Non-Fiction

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

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The fight for a green world is the fight of our lives. And with On Fire, Naomi Klein gives us the ammunition to do it.
In frank, personal terms, she shows us how the only way forward out of a polluted world of our own making is only through policy reform - a concrete set of actions to combat the mounting threat of total environmental catastrophe. What's needed, she argues, is something with radical verve and guaranteed protections- in other words, a New Deal. 
On Fire finds Klein at her most canny and prophetic, and the stakes of our imperiled global situation higher than ever before. In wide-ranging essays reporting from varying stages of ecological crisis - from prescient clarion calls from years ago to our panicked present - Klein wakes us up from our environmental sleepwalk and sets us on a course of potent, necessary action.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No LogoThe Shock Doctrine,This Changes Everything- Capitalism vs the Climate, and No Is Not Enough- Defeating the New Shock Politics. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent. Recent articles have also appeared in the GuardianThe NationThe New York Times, the New Yorker and Le Monde. In November 2016 she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in Australia.

ISBN-13 9780241410738
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Allen Lane

We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden and crammed with impersonal statistics. We Can Save the World Before Dinner is different - accessible, immediate, and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice straight away. 
A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Giving up meat is incredibly hard and nobody is perfect - but just cutting back is much easier and still has a huge positive effect on the environment. Just changing our dinners - cutting out meat for one meal per day - is enough to change the world.
With his distinctive wit, insight and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is IlluminatedExtremely Loud and Incredibly CloseEating Animals and Here I Am. He has also edited a new modern edition of the sacred Jewish HaggadahEverything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He edited the anthology A Convergence of Birds- Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris ReviewConjunctions and the New Yorker. Jonathan Safran Foer teaches Creative Writing at New York University .

ISBN-13 9780241405956
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
240
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell

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In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas. Minutes later she was arrested and jailed. Three days later, she committed suicide in her cell. What went wrong? Talking to Strangers is all about what happens when we encounter people we don't know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us.
How do we make sense of the unfamiliar? Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie? Why do we so often fail to 'get' other people? 
Through a series of puzzles, encounters and misunderstandings, from little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected. You will read about the spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the man who saw through the fraudster Bernie Madoff, the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox. You will discover that strangers are never simple.
No one shows us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, and how we all might know a little more about those we don't.

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five international bestsellers- The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

ISBN-13 9780241351574
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Allen Lane

Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide by Richard Dawkins

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Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In twelve chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being.
For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory read.

Richard Dawkins is author of The Selfish Gene, voted The Royal Society's Most Inspiring Science Book of All Time, and also the bestsellers The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, The God Delusion, and two volumes of autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder and Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford and both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. In 2013, Dawkins was voted the world's top thinker in Prospect magazine's poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries.

ISBN-13 9781787631212
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
17th September 2019
Publisher:
Random House

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind by Tom Holland

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Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western history. Even the increasing number in the West today who have abandoned the faith of their forebears, and dismiss all religion as pointless superstition, remain recognisably its heirs. Seen close-up, the division between a sceptic and a believer may seem unbridgeable. Widen the focus, though, and Christianity's enduring impact upon the West can be seen in the emergence of much that has traditionally been cast as its nemesis: in science, in secularism, and yes, even in atheism. That is why DOMINION will place the story of how we came to be what we are, and how we think the way that we do, in the broadest historical context. Ranging in time from the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to the on-going migration crisis in Europe today, and from Nebuchadnezzar to the Beatles, it will explore just what it was that made Christianity so revolutionary and disruptive; how completely it came to saturate the mind-set of Latin Christendom; and why, in a West that has become increasingly doubtful of religion's claims, so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian. The aim is twofold: to make the reader appreciate just how novel and uncanny were Christian teachings when they first appeared in the world; and to make ourselves, and all that we take for granted, appear similarly strange in consequence. We stand at the end-point of an extraordinary transformation in the understanding of what it is to be human: one that can only be fully appreciated by tracing the arc of its parabola over millennia.

Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. He is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and the Tragedy of the Roman Republic, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Persian Fire, his history of the Graeco-Persian wars, won the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award in 2006; Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom, a panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000; In the Shadow of the Sword, which covers the collapse of Roman and Persian power in the Near East, and the emergence of Islam; and Dynasty, a portrait of Rome's first imperial dynasty. He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC. His translation of Herodotus was published in 2013 by Penguin Classics and followed in 2016 by a history of thelstan published under the Penguin Monarchs series, and in 2019 thelfl d England's Forgotten Founder as a Ladybird Expert Book. In 2007, he was the winner of the Classical Association prize, awarded to 'the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome'. Holland is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Making History. He has written and presented a number of TV documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, on subjects ranging from religion to dinosaurs. He served two years as the Chair of the Society of Authors; as Chair of the PLR Advisory Committee and was on the committee of the Classical Association.

ISBN-13 9781408706961
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
608
Available:
10th September 2019
Publisher:
Little Brown

Smashed Avocado: How I Cracked the Property Market and You Can Too by Nicole Haddow

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At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years' later she was a home-owner. 
In Smashed Avocado, Nicole explains the steps she took to purchase her own home, alongside detailed case studies of other people who have found ways to enter the property market. She shares practical tips from financial planners, mortgage brokers, buyers' agents, real-estate agents and other property experts, and the acquired wisdom of a new generation of homeowners - down to the micro-details. She even thrashes it out with Bernard Salt, the man who said young people should stop splashing out on expensive brunches if they want to own their own home. Buying property remains a worthwhile investment, and young people are inventing innovative ways of achieving it, including rentvesting, flipping, Airbnb, tiny homes, buying regionally and more. 
Nicole's story is inspiring and optimistic - but, most importantly, it's realistic.The home ownership dream might look different today, but it's still possible to make it a reality.

Nicole Haddow is a Melbourne-based journalist. Buying her first home led Nicole to become passionate about helping people enter the property market.
She was the executive property writer for the Australian Financial Review. She documents alternative methods of purchasing your first home at smashedavocado.net.

ISBN-13 9781760641498
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available
: 3rd September 2019
Publisher:
Black Inc

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta

This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schr dinger's cat.
Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?
Sand Talk provides a template for living. It's about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It's about how we learn and how we remember. It's about talking to everybody and listening carefully. It's about finding different ways to look at things.
Most of all it's about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.

ISBN-13 9781925773996
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
3rd September 2019
Publisher:
Text Publishing

Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World by Thomas Harding

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In the early 1800s Lehmann Gluckstein and his family escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe and made their way to Whitechapel in the East End of London. There, starting with nothing, they worked tirelessly to pull themselves out of poverty, creating a small tobacco factory that quickly grew to become the largest catering company in the world- J. Lyons.
For over a century, Lyons was everywhere. Its restaurants and corner houses were on every high street, its coffee and tea in every cup, its products in every home. By bringing the world to the British people, the company transformed the way we eat, drink and are entertained - democratising luxury and globalising our tastes. But it was a victory that was not easily won - a story of the virtue of hard work, perseverance and an indomitable spirit in the face of repeated obstacles- poverty, hatred and injustice. It is a tale that is rarely told, of an immigrant family's journey from rags to riches- the story of the British Dream.
Legacy charts the rise and fall of one of the most influential dynasties in British history through the lives of five astonishing generations, bound together by an unbreakable code. This is a sweeping yet intimate work of history, filled with stories of sacrifice and selflessness, betrayal and personal tragedy, Empire and its cost, and success on an unimaginable scale. It is also an illuminating new exploration of Britain and its place in the world, from the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.

 Thomas Harding is an author and journalist who has written for the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian, among other publications. He co-founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning documentary maker. He also ran a local newspaper in West Virginia, winning the West Virginia Association of Justice's Journalist of the Year Award, before moving back to England in 2011, where he now lives with his family. He is the author of Hanns and Rudolf, a Sunday Timesbestseller and winner of the JQ-Wingate Prize; the internationally acclaimed Kadian Journal- A Father's StoryThe House by the Lake, a Costa Biography Award and Orwell Prize nominee; and Blood on the Page, winner of the 2018 Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction.

ISBN-13 9781785150890
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
560
Available:
3rd September 2019
Publisher:
Random House

Church of the Open Sky by Nat Young

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What makes for a surfing life? With a blaze of groundbreaking performances and a swag of titles claimed from all over the world to his name, Australian world champion surfer Nat Young might know. His seventieth birthday inspired some reflection on exactly that, and on the waves and characters that have marked his remarkable life - Miki Dora and Midget Farrelly to name a few.
But surfing for Nat Young - and so many like-minded surfers - has never been about winning, never been about the sport. It's a calling, an endless quest, a philosophy, a religion. Most of all, surfing is a way of life that has underpinned his other identities as board shaper, film producer, writer, raconteur, conservationist, activist, pilot, husband, father.
Candid and wryly observed, Church of the Open Sky explores what it means to be a surfer, with a collection of true stories of Nat's surfing life - and the friends, foes and heroes he's met along the way.

Nat Young is a World Champion Australian surfer and author, who grew up in the small coastal suburb of Collaroy. He was runner-up in the Australian Junior Championship in 1966, won three Australian titles in 1966, 1967 and 1969, won the Bells Beach Surf Classic four times, and was named World Champion in 1966 and again in 1970. He is celebrated for pioneering the shortboard revolution in surfing. He has appeared in a number of surf movies, including the iconic Endless Summer, and produced two documentaries of his own- Fall Line and The History of Australian Surfing. His books include Nat's Nat and That's That, The Complete History of Surfing, Surfing Fundamentals and Surf Rage. Nat is married to Ti Deaton. He has four children- Naomi and Beau Young from his first marriage, and Nava and Bryce Young with Ti. He divides his time between the North Coast of New South Wales and the Sun Valley in the US, and still enjoys paddling out to a catch a wave every chance he gets.

ISBN-13 9780143796718
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
252
Available:
20th August 2019
Publisher:
Michael Joseph

Jack Charles: A Born-again Blakfella

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Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on him that endured long after he reconnected with his Aboriginal roots and discovered his stolen identity. Even today he feels like an outsider; a loner; a fringe dweller.
In this honest and no-holds-barred memoir, Uncle Jack reveals the 'ups and downs of this crazy, drugged up, locked up, fucked up, and at times unbelievable, life'. From his sideline as a cat burglar, battles with drug addiction and stints in prison, to gracing the nation's stages and screens as he dazzled audiences with his big personality and acting prowess, he takes us through the most formative moments of his life. 
By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Jack Charles- A Born-again Blakfella is a candid and uplifting memoir from one of Australia's finest and most beloved actors.

Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life- actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year.
But the title he's most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder.

ISBN-13 9780143792222
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
20th August 2019
Publisher:
Penguin Australia

Venom: Vendettas, Betrayals and the Price of Power by David Crowe

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A cracking account of the rivalries and hatreds that split the Liberal Party, brought down Malcolm Turnbull and propelled Scott Morrison to power.

David Crowe is the chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and a regular commentator on national affairs on the ABC's Insiders program, the Nine Network, ABC's Radio National and Sky News. In a career spanning 25 years, he has covered federal politics as the national affairs editor of The Australian and the chief political correspondent of The Australian Financial Review as well as reporting on business as a correspondent in the United States.

ISBN-13 9781460757963
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
19th August 2019
Publisher:
Harper Collins Publishers

Baggy Green Legends: The Cap. The Courage. The Camaraderie. by Martin Lenehan

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For more than 140 years, our baggy green heroes have captured the hearts of
fans who follow their fortunes with pride and passion.
Compiled by former Inside Edge editor Martin Lenehan, who has covered cricket in print and on radio for 25 years, 'Baggy Green Legends' pays tribute to the most sacred piece of headwear in Australian sport and the men and women who wear it with distinction.
Featuring more than 150 magnificent images and the unique insights of Mark Taylor, Allan Border, Nathan Lyon, Ian Healy, Jason Gillespie, Colin Miller, Rick McCosker, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and more, 'Baggy Green Legends' takes you on a journey from the making of the cap to the emotional presentation to debutants and the buzz of singing the team song after a win.
Find out which Aussie sporting legend 'AB' presented one of his treasured baggy green caps to and share the moment Mike Hussey passed the coveted role of song master to Nathan Lyon.
Take a trip down memory lane with 'Baggy Green Legends' and revel in the rich history of our national game.

ISBN-13 9781925695922
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
244
Available:
6th August 2019
Publisher:
Bauer Books

Mrs Escobar: My Life With Pablo by Victoria Eugenia Henao

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The story of Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful and violent criminals of all time has fascinated the world. Yet the one person closest to him has never spoken out - until now. Maria Victoria Henao met Pablo when she was 13, eloped with him at 15, and despite his numerous infidelities and violence, stayed by his side for the following 16 years until his death. At the same time, she urged him to make peace with his enemies and managed to negotiate her and her children's freedom after Pablo's demise. 
On the 25th anniversary of Pablo's death, the most intriguing character in the Escobar narrative is ready to share her story and reveal the real man behind the legend.

Victoria Eugenia Henao was only thirteen years old when she first met Pablo Escobar in her hometown of Envigado, Colombia. Married at fifteen, she was soon swept up in a terrifying world of violence and fear, as Pablo Escobar became the most feared drug lord in the world. After his death Victoria sought refuge in Argentia, where she resides today.

ISBN-13 9781785039928
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
368
Available:
6th August 2019
Publisher:
Ebury Australia

The Gap: An Australian Paramedic's Summer on the Edge by Benjamin Gilmour

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In this riveting memoir, Gilmour recounts the call-outs that summer- some dangerous, some gruesome, some downright ridiculous. And we meet fellow paramedic John who, they say, can get a laugh out of everyone except the dead. As the city heats up that summer, however, even John begins to lose his sense of humour. People are unravelling - and Benjamin and John are no exception.
The Gap is a vivid portrait of the lead-up to Christmas; an unflinching, no-holds-barred look at what happens after the triple-zero call is made - the drugs, nightclubs, brothels, drunk rich kids, billionaires, domestic disputes, the elderly, emergency births, even a kidnapping. Patients share their innermost feelings, and we witness their loneliness, their despair and their hopes. 
Beautifully written and sharply observed, The Gap exposes the fragility of our lives and the lengths the paramedics will go to to try to save us.

Benjamin Gilmour has been a paramedic for 20 years. He is also an author and film director. His last film, Jirga, was Australia's submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, 2019, and won the Best Independent Film at the AACTA Awards. His other films include Paramedico (2012) and Son of a Lion (2008), which was selected for the Berlinale. He is the author of the best-selling book Paramedico - Around the World by Ambulance, a tie-in with his film of the same name, and Warrior Poets about the making of his first feature film in Pakistan. His children's book, The Travel Bug, with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock is published by Penguin Random House. He is based in northern New South Wales, Australia, where he lives with his wife Kaspia and three children.

ISBN-13 9781760890209
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
6th August 2019
Publisher:
Ebury Australia

Growing Up Queer In Australia by Benjamin Law

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Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTQIA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, genders, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia.
'For better or worse, sooner or later, life conspires to reveal you to yourself, and this is growing up.'
With contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw, Kerryn Phelps and many more.

 Benjamin Law is the author of Gaysia, the memoir The Family Law, which he adapted for SBS TV, and a Quarterly Essay- Moral Panic. A columnist for Fairfax's Good Weekend magazine, Law has also written for The Monthly, Frankie, QWeekend, The Big Issue, Crikey and Griffith Review.

ISBN-13 9781760640866
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
288
Available:
6th August 2019
Publisher:
Black Inc

A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher

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A beautiful woman in winged eyeliner and a low-cut top lies on a bed urging her favourite cricketer to win the next match. In another post, she pouts at the camera from a hot tub. She posts a selfie with a cleric, wearing his cap at a jaunty angle. Her posts are viewed millions of times and the comments beneath them are full of hate. As her notoriety grows, the comments made about her on national talk shows are just as vitriolic. They call her Pakistan's Kim Kardashian, they say she'll do anything for attention. When she's murdered, they're transfixed by the footage of her body. 
Drawing on interviews and in-depth research, Sanam Maher pieces together Qandeel's life from the village where she grew up in the backwaters of rural Pakistan, to her stint in a women's shelter after escaping her marriage, to her incarnation as a social media sensation and the Muslim world's most unlikely feminist icon.

Sanam Maher is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. For more than a decade, she has covered stories on Pakistan's art and culture, business, politics, religious minorities and women. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesAl JazeeraThe CaravanRoads and Kingdoms and BuzzfeedA Woman Like Her is her first book.

ISBN-13 9781526607577
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
5th August 2019
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

A Lot With A Little by Tim Costello

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In this evocative memoir, Tim Costello explores the people and experiences that have shaped him into a socially active fighter for the world’s most challenging issues. Tracing each defining stage of his life with stark insight and honesty, Tim untangles his ongoing struggle to align his self-perceptions with his choices and what his life represents. 
 More than a simple life story, this is a book about individual and community, public and private, spiritual and material, equality and liberty – and, most of all, about faith and its power to sustain in the face of the world’s big issues. Challenging and thought provoking no matter what your beliefs, this is a book to savour and re-read.

Tim Costello is one of Australia’s leading voices on social justice and global poverty, and has been instrumental in ensuring these issues are placed on the national and international agenda. He travelled the world for work in poverty alleviation and emergency relief as he led World Vision in Australia for thirteen years. Tim is an ordained Baptist minister and had years building community and addressing issues of justice in St Kilda and Melbourne. Tim was named in the Australian of the Year awards in 2006 and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005.  His previous bestselling books include HopeFaithStreets of Hope and Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher.

ISBN-13 9781743795521
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
336
Available:
1st August 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books

Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed and Broken Governance Failed Australia by Adele Ferguson

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The shocking truth about Australia's financial institutions, as told by the journalist who did most to bring about Australia's banking royal commission. Against all the odds Australia ended up with a banking royal commission. Since hearings began in 2018, revelations about banking and insurance company practices have rocked the nation. Even defenders of the banks have been blindsided. In Banking Bad, Adele Ferguson traces the origins of the banking scandal to the early 1990s, when buckets of money began pouring into compulsory superannuation funds, set up by Labor Treasurer Paul Keating. Attracted by the increasing cash, banks devised corrupt and questionable practices to get their hands on funds, along with aggressive selling practices that ignored due diligence, trust and honesty. Drawing on her multiple sources who led her to break the story of malpractice - the individuals, business owners, farmers and ordinary people who lost everything - Adele also looks at the falls from grace at the hands of the royal commission of some of the country's most highly ranked captains of industry, the failure of regulators and recommendations of the commissioner, Kenneth Hayne. And she asks whereto from here? This is a book every person with a bank account should read and learn from.

Adele Ferguson is a multi-award winning senior business writer and columnist for leading Fairfax newspapers The AgeThe Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review. She is a regular guest reporter on ABC's Four Corners and she is the author of the best-selling unauthorised biography on Gina Rinehart, the richest woman in Australia. Her series of investigations into the banks over the past five years helped bring about a royal commission into the sector.

ISBN-13 9780733340116
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
400
Available:
22nd July 2019
Publisher:
ABC Books

The Prettiest Horse In The Glue Factory by Corey White

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Corey White was a golden child. He knew this because his father would hit his mother and his sisters but not him. And his mother adored him so much she let him drop out of primary school. 
After losing his father to jail and his mother to heroin, though, he became a target for cruelty and dysfunction in foster homes. A scholarship to a prestigious boarding school lifted him out of foster care and awakened a love of learning and reading for him, but this was soon overwhelmed by a crushing depression and drug addiction.
Through it all, he kept thinking - sometimes hoping, sometimes fearing - that he was destined for something bigger. Would he find salvation in the halls of a university, or a poetically grimy crack den, or through love? Or would the golden glow that had been in him since childhood ultimately fade, leaving only darkness and ruin?
The Prettiest Horsein the Glue Factory is a memoir of trauma and survival that will break yourheart and then show you how to rebuild it. It is a powerful, lyrical and darklyfunny debut from one of Australia's brightest young comedians.

 There are few voices in comedy as unique and potent as Corey White. In 2014, Corey performed his debut stand up show, The Cane Toad Effect - a staggeringly personal story of his experience growing up in foster care, surviving domestic violence, recovering from drug addiction and dealing with mental illness. He handled this material with a deftness and humour that far exceeded his experience, garnering critical praise and winning Best Show at the 2014 Sydney Fringe and Best Newcomer Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.
He was later profiled on ABC TV's Australian Story, shining a light on his and his sister's experience growing up in the foster care system and the path that took him all the way to the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. In late 2016 he was selected to have his show recorded as part of the ABC Next Gen comedy series. In 2018, Corey White's Roadmap to Paradise,a series created by Corey for the ABC, finally solved all the world's problems while continuing to advocate for change for kids stuck in our dysfunctional foster care system. He is also very funny.

ISBN-13 9780670079346
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
288
Available:
16th July 2019
Publisher:
Penguin Australia

On Eating Meat by Matthew Evans

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How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.

Matthew Evans is a former chef and food critic, now a Tasmanian smallholder, restaurateur and food activist. He raises pigs, milks cows, tends a garden, runs a farm restaurant and teaches from Fat Pig Farm, in the picturesque Huon Valley. Matthew is the star of the long-running SBS TV show The Gourmet Farmer as well as food documentaries What's the Catch? and For the Love of Meat. He is the author of twelve books, including the authoritative and internationally bestselling Real Food Companion and The Gourmet Farmer Deli Book, as well as his autobiography Never Order Chicken on a Monday followed by The Dirty Chef.

ISBN-13 9781760637699
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
312
Available:
1st July 2019
Publisher:
Murdoch Books