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    ... with a dark colonial past. And, for a century and a half, it's been a whaling port first and foremost. Queenie ... place to life . . . a major work of Australia literature.' Washington Post 'A profound and inspiring work of ...

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    This highly anticipated novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. The three main ...

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    ... Fiction Books Modern & Contemporary Fiction Fiction in Translation and Short Stories Short Stories Education Schools & Pre-Schools Contemporary Literature Australian Curriculum Asia & Australia's Engagement with Asia

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    ... Age Book of the Year award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park ...

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    ... frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream ...

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    ... appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker and Granta. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize; Americanah , which won the NBCC Award and was a ...

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    ... epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a "man of two minds," a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new ...

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    ... loss, blood, death and dance . . . . Couldn’t put the book down. So hot I had to smother it in half and half. Murguía's a master of hearts on fire, working his storytelling anvil late at night, in a wrecked cubicle of SF ...

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    ... the legend of Red Dog and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story. After travelling to Western Australia and meeting countless people who'd known and loved Red Dog, Louis decided to spread Red Dog's fame ...

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    ... of the acclaimed non-fiction works NINE PARTS OF DESIRE and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. In 2011 she presented Australia's prestigious Boyer Lectures, later published as THE IDEA OF HOME. In 2016 she was appointed Officer in ...

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    ... particular a man, 'the clicker'. Every two weeks, she travelled out to the Rest Centre, to visit her 'half', Marie, her spitting image, who lay in an induced coma, her body parts available whenever the woman needed them ...

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    ... lives in a shack beside it, can help. An Open Swimmer is a remarkable first novel by one of Australia's most loved and respected writers. About the Author Tim Winton has published twenty-one books for adults and children ...

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    ... pinned to his chest The Near and The Far is what results when award-winning writers from Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Hong Kong share places, spaces, and ideas. Emerging from the ...

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    ... of the acclaimed non-fiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence . In 2011 she presented Australia's prestigious Boyer Lectures, later published as The Idea of Home . In 2016 she was appointed Officer ...

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    ... be told? About the Author Kim Scott is a descendant of people living along the south coast of Western Australia prior to colonisation, and is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar. Kim began writing for ...

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    ... there is still the problem of love. An Uncertain Grace is a novel in five parts by one of Australia's most inventive and provocative writers. Moving, thoughtful, sometimes playful, it is about who we are - our best and ...

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    ... his produce and, when it's on, watching the cricket. It's a full life. Things are changing though, with Australia and England playing a one-day match, and his new neighbours planting grapes for wine. His son is on at him ...

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    ... novel by an Indigenous writer to win the Miles Franklin Award and That Deadman Dance (2010) also won Australia's premier literary prize, among many others. Proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar, Kim is ...

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    ... the life-force of the ocean - seducing, threatening, inspiring. In The True Colour of the Sea , Robert Drewe - Australia's master of the short story form - makes a gift of stories that tackle the big themes of life: love ...

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    ... Dylan Coleman is a Kokatha-Greek woman who grew up in Thevenard, on the far west coast of South Australia. She has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Adelaide, where she teaches Indigenous health, and her ...

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    ... for a film. Together they began Books on the Rail in Melbourne and their network is now Australia-wide. Ali is Creative Director for the Hedgehog Agency, Melbourne, and Michelle is a primary school teacher. Their ...

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    ... is destined to be a modern literary classic. About the Author Helen Garner was born in Geelong, Australia, in 1942. Her award-winning books include novels, stories, screenplays, and works of nonfiction, including Monkey ...

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    ... ahead. About the Author The author of seven novels and two collections of stories, Gail Jones is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, awarded several prizes in ...

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    ... nothing of these women; the part of their lives which they conceded to me was narrowly confined between two half-opened doors; their love, of which they never ceased talking, seemed to me sometimes as light as one of ...

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    Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel is a molecular biologist, a thinker and idealist, a man with no erotic life to speak of and little in the way of human society. Bruno, by ...

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    ... fan, a Japanese tycoon who has been persuaded to attend the party on the understanding that she will perform half a dozen arias after dinner. The tycoon's engaging and sympathetic translator plays a vital role in the ...

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    ... appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker and Granta. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize; Americanah , which won the NBCC Award and was a ...

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    ... 's native New Zealand, others in England and the French Riviera. All are revelations of the unspoken, half-understood emotions that make up everyday experience - from the blackly comic The Daughters of the Late Colonel , ...

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    ... short stories and The Catcher in the Rye , Salinger led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980. Salinger was raised in ...

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    ... short stories and The Catcher in the Rye , Salinger led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980. Salinger was raised in ...

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    ... crafted, beautifully written story of love and the love-sick. Spurned as a young man, Florentino Ariza has a half century of waiting to fill before a chance to redeclare his love for Fermina Daze comes, when her husband ...

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    ... he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his ...

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    ... appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker and Granta. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize; Americanah, which won the NBCC Award and was a ...

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    ... ; there is a light burning in the farmhouse window, and the evening star glitters above a broken drift of half-luminous cloud. It is with a sigh that I remember simple moments such as those, when I understood so little ...

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    ... and heartbreak, he decides to embark on a trip around the world, accepting invitations to a series of half-baked lectures and literary events. From almost falling in love in Paris, almost falling to death in Berlin, to ...

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    ... and the only way out is in a coffin, what will she do? About the Author Ashley Antoinette is one half of the New York Times bestselling duo Ashley & JaQuavis. She writes powerful stories about strong, street-smart women ...

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    ... . At last Florentino has another chance to declare his feelings and discover if a passion that has endured for half a century will remain unrequited, in a rich, fantastical and humane celebration of love in all its many ...

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    ... he once knew. Faced with giving care beyond his capacity, he must come to terms with the consequences of half a century in seclusion: the different lives they might have lived - and the impending, inexorable loss of the ...

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    ... with those of various members of their neighborhood. A day laborer trolls the streets for work with men half his age and witnesses a murder that pits his morality against his illegal status; a religious hypocrite gets ...

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    ... and bloody occupations in the world—and one of the most ignored. Under an Indian military rule that, at half a million strong, exceeds the total number of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non ...

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    ... game with twists and turns that lead to an unforeseeable ending... About the Author JaQuavis Coleman is one half of the New York Times bestselling duo Ashley & JaQuavis. Born and raised in a notoriously rough ...

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    ... , Winter is a rich, tragic portrait of the fortunes of a family, and a nation, over half a century. Author: Len Deighton. Format: Paperback Fiction Books Modern & Contemporary Fiction Thrillers & Suspense Espionage ...

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    ... you into punk rock hell, the friendless disillusionment of waking up in a shitty motel room in California with half a joint and an empty six-pack, radio blaring Lou Reed, concrete ocean on all sides and a blazing ...

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    ... five countries and four generations of one of the most intractable conflicts of our lifetime. Palestine, 1948. Half a million Palestinians are forced from their homes. A mother clutches her six-month-old son as Israeli ...

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    ... Oprah's Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century. Author: John Steinbeck. Format: Paperback Fiction Books Modern & Contemporary Fiction Penguin Modern Classics

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    ... of Scotland. Although this has done him exactly no good in life. He now lives in Manhattan with his better half Dennis, and their beast, Bentley. His other books include A Wolf at the Table ; Running With Scissors ; Dry ...

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    ... -speckled Cadillac. An old man is obsessed by the memory of his innocent childhood intrusion on a half-dressed aunt. In forty-four very short, very powerful stories, Joyce Carol Oates fashions brief, intensely compact ...

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    ... of his fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. The ...

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    ... of the artist Lucian Freud and great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, lived in Marrakech for one and a half years with her older sister Bella and her mother. Hideous Kinky is now a major motion picture starring Kate ...

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    ... National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and ...

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    ... . Charlie has a 29,000-acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is ...

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    ... , and concludes with tragic results. Thomas Keneally's fictionalised account of the 1900 killing spree of half-Aboriginal Jimmy Governor is a powerful story of a black man's revenge against an unjust and intolerant ...

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    ... meets a horrific destiny . Five days later, her tortured body is found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers call her 'The Black Dahlia'. For two cops, what begins as an investigation becomes a hellish journey ...

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