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  • THE SLOW NATIVES. by Astley, Thea.
    Astley, Thea.
    THE SLOW NATIVES.

    Edition: First thus- a hardcover reprint.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover - Her first book to be published in the US (in 1967 originally.) Winner of the Miles Franklin and Moomba Awards for Australian literature. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-399-138757.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50306
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  • THE SIGN OF THE SEAHORSE: A Story of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts. by Base, Graeme
    Base, Graeme
    THE SIGN OF THE SEAHORSE: A Story of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A tale of life among the fragile but beautiful coral reefs, told in rhyme and gorgeously illustrated with Base's wonderfully detailed paintings. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8109-38251.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (closed tear at upper edge of back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 67269
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  • THE SNAKE ON THE GRAVE. by Beare, George.
    Beare, George.
    THE SNAKE ON THE GRAVE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth suspense novel by this Australian born author, set mostly in a quiet Mediterranean town, and involving the theft and disappearance of two valuable paintings. 184 pp. Dust jacket by Meredith Dickerson. ISBN: 0-395184681.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (edgewear to dj, some short closed tears to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 69816
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  • PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - An improvisation on the life of Alexis de Toqueville by this Australian born. Carey won the Booker Award twice and this novel was short-listed for it. 380 pp. ISBN: 9780571523296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61668
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  • PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An improvisation on the life of Alexis de Toqueville by this Australian born. Carey won the Booker Award twice and this novel was short-listed for it. SIGNED on the title page. 452 pp. ISBN: 9780571523296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61045
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  • CRUSADER: Book Six of the Wayfarer Redemption. by Douglass, Sara.
    Douglass, Sara.
    CRUSADER: Book Six of the Wayfarer Redemption.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in this epic fantasy saga by this Australian author. Maps. Glossary. 464 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66337
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  • HADES' DAUGHTER: Book One of the Troy Game. by Douglass, Sara.
    Douglass, Sara.
    HADES' DAUGHTER: Book One of the Troy Game.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in an epic fantasy saga set in ancient Greece by this Australian author. Maps. Glossary. 592 pp. Map endpapers. Dust jacket art by Royo. ISBN: 0-765-305402.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72335
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  • Douglass, Sara.
    THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION: Battleaxe.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2000. First edition - Tells the story of Faraday's struggle to learn the hidden truth of her people and Axis' fight against oppression. While fleeing to safety Faraday rides with Axis and falls secretly in love, though it would be death to admit it. .. the beginning of of an epic fantasy about honor, family and love. Sara Douglass is Australia's most successful fantasy author, and this is her first book distributed in North America.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 18959
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  • THE DEVIL'S DIADEM. by Douglass, Sara.
    Douglass, Sara.
    THE DEVIL'S DIADEM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic fantasy novel set in a fictional twelfth century England - a country on the brink of disaster - by this Australian writer. Maps, list of place names. Glossary. (xiv) 522 pp. ISBN: 978-0062004338.

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

    Book ID: 63351
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  • Elliott, Sumner Locke (1917-91).
    GOING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Brief novel - the fifth by this Australian born author and playwright (he won the Miles Franklin award for his first novel) - set in a rather chilling near future. Dustjacket praise from Maxine Kumin and Sue Kaufman (who called it 'A story of a frightening future and romantic past - ironic and witty, funny and sad, filled with poetic tenderness.') 170 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0112425.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34290
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  • CARRY ME DOWN. by Hyland, M. J.
    Hyland, M. J.
    CARRY ME DOWN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Cannongate, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award-winning young writer - the story of a twelve year old boy's obsessive and dangerous desire to see the truth. Coetze called this 'both sympathetic and disturbing, . . rich in understated humor' and Ali Smith described it as 'a work of discreet brilliance.' Shortlisted for the Man-Booker Award. 334 pp. ISBN: 1841957402.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 58010
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  • HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN. by Hyland, M. J.
    Hyland, M. J.
    HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Canongate, (2004). The author's first novel, an "acutely observed and darkly humorous tale of adolescence, a gifted but unhappy 16-year-old Australian girl [who] trades poverty for suburban suffocation when she takes part in an exchange program in the U.S." 329 pp. ISBN: 1-841955485.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 70485
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  • PALOMINO. by Jolley, Elizabeth
    Jolley, Elizabeth
    PALOMINO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Persea Books, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Australian author's seventh novel - "We first meet Laura, a 50-ish doctor who is no longer licensed to practice, as she is returning home to Australia by ship after touring Europe. She finds herself attracted to Andrea, a blonde young woman who reminds her of the beloved palomino horses that she sees every day from the verandahs of her country house. Eventually Andrea comes to stay with Laura on her farm, ushering in an idyllic emotional season. The loving relationship that develops between the two women is complicated. . The descriptions of her life on the farm are moving, and of Laura's intolerable tenants, hilarious" (PW) 260 pp. ISBN: 0-89255116X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (wear to the top edge of the dj)

    Book ID: 76545
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (corners bumped, small stain to bottom edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 65093
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. SIGNED on the title page. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61661
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68240
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  • WHITE TIME. by Lanagan, Margo.
    Lanagan, Margo.
    WHITE TIME.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: EOS - Harper Collins, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories in which 'the boundaries between reality and possiblity are paper thin - and sometimes disappear altogether.' The first book of this award-winning writer, but the second to be published in the US - 6 years after it first appeared. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0743948.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line, a bit of shelfwear, but a tight, unread copy.)

    Book ID: 50656
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  • THE BREADMAKER'S CARNIVAL. by Lindsay, Andrew.
    Lindsay, Andrew.
    THE BREADMAKER'S CARNIVAL.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press, 2000. First edition - Australian author's first novel set in a fictional town in Italy, in a year when Good Friday and April Fool's Day co-incided, and where baker Gianni Terremoto, "born on April Fool's Day, decides to bake a hot cross bun surpassing any that has ever been. The results -- hilarious, surprising, rejuvenating -- are beyond any that he and the townsfolk could have expected." Co-winner of the Australian 1996 Jim Hamilton award. 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 68242
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  • AN INDECENT OBSESSION. by McCullough, Colleen.
    McCullough, Colleen.
    AN INDECENT OBSESSION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this Australian writer, set in the mental ward of a military hospital on a tropical Indo-Pacific island at the end of World War II. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words "with best wishes." 317 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0149205.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (has what looks a small coffee splash on the fore-edge of the text block.)

    Book ID: 61604
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  • PAINT OUT. by Wallace, Robert [pseudonym of Robin Wallace-Crabbe]
    Wallace, Robert [pseudonym of Robin Wallace-Crabbe]
    PAINT OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third thriller by this Australian artist and novelist featuring Essington Holt, "failed hustler turned millionaire," who is intrigued when an old friend from the Outback contacts him after 30 years claiming to have a Van Gogh. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-575041986.

    Condition: Fine in fine updated but still distinctive yellow Gollancz dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75532
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  • BEAST. by Wild, Margaret.
    Wild, Margaret.
    BEAST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning Australian author's first book for older children: the story of Jamie, who is afraid of everything - but especially of the beast who haunts the night darkness, and of Brendan, who bullies him at school. "An honest , unflinching story about the power of fear and the horror of abuse." 102 pp. ISBN: 0-590471589.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39078
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  • CENOTAXIS. by Williams, Sean.
    Williams, Sean.
    CENOTAXIS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Austin, TX: Monkeybrain, (2007). First edition - A novella set in the same world as Astropolis. "In the far future, in the aftermath of a mysterious galactic catastrophe, a false prophet comes face to face with his greatest adversary yet: a man who thinks he's god, and might very well be right." Notes on sources. 111 pp. ISBN: 978-1932265262.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75674
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  • BRIDGE OF CLAY. by Zusak, Markus.
    Zusak, Markus.
    BRIDGE OF CLAY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel by the author of 'The Book Thief,' the story of five brothers "who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their fatherÕs disappearance." 534 pp. ISBN: 978-1984830159.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (as new, but with a minor binding flaw to rear pastedown)

    Book ID: 79317
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