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A Change in the Lighting: Amy Witting (engl.) 291 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B949

Amy Witting returns to the theme of 'marriage' in this her third novel.

Ella, a woman in her early fifties must face up to many issues when her husband suddenly leaves her for a much younger woman. Ella discovers that her life has been ruled by 'facades' and outworn conventions and that she has not confronted the reality of her relationship with both husband and children. Protected, she has 'seen no evil, heard no evil and spoken no evil'. Alone she must learn about the 'separate worlds' of the others in her family and the wider realities of life outside the confining house which has been her protection for so long. As well she must come to terms with the 'evil' within herself.

15,50 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

A Cross of Stars: Patricia Shaw (engl.) 536 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B570
Decades of hard work have made Austin Broderick a rich man. His sheep station, Springfield, is one of the largest in Australia and the good relations between the Aborigines and the Brodericks have made it one of the most peaceful. Now Austin must face the prospect of losing a large proportion of his land at the hands of Parliament. His only hope is his son Harry and the young man's influence as a Brisbane politician. But the family's troubles have only just begun. The pious Reverend Billings arrives at the station and, under the guise of friendship, enters the Aborigines' camp. He leaves with three six-year-old boys - eager for adventure, but destined for misery...
Auf Deutsch als "Sterne im Sand" erschienen
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Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

A long Way from Home: Peter Carey (engl.) 368 S.

Artikel-Nr.: A645

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.

A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

Deutsche Übersetzung: Der schnellste Rennen ihres Lebens

12,99 *
Versandgewicht: 0,4 kg

An Open Swimmer: Tim Winton (engl.) 192 S.

Artikel-Nr.: A449e
A remarkable first novel by one of Australia's most loved and respected writers.
Jerra and his best mate Sean set off in a beaten-up old VW to go camping on the coast. Jerra's friends and family want to know when he will finish university, and when he will find a girl. But they don't understand about Sean's mother, Jewel, or the bush, or the fish with the pearl. They think he needs a job but what Jerra is searching for is more elusive. Only the sea, and perhaps the old man who lives in a shack beside it, can help.

Their fishing trip marks the end of Jerra and Sean’s friendship, although once, when they were younger and more innocent, it would have seemed unbelievable that the bond between them – first forged by their fathers, and later sealed with their blood – could ever be broken. But growing up has meant growing apart, the differences between them widening, sharpening their teasing words into something crueller and less easy to forgive.

At once a haunting and a powerful exploration of the horrors and joys of adulthood, An Open Swimmer is also a meditation on past and present, a story of madness and murder, and of the punishing yet redemptive qualities of both fire and water.

‘His elegiac novels are uplifting and cathartic dissections of fractured men and women’ Independent

‘Winton has a fine ear for both intimate and monumental scales of drama’ Evening Standard

‘Winton’s writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics’ Sunday Telegraph

10,99 *
Versandgewicht: 0,3 kg

Aussie Rules: Jill Shalvis (engl.) 314 S.

Artikel-Nr.: A479

Mel is busy trying to keep her life together when Bo Black enters the picture. It’s bad enough that gutsy pilot Mel Anderson has to clean up after her lovable but completely disorganized best friend and business partner, Dimi, while her certifiable employees make more work than they do. Now, the one man she hoped she’d never see again is back and looking for trouble. Scratch that, he is trouble. Amazing, more please trouble…

Dashing, mysterious & enticing, Bo instantly captivates her. Luckily she resists her urges long enough to realize that Bo is really there to take back ownership of the airport Mel has worked so hard to maintain. Bo’s determined to get his family's airport back. And this laid-back Aussie is nobody’s fool. Thing is, neither is Mel. She’s intense. Uptight. Sexy. And very, very tempting. Suddenly, Bo’s thinking less about revenge and more about kissing and touching and falling into a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of forever love…

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Versandgewicht: 0,3 kg

Australian Lady: Barbara Wood (fr.) 630 S.

Artikel-Nr.: A408

Toute sa vie, la séduisante Lady Emily a souffert de cauchemars et de peurs inexplicables. Lorsqu'elle succombe, en 1871, impuissante à lutter contre le mal pernicieux qui la mine, sa fille Joanna jure de quitter l'Angleterre pour se rendre en Australie.

C'est sur ces ce lointain continent en effet qu'est née sa mère, en un lieu mystérieux nommé Karra-Karra où elle a grandi parmi les aborigènes. Là, croit Joanna, se trouve la source de l'étrange malédiction qui risque de la détruire à son tour.

Mais Joanna ne se doute en rien de ce qui l'attend sur ces terres où s'entrechoquent avec tant de violence les traditions ancestrales et le modernisme britannique...

7,99 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Batavia's Graveyard: Mike Dash (engl.) 436 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B675

In the autumn of 1628, the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia set sail on her maiden voyage to Java, loaded with a king's ransom in gold, silver and gems. But, in the early hours of 4 June, the ship ran aground in an unexplored chain of islands off the coast of Australia. More than 200 survivers were left stranded, at the mercy of a ruthless band of muniteers headed by a brilliant but deranged individual. By the time rescue ships arrived three months later, less than 80 people were still alive...

14,70 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Blockbuster: Jade Forrester (engl.) 251 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B943
9,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Clarissa Oakes: Patrick O'Brian (engl.) 286 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B763*

(titled "The Truelove" in the U.S.A.)

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. This is the fifteenth book in the series.

All the elements that have made Patrick O'Brian's astonishing series one of the most highly praised works in contemporary fiction are here in Clarissa Oakes - the narrative grip, the impeccable ear for dialogue, the humour and the unsurpassed capacity to create and recreate a rich and true friendship between two men in the late eighteenth-century. Captain Jack Aubrey sails away from the hated Australian prison colonies in his favourite vessel the Surprise, pondering on middle age and sexual frustration. He soon becomes aware that he is out of touch with the mood of his ship: to his astonishment he finds that in spite of a lifetime's experience he does not know what the foremost hands or even his own officers are thinking. They know, as he does not, that the Surprise has a stranger aboard: and what they, for their part, do not know is that the stranger is potentially as dangerous as a light in the powder magazine itself.

12,90 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Cleave: Nicki Gemmell (engl.) 308 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B452e
Cleave is Nikki Gemmell's second book (known as "Alice Springs" in the U.S.A.)
"The story begins with a cheque. The envelope that carried it was bruised with grubbiness and worn thin from too many hands. The envelope took two months to find her. The amount of the cheque was substantial and the typewritten instructions were blunt: hunt him down."
With her grandmother's note in her hand, Snip Freeman embarks on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, to find her father and unravel the terrifying silence of her childhood. As she drives, sitting beside her in the hot, dusty truck is Dave, a man who longs to share his life with hers, but cannot find the words to pin her down.
When Snip reaches her father, Bud, it is in the communal land of the Aborigines and perhaps Snip has finally come home. But suddenly the shadow of past mistakes looms darkly over the forbidding territory and Bud must flee. With faith in the stranger, Dave, slowly dissolving, and in desperation for her father's love, she follows. And it is here, on the journey they take together, as they face the cruel expanse of the Australian desert, that Snip must discover the most horrifying truth of all.
9,95 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Cloudstreet: Tim Winton (engl.) 426 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B123e*

Hailed as a classic, Tim Winton's masterful family saga is both a paean to working-class Australians and an unflinching examination of the human heart's capacity for sorrow, joy, and endless gradations in between. An award-winning work, Cloudstreet exemplifies the brilliant ability of fiction to captivate and inspire.

Struggling to rebuild their lives after being touched by disaster, the Pickle family, who've inherited a big house called Cloudstreet in a suburb of Perth, take in the God-fearing Lambs as tenants. The Lambs have suffered their own catastrophes, and determined to survive, they open up a grocery on the ground floor. From 1944 to 1964, the shared experiences of the two overpopulated clans -- running the gamut from drunkenness, adultery, and death to resurrection, marriage, and birth -- bond them to each other and to the bustling, haunted house in ways no one could have anticipated.

Auf Deutsch erschienen als "Das Haus an der Cloudstreet"

17,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,4 kg

Death of a River Guide: Richard Flanagan (engl.) 326 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B848

The magnificent first novel by the Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014.

Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears. In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped bare of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking. As the river rises his visions grow more turbulent, and in the flood of the past Aljaz discovers the soul of his country.

13,90 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Doin Wildcat: Mudrooroo. Narogin (Colin Johnson) (engl.) 122 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B577

Wildcat, the prison graduate, drifting through life, making the most of the opportunities that come his way, relishing the pickings of the late 1980s.

A complex novel that says much in a little space.

17,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,3 kg

Dreamscapes: Tamara McKinley (engl.) 426 S.

Artikel-Nr.: A149

Catriona Summers' debut in show business came early. Her father, the leader of a travelling music hall troupe that toured the small towns of the Australian Outback, carried her on stage when she was barely minutes old in order to introduce her to her first audience. From such humble beginnings Catriona had grown up to emerge as a rare talent, her voice garnering her praise from the public and critics alike. But her journey from performing popular songs for a few pennies to becoming an acclaimed opera diva on the Sydney stage has been fraught with hardship and tragedy. And now some old scandalous secrets from her teenage years are threatening her present, her family and all she has achieved...

11,95 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Dream Stuff: David Malouf (engl.) 234 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B790
Nine haunting stories from the award winning author of Remembering Babylon, in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the character of Australia.
An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize that he will not return from the war. In a parting moment, a young woman hired to “marry” vacationing soldiers, grasps the weight of the word “woe.” When a failing farmer senselessly murders a wandering aborigine, he imperils his son but discovers in the spring of sympathy that follows the power to influence others. Wise and moving, startling and lyrical, Dream Stuff reverberates with the unpredictability of human experience, revealing people who are shaped by the mysterious rhythms of nature as well as the ghosts of their own pasts.
From the image of a small boy entranced by his mother's GI Escort, yet still hoping for the return of a father 'missing in action', to the portrait of an adult writer trying to piece together a defining image of his late father, these outstanding stories conjure up with sharp intensity the memories and events that make a man.
Powerfully vivid stories by a great writer, they range over more than a century of Australian life, from green tropical lushness to 'blacksoil country', from scrub and outback to city streets-evoking dark shadows beneath a bright sun, and lives shaped by the ghosts of history and the rhythms of unruly nature.
12,30 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Five Ring Circus: Jon Cleary (engl.) 295 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B657*

It's a special occasion Down Under - the notoriously frugal Inspector Malone is taking his family to dinner at one of Sydney's finest Chinese restaurants. But their gala turns grisly when a masked assassin enters and guns down three men at a nearby table.

As Sydney prepares for its grand role as host of the next Olympic Games, Scobie Malone is confronted with solving a scam that does nothing for the city's image. Lurking beneath a facade of respectability, illicit deals are being struck and money from Hong Kong is being banked in large quantities. But whose money is it, and where is it really from?

Book no. 15 in the Scobie Malone series, a family-man and police inspector in Sydney, Australia.

10,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Foetal Attraction: Kathy Lette (engl.) 280 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B502

Aussie Madeline Wolfe has left her home, her surfboard and her hemisphere for the new man in her life. Alexander Drake, undisputed King of the TV jungle, gives the best cunnilingus this side of a detachable shower nozzle. He's also the kind of bloke who goes through the Tunnel of Love holding his own hand. By the time Maddy discovers that it's not just Alex's feet but his entire body that's made of clay, she's taken a pregnancy test... and failed. Will Alex chicken out of his obligation to his egg?

9,20 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Four Fires: Bryce Courtenay (engl.) 1054 S.

Artikel-Nr.: A373

In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys. They are a fifth-generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first run of the social ladder. The Maloneys are a family you won't forget: a strong mother, a father broken by war, three boys and two girls, one of whom has an illegitimate daughter. Each of their lives is changed forever by the four fires – passion, religion, warfare and fire itself.

Four Fire is unashamedly a story of the power of love and the triumph of the human spirit against the odds.

14,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,5 kg

Gould's Book of Fish: Richard Flanagan (engl.) 404 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B819e

Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all the living things on the land and the gfishes in the seas were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a convict in Van Diemen's Land who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer, forger, fantasist, condemned to live in the most brutal penal colony in the British Empire, and there ordered to paint a book of fish. Once upon a time, miraculous things happened...

14,70 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Gracious Living: Andrea Goldsmith (engl.) 216 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B945
Elizabeth Dadswell, born to the establishment but no longer part of it, is happy – she's divorced and a successful artist.
Adrian, her further husband, is happy; he owns a fantasy holiday resort.
Their disabled daughter, Ginnie, is not sure of happiness, but she’s only eighteen and in love for the first time.
And Kate Marley is happy and shouldn't be – but her disappointments and failures have been annulled by an easy life.
At parties, society weddings and the opening of Adrian’s Eden Park Resort, people jostle together in the bourgeois pursuit of happiness.
This is gracious living at its best. Or is it?
9,95 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Illywhacker: Peter Carey (engl.) 560 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B304e*

In Australian slang, an Illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of Peter Carey’s uproarious novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a walking embodiment of the Australian national character — especially of its proclivity for tall stories and barefaced lies.

As Carey follows this charming scoundrel across a continent and a century, he creates a crazy quilt of outlandish encounters, with characters that include a genteel dowager who fends off madness with an electric belt and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts.

Boldly inventive, irresistibly odd, Illywhacker is further proof that Peter Carey is one of the most enchanting writers at work in any hemisphere. Illywhacker was shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize and won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and The Age Book of the Year Award. It was also short-listed for the 1986 World Fantasy Award.

12,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Jacaranda Vines: Tamara McKinley (engl.) 416 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B785e
Jacaranda Vines had been one of the wealthiest corporations in Australia. Now Joseph Witney, the tyrannical head of the family, is dead and Jacaranda Vines is at crisis point.
Joseph's widow, Cordelia, is determined not to sell. If she can persuade her granddaughter, Sophie, to change her mind then, together, they might have a hope of winning over the other family members. Sophie agrees at least to accompany her grandmother on a road trip to the Hunter Valley, site of the company's first vineyard. But, in order to get Sophie to understand exactly what she is fighting for, Cordelia must confide both family secrets and ancient history. She begins her story with Rose, a young girl running from her native England hoping to find a new life in the wild unknown of Australia.
Following the worldwide success of Matilda's Last Waltz, Tamara McKinley's second Australian epic, Jacaranda Vines established her as a leading romantic novelist. From the Sussex Downs in the 1930's to modern day Australia, Jacaranda Vines traces the lives of several generations of the unforgettable family that founded one of the wealthiest wine corporations in Australia.
11,30 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Joan Makes History: Kate Grenville (engl.) 256 S.

Artikel-Nr.: A148

This is Australia's past as you won't read it in any history book. Joan pops up in all over famous moments and gives her irreverent female version of them. She remakes history in her own image and asks: who gets written into history, who gets written out, and why?

10,95 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Lambs of God: Marele Day (engl.) 336 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B583e
Three eccentric, secluded nuns live on a remote island, forgotten by time and the Church until a priest unwittingly happens upon them. Father Ignatius is as surprised to see the nuns as they are to see a flesh-and-blood man, and what follows is the strange, moving, and often hilarious story of their struggle - a struggle of wills, and of faith. Lambs of God is a charming, poignant page-turner from crime novelist Marele Day.
13,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Mad Cows: Kathy Lette (engl.) 294 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B514

A humorous novel about Maddy, whose first day out with her newborn ends in her being arrested in Harrods for shoplifting. She is detained at Holloway Prison, where she has troubles with Edwina, the psychotic prison psychologist, her lawyer and her useless ex-lover Alex.

The Australian author is a well-known radio and TV identity and has written several novels including 'Puberty Blues' and 'Foetal Attraction'.

11,25 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Magpie: Peter Goldsworthy & Brian Matthews (engl.) 144 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B941
Bennett jogs along the country bitumen an anxious man, his crete hat guarding against the magpie's deadly swoop. Who is he, where has Jasmine gone, why is he overwhelmed by a sense of doom? Pat-pat, pat-pat, pat-pat ... his dogged feet propel him inexorably into a comic nightmare.
'When I sit down at the desk I can feel my characters cringe,' Nabokov once remarked. The characters in Magpie might well cringe as they are put through their hoops by two of Australia's leading writers in a novel that is part collaboration, part argument and always irreverent fun.
'A satire of the perils of publishing and the anxieties of authorship, Magpie ends as a playful parody of certain trends in literary theory ... an audacious and entertaining romp.' - Australian Bookseller and Publisher
12,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Momoko: Steven Carroll (engl.) 150 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B946

Tokio, 1945. Der australische Literaturprofessor Allen - Spin - Bowler trifft auf die junge Japanerin Momoko. Aus der anfänglichen Zuneigung erwächst nach und nach eine tiefe Liebe, aber die Lebensbedingungen im durch den Krieg zerstörten Japan sind äußerst schwierig. Der einzige Zufluchtsort für das ungleiche Paar ist Momokos Zimmer. Doch vor den Anfeindungen der Gesellschaft sind sie auch hier nicht gefeit und schon bald müssen sie machtlos zusehen, wie Eifersucht und Misstrauen ihre Liebe zerstören.
25 Jahre später macht sich Spin auf die Suche nach seiner großen Liebe und findet sie schließlich in London, wo sie mit ihrer Tochter lebt. Auch Momokos Liebe zu Spin ist nie ganz erloschen, doch nach einer zärtlichen Annäherung müssen beide feststellen, dass man die Vergangenheit nicht ungeschehen machen kann.

(Sorry, description only in German at present!)

10,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Morgan's Run: Colleen McCullough (engl.) 608 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B278

It was one of the greatest human experiments ever undertaken: to populate an unknown land with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English society. Amid conditions of brutality that paralleled those of slavery, 'The First Fleet' was sent to a place no European but the legendary Captain Cook had ever seen. Left to live or die on the hostile Australian continent, these convicts - and their equally isolated guards - occupy the centre of Colleen McCullough's compelling new epic. Richard Morgan - convicted felon and educated, intelligent, resourceful man - finds the will to survive, experience the joys of love, and finally make an incredible mark upon the new frontier.

A thoroughly researched historical saga rich in romance, adventure and unforgettable characters, Morgan's Run has the makings of a modern classic.

26,80 *
Versandgewicht: 0,4 kg

Mutant Message Down Under: Marlo Morgan (engl.) 188 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B088e

An American woman is summoned by a remote tribe of nomadic Aboriginals who call themselves "the Real People" to accompany them on a four-months-long walkabout through the Outback. While traveling barefoot with them through 1,400 miles of rugged desert terrain, she learns a new way of life, including their methods of healing, based on the wisdom of a 50,000-year-old culture. Ultimately, she experiences a dramatic personal transformation.

13,90 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg

Mutant Message from Forever: Marlo Morgan (engl.) 324 S.

Artikel-Nr.: B121e

Following her modern classic and worldwide bestseller A Mutant Message Down Under, Marlo Morgan's long-awaited second novel is a tale of self-enlightenment about aboriginal twins separated at birth and the search for roots that reunites them from opposite sides of the globe. Message from Forever is an incredibly moving story in which the power of purity, acceptance, and openness transcends injustice and degradation, directing us to live our lives in accordance with ageless values and simple wisdom.

Ten messages of aboriginal wisdom you will explore in Message From Forever

  1. Express Your Individual Creativity
  2. Realize That You Are Accountable
  3. Before Birth You Agreed to Help Others
  4. Mature Emotionally
  5. Entertain
  6. Be a Steward of Your Energy
  7. Indulge in Music
  8. Strive to Achieve Wisdom
  9. Learn Self-Discipline
  10. Observe Without Judging
17,40 *
Versandgewicht: 0,2 kg
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