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  • Wings of Sorrow and Boneby Beth Cato

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    From the author of The Clockwork Dagger comes an exciting novella set in the same world? After being rescued by Octavia Leander from the slums of Caskentia, Rivka Stout is adjusting to her new life in Tamarania. But it?s hard for a blossoming machinist like herself to fit in with proper society, and she?d much rather be tinkering with her tools... more...

  • Peripheral Visionby Paddy O'Reilly

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    A teenager on the tram meets an old man claiming to be Jesus Christ. Six young women band together on a night prowl. A Filipino immigrant clashes with his eldest sister, who has brought him to Australia for a better life. And in a future where dogs have risen up against their owners, a mother is alarmed by her adolescent daughter?s behavior. Through... more...

  • A Few of the Girlsby Maeve Binchy

    Orion 2015; Not Available

    'The Irish do love telling stories, and we are suspicious of people who don't have long, complicated conversations. There used to be a rule in etiquette books that you should invite four talkers and four listeners to a dinner party. That doesn't work in Ireland, because nobody knows four listeners' Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy's bestselling novels... more...

  • There's Something I Want You to Doby Charles Baxter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

    From one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter?s unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments of an eerie yet familiar life.   Penetrating and prophetic, the ten inter-related stories in There?s Something I Want You to Do are held... more...

  • At the Hairdresser's (Penguin Specials)by Anita Brookner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 4.78

    Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is a poignant novella from Anita Brookner. 'I rather hope I shall die at the hairdresser's, for they are bound to know what to do. At least that is what I tell myself.' Solitude is a... more...

  • Selected Short Storiesby William Faulkner

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    William Faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the pieces in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929, when he published The Sound and the Fury . They explore many of the themes found in the novels and feature characters of small-town Mississippi life that are... more...

  • Jesus' Sonby Denis Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99

    Recently adapted for the screen, this now-classic collection of ten stories from the author of Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Angels is narrated by a young man, a recovering alcholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss. more...

  • Look Who's Morphingby Tom Cho

    Giramondo Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    Tom Cho’s collection of fictions and fantasies is all about morphing and transformation. Through the shape-shifting, we follow the narrator on his surreal adventures, which include dirty dancing with Johnny Castle, a rambunctious encounter with TV’s Dr Phil, a job as Whitney Houston’s bodyguard and another as a Muppet, a period in service... more...

  • Trigger Warningby Neil Gaiman

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.99

    Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things ?which includes a never-before published American Gods story, ?Black Dog,? written exclusively for this volume. In this new anthology,... more...