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El Chapo by Noah Hurowitz

El Chapo

Noah Hurowitz

eAudiobook

A stunning investigation of the life and legend of Mexican kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, building on Noah Hurowitz's revelatory coverage for Rolling Stone of El Chapo's federal drug-trafficking trial.This is the true story of how...

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Last shot  by Jock Zonfrillo

Last shot

Jock Zonfrillo

Book

"From reckless drug addict to one of Australia's top chefs and television stars: MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo's powerful life story will shock and inspire. Jock's life spiralled out of control when he tried heroin for the first time as a teenager ...

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Fox & I  by Catherine Raven

Fox & I

Catherine Raven

Book

"Catherine Raven has lived alone since the age of 15. After finishing her PhD in biology, she built herself a tiny cottage on an isolated plot of land in Montana, in a place as far away from other people as possible. She viewed the house as a way station,...

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Below the edge of darkness  by Edith Widder

Below the edge of darkness

Edith Widder

Book

"Edith Widder grew up wanting to become a marine biologist. But after complications from surgery caused her to go temporarily blind while at university, she became fascinated by light, and her focus turned to bioluminescence. On her first visit to the...

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Trejo  by Danny Trejo

Trejo

Danny Trejo

Book

"On screen, Danny Trejo is the most recognisable anti-hero in Hollywood - killed at least a hundred times, he steals every scene he's in. But off screen, he is so much more. The ultimate hard-knock-lifer, and a true man of the world, he has all the s...

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My Amy  by Tyler James

My Amy

Tyler James

Book

"Written with a searing honesty and published for the tenth anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death, My Amy is an evocative portrait of unbreakable lifelong friendship - and a devastating study into fame, addiction and self-sabotage. Only one person knows...

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Crying in H Mart  by Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

Book

"From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In...

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The lost Café Schindler  by Meriel Schindler

The lost Café Schindler

Meriel Schindler

Book

"Kurt Schindler was an impossible man. His daughter Meriel spent her adult life trying to keep him at bay. Kurt had made extravagant claims about their family history. Were they really related to Franz Kafka and Oscar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame?...

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Invisible walls  by Hella Pick

Invisible walls

Hella Pick

Book

"From Kindertransport survivor to pioneering Foreign Correspondent at the Guardian - the extraordinary life of Hella Pick. A trailblazer for women in journalism, Hella Pick arrived in Britain in 1939 as a child refugee from Austria. Over nearly four ...

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Lieutenant-Colonel David Cossgrove V.D.  by Kevin White

Lieutenant-Colonel David Cossgrove V.D.

Kevin White

Book

"David Cossgrove was undoubtedly one of the key players in the social reforms of the 20th Century. Early in 1908, David was watching a self-formed patrol of Boy Scouts undertaking adventurous activities on a riverbank, near their homes in Kaiapoi, Ca...

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The School by Brendan James Murray

The School

Brendan James Murray

eBook

Brendan James Murray has been a high school teacher for more than ten years. In that time he has seen hundreds of kids move through the same hallways and classrooms - boisterous, angry, shy, big-hearted, awkward - all of them on the journey to adulthood....

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A Chosen Destiny by Drew McIntyre

A Chosen Destiny

Drew McIntyre

eBook

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Down the highway  by Howard Sounes

Down the highway

Howard Sounes

Book

"Bob Dylan was the first figure in the history of popular music to challenge the domination of the three-minute pop song and to bring serious ideas and poetry into the song lyric. A true revolutionary, he was also the first pop performer to adopt the...

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Jane Austen's best friend  by Zöe Wheddon

Jane Austen's best friend

Zöe Wheddon

Book

"All fans of Jane Austen everywhere believe themselves to be best friends with the beloved author and this book shines a light on what it meant to be exactly that. Jane Austen's Best Friend; The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd offers a unique insight...

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The Countess from Kirribilli  by Joyce Morgan

The Countess from Kirribilli

Joyce Morgan

Book

"Elizabeth von Armin may have been born on the shores of Sydney Harbour, but it was in Victorian London that she discovered society and society discovered her. She made her Court debut before Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, was pursued by a Prussian...

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Border crossings  by Mohammad Tufael Chowdhury

Border crossings

Mohammad Tufael Chowdhury

Book

"Whether negotiating the mind-games of the Israeli intelligence services or performing ablutions in a London bathroom, Mohammad Chowdhury's life as a British Muslim travelling the world brings daily challenges. Border Crossings is the story of Chowdh...

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I have always been me  by Precious Brady-Davis

I have always been me

Precious Brady-Davis

Book

"Trans woman Precious Brady-Davis recalls her childhood growing up in the Omaha foster care system and Pentecostal faith as a biracial, gender-nonconforming child"--Publisher's description.

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Rebel  by Faith Morgan

Rebel

Faith Morgan

Book

"Rebel tells the story of Faith, a woman who grew up in the Children of God cult (known latterly as The Family). Now in her forties with two teenage children of her own, Faith's first-person narrative alternates between her childhood adventures and t...

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Too migrant, too Muslim, too loud  by Mehreen Faruqi

Too migrant, too Muslim, too loud

Mehreen Faruqi

Book

"Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud is a no-holds-barred memoir and manifesto from outspoken senator, trouble-maker and multicultural icon Mehreen Faruqi. As the first Muslim woman in any Australian parliament, Mehreen has a unique and crucial perspective...

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Who will believe you?  by Kim Chown

Who will believe you?

Kim Chown

Book

"In 1976, Francis Beaumont spirited eleven-year-old Kim Chown and her brother away from their mother to Africa, where he had taken a job as a university lecturer. There, behind a veneer of respectability, he terrorised and brutalised his own child, K...

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Escape from Manus  by Jaivet Ealom

Escape from Manus

Jaivet Ealom

Book

"The powerful account of how one man escaped the prison of Manus Island. A true story of bravery and resilience. The awe-inspiring story of the only person to successfully escape from Australia's notorious offshore detention centre on Manus Island. In...

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The brilliant boy  by Gideon Haigh

The brilliant boy

Gideon Haigh

Book

"In a quiet Sydney street in 1937, a seven year-old immigrant boy drowned in a ditch that had filled with rain after being left unfenced by council workers. How the law should deal with the trauma of the family's loss was one of the most complex and....

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Brave new humans  by Sarah Dingle

Brave new humans

Sarah Dingle

Book

"Journalist Sarah Dingle was 27 when she learnt that her identity was a lie. Over dinner one night, her mother casually mentioned Sarah had been conceived using a sperm donor. The man who'd raised Sarah wasn't her father; in fact, she had no idea who...

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House of Kwa  by Mimi Kwa

House of Kwa

Mimi Kwa

Book

"Mimi Kwa ignored the letter for days. When she finally opened it, the news was so shocking her hair turned grey. Why would a father sue his own daughter? The collision was over the estate of Mimi's beloved Aunt Theresa, but its seed had been sown long...

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Letters to my white male friends by Dax-Devlon Ross

Letters to my white male friends

Dax-Devlon Ross

eBook

In Letters to My White Male Friends, Dax-Devlon Ross speaks directly to the millions of middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism. White men are finally realizing that simply not being racist isn't enough to end racism. These...

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Seeing Serena by Gerald Marzorati

Seeing Serena

Gerald Marzorati

eBook

A riveting chronicle of trailblazing tennis champion and cultural icon Serena Williams's turbulent 2019 tour season and a revealing portrait of who she is, both on and off the court. Serena Williams is an undisputed global sports celebrity. Ranked #12...

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What's good by Peter (Chef) Hoffman

What's good

Peter (Chef) Hoffman

eBook

An influential chef and food thinker combines personal stories with explorations into the cultural, historical and botanical backstories of the food we eat and the ingredients we use.

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Beyond the tape  by Marie (Forensic pathologist) Cassidy

Beyond the tape

Marie (Forensic pathologist) Cassid...

Book

"In 1997, Dr Marie Cassidy arrived in Dublin from Glasgow. There to discuss a possible deputy state pathologist post with Professor John Harbison, instead she was whisked by police escort to a Grangegorman murder scene. There was no turning back. She...

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Minerva's French sisters  by Nina Rattner Gelbart

Minerva's French sisters

Nina Rattner Gelbart

Book

"A fascinating collective biography of six female scientists in eighteenth-century France, whose stories were largely written out of history. This book presents the stories of six intrepid Frenchwomen of science in the Enlightenment whose...

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The crown in crisis  by Alexander Larman

The crown in crisis

Alexander Larman

Book

"On December 10, 1936, King Edward VIII brought a great international drama to a close when he abdicated, renouncing the throne of the United Kingdom for himself and his heirs. The reason he gave when addressing his subjects was that he could not fulfill...

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The Auschwitz photographer  by Luca Crippa

The Auschwitz photographer

Luca Crippa

Book

"When Germany invaded Wilhelm Brasse's native Poland in 1939, he was asked to swear allegiance to Hitler and join the Wehrmacht. He refused. He was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp as political prisoner number 3444. A trained portrait photographer,...

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Daughter of the River Country by Dianne O'Brien

Daughter of the River Country

Dianne O'Brien

eBook

"Born in rural Australia in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her parents and placed with a white family. Raised in an era of widespread racism, she grows up believing her Irish adoptive mother is her birth mother. When her adoptive mo...

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The mirror book by Charlotte Grimshaw

The mirror book

Charlotte Grimshaw

eBook

"Brave, explosive, and thought-provoking, this is a powerful memoir. 'It's material, make a story out of it,' was the mantra Charlotte Grimshaw grew up with in her literary family. But when her life suddenly turned upside-down, she needed to re-examine...

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Trejo by Danny Trejo

Trejo

Danny Trejo

eBook

"And you'd never guess that the baddest of the bad-me-would make it out of the prison system and instead of dying in the street as a stone-cold junkie and killer, I'd end up being shot, stabbed, decapitated, blown up, hanged, flattened by an elevator,...

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Stranger care by Sarah Sentilles

Stranger care

Sarah Sentilles

eBook

After deciding not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, try to adopt a baby through foster care. Knowing that the system aims for reunification with the birth family, they open their home to a flurry of social workers wh...

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The Tao of Bowie by Mark (Journalist) Edwards

The Tao of Bowie

Mark (Journalist) Edwards

eAudiobook

The Tao of Bowie is partly a book about David Bowie. But it's mainly a book about you. Buddhism was central to David Bowie's life, but he was a wide-ranging thinker who also drew meaning from other sources including Jungian psychology, Nietzschean ph...

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The coffin confessor by William Edgar

The coffin confessor

William Edgar

eAudiobook

Imagine you are dying with a secret. Something you've never had the courage to tell your friends and family. Or a last wish - a task you need carried out before you can rest in peace. Now imagine there's a man who can take care of all that, who has no...

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A week in September  by Peter Rees

A week in September

Peter Rees

Book

"Doug Heywood was a teenager when he discovered, in a shoebox hidden in a wardrobe, hundreds of letters, all written by his father, Scott Heywood. As a POW on the infamous Burma Railway, Scott wrote almost daily to his young wife, Margery, on scraps of...

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The devil you know  by Gwen Adshead

The devil you know

Gwen Adshead

Book

"Serial homicide. Stalking. Arson. Gang crime. Who are the people behind these acts of terrible violence? What are their stories? And what is it like to sit opposite them? Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain's leading forensic psychiatrists, and she has...

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The madness of grief  by Richard Coles

The madness of grief

Richard Coles

Book

"Whether it is pastoral care for the bereaved, discussions about the afterlife, or being called out to perform the last rites, death is part of the Reverend Richard Coles's life and work. But when his partner the Reverend David Coles died, shortly be...

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The happy traitor  by Simon Kuper

The happy traitor

Simon Kuper

Book

"Those people who were betrayed were not innocent people. They were no better nor worse than I am. It's all part of the intelligence world. If the man who turned me in came to my house today, I'd invite him to sit down and have a cup of tea. George Blake...

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Fracture  by Matthew Parris

Fracture

Matthew Parris

Book

"Matthew Parris, presenter of Great Lives on BBC Radio 4, explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid case histories. Ada Lovelace. Frederick Douglass. Vladimir Lenin. Marie Curie. Frieda Kahlo. Carl Jung. Tupac Shakur....

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The little princesses  by Marion Crawford

The little princesses

Marion Crawford

Book

"This is the story of the Queen's and Princess Maragaret's childhoods and growing years as told by a woman very close to them for many years - "Crawfie." First published in 1950 it caused a huge fuss and the Queen Mother never spoke to her again. However,...

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Victoire by Roland Philipps

Victoire

Roland Philipps

eBook

Mathilde Carre, codenamed 'La Chatte', the cat, then known as Agent Victoire, who was the exceptionally charismatic and daring founder of the 'Big Network'. This was the first Allied intelligence network in Occupied France, which soon grew central to...

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Above and beyond by Saskia Swann

Above and beyond

Saskia Swann

eAudiobook

Heavily in debt, and earning peanuts as a 'trolley dolly', Saskia Swann desperately needed to get her life back on track. After a chance meeting, she landed a job as cabin crew - but this time on a private jet. Suddenly, she found herself transported...

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Bill Cunningham on the street  by Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham on the street

Bill Cunningham

Book

"This official book of photographs houses the 50-year collection of the most iconic and beloved photographs taken by prolific fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, the King of Street Style. The iconic Bill Cunningham was known for wearing a blue work...

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Pālemia  by Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Pālemia

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Book

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Cast a diva  by Lyndsy Spence

Cast a diva

Lyndsy Spence

Book

"The first biography in over 15 years of Maria Callas, and the first to portray her as a feminist icon rather than a bitchy diva. Maria Callas (1923-1977) was the greatest opera diva of all time with a career that remains unmatched by any prima donna....

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Finding the mother tree  by S. (Suzanne) Simard

Finding the mother tree

S. (Suzanne) Simard

Book

"The world-leading scientist of plant communication and intelligence reveals how she discovered the secrets of the forest. No one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the...

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W-3  by Bette Howland

W-3

Bette Howland

Book

"W-3 is a small psychiatric ward in a large university hospital, a world of pills and passes dispensed by an all-powerful staff, a world of veteran patients with grab-bags of tricks, a world of disheveled, moment-to-moment existence on the edge of pe...

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Giving up the ghost by Hilary Mantel

Giving up the ghost

Hilary Mantel

eBook

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Hello, gorgeous by William J. Mann

Hello, gorgeous

William J. Mann

eBook

In this intimate portrait, Mann incisively illuminates Streisand's climb to fame before she became the icon.

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The voice by Ray Warren

The voice

Ray Warren

eBook

"Ray 'Rabbits' Warren is the legendary voice of Australian sports commentary. People tell him he must have drunk a bottle of scotch and smoked a packet of cigarettes every day to have the voice that he has. That's not the case; at least, not any more...

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Presumed Guilty by Simon Warr

Presumed Guilty

Simon Warr

eBook

"A respected boarding school teacher, described by his peers as 'one of the outstanding schoolmasters of his generation', Warr was arrested following an allegation of historical child abuse. The complainant was a former pupil at a school where Warr had...

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How to ruin everything by 1986- author. Watsky

How to ruin everything

1986- author. Watsky

eBook

A New York Times Bestseller "Funny, subversive, and able to excavate such brutally honest sentences that you find yourself nodding your head in wonder and recognition."--Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and lyricist of In the Heights and Hamilton: An Ame...

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Trapped by Rosie Lewis

Trapped

Rosie Lewis

eBook

"Trapped, the first in a series of highly anticipated new titles from foster carer Rosie Lewis, plus The Boy No One Loved, the first title in the bestselling series from foster carer Casey Watson, now combined into a single eBook-only volume. Trapped...

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The girl without a voice by Casey Watson

The girl without a voice

Casey Watson

eBook

"This is the first of several stories about 'difficult' children Casey helped during her time as a behaviour manager at her local comprehensive. Casey has been in the post for six months when thirteen-year-old Imogen joins her class. One of six children...

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Icebound by Andrea Pitzer

Icebound

Andrea Pitzer

Large Print

"The human story has always been one of perseverance-often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Eu...

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(Re)Born in the USA by Roger Bennett

(Re)Born in the USA

Roger Bennett

eBook

One-half of the celebrated Men in Blazers duo, longtime culture and soccer commentator Roger Bennett traces the origins of his love affair with America, and how he went from a depraved, pimply faced Jewish boy in 1980's Liverpool to become the quinte...

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Where you are is not who you are by Ursula Burns

Where you are is not who you are

Ursula Burns

eBook

""I am a black woman who doesn't play golf, doesn't belong to or go to any club, doesn't like NASCAR, doesn't like country music, and has a Science degree in engineering. I speak differently, very fast, with an accent and a set of vernacular that is New...

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What artists wear  by Charlie Porter

What artists wear

Charlie Porter

Book

"Most of us live our lives in our clothes without realizing their power. But in the hands of artists, garments reveal themselves. They are pure tools of expression, storytelling, resistance and creativity: canvases on which to show who we really are....

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Bob Dylan  by Andy Gill

Bob Dylan

Andy Gill

Book

"In this book, lifelong fan and Dylan expert Andy Gill examines the inspiration and significance of the Nobel Prize-winning songwriter's output on official releases, from 1962 to 1969. It was a prolific era for Dylan, and saw the birth of many famous...

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Another history of art  by Anita Kunz

Another history of art

Anita Kunz

Book

"Have you ever awakened from a sleepy delirium one morning and imagined that you lived in a different and glorious world where all the recognized masterpieces in the Western pantheon of art history were painted by women? If not, no problem: The renowned...

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Sista sister  by Candice Brathwaite

Sista sister

Candice Brathwaite

Book

"Candice Brathwaite's much-anticipated second book about all the things she wishes she'd been told when she was young and needed guidance. I Am Not Your Baby Mother was a landmark publication in 2020. A thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational guide...

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Life after  by Evonne Madden

Life after

Evonne Madden

Book

"Having to deal with the loss of loved ones is something that unites us all. Yet we rarely even talk about grief. Life After shares the raw, intimate and inspiring stories of how more than 60 ordinary and well-known Australians have recovered from...

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After the storm  by Emma Jane Unsworth

After the storm

Emma Jane Unsworth

Book

""How did it come to this? I am tough, I am smart, I have lived alone. Now I am cracking, right down the middle..." Six months after the birth of her son, Emma Jane Unsworth finds herself in the eye of a storm. Nothing - from pregnancy to birth and beyond...

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The Queen  by Victoria Murphy

The Queen

Victoria Murphy

Book

"Since she succeeded to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has become respected, celebrated, and beloved around the world. This stunning collection of powerful images illustrates her storied reign in all its glory. More than 300 extraordinary pho...

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The broken house  by Horst Krüger

The broken house

Horst Krüger

Book

"The major rediscovery of a forgotten masterpiece in the mould of Alone in Berlin and Stoner - the literary memoir of a youth in Nazi Germany. In 1965 the German journalist Horst Krüger attended the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt, where 22 former camp ...

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Irma Stern  by Sean O'Toole

Irma Stern

Sean O'Toole

Book

"The vivid and powerful expressionist paintings of Irma Stern were a key factor in the modernization of early 20th-century South African art. Although she was widely recognized during her lifetime, Stern's posthumous fame has dwindled outside her home...

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Fall  by John Preston

Fall

John Preston

Book

"Recounts Maxwell's rise and fall and rise and fall again. Preston weaves backwards and forwards in time to examine the forces that shaped Maxwell, including his childhood as a Jew in occupied Eastern Europe through his failed political ambitions in the...

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138 Dates by Rebekah Campbell

138 Dates

Rebekah Campbell

eBook

Gripping, authentic and inspiring, Rebekah Campbell's quest to find love and happiness is packed with hilarious mistakes and insights that can help us all become better at relationships.

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Stories to tell by Richard Marx

Stories to tell

Richard Marx

eBook

"Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career"--

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Somebody's daughter  by Ashley C. Ford

Somebody's daughter

Ashley C. Ford

Book

"One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins....

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The year of the end  by Anne Theroux

The year of the end

Anne Theroux

Book

"This memoir is based on the diary I kept during 1990, the year that my first marriage came to an end.' After 22 years, spent across four continents, with two children - Louis and Marcel - in 1990 Anne and Paul Theroux decided to separate. For that year,...

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Last chance Texaco  by Rickie Lee Jones

Last chance Texaco

Rickie Lee Jones

Book

"A tender and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing, and tenacious women in music, the two-time Grammy Award-winning "premiere song-stylist and songwriter of her generation" (New Yorker), Rickie Lee Jones. Have you met Ms. Jones?...

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Brat  by Andrew McCarthy

Brat

Andrew McCarthy

Book

"Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and Less than Zero, and as a charter member of Hollywood's Brat Pack. That iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs included Rob Lowe, Mol...

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Three mothers  by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Three mothers

Anna Malaika Tubbs

Book

"Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son...

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Inventory of a life mislaid  by Marina Warner

Inventory of a life mislaid

Marina Warner

Book

"Inventory of a Life Mislaid follows Marina Warner's beautiful, penniless young mother Ilia as she leaves southern Italy in 1945 to travel alone to London. Her husband, an English colonel, is still away in the war in the East as she begins to learn how...

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Hammer of the gods  by Stephen Davis

Hammer of the gods

Stephen Davis

Book

"The members of Led Zeppelin are major deities in the pantheon of rock gods. The first and heaviest of the heavy metal monsters, they violently shook the foundations of rock music and took no prisoners on the road. Their tours were legendary, their lives...

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What I talk about when I talk about running  by Haruki Murakami

What I talk about when I talk about running

Haruki Murakami

Book

"In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critic...

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Greater fortune by Marie Cosgrove

Greater fortune

Marie Cosgrove

eBook

"When she refused to take a pay cut, Marie Cosgrove was cut loose. So she started her own business . . . and a few years later, she bought the company that had fired her. She didn't give up--she became greater. And you can, too. Whether it's everyday...

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Winter pasture  by Juan Li

Winter pasture

Juan Li

Book

"Li Juan and her mother own a small convenience store in the Altai Mountains in Northwestern China, where she writes about her life among grasslands and snowy peaks. To her neighbors' surprise, Li decides to join a family of Kazakh herders as they take...

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Anni & Josef Albers  by Nicholas Fox Weber

Anni & Josef Albers

Nicholas Fox Weber

Book

"A spectacular and unprecedented visual biography of the leading pioneers and protagonists of modern art and design - Josef - painter, designer, and teacher - and Anni Albers - textile artist and printmaker - are among the twentieth century's most i...

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Two Hitlers and a Marilyn  by Adam Andrusier

Two Hitlers and a Marilyn

Adam Andrusier

Book

"Adam Andrusier spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs. After writing to every famous person he could think of, from Frank Sinatra to Colonel Gaddafi, he soon jostled with the paparazzi at stage doors and came face-to-face with the most famous people...

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Earthed  by Rebecca Schiller

Earthed

Rebecca Schiller

Book

"In 2017, Rebecca Schiller turned fantasy to reality and moved her family to a countryside smallholding for a life of sowing and growing. But as the first few years go by, and the ever-expanding list of tasks builds to a cacophony, it becomes clear that...

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My Silent War by Kim Philby

My Silent War

Kim Philby

eBook

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It never ends by Tom Scharpling

It never ends

Tom Scharpling

eBook

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Reawakened by Jeff Evans

Reawakened

Jeff Evans

eBook

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Ray Stone  by Gordon Campbell

Ray Stone

Gordon Campbell

Book

"The Nuvolari Alfa P3; ex-Moss Maserati 250F; Paul Fahey's Lotus Cortina, Shelby Mustang and Escort FVA/FVC, Ray Stone's place in New Zealand motorsport history is unequalled. Working with national and international drivers he earned the respect of all...

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Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet

Book

"Featuring newly commissioned essays and photography of rarely exhibited works, this book highlights the radicalism of Jean Dubuffet, who was one of the most provocative voices of the postwar avant-garden. 1940s occupied Paris, Jean Dubuffet began to...

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Whole brain living  by Jill Bolte Taylor

Whole brain living

Jill Bolte Taylor

Book

"At age 37, Harvard neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a massive left-hemisphere stroke that took away her ability to speak, walk, read, write, or remember any of her life-and gave her an unprecedented, profound experience of dwelling in the r...

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Memories of Eden  by Violette Shamash

Memories of Eden

Violette Shamash

Book

"As a privileged young woman growing up with her extended family in Baghdad, Violette Shamash relives the excitement of a vibrant society coming to terms with daily life, first under Ottoman, then British, and finally pro-Nazi rule, which ended in disaster...

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The day the Nazis came by Stephen R. Matthews

The day the Nazis came

Stephen R. Matthews

Large Print

"By the time he was six, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him, walked with Jews straight...

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In the Heights  by Lin-Manuel Miranda

In the Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book

"Lin-Manuel Miranda gives readers an extraordinary inside look at "In the Heights," his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster. Miranda offers untold stories, perceptive essays, and the lyrics to...

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