Miles Franklin winner for 2012 – “All that I am”

All that I am

Anna Funder

When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight. United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they flee the country.
=> http://bit.ly/KjKr0r (… includes link to free excerpt) 

Just released: “Odd Apocalypse. A Novel”

Odd Apocalypse: A Novel

Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas has seen danger and he has seen death. He lives between two worlds, communicating with the lingering dead. He stands between us and our darkest fears, never failing the tests that confront him, whatever the cost. This is the fifth Odd Thomas thriller from the master storyteller. Odd finds refuge at a rundown mansion, but soon discovers a frightening presence. => http://bit.ly/RnAbWU

Coming soon – a groundbreaking novel

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

“The war tried to kill us in the spring,” begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss.
With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, THE YELLOW BIRDS is a groundbreaking novel about the costs of war that is destined to become a classic. => http://bit.ly/PyQ0JH

The Ability that Will Change You Forever

Just like riding a bike or playing piano, motivation is a skill that can be learned and mastered – and with ease. It’s not that getting yourself to act is difficult; it’s simply that no one has ever shared with you the entire process in a way that was easy to understand and apply, if they taught you at all.

To solve this problem for the millions of people just like you who want to live richer, more rewarding lives, I dedicated several years to uncovering the secrets and outlined every step of the process in The Motivated Mind – and made the entire guide easy to understand and even easier to use.

Simply by following six short steps you will gain the rare ability of instant motivation. You will actually be able to overcome all of your fears and worries and instantly feel driven to act toward your goals.

Just imagine what you could achieve in your lifetime with the ability to motivate action at the drop of a hat. You could be like one of the many readers who have made The Motivated Mind a part of their lives and enjoy experiences like…

A career you absolutely love. Challenging, exciting, and satisfying work you can’t wait to get to in the morning. Co-workers you count as good friends and a knowledgeable boss who greatly admires you and your work.

A brand new body – in shape, attractive, and healthy. More energy and juice than ever before, without a hint of the old aches and pains, not to mention the worries that come from living an unhealthy lifestyle. And best of all – a longer life.

Earning enough money to save, invest, and prepare for a comfortable retirement. Being able to donate to those in need and provide for your loved ones. And finally, enjoying a few perks in life – a new home, a new car, and vacations to the tropics.

Finding it easy to make new friends and develop relationships that make you feel on top of the world. No more worrying about fitting in or trying to live up to everyone’s expectations. Being comfortable in your own skin and in every situation.

Feeling happy. Truly happy with who you are and where you’re going. Enjoying the peace of mind that comes from being in total control of your life and its future.

How would you like to experience these things on a daily basis for the rest of your life? You can, and The Motivated Mind will show you exactly how to make it happen.

From the Pivotal Book Club Archives: the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and an addictive mystery

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan

Readers will be pleased to discover that the star-crossed marriage of lucid prose and expertly deployed postmodern switcheroos that helped shoot Egan to the top of the genre-bending new school is alive in well in this graceful yet wild novel. http://bit.ly/NGzg08

When We Have Wings

Clair Corbett

This book is intoxicating; it made me imagine things I never imagined before. The world of flying is so complete, so detailed and real, it was as if I was flying, as if I could feel my wings. This is an addictive mystery, clever and compelling.’ Jane Campion, director of The Pianoand Bright Star
=> http://bit.ly/fgzrK9

Learn from 12 of Australia’s finest coaches

Tap into the SPORTS WISDOM of 12 of Australia’s finest coaches as they reveal their personal stories and success philosophies. 

Discover valuable lessons from sport and how to fast-track your child’s personal and sporting development for a successful journey through life!

Their secrets can take you to the top of your sports parenting or coaching game!