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    Colin Rogers / From the Mallee: Five stories

    Colin Rogers / From the Mallee: Five stories

    Five stories to take you away from the anonymity of big cities and into the Mallee. Into communities where everyone knows everyone else’s business or, if they don’t know it, they invent it.

    $27.50

    Angus Gaunt / Prime Cuts

    Angus Gaunt / Prime Cuts

    Themes of deception, betrayal and unexpected delight are woven through Angus Gaunt’s first collection of stories.

    $18.00

    Edna Taylor / The Empty Chair & other stories

    Edna Taylor / The Empty Chair & other stories

    'Classic short stories have an immediate momentum taking us directly to the action or the issue. They have an economy of time and place and a sudden resolution. Edna Taylor’s short stores are indeed such classics.' - Dr Michael Liddle

    $22.50

    J.S. Scholz / Little Islands and other stories

    J.S. Scholz / Little Islands and other stories

    J.S. Scholz’s writing has won many prestigious awards, and been published as far afield as Norway. Now, a unique selection of his stories is gathered here - small islands in a big sea.

    $25.00

    Brennan O\'Shea / Don\'t Wait

    Brennan O'Shea / Don't Wait

    Stories by Brennan O’Shea have been described as ‘quirky’. Don’t Wait is a selection from the last twenty years. O’Shea lives a very quiet life in a seaside suburb of Adelaide.

    $18.00

    Annie Horner / No One Was Watching

    Annie Horner / No One Was Watching

    No One Was Watching is a work of fiction. These stories, although informed by factual events, do not intend to speak for people who endured living in out-of-home ‘care’ during part or all of their childhood but instead provide an alternative, imaginative entrée into this once-hidden Australian history.

    $25.00

    Maureen Mendelowitz / Alone not lonely

    Maureen Mendelowitz / Alone not lonely

    Set in the turmoil of the apartheid years in South Africa a coloured woman faces the trials of racial discrimination as well as her own family trauma.

    $25.00

    Mary Pomfret / The Hard Seed

    Mary Pomfret / The Hard Seed

    ‘The spirit of Australian Gothic survives and thrives in Mary Pomfret’s Hard Seed, although few rural mysteries are as profound, or as captivating.’ - Laurie Steed

    $32.50

    Ray Clift / Loose Lips

    Ray Clift / Loose Lips

    James Newton is a Vietnam veteran who is wounded in spirit and in body. As a freelance journalist, recently divorced, he is tasked with interviewing a legend by the name of Chocko from Morocco, who lives in Arthur River, in the north-west of Tasmania.

    $18.00

    David Brelsford / Bernie

    David Brelsford / Bernie

    David Brelsford's second collection of stories.

    $25.00

    Maureen Mitson / Katherine\'s Web

    Maureen Mitson / Katherine's Web

    Katherine’s Web is the third novel in Maureen Mitson’s Anglo-German-Australian trilogy detailing the lives and experiences of three women from the early days of colonisation until the present day. Katherine is the daughter of Esther in Esther’s Wars, who was the daughter of Beatrice in Beatrice’s Commonsensical Approach.

    $30.00

    Libby Sommer / The Usual Story

    Libby Sommer / The Usual Story

    Readers who liked The Crystal Ballroom will love The Usual Story, a delicately fragmented story of memory, intrigue and passion.

    $27.50

    Laurie Brady / Pursuit: Humorous Stories

    Laurie Brady / Pursuit: Humorous Stories

    Recollecting school escapades, ridding a house of lust, a practical joke misfiring, dealing with a boy’s swearing, a talking dog, a woman’s take on the Odysseus legend, dogged self-centredness, a suspect solution to the world’s problems, bizarre seductions, an afterlife wish granted, a jinxed lover pursuing his beloved…

    $25.00

    Mark Cornell / Julia & the Moonbirds

    Mark Cornell / Julia & the Moonbirds

    New Year’s Eve 1969. Feisty, red-haired Julia King places her drunken arm around the shoulders of shy Shane McCarthy and invites him to join her band the Moonbirds.

    $25.00

    Pippa Kay / Keeping it in the Family
    Award winner

    Pippa Kay / Keeping it in the Family

    'Pippa Kay does not shrink from reality when it is cruel or sordid, but neither does she wallow. Though there is drama aplenty, and ugliness, there is pathos too. This is not misery-lit. In these stories, the author neither condemns nor excuses. This is their great strength.' - Janita Cunnington

    $25.00

    J. Olsen / Rose

    J. Olsen / Rose

    In the 1990s, Julia Honeychurch moves to Canberra with her new husband Brian to take up a position at a school for troubled children. When the marriage sours, Julia learns that, in Canberra, it’s difficult to keep secrets.

    $30.00

    Barbara Gurney / Purple and Other Hues

    Barbara Gurney / Purple and Other Hues

    Barbara Gurney’s award-winning stories sit on an easel of storytelling, within a collection of multicoloured work.

    $20.00

    Avril Smith / A Fragment of Time

    Avril Smith / A Fragment of Time

    'Her warmth for life’s misfits shines through in her writing - as does her sharp wit, humour and appreciation of the quirky and inexplicable.' - Anna Buck

    $18.00

    Jeanell Buckley / Stretcher Bearer

    Jeanell Buckley / Stretcher Bearer

    Stretcher Bearer was based on research into the diaries of Australian soldiers who fought in the First World War. In 2016 she was published in an anthology by Allen & Unwin.

    $18.00

    Margo Poirier / A Previous Life

    Margo Poirier / A Previous Life

    Dick, a disillusioned husband and lawyer living in a middle-class 1997 London suburb, stands dressed in period costume on a railway platform. Dick is convinced he is in the middle of a dream but his adventures become ever more curious, tantalising and amazingly real!

    $27.50