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In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.
A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both fe... read more

The Guilty Feminist: From our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies
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Government, war, the economy, human identity, philosophy and the way we work. All of these, among others, are soon to be transformed. As technological advancements usher in a time where each and every human being on the planet will be connected by more than 50 billio... read more

TED: The Great Questions of Tomorrow
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The eternal question 'Who am I?' must be weighed against an even deeper question: 'Who are we?' We are writing each other's stories as much as we are writing our own. In his bestselling book, The Good Life, Hugh Mackay argued that kindness and respect for others are the hallmarks of a life well lived.... read more

Art of Belonging
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From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms, and the sprea... read more

Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?
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A hospice chaplain's lessons on the meaning of life, from those who are leaving it What are the top regrets of the dying? That's what Kerry Egan, a hospice chaplain, learned as she listened to her patients on their deathbeds, witnessing what she calls the "spiritual work of dying" - the work ... read more

On Living
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Magnificent. Surprising. Illuminating. Australia needs this book.NIKKI GEMMELLAs someone who has a foot in both the Western and Arabic worlds, Amal set out to explore the lives of Arab women, in Australia and the Middle East, travelling to the region a... read more

Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women
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Notes on the exodus of refugees from Syria, by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan. With illustrations from Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty. In January 2016 Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty travelled to Lebanon, Greece, and Serbia to follow the river that is the exodus of ou... read more

Notes on an Exodus
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Small Acts of Disappearance describes the author's affliction with an eating disorder which begins in university, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the next ten years. Fiona Wright is a highly regarded poet and critic, and her account of her illness is inf... read more

Small Acts of Disappearance
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Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

Australia is not a fixed entity, a collection of outdated bigotries and reactionary credos, but rather an invitation to dream, and this country-our country-belongs to its dreamers . . . if we are finally to once more go forward as a people it's time our dreamers were br... read more

Seize the Fire: Three Speeches
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George Pell, now a great power in Rome, leaves in his wake shocking revelations about his defence of the church, its power and its assets, as he came to grips with the scandal of child sex abuse by priests. This new edition of The Prince, significantly expanded and updated, draws on fresh evidence of ... read more

The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell
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One of the great, but often unmentioned, causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kind of walls, chairs, buildings and streets we're surrounded by. And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even sel... read more

The Architecture of Happiness
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'Letters, we have witnessed firsthand, stir some unusually beautiful things in people,' write Women of Letters curators Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire. In From the Heart, the full power of letter-writing is on display. Rock star Amanda Palmer thanks a song for reminding her of the importance of mu... read more

From the Heart Women of Letters
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