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1. Shoeless: The Life and Times of Joe Jackson - David L. Fleitz

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2. Some Reminiscences (Large Print) - Joseph Conrad

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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3. Seagle Family Genealogy - Irene Seagle, Salley Dowsett

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4. Sophie's Boys (16pt Large Print Edition) - Sophie SmithDeborah Fitzgerald

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When Sophie and Ash discovered they were expecting triplets, it was much more exciting than daunting. But when Sophie went into labour at only 21 weeks, their world was turned upside down. Though they fought fiercely they could not escape tragedy. Tiny Henry lived for just one cherished hour, Evan for 10 days and Jasper was with them for only 58 days. Heartbroken and back in her empty home, Sophie realised she could not allow herself to drown in her grief. On Ash's advice, she began to run. Step by step she regained some equilibrium. She became determined to turn her agony into something positive. Gathering supporters around her, she founded the Running for Premature Babies Foundation to raise money for the hospital unit that had cared for her sons. In their first Sydney half marathon, the group raised $80,000. Sophie and Ash had two more sons, Owen and Harvey, when tragedy revisited them. Ash was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. Sophie was forced once again into a world of pain and grief, caring for her beloved husband as well as their two young boys. Together, the family faced the reality of death with courage and tenderness. When Ash passed away in 2016, Sophie once again put one foot in front of the other, and ran. Not running from her pain, but towards something useful. Her charity, the Running for Premature Babies Foundation, has now raised well in excess of $2.5 million to help the thousands of premature babies born each year. Beautifully written and disarmingly honest, Sophie's Boys is an inspiring and life-affirming tale of an irrepressible spirit, who found strength in tragedy.

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5. Still Growing An Autobiography (Large Print 16pt) - Kirk Cameron

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Kirk Cameron is best known for his role as loveable teenage troublemaker Mike Seaver on the award-winning TV series Growing Pains, but his rise to fame and fortune is only part of his incredible story. In this intimate autobiography, Kirk opens up about his early years, his rocket to stardom, his life-changing encounter with Jesus and the hard choices he made along the way to live in the Way of the Master. Fans will get an up-close and personal look at what drives the former teen-magazine heartthrob and find out how God and family became the secrets behind his celebrated smile. In his own words, Kirk shares how he?s still growing?even through the triumphs and temptations of his Hollywood career.

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6. Shots (Large Print 16pt) - Don Walker

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This extraordinary memoir begins with Don Walker's early life in rural Australia and goes up to the late '80s. In mesmerising prose, Walker evokes childhood and youth, wild times in the '70s, life on the road and in Kings Cross, music-making and much more. Shots is a stunningly original book, a set of word pictures - ''shots'' - that conjure up the lowlife and backroads of Australia. Don Walker is one of Australia's leading songwriters - first with Cold Chisel and now as a solo performer and with Tex, Don Charlie. This is his first book.

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7. Still Standing From Debutante to Detox (Large Print 16pt) - Jamieson-Hastings Liz

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The dressing gown was pink candlewick. Old brown vomit stains on the lapels tried to hide themselves in shame as I swept into the room weaving my way towards the silver drinks tray with its Waterford crystal decanters of whisky and brandy. By the time I raised the decanter to toast the elite of Auckland the dressing gown was flapping around my naked body like a spinnaker without its sheets. That Liz Jamieson-Hastings is sane sober and still standing is a miracle. At 21 she was a hopeless alcoholic; now she is a respected counsellor decorated for her services to the community which include substance abuse programmes in schools prisons and even the US Navy. Her inspirational story is one of privilege and social advantage preceding a spectacular fall from grace. Her battle against anorexia and alcohol should have killed her - her fight back to normality only to watch her first husband succumb to cancer should have sent her spiralling back into self-abuse. It didn't. She's still standing and her amazing life exemplifies the incredible strength of the human spirit. Her lively hard-hitting story includes strategies for fellow sufferers and their families. In her devastatingly honest tale of personal survival Liz shows what hope honesty hard work and the generous help of true friends can achieve.

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8. Serenade for a Small Family (Large Print 16pt) - Ingrid Laguna

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Ingrid Laguna never did things the easy way - she spent much of her young adulthood rebelling against conformism, playing in a mostly girl band and travelling around Australia, before marrying Ben and going to live in Alice Springs. Pregnancy didn't come easily either but, through IVF, she finally fell pregnant. And when she went into premature labour at 23 weeks and her twin sons were born-each weighing about the same as a pat of butter and small enough to fit into the palm of her hand - she had to call on all her reserves of strength and stubbornness to see the journey through and be the mother that her sons needed. This is an earthy, honest and heartbreaking memoir about what it means to love; and about the terrible powerlessness and torment involved when there is fear of losing a child. Yet despite the pain and anguish, Ingrid's memoir is at its heart about how we can experience unimaginable difficulty - and still somehow find the spirit to come through blazing with love and optimism and even a kind of joy.

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9. Shooting Stars and Flying Fish Swapping the Boardroom for the Seven Seas (Large Print 16pt) - Nancy Knudsen

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An inspirational memoir about a remarkable couple who left behind the corporate rat-race to follow their dream of sailing around the world.

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10. Star Sister How I Changed My Name, Grew Wings, and Learned to Trust Intuition (Large Print 16pt) - Stella Osorojos

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Intuition was something that Laura Chamorro knew not to ignore. So when it told her to change her name to Stella Osorojos, she listened and that s when things started to get strange. Following the I Ching, kabbalah teachers, channeled masters from Earth and beyond, and her own premonitions and dreams, Osorojos embarked on a remarkable journey of spiritual awakening and self-discovery. Whether receiving extraterrestrial visitations in her living room, sprouting ethereal wings while meditating, struggling with her desire to have a child, or traveling to the high mountains of Peru to visit Altomisayok shamans, Osorojos describes her unusual experiences with wry humor and unflinching honesty. Revealing startling insights into spirituality and the nature of reality itself, Star Sister is a testament to the possibilities that await anyone brave enough to trust in intuition, challenge preconceptions, and keep an open mind. About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC.

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11. Soul Shift Finding Where the Dead Go (Large Print 16pt) - Mark Ireland

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Businessman Mark Ireland s father was Richard Ireland, a deeply spiritual minister and renowned psychic and medium who counted Mae West among his famous clients. While he loved his father, Mark followed a more conventional path in pursuit of mainstream su

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12. Stories That Feed Your Soul (Large Print 16pt) - Tony Campolo

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Soren Kierkegaard once said that ''the gospel is seldom heard; it is overheard.'' Best - selling author and modern - day prophet Tony Campolo believes that one of the best ways to tell the grand story of the gospel is to tell stories of everyday life where God is at work ... just as Jesus did during His earthly ministry. In Stories that Feed Your Soul, a collection of stories from Tony's life - long friendships and international travels, readers will ''overhear'' the gospel at work around the world. Set around Romans 8, the stories center on eight gospel themes: freedom of condemnation, new life in Christ, intimacy with God, the call to rescue creation, living with hope, praying in the Spirit, God's plans for us and the assurance we need. Whether humorous or poignant, each one is an unforgettable echo of God at work around us and within us.

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13. Supreme Federalist The Political Life of Sir John Downer (Large Print 16pt) - J. C. Bannon

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Supreme Federalist exposes the intricacies of politics at the time of Australia's transition from the colonial era to the modern federal nation. Sir John Downer (1843 - 1915), founder of a political dynasty, combined strong conservative values with a liberal approach; championing legal reform, the advancement of the rights of women and children, and opposing the White Australia Policy.

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14. Safe Suicide Narratives, Essays, and Meditations (Large Print 16pt) - DeWitt Henry

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Against a background of suburban Philadelphia in the 1950s, and the family secret of his father's alcoholism, Henry comes of age as the youngest of four children. He rejects his father's course in managing the family chocolate factory, and goes on to college, becoming a writer and teacher. When Henry marries, and becomes a father himself, he is impacted by the social revolutions of the 1970s, and struggles to avoid his father's flaws. He leads a literary life in Boston, founds the literary magazine Ploughshares, and befriends novelist Richard Yates. During the 1980s, Henry suffers the deaths of his parents, infertility, rejections of his work, and setbacks in his teaching career. In the 1990s, while his daughter and adopted son are swept up into trials of adolescence and young adulthood, and as his wife grieves the deaths of friends and family, Henry confronts a spiritual abyss similar to his father's, and learns to surrender to life, to love, to aging and mortality.
By turns lyrical, quirky, confessional, and experimental in form, Henry's essays build into an affirming and generous vision. While addiction, the uses of imagination, a passion for literature, and issues of heart and soul are key motifs, a bungee jump becomes Henry's central metaphor: ''isn't this life? isn't this art? We live and trust in our safe suicides.''

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15. Soul Repair Recovering from Moral Injury After War (Large Print 16pt) - Rita Nakashima Brock, Gabriella Lettini

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The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities.
Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And although treatment of post - traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and allowed many service members returning from combat to transition to civilian life, the suicide rate for veterans under thirty has been increasing. Research by Veterans Affairs health professionals and veterans' experiences now suggest an ancient but unaddressed wound of war may be a factor: moral injury. This deep - seated sense of moral transgression includes feelings of shame, meaninglessness, and remorse from having violated core moral beliefs. Soul Repair will help veterans, their families, members of their communities, and chaplains to understand the impact of war on the consciences of healthy people, to support the recovery of moral conscience in society, and to restore veterans to civilian life. When a society sends people off to war, it must accept responsibility for returning them home to peace.

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16. Storms and Dreams Louis de Bougainville: Soldier, Explorer, Statesman (Large Print 16pt) - John Dunmore

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Louis - Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729 - 1811) is best known for his circumnavigation of the globe from 1766 to 1769. Throughout a long and distinguished life, however, he participated in many of the turning points of world history: the birth of the United States, the fall of French Canada, the opening of the Pacific, the French revolution and the Revolutionary Wars, the crowning of Napoleon and the modernisation of France.
Bougainville was also a witty and charming courtier, becoming one of Napoleon's senators. A true Man of Enlightenment, he was gifted in navigation, seamanship, soldiering, mathematics, longitude and latitude - many of the arts that made his age one of the most productive and creative in modern history.
John Dunmore, a distinguished historian and an expert in French Pacific exploration, brings the man and his era to life in this vivid and elegantly written biography.

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17. She Got Game My Personal Odyssey - Cynthia Cooper

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism.

Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world's second-largest economy. He negotiated with China on needed economic reforms, while safeguarding the teetering U.S. financial system. Over his career, Paulson has worked with scores of top Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping, China's most powerful man in decades.

In DEALING WITH CHINA, Paulson draws on his unprecedented access to modern China's political and business elite, including its three most recent heads of state, to answer several key questions:

  • How did China become an economic superpower so quickly?
  • How does business really get done there?
  • What are the best ways for Western business and political leaders to work with, compete with, and benefit from China?
  • How can the U.S. negotiate with and influence China given its authoritarian rule, its massive environmental concerns, and its huge population's unrelenting demands for economic growth and security?

Written in the same anecdote-rich, page-turning style as Paulson's bestselling memoir, On the Brink, DEALING WITH CHINA is certain to become the classic and definitive examination of how to engage China's leaders as they build their economic superpower.

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18. Sophisto-Punk The Story of Mark Opitz and Oz Rock (Large Print 16pt) - Jeff Jenkins, Mark Opitz, Oz Rock

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Mark Opitz and the inside story of making the great albums of Oz rock.
I'd like to take this opportunity to say my career wouldn't be anything without Mark Opitz, and I say that on behalf of many Australian musicians.
- Jimmy Barnes
From Cold Chisel to The Angels, from AC/DC to INXS to Australian Crawl, Mark Opitz has left an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene. The producer of such iconic albums as Cold Chisel's East, The Angels' Face to Face, INXS' Shabooh Shoobah and Jimmy Barnes' Bodyswerve, Opitz is one of the most influential figures in the history of Oz Rock.
Sophisto - punk tells Opitz's remarkable story, from his early days serving a musical apprenticeship as an engineer with AC/DC, under the legendary producers Harry Vanda and George Young. Opitz soon struck out on his own with a little - known Adelaide band, The Angels. He helped shape the group's trademark edgy sound - Mark described it as 'sophisto - punk' - which propelled The Angels to rock stardom and launched his extraordinary career.
Filled with frequently hilarious, sometimes poignant, anecdotes about Mark's experiences recording with Australia's rock greats, this book is a unique journey inside the bands, tours and studios of the music that defined an Australian generation.

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19. 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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20. Smuggler's Blues The Saga of a Marijuana Importer (Large Print 16pt) - Jay Carter Brown

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Mobsters, murder, betrayal, and revenge are the raw components of this candid look into the day - to - day life of a modern - day marijuana smuggler. Told from the viewpoint of an impressionable young entrepreneur named Jay Carter Brown, the book quickly draws the reader into the gritty underbelly of the international drug trade. The story begins with minor - league smuggling scams between Canada and the Caribbean that soon escalate to multi - ton shipments of grass and hash from the Caribbean and the Middle East. All goes well for a time, but as the stakes grow higher, the inevitable setbacks occur. When Jay teams up with a crusty old bank robber named Irving, he also inherits a host of other felons who come out of jail to visit his new partner, ex - cons such as: Randy the hit man who liked to practise his fast draw in front of a mirror; Simon, the drug - running pilot; and Chico Perry, who smoked reefer in his pipe while robbing banks and shooting it out with the cops. Drug - runners, police, jealous friends, and rival gangs all contribute to this extraordinary story told by a young man who became involved at the highest levels of the drug trade, and lived to tell about it. Smuggler's Blues is a rare opportunity to experience life in another world - a world where survival relies on brains, brawn, and a generous measure of good luck.

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