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 Memoir

Reading Level:General Adult

Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son Luke and was then shot by police at the Tyabb c... read more

A Mother's Story
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Good Muslim Boy is Osamah Sami’s true depiction of his life as a young Muslim man. From his early life with his family in Iran during the Iran/Iraq war, to their migration to Australia, his tale is in turns comic and tragic, and explores the universal truths of growing up, falling in love a... read more

Good Muslim Boy
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 Autobiography

Series:My Struggle
Awards:Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014. Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.

"'It's unbelievable... It's completely blown my mind' Zadie Smith /b>arl Ove Knausgaard writes about his life with painful honesty. He writes about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpr... read more

A Death in the Family (My Struggle #1)
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Despite her best efforts (and the fact that she was once voted 'TV's most spankable personality'), Sami Lukis has always been romantically challenged. Aside from a handful of serious long-term relationships, she's been a serial dater for the better part of thirty years. It's not... read more

Romantically Challenged
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Stand-up comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs have joined forces for the first time to write a very funny collection of stories that examines what it means to be a woman, in today's social media dominated world. And it ain't always easy. Thanks to biology, ageing and the complex require... read more

Women Like Us
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 Biography

'Have you met Mrs Edith Coleman? If not you must - I am sure you will like her - she's just A1 and a splendid naturalist.'In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper, on native Australian orchids, to the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria. Ove... read more

The Wasp and The Orchid
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Sofija Stefanovic was born into a country destined to collapse. With Yugoslavia on the brink of war, her family was torn between the socialist existence they'd always known and the pull of stability on offer in the distant land of Australia. Surrounded by conflict and uncertainty, it... read more

Miss Ex-Yugoslavia
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Most political memoirs are boring. Bob Carr tears up the rules. He plunges in, beginning with the despair of a young man pining for a political career, convinced he's going nowhere, then vaulting to the exhilaration of a premier who, on one day, saves a vast forest and unveil... read more

Run for Your Life
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Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, ... read more

Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment
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From true crime to petty crime - this is the memoir of one of Australia's most experienced court reporters. As a seasoned court reporter, the ABC's Jamelle Wells has filed thousands of stories on murderers, sex offenders, thieves, bad drivers, family feuds and business deals gone wron... read more

Court Reporter
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By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer li... read more

Into the Wild (FTI Edition)
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I PEED ON FELLINI, the long-awaited memoir from legendary film critic David Stratton, is an honest, funny and thoroughly entertaining journey through a remarkable life in film. Passionate since boyhood about the cinema, Stratton has reviewed thousands of movies, directed and adjudicated at internatio... read more

I PEED ON FELLINI : RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE IN FILM
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