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  • The Red Roomby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    Best known as a science fiction writer, H.G. Wells also dabbled in horror and supernatural writing. "The Red Room" is a taut psychological thriller that showcases Wells' mastery of these genres. Get ready to sleep with the lights on after you finish this short spine-tingling tale. more...

  • The Beat Goes Onby Ian Rankin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    There is no detective like Ian Rankin's Detective Inspector John Rebus, a man The New Yorker calls "the ideal sleuth." Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus... more...

  • From the Queenby Carolyn Hart

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2015; US$ 1.99

    The next story in the  Bibliomysteries  series, penned by MWA Grand Master  Carolyn Hart Everyone dreams of stumbling upon a long-lost treasure in the attic or inheriting a fortune from some distant relative. But for Ellen Gallagher, the impoverished owner of a thrift shop in South Carolina, that dream comes true. She finds in her possession... more...

  • Seven Tales and Alexanderby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Seven Tales and Alexander beautifully captures a spectrum of emotions from innocent childhood and early adolescence, to those of simple-hearted and uninquiring old age. On its original release in 1929 (The Scholartis Press), The New Statesman observed that Bates has 'by seeing with a child's eyes, found a world of marvellous and strange beauty,... more...

  • The Embroidered Shoesby Can Xue; Ronald R. Janssen; Jian Zhang

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99

    Can Xue (pronounced "tsan shway") is considered by many to be the most spirited, fearless, radical fiction writer to come out of contemporary China. Even her name is marked by tenacity (it's a pen name referring to dirty, leftover snow that refuses to melt). Her most important work to date, The Embroidered Shoes is a collection of lyrical, irreverent,... more...

  • The Cost of Lunch, Etc.by Marge Piercy

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    ?As always, Piercy writes with high intelligence, love for the world, ethical passion, and innate feminism.?  ?Adrienne Rich, feminist and author, A Change of World In this collection of short stories, bestselling author Marge Piercy brings us glimpses into the lives of everyday women moving through and making sense of their daily internal... more...

  • The Empty Familyby Colm Toibin

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2015; US$ 12.72

    'I imagined lamplight, shadows, soft voices, clothes put away, the low sound of late news on the radio. And I thought as I crossed the bridge at Baggot Street to face the last stretch of my own journey home that no matter what I had done, I had not done that.' In the nine captivating stories that make up The Empty Family , Colm Toibin delineates... more...

  • The Absent Therapistby Will Eaves

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014 ' The Absent Therapist  is a miniature but infinite novel, and unlike anything I've read before. It's just achingly good.' Luke Kennard The Absent Therapist  is a book of soundings, a jostle of voices that variously argue, remember, explain, justify, speculate and meander . . . Sons and lovers, wanderers,... more...

  • The Absent Therapistby Will Eaves

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 4.78

    Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014 ' The Absent Therapist is a miniature but infinite novel, and unlike anything I've read before. It's just achingly good.' Luke Kennard The Absent Therapist is a book of soundings, a jostle of voices that variously argue, remember, explain, justify, speculate and meander . . . Sons and lovers, wanderers,... more...

  • Man V. Natureby Diane Cook

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99

    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOKS PRIZE 2015* A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NOTABLE BOOK OF 2014 A BOSTON GLOBE BEST FICTION OF 2014 ROXANNE GAY?S TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2014 AN AMAZON BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF 2014 AN iBOOK BEST OF 2014 Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the... more...