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Headlong
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Headlong

Susan Varga

Julia has suddenly lost her husband and along with him her will to live. The vital, energetic old woman that her daughter Kati thought she knew has disappeared almost overnight. How is Kati to cope with a mother constantly on the...

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The Complete Stories
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The Complete Stories

David Malouf

David Malouf's imagination inhabits shocking violence, quick humour, appealing warmth and harsh cruelty with equal intensity. This is a comprehensive compilation of David's shorter work. Stories are set in the hardscrabble...

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The Trip
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The Trip

George Papaellinas

The story of Odysseus, an Olympian god, Homeric hero and Greek migrant who is mystically as old as Australia where he migrated and in whose history he participated. --Provided by publisher.

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Ocean Road
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Ocean Road

Glyn Parry

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Black River
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Black River

Justin Clemens, Helen Johnson

Plunges into a violent and surreal world from which the last traces of the gods have vanished. This book features such creatures as mouthers, pokers, the sucking lady, white curls, the loved one, the magistrate, and the...

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An Outback Marriage: A Story of Australian Life (Dodo Press)
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An Outback Marriage: A Story of Australian Life (Dodo Press)

A B Paterson

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The End of the World
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The End of the World

Paddy O'Reilly

A collection of award winning short stories. Stylistically varied and enlivened by a wry, dark humour.

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Jack
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Jack

Judy Johnson

This fast-moving verse novel about the pearling industry of the 1930s, uses a vived cast of characters, including the European Captain Jack Falconer, the Japanese diver Takemoto Izabura, and tender Morishita Iwaki, the cook.

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Paper Nautilus
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Paper Nautilus

Nicholas Jose

A long-overdue new edition of Paper Nautilus, Nicholas Jose's bestselling novel. Richly evocative of postwar Australian life, Paper Nautilus subtly illuminates the complexities of ordinary people and the surprising powers of the...

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House of Given
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House of Given

Bill Collopy

Is a richly textured story illuminating the shifting boundaries of family trees and personal identity. Young Finbar, convinced that he is connected to this world by a mere thread is determined to overcome obstacles of distrust and...

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The Concerto Inn
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The Concerto Inn

Jo Gardiner

Threads the stories to two sisters, two betrayals and the two acts of violence years apart that lead Isabelle and Madeleine to Ravello, Italy, the mythical place of their childhood. From Hong Kong to Paris, this book about the...

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Silent Parts
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Silent Parts

John Charalambous

Uncle Harry fought in WWI but never returned home from France. Each surviving member of the Lambert family clings to their own idea of what happened to Uncle Harry. This book describes that when Harry was called up to the front,...

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Dovetail Road
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Dovetail Road

Graham Kershaw

Through the unlikely relationship of Peter Warner, a disaffected local architect and Liz Tait, secretary to a community action group, and deeply opposed to the housing development that Peter's company is proposing, we experience...

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Dead River Oaks
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Dead River Oaks

Joachim Matschoss

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The Music of Dunes
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The Music of Dunes

Mike Williams

Frank Harmon, poet, refugee from a failed marriage, loner, is living in isolation on the coast, scratching a living. His lover, the troubled Laura, has returned to Canada. Dealing with her absence and the life that he has chosen,...

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Graphic
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Graphic

Shane Briant, Darian Causby

A popular crime writer of graphic novels, Robert Howard is mistaken by a young girl for her fictional hero, a private-eye name Sainte- Claire. While trying to help the girl and her sister find their missing father, the writer...

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A New Map of the Universe
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A New Map of the Universe

Annabel Smith

Specially selected to launch University of Western Australia Presss new adult fiction list, A New Map of the Universe is a literary work that will attract a wide general audience with its compelling narrative and engaging...

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Cusp
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Cusp

Josephine Wilson

On a hot, ...so very different day in 1990, Lena Hawkins reluctantly returns from New York. In Perth, Mavis Hawkins feels as if she has spent her whole life waiting. But now her wait is over. Her only daughter is about to land,...

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Man of Water
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Man of Water

Chris McLeod

Centres around Watt, a writer in middle-aged decline, who has a talent for procrastination and inaction. The story unfolds like a psychological thriller, carefully peeling back the layers of Watt's life, revealing clues. As the...

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The Furies
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The Furies

John Charalambous

Nicky's a survivor. She's lived through a difficult Greek childhood, the failure of the utopian rural commune where everyone, including her artist husband, walked away, and years spent teaching in a small country town. Her...

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Cliffs of Fall: And Other Stories
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Cliffs of Fall: And Other Stories

Shirley Hazzard

A collection of short fiction sensitively probes the emotions, desires, and inner conflicts of a variety of characters in ten stories that include The Party, Weekend, Harold, A Place in the Country, The Worst Moment of...

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Toccata and Rain
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Toccata and Rain

Phillip Salom

Simon finds himself at the centre of a controversy, over two large spires he has constructed in his backyard. A television interview results in a phone call from a wife in Perth, of whom he has no recollection. Suddenly Simon is...

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Handbags and Gladrags
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Handbags and Gladrags

Maggie Alderson

With a witty and biting insider's take on the fashion world, the crazy circuit of the New York-London-Milan-Paris designer shows, and the most humbling of all experiences--love, Alderson delivers a poignant, funny novel of success...

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Kanak Apple Season: Selected Fiction Of Dewe Gorode
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Kanak Apple Season: Selected Fiction Of Dewe Gorode

Dewe Gorode, Peter Brown

The first volume in a new series presenting for the first time Francophone writers of the Pacific in English translation. This volume presents the collected short fiction of Dewe Gorode, the leading Kanak writer of New Caledonia.

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A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies: Stories
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A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies: Stories

John Murray

A stunning and critically acclaimed debut short story collection that is being called a cross between Oliver Sack's case histories and Andrea Barrett's fictional explorations of scientific adventures. -- New York Times.

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Woman on the Rocks: a Tale of Two Convicts: A Tale of Two Convicts
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Woman on the Rocks: a Tale of Two Convicts: A Tale of Two Convicts

Kristin Williamson

In 1820 Mary Jones is wrongly convicted of a crime committed by her best friend, Maria, and she is transported from England to the alien environment of colonial Australia. She is unexpectedly reunited with her old friend, Maria,...

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Sushi Central
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Sushi Central

Alasdair Duncan

Calvin is sixteen and out of control. He and his friends inhabit a world of their own design. Then Calvin meets Anthony, and the two boys form an obsessive bond. But as Calvin deals with the confusion of first love, he discovers...

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Tristessa & Lucido
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Tristessa & Lucido

Miriam Zolin

Theney Fairweather has a healing gift that seems like a miracle to all who feel her touch, but it is a gift that she fears and does not understand. It is only when she meets Aubrey, a jazz musician whose damaged soul is a...

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Her Sister's Eye
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Her Sister’s Eye

Vivienne Cleven

A daunting descent into the tragedies of the lives in a small town community with a legacy of shame, this is the second novel from the Murri writer whose comedy novel Bitin' Back won the David Unaipon award.

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In One Skin
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In One Skin

Kristina Olsson

In One Skin is remarkably accomplished and mature for a first novel. It is an elegant and evocative that explores the emotional ties of family life. Life's great themes appear in microcosm in this wise and beautiful story of a...

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Room Temperature
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Room Temperature

Cath Kenneally

First-born, Little Mother to her siblings, Irish-Australian, schoolgirl at the time the Beaumont children vanish will the real Carmel please stand up? When it comes time to venture into love and other alternatives, mutinous forces...

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The Rose Grower
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The Rose Grower

Michelle de Kretser

In July 1789, the devastation of the French Reign of Terror forever alters the lives of three sisters: the precocious Mathilde, the angelic Claire, and the tall, plainspoken Sophie who refuses to relinquish the miracles of her...

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Mansions of Bedlam
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Mansions of Bedlam

Gerard Windsor

This volume presents selected stories and essays by Australian writer Gerard Windsor. In the introduction, Windsor discusses his writing career and influences from childhood to the present. The selections are organized into...

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All About Love
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All About Love

Stephanie Laurens

The last unwed male in his family, roguish Alasdair Lucifer Cynster, desides to escape to rural Devon in order to avoid the matchmaking mothers and their marriage-minded daughters in Regency London, only to meet Phyllida...

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Remembering Malcolm Macquarrie
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Remembering Malcolm Macquarrie

Maggie Blick

A beautifully crafted, highly imaginative re-visiting of the family saga, this novel proceeds through fragments, suggestions and glimpses into the lives of four generations of a family. The story focuses on a middle-aged woman...

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A Whispering of Fish
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A Whispering of Fish

Christopher Murray

Part detective story, part fable, the winner of the 2000 Hungerford Award for Fiction is all about the power shifts in old rural communities as they are invaded by developers and turned into upmarket weekenders.

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Hard Yards
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Hard Yards

Melissa Lucashenko

Roo Glover has two highly desirable talents - he can fight, and he can run like the clappers. In the inner-city's harsh code there are losers and survivors, and Roo's a survivor. A hard-hitting new novel from highly acclaimed,...

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A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories
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A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories

Sean O'Beirne

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Riptides
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Riptides

Kirsten Alexander

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Cherry Beach
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Cherry Beach

Laura McPhee-Browne

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Fauna
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Fauna

Donna Mazza

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Shirl
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Shirl

Wayne Marshall

A lonely yowie emerges from the bush to attend the Desperate and Dateless Ball. Mysterious creatures descend from the sky to place a ban on footy. A shark named Bruce turns up in the local swimming pool. A fisherman enjoying a...

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Great Australian Shearing Stories
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Great Australian Shearing Stories

Bill Marsh

In late 1999, Bill 'Swampy' Marsh began to collect shearing stories. This collection brings to life a world of outback stations, larrikins, roustabouts, sagacious dogs and babbling brooks whose blood is worth bottling. Part bush...

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The Bass Rock
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The Bass Rock

Evie Wyld

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Wild, Fearless Chests
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Wild, Fearless Chests

Mandy Beaumont

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