Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives - our own personal libraries - make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us? The stories in Ali Smith's new collection are about what we do with book... read more

Public Library and Other Stories
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Meet the women of American Housewife... They smoke their eyes and paint their lips. They channel Beyoncé while doing household chores. They drown their sorrows with Chanel No. 5 and host book clubs where chardonnay trumps Charles Dickens. They redecorate. And they ... read more

American Housewife
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Breaking Beauty puts one of the greatest obsessions of our time under the spotlight and shows that beauty rarely exists without its grubby underbelly. There is no light without darkness. Our writers-sparkling talents both established and emerging-discover that be... read more

Breaking Beauty
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New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 -
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VENGEANCE IS MINE INC. will undertake, on your behalf and in absolute confidence, to administer suitable punishment and in this regard we respectfully submit to you a choice of methods (together with prices) for your consideration' Enter the dark and deceiving world of Roa... read more

Deception
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The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiat... read more

Difficult Women
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Awards:Winner of Dylan Thomas Prize 2017.

The Night Guestintroduced an Australian writer 'with the promise of literary greatness' (Los Angeles Times). The High Places delivers on that promise.
The dazzling stories in this collection find those moments when people confront the strangeness and mystery of the... read more

High Places
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In The Best Australian Stories 2016, Charlotte Wood, author of The Natural Way of Things (winner of the 2016 Stella Prize, and the 2016 Indie Book of the Year), presents twenty pieces of outstanding short fiction. Featuring the work of exciting new vo... read more

The Best Australian Stories 2016
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A woman who can't swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother's offer to coach her son's soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter. A recent migrant considers taking the fall for a second gen... read more

The Permanent Resident
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A wife pawns her lover's parting gift with unexpected consequences, an unusual painting proves to be more valuable than anyone, especially its owner, could ever have predicted, a husband and wife, unable to get their new baby to feed, hit upon a disturbing solution . . . "Cru... read more

Cruelty
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JM Originals is a new list for fresh and distinctive new writing; for books that provoke and entertain. The twelve stories in this startling collection range over centuries and across the world. There are stories about those who are lonely, or estranged, or out of time. There are hauntings, both liter... read more

An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw it: A John Murray Original
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Awards:Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2016 (Australia).

Winner, Prize for Fiction, The 2018 Victorian Premier''s Literary Awards
''Melanie Cheng is an astonishingly deft and incisive writer. With economy and elegance, she creates a dazzling mosaic of contemporary life, of how we live now. Hers is a compelling new voice... read more

Australia Day
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