By Rob Mundle
FLINDERS brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer - from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty, before ever seeing the publication of his life's work. Flinders is a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history. This is a gripping adventure biography in the style of the bestselling BLIGH: MASTER MARINER.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 11
By Natsuki Takaya
The curse is crumbling, and Akito is doing anything to clutch at the broken threads that remain. Does the end of the curse mean catastrophe for the members of the zodiac, or will it bring the much needed healing they've all dreamed of? Tohru's bright love and generosity will become a beacon of hope in the dark...!
By Maxine Beneba Clarke
WINNER- Indie Book Awards 2015 (Best Debut Fiction Book)WINNER- The ABIA Award (Literary Fiction Book of the Year) 2015WINNER- Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists of 2015WINNER- Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013'Foreign Soil will stay with you with the force of elemental truth. Clarke is the real deal' Dave EggersIn this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you, it will have you by the heartstrings. This is contemporary fiction at its finest.In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.The book is called Foreign Soil. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way.The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving . . .'A woven tapestry of the shared experience of living in a country that is not your own' Stylist
By D. Nolan Clark
'Gripping writing, a brilliantly realised future culture and sympathetic characters . . . An entertaining and compelling read' SFX'Unforgettable characters and jam-packed with action [and] adventure... One readers will not want to miss' BooklistFEAR THE SILENCEAfter centuries of devastating interplanetary civil war, mankind has found a time of relative peace. That peace is shattered when an unknown armada emerges from the depths of space, targeting an isolated colony planet. As the colonists plead for help, the politicians and bureacrats look away. But battle-scarred Commander Aleister Lanoe will not abandon thousands of innocents to their fate. FORSAKEN SKIES IS THE EXPLOSIVE FIRST NOVEL FROM D. NOLAN CLARK, AN EPIC TALE OF A FIGHT AGAINST THE ODDS - AND THE TERROR OF REALISING THAT WE'RE NO LONGER ALONE IN THE COLD VACUUM OF SPACE.
By William McInnes
A chance encounter in an auction house is the jumping-off point for William's inimitable take on our sport-obsessed nation, Australian popular culture and the artefacts and memorabilia that both make us cringe with recognition and laugh with warm affection. His trademark humour and anecdotes litter this collection, making it a true delight.These are truly Aussie stories: about us, and about the things - and the people - in our lives.PRAISE FOR WILLIAM McINNES' WRITING'warm, nostalgic, funny and undeniably Australian' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD'a natural storyteller' SUN-HERALD'If there is a quintessence of Australianness at its best, William McInnes has distilled it.' THE AGE
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 10
By Natsuki Takaya
The much-loved series winds down to the homestretch. Tohru's feelings for Kyo come to the forefront as she desperately searches for a way to break the curse. If she can't find a cure in time, Kyo will be locked away by the Sohma for the rest of his life! Graduation is fast approaching, meaning major decisions that will affect not only Tohru and Kyo but all of the members of the Sohma Zodiac. After all of this heartbreak, is a happy ending even possible...?
From A Dark Place
By Tony Husband, Paul Husband
When the Husband family realised that their son Paul was addicted to heroin, they did everything they could to help him but it seemed that every step in the right direction would be followed by another relapse as Paul lied to them, stole from them, and come close to losing his life.This illustrated title from award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband tells the tale of those dark days as they worked as a family to get Paul into the right sort of supportive environment where he could truly recover from his dangerous addiction, and move from that dark place to a brighter future.This inspiring and compelling story will appeal to anyone who has struggled with an addictive disorder, or any families or friends who have had to support someone through such a situation. Anyone who was touched by Tony's Take Care, Son - The Story of my Dad and His Dementia will be similarly moved and uplifted by From A Dark Place.
By Patricia Briggs
THE INTERNATIONAL NO. 1 BESTSELLING SERIESMercy Thompson is back, and she'll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it's the children who suffer . . . Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could avert an out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans and the fae, Mercy, Adam and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?I love these books! - Charlaine Harris
By Joel Osteen
In this one-of-a-kind guide, Joel Osteen provides practical insight and encouragement to help you stay connected to God so you can receive His strength and be empowered to accomplish all that He has for you. Here are eight keys to living your life in the fullness of God's blessings and favor, help in not allowing your past to be a barrier between you and the pathway of new beginnings with God, and a treasure of insight into living by the power of God's word and His promises for your every need. In FRESH START, readers learn how to experience God's goodness and make Him a part of their everyday life.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 9
By Natsuki Takaya
Secrets of the curse revealed! Dive deep into the twisted relationship between Akito and Kureno, the most elusive member of the Sohma zodiac. Tohru tries to help, but finds herself in even deeper trouble. Good thing she has steadfast friends who will save the day!Meanwhile, something is going on with Machi. When Yuki and Kakeru pay a visit to her house, will the secrets of her past be revealed? And trouble is on the horizon when Hatsuharu finally learns what Akito did to Rin. Will anything be able to stop his wrath, or will he do something he can't take back?!
First Love Monster, Vol. 6
By Akira Hiyoshimaru
Kaho tells Kanade about her kiss with Atsushi. Any normal boyfriend would get mad, but Kanade only smiles back! Amid these complicated feelings, she ends up alone with Atsushi. Is this the start of a love triangle?
Food Freedom Forever
By Melissa Hartwig
What does 'food freedom' mean to you? Maybe it's eating whatever you want without negative consequences to your health or waistline. (Good luck with that.) Maybe it's giving up your obsession with calorie counting, food restriction, and the scales. (Now we're getting somewhere.)Bestselling author and nutritionist Melissa Hartwig defines true food freedom as being in control of the food you eat, instead of food controlling you. It means indulging when you decide it's worth it, savouring the experience without guilt or shame, and the returning to your healthy habits. In Food Freedom Forever Melissa outlines a simple three-part plan that will help you to discover food freedom for yourself, no matter how out of control you feel. It will point you down a self-directed path that keeps you balanced, satisfied and healthy, without requiring that you obsess about food, count calories or starve yourself. By the last page, you'll have a detailed plan for creating the perfect diet for you, finding your own healthy balance, and maintaining the kind of control that brings you real food freedom every day.Welcome to food freedom.
Fit in 3: The Scandi Plan
By Faya Nilsson
Three is the magic number!Change your life for ever with Faya Nilsson's Scandi-inspired, three-week food, fitness and mindfulness plan. With 60 delicious, healthy recipes.'During my career as a personal trainer, I've helped hundreds of clients arm themselves with the knowledge to achieve a happy, healthy and balanced life - with minimum sacrifice. FIT IN 3 will empower you to do the same.'Inspired by her childhood in rural Sweden - where fresh ingredients, fresh air and freshly baked cakes were a fundamental part of everyday life - personal trainer and award-winning blogger Faya Nilsson has created FIT IN 3. In this essential guide, the three key elements of a healthy life - food, fitness and mindfulness - work in harmony in a way that will change how you think about your mind and body for ever.With 60 easy-to-make, healthy recipes that don't skimp on fun or flavour (including some Scandi favourites!), calming mindfulness and yoga routines to help ease even the most over-stressed minds and highly effective, time-efficient workouts that don't require a gym membership, FIT IN 3 provides you with a simple formula for an enjoyable, healthy life. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!To get you started on your journey, FIT IN 3 includes a three-week plan with daily menus, step-by-step HIIT and bodyweight-resistance workouts - suitable for beginners - and mindfulness exercises. It's everything you need to kick-start a new and sustainable way of life. 'You don't need to be fit already, you don't need to spend a fortune, you needn't be twenty-something years old and (crucially) you don't need to give up chocolate! Anyone can participate, and this book with provide you with the fundamental knowledge to understand how to do it forever. Let's get started!'Faya x
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 8
By Natsuki Takaya
Yuki's childhood was a long period of solitary darkness. Years later, he met Tohru, but what does he want from her? Yuki reveals to Kakeru what he can tell no one else. Meanwhile, Tohru's class is going to put on a play for the school festival, but miscasting makes it rough going for rehearsal. Will there be chaos on stage when the curtain finally rises?!Later, Kyo recalls meeting Tohru's mother as a child and talking to her about her experiences. Persevering through a rough adolescence, one that lacked any love from her parents, she one day encountered teacher-in-training Katsuya Honda... At long last, the moving story of Katsuya and Kyoko is revealed!! Then, it's business as usual for Tohru and the others, but something is eating at Kyo?!
By Kelly Elliott
If Grace Johnson knew one thing at all, it was that all men were dirt bags. All men . . . except Noah. When she saw him, it was love at first sight - but after he leaves she is bereft, and wonders if she'll ever see the only man she's ever truly cared for again.If Noah Bennet knew one thing at all, it was he needed Grace Johnson. Needed her . . . desperately. Even after leaving, she's the only thing he can think about - his chance of a happier life.Grace is willing to put everything on the line to help bring back the man she is hopelessly in love with, even if she has to risk everything for him. With so much in their way, will Noah and Grace be able to share their future together?Book Four in the Love Wanted in Texas series
The Frank Quinn Omnibus (Books 1-4)
By John Lutz
Darker then Night To catch a killer... or die tryingA murderer dubbed 'The Night Prowler' has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' home. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. And then he leaves 'gifts' for his victims - before taking their lives.Ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn is still reeling in the wake of an elaborate set-up that ended his career. For Quinn, tracking this killer isn't just any job - it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. And with the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. In for the Kill An invitation written in blood...A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they've been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood.Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn's nerves don't rattle easily but with this killer the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine.This time, he realises, he is up against a psychopath who will test him like never before...Praise for John Lutz:'Lutz offers up a heart pounding roller coaster of a ride.' Jeffrey Deaver.'Misleading clues and dramatic suspense will keep readers pondering the intricacies of this twisted, creepy whodunit long after the last page is turned' Publishers Weekly, starred review. Night Kills ON THE TRAIL OF A BLOODY KILLER...Frank Quinn is sure he is hunting for a madman: someone who is shooting young women in the heart, defiling their bodies, leaving only the torsos to be found. Quinn, a former NYPD detective, is called into the case by an ambitious chief of police and mobilizes his team of brilliant law-enforcement misfits. But in the concrete canyons of New York, this shocking serial murder case is turning into something very different. . .A COP AND A VICTIM FIGHT BACK...Jill Clark came to the city with too many hopes and too little cash. Now a seemingly deranged woman is telling her an extraordinary story. New to an exclusive dating service, Jill is warned that other women have died on their dates-and that she could be next. Struggling against a death trap closing in around her, Jill has a powerful ally in Frank Quinn. But no one knows the true motives behind a rampage of cold-blooded murder-or how much more terrifying this is going to get. . . Urge to Kill The fourth Frank Quinn novel.
The False Inspector Lovesey
By Andrew Taylor
An original short story taken from the anthology Motives for Murder, by members of The Detection ClubInternational bestselling author Andrew Taylor weaves a story of intrigue as a young girl starts to realise that people are not always who they seem, and sometimes they have darker intentions in mind . . . When tax inspector Mr Lovesey rents a room from 'Auntie' Ag, domestic servant Margaret Rose begins to suspect that there's more to Mr Lovesey than meets the eye. When 'Auntie' Ag and Mr Lovesey appear to be in cahoots, Margaret Rose is drawn into a web of intrigue that will change her life forever.
The Flower Arranger at All Saints
By Lis Howell
She didn't expect to meet her maker quite so soon...In the picturesque village of Tarnfield in the North of England, feuds and rivalries lie hidden under its genteel surface. Then the new vicar decides it's time the community was shaken up and that brings together an unlikely alliance of Suzy Spencer, working mother, part time tv producer, sometime (amateur) flower arranger and full time mess, and Robert Clark, conservative widower of the parish. But their alliance comes too late to save the regular flower arranger, found decoratively slain among her own handiwork in the local church vestry...
By David Dalglish
The next breathtaking novel in the Seraphim series - a soaring new fantasy adventure from USA Today bestselling author, David Dalglish Bree and Kael Skyborn have seen their island invaded, their Seraphim disbanded and their royal family imprisoned. A rebellion grows from the ashes, demanding Bree to be their Phoenix, their symbol against Center's tyranny, and for Kael to find the doomsday prophet Johan and sway his cult to their side. Should they fail, the hope of their rebellion fails with them.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 7
By Natsuki Takaya
Yuki confronts his future at a parent-teacher conference, alongside his mother, who already has his life after high school all mapped out. To make matters worse, when Yuki recalls buried memories, he becomes speechless! Meanwhile, Tohru pays a visit to the Sohma compound in order to confirm whether Kureno Sohma is really the same man with whom her best friend, Uo-chan, is in love!Love isn't in the air for Isuzu and Hatsuharu, however, as the two have broken up. Desperately in search of something, Isuzu visits Shigure's house as if driven there but collapses upon arrival. A shocked Tohru happens to be on the scene, but all she can do is comfort Isuzu in her pain. But Isuzu seems to know all about Tohru fighting the Sohma curse on her own...!?