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Jacaranda Blue

By Joy Dettman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Isbn : 1743345674
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 618
  • File Pdf: jacaranda-blue.pdf

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From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series "Dettman ... is brilliant at depicting the seemingly inconsequential murmurs of small-town life" Sun-Herald For forty-four years Stella Templeton has been a dutiful daughter and a good citizen, living in Maidenville, population 2,800 where nothing happens. Until one hot summer afternoon. An ugly act has lifted the respectable skirts of Maidenville and mystery starts to surround the daughter of the local minister. Then the disappearance of a sixteen-year-old boy adds to the neighbourhood confusion. Does something rotten lurk behind the neatly trimmed hedges and white picket fences that divide this sleepy town? No-one comes close to knowing the dreadful truth-but after forty-four years of doing the right thing, Stella Templeton is starting to blossom... "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Isbn : 1743345666
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 435
  • File Pdf: henry-s-daughter.pdf

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From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series comes a story of love and rescue "The narrative is achingly engrossing" Weekend Australian She had felt a sad pulling feeling in her stomach that day as the car had driven off, like there was a bit of elastic tied around her insides, sort of joining her to those brothers like it went right through that door, and as the car had driven further up the road, that elastic got pulled so tight, it hurt. Lori Smyth-Owen is balancing on the edge of adolescence but feeling years older. She has eleven brothers, nine living at home and the twins, who were stolen by Aunty Eva ... which was lucky for them because there is never enough of anything to go around, except Mavis, Lori's mother, who is so overweight she can barely move. That doesn't stop her plotting to get those twins back. She'll do anything to get them home. Then tragedy strikes and the Smyth-Owen children take desperate measures to save themselves ... and in so doing, discover that blood ties mean everything. PRAISE FOR JOY DETTMAN "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

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  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Isbn : 1742620930
  • Pages : 512
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  • File Pdf: thorn-on-the-rose.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Isbn : 174334564X
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The complete short stories of the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series "Pure brilliance. This is a book to keep and treasure - you'll want to read it again and again." Sun-Herald At the beginning of her writing journey, Joy Dettman's charming, irascible, melancholy, wisecracking characters appeared in over twenty unique tales, many of which have won awards, many of which have never been published. Now, for the first time, Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories is the complete collection of Joy Dettman's exquisite short stories. We meet an old coot in a rusty ute who picks up a hitchhiker, a neighbour reaches across the language divide to lend a helping hand, a grave digger might just have saved a young man's life, an exhausted farmer's wife lusts after a china cup, Granny Jordan is losing her marbles and an author is troubled by rats under the floorboards. Since Joy's first novel, Mallawindy, was published in 1998 she has attracted a growing number of readers who are entertained and shocked by her array of unforgettable characters populating the Australian landscape. "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Isbn : 1742623832
  • Pages : 400
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  • File Pdf: yesterday-s-dust.pdf

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The eagerly awaited sequel to Mallawindy by the bestselling author of the Woody Creek series "Delightfully black" Australian Bookseller & Publisher Is Mallawindy, a place of secrets, about to reveal the truth? In the 1990s, the Burtons are surviving as best they can, but Jack Burton continues to control his fractured family even in his absence. John has returned to Mallawindy unable to forgive his father and haunted by vengeful thoughts. Ann has three young sons and is soon to have another child, but still grieves for her firstborn daughter, Mandy. When the river disgorges what appears to be Jack's body, the family's tumultuous history is stirred up again. Yesterday's Dust continues the story of how even those who escape the town have to fight to escape its dark legacy. "Is there such a thing as winter beach reading? If so, Joy Dettman's Yesterday's Dust fits the bill nicely" Weekend Australian Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

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  • Isbn : 1743345658
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  • File Pdf: goose-girl.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Isbn : 1743345682
  • Pages : 372
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  • File Pdf: one-sunday.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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  • Isbn : 1741987555
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: pearl-in-a-cage.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Isbn : 1743518021
  • Pages : 528
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  • File Pdf: the-tying-of-threads.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moustafa Zayed
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 44
  • Category : Science
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  • File Pdf: guide-of-street-trees-in-egypt.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 029276880X
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Science
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  • Pages : 192
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 142687104X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: the-australian-s-convenient-bride.pdf

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  • Publisher : Fernwood Publishing
  • Isbn : 1552669637
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Young, free-spirited Maya Mubeen leaves behind the pressures of family, marriage and tradition for a life of experience and adventure — proving to herself, and her mother, that she is anything but a typical Indian girl. After diving with sharks in the Philippines and a sordid breakup amidst the bustling nightlife of Tokyo, Maya’s sense of who she is — and where home is — starts to falter. An ancient chai-making ritual holds the key to Maya’s past and present, unlocking the secret lives of her mother, Nina, who lived through Idi Amin’s rule in Uganda, her grandmother, Nargis, forced into marriage at thirteen, her great-grandmother, Sukaina, an underground radical socialist who fled an abusive husband, and lastly, her great-great grandmother, Zainab, who left behind a luxurious life in India. Traversing the globe and historical eras, Taslim Burkowicz’s debut Chocolate Cherry Chai binds together themes of familial pressures, the immigrant experience, motherhood, love and loss into a poetic narrative.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1514446510
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 446
  • File Pdf: kimberly-gold.pdf

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Kimberley Gold follows the trail of a family as they survive life in early Sydney. It is the story of my grandfather, whom I never met, a man who changed his name as he tried to change his destiny. We all have secrets and hide the truth with lies, but how many of us believe our own fabrications? Where is the truth? Does it lie within these pages?

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Isbn : 1760787299
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 625
  • File Pdf: trails-in-the-dust.pdf

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After many tumultuous years spent grappling with the past, Jenny Hooper might have expected her latter years to be the best of her life, and they are - until tragedy strikes. Left floundering in a house full of memories, not all of them good, Jenny knows a reckoning is in order. But it won't be easy. History is beginning to repeat itself for Jenny's adopted daughter, Trudy, who finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship. Jenny and her older daughter, Georgie, can only stand by and watch as Trudy's life implodes. Meanwhile, half a world away in the UK, Cara and her husband Morrie nurture a devastating secret that keeps them at arm's length from Jenny. But most of all, Jenny wants to renew contact with the beloved son she lost decades before when she was at her lowest ebb. Only that, and having the chance to tell him the truth about what happened, will give her peace. But is it too late? PRAISE FOR TRAILS IN THE DUST 'Dettman's talent for characterisation, plotting and evocation of rural Australian life is once again securely on display' Saturday Age 'This family saga will tug on your heart strings and have you turning the pages all night' New Idea

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : 9789042002999
  • Pages : 253
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 225
  • File Pdf: our-australian-theatre-in-the-1990s.pdf

Book Summary:

AUSTRALIAN THEATRE in the 1990s is a vigorous enterprise displaying the energies and contradictions of a multicultural society. This collection of essays by leading scholars of Australian theatre and drama surveys the emergence and directions of the new theatrical energies which have challenged or redefined the Australian 'mainstream': Aboriginal, multicultural, Asian-Australian, women's, gay and lesbian, community and young people's theatre; and charts the exciting growth of physical theatre. The contributors assess the impact of evolving funding and industrial priorities, and examine the theoretical and cultural debates surrounding Australian playwriting and theatre-making from the 1970s Vietnam dramas to the postmodern present.

The Bridesmaid's Wedding

By Margaret Way
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 9781426882029
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 769
  • File Pdf: the-bridesmaid-s-wedding.pdf

Book Summary:

Best man Rafe Cameron's feelings are aroused all over again at the sight of Ally Kinross, so amazingly beautiful in her bridesmaid's dress. This time he's determined not to give in to them. They loved one another passionately five years before, but Ally needed to escape the Outback and pursue her dream of a career in Sydney. Realizing that what they had is more important, Ally has come back to win Rafe's love again, challenge him to risk his pride and his heart--and maybe, just maybe, persuade him to lead her up the aisle.

‘Signatures of the Heart’

By Carley Short
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1493192809
  • Pages : 134
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 620
  • File Pdf: signatures-of-the-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

Giving and reflection on life’s curves, and its ups and down, enables us to take ordinary everyday things and turn them into inspirations. Who wants to grovel in the mud, run through sharp thistles, and squeeze through the thorny hedges of life? Not me! I trust encouragement will be in multiplications of hope and abundant freedom of the “I love living life” people around you even when life sucks. Sharing brings us into a realm of happiness and joy. Use something from this book and pass it on, then add something new and fresh of you own. Blessed By God to Be a Blessing You are blessed by God to be a blessing. We receive power beyond ourselves To do what we already know, It’s because in the beginning was the Word, Speaking blessing upon blessing like snow. We are blessed to be a blessing, For God’s blessing became flesh and blood, And moved into the neighborhood To live among those he loves. Remember how God spoke to Moses . . . “Tell Aaron to give blessing to my land.” So he cried, “The Lord bless you, protect you, For his face radiates upon you with joy.’ Paul passed on God’s grace to the Church, His grace, his love, his communion now ours To pass on to others around us. We’ve freely received, so let us freely give out. God speaks blessing and still speaks From the beginning of time until the now, So let’s pass it on like Moses and Paul He’s blessed us to be blessings galore. Yes, we’re blessed by God to bless others. Carley 17.11.14

All You Need is Love + Coffee

By Elizabeth Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Boolarong Press
  • Isbn : 1922109789
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Australian fiction
  • Reads : 933
  • File Pdf: all-you-need-is-love-coffee.pdf

Book Summary:

Newly self-diagnosed Coffeeholic Claire moves to Cairns to escape a failed long term relationship and to open the coffee shop of her dreams. But things are not as glamorous as she imagines. The coffee plantation is a dusty farm, the cafe is a tin shed behind a Hills Hoist, and the tall, quiet man who meets her at the station is called Bruce. Despite this and her own addiction, can she create the best coffee shop in Tropical North Queensland? Can she also find love at the same time? Something in it for everyone; the coffee drinker, the tea drinker, the decaf small macchiato drinker. Even the hot water drinker. Sam, Barista, local cafe I laughed so much coffee came out my nose. Saffron

The Last Thing He Wanted

By Joan Didion
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307787338
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 975
  • File Pdf: the-last-thing-he-wanted.pdf

Book Summary:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • "Didion at her finest" —USA Today • An intricate, fast-paced novel about trying to create a context for democracy and getting hands a little dirty in the process, complete with conspiracies, arms dealing, and assassinations. From the author of The Year of Magical Thinking and Let Me Tell You What I Mean The narrator introduces Elena McMahon, estranged from a life of celebrity fundraisers and from her powerful West Coast husband, Wynn Janklow, whom she has left, taking Catherine, her daughter, to become a reporter for The Washington Post. She finds herself boarding a plane for Florida to see her father. She becomes embroiled in her his business even though "she had trained herself since childhood not to have any interest in what he was doing." It is from this moment that she is caught up in something much larger than she could have imagined. Didion makes connections among Dallas, Iran-Contra, and Castro, and points out how "spectral companies with high-concept names tended to interlock." As this book builds to its terrifying finish, we see the underpinnings of a dark historical underbelly.

Tourmaline

By Randolph Stow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Isbn : 1922253111
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 151
  • File Pdf: tourmaline.pdf

Book Summary:

There is no stretch of land on earth more ancient than this. And so it is blunt and red and barren, littered with the fragments of broken mountains, flat, waterless. Tourmaline, in outback Western Australia, is dying: its mines lie abandoned and drought has taken hold. When the enigmatic diviner Michael Random emerges from the desert, desperate townspeople see him as a messiah. Random begins to spread the word of God—and to promise them water, that most precious resource. Both a complex spiritual parable and an enduring apocalyptic vision, Tourmaline is Randolph Stow’s most controversial novel. Julian Randolph ‘Mick’ Stow was born in Geraldton, Western Australia, in 1935. He attended local schools before boarding at Guildford Grammar in Perth, where the renowned author Kenneth Mackenzie had been a student. While at university he sent his poems to a British publisher. The resulting collection, Act One, won the Australian Literature Society’s Gold Medal in 1957—as did the prolific young writer’s third novel, To the Islands, the following year. To the Islands also won the 1958 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Stow reworked the novel for a second edition almost twenty-five years later, but never allowed its two predecessors to be republished. He worked briefly as an anthropologist’s assistant in New Guinea—an experience that subsequently informed Visitants, one of three masterful late novels—then fell seriously ill and returned to Australia. In the 1960s he lectured at universities in Australia and England, and lived in America on a Harkness fellowship. He published his second collection of verse, Outrider; the novel Tourmaline, on which critical opinion was divided; and his most popular fiction, The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea and Midnite. For years afterwards Stow produced mainly poetry, libretti and reviews. In 1969 he settled permanently in England: first in Suffolk, then in Essex, where he moved in 1981. He received the 1979 Patrick White Award. Randolph Stow died in 2010, aged seventy-four. A private man, a prodigiously gifted yet intermittently silent author, he has been hailed as ‘the least visible figure of that great twentieth-century triumvirate of Australian novelists whose other members are Patrick White and Christina Stead’. Praise for Tourmaline ‘Intense and extraordinary.’ Spectator ‘Brilliantly evocative...disturbing.’ Meanjin ‘A member of the Australian literary triumvirate that included Patrick White and Christina Stead, Stow was an original, and this is an unsung 1963 classic with which to reckon.’ Favourite Fiction and Non-Fiction of 2016, Irish Times

Her Australian Cattle Baron

By Margaret Way
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Isbn : 1516101596
  • Pages : 305
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 484
  • File Pdf: her-australian-cattle-baron.pdf

Book Summary:

Modern-day life on the Australian Outback is a high-stakes game, even among the most privileged—and love must be strong to survive . . . Royston Stirling has all the strength, money, and power that his infamous father wielded over the family cattle station deep in the dusty bush of Australia’s Channel Country. But from the moment she sees him, Amelia Boyd knows Royce struggles to be a better man. His tense energy attracts her, fueling the spell of remote, manor-like Kooralya and its lush gardens of gardenia and roses—even as she recognizes that the wedding bringing their families together is a terrible mistake. Amelia knows her sister has snared Royce’s brother more out of greed than passion. But she can’t abandon her, no matter how conniving she seems. And with the groom besotted with Amelia even as he prepares to walk down the aisle, the ill-fated match stirs up nightmares of the past. Amelia might almost forgive Royce’s suspicions. But the arrogance of a wounded man is a powerful force, one Amelia knows too well. And as the desire brewing between Royce and Amelia grows irresistible, the distrust, heartache, and family secrets seething beneath the surface are bound to burst forth . . . “If you’ve never read Margaret Way before, you’re in for a treat!” —New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer

Passion's Mistress

By Helen Bianchin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488058792
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 836
  • File Pdf: passion-s-mistress.pdf

Book Summary:

Read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Helen Bianchin, now available for the first time in e-book! How much would a mother sacrifice for her child? Carly Taylor had made it on her own for six years, raising her daughter and hiding from the heart-breaking memories of the husband who betrayed her. But when her daughter’s life is threatened, Carly is desperate enough to go to the man she’d tried to forget and ask for his help. Stefano Alessi is the embodiment of power and once he learns he has a child, he’s determined to wield that power ruthlessly. He gives Carly one option: return to his home and to his bed! But for Carly, that’s where the danger lies. She knows once she’s locked in Stefano’s embrace, the world will cease to matter. For how can she fight the sheer force of a man whose greatest weapon is the desire she feels for him? Originally published in 1994.

Trust in Love

By Cherrill Clough
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1499024584
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 836
  • File Pdf: trust-in-love.pdf

Book Summary:

Amelia Jane and her two friends left Brisbane for the Gold Coast and a fun time managing to get a three-bedroom apartment opposite Broadbeach on the Esplanade. They all excel in their chosen careers, and Amelia is a secretary to a young, handsome, up-and-coming solicitor, Patrick, whom she likes, but for all his efforts, he just can’t get her to go out with him. However, he introduces her to his best friend, John, a trauma doctor from the Coast Hospital, and it is love at first sight for them both. Because of the trauma he sees constantly coming from accidents, he has bad times and sometimes is unable to sleep and get through it without the love and care of Amelia, who is always there for him. The biggest cause of the highway accidents is due to inattention to the road and, of course, road rage and booze, he tells her, and many trucks can be the cause where the drivers use uppers and downers to get through their hectic days. After a wonderful family Christmas day with both families, John and Amelia come across an accident where two cars are badly damaged and one upside down, and they get all the family out with the help of another motorist just before the car bursts into flames. The other car has a deceased lady, and her husband is in a bad condition. They then discover a traumatized boy under the front seat. John took control of everything until the paramedics arrived, and the whole highway came to a standstill for hours. Sometime later, John and Amelia marry, buy a mansion overlooking the sea, and have two delightful children, and while Amelia is waiting to go back to work after the birth of her daughter, she starts drawing illustrations for the children’s books she has started writing, which become a worldwide phenomenon and changes their lives forever. She decides to help children’s charities from some of the enormous profits from her good fortune. This is a story of how trusting each other to be there when needed makes such a difference and relays a message for the drivers to slow down. You are driving a lethal weapon.