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            Maeve Binchy's Treasury
             

            Maeve Binchy's Treasury (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Binchy, Maeve

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            These stories from Australia and around the world abound with Maeve Binchy's trademark generosity of spirit. Drawn with affection and wisdom, this heart-warming treasury embraces families, friends, lovers and the lonely with laughter and sadness, thoughtfulness and humour. Molly ...is on an unexpected holiday in Greece in a villa for four. And in being true to herself, she finds more than she ever imagined. Nick and Janet meet at the Sydney Fish Markets... everything seems perfect, what could go wrong? Victoria imagines what it would mean to her widowed father to join her in his beloved Paris for a weekend. Victor, a self-confessed romantic, accompanies a friend to Australia with no thought of love on his mind. Elsa makes a Christmas wish at the Statue of Liberty which comes true in a most unexpected way. Ben chooses Ireland as his Christmas-time hideout where he acts as peace-maker between an estranged father and daughter.
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            ISBN 9781760879228
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Drive, She Said and Other Stories

            Drive, She Said and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McBride, Tracie

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            A collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories. The themes and settings are diverse, but one common thread runs through the stories-they all feature women. Women as protagonists. Women as doomed heroines. Woman as villains. Mothers and spinsters, wives and prostitutes, sis...ters and witches. And in some stories, monsters in feminine form.
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            ISBN 9781925956689
            Published AU 2 Mar 2020
            Publisher Ifwg Publishing Australia
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            Rural Dreams

            Rural Dreams (Paperback)

            By Hickey, Margaret

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            Funny, heartbreaking and true; the characters in Rural Dreams are the people we know and grew up with. Some of them might even be us. A girl finds strength in poetry, a football coach ponders obsession, a woman grapples with the fall out of an affair and a mother can't and won't ...stop swearing. In 'Binky', the character asks, 'who gets the farm?' and in 'Rescue', a backpacker is pulled out of a crocodile swamp. Written through the lens of landscape, Rural Dreams highlights the richness of life on the land and showcases the beauty of lives lived outside city walls. 'Rural Australia is a dangerously neglected part of our national consciousness - Margaret Hickey populates it with stories that are lively, entertaining and authentic.' - Martin Flanagan
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            ISBN 9781925227680
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher MidnightSun Publishing Pty
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            New Australian Fiction 2020: A new collection of short fiction from Kill Your Darlings

            New Australian Fiction 2020: A new collection of short fiction from Kill Your Darlings (Paperback)

            By Starford, Rebecca

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            New Australian Fiction features brilliant writers with distinct experiences, voices and styles from all corners of Australia. Together they showcase the strength and diversity of Australian short fiction at its best. Contributors include: MAAME BLUE - CLAIRE G. COLEMAN - ELIZABET...H FLUX KATERINA GIBSON - JACK KIRNE - DARIA LEBEDYEVA - DONNA MAZZA - LAURA MCPHEE-BROWNE - SOPHIE OVERETT - KA REES - MIRANDI RIWOE - MYKAELA SAUNDERS - LAURA STORTENBEKER - JESSIE TU - JACK VENING - MADELEINE WATTS Praise for New Australian Fiction 2019: 'The stories in this collection are nuanced, captivating and accomplished. With the briefest of brushstrokes, they reveal vivid and complex worlds. Australian short fiction is indeed alive and well.' - Maxine Beneba Clarke 'Like the best short fiction should, these stories leave room for interpretation, and echo the despair of the modern age while still providing a glimmer of something close to hope.' - Saturday Paper 'A consistently high-quality collection...the sort of fiction that is firmly grounded in character and narrative.' - The Age / The Sydney Morning Herald 'This volume truly has something for everyone, and is a wonderful way to discover some excellent emerging Australian writers.' - Readings 'If you need any reminder about why fiction matters, read this collection, and join me in grateful awe of these authors.' - Ceridwen Dovey
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            ISBN 9780994483362
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Reasons I Won't Be Coming
             

            The Reasons I Won't Be Coming (Paperback)

            By Perlman, Elliot

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            A collection of stories, full of passion and intelligence, from the author of the international bestseller SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. Passionate, witty, vulnerable, honest - these are the distinctive features of the stories in this collection from the internationally bestselling a...uthor of THREE DOLLARS and SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. Elliot Perlman's clever and thoughtful tales explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students and murderers; the corporate betrayals, the lost opportunities, the hopes, the fears and the vagaries of desire.
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            ISBN 9781742753010
            Published AU 3 Oct 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Honey Thief
              

            The Honey Thief (Paperback)

            By Mazari, Najaf; Hillman, Robert

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            From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif comes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, p...oisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan. The beekeeper said to the boy: "Abbas, I have a question for you. The question is this: can a bee catch a cold?" Abbas smiled. "Can a bee catch a cold? No. It is impossible, Sir." "It is not impossible. A bee can catch a cold." "How do you know?" "I have seen a bee sneezing." "No!" said Abbas. Then before he could stop himself, he said, "God will punish you for telling lies!" Ahmad Hussein laughed. He was teasing Abbas, but when a boy was as full of sorrow as this one, perhaps teasing could help. The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of men who converse with bees and bears; of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven. The sorrow of this extraordinary land is here too in the story of Abdul Kaliq, the king-killer, who ends his life on a scaffold in Kabul, and of Majid the Madman who turns to music for solace when his children die of plague. Other tales tell of an aged wolf who proves to a shepherd boy that he is the most intelligent creature on earth; of Proud Nadia, courted with a copy of Huckleberry Finn; and of the master poisoner Nightfall, who creates a cookbook of enchantments. Whether the tale is of wolves or wizards, The Honey Thief conveys in writing of surprising tenderness what it is like to grow up in a land of bloodshed and brotherhood, of miracles and catastrophes. "I have seen a bee sneezing," said Ahmad Hussein. "When I said, 'God bless you!' the bee said to me, 'You say, 'God bless you', Ahmad Hussein, and yet look where you have placed our house! You have placed it w
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            ISBN 9780980757040
            Published AU 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher Insight Publications
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Window Seat and Other Stories

            The Window Seat and Other Stories (Paperback)

            By Weller, Archie

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            Since Archie Weller was runner-up for the first Vogel Award for his novel The Day of the Dog in 1980, he has become an important voice in contemporary Indigenous writing. The Window Seat is a collection of his best short fiction - some award-winning and some previously unpublishe...d.
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            ISBN 9780702237157
            Published AU 3 Aug 2009
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
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            The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese
             

            The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giovannoni, Moreno

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            San Ginese is a village in Tuscany. Many of its inhabitants travelled to Australia and America to work, and some of them returned. The Fireflies of Autumn tells of its rich, sometimes tragic life throughout the course of the twentieth century.These linked tales recall the fables ...of Italo Calvino, the intimacy and sometimes shocking candour of Elena Ferrante, and Colm Toibin's nuanced sense of migration's losses and gains. But ultimately Moreno Giovannoni is an original. In writing that appears simple, but which has great complexity and power, he offers literary style, cultural wisdom and complete immersion in a fully imagined Italian world. This is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.Giovannoni was the inaugural winner of the Deborah Cass Prize. The judges, Alice Pung, Christos Tsiolkas and Tony Ayres, called his work owhimsical without being sentimental, inventive without being precious a it captures in a humorous, ironical voice something delicate but intangible about loss, nostalgia and home.o
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            ISBN 9781863959940
            Published AU 2 Jul 2018
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Unrestricted Access: New and Classic Short Fiction

            Unrestricted Access: New and Classic Short Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rollins, James

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            Experience the exciting breadth of #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins's wild imagination and adventurous spirit in this anthology of his short masterworks, including a new full-length novella featuring Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane, as well a...s eleven previously published short stories, gathered together for the first time. In this breathtaking collection of short fiction, his first ever anthology, James Rollins brings together twelve thrilling stories that dig a little deeper into his creative stomping grounds and open vistas into new landscapes and characters. At the center of Unrestricted Access is the never-before-published novella Sun Dogs. While trekking through the Sonora desert, a gunshot thrusts Tucker and Kane into an adventure that challenges their considerable skills. The discovery of secrets known only to the native tribes of Arizona threatens to unleash an ancient force that could irreparably alter the future. It also forces Tucker to make a terrible choice that will shatter his relationship with his soul-bonded companion Kane. As these partners learn, nothing remains buried forever and old debts must be paid, no matter the cost. Other stories-each with an introduction by James Rollins-are just as compelling, offering broader insight into this acclaimed master's fictional universes, including: The Pit : a young dog is kidnapped and brutalized into becoming the bloody champion of a dog-fighting ring. But can this tortured monster find redemption and a path back to the boy who first raised him with love and compassion Tagger : A pair of teenage street artists must protect San Francisco from a demon who has been seeking revenge for centuries. The Devil's Bones : In this jungle adventure-the first joint story from Rollins and Steve Berry-Commander Gray Pierce and Cotton Malone must work together using their unique skills to survive a deadly threat. The stories The Midnight Watch, The Skeleton Key, Tracker, and Kowalski'
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            ISBN 9780063055513
            Released AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Christmas is Murder: A chilling short story collection
             

            Christmas is Murder: A chilling short story collection (Hardback)

            By McDermid, Val

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            • Pub Date
              10 Nov 20

            A collection of atmospheric short stories written by internationally bestselling, award-winning Queen of Crime Val McDermid. A fabulous festive treat featuring classic tales alongside exclusive, never-before-seen material.

            ISBN 9780751581775
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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