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  • ABBEY'S ROAD. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    ABBEY'S ROAD.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dutton, (1979.). Explorations in the West and elsewhere, from the Rio Grande in Texas to Canyonlands and Lake Powell in Utah - and to Mexico and Scotland and Australia. Illustrated with his drawings. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-525-030018.

    Condition: Good overall (some discoloration to lower edge of back cover and last few pages, but otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 56876
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  • BILLAROOBY. by Anderson, Jim.
    Anderson, Jim.
    BILLAROOBY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1988). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, loosely based on events in his own childhood. Set in 1942 in Billarooby, a remote community in the Australian Outback, this is the story of 11 year old Lindsay who encounters a Japanese soldier who had escaped from a nearby prisoner of war camp. "Empathy between the boy and the prisoners strengthens as he secretly visits the encampment and sees them brutally treated. Tensions in the community are exacerbated by a devastating drought and by incitements to riot when Jack and fellow racists make Billarooby a war zone." (PW) 321 pp. ISBN: 0-899197361.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83667
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  • Astley, Thea
    IT'S RAINING IN MANGO

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Pictures from a family album," this is the story of one Australian family, spanning over a century starting in 1861 when Cornelius Laffey slipped ashore.

    Condition: Very good in a very good- dustjacket (toning to pages, dj is priced clipped and has some edgewear, one closed tear.)

    Book ID: 13000
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  • Astley, Thea.
    CODA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief novel by this award-winning Australian novelist in which old age is looked at with both irony and grief.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages, slight fading on the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 15711
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  • Astley, Thea.
    CODA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. Hardcover - A brief novel by this award-winning Australian novelist in which old age is looked at with both irony and grief.

    Condition: Near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages, slight fading on the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 15740
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  • WOMEN AND HORSES. by Baker, Candida.
    Baker, Candida.
    WOMEN AND HORSES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Australian author, short listed for the Vogel Award. 191 pp. ISBN: 0-312071272.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 83439
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  • Beatty, Patricia.
    JONATHON DOWN UNDER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Morrow, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Father and son go to Australia after dreams of finding cold in California gold rush fail. Historical novel for older children set in 1849 and the 1850's. ISBN: 0-688-014674.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Some foxing to edges of text block. Toning to dj.

    Book ID: 19863
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  • THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND. by Burman, Ben Lucien.
    Burman, Ben Lucien.
    THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wieser & Wieser, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - After a catastrophic event in the normally quiet Mississippi community, the Catfish Bend animals visit the outback of Australia and the jungles of India. Illustrations adapted from sketches by Alice Caddy. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-914373-005.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder dot, some foxing to top edge of textblock, one short closed tear to dj)

    Book ID: 78888
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  • THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND. by Burman, Ben Lucien.
    Burman, Ben Lucien.
    THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wieser & Wieser, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - After a catastrophic event in the normally quiet Mississippi community, the Catfish Bend animals visit the outback of Australia and the jungles of India. Illustrations adapted from sketches by Alice Caddy. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-914373-005.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Review copy with promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 58555
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  • EXILES: Three Short Novels. by Caputo, Philip.
    Caputo, Philip.
    EXILES: Three Short Novels.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first collection of shorter fiction - the novels are set in suburban Connecticut, in Australia's Torres Strait, and in Vietnam, during the war. SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-679-450386.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80946
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  • EXILES: Three Short Novels. by Caputo, Philip.
    Caputo, Philip.
    EXILES: Three Short Novels.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first collection of shorter fiction - the novels are set in suburban Connecticut, in Australia's Torres Strait, and in Vietnam, during the war. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-679-450386.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80770
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  • THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fictionalized history of Australia's Kelly Gang as told by the gang's leader, Ned Kelly, orphan, horse thief, farmer, bank robber, police-killer, and a beloved Robin Hood to his poor countrymen. Winner of the 2001 Booker Prize (the second novel for which Carey won this award.) SIGNED on the half title page. Illustrated title page. Map of "Ned Kelly's Australia" laid in (one sheet folded) 352 pp. ISBN: 0-571-192165.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61426
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  • THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. SIGNED first edition - A fictionalized history of Australia's Kelly Gang as told by the gang's leader, Ned Kelly, orphan, horse thief, farmer, bank robber, police-killer, and a beloved Robin Hood to his poor countrymen. Winner of the 2001 Booker Prize (the second novel for which Carey won this award.) SIGNED on the title page. Map, illustrated title page. 353 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63781
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  • THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER. by Chai, Arlene J.
    Chai, Arlene J.
    THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author who was born in Manila in the Philippines of Spanish, Chinese and Filipino ancestry, and who now lives in Australia. Cover praise from Amy Tan who called this "A remarkable first novel filled with family secrets and the intersection of personal and world histories, told through four mesmerizing voices." Dust jacket art by Julie Quinlivan. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-449-910687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35906
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  • ANNETTE OF RIVER BEND. by Cheyne, Irene.
    Cheyne, Irene.
    ANNETTE OF RIVER BEND.

    Edition: 6th printing.

    Sydney & London: Angus & Robertson, 1948. Hardcover - Classic children's book by this Australian author. Frontispiece. 209 pp.

    Condition: Good only in aqua cloth with black lettering on the spine (toning to the pages, some soiling and wear to the covers, no dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 68584
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  • "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953 by Cleland, J. B. and others.
    Cleland, J. B. and others.
    "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney: Anthropological Society of New South Wales, 1953. First edition - In addition to the featured article on "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" this includes articles on the discovery of adze heads in New Guinea and a selection of children's songs from Ooldea in W. South Australia. Illustrated with maps and drawings. pp 394 to 434.

    Condition: Good only in printed red wrappers - some wear to the covers, toning to the pages, prev owner's name.

    Book ID: 54772
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  • JACOB'S LADDER. by Collins, Alan.
    Collins, Alan.
    JACOB'S LADDER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Australian writer's first novel, a coming of age story originally published as 'The Boys from Bondi'. Set in Sydney during the depression and World War II, this is the story of two orphaned Jewish boys, who wind up in a home filled with refugees from the Nazis. ISBN: 0-525-672729.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 83590
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  • THE ROAD FROM COORAIN. by Conway, Jill Ker.
    Conway, Jill Ker.
    THE ROAD FROM COORAIN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover - A beautifully written narrative of Conway's journey from a girlhood on an isolated sheep-farm in the grasslands of Australia to her departure for America. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-394-574567.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59557
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  • GLITTER AND GLUE: A Memoir. by Corrigan, Kelly.
    Corrigan, Kelly.
    GLITTER AND GLUE: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - "When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as ÒYour fatherÕs the glitter but IÕm the glue.Ó . . . a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly itÕs about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time." 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0345532831.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slightly slanted spine)

    Book ID: 68946
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  • WAITING FOR CHILDHOOD. by Elliott, Sumner Locke.
    Elliott, Sumner Locke.
    WAITING FOR CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful moving novel by this writer who was born in Australia - the story of a large Australian family (6 boys, 1 girl, with outwardly conventional, but truly bizarre parents) and its gradual disintegration, beginning with the years just before the first World War and continuing through the decades after. Set in Sydney. 247 pp. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon,. ISBN: 0-06-0157976.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50193
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  • QUOTH THE RAVEN / GREAT BLACK KANBA. by Fischer, Bruno / Constance and Gwenyth Little.
    Fischer, Bruno / Constance and Gwenyth Little.
    QUOTH THE RAVEN / GREAT BLACK KANBA.

    Edition: First thus.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Doubleday Crime Library. Two vintage mysteries, originally published in 1944 here in a one volume combined edition. Each novel has its own title page, synopsis and is paginated separately. The Fischer novel is set in New York City, while that of the Little sisters involves a trip by a young woman with amnesia on the Trans-Australian Express. 207, 188 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. (gift inscription dated Christmas 1945, some chipping and edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 78187
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  • CRIMSON LAKE. by Fox, Candace.
    Fox, Candace.
    CRIMSON LAKE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Queensland, Australia. "Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time - thats all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffeys life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction, Ted is now a free manand public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. There, Teds lawyer introduces him to eccentric private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer." 348 pp. ISBN: 978-0765398482.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75177
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  • CRIMSON LAKE. by Fox, Candace.
    Fox, Candace.
    CRIMSON LAKE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2018). First edition - Novel set in Queensland, Australia. "Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time - thats all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction, Ted is now a free man and public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. There, Ted's lawyer introduces him to eccentric private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer." 348 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Near fine in silver wrappers (an unread copy but toning to edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 83474
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  • IN THE FRAME. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    IN THE FRAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fifteenth thriller set in the world of horse racing, although this novel - which features a man who is a painter of horses - is set in Australia on the periphery of that world. Nevertheless, it still has all the trademark Francis suspense. Double page map. 252 pp. Dust jacket art by Chris Yates. ISBN: 0-06-0113413.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant, a bit of foxing to top edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 77608
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  • Grenville, Kate.
    THE LIEUTENANT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in New South Wales in 1788, inspired by the notebooks of astronomer William Dawes, a story of the conflict between the English and the aborigines in Australia, and also of one young man who is forced to decide between dedication to his work, obedience to his country, and his desire to protect the young aborigine girl, Tagaran, and her people. Winner of the Christina Stead Award for fiction. Author's note. 302 pp. ISBN: 9780802119162.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45343
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  • THE SECOND BRIDEGROOM. by Hall, Rodney.
    Hall, Rodney.
    THE SECOND BRIDEGROOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Powerful novel of a man's exile from his homeland. Set in the early 19th century, it tells the story of a young British convict sent to Australia and of his escape into the bush and the spiritual journey that ensues. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-374-256683.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19819
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  • FORCE OF NATURE. by Harper, Jane.
    Harper, Jane.
    FORCE OF NATURE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Flatiron Books, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised second novel - "When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesnÕt come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened." Winner of the Prix Polar Award for Best International Novel, named one of
    BookRiotÕs 25 Best Suspense Books of the year and many other awards. 326 pp. ISBN: 978-1250105639.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84548
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  • THE DRY. by Harper, Jane.
    Harper, Jane.
    THE DRY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Flatiron Books, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's atmospheric and gripping first mystery, set in the middle of Australia's worst drought in a century: "After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Lukes steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didnt tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead."…

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    New York: Flatiron Books, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's atmospheric and gripping first mystery, set in the middle of Australia's worst drought in a century: "After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Lukes steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didnt tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead." Basis for the highly acclaimed Australian film of the same name. Highly recommended. 326 pp. ISBN: 978-1250105608.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (small stamp on front endpaper, a bit of rubbing to corners of dj)

    Book ID: 83213
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  • RELATIVITY. by Hayes, Antonia.
    Hayes, Antonia.
    RELATIVITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Set in Australia, this is the author's first novel, one told from the alternating points of view of 12-year old Ethan, a gifted boys and each of his parents - his overprotective mother and the father who suddenly appears in his life. SIGNED on the title page. 359 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (some wear to the edge of the front cover, but an unread copy).

    Book ID: 81166
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  • ISOBARS: Stories. by Hospital, Janet Turner.
    Hospital, Janet Turner.
    ISOBARS: Stories.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second collection of short stories by this prize-winning writer, set in her native Australia or in North America. ISBN: 0-8071-17102.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19698
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