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1. A Man Called Ove (Large Print Edition) - Fredrik Backman

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The word–of–mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step — and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend.

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2. A Man Called Ove (Large Print Edition) - Fredrik Backman

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The word–of–mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step — and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend.

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3. Year of Wonders: Insight Study Guide to Geraldine Brooks' novel - Virginia Lee

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This text guide is written by a highly experienced classroom teacher of senior English and Literature who is currently Head of English at Emmaus College in Melbourne. She is a long - established and top writer of Insight Text Guides and co - author of a number of English text books who is known for her clear and incisive thinking. This is a top text guide!

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4. Women of a Dangerous Age - Fanny Blake

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Lou is married to a man who no longer loves her. It's time to move on, to begin a new business venture and to start her life over. To celebrate her new-found freedom, she travels to India where she befriends Ali after taking each other's photographs.

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5. The Demands - Mark Billingham

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6. Speechless A Year in My Father's Business (Large Print 16pt) - James Button

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James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger - than - life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments.
Growing up, James watched a roll - call of political luminaries debating the fate of the Labor Party. He saw great victories and defeats at close hand. He believes both his father and his family paid a heavy price for politics.
Speechless is James' highly personal account of a year working in Canberra, seen from both the inside and the outside. It's told through his experience of Kevin Rudd's failure to tell his story, and how this helped destroy his prime ministership. It also reflects on how far the Labor Party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father's generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party's revival.

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7. Don't Stop Believin' The Unofficial Guide to Glee (Large Print 16pt) - Erin Balser

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The kids in McKinley High School's glee club, New Directions, might not be the most popular, but Gleeis unquestionably a runaway hit. Since its premiere in May 2009, Glee has exploded as one of the most popular hours on TV, earning an astounding 19 Emmy nominations in its first season. In addition to the show's staggering success, Glee's songs have been heating up the music charts, with 25 tracks on the 2009 hot 100 list, a hit - rate topped only by the Beatles when they had 31 hits in 1964.Don't Stop Believin' pays tribute to the glorious mash - up of music, comedy, drama and social commentary that has put Glee and its band of misfits in the spotlight. Written by gleeks extraordinaire Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner, the book is jam - packed with:
an in - depth episode - by - episode exploration of the show, focusing on themes, storylines and main characters
all the details on the hit songs in every episode, behind - the - scenes happenings and the show's entertainment and cultural references
exclusive interviews with Glee actors including Stephen Tobolowsky (Sandy Ryerson), Heather Morris (Brittany), and Ken Avenido (Howard Bamboo)
personal stories from fellow gleeks about what the show means to them
biographies of the principal players and guest stars
the story of the making of Glee and how it was brought to life by creator Ryan Murphy
fun and informative sidebars
terrific on - and off - set photos of the cast
Capturing all the highs and lows of this ground - breaking series, Don't Stop Believin' is a show - stopping guide to Glee's journey - the perfect companion for fans who demand an encore once the curtain falls.

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8. Fixed Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder ... the Inside Track on Australia's Racing Industry (Large Print 16pt) - Matthew Benns

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Matthew Benns takes us inside the murky world of Australia's racing industry.
Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts saying, 'I have to meet a bloke.' Just hours later he was dead, blood pouring out of five bullet wounds to his head and body.
Racing in Australia has a dark and dangerous underbelly. Powerful people play for high stakes in an industry worth 14 billion dollar. And they don't play nicely.
Yearling sales are rigged, horses doped, races fixed and taxes dodged by high - rolling punters. Every day huge sums of money are made by bookies who don't want to put any of it back into the industry. Meanwhile, jockeys starve themselves to the point of delirium - many suffering permanent injury while racing for as little as 130 dollar a race. Young female jockeys are raped. Horses suffer terribly too - every year almost half of Australia's racehorses are sent to abattoirs to fuel the booming pet - food industry.
This is the true story every racing fan needs to read. It goes past the glorious image of Black Caviar winning off twenty - two starts to reveal what really goes on in the murky corridors of Australian racing. It tells you about the bent jockeys, cheating trainers, crooked owners and greedy bookies. Everyone wants an angle in racing - this book tells you just how often that means the race is Fixed.

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9. One Hundred and One Nights A Novel (Large Print Edition) - Benjamin Buchholz

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The definitive history of the military's decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain and international bestseller Area 51.
This is a book about a team of scientists and psychics with top secret clearances.

For more than forty years, the U.S. government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army -- and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Now, for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs, using never before seen declassified documents as well as exclusive interviews with, and unprecedented access to, more than fifty of the individuals involved. Speaking on the record, many for the first time, are former CIA and Defense Department scientists, analysts, and program managers, as well as the government psychics themselves.

Who did the U.S. government hire for these top secret programs, and how do they explain their military and intelligence work? How do scientists approach such enigmatic subject matter? What interested the government in these supposed powers and does the research continue? Phenomena is a riveting investigation into how far governments will go in the name of national security.

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10. Vintage Ladybug Farm - Donna Ball

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11. Catch That Tiger Churchill's Secret Order That Launched the Most Astounding and Dangerous Mission of World War II (Large Print 16pt) - Noel Botham, Bruce Montague

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Unleashed by Hitler in 1942, the German Tiger tank was by far the most powerful tank ever built at the time. The 60 - ton monster could destroy any Allied tank from more than a mile away, and it soon became the most feared tank in the world. Desperate to discover the secret technology used in the Tiger's manufacture, Winston Churchill close a brilliant young army engineer, Major Doug Lidderdale, as his special agent. In a late - night briefing in the subterranean War Rooms under Whitehall he ordered him: 'Go catch me a tiger'. Doug did not hesitate and by February 1943 was facing Rommel's desert army. After several unsuccessful and hair - raising efforts to bag a Tiger on the battlefields of Tunisia, Doug and his team put their lives on the line in a terrifying, close - hand shoot - out with the five - man crew of a Tiger, capturing the tank intact. The morale boost to the Allies was such that both Churchill and King George VI flew to Tunis to examine the Tiger first hand. But the Germans were not finished with Doug. They did not want the secrets of the Tiger benefitting the Allies' sabotage attempts, and constant attacks by the Luftwaffe and U - boats pursued Doug and his men on every step of the journey back to England. But eventually, by October 1943, the Tiger - number 131 - was delivered to London and gifted to Churchill, who had it placed on London's Horse Guards Parade. Lidderdale went on to use some of the Tiger technology to develop war machines for the D - Day landings and was promoted to Colonel. Tiger 131 is now kept at Bovington Tank Museum and is the only working Tiger in the world.

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12. Rick Rubin In the Studio (Large Print 16pt) - Jake Brown

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There is no greater enigma than Rick Rubin working in record production today. As mysterious personally as the Buddhist religion he practices, Rubin has made one thing crystal clear: the records he produces are sonically and stylistically beyond reproach. MTV has called Rubin ''the most important producer of the last 20 years,'' while Rolling Stone ventured even further, deeming Rubin the most successful ''of any genre.'' Without a niche, Rubin has taken greater risks than any producer in the record industry over the past quarter century. Pushing his artists into new territory has garnered Rubin seven Grammys, including Producer of the Year in 2007, and made him the most in - demand record producer working today. Now for the first time, Rick Rubin: In the Studio offers the behind - the - scenes stories of how Rubin created hit albums with such diverse legends as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run DMC, Johnny Cash, the Beastie Boys, Audioslave, Tom Petty, Metallica, Danzig, Slayer, LL Cool J, The Cult, Weezer, the Dixie Chicks, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Jay Z, Neil Diamond, Sheryl Crow, and Slipknot. This book chronicles his meteoric rise, from his early days as DJ Double R in the early '80s, founding and running Def Jam Records alongside Russell Simmons from an NYU dorm room, discovering and producing the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, to his transition in the early '90s into a successful independent record executive, signing and producing the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Johnny Cash, to his role as the most influential producer of all time (currently as the co - head of Columbia Records), and his continued successes with rock/metal supergroups Audioslave, Linkin Park, and Metallica. This in - depth look at the life and times of Rick Rubin - in the studio and beyond - is a must - have for any music fan.

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13. Girl in Shades (Large Print 16pt) - Allison Baggio

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Eleven - year - old Maya Devine has grown up with a warped view of reality. For one, she sees colour around people's bodies and can sometimes hear what's going on inside their heads. These insights make everyone a bit more interesting, but the one person she'll never figure out is her mother. Marigold has never been like other moms, but still, Maya sometimes feels like she is all she has.
When Marigold is diagnosed with cancer and vows to spend her final days in the teepee she's set up in the backyard, Maya's life quickly becomes unbearable. Neighbours and strangers, believing Marigold a prophet, camp out in the front yard, and Maya's father grows ever more distant. Thankfully Maya has Corey Hart, from whose pouty lips ''Never Surrender'' seems to issue for her and her alone. But Marigold's death leaves questions unanswered, and there are some wrongs that even Corey Hart can't right.
Moving from mid - 1980s Saskatoon to the Indian countryside almost a decade later, Girl in Shades follows Maya's search for her mother, her father, and above all, herself. Sweetly funny and deeply perceptive, Girl in Shades offers a fresh take on what it is to grow up and discover who you really are.

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14. Starmaker Life as a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, the Rat Pack and 600 More Stars Who Fired Me (Large Print 16pt) - Jay Bernstein, David Rubini, Larry Cortez Hamm

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His women were tens, his guns were .38s, and his collection of jewel - encrusted walking canes numbered in the hundreds. For nearly 50 years, Jay Bernstein was a Hollywood fixture, owning one of the most powerful PR firms in Hollywood, making stars of Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, and producing dozens of television films and series. Future Hollywood insider Jay Bernstein was born outside - way outside - Tinseltown, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on June 7, 1937. But Bernstein, helped by his pals the Rat Pack, eventually found his way from the mailrooms of Hollywood to owning a top agency that represented over 600 A - List stars in the '60s and '70s. Bernstein's creative PR stunts made him as famous as his clients, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones and having Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart's legs insured by Lloyd's of London for one million dollars. Bernstein died, with Farrah Fawcett by his side, in 2006 after suffering a stroke. Starmaker is Bernstein's own behind - the - scenes look at his life - the life of an outrageous Hollywood personality, and the stars who surrounded him. It is a true Hollywood memoir, written in Bernstein's voice by his closest confidante Larry Cortez Hamm.

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15. THE DEANS OF DRINK [PB] - Jared McDaniel Brown, Anistatia Renard Miller

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Did you know that 2013 is the 80th anniversary of Harry Johnson's death in 1933? Did you know that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Harry Craddock's death in 1963? Well, now you do. To properly celebrate the lives and the body of work that the two Harrys left as their legacy, cocktail detectives Miler and Brown present the amazing lives and turbulent lives that surround bar legends Harry John and Harry Craddock. Seen in a whole new light, the authors present the never-before-disclosed stories of of both men and some of the people that affected their lives and shared their experiences. Tribute and recipes created in their honour by some of the world's finest mixologists plus walking tours of Craddock's and Johnson's New York and London haunts complete this anniversary experience. Why a book about Johnson and Craddock? Why are these guys so important? Both of these gentlemen lived and worked in uncertain times. Their personal and professional existences were sculpted by extreme, world-changing events and the public attitudes that arose because of them. Johnson wrote, in 1888, the expanded edition of his Bartenders' Manual the first cocktail book that documented both a Martini and a Marguerite recipe. His volume was also the first to provide a detailed plan for opening, staffing, and operating a bar, one that is as viable today as it was over 125 years ago. His career was shaped and flourished just as state liquor laws and suffragettes pushed the USA toward temperance and prohibition. His personal life was marked by Americans' anti-German prejudices during the First World War. Yet he provided the industry with all the wisdom he gained from decades of experience dedicating himself to "running a good place". Craddock turned London on its cocktail ears when he took his post as head bartender in 1923 at the Savoy Hotel's American Bar. Compiler of the famed Savoy Cocktail Book, Craddock chronicled what was served to royalty, film stars, theatrical and literary greats, politicians, and captains of industry at this A-lister establishment. As one of the founders of the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild, forerunner to the International Bartenders Association, Craddock helped establish standards for service and drinks-making that elevated the profession. With The Deans of Drink: The Amazing Lives & Turbulent Times of Bar Legends Harry Johnson & Harry Craddock as Seen in a New Light, Miller and Brown set the record straight, quashing a number of long-held myths about these men and contributing another body of knowledge to the deeply fascinating history of the bartending profession-the men and women who oiled the wheels of politics, society, and civilization in general.

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16. Have Not Been the Same The Canrock Renaissance 1985-1995 (Large Print 16pt) - Michael Barclay, Jason Schneider, Ian A. D. Jack

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Published in autumn 2001, Have Not Been the Same became the first book to comprehensively document the rise of Canadian underground rock between the years 1985 and 1995. It was a tumultuous decade that saw the arrival of Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, Barenaked Ladies, Daniel Lanois, and many others who made an indelible mark not only on Canadian culture, but on the global stage as well. Have Not Been the Same tells all of their stories in rich detail through extensive first - person interviews, while at the same time capturing the spirit of Canada's homegrown music industry on the cusp of the digital age.
Ten years on, the 780 - page book is still regarded by critics and musicians as the definitive history of the era. To mark this milestone, the authors have updated many key areas of the book through new interviews, further illuminating the ongoing influence of this generation of artists. And with its treasure trove of rare photos intact, this revised edition of Have Not Been the Same is sure to maintain the book's status as one of the seminal works in the field of Canadian music writing, and a must - read for any Canadian music fan.

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17. Howard Hughes His Life & Madness (Large Print 16pt) - James B. Steele, Donald L. Bartlett

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Whether he was courting public attention in the roles of aviator, playboy and entrepreneur, or shunning it as a recluse, Howard Hughes commanded headlines throughout his career. Yet the image of his life, his power and his business empire that caught the public imagination was almost completely false. Hughes s fortune actually came from his father s tool company and, later, from the Hughes Aircraft Company, yet these flourished simply because Hughes was prevented from interfering in their workings. In fact, Hughes was a disastrous businessman - no company under his control ever built a successful aircraft, he nearly destroyed TWA and completely destroyed a major film studio, and even his gambling empire in Las Vegas was crippled by corruption. His personal life was even more disastrous - he feared, rightly, that he was mad and spent most of his fortune and the last 18 years of his life trying to prevent anyone finding out. He spent his time naked, eating little, addicted to drugs and tranquillisers, a physical wreck, and died surrounded by men who nurtured his madness for their own ends.

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18. The Lord of the Films The Unofficial Guide to Tolkien's Middle-Earth on the Big Screen (Large Print 16pt) - J. W. Braun

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First popularized in Tolkien's classic and bestselling series, The Lord of The Rings has garnered millions of fans around the world. The stunning film trilogy by Peter Jackson was groundbreaking, beautiful, and, as expected, hugely successful. The Lord of the Films is a unique scene - by - scene guide to all of the Lord of the Rings movies, with lots of games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers tossed in.
In this book, each scene in each movie is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot and the action, a look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through, and audiences' reactions. In addition to the famous live - action trilogy, other related films (such as the animated animated adaptations) are covered as well.
As an added bonus, the author reveals details about the prequel films currently in production and due out in theatres in 2011 and 2012.
After reading this book, fans will feel like they're watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time all over again!

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19. Fallout from Fukushima (Large Print 16pt) - Richard Broinowski

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On a calm afternoon in March 2011, a force - nine earthquake jolted the Pacific Ocean seabed east of Japan. Forty minutes later, a tsunami 21 metres high crashed onto the coast of Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures. Towns collapsed, villages were destroyed, and 16,000 people were swept away. The earthquake and tsunami also resulted in another terrifying calamity - explosions and meltdowns at a nuclear plant near the city of Fukushima. Fallout from Fukushima tells the story of Japan's worst nuclear disaster, and the attempts to suppress, downplay, and obscure its consequences. Former diplomat Richard Broinowski travelled into the irradiated zone to speak to those affected and to find out why authorities delayed warning the public about the severity of the radiation. Combining interviews, research, and analysis, he reveals the extent of the disaster's consequences: the ruinous compensation claims faced by electricity supplier TEPCO; the complete shutdown of Japan's nuclear reactors; and the psychological impact on those who, unable to return to their farms and villages, may become permanent nuclear refugees. In this illuminating and persuasive account, Broinowski puts this nuclear tragedy in context, tracing the path back through Tokyo, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl. Examining what the disaster will mean for the international nuclear industry, he explores why some countries are abandoning nuclear power, while others - including Australia, through its export of uranium - continue to put their faith in this dangerous technology.

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20. The Real Made Up (Large Print 16pt) - Stephen Brockwell

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From the moment we learn to speak we are always using other people's words. the real made up improvises on this simple idea of imitation; mimicry becomes a kind of cadence for an interweaving of transcribed speech, ironic song, jarring randomization, post - colonial irony, and blatant theft. An incessant imitative dialogue shapes our neural and cultural networks; imitation is a source of power for any subculture, and the primary means of a colonizing process that should be seen as violent. But imitation is not a simple act of copying; at its best, imitation is accompanied by play, performance, and re - enactment. Imitation is a crucial human faculty - a talent at the heart of social being. The primal emotions of love, hate, desire, and anger find their expression in speech and action that are by nature imitative. the real made up is itself made up of real and imaginary interviews with people off the street, of poems by others and poems from others (including much imitated members of the Can Lit canon like Al Purdy, Irving Layton and Erin Mour ). Every poem in the real made up is an attempt to revel in or escape from - an impossible task - the imitative traces of everyone else.

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