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  • Homage to Hemingwayby Julian Barnes

    Random House of Canada 2015; US$ 1.99

    From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain?s greatest writers, a twist on the workshop story and defense of Papa Hemingway, with art, love, ambition mixed in. ?Homage to Hemingway? is modeled after the oft-overlooked Ernest Hemingway story ?Homage to Switzerland,? a formally experimental work composed... more...

  • The Whale Houseby Sharon Millar

    Peepal Tree Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 10.99

    A boy is killed on a government minister?s orders as part of his mission to clean up the country and others made complicit must explore their consciences; a youth gets ready to play his role in the country?s lucrative kidnap business; a sister tries to make peace with the parents of the white American girl her brother has murdered; a gangster makes... more...

  • The Runaway Daughterby Lauri Robinson

    Harlequin 2015; US$ 2.99

    From stowaway? After years of playing the local gin joint to pay off his father's debts, talented musician Brock Ness has landed a radio gig in Chicago. Now he's on the up-and-up, his next stop is securing the dame of his dreams, Ginger Nightingale? ?to Chicago celebrity! If Brock is headed for fortune and fame, Ginger won't be left behind!... more...

  • Selected Talesby Brothers Grimm; David Luke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 23.98

    Selected Tales contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, translated with an introduction by David Luke in Penguin Classics. These folktales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are among the most memorable stories in European culture - conjuring up a world of spells and bewitchment,... more...

  • Desi Girlsby Divya Mathur; Mohini Kent

    HopeRoad 2015; US$ 8.74

    Coping with the customs and expectations in the countries where they are now living, the mainly female characters in these tales have to choose whether to cling to their Indian culture, discard it completely, or learn how to adjust and compromise. It's a challenge! Themes of courtship, marriage and betrayal of losing and re-forming one's identity... more...

  • The Watercress Girlby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Stories about children are not always for children. In The Watercress Girl , H. E. Bates masterfully depicts a childhood which, by proxy, reveals the mystifying world of the adult. Through a series of short, lyrical stories, the complexities of the world are seen with crystalline purity through the eyes of children. We experience the joyous and painful... more...

  • The Nine Mile Walkby Harry Kemelman

    Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller 2015; US$ 7.99

    Eight stories of murder, starring one of the most brilliant armchair detectives of all time from the author of the Rabbi Small Mysteries Before creating the widely popular Jewish sleuth Rabbi Small, Harry Kemelman authored a series of short stories featuring another quick-witted and wisecracking amateur sleuth: college professor Nicky Welt. Collected... more...

  • Pure Slaughter Valueby Robert Bingham

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 11.00

    In his extraordinary debut collection, Pure Slaughter Value, Robert Bingham tracks the conscience of a generation that grew up educated, privileged, and starved for meaning. Bingham's strange sense of morbid fancy collides with a gutsy realism; the result is splendid wreckage: a young man is seduced by his first cousin (or maybe it's the other way... more...

  • Rousseau Moonby David Cameron

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    These stories are pictures of contemporary life and primitive longing, peopled by characters who often seem to be moving through interior landscapes. 'It is too easy to call it escape,' the narrator of ARID says, imagining places, 'where all moons are new moons, and I might learn to live somehow differently.' From the boy-meets-girl love story... more...

  • Foreign Soilby Maxine Beneba Clarke

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories. The book is called Foreign Soil . Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese... more...