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1. Moolu Dawn - Alan Campone

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This is the little known but none-the-less true story, of events that occurred over a few weeks, during the heat of summer, on Sunnybrook farm, in the heart of the English countryside. In a sideways glancing story, about familiar relationships, awkward situations and cows; you will be transported to a curious world that, until now, has remained an enduring secret. Sit back and enjoy the delightful tale of revolution, treachery, love and rank stupidity, involving the dairy herd, owned by hapless farmers, Frank and Celia Green.

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2. Sweet - Alysia Constantine

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Jules Burns is a lonely baker mourning the loss of his husband Andy. Teddy Cruz is a numbed-to-the-world accountant who accidentally stumbles into his bakery and, with the help of a mouthy baker's assistant, some good pastry, and Jules himself, rediscovers his deep connections to pleasure, to the world, and to his own heart. Sweet is also the story of how we tell stories-of what we expect and need from a love story. The narrator is on to you, Reader, and wants to give you a love story that doesn't always fit the bill. There are ghosts to exorcise, and jobs and money to worry about. Sweet is a love story, yes, but a story that reminds us that love is never quite what we expect, nor quite as blissfully easy as we hope.

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3. The Orchardist - Amanda Coplin

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4. Till Death Do Us Purl - Anne Canadeo

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5. Street to Street (Large Print 16pt) - Brian Castro

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Street to Street is one of Brian Castro's best books yet, a comic - tragic enactment of the anxieties of the writing life, in which the early twentieth - century Sydney poet Christopher Brennan plays a major role. A legendary figure, with a commanding knowledge of classical and European poetry, Brennan wrote some of the most powerful poems in Australian literature. He died an impoverished alcoholic at the age of sixty - one. Castro's double portrait of the poet and his biographer, the writer - academic Brendan Costa, plays on the disappointment, the guilt, the lack of recognition, which troubles those who live by their imaginations. The novella is the perfect form for Castro's purpose, its compression heightening the wit and energy of his prose, and his remarkable feel for the embarrassments of character.

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6. Cityglitter (Large Print 16pt) - Carla Caruso

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Christelle is like any other 20 - something living in Sydney - except for one huge secret. She enjoys cocktails with girlfriends, luxury brand launches, gossip and shopping. For an added touch of spice, there's also the sizzling connection with her new boss, the gorgeous Jasper. Then Christelle's younger sister, the hapless and na ve Trixie Fifi Panache, arrives unannounced, and things begin to fall apart. Not only does Christelle have to deal with her sister's exploits and embarrassing mistakes, but she also has to live with the fear that her escapades will reveal the truth: Christelle and Trixie are half fairy, half human, and hidden beneath their clothes are a pair of gorgeous wings. To make matters worse, Christelle has fallen for Jasper, but knows that taking the relationship any further threatens exposure. And no love could survive that, could it? Cityglitter is a charming, magical romance that leaves in its wake a glitter of fairy dust. With inner - city fabulousness and sophistication, this fun celebration of love will add more than a touch of sparkle to your life.

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7. Trouble in Store - Carol Cox

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Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort...

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8. Confederado - Casey Howard Clabough

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Alvis Stevens has a price on his head. The death of one abusive federal occupation soldier in the wake of the Civil War weighs more heavily upon him than all of the men he killed during the conflict as a member of Mosby's Rangers. The devastation visited upon the South already has forced some of its citizens to seek new lives abroad; among them, Lavinia, the prewar love Alvis believes he has lost forever. At the urging of his uncle, Thomas Bocock, Alvis seeks to evade his pursuers and join the migration to Brazil. Based on a true story and rich in historical events and personages, Confederado records one man's epic adventure across wars and hemispheres.

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9. The Power and the Prize - Chet Cunningham

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10. Gold - Chris Cleave

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11. No Mark Upon Her LP - Deborah Crombie

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12. The Good Sister - Drusilla Campbell

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13. A Town Called Valentine - Emma Cane

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14. Riddle of the Sands (Large Print) - Erskine Childers

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15. The Bourgeois Empire (Large Print 16pt) - Evie Christie

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Everything should stay as it is, or you will lose everything, and that's how it is for everyone.
Today was a day for getting along, liver - healing, a cocktail party and a faster wireless connection that tolerates renovated turn - of - the - century walls and allows Candy Cane (or Coconut?) to become a part of your afternoon en suite bathroom caucus. Life is not good, but it feels good, on occasion, baby, is what you might type.

- from The Bourgeois Empire

Paranoia, pills, and torrent after torrent of glorious porn. A marriage devoid of both sex and emotion. A broken hand, a perpetually surreal home reno, a dying dog.
For Jules, a successful professional with a wife and kids, all of this would be manageable - if it wasn't for Charlie. Because fifteen - year - old girls, dear reader, are something different entirely.
Jules is obsessed with a teenager - he's falling head over heels and attempting to arrest the march of time. He's a man, dammit - a man's man, a guy's guy - and that's all that matters.
The Bourgeois Empire, Evie Christie's first novel, is a Nabokovian fever dream, an encyclopedic guide to mortal sin, and a thoroughly contemporary reimagining of Billy Wilder's classic film The Lost Weekend. And yes, of course, it's a love story too.

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16. The Ball and The Cross (Large Print) - G. K. Chesterton

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17. Tremendous Trifles (Large Print) - G. K. Chesterton

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18. Wulf (Large Print 16pt) - Hamish Clayton

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Early nineteenth century New Zealand ? the great chief Te Rauparaha has conquered tiny Kapiti Island, from where Ngati Toa launches brutal attacks on its southern enemies. Off the coast of Kapiti, English trader John Stewart seeks to trade with Te Rauparaha, setting off a train of events that forever change the course of New Zealand history. Narrated by two English sailors on board Stewart's ship, these events are also eerily resonant of a more distant memory, stretching back into mythology, of the charismatic leader Wulf and an ancient lament. History, it seems, may be repeating itself. Wulf, Hamish Clayton's inventive, brilliant first novel, explores a subject little covered in New Zealand fiction, and marks the emergence of a startlingly assured, exciting new voice. 'Wulf's imaginative derring-do blew my mind. It is easily the most impressive debut I've read in a long time.' ?Lloyd Jones, author of Mister Pip

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19. Chai Tea Sunday (Large Print 16pt) - Heather A. Clark

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Explore the true resilience of the heart and our raw determination to find goodness in a world fraught with adversity
One Woman's Courage in the face of personal tragedy is at the heart of Heather A. Clark's debut novel. Thirty - three - year - old Nicky Fowler thought her whole life was mapped out - a rewarding career as a third grade teacher, an adoring husband, and the perfect house in the suburbs - but complicated fertility issues lead to a devastating tragedy. Nicky's marriage crumbles and she's left unable to cope with her now - changed life. When Nicky accepts a volunteer teaching position at an orphanage in Kenya, she finds that life there is unlike the world she's known. Drought has brought famine, violence is everywhere, and the jaded orphanage director takes out her hatred on the parentless children. But Nicky finds strength in Mama Bu, her host mother, who provides wisdom and perspective over cups of chai, Kenya's signature drink. Nicky comes to realize that she must do much more than teach the orphans - she must save them.

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20. Fiveways - Ian Commins

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five strangers unfold unexpectedly over the course of this compelling novel.JAMES is a teenage junkie on the run, riding buses for kicks; PAULINE is a Greek widow and a slave to her nine-to-five life; WILLIAM is a spoilt-rich-kid banker who would rather be driving his silver Audi; PIETER is an immigrant cellist who escaped his past, but tragedy still haunts him; and ANNA is on the verge of leaving her accountant husband.They all share the same bus route but are on very different journeys.Fiveways is a fascinating snapshot of modern urban life and the stories behind the anonymous faces that make up a city.

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