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The Complete Stories

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38603-8 (0-307-38603-1)

In this stunning collection, internationally acclaimed writer David Malouf gives us bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse. These are their stories, whole lives brought dramatically into focus and powerfully rooted in the vividly rendered landscape of... Read more >
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The Conversations at Curlow Creek

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77905-6 (0-679-77905-1)

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Dream Stuff
Stories
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72449-7 (0-375-72449-4)

Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of Remembering Babylon, in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the character of Australia.

An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize... Read more >
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Fly Away Peter

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77670-3 (0-679-77670-2)

In this shimmering work of imagination, one of Australia's most honored writers conjures a single still moment on the edge of the 20th century in which two unlikely people share a friendship. When Ashley Crowther returns to Australia to manage his father's property, he discovers a timeless landscape of kingfishers and... Read more >

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The Great World
A novel
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 1993
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74836-6 (0-679-74836-9)

The Great World is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness. Absorbed by the twentieth-century history of Australian life, the novel focuses on the unlikely friendship of two men who meet as POWs of the Japanese during W.W.II: Digger Keen, and Vic Curran. For... Read more >

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Harland's Half Acre

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77647-5 (0-679-77647-8)

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An Imaginary Life

Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76793-0 (0-679-76793-2)

Winner of the 2000 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

In the first century A.D., Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverent poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these sparse facts, Malouf has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving novel... Read more >

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Ransom
A Novel
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47524-4 (0-307-47524-7)

In his first novel in more than a decade, award-winning author David Malouf reimagines the pivotal narrative of Homer’s Iliad—one of the most famous passages in all of literature.

This is the story of the relationship between two grieving men at war: fierce Achilles, who has lost his beloved Patroclus in the... Read more >
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Remembering Babylon
A Novel
Written by David Malouf


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74951-6 (0-679-74951-9)

Winner of the IMPAC Award and Booker Prize nominee

In this rich and compelling novel, written in language of astonishing poise and resonance, one of Australia's greatest living writers gives and immensely powerful vision of human differences and eternal divisions.  In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore... Read more >

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Walkabout

Written by James Vance Marshall
Introduction by Lee Siegel


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-490-6 (1-59017-490-9)

A plane crashes in the vast Northern Territory of Australia, and the only survivors are two children from Charleston, South Carolina, on their way to visit their uncle in Adelaide. Mary and her younger brother Peter set out on foot, lost in the vast, hot Australian outback. They are saved by... Read more >
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Pobby and Dingan

Written by Ben Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 114 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3188-7 (1-4000-3188-5)

This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist... Read more >
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The Breaking Wave

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47402-5 (0-307-47402-X)

The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.

Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his parents' remote sheep station in Australia to take the place of his brother Bill, who died... Read more >
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On the Beach

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47399-8 (0-307-47399-6)

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.

After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to... Read more >
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Pied Piper

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47401-8 (0-307-47401-1)

One of Nevil Shute’s most exciting novels, Pied Piper is the gripping story of one elderly man's daring attempt to rescue a group of children during the Nazi invasion of France.

It is the spring of 1940 and John Sidney Howard wants nothing more than to enjoy his fishing holiday in southern... Read more >
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A Town Like Alice

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47400-1 (0-307-47400-3)

Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback.

Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens... Read more >
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The Singing Line
Tracking the Australian Adventures of My Intrepid Victorian Ancestors
Written by Alice Thomson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 3, 2000
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49753-4 (0-385-49753-9)

Following the tradition of Daisy Bates in the Desert and In Patagonia, Alice Thomson conjures up a country of unimaginable strangeness and beauty.

In 1855, Charles Todd and his impetuous young bride Alice--for whom Alice Springs would be named—left the comfort of Victorian England for the wilds of South Australia, a place... Read more >

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Voss

Written by Patrick White
Introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 472 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96149-5 (0-307-96149-4)

The Everyman's Library edition of this classic account of an epic physical and spiritual journey across the outback—by the only Australian writer to win the Nobel Prize—has a full-cloth, quality hardcover binding with a silk ribbon marker, and includes a chronology and an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare.

The character of Johann Voss... Read more >

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Angel Rock
A Novel
Written by Darren Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71924-0 (0-375-71924-5)

When Darren Williams’s first novel, Swimming in Silk, was published in Australia in 1994, the acclaim was immediate and unanimous, and the book went on to win the Vogel Award, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Australia. Now Angel Rock brings this fiercely talented voice to the American reading... Read more >
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After the Fire, a Still Small Voice

Written by Evie Wyld


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47338-7 (0-307-47338-4)

After the departure of the woman he loves, Frank struggles to rebuild his life among the sugarcane and sand dunes that surround his oceanside shack. Forty years earlier, Leon is drafted to serve in Vietnam and finds himself suddenly confronting the same experiences that haunt his war-veteran father. As these two... Read more >
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All the Birds, Singing
A Novel
Written by Evie Wyld


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90776-9 (0-307-90776-7)

From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness.
 
Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British... Read more >
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