A Room Made Of Leaves by Kate Grenville

When I was in high school, in Sydney, every class at some point was taken on a day trip to Elizabeth Macarthur's farm, to learn all about the history of the colony days and how the country was built "on the sheep's back", that is, it's first export would be wool. When Australia was being …

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Battle For The Big Top by Les Standiford

"PT Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus". There's just something about the circus, isn't there? I love books set in or that are about the circus. They always have an element of hard scrabble lives and magic. I think I'm not the only one. Everyone has heard of …

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Love People Use Things by Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus

The authors of this book make up a pair called The Minimalists, who started a blog together and later a successful podcast about decluttering and simplifying your life. This book is partly their memoir of growing up under difficult circumstances and not having much, to leading lives of debt and unhappiness. At this point they …

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