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The Beach [used book]

By: Alex Garland

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin Books: 1997

Seller ID: 000849

ISBN: 0140258418

Condition: Good


Richard is drawn into a strange conversation in a hotel. He hears of a secret island Garden of Eden hidden in the scattered islands of a Thai marine park. Next morning, he finds a map pinned to his door and the man who put it there has slashed his wrists. The challenge is irresistible and he sets off on a perilous journey in search of Shangri-La. View more info

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The Hour of the Angel [used book]

By: Alexandra Connor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2004

Seller ID: 003911

ISBN: 0749304944

Condition: Good


Nothing prepares Ruth for the horror of her young husband's death and its traumatic consequences. A fresh start with a new career in London provides success in her life, but she discovers that true contentment will never be hers until she can confront, once and for all, the tragedy of the past. View more info

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The Almost Moon [used book]

By: Alice Sebold

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2007

Seller ID: 001724

ISBN: 0330451375

Condition: Good


This book is from the bestselling author of "The Lovely Bones".'When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.'For years, Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now-grown daughters. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined.Unfolding over twenty-four hours, this searing novel explores the ties between mothers and ... View more info

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The Indigo Sky [used book]

By: Alison Booth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2011

Seller ID: 002098

ISBN: 1741669324

Condition: Good


Two children--one dispossessed and impoverished, the other wealthy and privileged--are both on a journey they can't control in this moving follow-up novel about family, friendship, and personal freedom It's 1961--five years since Ilona and her teenage daughter Zidra settled in the idyllic little town of Jingera on the New South Wales coast. Once known simply as the "refugee from Latvia," Ilona is now a respected member of the community. In return, Jingera offers her what... View more info

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Life Begins [used book]

By: Amanda Brookfield

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 002345

ISBN: 0718154827

Condition: Good


If Life Begins at Forty, then Charlotte Turner's not off to the best of starts. On top of a recent divorce, a failed attempt to move house and trouble with her twelve-year-old son, the husband of her closest friend has just started to show a bit too much interest in her as a newly-single woman. No longer able to blame everything on a floundering marriage, Charlotte is forced to open her eyes and embark on an emotional joourney into her past. Only when she has faced some ... View more info

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Tiddas

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2015

Seller ID: A1005

ISBN: 1922052272

Condition: New


A story about what it means to be a friend … Five women, best friends for decades, meet once a month to talk about books … and life, love and the jagged bits in between. Dissecting each other’s lives seems the most natural thing in the world – and honesty, no matter how brutal, is something they treasure. Best friends tell each other everything, don’t they? But each woman harbours a complex secret and one weekend, without warning, everything comes unstuck. ... View more info

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Paris Dreaming

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2011

Seller ID: A1007

ISBN: 174166893X

Condition: New


'I'm telling you now: I'm never having another boyfriend - EVER!' Libby is on a man-fast: no more romance, no more cheating men, no more heartbreak. After all, she has her three best girlfriends and two cats to keep her company at night and her high-powered job at the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra to occupy her day - isn't that enough? But when fate takes Libby to work in Paris at the Musée du Quai Branly, she's suddenly thrown out of her comfort zone an... View more info

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Avoiding Mr Right

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2008

Seller ID: A1008

ISBN: 174166893X

Condition: New


Taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord. 'So it's final then, you're not taking James to Melbourne?' Liza asked. 'Are you kidding? Taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord.' Peta Tully has found her Mr Right – the only trouble is, she's not sure she's ready to settle down. Not just yet, anyway - so when she's offered a twelve-month contract interstate which just might win her the job of her drea... View more info

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Not Meeting Mr Right

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2007

Seller ID: A1009

ISBN: 1863255117

Condition: New


I am deadly, desirable and delicious! This is Alice's mantra as she hilariously negotiates her way through the rocky terrain of singledom. Alice Aigner is successful, independent and a confirmed serial dater - but at her ten-year school reunion she has a sudden change of heart. Bored rigid by her married, mortgaged and motherly former classmates, Alice decides to prove that a woman can have it all: a man, marriage, career, kids and a mind of her own. She sets he... View more info

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Manhattan Dreaming

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2011

Seller ID: A1010

ISBN: 1864711280

Condition: New


Lauren is a curator at the NAG, the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra. She's good at her job, passionate about the Arts, and focused on her work - that is, when she's not focusing on Adam, half-back for the Canberra Cockatoos. But Adam is a player, on and off the field. Lauren knows he's the one, but he doesn't seem to feel the same way about her. If she just waits long enough, though, surely he'll realise how much he needs her? Then her boss offers her the chance ... View more info

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The Last Time They Met [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown and Company: 2001

Seller ID: 001521

ISBN: 0316855960

Condition: Good


Traces the life-long relationship between Linda Fallon and poet Thomas Janes. Beginning at a writers' festival in 2000, the novel accelerates backwards and ends on a June night in 1962, taking in Toronto, Nairobi and Massachusetts, and exploring the ravages of life and the need for forgiveness. View more info

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The Last Time They Met [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Abacus: 2001

Seller ID: 002091

ISBN: 0349113602

Condition: Good


Traces the life-long relationship between Linda Fallon and poet Thomas Janes. Beginning at a writers' festival in 2000, the novel accelerates backwards and ends on a June night in 1962, taking in Toronto, Nairobi and Massachusetts, and exploring the ravages of life and the need for forgiveness. View more info

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Testimony [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Abacus: 2009

Seller ID: 002725

ISBN: 0349119023

Condition: Good


At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voice -- those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal -- that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment. A gripping emotional drama with the pace of a thriller, Anita Shreve's... View more info

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Sea Glass #2 Fortune's Rocks Quartet [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Abacus: 2002

Seller ID: 003308

ISBN: 0349115176

Condition: Good


The year is 1929 and Honora Beecher and her husband, Sexton, are just settling into a new marriage and a cottage on the coast of New Hampshire. While Honora fixes up the derelict house and searches for bits of sea glass on the beach, Sexton risks everything they own to buy the house they both love. Along with millions of other Americans, he is blindsided by the stock market crash and finds himself penniless. The only work he can find is a nearly mill, where a labour conf... View more info

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Australia Street [used book]

By: Ann Whitehead

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: 002719

ISBN: 0143009532

Condition: Good


Hannah Gordon has always wanted to be someone important, yet she's stuck in an inner-city back street, fighting to keep hold of her children, her home and her sense of self. Then a devastating accident sets off a chain of events that will rock the family foundations to the core and change live forever. About the Author: Ann Whitehead was born in Sydney and now lives on the coast in southern New South Wales. Ann has won awards and is a published author of plays, short ... View more info

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Connie's Courage #2 Pride Family [used book]

By: Annie Groves

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 001631

ISBN: 0007822618

Condition: Good


A stirring novel of passion, lost loves and one girl's determination to conquer the odds from the author of Ellie Pride. When Connie Pride finds herself alone and pregnant in the rough courts of Liverpool, she despairs. Deserted by her lover, menaced by his bullying uncle, and too proud to ask her estranged family for help, there seems no hope. Rescued from the gutter, she is offered the chance to train as a nurse at the Poor Hospital. Life becomes a whirl of hard wo... View more info

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The Beach of Atonement

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: A1276

ISBN: 1925416496

Condition: New


This is the story of a man who shot his wife's lover and thus created a memory which wrecked his own life. Arnold Dudley loved his wife and killed the man who stole her from him. Hunted by justice, pursued by bitter remorse, he fled to a stretch of beach on the Australian coast and lived in utter loneliness. When almost driven to madness by the solitude, he meets two women, who strive to re-build his broken life... First published in 1930, by the creator of Bony,... View more info

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Gripped by Drought: A powerful story of Australia's great sheep farms

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1283

ISBN: 1925416801

Condition: New


A powerful story of Australia's great sheep farms. Gripped By Drought is a powerful story of a man's battle not only with the elements of nature which threatened the ruin of his huge Australian sheep-farm, but also with a loveless and unhappy marriage. For Frank Mayne, master of well-nigh a million-acre sheep station, life assumed its most dreary aspect. No rain for his farm, a wife who involved him in an orgy of spending and entertainment, and with disaster just roun... View more info

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The Time Traveler's Wife [used book]

By: Audrey Niffenegger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2009

Seller ID: 001104

ISBN: 009954606X

Condition: Good


This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are alternatel... View more info

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The Time Traveler's Wife [used book]

By: Audrey Niffenegger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2010

Seller ID: 002397

ISBN: 0099464462

Condition: Good


This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are alternatel... View more info