings still strewn about? Most disturbing of all, why can t she shake the feeling that someone might be watching her?

Hannah Richell's Secrets Of The Tides was one of the most widely praised fiction debuts of 2012. Her new novel is an equally captivating story of secrets, tragedy, lies and betrayal told with the same sure touch and ability to capture the light and dark of relationships. 
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BURIAL RITES
by Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent will be talking about her book, Burial Rites at the Sydney Writers' Festival in May.

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In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.

Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking with Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes' spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her, as he attempts to salvage her soul. As the summer months fall away to winter and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes' ill-fated tale of longing and betrayal begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn't she?

Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom: who we are seen to be versus who we believe ourselves to be, and the ways in which we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, where every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

John Purcell: This book initiated a bidding war amongst publishers. Everyone I meet who has read it loves it and cannot praise Hannah Kent highly enough for the story she has told them. I am halfway through and see what they mean. This is a book of incredible power and dark beauty.

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BIG BROTHER
by Lionel Shriver

MAYA'S NOTEBOOK
by Isabel Allende
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When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. In the four years since the grown siblings last saw one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened?

Worse, Edison's slovenly habits, appalling diet, and know-it-all monologues drive her health-and-fitness freak husband Fletcher insane. After the big blowhard of a brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: it's him or me.

Putting her marriage and two adoptive children on the line, Pandora chooses her brother -- who, without her support in losing weight, will surely eat himself into an early grave.

Big Brother tackles a constellation of issues surrounding obesity: why we overeat, whether extreme diets ever work in the long run, and how we treat overweight people.

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The narrator and protagonist of MAYA'S NOTEBOOK is a 19 year old girl who grows up in Berkeley, California, and falls into a life of drug addiction and crime. To rescue Maya, and save her from the criminal types pursuing her, Maya's Chilean grandmother sends her to a remote island off the southern coast of Chile. Here she lives among a traditional rural people, the Chilote, who speak an older form of Spanish and have remained largely isolated from the materialism, crime, and fast-paced contemporary life which is our own. The book alternates between the narrative in the US and that on Chiloe, the island, so the two strands of the story unfold for the reader at more or less the same time.

This new book is very different from Isabel's previous historical novels: a contemporary setting; an American (of Latino descent) teenage drug addict as the protagonist and narrating voice; a realistic style of writing rather than a magical realistic one (Chiloe exists, and one can visit it). Maya's voice is modeled on that of Isabel's teenage granddaughter, a native of the Bay area (San Francisco, Berkeley).

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BEYOND THE FRAME'S EDGE
by Berndt Sellheim

BLOOD AND BEAUTY
by Sarah Dunant
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Adyn Cole boards a flight from New York. He returns to Australia to bury his uncle, Fletcher, leaving a decade of life behind him---a lost job, a relationship in ruins.

Although Adyn is favoured by his uncle's estate, Fletcher's passing yields a legacy of betrayal and ruptured kinship. In Koorawatha, his inherited Blue Mountains home, Adyn will discover how hard it is to escape the demons of the past, and how profoundly a family can be corrupted by greed. Yet living in the house are two people who will redeem him, helping him to mend a part of himself that has long been broken.

A compelling story of the darkness of the human soul, the twists of fate that can transform our lives and the dazzling beauty of our world, BEYOND THE FRAME'S EDGE is a powerful novel from an exciting new literary talent. 

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Acclaimed novelist of the Italian Renaissance Sarah Dunant now takes on the era's most infamous family: the Borgias. By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and in the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: he is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician with a huge appetite for life, women and power must use papacy and family to succeed.

His eldest son Cesare, a dazzlingly cold intelligence and an even colder soul, is his greatest - though increasingly unstable - weapon. Later immortalised in Machiavelli's more...

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HISTORICAL FICTION

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by Edward Rutherfurd


City of love. City of splendour. City of terror. City of dreams.

Inspired by the haunting, passionate story of the city of lights, this epic novel weaves a gripping tale of four families across the centuries: from the lies that spawn the noble line of de Cygne to the revolutionary Le Sourds who seek their destruction; from the Blanchards whose bourgeois respectability offers scant protection against scandal to the hard-working Gascons and their soaring ambitions.

Over hundreds of years, these four families are bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets; torn apart by the irreconcilable differences of birth and faith, and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city.

The story of Paris bursts to life in the intrigue, corruption and glory of its people. Beloved author Edward Rutherfurd illuminates Paris as only he can: capturing the romance and everyday drama of the men and women who, in two thousand years, transformed a humble trading post on the muddy banks of the Seine into the most celebrated city in the world.

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SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL
Coming to The Sydney Writers' Festival in May? I will be joining other booksellers talking about our favourite books in...

Booktopia's John PurcellBooks to Live By

May 23, 11:30am-12:30pm, Sydney Dance 2

A great book recommendation is indeed a wonderful thing. Booksellers, with their wealth of knowledge and eyes on the most exciting new books, are often the best people to tell us what to read. Getting the right books to the right people is their special skill. Three of Sydney's most in-the-know booksellers and tastemakers, John Purcell (Booktopia), Morgan Smith (Gleebooks) and Barbara Horgan (Shearers), share some of their secrets with Walter Mason and recommend their favourite books. More Details...

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FANTASY FICTION

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by Benjamin Percy


They live amongst us. They are your neighbour, your mother, your lover. You think they are safe. They change.

Every teenage girl thinks she's different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is.

Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and, hours later, stepped off it, the only passenger left alive. A hero.

President Chase Williams has sworn to eradicate the menace. Unknown to the electorate, however, he is becoming the very thing he has sworn to destroy.

Each of them is caught up in a war that so far has been controlled with laws and violence and drugs. But an uprising is about to leave them damaged, lost, and tied to one another for ever.

The night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge, and the battle for humanity will begin.

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by Raymond E. Feist


The fate of the black Magician will be sealed as prophecy becomes truth in the last book of the Riftwar Cycle. THE FINAL VOLUME IN THE EPIC RIFTWAR CYCLE.

The dragons are calling...

Civil war is tearing apart the Kingdom of the Isles, for the throne lies empty and rivals are converging. Having spirited his beloved Princess Stephane safely out of Roldem, Hal - now Duke of Crydee - must turn his attention to the defence of the ancient realm so that a king can be anointed by the Congress of Lords, rather than by right of might.

But the greatest threat may well lie out of the hands of men. Somewhere in the Grey Towers Mountains something not of this world is emerging. It will require that alliances be made between mortal enemies if disaster is to be averted. Elves and men must stand together, ancient heroes must rise again, dragons must fly and Pug, Magnus and the other magic-users of Midkemia must be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice if the whole world is to be saved.

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DARK SERPENT
by Kylie Chan

THE CITY
by Stella Gemmell
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Kylie Chan burst into prominence with WHITE TIGER in 2006 and quickly established a huge fanbase. Her series combines martial arts and magic as the story follows the lives of the mysterious John Chen and his partner, Emma Donahue.

Now John and Emma′s epic story is coming to an end in this final trilogy beginning with DARK SERPENT. John and Emma head to Wales to try and work out who -- or what -- Emma is. But rather than providing a clear path to their long hoped-for marriage the answer could tear them apart forever. Emma will be forced to betray either John, her beloved Xuan Wu, or her past and birthright. To make matters worse, John′s celestial home at Wudangshan is under attack from the Demon King.

Can John find the Emma he knows and love, and save Wudangshan from demonic destruction?

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Built up over the millennia, layer upon layer, The City is ancient and vast. Over the centuries, it has sprawled beyond its walls, the cause of constant war with neighbouring peoples and kingdoms, laying waste to what was once green and fertile.

And at the heart of The City resides the emperor. Few have ever seen him. Those who have remember a man in his prime and yet he should be very old. Some speculate that he is no longer human, others wonder if indeed he ever truly was. And a small number have come to a desperate conclusion: that the only way to stop the ceaseless slaughter is to end the emperor's unnaturally long life.

From the rotting, flood-ruined catacombs beneath The City where the poor struggle to stay alive to the blood-soaked fields of battle where so few heroes survive, these more...
 
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AUSTRALIAN FICTION

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 by Kylie Ladd


John Purcell:  I just finished Into My Arms and I can't recommend it enough. Anyone who has read and enjoyed Caroline Overington's novels or Jodi Picoult's will love it. Kylie Ladd engages the reader from the first page to the very last. One of the most interesting and moving books of 2013.

This book will get people talking - great for book clubs and reading groups. Order it today.
 
Blurb: When Skye meets Ben their attraction is instantaneous and intense. Neither of them has ever felt more in synch - or in love - with anyone in their lives. What happens next will tear them both apart. Into My Arms is a searing love story and a gripping family drama - a shocking, haunting novel in the tradition of Jodi Picoult and Caroline Overington.

The kiss ignited something, blew it into being, and afterwards, all Skye could think about was Ben. One day a woman meets a man and falls instantly and irrevocably in love with him. It hits her like a thunderbolt, and she has to have him, has to be with him, regardless of the cost, of the pain of breaking up her existing relationship. She has never felt more in synch-or in love-with anyone in her whole life. So this is how it feels, she thinks to herself, this is what real love feels like.

It's like that for him too; he wants her in a way he's never wanted anything or anyone before: obsessively, passionately, all-consumingly.

She has found her one true love, her soulmate, and he has found his. What happens next will tear them apart and unleash havoc onto their worlds.

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ME AND RORY MACBEATH
by Richard Beasley
  THE RULES OF CONCEPTION
by Angela Lawrence
  BONE ASH SKY
by Katerina Cosgrove
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TAKING A CHANCE
by Deborah Burrows
  THE MEMORY TRAP
by Andrea Goldsmith
  HEARTLAND
by Cathryn Hein
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CRIME FICTION

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The last ever Sookie Stackhouse novel!
 
DEAD EVER AFTER
by Charlaine Harris
Click here for more details or to order Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store.

Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state.

She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief. . . and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time.

But with life comes new trials. The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after?

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CHAOS IN DEATH/ POSSESSION IN DEATH
by J. D. Robb
  TWO SOLDIERS
by Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom
  THE HARRY CURRY COLLECTION
by Stuart Littlemore
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EROTICA
THE JULIETTE SOCIETY
by Sasha Grey
  WICKED BURN
by Beth Kery
  THE GIRL BEHIND THE MASK
by Stella Knightley
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BLOCKBUSTER FICTION

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WEDDING NIGHT
by Sophie Kinsella


Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don't want to commit to marriage.

9780593070154new1104When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. There will be no dates and no engagement - just a straight wedding march to the altar!

Next comes the honeymoon on the Greek island where they first met. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben's rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene.

Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember ...or one to forget?

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THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED
by John Boyne
  THE KING'S DECEPTION
by Steve Berry
  THE MACGREGORS
by Nora Roberts
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SCREWED
by Eoin Colfer
  NIGHTSHADE
by Stephen Leather
  GRACE AND MARY
by Melvyn Bragg
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NEW ADULT
FROM ASHES
by Molly McAdams

WALKING DISASTER
by Jamie McGuire
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Aside from her dad, who passed away when she was six, Cassidy Jameson has only ever trusted one man: her best friend, Tyler. So of course she follows him to Texas when he leaves for college. She just didn't expect to be so drawn to their new roommate, Gage, a gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl. The only problem? He's Tyler's cousin.

Gage Carson was excited to share an apartment off campus with his cousin. He didn't mind that Tyler was bringing the mysterious friend he'd heard about since they were kids . . . until the most beautiful girl he's ever seen jumps out of his cousin's Jeep. There's something about Cassi that makes Gage want to give her everything. Too bad Tyler has warned him that she's more...

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Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller "Beautiful Disaster."

Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In "Walking Disaster," the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In "Beautiful Disaster," Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes. 

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FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART
BABIES

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by Claire Saxby


Not since Harry the Dirty Dog has there been such a lovable puppy with such an aversion to grooming. A beautiful picture book about a lovable, but scruffy pet.

Our dog is not a clean dog,
a shiny or a fluffy dog.
Our dog is a seadog

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IT'S A LITTLE BOOK
by Lane Smith
  BERTIE
by Pamela Allen
  GREEN AS A BEAN
by Alison Lester
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IT WASN'T ME
by Oliver Jeffers
  BAD DOG FLASH
by Ruth Paul
  MIFFY'S 123
by Dick Bruna
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ONE WOOLLY WOMBAT
by Kerry Argent
  OCTONAUTS PIRATE PLAYTIME STICKER ACTIVITY BOOK
  MAISY'S FIRST 123
by Lucy Cousins
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CHILDREN

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 HOUSE OF SECRETS
by Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini


The House of Secrets follows three siblings and their family as they are forced to move to a mysterious new house in San Francisco and end up embarking on a journey to retrieve a dark book of untold power.

The Walker kids had it all: loving parents, a big house in San Francisco, all the latest video games . . .

But everything changed when their father lost his job. Now the family is moving into Kristoff House, a mysterious place built nearly a century earlier by a troubled fantasy writer. Suddenly the siblings find themselves launched on an epic journey, to retrieve a dark book of untold power and uncover the Walker family's secret history.

Oh and save their parents . . . and maybe even the world.

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JINXED!
by Jen Storer
  CLEMENTINE ROSE AND THE PERFECT PRESENT
by Jacqueline Harvey
  LEGO MINIFIGURES CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA
by Dorling Kindersley
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SHINE FILES 1-3
by Susannah McFarlane
  VERITY SPARKS, LOST AND FOUND
by Susan Green
  THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN CARD
by Garth Nix
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THE HEIRESSES
by Allison Rushby
  WARP THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN
by Eoin Colfer
  DAY OF DOOM
by David Baldacci
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THE NIM STORIES
by Wendy Orr
  FEENEY'S FIENDISH FLEAS
by S. Carey
  LINA'S MANY LIVES
by Sally Rippin
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YOUNG ADULT

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by Jessica Shirvington


THE PERFECT LIFE OR THE PERFECT LOVE. YOU CHOOSE.

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she′s always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking?

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SUMMER AND THE CITY
by Candace Bushnell
  DEATH & CO.
by D. J. McCune
  THE ORIGINALS
by Cat Patrick
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NON-FICTION

THOUGHT

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by Hugh Mackay


Social researcher and psychologist Hugh Mackay has spent 40 years asking Australians about their lives, loves, hopes, ambitions, fears and passions.

In The Good Life, he asks and answers the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living?

His conclusion, drawn from his research, is provocative and passionately argued. A good life is not measured by security, wealth, status, achievement or levels of happiness. A good life is determined by our capacity for selflessness and our willingness to connect with those around us in a meaningful and useful way.

Hugh looks at the numerous ways we get distracted from this central purpose. He examines the utopian complex, which describes our dangerous desire for perfection, and the false expectation that life will unfold according to our carefully laid plans. He highlights the things that lead us along paths to pain and confusion, notably our willingness to sacrifice others on the altar of our personal desires and ambitions.

As with Hugh's previous works of non-fiction, The Good Life is a book that will start conversations, ignite arguments and possibly change the way we live our lives. Read a blog post Hugh wrote exclusively for the Booktopia blog.

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WORK WITH ME
by Barbara Annis, John Gray
  FINDING YOUR ELEMENT
by Ken Robinson
  THE END
by Bianca Nogrady
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HEALTH
THE SWEET POISON QUIT PLAN COOKBOOK
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CLEAN AND LEAN DIET
by James Duigan
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Ex-lawyer and ex-sugarholic, David Gillespie, revolutionised the lives and eating habits of thousands of Australians with his bestsellers on the dangers of sugar, Sweet Poison and The Sweet Poison Quit Plan. To help get us unhooked from sugar, David with the help of wife Lizzie, gave us recipes for sweet foods made with dextrose-pure glucose, a healthy alternative to table sugar. Here, David has worked with a chef to develop more delicious fructose-free recipes.

Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook features more than 80 illustrated recipes for more... 

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Divided into two sections, it explains first how to get 'Clean' by detoxing, and then how to get 'Lean' by honing your body through a combination of diet and maximum-impact exercises that are accompanied by step-by-step photography. With flexible meal plans, recipes, tips on avoiding the cravings that can lead you off track, advice on avoiding the toxic foods and drinks that prevent us losing weight and keeping it off, plus a maintenance plan that shows you how to maintain your new healthy lifestyle, James demonstrates that you, too, can be clean and lean for life. 

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FOOD

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Curtis Stone, host of Arena's hugely popular Top Chef Masters and the Discovery Channel's Around the World in 80 Plates, provides a culinary road map of time-saving kitchen solutions and delicious dishes for every day of the week.

Click here for more details or to order We're all busy. We can all appreciate using a recipe that we know will cut down on time, expense and even dishes. Curtis Stone maintains that the first step to ensuring a successful meal is to achieve confidence in the kitchen, and so this classically trained, world-renowned, celebrity chef has provided home cooks of all levels with 130 effortless, but inspired, fail-proof recipes that showcase ingredients and can be cooked quickly on any night of the week. He also provides dozens of notes on techniques, tricks and shortcuts that will make home cooking a fun and flavoursome experience for the whole family.

Curtis's philosophy is cook, create, celebrate - and these dishes do just that.

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MARGARET FULTON BAKING
  NOT QUITE NIGELLA by Lorraine Elliot
  THE KAREN MARTINI COLLECTION
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HOMEMADE PATISSERIE
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  QUINOA FOR FAMILIES
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AUSTRALIAN STORIES

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Star of the Seven Network's Today Tonight shares her truly inspiring story of triumph over almost unbeatable odds in a wonderfully warm, funny and honest memoir about her struggle to succeed in the cut-throat world of commercial television and her courageous battle with cancer.

When Sally Obermeder woke up on 13th October 2011, she thought her life was perfect. She had a glamorous, successful career as a reporter for Today Tonight, she had a wonderful husband and she was about to give birth to her baby who she had conceived through IVF following years of struggle to conceive naturally. Finally, she had everything she had ever wanted.

But then, during a routine appointment with her obstetrician, Sally was told she had a severe form of breast cancer. Her baby had to be induced and treatment needed to begin immediately. This was the start of the hardest year of Sally's life. A year where she would be tested to the very limits and would be forced to fight for her life.

A year on Sally has a gorgeous baby girl and is finally on the mend. Following her second mastectomy in September, she received the good news that she is now cancer free.

Despite her life changing struggle and the hardships she has had to endure, Sally is one of the warmest, most vibrant people. She was determined to beat cancer. And now she is determined to help others.

Sally is a wonderfully inspirational person whose story is filled with raw honesty but also love, laughter and warmth.

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Pre-order a copy of Gurrumul, the beautifully illustrated account of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's life and art, before 1st May 2013 to go in the draw to win an original print of an extraordinary photo of Gurrumul's hands, one of only 25, which will be signed by the photographer (on the back) and mounted in a nice white frame. Value is $800.

On a November afternoon in 2010, Gurrumul sat in a studio in Sydney to be photographed for the cover of Rolling Stone. The studio was 3000 kilometres from where he was born on Elcho Island off the coast of East Arnhem Land. A bare three years had passed since the release of Gurrumul, his critically acclaimed debut solo album. Those years of critical acclaim, all the years before them, and the illness that threatened to end it all, combine in one of the most inspiring music stories of our generation.

From concert halls to recording studios and into the Yolngu heartland, this is the story of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. It's the story of a great talent revealed and of an astonishing musical gift that has left audiences all over the world spellbound. Part road trip, part biography, Robert Hillman's illustrated account of Gurrumul's life and artistry takes you behind the scenes and offers rare insights into the sources of his inspiration. In interviews with family and friends, Gurrumul emerges as a man of his people, shaped by the beliefs, rites and ceremonies of a richly engaging culture.

Featuring images from family, friends and some of the world's best rock photographers, Gurrumul: His Life and Music provides in words, pictures and song, unforgettable insight into the story of one of Australia's most original performers. Accompanying the book is a Bonus CD of exclusive remixed versions of 15 songs from the Triple Platinum and Platinum albums Gurrumul and Rrakala including the songs Bäpa and Gurrumul History (I was Born Blind) and Warwu.


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LANI'S STORY
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  FATHER BOB
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  A DOUBLE SPRING
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BUSINESS

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by Craig Harper


What do you want to change today?

-Want to stop wasting your time, talent and opportunities?
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-Want to take control of your career, your body and your life?
-Want to overcome your fears and succeed in your goals?
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-Craig Harper is here to tell you how.

He presents 101 no-nonsense, straight-talking ways to help you get the most out of yourself - from breaking habits and getting motivated to developing self-knowledge and learning when to say no.

Drawing on his vast experience as a motivational speaker, AFL conditioning coach, educator, corporate consultant and presenter, Craig offers practical, personal and effective advice that will set you on the road to realising your potential.

The self-help book for people who hate self-help.


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THE SECRETS OF MY SUCCESS
by Janine Allis

TAX FOR AUSTRALIAN DUMMIES by Jimmy B. Prince
How do you turn a single juice bar into a global company with more than 6000 employees and $160 million in global sales? Ask Janine Allis. In The Secrets of My Success, Australia's hottest entrepreneur tells the inside story of the growth of Boost Juice, including her personal journey from housewife with no formal business training to successful entrepreneur.

Along the way, she discovered the 30 business and leadership tips she calls her 'recipes for more...

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Do you want to be sure you're getting the maximum tax refund? Of course you do! And Tax For Australians for Dummies, 2012-13 Edition is the only resource you need to ensure that you get every cent you deserve. Written by respected tax specialist and CPA fellow Jimmy B. Prince, this book guides you, step by step, through the complex world of the Australian tax system to help you understand exactly what you can claim.

Providing complete coverage of changes to tax legislation for the 2012-13 tax year, as well as proposed changes that haven't quite made into law yet, the book has you covered from every more...

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ADVENTURE

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by Tom Doig


Uncrossable rivers! Hospitable nomads! Rabid dogs! Marijuana fields! Hailstone flashfloods! Maidens on horseback! Underpants wrestling! Toxic mountain-top lakes! Stupid westerners! And the mountain-biking - so much biking your arse will hurt just reading it. This is what happens when two young idiots set out on a gonzo ride across the wilds of Mongolia.

In July 2010, Tom Doig and his best mate Tama Pugsley cycled 1487 kilometres across northern Mongolia from a small town called Moron to a smaller town also called Moron. Why? Because it was there. Armed with spandex unitards, Chinese steel-frame mountain bikes, unidentifiable meat product and a woefully inadequate phrasebook, these two morons blunder into some of the world's most remote and beautiful wilderness--and triumph. Sort of.

For 23 brutalising days--two days longer than the Tour de France--Tom and Tama slog their way over muddy mountains and across desolate steppes, all the time struggling to avoid Mongolia's legendary hospitality. This hilarious, thoroughly shonky odyssey overflows with sweat, miscommunication and torrents of Chinggis Khaan vodka--named after Genghis Khan, the greatest warrior who ever lived. Moron to Moron is a travel book like none other. It has it all: pleasure, pain, heartache, heartburn and the dried fermented milk of a horse.

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MEMOIR

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ALL GOOD THINGS
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Click here for more details or to orderFor many people, finding the love of your life and moving to Paris would come pretty close to having it all.

Having shared her story in the bestselling Almost French, Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. But there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible.

Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offers a new beginning - and new hope.

Leaving Paris behind was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is known as paradise on earth.

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WAITING TO BE HEARD
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  ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART
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  THE OUTSIDER
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80 NOT OUT
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MIXED NON-FICTION
DARE
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LIMITLESS
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Sex and relationships expert, TV presenter and multi-million-copy-selling author of Hot Sex And Super Sex, Tracey Cox brings us the true-life stories of women who have taken their erotic fantasies one step further into reality.

Just about everyone has sex fantasies - and there are lots of reasons why. In fantasy land, there are no rules and you are in charge of the action. But there's a second type of fantasy - one that won't leave your head and which the truly adventurous want to see through to reality with consequences they can't always foresee.

This book, by sex expert Tracey Cox, is about both types of fantasies: what women dream about - and what happens when they dare to take what existed perfectly in their heads into the stark (sometimes funny, or awful, or thrilling) reality of their beds.

Here are women's most incredible and intimate secrets laid bare.

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Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to find a rich and independent life that is a model for anyone seeking authentic contentment. The author of the best selling books Life Without Limits and Unstoppable, Nick now offers succinct insights and encouragement to anyone - regardless of circumstances.

This attractive book - ideal for gift giving, includes 50 inspirational devotions to help readers face life with hope, confidence, and courage. Topics include faith, personal crises, relationships, career and job challenges, anger, health and disability concerns, self-esteem, responding to intolerance, finding balance, the power of dreams and many others. Nick has proven that even the most intimidating challenges need not prevent a limitless life.

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CRAFT

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Kat Goldin's frustration at the lack of modern and creative patterns led her to begin designing her own, sharing her projects on her popular blog and leading her to be at the forefront of the current trend for crochet. This collection of fun pieces allows children to explore their imaginations - whether on the prowl in a lion hat, riding their trusty steed hobby horse, keeping cosy while jumping in puddles with their welly warmers or resting at the end of all their adventures in a mermaid's tail sleeping bag. Projects range from hats to blankets, cardigans to dresses, and even toys for the play room and are suitable for all crocheters of all abilities.

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WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING?

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The must-read book for anyone concerned about the present and the future from two leading thinkers - the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, and Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt.

From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness.

The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From technologies that will change lives (information systems that greatly increase productivity, safety and our quality of life, thought-controlled motion technology that can revolutionise medical procedures, and near-perfect translation technology that allows us to have more diversified interactions) to our most important future considerations (curating our online identity and fighting those who would do harm with it) to the widespread political change that will transform the globe (through transformations in conflict, increasingly active and global citizenries, a new wave of cyber-terrorism and states operating simultaneously in the physical and virtual realms) to the ever present threats to our privacy and security, Schmidt and Cohen outline in great detail and scope all the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades.

A breakthrough book - pragmatic, inspirational and totally fascinating. Whether a government, a business or an individual, we must understand technology if we want to understand the future.

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GENIUS AT PLAY

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From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.

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