Two old men dying - tom keneally

Shelby Apple is an acclaimed documentary-maker. After making films about Learned Man’s discovery, in Vietnam and back home in the Northern Territory, Shelby turns his sights on Eritrea. He thinks this embattled society might represent a new cognitive leap, one that will reconcile our tenderness and our savagery, our reason and our emotions.

Shelby sees the world through the lens of his camera; Learned Man through the lens of his responsibility under law. Both men are well aware that their landscape comes to them from elders and ancestors. They are each willing to die and, in a sense, kill for their secret crafts. 

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the slipping place - joanna baker

Veronica Cruickshank’s youngest child Roland is her idealistic one – a fighter of lost causes, and the one that always needs protecting, particularly from himself.
So when she hears he is back in Hobart helping an old school friend, Veronica tries to track him down – but all she finds are second hand reports, whispers of horrific abuse, stories of a small child being hurt. Long-buried truths slowly surface, she uncovers a secret that brings the violence closer to home than she could have ever imagined.

unsheltered - barbara kingsolver

Author of The Poisonwood Bible is back with this brand new novel.

Following two main protagonists, set over two centuries, both who resist the prevailing logic. And both are asked to pay a high price for their courage. Unsheltered is a testament to both the resilience and persistent myopia of the human condition. It explores the foundations we build in life, spanning time and place to give us all a clearer look at those around us, and perhaps ourselves. And is a novel that speaks truly to our times.