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The Second Father (paperback)
From Brisbane’s sleazy Sin Triangle to drug busts in the wild far north, former undercover cop Domenico ‘Mick’ Cacciola tells his incredible tale of underworld crime and police corruption. After join ...


A Voice Of Reason: Reflections On Australia
A Voice Of Reason:...
Ian Lowe


Can civilisation survive the 21st century? Professor Ian Lowe, author, pre-eminent scientist and president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, thinks we have a chance – but we have to act now, ...


A Climate For Growth: Planning South-East Queensland
A Climate For Grow...
Brendan Gleeson
Wendy Steele


South-East Queensland is Australia’s fastest growing urban area, with the population expected to double in the next 20 years. Growth has caused water and housing shortages and traffic congestion, lead ...


5 Ways To Carry A Goat: A Blogger
5 Ways To Carry A ...
Ben Groundwater


‘I’d sleep on couches, beds, floors, kennels … If someone was kind enough to put a roof over my head, I was game enough to go meet them. And I’d just pray they were who they said they were.’ There's ...


The Hard Light Of Day: An Artist
The Hard Light Of ...
Rod Moss


A story of a whitefella-blackfella friendship that offers hope for the future. Winner of the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Award.


Someone Else
Someone Else's Chi...
Sue Phillips


What does it take to carry someone else's child? What does it feel like to give her up? On a summer morning in Canberra, Sue Phillips gave birth for the fourth time. Sue's husband was by her side, al ...


The People
The People's Unive...
Ben Robertson


Founded in 1909, the University of Queensland was a gift to the people in celebration of the state's Golden Jubilee of separation from New South Wales. From humble and challenging beginnings in a toug ...


J.D. Salinger: A Life Raised High
J.D. Salinger: A L...
Kenneth Slawenski


The definitive biography of one of the most influential authors of our time. On 27 January 2010, J.D. Salinger, author of the much-loved classic The Catcher in the Rye, died peacefully at his New Ham ...


Ten Hail Marys
Ten Hail Marys
Kate Howarth


An extraordinary story of hope and survival. In January 1966, Kate Howarth gave birth to a healthy baby boy at St Margaret's Home for unwed mothers in Sydney. In the months before the birth, and the ...


Curtains: Adventures Of An Undertaker In Training
Curtains: Adventur...
Tom Jokinen


If Bill Bryson were to join a funeral home as an apprentice, and if he searched for the meaning of life and death while he was at it, you'd have Curtains. At 44, Tom Jokinen quit a good government jo ...



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