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  • Skin Paintingby Elizabeth Hodgson

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Brave, haunting, and evocative, this powerful volume presents its poetry in the form of a memoir. From the poet?s early experiences in an institution and the effect of this on her family to the illustration of her strength and independence as an adult, this biographical collection helps make the Aboriginal experience accessible and resonant. Exploring... more...

  • The Missing Heirby Kylie Tennant

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Kylie Tennant's novels are known for their vitality and social realism, and The Missing Heir is in the same tradition. Wicked pen-portraits of her forebears and parents set the scene before the narrative moves on to Kylie herself. more...

  • Hey Diddle Diddleby Sam Foster

    Summersdale 2008; US$ 9.99

    The true meanings and often surprising origins of 40 best-loved traditional nursery rhymes 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, spreading subversive messages at a time when illiteracy was commonplace in society and direct criticism... more...

  • Australian Poetry Since 1788by Geoffrey Lehmann; Robert Gray

    UNSW Press 2012; US$ 17.66

    A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major... more...

  • Dreamtime Aliceby Mandy Sayer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A vivid, seductive, gorgeously written memoir that recounts the fascinating years Mandy Sayer spent performing on the streets of New York and New Orleans with her father. more...

  • Velocityby Mandy Sayer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A moving, tender and compelling story about a life lived on the edges of society, of poverty, of certainty, of love. more...

  • A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literatureby Belinda Wheeler

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 39.36

    Australian Aboriginal literature, once relegated to the margins of Australian literary studies, now receives both national and international attention. Not only has the number of published texts by contemporary Australian Aboriginals risen sharply, but scholars and publishers have also recently begun recovering earlier published and unpublished Indigenous... more...

  • Mothby Declan Greene

    Currency Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Moth explores themes of friendship, bullying, mental illness, and the hierarchy of the schoolyard. Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old suburban kid, with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa, is an emo Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher than Sebastian on the social ladder.... more...

  • The Salt Of Broken Tears: A Novelby Michael Meehan

    Arcade Publishing 2001; US$ 24.95

    On the edge of the remote salt flats of Australia, a young woman blows in from nowhere and disturbs the precarious equilibrium of a family farm. The boy is fascinated by her, his mother despises her, and the brutish farmhand wants to possess her. When the woman mysteriously disappears, the only trace of her a bloodied dress, the boy sets out in search... more...

  • Street Without a Nameby Kapka Kassabova

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    Kassabova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and grew up under the drab, muddy, grey mantle of one of communism?s most mindlessly authoritarian regimes. Escaping with her family as soon as possible after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she lived in Britain, New Zealand, and Argentina, and several other places. But when Bulgaria was formally inducted to... more...