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Talking of Macbeth: Short stories by the Author of Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 and represented by Mary Jane Blackman. Categories: Fiction » 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.
Aurealis #59
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
Past imperfect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,160. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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.
Australian Son: the story of Ned Kelly
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,980. Language: Australian English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Network Creative Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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.
The Pencil Case
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
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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.
McAlister's Way
Series: The McAlister Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Coming of age
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.
A Family Affair - Next of Kin
Series: A Family Affair, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,300. Language: Australian English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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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.
Whom the Gods Destroy
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 85,620. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by BWM Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Alma Gane moves in with her daughter Edna, son-in-law Jack and grand-daughter Betty, Edna realises it is more than just space her mother has taken from their home. Shifting from the past to the present, the filial thread interweaves the events of this multigenerational family into a menacing pattern of unease.
Addicted to Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,920. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When Lana returns to Greece, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. After all, this was the country in which her marriage and psyche had dissolved. But on an exotic Greek island, surrounded by the Mediterranean’s sapphire and topaz brilliance, Lana discovers that truth really is stranger than fiction. ‘A haunting page-turner you’ll devour in one sitting.’
Prince With No Inheritance
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
Adventures of a Vice-Regal Brat. My life in brief, from a child's perspective living at Rideau Hall, Ottawa when my father was Governor General of Canada then to Australia and later struggles with mental illness.