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    Saving You Charlotte Nash
    9780733636479 Paperback FICTION / Family Life On Sale Date:December 24, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 6.13 x 9.25 x 1.13 in | 1.05 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      Three escaped pensioners. One single mother. A road trip to rescue her son. The new emotionally compelling page-turner by Australia's Charlotte Nash

      In their tiny pale green cottage under the trees, Mallory Cook and her five-year-old son, Harry, are a little family unit who weather the storms of life together. Money is tight after Harry's father, Duncan, abandoned them to expand his business in New York. So when Duncan fails to return Harry after a visit, Mallory boards a plane to bring her son home any way she can.

      During the journey, a chance encounter with three retirees on the run from their care home leads Mallory on an unlikely group road trip across the United States. Zadie, Ernie and Jock each have their own reasons for making the journey and along the way the four of them will learn the lengths they will travel to save each other - and themselves.

      Saving You is the beautiful, emotionally compelling page-turner by Charlotte Nash, bestselling Australian author of The Horseman and The Paris Wedding. If you love the stories of Jojo Moyes and Fiona McCallum you will devour this book.

      'I was enthralled... Nash's skilled storytelling will keep you turning pages until the very end.' FLEUR McDONALD
      Bio
      Charlotte Nash is the bestselling author of six novels, including four set in country Australia, and The Paris Wedding, which has been sold in eight countries and translated into multiple languages. In her new novel, Saving You, she takes us on a road trip across the USA, with a story that showcases her signature style: lush sense of place, rich plot, emotive heart, and a body and soul odyssey for her characters. She is an intrepid traveller with a lifelong love of new experiences, and has adventured around Australia and the world for both work and pleasure, including in her pre-writing life as an engineer and medico. When not writing, she is a connoisseur of beautiful baked goods, gourmet tea, and an eclectic mix of favourite movies.
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    They'll Be Okay 15 Conversations to Help Your Child Through Troubled Times Collett Smart
    9780733640766 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting On Sale Date:December 24, 2019
    $29.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 1 in | 0.8 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      This is the must-have book for parents of young people who want to keep their children safe, whole and happy.

      Teens and tweens are struggling with social media, relationships, and so much of what modern life is throwing at them. It's impossible for parents to be experts on all the new challenges their children are facing. That's why it's essential to turn to a real expert.

      Collett Smart is a psychologist, teacher, lecturer, writer - and a mum of three. She knows that it is crucial for parents to discuss uncomfortable, yet fundamentally important topics with their children - and this book tells parents why and how.

      If you're a parent who feels like you just don't know how to talk to your children about some of these difficult topics, this book has all the tools you need. There is invaluable advice on:
      * Body safety, body image and objectification
      * Break-ups, hook-ups and unconditional love
      * Sex education and pornography
      * Misogyny and harassment
      * Manners, empathy and respect

      Whether you want to prepare your child for the years ahead or you have an issue that needs to be addressed right now, this is the must-have book to help keep your children safe, whole and happy in these challenging times.
      Bio
      Collett Smart is a psychologist, qualified teacher and author. Collett has more than 20 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice. She appears regularly on national television and radio as an expert in teen and family issues.


      Collett has taught and delivered psychology workshops and seminars around the world. Her seminars are grounded in current research, as well as years of practical experience in both one-on-one counselling and schoolyard settings with young people. She is mum to 3 children.
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    9780733636172 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date:December 10, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.25 in | 1.1 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      Can a house heal heartache? From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over, in the tradition of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerney

      Their grandmother's stone cottage was always a welcome retreat in the childhood summers of Ellen and Aidan O'Shea. After a trip home from Australia, Ellen is keen to bring the neglected property back to its former glory and enlists the help of her dear friend and one of Ireland's top interior designers, Colette Barry.

      Aidan is already begrudging the work on the house he has avoided for nearly twenty years. The last thing the builder needs is an interior designer who seems to do nothing but complicate his life. With their own personal heartaches to overcome, will Aidan and Colette find the courage to give the house and themselves a second chance?

      Praise for Esther Campion's debut novel, Leaving Ocean Road:

      'Warm, wise and full of humour. Esther Campion is a wonderful new voice in Australian fiction' CATHY KELLY

      'Join[s] the captivating Maeve Binchy in the pantheon of popular Irish novelists' Irish Scene

      'An intelligent novel. Esther Campion has woven a poignant story about that journey everyone takes to find their own beloved place in the wide wide world' Better Reading

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      Esther Campion is from Cork, Ireland and currently lives in north-west Tasmania. She attended North Presentation Secondary School in Cork and has degrees from University College Cork and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Esther and her Orcadian husband have lived together in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and South Australia. They have two grown-up children in Adelaide and the youngest at home in Tassie. Esther loves sharing her life on a small property with an over-indulged chocolate Labrador, a smoochy cat and a couple of ageing mares, all of whom she firmly believes are living proof that dreams really can come true. The House of Second Chances is Esther's second novel, following Leaving Ocean Road.
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      This is a delightful tale, oozing with pathos and possibilities - perfect for when you want to forget about your own problems and slip inside Ellen's heart, one that was once terribly broken and is slowly rising from the ashes. A well-written novel with beautiful descriptions from this new Irish author—Starts at Sixty
      Leaving Ocean Road is warm, wise and full of humour. Esther Campion is a wonderful new voice in Australian fiction—CATHY KELLY
      A warm, funny, intelligent novel. It's ultimately not about how romantic love can save you, but rather how finding new hope and purpose in family can give you what you need to pull yourself from grief. Esther Campion has woven a poignant story... about that journey everyone takes to find their own beloved place in the wide wide world—Better Reading
      Join[s] the captivating Maeve Binchy in the pantheon of popular Irish novelists—Irish Scene
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    9780733637018 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:December 10, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9.25 x 1.25 in | 1.1 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets

      Emma
      , a nurse and busy mother of three, has always dreamed of having a sister.
      Michelle, at 46, wonders if it's too late to fall in love and find her birth parents.
      Sarah, career woman and perfectionist homemaker, struggles to keep up with the Joneses.
      Bill, 72, feels left behind after the death of his adored wife.
      Adam can't stop thinking about the father he never had.
      These five very different people are all connected but separated by secrets from the past. Sisters and Brothers will both break and warm your heart in a way that only bestselling Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer can.

      'Her books are tear-jerkers and page-turners' Sydney Morning Herald

      'Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better' RACHAEL JOHNS

      'Heartbreak, love and sibling relationships' New Idea
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      Before becoming an author, Fiona Palmer was a speedway driver for seven years and now spends her days writing both women's and young adult fiction, working as a farmhand and caring for her two children in the tiny rural community of Pingaring, 350km from Perth. The books Fiona's passionate readers know and love contain engaging storylines, emotions and hearty characters. She has written nine bestselling novels and her most recent book, SECRETS BETWEEN FRIENDS, was a Top Ten national bestseller.
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    9780733639876 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports On Sale Date:December 17, 2019
    $29.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.25 in | 0.9 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected spy - this is the fascinating story of the scandalous Freddie McEvoy.

      Born in Melbourne in 1907, Freddie's life took him from socialising with a young Errol Flynn in Sydney and on to the French Riviera in the heady years leading up to World War II.

      With his dashing good looks and charm, Freddie lived a swashbuckling life, quickly figuring out his path to easy fortune was through lonely rich women. World War II didn't stop Freddie's hedonistic pursuits - he skipped enlistment for Australia and Britain to party on in Hollywood, where he renewed his friendship with the now infamous Errol Flynn. Always short of cash, Freddie smuggled guns and diamonds on his yacht between California and Mexico and was rumoured to have worked as a spy.

      It was a life lived large and Freddie's death in 1951 was under the most mysterious circumstances off the coast of Morocco: his body was found naked and scalped . . .

      Frank Walker, bestselling author of The Tiger Man of Vietnam and Maralinga, has for the first time uncovered the complete, outrageous and incredible true story of Freddie McEvoy, Australia's daredevil Lothario.

      'Freddie was one of the great livers of life. He lived it the way he saw it - he didn't give a hoot.' Errol Flynn

      'Pleasure is my business.'
      Freddie McEvoy

      'an extraordinary yarn . . . finely researched' Sun-Herald on Frank Walker's Ghost Platoon
      Bio
      Frank Walker has been an Australian journalist and foreign correspondent in Germany and the United States for forty years, covering wars and coups, floods and fires, terrorist attacks and political brawls, movie stars and street crime. His first two bestselling books - The Tiger Man of Vietnam and Ghost Platoon - revealed uncomfortable truths about Australia's actions in the Vietnam War. His third bestselling book, Maralinga, lifted the veil of secrecy thrown over the British atomic bomb tests in the outback and shocking human experiments in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. His fourth book, Commandos, examined the most daring secret raids behind enemy lines by Australians and New Zealanders in World War II. In 2017 Frank wrote Traitors, an exposé on how Australia and its allies betrayed our Anzacs and let Nazi and Japanese war criminals go free. His most recent book is The Scandalous Life of Freddie McEvoy: The true story of the swashbuckling Australian rogue.

      He can be contacted via his website www.frankwalker.com.au
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    Prize Fighter Future D. Fidel
    9780733639050 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age On Sale Date:December 31, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9.25 x 1 in | 0.8 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      Isa Alaki is not from here.

      At ten years old, Isa's life in the Congolese city of Bukavu changed forever. The streets were burning. The town was mostly silent, like a ghost town, until the yelling started. At school, Isa knows he has to get home. The soldiers would be looking for his father.

      The sound of gunfire, the sharp smell of blood and the screams of his sister still echo in his head.

      Back then, he had a choice to make. Death or a gun. He picked up the gun and became a child soldier, forced to fight for the same forces that massacred his family.

      After years of horror, Isa escaped, and he is given a chance of freedom when he travels to Australia. He brings with him papers that grant him refugee status, the hope that he can find his brother, Moïse, and the scars of a brutal war.

      Here, the fighting skills Moïse taught him when he was a boy see Isa become a talented young boxer. He spends his days punching away the past, punching away the demons in his mind, literally trying to punch his way to a better life. His powerful left hook promises much, but the demons he is wrestling with have a power all their own. The question for Isa is ... will the past ever let him free?

      A moving debut novel that packs an emotional punch based on the critically acclaimed play by Future D. Fidel.

      'Prize Fighter is a gripping read, as compelling as it is confronting. It is a testament to Fidel's craft and to the power of the human spirit.' - Books+Publishing

      'Prize Fighter is a powerful and compellingly written story that operates with little adornment. It doesn't need it. More than once I felt like I had been punched in the guts - and it's been a while since a book made me sob.' Weekend Australian
      Bio
      Future D. Fidel, 28, was born in Uvira in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After the death of the president Mobutu, the country descended into lawlessness that claimed the lives of Future's parents. He was separated from his siblings and, when civil war struck in 1996, forced to flee as an orphan stowaway to Tanzania. He tried desperately to trace his surviving family; he was finally reunited with his sister six years later. Future spent eight years in a camp before being accepted as a refugee in Australia, where he now lives with his brother, sister and nephews. Future is active in arts in Queensland, forming the Fimbo Boys in 2007 that performed African modern dance and music at various events, supporting young people from Refugee backgrounds. He also started projects working on making cultural films.

      He started working at La Boite Theatre Company as a playwright in residence from 2013 to 2015. Future's debut play Prize Fighter was featured in the Brisbane Festival as a Co-Production with La Boite Theatre Company in 2015, after the production of I am here, an MDA production that was co-produced by Queensland Theatre Company in the Billie Brown Studio in 2012 and Brisbane's Powerhouse prior to that. As his big achievement, his debut work Prize Fighter was one of the main events in the Roundhouse Theatre at La Boite Theatre Company. Not only a playwright, Future is also an Electrical Engineer after securing his Bachelor degree from Griffith University, as well as a Gospel artist.
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    Mutiny on the Bounty A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds Peter FitzSimons
    9780733634116 Hardcover HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy On Sale Date:February 25, 2020
    $34.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.5 x 2.25 in | 2.19 lb | 656 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.

      Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical paradise. Five months later, they did not want to leave. Under the leadership of Fletcher Christian most of the crew mutinied soon after sailing from Tahiti, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a small open boat. In one of history's great feats of seamanship, Bligh navigated this tiny vessel for 3618 nautical miles to Timor.

      Fletcher Christian and the mutineers sailed back to Tahiti, where most remained and were later tried for mutiny. But Christian, along with eight fellow mutineers and some Tahitian men and women, sailed off into the unknown, eventually discovering the isolated Pitcairn Island - at the time not even marked on British maps - and settling there.

      This astonishing story is historical adventure at its very best, encompassing the mutiny, Bligh's monumental achievement in navigating to safety, and Fletcher Christian and the mutineers' own epic journey from the sensual paradise of Tahiti to the outpost of Pitcairn Island. The mutineers' descendants live on Pitcairn to this day, amid swirling stories and rumours of past sexual transgressions and present-day repercussions. Mutiny on the Bounty is a sprawling, dramatic tale of intrigue, bravery and sheer boldness, told with the accuracy of historical detail and total command of story that are Peter FitzSimons' trademarks.
      Bio
      Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 30 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and the SUN-HERALD.

      He is the author of a number of highly successful books, including BURKE AND WILLS, MONASH'S MASTERPIECE, KOKODA, NED KELLY and GALLIPOLI, as well as biographies of such notable Australians as Sir Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake and Nick Farr-Jones. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.

      Peter grew up on a farm north of Sydney, went to boarding school in Sydney and attended Sydney University. An ex-Wallaby, he also lived for several years in rural France and Italy, playing rugby for regional clubs. He and his wife Lisa Wilkinson - journalist, magazine editor and television presenter - have three children; they live in Sydney.
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    Mutiny on the Bounty A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds Peter FitzSimons
    9780733641237 Paperback HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy On Sale Date:November 10, 2020
    $26.99 CAD 6.1 x 9.25 x 2 in | 1.85 lb | 656 pages Carton Quantity:9 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.

      Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical paradise. Five months later, they did not want to leave. Under the leadership of Fletcher Christian most of the crew mutinied soon after sailing from Tahiti, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a small open boat. In one of history's great feats of seamanship, Bligh navigated this tiny vessel for 3618 nautical miles to Timor.

      Fletcher Christian and the mutineers sailed back to Tahiti, where most remained and were later tried for mutiny. But Christian, along with eight fellow mutineers and some Tahitian men and women, sailed off into the unknown, eventually discovering the isolated Pitcairn Island - at the time not even marked on British maps - and settling there.

      This astonishing story is historical adventure at its very best, encompassing the mutiny, Bligh's monumental achievement in navigating to safety, and Fletcher Christian and the mutineers' own epic journey from the sensual paradise of Tahiti to the outpost of Pitcairn Island. The mutineers' descendants live on Pitcairn to this day, amid swirling stories and rumours of past sexual transgressions and present-day repercussions. Mutiny on the Bounty is a sprawling, dramatic tale of intrigue, bravery and sheer boldness, told with the accuracy of historical detail and total command of story that are Peter FitzSimons' trademarks.
      Bio
      Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 30 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and the SUN-HERALD.

      He is the author of a number of highly successful books, including BURKE AND WILLS, MONASH'S MASTERPIECE, KOKODA, NED KELLY and GALLIPOLI, as well as biographies of such notable Australians as Sir Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake and Nick Farr-Jones. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.

      Peter grew up on a farm north of Sydney, went to boarding school in Sydney and attended Sydney University. An ex-Wallaby, he also lived for several years in rural France and Italy, playing rugby for regional clubs. He and his wife Lisa Wilkinson - journalist, magazine editor and television presenter - have three children; they live in Sydney.
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    Roadies The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll Stuart Coupe
    9780733638749 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music On Sale Date:February 25, 2020
    $29.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 1 in | 0.95 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets.

      Roadies are the unsung heroes of the Australian music industry. They unload the PAs and equipment, they set it all up, they make sure everything is running smoothly before, during and after the gigs. Then they pack everything up in the middle of the night, put it in the back of the truck and hit the road to another town - to do it all over again.

      They know everything about the pre- and post-show excesses. They bear witness to overdoses, the groupies, the obsessive fans. They are part of - and often organise - all the craziness that goes on behind the scenes of the concerts and pub gigs you go to. From The Rolling Stones to AC/DC, Bob Marley to Courtney Love, Sherbet to The Ted Mulry Gang, INXS to Blondie - the roadies have seen it all. And now they're stepping onto the stage and talking.

      The Roadies' Creed: If it's wet, drink it. If it's dry, smoke it. If it moves, **** it. If it doesn't move, throw it in the back of the truck.

      'Fabulous . . . a bold portrait' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on Stuart Coupe's GUDINSKI
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      Stuart Coupe is an author, music commentator, independent artist publicist and radio broadcaster who has been involved with music all his life. Amongst the books he has written, edited or collaborated on are The New Music (1980), The New Rock 'n' Roll (1983), The Promoters (2003), Gudinski (2015) and Tex (2017).
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    Carpathia The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic Dr Jay Ludowyke
    9780733642326 Paperback HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy On Sale Date:December 31, 2030
    $19.99 CAD Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Cunard steamship Carpathia receives a distress call from the new White Star liner Titanic. Captain Arthur Rostron immediately turns Carpathia northwest and sails full speed through the dark night, into waters laden with icebergs, on a rescue mission that will become legendary.

      Almost a century later, Carpathia's wreck has finally been located. She's over 500 feet down and only a few divers in the world can attain these depths. Among them is Englishman Ric Waring's team.

      In this captivating and intensively researched story, we follow the dual narratives of Rostron and the daring rescue of the Titanic survivors by Carpathia, and of Waring's team and their dangerous determination to reach the wreck. Rich in history and drama, the true story of Carpathia from her launching to the sensational events of 1912, World War I and beyond is a compelling narrative that moves at the page-turning pace of the very best fiction.
      Bio
      Dr Jay Ludowyke holds qualifications in writing, history and library and information services. She has taught writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast and previously worked in local government and public libraries. She has published works in literary and academic journals and is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. Of Sri Lankan and Australian heritage, she lives on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
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