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Written by ABIGAIL ULMAN

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 05/31/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98917-5

For fans of HBO’s Girls, Abigail Ulman’s heartbreakingly tender and often darkly funny fiction is a fresh take on the experiences of contemporary young women.
 
Claire is magnetic. On the cusp of adulthood and letting go of her adolescence one miserable responsibility at a time, she’s moved from London to San Francisco to work toward her PhD and minor in cheap whiskey, pour-over coffee, and guys who can’t be bothered to shower. When she finds out she’s pregnant by a heartsick ex-boyfriend, the...

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Written by EVIE WYLD
Illustrated by JOE SUMNER

Format: Hardcover, 128 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 05/10/2016

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87081-5

When she was a little girl, passing her summers in the heat of coastal Australia, Evie Wyld was captivated by sharks—by their innate ruthlessness, stealth, and immeasurable power—and they have never released their hold on her imagination. From the award-winning author of All the Birds, Singing, here is a deeply moving graphic memoir about family, love, loss, and the irresistible forces that, like sharks, course through life unseen, ready to emerge at any moment.

Black-and-white illustrations...

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Written by PETER CAREY

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/08/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17132-8

In this dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny novel, two-time Booker winner Peter Carey takes us to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international politics. When Gaby Baillieux, Australia’s most formidable hacker, releases the Angel Worm virus into her country’s prison system, cell doors are opened and inmates walk free. Since those prisons use American software, the doors in thousands of jails in the United States are opened as well. Is this an accident—or a declaration...

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Written by RICHARD FLANAGAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/14/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17147-2

Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the Internatonal IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times, NPR, The Washington PostThe Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, The Seattle Times, Financial Times

From the author of the acclaimed Gould’s Book of Fish, a magisterial novel of love and war that traces the life of one man from World War II to the present.
 
August, 1943: Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s...

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Written by JESSICA ANDERSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19388-5

Nora Porteous, a witty, ambitious woman from Brisbane, returns to her childhood home at age seventy. Her life has taken her from a failed marriage in Sydney to freedom in London; she forged a modest career as a seamstress and lived with two dear friends through the happiest years of her adult life.

At home, the neighborhood children she remembers have grown into compassionate adults. They help to nurse her back from pneumonia, and slowly let her in on the dark secrets of the neighborhood in...

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Written by EVIE WYLD

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80250-7

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 island, a place of ceaseless rain and battering wind. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wants it to be. But every few nights...

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Written by STEPHEN M. IRWIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 08/13/2013

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-74444-9

In the near-future murder is still the same. Its who’s watching that’s different.

The worldwide aftershock of what becomes known as "Gray Wednesday" is immediate and catastrophic, leaving governments barely functioning and economies devastated. Hollow-eyed apparitions appear, haunting their loved ones and others. But some things never change. When Detective Mariani discovers the grisly remains of an anonymous murder victim in the city sewage system, his investigation will pit him against a...

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COLLECTED ESSAYS
Written by SIMON LEYS
Foreword by SIMON LEYS

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 07/30/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17620-7

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization: a distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature, he was one of the first Westerners to expose the horrors of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Leys’s interests and expertise are not, however, confined to China: he also writes about European art, literature, history, and politics, and is an unflinching observer of the way we live now. No matter the topic he writes with unfailing elegance and intelligence, seriousness and...

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Written by PETER CAREY

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-47608-1

A Seattle Times Best Book of 2012

When Catherine Gehrig, a museum conservator in London, falls into grief after her lover’s sudden death, her boss gives her a special project. She will bring back to “life” a nineteenth-century mechanical bird. As she begins to piece the automaton together, Catherine also uncovers the diaries of Henry Brandling, who, more than a hundred years prior, had commissioned the bird for his very ill son. Catherine finds resonance and comfort in Henry’s story. But it...

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Written by PATRICK WHITE
Introduction by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Format: Hardcover, 472 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 10/02/2012

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-96149-5

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 is based on an actual nineteenth-century explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, who attempted to cross the entire continent of Australia from east to west in 1848 but...

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Written by STEPHEN M. IRWIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/06/2012

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-73956-8

Nicholas Close has always had an uncanny intuition, but after the death of his wife he becomes haunted, literally, by ghosts doomed to repeat their final violent moments in a chilling and endless loop. Torn by guilt and fearing for his sanity, Nicholas returns to his childhood home seeking a fresh start. But he is soon entangled in a disturbing series of disappearances and murders. He finds himself a suspect, and as the evidence mounts against him and the ghost continue to haunt him,...

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Written by JAMES VANCE MARSHALL
Introduction by LEE SIEGEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 01/17/2012

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17490-6

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 a chance meeting with an Aboriginal boy on walkabout, who teaches them to find food and water in the wilderness, but whom Mary can’t bring herself to trust.

Though on the surface Walkabout is an adventure...

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