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The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman 

 

By  Timothy Ferriss

Whatever your physical goal, "The 4-Hour Body" eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body.

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of

Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal 

Ben Mezrich

You may think you know the story of the Facebook phenomenon, but you haven’t heard the whole story and never like this. Recreating the unbelievable rise of the world's biggest social network—not to mention the planet's youngest billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg—Ben tells a captivating story of betrayal, vast amounts of cash, and two friends who revolutionized the way humans connect to one another—only to have an enormous falling out and never speak again.

       

All the Rivers Run                                                          

~  Nancy Cato

A tale of romance and adventure, this is the story of Philadelphia Gordon, Philadelphia Gordon is an artist, a riverboat skipper and a beautiful, independent woman. Orphaned by a shipwreck, Philadelphia grows up on the banks of her beloved Murray River in Australia with her kindly uncle and strict aunt, seemingly destined for a conventional life. But then tragedy changes everything

And Another thing

~Eoin Colfer

And Another Thing . . . is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.

       

At Home with the Templetons

 

by Monica McInerney

 

When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason.  From Australia's top-selling female novelist

comes her best book yet – a wonderfully entertaining and touching story about the perils and pleasures of love, friendship and family

 

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 

"Dip into the first enormous volume of Twain's autobiography

that he had decreed should not appear until 100 years after his death. And Twain will begin to seem strange again, alluring and still astonishing, but less sure-footed, and at times both puzzled and puzzling in ways that still resonate with us, though not the ways we might expect."   --New York Times

 

       

Batavia

 

Peter FitzSimons

 

The shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good versus evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, natural nobility, survival, retribution, rescue, first contact with native peoples and so much more.

Beautiful Malice

~ Rebecca James

An international sensation that The Wall Street Journal called a “publishing phenomenon,” this layered, poignant, and chilling novel of psychological suspense is the year’s most stunning American fiction debut. From its wrenching opening to its shocking climax, Beautiful Malice unfolds a haunting story in which people, motives, and circumstances are never what they seem.

       
Cloudstreet TV-tie-in

Tim Winton

Could you share a haunted house with eight strangers and a talking pig?  Well, sometimes you don't get a choice.
Australia's favourite novel is a funny, heartbreaking story of making-do and yearning to belong.  Now a major television miniseries, Cloudstreet will live with you long after you've turned the final page.

   
       

Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal

by Lance Armstrong

 

Reading this book feels like you've spent a year being a fly on the wall as Lance goes about his life. It's a fascinating glimpse into his world, from the high glamour (flying in private jets and hanging out with world leaders) to the mundane (running his kids to school and playing in the backyard with them - nice backyard by the way Lance).

Cross Fire    

~ by James Patterson

Death's shadow passes close to home in this latest installment of Patterson's long-running Det. Alex Cross series. When the remains of Alex's estranged niece are discovered in the trunk of a car, his investigation takes him into the powerful, protected, and very decadent world of the Washington elite.

       

Dannii: My Story 

Dannii Minogue

 

Dannii Minogue first appeared on television aged seven. She signed her first record deal at the age of seventeen and ever since she has been wowing audiences around the world with her charm and her charisma.   Explosively revealing, Dannii Minogue: My Story was one of the big autobiographies of 2010

 

Dead or Alive

by Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood

After almost a decade, Tom Clancy-the acknowledged master of international intrigue and nonstop military action – returns to the world he knows better than anyone: a world of chaos, caught in the crossfire of politics and power, placed on the edge of annihilation by evil men.

 

       

Decision Points

 

~ George W. Bush

 

In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.

A groundbreaking new brand of presidential memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history—and on the man at the center of events.

 

Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers 

~Adriana Trigiani

Fans of novelist Trigiani will be delighted with this guided tour through the author's family history via her grandmothers, Lucia and Viola. She lovingly details the women's lives and recounts the lessons she's learned while offering a fascinating look at U.S. history from the perspective of her Italian-American forebears. Here, Trigiani combines family and American history, reflections on lives well-lived, and sound advice to excellent effect, as a legacy to her daughter and a remembrance of two inimitable women

 

       
Everything ravaged, everything burned

by Wells Tower

The stories in this outstanding debut collection explore the troubled relationships of men down on their luck, in failed marriages, estranged from family, caught in imbroglios between sons and their fathers and stepfathers, and even, in Wild America, the subtle and ferocious competition between teenage girls. Tower's uncommon mastery of tone and wide-ranging sympathy creates a fine tension between wry humor and the primal rage that seethes just below the surface of each of his characters.

Fall of Giants

by Ken Follett

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women.

       

The Finkler Question        Winner 2010 Man Booker Prize

~ Howard Jacobson

 

Full of wit, warmth, intelligence, human feeling and understanding. It is also beautifully written …

It takes in the mysteries of male friendship, the relentlessness of grief and the lure of emotional parasitism.”—Alex Clark, Guardian (UK)

 

Fishing for Stars        Download Bookclub Notes
 

~ Bryce Courtenay

                                                                                 

Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable – but very different – women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man.

The story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand.

It is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears and laughter, with a soupçon of hope thrown in.

 

 

       

The Five Greatest Warriors

 

~Matthew Reilly

 

IT BEGAN WITH SIX STONES. Jack West Jr and his loyal team are in desperate disarray: they've been separated, their mission is in tatters, and Jack was last seen plummeting down a fathomless abyss. IT FINISHES HERE. After surviving his deadly fall, Jack must now race against his many enemies to locate and set in place the remaining pieces of The Machine before the coming Armageddon. WHO ARE THE FIVE WARRIORS?

Follow the Money

by Peter Corriss

Battle-scarred but indefatigable PI, Cliff Hardy has lost all his dough to an unscrupulous financial advisor. He's got to follow the money trail deep into Sydney's underbelly into the territory of big money and bent deals to get himself back in the black.

       

Fortune Cookie    

~Bryce Courtenay

It's the 1960s and the world of advertising is coming alive - and it's an exciting world to be part of. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office.

From wartime Asian comfort houses to CIA spy rings, Bryce Courtenay takes us on a thrilling journey with a great love story at its heart.  

The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir

By Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director and presenter. In January 2010, he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. This memoir details some of the most turbulent and least well known years of his life with writing.  

       
Full dark

~ Stephen King

I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...' writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up '1922', the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution.  Like DIFFERENT SEASONS and FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.

 

A Game of Thrones: Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire            Book into Movie

~ George R.R. Martin

The first volume in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" trilogy which tells of the treachery, greed and war threatening the Seven Kingdoms south of the Wall. In a world scarred by battle and catastrophe, it describes the deeds of a people locked in conflict and the legacy they will leave their children.

 

       

The Gene Thieves 

By Maria Quinn

Brilliant, lonely genetic scientist Piggy Brown is desperate for a child, but he's in a tricky legal situation. Dancer is a lawyer with his own reasons for wanting to grant Piggy's dearest wish - and he can set up Conjugal Contracts which push the envelope of the law. Dancer visits The Nest, the official centre for surrogates, and inveigles them into recommending someone they have used before,

(Winner:  The inaugural Norma K Hemming Award for excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, class and sexuality in Australian speculative fiction )

 

The Gathering

Man Booker Prize winner 2007

~ Anne Enright    

 

The Gathering is a family epic. It is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations - starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman - showing how memories warp and family secrets fester. This is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars. 

 

       

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest            Bestseller

~ Stieg  Larsson  

 

As the finale to Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is not content to merely match the adrenaline-charged pace that made international bestsellers out of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. Instead, it roars with an explosive storyline that blows the doors off the series and announces that the very best has been saved for

last. ...

 

Heart-Shaped Box  

~ Joe Hill 

Do you sleep with the light on? Are you in the habit of checking your doors and windows before you go to bed? Maybe even checking under your bed? If you are about to crack open Joe Hill's chilling thriller Heart-Shaped Box, you might want to rethink your nighttime habits--Hill's story about an aging rock star (with a penchant for macabre artifacts) who buys a haunted suit online will scare you silly. 

 

       

The House at Riverton: A Novel 

~Kate Morton  

This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace Reeves leaves home to work for

her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She is the same age as Hannah, the headstrong middle child who visits her uncle, Lord Ashbury, at Riverton House with her siblings Emmeline and David. Morton triumphs with a riveting plot, a touching but tense love story and a haunting ending. 

 

House Rules: A Novel                         

 

~ Jodi Picoult

                                  

The prolific Picoult crafts a cunning whodunit that explores what it’s like to be not only a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome but also an AS kid accused of murder.   Faithful Picoult fans will whisk this off the shelves, but devoted readers of savvy courtroom dramas should also give it a try.

 

       

The Lake of Dreams
 

by Kim Edwards

 

At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home to upstate New York from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago.  With her signature gifts of lyricism, suspense, and masterly storytelling, Kim Edwards's new novel will delight those who loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter and mesmerize millions of new fans.

 

Land's Edge: a Coastal Memoir

 

~ Tim Winton

 

'In this record of a life-long love affair with the sea, Tim Winton's prose ripples, shimmers and surges with awe and respect for how the ocean has not only sustained him physically and emotionally but determined the very rhythms of his life.' 
FIONA CAPP, THE AGE 

 

       
   

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6)

Richelle Mead

The astonishing final novel in Richelle Mead's epic series!Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them. 

       

The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul

by Deborah Rodriguez

A heart-warming novel about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there ...

 

Live Wire

by Harlan Coben

Edgar-winner Coben's 10th Myron Bolitar novel (after Long Lost) is a perfect 10: providing readers with new information about the past of the former athlete turned agent and owner of MB Reps; a satisfyingly complex mystery; and the always entertaining, sometimes shocking exploits of Bolitar's partner and friend, Windsor Horne Lockwood III (aka Win).

 

       

 

 

 

   
       

 

 

 

 

       

The Lost Symbol  (paperback)               Book Club notes

~by Dan Brown                                  Reader's Guide

 

In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world’s most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbolis a masterstroke of storytelling that finds famed symbologist Robert Langdon in a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths. . . all under the watchful eye of Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C."The Lost Symbolis an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn.  This is Dan Brown’s most exciting novel yet. 

The Lacuna by Kingsolving, Barbara
       

"As charming and coquettish as Paris itself, Lunch in Paris reawakens our tired hearts and palates with a deliciously passionate journey through the city of lights. Be prepared to be seduced by french kisses, the richest chocolate, and the sweet charm of Bard's prose."

 

Me & Miss M

 

~Jemma Forte

'Discovering a talented new author is like coming across an

unfamiliar restaurant where the whole experience brings you back with friends for seconds. Jemma Forte's debut novel Me & Miss Mdid just that for me. Dubbed the British answer to

The Devil Wears Prada,

I personally thought it was better... The chaotic life of Fran Massi as a PA to a vile Hollywood A-lister is a superb read that I'd recommend to all; and like experiencing good food on a new menu, I'm sure the next installment will be just as tasty.' NOW magazine

Read an excerpt

 

Mistress of the Game

 

by Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshaw

In a family rife with secrets—murder, hidden identities, perversions—and a depraved sense of honor, the player who wins the game may be the only one who will survive.

Full of the late master's trademark elements—remarkable characters, dazzling plotting, and a page-turning narrative style—this sizzling sequel vividly captures the master's voice and irresistible magic.

 

 
   
The Neighbour   Winner:  Best Novel, 2010 Thriller Award

~ Lisa Gardner

From a master of suspense comes a chilling new novel that explores the dangers lurking closer than you think. Because even in the perfect family, you never know what is going on behind closed doors...  It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy--a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.

The Pacific                     This week's 'Movie Book'

~ Hugh Ambrose

$26.95  $17.79

In The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose focuses on the real-life stories of the five men who put their lives on the line for our country. To deepen the story revealed in the miniseries and go beyond it,

the book dares to chart a great ocean of enmity known as

The Pacific and the brave men who fought. Some considered war a profession, others enlisted as citizen soldiers. Each man served in a different part of the war, but their respective duties required every ounce of their courage and their strength to defeat an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender. The medals for valor which were pinned on three of them came at a shocking price-a price paid in full by all. 

       
The Passage

by Justin Cronin

Cronin is a remarkable storyteller.  He doesn't shy away from identifying his "virals" as vampires. But, these are not sexy, angsty vampires (you won’t be seeing "Team Babcock" t-shirts any time soon), and they are not old-school, evil Nosferatus, either. These are a creation all Cronin's own--hairless, insectile, glow-in-the-dark mutations who are inextricably linked to their makers and the one girl who could destroy them all. A huge departure from Cronin's first two novels, The Passage is a grand mashup of literary and supernatural, a stunning beginning to a trilogy that is sure to dazzle readers of both genres. --Daphne Durham

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

 

~ Terry Teachout

Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshipping fans ever knew.

 

       
The Power

~ Rhonda Byrne

You are meant to have an amazing life! This is the handbook to the greatest power in the Universe - The Power to have anything you want. Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The Power. Perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled with happiness, and the money you need to be, do, and have everything you want, all come from The Power. The life of your dreams has always been closer to you than you realized, because The Power - to have everything good in your life - is inside you. To create anything, to change anything, all it takes is just one thing...THE POWER.

Power and Majesty  (1st in the series Creature Court)

~ Tansy Rayner Roberts

She almost missed the sight of a naked youth falling out of the sky. He was long and lean and muscled. He was also completely off his face. A war is being fought in the skies over the city of Aufleur. No one sees the battles. No one knows how close they come to destruction every time the sun sets. During daylight, all is well, but when nox falls and the sky turns bright, someone has to step up and lead the Creature Court into battle. Twelve years ago, Garnet kissed Velody and stole her magic. Five years ago, he betrayed Ashiol, and took his powers by force. But now the Creature Court is at a crossroads. They need a Power and Majesty who won't give up or lose themselves in madness...

Don’t miss out on the debut novel from Australian Tansy Rayner Roberts … 
Click here to read the first three chapters 
and click here to watch the trailer 

       
The Price of Life

Nigel Brennan

Nigel travelled to Somalia with a Canadian journalist to cover the humanitarian and food crises, the ongoing conflict and drought that has ravaged Somalia for nearly 20 years.  Four days after arriving in Mogadishu, they where ambushed just outside the capital. They were to be held hostage for the next 462 days.

 

She's Leaving Home 
Author:  
Monica Trapaga

Beautifully illustrated with drawings from artist MEREDITH GASTON and Monica's own collages, this precious manual of culinary inspiration and sound practical advice is a must-have for any girl about to embark on her own life journey.

 

Read an extract

Watch the author, Monica Trapaga as she talks about "She's Leaving Home

       

Tilly Bagshaw and Sidney Sheldon

 

Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game

In a family rife with secrets—murder, hidden identities, perversions—and a depraved sense of honor, the player who wins the game may be the only one who will survive.

Full of the late master's trademark elements—remarkable characters, dazzling plotting, and a page-turning narrative style—this sizzling sequel vividly captures the master's voice and irresistible magic

   
       

The Silent Sea (The Oregon Files)

 

Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul 

Clive Cussler's tales of the Oregon and its crew-"the clever, indefatigable Juan Cabrillo and his merry band of tough, tech-savvy fighting men and women" (Publishers Weekly)-have made fans of hundreds of thousands of readers. But the Oregon's sixth adventure is its most remarkable one yet.

Sing You Home

Jodi Picoult

After Zoe and Max's last attempt to conceive fails tragically, their marriage breaks apart. When Zoe falls in love again and considers having a family, she remembers that there are still frozen embryos that were never used. But who do they really belong to? An honest and moving story of contemporary relationships and the consequences when love and desire collide with science and the law.

 

       

Solo     Winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2010

~ Rana Dasgupta

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The new novel from the critically acclaimed author of Tokyo Cancelled.

'Solo' recounts the life and daydreams of a reclusive one-hundred-year-old man from Bulgaria. Before the man lost his sight, he read this story in a magazine: a group of explorers came upon a community of parrots speaking the language of a society that had been wiped out in a recent catastrophe. Astonished by their discovery, they put the parrots in cages and sent them home so that linguists could record what remained of the lost language. But the parrots, already traumatised by the devastation they had recently witnessed, died on the way. Wondering if, unlike the hapless parrots, he has any wisdom to leave to the world, Ulrich embarks on an epic armchair journey through a century of violent politics, forbidden music, lost love and failed chemistry, finding his way eventually to an astonishing epiphany of tenderness and enlightenment.

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5)     

~ Richelle Mead  

Vampire Academy

If you've read all the Stephenie Meyer Twilight books and crave more vampire stories then sink your teeth into the Vampire Academy series of vampire books.

Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy books follow the war between two races of vampires, living and undead. Rose Hathaway, a 17-year old half-vampire, is training to be a bodyguard for the living vampires and finds her life complicated by the constant danger. As well as an illicit romance with one of her teachers, Rose continually struggles to protect her best friend from the evils that surround them. If you like vampire stories, you'll love the Vampire Academy saga.

       

Sleepwalking in Daylight

by Elizabeth Flock

 

Chosen for the March '09 Indie Next List


"[Sleepwalking in Daylight is] filled with perceptive, dead-on insights into both teenage angst and the common pitfalls of marriage in the middle years." 
-- Booklist
 

   
       

Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game

 

by Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshaw

 

In a family rife with secrets—murder, hidden identities, perversions—and a depraved sense of honor, the player who wins the game may be the only one who will survive.

Full of the late master's trademark elements—remarkable characters, dazzling plotting, and a page-turning narrative style—this sizzling sequel vividly captures the master's voice and irresistible magic.

 

The Tiger's Wife

by Tea Obreht

The Orange Prize winning debut from a truly extraordinary talent. 'Having sifted through everything I have heard about the tiger and his wife, I can tell you that this much is fact: in April of 1941, without declaration or warning, the German bombs started falling over the city and did not stop for three days. The tiger did not know that they were bombs...'

 

       

The Time We Have Taken      Miles Franklin Award Winner 2008

~Steven Carroll

 

That exotic tribe was us. And the time we have taken, our moment.  The straight line of history has led, and was always leading, to this day and they have all been lucky enough to be alive, right now, to greet the moment.  THE TIME WE HAVE TAKEN is both a meditation on the rhythms of suburban life and a luminous exploration of public and private reckoning during a time of radical change. 'a writer worth cherishing. His prose is unfailingly assured, lyrical, poised' - The Australian. 'moving and indelible in its evocation of the extraordinary in ordinary lives' - Miles Franklin Literary Award Judges.

Tinkers

Winner - 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

by Paul Harding

Heartbreaking and life affirming, TINKERS is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.

       

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Winner - 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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.  Egan's overarching concerns are about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, and lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn. Egan answers the questions elegantly, though not straight on, as this powerful novel chronicles how and why we change, even as the song stays the same.

 

   
       

Union Atlantic  

~ Adam Haslett

In Haslett's excellent first novel (following Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here), a titan of the banking industry does battle with a surprisingly formidable opponent: a retired history teacher.  This book should be of interest to readers fascinated but perplexed by the current financial crisis, as it is able to navigate the oubliette of Wall Street trading to create searing and intimate drama. 

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Winner - 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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.  Egan's overarching concerns are about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, and lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn. Egan answers the questions elegantly, though not straight on, as this powerful novel chronicles how and why we change, even as the song stays the same.

 

       
   

Water for Elephants

by Sara Gruen

 As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell.

 

       

The Windup Girl

 

by Paolo Becigalupi

 

"both a heart-stopping dystopian thriller and a razor-sharp vision of our near future. The story is set in a chilling near future Thailand, where calories count as currency with the world’s foodstuffs becoming depleted."

Time Magazine named The Windup Girlby Paolo Bacigalupi as one of its ten best novels of the year. And the book has also won an extraordinary five of 2010′s major international SF awards: the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

When We Have Wings

by Claire Corbett

In a world divided into fliers and non-fliers, how far would you go to be able to fly? How much would you sacrifice - perhaps your own child? A beautifully written and compellingly original novel of sacrifice, betrayal and love.

 

 

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