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Not Welcome

by Sue Everett

A teenage boy, an only child, is forced to leave his German homeland and loving family. For the first time in his life he finds himself utterly alone and ill-prepared for what lies ahead. Armed only with a small...


Dog Ear Cafe

by Andrew Stojanovski

Dog Ear Cafe is a true-life adventure story about how one Aboriginal community beat the odds and defeated petrol sniffing. It tells of the Mt Theo Petrol Sniffing Program: a story of culture clash, of two lines...


The Rich Man

by Charles Stewart

How does a charming Scotsman educated at Edinburgh University go from being an officer and gentleman in his majesty's forces in Gallipoli - to masquerading as a Dutch doctor in the French Foreign Legion, consorting...


Raft

by Howard Goldenberg

Every year for over a decade Goldenberg, a white middle-aged doctor, has spent numerous periods working as a relieving doctor for Aboriginal communities in remote places. On these visits he has observed and...


Flying with Paper Wings

by Sandy Jeffs

Sandy Jeffs grows up in an Australian country town in the 1950s and 60s, domestic violence ripping her family to shreds. As a student in the 1970s she comes to terms with her sexuality as part of an alternative...


Alva's Boy

by Alan Collins

"Alan Collins' memoir successfully straddles both history and literature. It is a memoir that has wry appeal to the seasoned Jewish historical reader and the novice alike with its keen observations and its pacey...


Bruising

by Mischa Merz

Bruising is the story of Merz's long love affair with the art of boxing - from throwing and receiving her first punches - to competing in an Australian amateur title fight and beyond. Boxing opens her to new...


Katie: The Real Story

by Edward Klein

For the past twenty-five years—first as the blithe spirit of the Today show, then as the only woman ever to anchor a network news program solo—Katie Couric has been a familiar visitor in the homes of millions....


Innocence Revisited

by Cathy Kezelman

"Innocence Revisited: A Tale in Parts" is not just another memoir by another victim of child sexual abuse. It is an intensely personal story which skilfully weaves a tale back and forth through time and space,...


The Five Walking Sticks

by Henry R Lew

'The Five Walking Sticks' describes the life of Maurice Brodzky, a man who was very well known in Melbourne from 1885 to 1903. His story is most unusual and certainly more fascinating than many others that relate...


The Stories Our Parents Found Too Painful to Tell

by Rafael Rajzner & Henry R Lew

This book is a retrieved version of the first Holocaust memoir published in Australia, in 1948. It is also one of the earliest memoirs ever written. The original book was written in Yiddish. It has now been...


Our Houseless Home

by Lyle Courtney

Lyle Courtney, the youngest of eight siblings, was born into a comparatively well-off family in Maryborough, a Victorian goldfields town, during The Great Depression. His mother died three weeks after he was...


Triumph of Joy

by Pauline Robinson

"What am I to do?" she challenged the empty night air as she sat huddled on the back step. Tears burning her face she demanded of the silence that surrounded her. Why have I been put in the position where I...


Memoirs of a Suburban Medium (Epub)

by Kerrie Jean Erwin

A child discovers she is psychic! Kerrie Erwin's experiences give us insight into another world - a world that has always been a mystery to most of us. When only a child, Kerrie discovers she is different and...


In Search of Tiger: All About 115 Great Neighborhoods In & Around New York

by Tom Callahan

Tom Callahan has written the seminal book on golfing great Tiger Woods. Woods, who has gone out of his way to protect his privacy, has never allowed himself to get close enough to a writer to be properly examined...


The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

by Sy Montgomery

“Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am.”

–from The Good Good Pig

A naturalist who spent months at a time living on...


Windjamming to China

by Gustav Tjgaard

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Windjamming to China sails on the fringes of history. It covers the first half of the twentieth century, a time when almost all wind-driven vessels of the sailing age had been discarded, replaced...


Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story

by David Ritz & Lang Lang

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed...


Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2013

by Dan Zevin

A coming-of-middle-age tale told with warmth and wit, Dan Gets a Minivan provides the one thing every parent really needs: comic relief. Whether you’re a dude, a dad, or someone who’s married to either,...


Down South: One Tour in Vietnam

by William Hardwick

“I was always happy to see first light.

By first light it was over . . . for a while.”

–from Down South

There were a lot of ways to get killed in Vietnam. You could get “zapped,” “dinged,” “burned,”...