Spydus Search Results - DIY Book Club Non Fiction https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=SVL(DIYANF)&QRYTEXT=DIY%20Book%20Club%20Non%20Fiction&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © Civica Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The Woman They Could Not Silence: ; Elizabeth Packard's incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear [Book Club Set] / Kate Moore https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486115&CF=BIB From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today. From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Moore, Kate<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Carlton North, VIC : Scribe Publications, 2021.<br />23 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 22 Nov 2022) - 010747468<br /> Phosphorescence: on awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the world goes dark [Book Club Set] / Baird, Julia. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=498508&CF=BIB THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'This book is beautiful ... Julia Baird has been to the tough edges and gives us light. She writes like a dream.' MATT HAIG'Utterly captivating and magical.' JULIA BRADBURY'Luminous and deeply comforting' KATHERINE MAY THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'This book is beautiful ... Julia Baird has been to the tough edges and gives us light. She writes like a dream.' MATT HAIG'Utterly captivating and magical.' JULIA BRADBURY'Luminous and deeply comforting' KATHERINE MAY<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Baird, Julia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, AUS : Fourth Estate, 2020.<br />309 p.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 152.42 BAI - 12 copies in set - Available - 010752639<br /> Truganini : journey through the apocalypse [Book club set] / Cassandra Pybus. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=382396&CF=BIB The haunting story of the extraordinary Aboriginal woman behind the myth of 'the last Tasmanian Aborigine'. The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania within her lifetime. The haunting story of the extraordinary Aboriginal woman behind the myth of 'the last Tasmanian Aborigine'. The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania within her lifetime.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Pybus, Cassandra<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2020.<br />xix, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010545873<br /> Moonlite [Book Club Set] / Garry Linnell. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=382397&CF=BIB Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New Zealand. There, Scott joins the local militia and fights as a soldier against the Maori in the brutal New Zealand wars. After recovering from a series of serious gunshot wounds, he sails to Australia and becomes a Lay Preacher, captivating churchgoers with his fiery and inspiring sermons. But Scott is also prone to bursts of madness. The local villagers back in Ireland often whispered that a 'wild drop' ran in the blood of the Scott family. One night he dons a mask in a small country town, arms himself with a gun and, dubbing himself Captain Moonlite, brazenly robs a bank before staging one of the country's most audacious jailbreaks. After falling in love with fellow prisoner James Nesbitt, a boyish petty criminal desperately searching for a father figure, Scott finds himself unable to shrug off his criminal past. Pursued and harassed by the police, he stages a dramatic siege and prepares for a final showdown with the law, and a macabre executioner without a nose. Told at a cracking pace, and based on many of the extensive letters Scott wrote from his death cell, Moonlite is set amid the violent and sexually-repressed era of Australia in the second half of the 19th century. With a cast of remarkable characters, it weaves together the extraordinary lives of our bushrangers and the desperation of a young nation eager to remove the stains of its convict past. But most of all, Moonlite is a tragic love story. Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New Zealand. There, Scott joins the local militia and fights as a soldier against the Maori in the brutal New Zealand wars. After recovering from a series of serious gunshot wounds, he sails to Australia and becomes a Lay Preacher, captivating churchgoers with his fiery and inspiring sermons. But Scott is also prone to bursts of madness. The local villagers back in Ireland often whispered that a 'wild drop' ran in the blood of the Scott family. One night he dons a mask in a small country town, arms himself with a gun and, dubbing himself Captain Moonlite, brazenly robs a bank before staging one of the country's most audacious jailbreaks. After falling in love with fellow prisoner James Nesbitt, a boyish petty criminal desperately searching for a father figure, Scott finds himself unable to shrug off his criminal past. Pursued and harassed by the police, he stages a dramatic siege and prepares for a final showdown with the law, and a macabre executioner without a nose. Told at a cracking pace, and based on many of the extensive letters Scott wrote from his death cell, Moonlite is set amid the violent and sexually-repressed era of Australia in the second half of the 19th century. With a cast of remarkable characters, it weaves together the extraordinary lives of our bushrangers and the desperation of a young nation eager to remove the stains of its convict past. But most of all, Moonlite is a tragic love story.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Linnell, Garry<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[North Sydney, New South Wales] : Michael Joseph Australia, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia, 2020.<br />323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, some colour, portraits ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010380276<br /> Three women [Book Club Set] / Lisa Taddeo https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=470496&CF=BIB All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town? All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women? Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions. All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town? All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women? Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Taddeo, Lisa<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019.<br />xii, 306 pages ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Reservation Not Collected (Set: 20 Oct 2022) - 010405931<br /> The devil's grip [Book Club Set] / Neal Drinnan with Bob Perry. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=382394&CF=BIB Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria's rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall's secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil's Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame. Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria's rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall's secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil's Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Drinnan, Neal<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster Australia, 2019.<br />337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Onloan - Due: 10 Dec 2022 - 010380504<br /> The madness of crowds : gender, race and identity [Book Club Set] / Douglas Murray. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=382395&CF=BIB In the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 best-seller The Strange Death of Europe, Douglas Murray interrogates the vicious new culture wars playing out in our media, universities, homes and perhaps the most violent place of all: online. The Madness of Crowds is a must-read polemic-a vociferous demand for a return to free speech in an age of mass hysteria and political correctness. The global conversations around sexuality, race, mental health and gender are heavily policed by the loud and frequently anonymous voices on social media and in the press. Once conceived as forums for open speech, social media and online networks have emboldened the mob and exacerbated groupthink-self-censorship and public shaming have become rife. As a result, Murray argues, we have become paralyzed by the fear of being criticized and have unlearned the ability to speak frankly about some of the most important issues affecting society. Murray walks against the tide of censorship. He asks us to think more openly about what we're afraid to say; to think outside of the mob and the psychology of the crowd. In the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 best-seller The Strange Death of Europe, Douglas Murray interrogates the vicious new culture wars playing out in our media, universities, homes and perhaps the most violent place of all: online. The Madness of Crowds is a must-read polemic-a vociferous demand for a return to free speech in an age of mass hysteria and political correctness. The global conversations around sexuality, race, mental health and gender are heavily policed by the loud and frequently anonymous voices on social media and in the press. Once conceived as forums for open speech, social media and online networks have emboldened the mob and exacerbated groupthink-self-censorship and public shaming have become rife. As a result, Murray argues, we have become paralyzed by the fear of being criticized and have unlearned the ability to speak frankly about some of the most important issues affecting society. Murray walks against the tide of censorship. He asks us to think more openly about what we're afraid to say; to think outside of the mob and the psychology of the crowd.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Murray, Douglas<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020.<br />293 pages ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010380153<br /> The bumblebee flies anyway : a memoir of love, loss and muddy hands [Book Club Set] / Kate Bradbury. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=382393&CF=BIB Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space. Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bradbury, Kate<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bloomsbury Wildlife, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.<br />256 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Onloan - Due: 23 Dec 2022 - 010380498<br /> The pleasures of leisure [Book Club Set] / Robert Dessaix. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=313136&CF=BIB In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops? Robert Dessaix shows how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom - to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to 'rest well', and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles - reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops? Robert Dessaix shows how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom - to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to 'rest well', and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles - reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Dessaix, Robert, 1944-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>North Sydney, NSW : Knopf, 2017.<br />218 pages ; 22 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Available online: </span>Click here to view Book Club notes<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 books in set - Available - 010157380<br /> Talking to my country [Book Club Set] / Stan Grant. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=313077&CF=BIB In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. TALKING TO MY COUNTRY is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. TALKING TO MY COUNTRY is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Grant, Stan, 1963-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney : HarperCollins, 2016, 2017.<br />229 pages ; 22 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Available online: </span>Click here to view Book Club notes<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010158998<br /> The republic of imagination : the case for fiction [Book Club Set] / Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=260924&CF=BIB From the author of the bestselling memoir 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written an impassioned, beguiling and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination', a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy, and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream. From the author of the bestselling memoir 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written an impassioned, beguiling and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination', a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy, and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Nafisi, Azar<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London, UK : Windmill, 2015.<br />338 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010158493<br />