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Cut Off by Col Foley

Cut Off

by Col Foley

Australian Fiction

How did a runt from an impoverished U.S. farm family come to be a sensitive, but highly-trained, killer?

From Technocrat to Leader by Donald Macrae Gordon

From Technocrat to Leader

by Donald Macrae Gordon

Business
Leadership

This book provides practical guidance to all people who are on the path to becoming leaders. The author focuses on the foundations of leadership — trust and care.

Picture a Dry Riverbed by Geoff Hazel

Picture a Dry Riverbed

by Geoff Hazel

Memoir

The time: 1999. The location: The mountainous district of Ermera, East Timor. The Participants: Locals from the various Timorese factions; Indonesian Police and Military; International Electoral Observers; United Nations personnel, paid staff,...

My Gay Husband by Leanne Azzopardi

My Gay Husband

by Leanne Azzopardi

Memoir

In January 2016, Christina's life is turned upside down when a mysterious white envelope is placed inside her hand by Julian, her husband of twenty-one years.

The Kissing House by Michael Pert

The Kissing House

by Michael Pert

Thriller

2001. East Timor remains a dangerous place. Memories of pro‑Indonesian savagery linger, a resurgent militia threatens, and a secret war rages between Indonesia and Australia.

Alley Kid by Bronwin Dargaville

Alley Kid

by Bronwin Dargaville

Young Adult Fiction

At almost fifteen, Jess exists alone in a life which has known few luxuries.
A desperate attempt one night to free herself from her past is only the beginning of a new roller coaster ride of abuse and betrayal. She is thrust among strangers w...

Cold Deep Waters by L. J. Hobson

Cold Deep Waters

by L. J. Hobson

Autobiography

Cold Deep Waters on the shores of Botany Bay Australia becomes the setting and sympathetic home for the secret Hanover line. A family cast adrift, torn between two vastly different worlds.

Backpackers - A Tale of Boats, Girls and Unholy Alliances by Ian Dolby

Backpackers - A Tale of Boats, Girls and Unholy Alliances

by Ian Dolby

Australian Fiction
Thriller

Harry Stevens, the Middle-Eastern war hero from Hitch-Hikers, the first book in the Firebird series, thought that having dinner at the pub and chatting up the waitress was a safe and pleasant way to pass an evening, but circumstances conspire to d...

For Whom the River Runs by Wayne F.A. Pappin

For Whom the River Runs

by Wayne F.A. Pappin

Australian Fiction

For Whom the River Runs is a novel set in a small country town in 1954. It is a tragic tale of power and prejudice and the trials and tribulations of two boys whose innocence is tested by an environment jaundiced by the harsh realities of manipula...

The Silk Road Wars by Frank Spencer

The Silk Road Wars

by Frank Spencer

Historical Fiction

The Silk Roads created a vast trading empire which made China the wealthiest of nations. This also made China the prize other nations strived to plunder.

Ready Aim Fire by James Unkles

Ready Aim Fire

by James Unkles

Australian History

In 1902, three Australian volunteers who served with the British Army during the Anglo Boer War were tried and sentenced for executing Boer combatants. Lieutenants Harry 'Breaker' Morant and Peter Handcock were executed and George Witton sentenced...

Walk Back in Time by Judith Flitcroft

Walk Back in Time

by Judith Flitcroft

Historical Fiction

“Shafts of memory like light from thunderclouds before a storm swept over them. There had been another time and another place when they had walked this path together.”

Foul Luck and Outrageous Fortune by Rick Hore-Lacy

Foul Luck and Outrageous Fortune

by Rick Hore-Lacy

Memoir

Rick Hore-Lacy, law-student-turned-horse-trainer who became an Aussie legend in the sport of horse racing. The outspoken larrikin caused a furor in the Elite horse racing industry by breaking conventions with his vociferous opinions and infamous a...

Rockefeller and the Demise of Ibu Pertiwi by Kerry B. Collison

Rockefeller and the Demise of Ibu Pertiwi

by Kerry B. Collison

Historical Fiction

In 1961, and one month following the disappearance of Michael C. Rockefeller off the southern coast of what was then known as Dutch Western New Guinea, Indonesia invaded and annexed the territory and commenced the systematic slaughter of indigenou...

The Aborigine and the Drover by John Lynch

The Aborigine and the Drover

by John Lynch

Historical Fiction

In the 1860's in the Colony of Victoria, Tabu an aborigine goes 'walkabout' after a violent tribal fight during which his brother is killed. He rescues the wife of a drover/farmer — Michael, who is an escaped Convict.

Guess I'll Just Keep on Walking by Noel Braun

Guess I'll Just Keep on Walking

by Noel Braun

Spirituality

Since the suicide of Maris, his beloved wife of forty-two years, Noel Braun struggled to find himself. All his life assumptions were overturned and he lost his sense of identity. Endeavouring to find some anchorage, he embarked on a spiritual ques...

Eliyahu's Mistress by Roger Mendelson

Eliyahu's Mistress

by Roger Mendelson

Fiction

Steven is a dynamic marketing man, Jewish but not religious. When he begins developing a new business strategy for an established chain of Church-run op-shops, he quickly forms a strong working relationship with Frances, one of the board members.

Bloke Raising Boys by Russell Miles

Bloke Raising Boys

by Russell Miles

Relationships

David's two teenage sons won't do their homework and don't like the bolognaise sauce he has cooked, his bicycle tyre is flat, the current subject of romantic interest hasn't phoned back and a school pullover has been lost.

Brothers in Exile by Leon Isackson

Brothers in Exile

by Leon Isackson

Historical

An exciting journey through Australian history from 1812 to 1937, as the author sets out to solve the secrets of a mysterious grandmother he never knew.

The Day Was Made for Walking by Noel Braun

The Day Was Made for Walking

by Noel Braun

Memoir

Noel Braun yearns to walk the Camino, the ancient pilgrimage route that leads across France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Since the suicide of Maris, his beloved wife of forty-two years, he has struggled to find himself.

Shadow of the Wheel by Pat Kelly

Shadow of the Wheel

by Pat Kelly

Historical Fiction

The mighty water-wheel at Laxey mines in the Isle of Man has been set in motion. In its great shadow, Sarah and Patrick have fallen in love. It is a love that must be kept secret, for Patrick is Irish.

Trochus Against the Odds by Warren Hill

Trochus Against the Odds

by Warren Hill

Memoir

After being forced out of his previous livelihood, Warren Hill recovers a wrecked vessel considered to be near-unsalvageable, intending to transform it into a vessel tailor-made for collecting trochus shells off the Queensland coast.

Lick Your Problems Not Your Wounds by Tom Henderson

Lick Your Problems Not Your Wounds

by Tom Henderson

Self Help

“We often feel overwhelmed by tragedy, both on a global scale and from our own personal hardships. However, by surrendering to defeatism and negativity we do nothing towards building a better world. Worse still, at a personal level we fall i...

Well, This is Growing Up by Megan Street

Well, This is Growing Up

by Megan Street

Self Help

WHY ME?!
Have you ever wondered that?
What if I was to tell you that all the crap stuff you go through, consider bad, sucky and downright shit is actually doing you good?!
Although you may not see it now, every negative has a positi...

When Tears Ran Dry by Vivian Waring

When Tears Ran Dry

by Vivian Waring

Australian Fiction

In the mid-sixties Therrie receives a letter from an unknown soldier serving overseas. Falling hopelessly in love, she is catapulted on a course of love and adventure, unprepared for heartache and pain long after the Vietnam War is over.

The Longest Journey by Amanda Stuart

The Longest Journey

by Amanda Stuart

Psychology

In The Longest Journey: finding the true self, Amanda Stuart describes how clients, men and women, addressed a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression.

Kaha the Overweight Kunekune Pig by Bronwyn Holley

Kaha the Overweight Kunekune Pig

by Bronwyn Holley

Children's

Kaha is overweight and doesn't have the energy to chase chooks, play catch or jump through hoops with his brothers and sisters. Will he achieve his goal of becoming healthy and happy?

Stalker, Stalker - Know How It Feels by Therese Sullivan

Stalker, Stalker - Know How It Feels

by Therese Sullivan

Thriller

Kim has finally got her life just how she wants it. She has the job she wanted, has bought her home, which she currently shares with her best friend. She just wants to focus on advancing her career and having a bit of fun.

Two Wishes by Tom Henderson

Two Wishes

by Tom Henderson

Children's

Once upon a time there was a young frog who was dissatisfied with his lot in life. He yearned to fly around the world and do exciting things. Much to his surprise a good fairy drops by his pond and grants him his wish.

East Coast Swaggie by Ted Day

East Coast Swaggie

by Ted Day

Australian Fiction

In the 1930s, the Great Depression caused chaos around the world. Unemployment in Australia reached a staggering 30%. Unemployed Sydney Harbour Bridge construction worker Harry E Kelly left his home, wife and four year old daughter ...

Kings Run by Ray King

Kings Run

by Ray King

Memoir

This richly varied account of a life spanning seven decades is more than a memoir about success in business. From the author's early years growing up in a medium sized town in Western Victoria during and immediately after the Second World War it t...

A Migrant's Hopeful Dawn by Sotirios Demosthenes Manolopoulos

A Migrant's Hopeful Dawn

by Sotirios Demosthenes Manolopoulos

Memoir

Sotirios 'Sam' Manolopoulos migrated to Australia in 1955 after a childhood in western Greece marred by poverty and war. Though Sam arrived in his adopted nation Australia with little more than the clothes on his back, he began his odyssey possess...

Sunrise in the West by Glen Natalier

Sunrise in the West

by Glen Natalier

Historical Fiction

World War II is ending. The enemy is advancing. In the far north-eastern reaches of the Empire, the German citizens are terrified. The victorious Russian army is determined to sweep the area clean of German settlement and reports of atrocities are...

Across Time and Space by Mala Naidoo

Across Time and Space

by Mala Naidoo

Fiction

A contemporary story of fractured pasts, intriguing encounters, insularity, professional harassment and the capacity to live for others.

Luca Goes to Dudesville by Maria Demasi

Luca Goes to Dudesville

by Maria Demasi

Children's

Luca goes to dudesville takes young readers on a journey into the imaginary world of Dudesville, where 8-year-old Luca learns important lessons about life, virtues and resilience.

Parramatta River Talks by Ana Calero

Parramatta River Talks

by Ana Calero

Historical Fiction

This is a story of a family saga in an historical setting. It starts with the arrival of white men that came from England and settled on the shores of a new land. The story centres on the Parramatta Region of New South Wales, Australia.

The Maori Conflict by Sean Hampsey

The Maori Conflict

by Sean Hampsey

Historical Fiction

In the early 1800's a French veteran of Napoleon Bonaparte's wars escapes to New Zealand from the penal settlement of New South Wales. After being captured, he chances his way into the inner-sanctum of a powerful Maori tribe.

Our Stem of Hope - The Andrew Curtis Story by Linda Curtis

Our Stem of Hope - The Andrew Curtis Story

by Linda Curtis

Memoir
Medical

Earth shattering. Life changing. World altering. Such profound phrases, but they all seem monumentally inadequate when attempting to articulate the impact that Andrew's illness has had. Not only on us as individuals and life partners, but on our ...

Billy Two by Gary Boyd

Billy Two

by Gary Boyd

Australian Fiction

The Australian outback is a vast emptiness most people never get the chance to visit. Many that do are overcome by the isolation, the incredible distances and for the most part its deafening silence. However, those lucky ones who live there love the

Real and Reel by Brian McFarlane

Real and Reel

by Brian McFarlane

Biographic
Memoir

A light-hearted, ironic account of a lifetime's addiction. It is one person's story, but it may strike familiar sparks among many others.

Survival by I.M. Edwards

Survival

by I.M. Edwards

Australian Fiction
Thriller

An extraordinary story of romance and adventure in the wake of a tragic cruise-ship disaster. Separated lovers survive, each believing the other to have perished, living on separate islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Coona Girl by Valerie J. Griffiths

Coona Girl

by Valerie J. Griffiths

Memoir
Australian History

In Valerie's lifelong search for her identity, and her sense of belonging, she will discover not only her parentage, but also her family history. What she uncovers is a wealth of true ancestral stories of pioneering and determination.

Jagged Edge of Joy by Liz Newton

Jagged Edge of Joy

by Liz Newton

Thriller

In 1961, the temperature hit ninety degrees Fahrenheit before lunchtime. It was going to be a scorcher as surfers and campers flocked to Narrabeen, one of Sydney's northern beaches. Late afternoon a typical southerly buster whipped up a sandstorm....

Life's Snakes and Ladders by Joan Krohn

Life's Snakes and Ladders

by Joan Krohn

Memoir

In the 1930s Australia was in the grip of the Great Depression, a time when many people were hungry and homeless. Although Joan Krohn was born into this era, fate was kind to her.

Lonely for My Land by Tish Lees

Lonely for My Land

by Tish Lees

Memoir

As one of the earliest properties pioneered north of the twenty-sixth parallel in the Roebourne District of the Pilbara, Karratha Station harbours a fascinating history.

Intruder by Leonie Johnson

Intruder

by Leonie Johnson

Thriller

Emily Moore, an everyday housewife with a loving husband and family, until one day an unexpected encounter with an intruder turns her life on its head. Was it a chance brush with fate, or did she fit his criteria?

No Freedom for the Heart by E. M. Miller

No Freedom for the Heart

by E. M. Miller

General

It's the 1980's, and two families, the Costas and the Delaneys find themselves grappling the onslaught of life in a Melbourne suburb. Lost relationships, lost innocence and lost beauty, ubiquitous in a world where all that is precious can disappea...

The Extraordinary Adventure of Clancy McTaggart by Brett Hallam

The Extraordinary Adventure of Clancy McTaggart

by Brett Hallam

Sci Fi

Clancy lives with his family in a small country town near the Woomera rocket range, which also happens to be where his father works.
His father takes him to the rocket range to show him a chimpanzee they are about to send into space.

The Convict and the Soldier by John Lynch

The Convict and the Soldier

by John Lynch

Historical Fiction
Historical Novel

The story is set in the 1850s and begins in County Clare, Ireland. A young Irishman Michael Keogh, a shipwright, returns home to assist Edmund, father in his small farm. Simultaneously, a wealthy British Army Officer, John Hall, arrives at a posti...

Some Touch of Pity by Lawrence Pope

Some Touch of Pity

by Lawrence Pope

Australian Studies

What to do when Victoria's oldest scientific institution, the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens, plans to exterminate struggling native flying foxes while telling the public the opposite?

The Blade of Gilgamesh by Jeff Edwards

The Blade of Gilgamesh

by Jeff Edwards

Political Thriller

Throughout the ages the possession of an unremarkable sword has seemingly been the magic that allowed dynasties to flourish. When a modern tyrant seeks to find the sword and use its power, The Fund find themselves in a race to locate this treasure...

Rain Dog by Sybil Rowlands

Rain Dog

by Sybil Rowlands

Children's
Fiction

Hero is a black puppy of uncertain breed, the runt of a litter born in a severe storm. He was frightened of almost everything from the time he was little. Although at first not keen to do so, Ned's parents allow him to keep the little puppy as his...

Power of Nature by Elizabeth McCarthy

Power of Nature

by Elizabeth McCarthy

Biographic

Those viewing the works of Elizabeth McCarthy (née Jess) for the first time are about to enter the world of a new reality and embark on a journey, one that may feel in part familiar but is in fact a new and novel world.

I Can Sing! But Where Is My Voice? by Ricci Carr

I Can Sing! But Where Is My Voice?

by Ricci Carr

Educational Singers Guide

Wondering how you can get to sing that song you always wanted to without running out of breath, and sing it all in tune? Need to sing at your best friend's wedding or maybe in a school production?

The Secret Fire by Laurie Jo Moore

The Secret Fire

by Laurie Jo Moore

Historical

This book tells the gripping stories of twelve men who were imprisoned in the death camps in Laos. It tells the truth about the hidden war in Laos.

Grandma's Gap Years by Mary Steel

Grandma's Gap Years

by Mary Steel

Travel
Memoir

Travel abroad in the 1950s ? what was it like? Why did you go? How did you get there? Who did you meet? Did it change your outlook? How did you cope without a credit card or mobile?

Letters from Aceh by Children of Aceh

Letters from Aceh

by Children of Aceh

Biographic
Historical

A collection of letters and photographs exchanged between students from the tsunami devastated Aceh province, and children from international destinations.
The foreword has been written by the Indonesian President, Dr Susilo Bambang Yu...

Tully by Bill Killmore

Tully

by Bill Killmore

Historical Fiction

The year is 1865 and brothers Will and Tully Lees return to West Virginia from the American Civil War, lucky to survive the bloody struggle. The brothers feel they should help their family in their efforts to get on with their lives and bring the ...

Silver Souls by Susan Vinson

Silver Souls

by Susan Vinson

Young Adult Fiction

Lisa, an Australian girl on holidays with her parents in Chile, makes friends with a local girl named Ximena who is no ordinary girl because her best friends are dolphins!

Short Eternities by James Martin

Short Eternities

by James Martin

Poetry

Short Eternities is not one poetry collection, but eight — a sequence that sums up the calculated insight and undying optimism of poet James Martin.

My Innermost Thoughts by Lorna Ramirez

My Innermost Thoughts

by Lorna Ramirez

Self Help

Lorna Ramirez wrote this book so she could share her wisdoms with others. She has been an observer of human behaviour and emotions and has built up her own personal philosophies throughout her life.

Discovery by Marni

Discovery

by Marni

Poetry

This collection of poetry, commentary and thoughts is drawn from a lifetime of observation and discovery of the unspoken knowledge that's always been with me. In this book you'll find humour, joy and pain. I do hope you'll find it an engaging read.

My Passion My Calling by Lorna Ramirez

My Passion My Calling

by Lorna Ramirez

Memoir
Inspirational Stories

This authentic story about a Filipino migrant family settling in Melbourne in 1977 is a fascinating read, as it tells of the emotions, the ups and downs, the government assistance in those days, the practicalities, the difficulties, the sudden cha...

Taming the Juggernaut by Kate Seaton

Taming the Juggernaut

by Kate Seaton

Philosophy
Ethics

The phrase Taming the Juggernaut suggests that it is necessary to repair the workings of the capitalistic system we are all living within. Rather than adjusting the mathematical formulas, which is occurring automatically, these ideas are directed ...

The Song of Mawu by Jeff Edwards

The Song of Mawu

by Jeff Edwards

Political Thriller

Genocide in the African country of Sontaria causes a surge of escaping refugees to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Namola.

The Threads of Time by Dave Crawford

The Threads of Time

by Dave Crawford

Sci Fi

Experience the collision of two very different worlds. The first, as seen through the eyes of Rod, a fighter pilot and Hydie, a teenage girl, is one of titanic spaceships, hibernation, time travel, super computers and eerie outcomes from rampant g...

The Invisible Journey by Addison Russell

The Invisible Journey

by Addison Russell

Australian Fiction

Erin is at an unexpected place and time in her life. She has everything she's always wanted: marriage, two gorgeous children, an adorable dog and loving in-laws and friends. But now she finds that something is missing.

The Eden Effect by David Finchley

The Eden Effect

by David Finchley

Thriller

If you want to find out, come to the small Victorian town of Eden. Here you will meet Martin Brophy, who carries with him the scars of a horrific emotional trauma suffered in childhood.

The Panache of the Pastry Chef by Duncan Campbell

The Panache of the Pastry Chef

by Duncan Campbell

Cookbook

Confection temptation — sweet surrender — sticky endings… These three epitomise the pastry chef's endeavour to satisfy and maintain clients' needs. The pastry chef's world is one of mystique, magic and endurance. Their showmansh...

Gaining a Sense of Self by Karen Laura-Lee Wilson

Gaining a Sense of Self

by Karen Laura-Lee Wilson

Memoir

Many years later when I asked how she felt when the doll was accidentally smashed she replied ?I could have killed you?. She meant it. Six decades on she still had not forgiven me.

The Strangest of Antics by Leone Purdy

The Strangest of Antics

by Leone Purdy

Poetry

It's exciting to fight battles, to rescue damsels in distress, and to make important decisions. But children grow up fast as well.

The Leadbeaters of Murphy's Spur by Robyn Locket

The Leadbeaters of Murphy's Spur

by Robyn Locket

Australian Fiction

Shy looked back over his shoulder. He'd expected to see Missy following him but instead, in the distance, he could see the empty white branch shining in the moonlight.
Missy was nowhere to be seen…

The Arab Club; Four Women and a Man by Tim Lowe

The Arab Club; Four Women and a Man

by Tim Lowe

Australian Fiction

I loved her concept of us as the Arab Club. She explained how, to Arab men, four is the ideal number of wives. One wife means not enough sex for the man and too much sex for the wife. Two wives will fight and if there are three wives two of them w...

O'Malley MHR by Larry Noye

O'Malley MHR

by Larry Noye

Australian History

He well and truly does. Colour went with King O'Malley. He breezes into the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition of 1888 to have international pressmen rocking with laughter as he tells his stories.

Key Clicks and High Tension by Barry Abley

Key Clicks and High Tension

by Barry Abley

Historical Fiction

Tom Adams was fascinated with telegraphy from an early age and was invited to witness the transmission of the first shore to ship message in the Southern Hemisphere.