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You're Not Rob Snarski: Crumbs from the Cake

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You're Not Rob Snarski: Crumbs from the Cake

Rob Snarski

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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From Perth to Europe and all points in between, Rob Snarski shares his observations and insights from the music world he has... [more]

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Yarn Spinners

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Yarn Spinners

Marilla North

Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James come alive on these pages through their friendships, their aspirations,... [more]

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Obama: From Promise to Power

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Obama: From Promise to Power

David Mendell

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

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Paints a portrait of Barack Obama and his life pre and post Senate, including Obama's status as a sex symbol as going into... [more]

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The Lovers

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The Lovers

Rod Nordland

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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A story of forbidden love. Zakia and Mohammad Ali are a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Two young Afghan lovers - he a Shia,... [more]

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

Melissa Fleming

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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A young refugee's story of terror, love and survival [more]

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Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

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Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

R L Wesson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Evolution; Geology & the lithosphere; History of engineering & technology

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An acclaimed geologist leads the reader on an adventure through the landscape that absorbed and inspired Charles Darwin. [more]

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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My...

Ayelet Waldman

Biography; Autobiography: general; Popular psychology

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A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to... [more]

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Sam Shepard: A Life

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Sam Shepard: A Life

John J Winters

Theatre Studies; Individual actors & performers; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Creative writing & creative writing guides

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With more than fifty-five plays to his credit--including the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child--an Oscar nod for his... [more]

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My Family and Other Animals

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My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

Memoirs; Wildlife: general interest; Children's & Educational

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Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and... [more]

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour Camps

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour...

Xu Hongci

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Penology & punishment

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Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years in some of... [more]

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Yassmin's Story

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Yassmin's Story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Biography; Autobiography: general; Feminism & feminist theory

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At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only... [more]

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Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up

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Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up

Xiaolu Guo

Biography; Memoirs; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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The author meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her... [more]

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Prince Charles: 'The Misunderstood Prince'

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Prince Charles: 'The Misunderstood Prince'

Sally Bedell Smith

Biography; Biography: royalty

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The first major biography of Prince Charles in more than two decades, with new insights into his family and his two marriages,... [more]

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George & Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage

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George & Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage

Flora Fraser

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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George and Martha Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia, were America's original first couple. From the 1750s, when young... [more]

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Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

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Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking...

Loretta Napoleoni

Biography; Social issues & processes; Refugees & political asylum; Terrorism, armed struggle

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The compelling and highly-informed account of one of the world's darkest and most lucrative new businesses - human trafficking.<br... [more]

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The Trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover

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The Trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover

Sybille Bedford

True stories; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Ethical issues: pornography & obscenity; Entertainment & media law

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The first full-scale literary trial in Britain's history - re-counted by the ever-charming and inimitable Sybille Bedford.... [more]

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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition

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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition

Claire Brock

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods

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The story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel [more]

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We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

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We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

E. J. Dionne Jr, Joy-Ann Reid

Biography: historical, political & military; Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Political leaders & leadership

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We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 26 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing... [more]

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Martin Sharp: His Life and Times

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Martin Sharp: His Life and Times

Joyce Morgan

Art & design styles: Pop art; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Martin wore tight pants that were striped red, white and blue, like a Union Jack, and an embroidered Afghan vest. In front... [more]

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Prick with a Fork: The World's Worst Waitress Spills the Beans

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Prick with a Fork: The World's Worst Waitress Spills the Beans

Larissa Dubecki

Biography; Memoirs; Humour

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&nbsp;Kitchen Confidential meets He Died With a Felafel in His Hand in this laugh-out-loud hilarious expose of the restaurant... [more]

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Beyond the Rock: The Life of Joan Lindsay and the Mystery of Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Beyond the Rock: The Life of Joan Lindsay and the Mystery of Picnic at Hanging...

Janelle McCulloch

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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In the winter of 1966, at sixty-nine years of age, Lady Joan Lindsay sat down and wrote a short novel about a group of upper-class... [more]

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Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

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Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this... [more]

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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Michael Eric Dyson

Biography: general; History; Social discrimination; Black & Asian studies; Civil rights & citizenship

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Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes... [more]

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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency...

Chris Whipple

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Constitution: government & the state

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The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how the American presidency has hinged on the effectiveness of the White House... [more]

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The Folded Clock: A Diary

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The Folded Clock: A Diary

Heidi Julavits

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Feminism & feminist theory

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An insightful meditation on time, relationships and identity, The Folded Clock is a funny, thoughtful and inquisitive diary... [more]

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