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University of Queensland Press

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  • Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriendby Steven Herrick

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    A heart-warming tale about friendship, grief, and the importance of baked goods, this book tells the stories of the kids from Class 6A. There?s Mick, school captain and sometime trouble-maker, who wants to make the school a better place, while his younger brother Jacob just wants to fly. There?s shy and lonely Laura who hopes to finally fit in with... more...

  • White Women in Fiji, 1835–1930by Claudia Knapman

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    First published in 1986, White Women in Fiji 1835?1930: The Ruin of Empire? challenges assumptions and assertions about the role of European women in multiracial colonial societies. Author Claudia Knapman uses a combination of interviews, newspaper, and other sources to picture the lives of European women in Fiji between the 1830s and 1930s. She... more...

  • It's Not You, Geography, It's Meby Kristy Chambers

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this hilarious?and brutally honest?memoir about mental illness and depression, Kristy Chambers goes in search of greener grass and finds that, if she could only cut her head off, she would probably enjoy travel and life. For someone who hates exercise, Kristy Chambers is pretty good at running away, and coming back again when her credit cards are... more...

  • Loving Daughtersby Olga Masters

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Loving Daughters takes place in a small village in New South Wales and is a brilliant, unsentimental portrait of two sisters: one artistic and restless, the other houseproud and her father?s favorite. The entry of an eligible young man into their lives creates a disturbing triangle of desire and rivalry. more...

  • Sandy Feetby Nikki Buick

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    ‘A road trip of healing and discovery, and one that I highly recommend you take.? Michael Gerard Bauer Hunter is stuck in a car with his family as they travel up the Queensland coast. It is a trip that his mum thinks will bring the family closer together, especially now that his stepdad and little brother are part of the mix. But with tension... more...

  • The Mayne Inheritanceby Rosamond Siemon

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Opening with a macabre mid-nineteenth century murder, The Mayne Inheritance unfolds like a gothic thriller. Was it the murder victim?s money that founded patriarch Patrick Mayne?s Queen Street business empire? Were the whispered accusations of murder and genetic madness true? For 150 years, scandal and mystery have surrounded the Maynes, a wealthy... more...

  • Peacemongersby Barry Hill

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    A literary masterpiece, this latest book from award-winning author Barry Hill is a travel book, a history book, and a peace book. His odyssey begins with a pilgrimage to Bodhi Gaya in India, where the Buddha received enlightenment, and ends after he reaches Nagasaki, Japan, in the aftermath of its atomic bomb. His traveling is imbued with the life... more...

  • Joan Makes Historyby Kate Grenville

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In this rollicking, irreverent tour de force, Kate Grenville rewrites the familiar past. Joan is a woman of no great distinction, but in the life of her imagination she is in the front line of events, cheerfully altering history. Joan Makes History was first published in 1988 and was funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority to celebrate... more...

  • Two Kinds of Silenceby Kathryn Lomer

    University of Queensland Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Bold and musical, this collection of poetry invokes the splendor of the Tasmanian coastline and high country. From a poet known for her intense and alluring examinations of the Australian landscape, this new work also concentrates on the fire and reach of imagination, the poignancy of parenthood, and the overwhelming force of adult love. more...

  • The Rest is Weightby Jennifer Mills

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Displaying a confident diversity of narrative voices and brevity in style, this collection of short stories reflects the author's experiences in Central Australia, China, Mexico, and Russia. In "The Wind and Other Children," a girl searches for her lost grandmother while her parents quarrel at home; a man contemplates inertia after toxic contamination... more...