Happy's Best New Books (29th November - 5th December)
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Happy’s Best New Books (29th November – 5th December)

Updated weekly by the fine folk at Happy Mag, these are the best new books that this week has to offer from Australia and around the world!

Saša Stanišić – Where You Come From

In Where You Come From, Saša Stanišić takes a playful approach — experimenting with form and perspective — while delivering an emotional gut-punch. While it deals in the real-life locations of the former Yugoslavia and Germany, it also reads like a dream, which is appropriate as it deals with memory and the effects of trauma. An exhilarating read from a supreme talent.

9.6

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Where You Come From
SAŠA STANIŠIĆ
WHERE YOU COME FROM

Noel Pearson – Mission

Mission recounts some of the highlights of Noel Pearson’s political life, for example, his call for Indigenous recognition, and the memories of leaders he worked with over the decades. Lawyer, academic, and evocative writer, Mission presents a broad spectrum of compelling argument and analysis, as well as contemplative reflections on his life so far.

9.5

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Mission
NOEL PEARSON
MISSION

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Seeking Asylum: Our Stories presents a kaleidoscopic range of vital perspectives from those who have such little access to mainstream recognition in Australia. Contributors to this volume share their stories on their experience in this country, broaching topics like culture, racism, survival, and family among others. 100% of the proceeds will be used by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to continue to amplify the voices of asylum seekers.

9.2

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Seeking Asylum Our Stories

ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE
SEEKING ASYLUM: OUR STORIES

Helen Garner – How To End a Story: Diaries 1995 – 1998

In this third volume of acclaimed author Helen Garner’s diaries, the breakdown of marriage looms large. But in the midst of this crisis, readers gain valuable insight into the nature of her process — especially poignant as you consider her talent for creating short stories out of similarly rendered vignettes. An inspiring and thought-provoking collection that runs the gamut of human emotion.

9.4

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How To End A Story

HELEN GARNER
HOW TO END A STORY: DIARIES 1995 – 1998

Tracey Lange – We Are the Brennans

In her debut We Are the Brennans, Tracey Lange paints a vivid portrait of a family and the aftermath of the exhumation of long-held secrets. It traces Sunday, as she returns to her family after an accident leaves her with a broken body and injured pride. Written with remarkable poise and pacing, you’ll find yourself glued to this riveting family drama.

9.1

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We Are the Brennans
TRACEY LANGE
WE ARE THE BRENNANS

Edited by Peter Lewis and Jordan Guiao – The Public Square Project

Now that forums for discourse are overwhelming dominated by just a few social media platforms, how do we ensure that discussions in the public interest are maintained without depending on the whim of commercially-based entities? This is the central mission of The Public Square Project: to map out — with the help of the leading experts in the tech field — a future where this pillar of democracy can be sustainably controlled and supported by the people.

9.3

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The Public Square Project

EDITED BY PETER LEWIS AND JORDAN GUIAO
THE PUBLIC SQUARE PROJECT
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