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1. The Mistaken Wife - Rose Melikan

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Mary Finch is no stranger to adventure, but even she hesitates before accepting her new assignment. She must rely wholly upon a stranger, while deceiving her 'dearest friend', Captain Robert Holland.

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2. C - Tom McCarthy

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'C' follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax, a man who, as his name suggests, surges into the electric modernity of the early 20th century, transfixed by the technologies that will obliterate him.

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3. Chasing the Moon - A Lee Martinez

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4. End of the Night Girl (Large Print 16pt) - Amy T. Matthews

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Molly, a sassy Australian waitress, is haunted by the ghost of a murdered Polish Jew. The two young women's stories, each a compelling page - turner, combine teasingly in one as End of the Night Girl explores shadows cast by the Holocaust across decades, continents and cultures.
'A brilliant testimonial to the power of the literary imagination.' - Nicholas Jose
'Clothed in prose that sparks and simmers, End of the Night Girl slowly reveals her dark and beautiful bones.' - Carol Lefevre
'Amy Matthews' world of gritty realism is foreshadowed by an older, more traditional society about to be invaded by chaos and horror. One cannot help admiring Matthews' accuracy of observation and her subtle placement of emotion in the uncovering of these parallel universes through the coalescence of memory and imagination. This is a remarkable novel of contemporary rootlessness, haunted histories and redemptive decency.' - Brian Castro
'Can atrocity be changed somehow in art? This book cannot answer this, but it powerfully suggests that the creative act is meaningful even when atrocity is too big for us to mould it. As Molly attempts to imagine and create from an atrocity she hasn't shared, she herself is remade.' - Eva Hornung
Winner of the Adelaide Festival Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript

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5. Lovesick - Angeles Mastretta

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6. Fall on Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald

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7. Gathering of Waters - Bernice L McFadden

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8. The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark (Large Print 16pt) - Christopher Meades

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Henrik Nordmark is a bald, middle - aged security guard with few friends and no romantic possibilities. Tired of being the weed sprouting out of the wallflower, generic in his generality, Henrik has an epiphany. He will have one moment of inimitable distinction, even if it kills him.
Henrik first sets out to experience the throes of addiction, then to become virtuous, and barring this to be known as a public menace. Inevitably he resolves to find true love and fails miserably. Along his journey, Henrik inadvertently becomes the target of a team of elderly assassins - one blind, one deaf, and the other mute.
Henrik's counterpart is Roland, a young office worker who, thinking he's won the lottery, dumps his girlfriend and casts aside his friends. He addresses an email to the company where he works: ''Dear Heartless Bastards ...'' Soon Roland's entire world - the fictional one he'd built up in his mind - comes crashing down to painful reality.
Henrik's and Roland's lives intertwine with that of a young couple, the aptly named Bonnie and Clyde, two formerly star - crossed lovers who have grown to loathe each other. Bonnie and Clyde now have homicidal intent in their hearts, but do they have the cleverness or proficiency to pull off their respective crimes?
The characters' lives all come together in a crescendo in which Henrik realizes his true purpose on earth.

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9. The Last Hiccup A Novel (Large Print 16pt) - Christopher Meades

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A poignant and surreal fable about the nature of good and evil filled with a dazzling cast of characters ... and millions of hiccups
A darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heroic novel set in 1930s Russia, The Last Hiccup is the story of Vladimir, an eight - year - old boy stricken with a case of the hiccups - that lasts over a decade. Put through a series of extraordinary, often bizarre treatments by a famous physician, Sergei Namestikov, Vlad is spirited away from his rural home and doting mother to a hospital in Moscow. But Sergei's chief medical rival, the brilliant Alexander Afiniganov, believes that beneath Vladimir's mirror - less eyes lurks a pure, unbridled evil, and Vlad is removed from polite society. Isolated from everyone and everything - save his hiccups - Vladimir grows up to find inner peace among the hiccupping. On his way back into the world he once knew, through a country now in the midst of war, he encounters many strange people and situations, and worries about what would happen to him should a cure for his now - comforting affliction be found.

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10. Fool - Christopher Moore

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The Isle of Wight is an island in the English Channel, that sits about two miles off the coast of Hampshire; and you can get there by taking a ferry from Portsmouth, which is another fun place to visit. Wight has been home to poets Swinburne and Tennyson, and Queen Victoria built her summer residence and final home on the Isle of Wight. The Island practices† wildlife conservation and has some fun attractions for kids that support this practice.† It also has some of the richest quarries in all of Europe for hunting dinosaur fossils. There is a train you can take through tunnels to get from here to there, and you can hop off the train and and walk along the streets of Wight whenever you like! †

Written by† the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with photographs by John D. Weigand, you can use† this ‘learn to read’ book to see just a bit of the Isle of Wight and practice your reading skills through word repetition, word repetition and rhyme.† When you are done reading, watch the free music video that goes with this book on Bellissimavideo’s YouTube channel.† The Isle of Wight is a must see, must visit place that’s only “A Ferry Away!”

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11. Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art - Christopher Moore

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12. A Halfman Dreaming (Large Print 16pt) - David Matlin

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A HalfMan Dreaming conjures into existence an apocalyptic storyline that takes its narrator, Lupe, from a childhood encounter with the Enola Gay on the edge of the Californian desert, to the war in Vietnam, to prison in Detroit. Filled with confusion, anger, and shame at the things that he has seen and done, Lupe struggles to find his way out of the maze of violence and racism that is Postwar America.
With lyrical intensity and pyrotechnic prose, A HalfMan Dreaming weaves together history, archaeology, and mythology in a Melville - ian quest to discover the Leviathan heart of America's love affair with death and destruction.

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13. Vinnie's War (Large Print 16pt) - David McRobbie

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Just then came: crump, CRUMP, CRUMP! Three bombs in quick succession, coming frighteningly close. With each explosion, the ground shook. Dust and chips fell from the ceiling. Everyone in the shelter gasped at the same time. Vinnie held his breath, waiting for the fourth bomb, but it didn't come.When Vinnie is sent away from the bombs in London, he has no idea what awaits him. All he has left of his old life is his harmonica.On the train, Vinnie meets fierce Kathleen, sweet Joey and gangly Dobbs. The evacuee children find themselves thrown together in the country town of Netterfold, which seems beautiful and peaceful - until they meet the locals.There is a war raging across Europe, but Vinnie and his friends soon find they have their own war to fight as they face up to terrifying teachers, bad billets, and hostile neighbourhood kids who set out to make their lives as 'vaccies' miserable. And when things start to go missing, they discover that there are mysteries lurking in Netterfold's shadows, just waiting to be solved...Through music and friendship, can Vinnie make peace and finally find a place where he belongs?

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14. Double Image: A Thriller - David Morrell

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15. That Part Was True - Deborah McKinlay

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A lonely British woman strikes up a pen pal friendship with a successful American author and they offer each other help and support with their relationship dramas before agreeing to finally meet up in Paris.

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16. The Show That Smells (Large Print 16pt) - Derek McCormack

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The Show That Smells is the most SHOCKING story ever shown on the silver screen! It's also the tale of Jimmie, a country music singer dying of tuberculosis, and Carrie, his wife, who tries to save him by selling her soul to a devil who designs HAUTE COUTURE CLOTHING! Elsa is a powerful Parisian dress designer, and a vampire. She wants to make Carrie look beautiful, smell beautiful - AND THEN SHE WANTS TO EAT HER! Will Carrie survive as her slave? Will Jimmie be cured? Starring a host of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Coco Chanel, Lon Chaney and the Carter Family, The Show That Smells is a thrilling tale of HILLBILLIES, HIGH FASHION, AND HORROR! [Directed by Tod Browning (Freaks) from a screenplay by Derek McCormack. Black and white. 79 minutes.]

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17. A Time to Cast Away Stones - Elise F Miller

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18. A Time to Cast Away Stones - Elise F Miller

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19. The Moon Temple - Eric Mayo

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20. Deadline - Fern Michaels

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