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April New Releases

The perfect season for reading is upon us: autumn. It's time for warm socks, big cups of tea, and a tall stack of books.

This month we have fascinating nonfiction, absorbing fiction, and one modern classic in a stylish new format.

In Who Needs the ABC? Matthew Ricketson and Patrick Mullins outline the vital role the ABC plays in Australia today and offer solutions to see it thrive at a time when it is under attack; Keeping Them Honest is Stephen Charles and Catherine Williams’ revealing and compelling case for the establishment of a strong national anti-corruption body; Devil House is an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling from New York Times bestselling author and Mountain Goats singer/songwriter John Darnielle; After the Romanovs is the story of the Russian aristocrats, artists, and intellectuals who sought freedom and refuge in the Paris by the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Helen Rappaport; in The Herd journalist Johan Anderberg has written a real-life thriller about the nation dealing differently with a global crisis: Sweden; Generation Sleepless is Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright’s intimate glimpse inside a silent epidemic that is harming teens, and a pathway for parents to help them reclaim the restorative power of sleep; and Laura Jean McKay’s multi-award-winning novel, The Animals in That Country, is now in a sleek new format.

Find out more about the titles below, and to win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram.

Who Needs the ABC?

For the past nine years, the ABC has been besieged. Its funding has been slashed. It has been assailed by complaints from ministers and prime ministers. Its board has been stacked with political appointees. It has been relentlessly attacked by commercial media outlets. And it has endured crisis after crisis.

Who Needs the ABC? charts how, in its 90th year, the best-trusted news organisation in Australia arrived at its current plight: doing the most it ever has, with less than it needs, under a barrage of constant criticism.

This book examines the profound changes that have swept through the Australian…

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Keeping Them Honest

A revealing and compelling case for the establishment of a strong national anti-corruption body and the enactment of other vital democratic reforms.

Over the last few years, instances of the federal government spending taxpayers’ money to gain improper political advantage in elections have continued, with many hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on the Community Sport Infrastructure Program (aka the Sports Rorts) and the Urban Congestion Fund (the Carpark Rorts). As Stephen Charles writes, these electorally targeted pork-barrelling exercises are better understood as political corruption, which…

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Devil House

From New York Times bestselling author and Mountain Goats singer/songwriter John Darnielle comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling.

Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success — and a movie adaptation — to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he is being offered the chance for his big break: to move into the house where a pair of briefly notorious murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected teens during the Satanic…

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Generation Sleepless

An intimate glimpse inside a silent epidemic that is harming teens, and a pathway for parents to help them reclaim the restorative power of sleep.

If you could protect your child from unnecessary anxiety, depression, and chronic stress, and foster a greater sense of happiness and well-being in their lives, wouldn’t you? In this book, the authors of The Happy Sleeper, the classic book on helping babies and young children develop healthy sleep habits, uncover one of the greatest threats to our teenagers’ physical and mental health: sleep deprivation. Caught in a perfect storm of omnipresent screens,…

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After the Romanovs

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters comes the story of the Russian aristocrats, artists, and intellectuals who sought freedom and refuge in the City of Light.

Paris has always been a city of cultural excellence, fine wine and food, and the latest fashions. But it has also been a place of refuge for those fleeing persecution — never more so than before and after the Russian Revolution and the fall of the Romanov dynasty. For years, Russian aristocrats had enjoyed all that Belle Epoque Paris had to offer, spending lavishly when they visited. It was a place of artistic…

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The Herd

In the spring of 2020, as a new and deadly virus rapidly spread across the globe, the world shut down. But a small country in Northern Europe remained open.

First, its government instituted no restrictions. Then, it didn’t order the wearing of face masks. While the rest of the world looked on with incredulity, condemnation, admiration, and even envy, a small country in Northern Europe stood alone. As COVID-19 spread across the globe rapidly, the world shut down. But Sweden remained open.

The Swedish COVID-19 strategy was alternately lauded and held up as a cautionary tale by international governments and…

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The Animals in That Country

WINNER OF THE 2021 VICTORIAN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE 2021 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS PRIZE FOR FICTION
A SLATE AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE 2021 ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She’s never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park. And although Jean talks to all her charges, she has a particular soft…

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Who Needs the ABC?

Matthew RicketsonPatrick Mullins

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Generation Sleepless

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Keeping Them Honest

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The Herd

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After the Romanovs

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