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- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99
Giving up the ghost, cashing in your chips, kicking the bucket, meeting your maker -- however you prefer to think of death, it's something that will happen to all of us, so why not have a sense of humor about it? That's the attitude that the writers of the epitaphs featured in this uproarious collection seem to take. Author Arthur Wentworth... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99
The best new Australian crime novel since Peter Temple?s The Broken Shore When a teenage boy is killed in a drive-by shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business. After seasoned police detective... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
In dire need of a stout dose of sound advice? Shake the doldrums and get back on track by dipping into W. A. Clouston's fascinating Book of Wise Sayings. Bringing together bon mots and aphorisms from around the world, this volume can soothe the soul in troubled times or provide philosophical fodder for a lively discussion. more...
- Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 7.28
Railing against the world? Fed up with everything? In need of a hefty dose of cynical humour? Then Grumpy Old Git Jokes is the book for you. Straight from the mouths of the grumpiest gits our proud nation has to offer, this bumper collection contains hundreds of jokes on favourite grumpy subjects such as politics, religion, education and technology.... more...
- Stephen F. Austin University Press 2015; Not Available
The third installment in the Miles Arceneaux collection... It?s 1953 and life is good at Shady?s, the Sweetwater brothers? fish camp, dancehall, and beer joint on Ransom Island. The biggest event in the island?s history is coming up?an integrated dance featuring Duke Ellington. It?s a daring idea for fifties-era Texas, and not everyone is happy... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99
The poems in The Glass Rooster explore the spaces inhabited by humans and other creatures?from natural ecosystems to cities and even to outer space. Our guide on this journey is a glass rooster?observer of stars and lover of hens?who first popped up in Janis Freegard?s poetry years ago and wanders unchecked through the book. Each of the eight sections... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99
Raised by her maternal grandmother, Australian novelist and bookseller Krissy Kneen was understandably bereft when she died. In the midst of writing a novel, she suddenly found herself paralyzed with grief and unable to write fiction. Instead, she became obsessed with writing poems about her grandmother as a way to assuage her loss. The result is... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00
A great deal of scholarship has focused on Joss Whedon's television and film work, which includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. But Whedon's work in the world of comics has largely been ignored. He created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, assembled the goofy... more...
- Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 11.20
Ob Politik, Philosophie,Wissenschaft oder Wirtschaft ? ohne die Griechen sähe unsere Welt heute deutlich anders aus. In gewohnt lebendiger Weise erzählt Arnulf Zitelmann von Solon, dem ersten Sozialpolitiker der Geschichte, von Homer, dem Erfinder der griechischen Nation, vom Machtkampf zwischen Athen und Sparta, von Alexander dem Großen, der auf seinen... more...