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  • Radianceby Louis Nowra

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Radiance is an exuberant Black Sabbath for three great Indigenous dames. Cressy, Nora and Mae are half-sisters with little in common except the ghosts of their childhood. They gather in the tropical Queensland landscape for their Mum's funeral. These three sisters are a force of nature, and they haven't been in the same room for many, many... more...

  • Seventeenby Whittet Matthew

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Seventeen is about the cusp of adulthood and has been specially written for a rollcall of the country’s great senior actors— Peter Carroll, Maggie Dence, Judi Farr, John Gaden and Barry Otto—all playing a group of teenagers, drinking, singing, dancing, gabbling, worrying and maybe even pashing, their way through their last night of childhood... more...

  • Shooting to Killby Christine Vachon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Complete with behind-the-scenes diary entries from the set of Vachon's best-known fillms, Shooting to Kill offers all the satisfaction of an intimate memoir from the frontlines of independent filmmakins, from one of its most successful agent provocateurs -- and survivors. Hailed by the New York Times as the "godmother to the politically committed film"... more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due... more...

  • The Making of a Stand-Up Guyby Charlie Murphy

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central?s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy?older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy?shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir. Once described by Chris Rock as ?Eddie Murphy on acid,? Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as... more...

  • Max the Movie Directorby Trina Wiebe

    ReadHowYouWant 2010; US$ 9.99

    Lights ... Camera ... Action! One night, Max is watching his favorite movie for the trillionth time when a spotlight goes on in his head: he could make a brilliant movie and all his dreams of fame and fortune would be solved! After borrowing his father's video equipment, he convinces Sid to be his leading lady, and his dreams of a box office hit... more...

  • Into the Storyby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.99

    INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal moments in modern history to intimate personal reflections, each piece illuminated by the author?s deep reporting and singular sensibility. more...

  • Do Ants Have Assholes?by Jon Butler; Bruno Vincent

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Do Ants Have Assholes? is a hilarious, over-the-top parody of bestsellers like Do Men Have Nipples? John Butler and Bruno Vincent have dreamed up a venerable, historic (and imaginary) newspaper. more...

  • Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stageby David Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's rs lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that rs lila ... more...

  • Modernism and Poetic Inspirationby Jed Rasula

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarm, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun. more...