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The Boat
The Boat Nam Le
In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world.
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Hippie
Hippie Paulo Coelho
In his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy and the true stories of his own life to give readers an essential book for our time.
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Dying for a Chat: Penguin Special
Dying for a Chat: Penguin Special Ranjana Srivastava
Winner of the 2013 Human Rights Literature Award Medical oncologist Ranjana Srivastava contends that our healthcare professionals are ill equipped for frank discussions with patients, leading to misdiagnosis, avoidable medical complications and even death.
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Only the Animals
Only the Animals Ceridwen Dovey
An animal's-eye view of humans at our brutal worst and our creative best, Only the Animals asks us to believe again in the redemptive power of reading and writing fiction.
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Marrow: Penguin Specials
Marrow: Penguin Specials Yan Lianke
A chilling and relentless tale of family responsibility and a mother's sacrifice, Marrow is Yan Lianke at his best.
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Minimum of Two
Minimum of Two Tim Winton
The stories in Tim Winton's inspired Minimum of Two make the ordinary extraordinary.
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Scission
Scission Tim Winton
Scission, Tim Winton's first collection of short fiction, contains spare, jagged stories in which people struggle with change and disintegration.
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The Rip
The Rip Robert Drewe
In this collection of short stories, Robert Drewe applies his forensic powers of observation to the relationships and environments that shape our lives.
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Women of the Outback
Women of the Outback Sue Williams
Drought, flood, harrowing isolation and horrific accidents. . . the Australian outback is no place for a lady. But the women of the Outback are a different breed: tough, resilient and endlessly resourceful.
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All Together Now
All Together Now Monica McInerney
A heartwarming collection of short stories brimming with colour, warmth and humour, from one of Australia's best-loved authors
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Gravel
Gravel Peter Goldsworthy
Eight brilliant stories by a master of the form, author of the classic 'Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam' and 'The Kiss'
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Pull the Other One: Ripsnorting Aussie yarns
Pull the Other One: Ripsnorting Aussie yarns R.M. Winn
Ryle Winn is the master of the cock and bull tale, and this is a collection of the funniest yarns he's ever heard. 
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The Absent Therapist: Penguin Special
The Absent Therapist: Penguin Special Will Eaves
The Absent Therapist is a book of soundings, a jostle of voices that variously argue, remember, explain, justify, speculate and meander . . . Sons and lovers, wanderers, wonderers, stayers, leavers, readers and believers: 'The biggest surprise of all is frequently that things and people really are as they seem.'
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Radish: Penguin Specials
Radish: Penguin Specials Mo Yan
During China's collectivist era in the late 1950s, a rural work team responsible for building an important floodgate receives a strange new recruit: Hei-hai, a skinny, silent and almost feral boy.
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The Kitchen and Other Stories: China Library
The Kitchen and Other Stories: China Library Liu Zhenyun, Hsu Kun, Chi Zijian
Five stories from China’s foremost writers, including Jia Pingwa, Liu Zhenyun and Chi Zhijian, capture the domestic bonds and dramas of people living in modern China today, exploring the challenges and strange graces of life in this vast and complex land.
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Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials
Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials Ge Fei
In this avant garde novella, memory and time are subjective. A writer named Ge Fei retreats to the beautiful solitude of the Waterside to finish his novel inspired by the Revelations of St. John.
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Girl & the Ghost-Grey Mare
Girl & the Ghost-Grey Mare Rachael Treasure
From Australia's favourite rural storyteller, Rachael Treasure, comes this highly anticipated collection of short fiction.  It features stories full of warmth and heart and humour, and with characters as diverse and colourful as the Australian countryside itself.
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Dubliners
Dubliners James Joyce
A collection of fifteen stories, evoking the voices and lives that teem in Joyce's vision of his native city
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Five-Carat Soul
Five-Carat Soul JAMES MCBRIDE
Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird.
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Collected Stories: Patricia Grace
Collected Stories: Patricia Grace Patricia Grace
This is one of the finest collections of stories by any New Zealand writer.
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Forbidden Cities
Forbidden Cities Paula Morris
The NZ Herald called this impressive book 'One of the best short story collections written by a New Zealander in years.'
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Ribbons of Grace
Ribbons of Grace Maxine Alterio
The best-selling and fascinating novel about New Zealand's first Chinese settlers.
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