Biography The Power of Hope Kon Karapanagiotidis Matchstick Man Julia Kelly Educated Tara Westover HB $32.99 A powerful and inspiring memoir from one of Australia’s leading human rights advocates, Kon Karapanagiotidis. The Power of Hope tells the story of how Kon overcame his traumatic childhood of racism, bullying and loneliness to create one of Australia’s largest and best-loved human rights organisations, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which has gone on to transform the lives of thousands of refugees and has helped build a movement. PB $27.99 Julia Kelly met charismatic and successful artist Charlie Whisker while she was working on her first novel. He was 20 years older, and their relationship was passionate and extraordinary. They became parents to a daughter they adored. But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man’s mental disintegration and its effects on his family. PB $32.99 Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate, she had never attended school and she had no medical records. Her father became more radical, and at 16 Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her over oceans and across continents. Only then would she wonder if there was still a way home. Ten Steps to Nanette Hannah Gadsby My Family and Other Animus James Jeffrey Teacher Gabbie Stroud PB $29.99 A memoir evocative of the work of David Sedaris, Amy Poehler and David Rakoff. Deeply personal, astutely observed, sometimes devastating but frequently hysterically funny, here is the brilliant debut from Australia’s much loved comedian Hannah Gadsby. PB $32.99 For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided. Yet, what could have been a calamitous upbringing turned instead into an education. For better or worse, his family handed out lessons that would guide him through life, into marriage, and eventually parenthood. PB $29.99 Gabbie Stroud was a dedicated teacher with over a decade of experience when she resigned in frustration, realising that the education model was stopping her from doing what she was best at: teaching children according to their needs and talents. Here, Gabbie tells how she came to teaching, what kids need from their teachers, and what it was that finally broke her. A brilliant memoir that cuts to the heart of a vital topic.