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A Family Affair - Next of Kin
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Series: A Family Affair, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,300. Language: Australian English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Whilst the foundation of Tom Bradley’s life is the love he has for his wife and son, he is compelled to understand the mystery force which has been manipulating those relationships. In the final chilling conclusion to A Family Affair, the Bradley closet will be prised open, and the family’s dark secrets revealed.
Jet Black and the Planet of the Acid Ants #10
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Series: The Adventures of Jet Black and his Starship Crew. Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An emergency distress call, from an isolated outpost on a planet with carnivorous ants the size of bullocks that can spit acid. A place to avoid unless your Jet Black
McAlister's Way
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by john Halsted. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
By his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run. He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track.
The Pencil Case
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A hit on the head with a pencil case began Paul Wilson's lifelong battle against the system and the pencil-pushers who tormented him. Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival meant an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his freedom and his identity.
Australian Son: the story of Ned Kelly
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 115,000. Language: Australian English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Network Creative Services. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
A century and one-third after his death, Ned Kelly’s not forgotten, and it’s hard to believe that Australians will ever forget him. In his own lifetime he passed into folklore, as Max Brown makes clear, so where is he now? This is not an easy question, but wherever he is, Max Brown’s book is part of the answer.
Past imperfect
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,160. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A resourceful fourteen year-old, Freya Dunbar accepts responsibilities beyond the norm. Family is paramount. She has no regrets – she’d do anything for Mama, but she frets at being the odd-one-out in every part of her life. Always alert for clues about family mysteries she yearns for a sense of belonging until she meets soul-mate Alexander Marcou. Identity issues matter less then.
Aurealis #59
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis #59, edited by Michael Pryor, features the startling and exotic world of Emmet O'Cuana's 'Tiresias: A 'blood-punk' fantasy' and Douglas Fry's subtle, challenging 'A Brilliant Fire'. Kate Forstyh delves into the history of fairy tales, our reviewers opine on the latest publications, and the best SF news is yours to contemplate.
Talking of Macbeth: Short stories by the Author of Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 and represented by Mary Jane Blackman. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Although she grew up without speech and problems understanding other people, the author has given us six stories which show how speech patterns enrich narrative. Subjects range from mythical Greece to Australian life in the 1980s and include fictionalised portraits of Lucy herself as a person with autism. Read and enjoy.
My Best Mate: Tales of a Young Australian's Walk with Jesus
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,460. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Published by Westview, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
A skillfully woven story that makes the experience of a personal relationship with Jesus understandable for the young people to whom it is addressed, "My Best Mate" is told from the point of view of an eleven-year-old Australian and addresses perennial issues of doubt and faith along with contemporary social issues such as peer pressure and racism. Includes a glossary of Australian expressions.
Bushfire Death Trap - The Eltham Gateway
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Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Reference
Written by Tim Malseed and bushfire expert David Packham, the Paper warns of the risk of extreme bushfire to fellow residents trapped by the Yarra River. The Paper contains 12 recommendations about how the Victorian Government can mitigate that risk. www.theelthamgateway.com for the pdf version. The recommendations are heavy on Government leadership, and light on taxpayer funds.