Historical genre books (18)


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Australia Day by Stan Grant EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day. Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about... continue

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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton EN

Rating: 4     29 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia. After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united, and--until God seems to turn His back on their boy Fish--religious. The Pickleses are gamblers, boozers, fractious, and unlikely landlords. Change, hardship, and the war force them to swallow their dignity and share a great, breathing, shuddering house called Cloudstreet. Over the next twenty years, they struggle and strive, laugh ... continue
Recommended: 17 May 2018

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Island of the Lost : An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett EN

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“Riveting.” —The New York Times Book Review Hundreds of miles from civilization, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same deserted island in this true story of human nature at its best—and at its worst. It is 1864, and Captain Thomas Musgrave’s schooner, the Grafton, has just wrecked on Auckland Island, a forbidding piece of land 285 miles south of New Zealand. Battered by year-round freezing rain and constant winds, it is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. Incredibly, at the same time on the opposite end of the island, another... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

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Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey EN

Rating: 3.5     42 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Charlie Bucktin is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the mining town of Corrigan. Jasper takes Charlie to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery.
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

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Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan EN

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Country: Oceania / Fiji flag Fiji
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Growing up in the Fiji Islands in the late 1960s, Kalyana Mani Seth is an impressionable, plump young girl suited to the meaning of her name: blissful, blessed, the auspicious one. Her mother educates Kalyana about her Indian heritage, vividly telling tales of mischievous Krishna and powerful Mother Kali, and recounting her grandparents' migration to the tiny, British colony.While the island nation celebrates its recently granted independence, new stories of the feminist revolution in America are carried over the waves of the Pacific to Kalyana's ears: stories of women who live with men who ar... continue
Recommended: 23 Jun 2022

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Maiba : A Papuan Novel

Maiba : A Papuan Novel by Russell Soaba EN

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The only child of the last chief of Makawana village, Maiba struggles to hold her people together in face of the polarizing forces of convention and modernization. Both protective and painfully aware of the weaknesses of her own community, Maiba acquires the wisdom she needs to face the future.
Recommended: 27 Dec 2022


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Sand Talk

Sand Talk : How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
"A paradigm-shifting book from Aboriginal scholar Tyson Yunkaporta, who brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to history, education, money, power, and sustainability-and offers a new template for living"--

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak EN

Rating: 4     26 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to rea... continue

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The Girl in the Moon Circle by Sia Figiel EN

Rating: 2.5     2 Votes
Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
Description:
Western Samoan novel in English.
Recommended: 27 Aug 2022


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