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Indie Top 10 Bestsellers

1.The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan (Random House)
2.Plenty More, Yotam Ottolenghi (Random House Grp) 
3.Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Jeff Kinney (Penguin Books) 
4.We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Profile Books) 
5.Amnesia, Peter Carey (Penguin Books)
6.The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion (Text Publishing)
7.The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion (Text Publishing)
8.The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia, Don Watson (Penguin Group) 
9.What a Croc! Legendary Pages from the NT News (Hachette) 
10.The Wife Drought, Annabel Crabb (Random House) 
Source: Nielsen BookScan W/E 13/12

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18/12/2014 10:50 AM
We are all Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 

 ***Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014***Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other.Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life. There's something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of Rosemary's trouble. So now she's telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it's a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice.It's funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. 


11/12/2014 2:17 PM
Holidays, William McInnes 

This book is about the Australian love affair with holidays. It's about going away and staying at home. It's about the relaxing times you had as a kid, escapes you have with your children and the stories you hear from your friends. It can be about a romantic sunset, the spare seat at breakfast being taken by an attractive stranger, a miraculous airline upgrade - or missing bags, unfortunate rashes and wrong turns that lead to places you definitely did not intend to go. But most of all it's about being in your backyard in an above-ground pool, floating in circles, staring at the clouds as you go round and round, and knowing as you float that life is sweet because you're on holidays.


11/12/2014 2:28 PM
The Bush , Don Watson 

 Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don't. Via mountain ash and mallee, the birds and the beasts, slaughter, fire, flood and drought, swagmen, sheep and their shepherds, the strange and the familiar, the tragedies and the follies, the crimes and the myths and the hope – here is a journey that only our leading writer of non-fiction could take us on. At once magisterial in scope and alive with telling, wry detail, The Bush lets us see our landscape and its inhabitants afresh, examining what we have made, what we have destroyed, and what we have become in the process.


28/11/2014 8:58 AM
Amnesia  by Peter Carey 

How does a young woman from suburban Melbourne become America's public enemy number one? 

When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australia's prison system, freeing hundreds of asylum seekers, she sets off a chain reaction. These prisons are run by US companies, and so the doors of some 5000 American institutions have also opened. And to some watching eyes, the secrets of both countries threaten to pour out. Was this a mistake? Or has the elusive Gaby declared cyberwar on the US, as part of the longstanding covert conflict between the two countries that has as its most outrageous act the CIA-engineered coup of 1975 - a coup so brazen we immediately forgot it as part of our Great Amnesia. Amnesia is Carey at his best: funny, sweeping, intimate, exhilarating. 

It is a novel that speaks powerfully about our history but most urgently about our present.


19/12/2014 3:58 PM
Plenty More, Yotam Ottolenghi 

Vegetables have moved from the side dish to the main plate, grains celebrated with colour and flair. It's a revolution that is bold, inspiring and ever-expanding. Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty changed the way people cook and eat. Its focus on vegetable dishes, with the emphasis on flavour, original spicing and freshness of ingredients, caused a revolution not just in this country, but the world over. Plenty More picks up where Plenty left off, with 150 more dazzling vegetable-based dishes, this time organised by cooking method. Grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, braised or raw, the range of recipe ideas is stunning. 

With recipes including Alphonso mango and curried chickpea salad, Membrillo and stilton quiche, Buttermilk-crusted okra, Lentils, radicchio and walnuts with manuka honey, Seaweed, ginger and carrot salad, and even desserts such as Baked rhubarb with sweet labneh and Quince poached in pomegranate juice, this is the cookbook that everyone has been waiting for.


19/12/2014 3:57 PM
Adam Spencer's Book Of Numbers, Adam Spencer 

How many people do you need in a room before there'll be a birthday in common? Why is 70 a 'weird' number? How many episodes of South Park has Kenny survived? What is the longest word in the English language (floccinaucinihilipilification, at 29 letters) and what the hell does it mean?

Adam Spencer's national Australian breakfast radio show on JJJ is famous for mixing music, laughs and mathematical insights with the weather (if it's sunny and 32, that's 2 to the power of 5). In this, his wacky, zany Book of Numbers, Adam - who was a PhD mathematician before becoming a stand-up comedian and DJ - tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the numbers 1 to 100, answering all the big questions. You don't need maths training, just a pen and paper, to understand everything in this funny, stimulating book. And hey, you'll even learn how to feed 56 people with 1 pizza.


19/12/2014 3:59 PM
Withering By Sea  by Judith Rossell 

An exciting mystery adventure for 9.12 year olds -   Stella Montgomery lives in the Hotel Majestic with her three aunts - Aunt Condolence, Aunt Temperance and Aunt Deliverance - in the town of Withering-by-Sea. Stella would rather dream up adventures inspired by her beloved Atlas than do her needle-point or French lessons, but nothing ever happens at the Hotel Majestic … Until the day when a shadowy new resident uses the frightening Hand of Glory to put a sleeping spell on the entire hotel - a spell that works on everyone but Stella. 

Read more about Stella's dangerous journey to defeat the wicked Professor and his dark magic, along with other top picks for November by clicking here


11/12/2014 2:15 PM
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project was an international publishing phenomenon, with more than a million copies sold in over forty countries around the world.  Now Graeme Simsion returns with the highly anticipated sequel, The Rosie Effect.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are now married and living in New York. Don has been teaching while Rosie completes her second year at Columbia Medical School. Just as Don is about to announce that Gene, his philandering best friend from Australia, is coming to stay, Rosie drops a bombshell: she's pregnant.

In true Tillman style, Don instantly becomes an expert on all things obstetric. But in between immersing himself in a new research study on parenting and implementing the Standardised Meal System (pregnancy version), Don's old weaknesses resurface. And while he strives to get the technicalities right, he gets the emotions all wrong, and risks losing Rosie when she needs him most.

The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious romantic comedy of the year.



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