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Sex, booze, and Vegas. A heady mix for anyone — let alone a 14-year-old youth.
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Booker Prize winner, Lynda Davis, offers an entertaining account of three bovine beasts that live across the road from her. Very a-moo-sing.
The Cows, Lydia Davis
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She thought she was going back to Vietnam to research her parents' homeland — but her trip took her much further than she'd ever imagined back in California.
Fire Summer, Thuy Da Lam
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Before the Japanese invaded China, Gwendolyn was at boarding school. Now in a POW camp with her fellow students, one teacher's determined to keep their spirits up — by treating the experience in the same way as a Girl Guide camp.
The Taste of Rain, Monique Polak
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This look at the political influence of right-wing evangelicals in DC draws parallels with a few other popular books (and TV series).
The Gospel of Self, Terry Heaton
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Wandering souls are set adrift in these well-told tales— everywhere from America's heartland to war-ravaged former Yugoslavia.
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A health-conscious teen stands up to a fast-food chain. But who will back down first?
Stuffed, Eric Walters
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How much do we need technology? When the global comms network starts to fail, three middle-aged friends aim to recapture more meaningful connections.
In/Half, Jasmin B. Frelih
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An account of 20 months in Lesotho: one of the least-known countries in Africa. Where smiles, joy, and religious fervour jar against modernity, honour killings, and the AIDS epidemic.
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Six amazing women — who became the change they wanted to see.
The Women Who Dared, Jeremy Scott
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Trump in the White House. Boris in Downing Street. If you're wondering 'WTF?' start by reading this book.
Populism, Simon Tormey
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They fought valiantly for Australia during the First World War. But their home nation still treated them as second class citizens.
Colour Blind, G.S. Willmott
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A prison chaplain offers a rare insight into the minds of those incarcerated — deftly balanced by his own thoughts on core Buddhist teachings.
The Buddha in Jail, Cuong Lu
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He may not have scored a cool 10 billion on Space Invaders, but the man knew a thing or two about freeing the proletariat from their shackles — digital and metaphorical.
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The hilarious challenges of parenthood — as told by a first-time dad old enough to be a grandparent.
Old Guy Dad, Jerry Stahl
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The Second World war may be over, but the battle for survival is clear and present for the women and children of East Prussia.
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What is the impact of being held in solitary confinement? Read these first-hand accounts from American prisoners.
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A young man by the name of Zebulon Shook attempts to find meaning and purpose as the Old West turns a 'Wild' corner.
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An eccentric band of misfits join forces to transform an astronomer's renown from 'science famous' to 'famous famous'.
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A call to put the arms the hell away.
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