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              Coonardoo

              Coonardoo (Paperback)

              By Prichard, Katherine Susannah

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              A powerful novel about race that's become a classic of Australian literature. A tough, uncompromising novel about the difficult love between a white man and a black woman. Coonardoo is the moving story of a young Aboriginal woman trained from childhood to be the housekeeper at Wy...taliba station and, as such, destined to look after its owner, Hugh Watt. the love between Coonardoo and Hugh, which so shocked its readers when the book was first published in 1929, is never acknowledged and so, degraded and twisted in on itself, destroys not only Coonardoo, but also a community which was once peaceful. this frank and daring novel set on the edge of the desert still raises difficult questions about the history of contact between black and white, and its representation in Australian writing.
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              ISBN 9780732296933
              Published AU 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
               

              The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Paperback)

              By Keneally, Thomas

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              When Jimmie Blacksmith marries a white woman the backlash from both Jimmie's tribe and white society initiates a series of dramatic events. As Jimmie tries to survive between two cultures, tensions reach a head when the Newbys, Jimmie's white employers, try to break up his marria...ge. The Newby women are murdered and Jimmie flees, pursued by police and vigilantes. The hunt intensifies as further murders are committed, and concludes with tragic results. Thomas Keneally's fictionalised account of the 1900 killing spree of half-Aboriginal Jimmy Governor is a powerful story of a black man's revenge against an unjust and intolerant society.
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              ISBN 9780732296902
              Published AU 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              People of the Book

              People of the Book (Paperback, New title)

              By Brooks, Geraldine

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              When Hannah Heath gets a call in the middle of the night in her Sydney home about a Jewish praybook manuscript which has been discovered in war-torn Sarajevo, she knows she is about to embark on the experience of a life time. Australian author.

              ISBN 9780732280383
              Published AU 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Come in Spinner
               

              Come in Spinner (Paperback)

              By Cusack, Dymphna; James, F.

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              Come in Spinner, a collaboration with Florence James, was an immediate sensation when it was first published in an abridged edition in 1951. (The complete edition was published by A&R in the 1980s.) Set in a beauty salon at the Hotel South Pacific in wartime Sydney, it revolves a...round the lives and loves of three women - Deb, Guinea and Claire. Their romantic entanglements are further complicated by the tensions of war, with American troops in 'occupation' and at a time when anything could be obtained - for a price.
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              ISBN 9780732296988
              Published AU 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Maestro

              Maestro (Paperback)

              By Goldsworthy, Peter

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              'I enjoyed Maestro enormously. Besides its thoughtfulness and bright sensuality, it has a playful quality, a love of jest, which appealed to me very much.' Helen Garner, SYDNEY REVIEW On release, MAESTRO was hailed 'a splendid achievement, a wise, deeply felt novel that continues... to haunt well after one has finished it. It is distinguished by subtlety, by economy and by a quality often lacking in even the best of recent novels - an unerring quality of tone' by Andrew Riemer in the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. It has sold over 200,000 copies in Australia and was voted by members of the Australian Society of Authors as one of the Top 40 Australian Books of All Time. 'The necessary elusiveness of perfection, the unplumbed ocean beneath articulateness, the ambivalence of beauty - these are the revolving concerns of Peter Goldsworthy, and handled not just with irony, but with an effervescent, compassionate wit. He can't help being funny, but he's wise too.' - AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW
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              ISBN 9780732297350
              Published AU 16 Dec 2013
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              The Art of the Engine Driver
               

              The Art of the Engine Driver (Paperback)

              By Carroll, Steven

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              'An exquisitely crafted journey of Australian suburban life ...fresh and irresistible' - Miles Franklin Literary Award judges As a passenger train leaves Spencer Street Station on its haul to Sydney, Vic, Rita and their son, Michael, are off to a party. George Bedser has invited ...the whole neighbourhood to celebrate the engagement of his daughter. Vic is an engine driver, with dreams of being like his hero, Paddy Ryan, and becoming the master of the smooth ride. As the neighbours walk to the party, we are drawn into their lives: a bully, a drunk, a lonely wife, a restless girl - and a young boy forced to grow up before he is ready. THE ART OF THE ENGINE DRIVER is a luminous and evocative tale of ordinary lives, told with extraordinary power. 'subtle, true and profoundly touching ...from the first lines of this very beautiful novel ...an indefinable charm is at work' - LE MONDE
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              ISBN 9780732297466
              Published AU 16 Dec 2013
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              The Cattle King

              The Cattle King (Paperback)

              By Idriess, Ion L.

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              This engrossing story by famous Australian author Ion Idriess is an inspiring tribute to the remarkable life of Sir Sidney Kidman - the Cattle King. At the age of 13 Sidney Kidman ran away from home with only five shillings in his pocket. He went on to become a horse dealer, drov...er, cattle buyer and bush jockey and he also ran a coach business. Above all, Kidman created a mighty cattle empire of more than a hundred stations, fighting droughts, bushfires, floods and plagues of vermin to do so. His enterprise and courage won him a huge fortune and made him a legend.
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              ISBN 9780732296957
              Published AU 1 Mar 2013
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              My Love Must Wait
               

              My Love Must Wait (Paperback)

              By Hill, Ernestine

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              When Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia, set sail from England in July 1801, he left behind the intrigues of his homeland but also his young bride of only a few weeks, Ann Chappell. He didn't see her again for more than nine years. During that t...ime he carried out incredible feats of seamanship and navigation, made the first charts of much of the coastline of Australia, and was shipwrecked and later held prisoner by the French on Mauritius. Meticulously researched and written with great insight and sensitivity, My Love Must Wait is both a tender portrayal of faithful devotion, and a stirring re-creation of the courage and endurance of one of history's greatest seamen.
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              ISBN 9780732296964
              Published AU 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Treatment and the Cure
               

              The Treatment and the Cure (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Kocan, Peter

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              After a brief spell in gaol, 19-year-old Len Tarbutt, serving a life sentence, is sent to the maximum security ward of a mental hospital. His efforts to survive the system, and at the same time preserve his individuality are chronicled in these two stories.

              ISBN 9780207199004
              Published AU 4 Jun 2002
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Longleg
               

              Longleg (Paperback)

              By Adams, Glenda

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              Winner of the Age Fiction Book of the Year Award and the National Book Council Banjo Award, this novel is by the author of Games of the Strong , Hottest Night of the Century and Dancing on Coral .

              ISBN 9780207190162
              Published AU 4 Oct 1995
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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