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  • Death in a Swiss Zooby Mark Wills

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    You meet a man for the first timeon the last day of his life.He asks if you're keeping busy.Then he and his ruddy cousintalk of a sepia Swan Hill, when 'Cheyennestarted at fifty to one, six shillings to win,four bob for us, two bob for mum'. This first collection of poems by Melbourne-based poet Mark Wills is filled with wry observations... more...

  • Maisie and the Black Cat Bandby E. A. Gleeson

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 13.00

    E. A. Gleeson has that rare talent of lifting a moment of intimacy into the realm of universal truth, of capturing instances of recollection and infusing them with emotion and thoughtful language where every word gleams. Maisie and the Black Cat Band is her second award winning book with IP. The first, In Between the Dancing, won the IP Best Poetry... more...

  • Disturbing Elementby Xavier Herbert

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Often comic, often tragic, Disturbing Element is the story of an Australian literary legend written in his own classic style. more...

  • Hammers Over the Anvilby Alan Marshall

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    A string of vignettes and short stories of life in a Victorian country township, told in the voice of the author as a boy. more...

  • Wild Weeds and Windflowersby Ric Throssell

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Katharine Susannah Prichard was a writer of novels internationally acclaimed for their realism and power, a foundation member of the Australian Communist Party, a feminist. Her son, Ric Throssell, has drawn on the memories of a lifetime and a deep and intimate knowledge of his subject in this full and moving account of his mother's life. more...

  • Blicke auf Auschwitz:by Rosa Pérez Zancas; Linda Maeding

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 18.30

    Hauptbeschreibung Historische Phänomene altern ebenso wie Zeitzeugen sterben. Und doch: Der Holocaust gibt in nicht nachlassender Intensität noch immer zu denken, zu erzählen, zu schreiben auf. Als Gegenstand der Reflexion mutet er auf merkwürdige Weise zeitlos an, insofern er mehr Fragen als Antworten zu produzieren scheint. Dies vermag jedoch nicht... more...

  • Hey Diddle-Diddleby Sam Foster

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 9.99

    This charming compilation of 40 of the best-loved traditional nursery rhymes offers clues as to their true meanings and often surprising origins.Many of the catchy songs we grew up with were not nonsense verses for the playground but served as satirical commentaries on political events of the day. These seemingly innocent vehicles were once used to... more...

  • Holocaust Islandby Graeme Dixon

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    This dynamic collection of poetry is the inaugural winner of the David Uniapon Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Graeme Dixon's ballards speak out on comtemporary and controversial issues, from Black deaths in custody to the struggles of single mothers. Contrasted with these are poems of spirited humour and sharp satire. In ... more...

  • Of Muse, Meandering and Midnightby Samuel Wagan Watson

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    This is a striking debut volume by the winner of the Unaipon prize for unpublished Aboriginal writers. In a voice youthful, passionate and questioning, these poems reflect on growing up and on letting go; on urban dwellers in love and lust; and on the artist and his Murri community. The politics are unguarded and often amusing; and the language is... more...

  • The Tourby Denise Scott

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    ‘I’d always thought spiritual enlightenment would involve candles, meditative music and maybe even a happy faced person wearing an orange robe banging a gong occasionally. Never in my wildest imaginings did I expect it would happen when I was on all fours vomiting my guts out beside a sugar cane field in far north Queensland on Mother’s... more...