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Series Grimstones series 4 books. Series Extreme adventures series 9 of Series Aussie chomps 17 books. Galax-Arena A gripping read that tells the tale of children kidnapped and forced to become participants in a bizarre circus. As their ship gets closer, the two friends hear the noise of battle. Will they be brave enough for what lies ahead of them. Instead of adventure and glory, they meet the sheer brutality of war. Emotional quotes about separation from family, harrowing experiences and loss of friends.

Gallipoli: The landing In graphic novel format, the truth about the assault on Gallipoli in is revealed. Rather than being a botched attack, planned by indifferent British generals, the Gallipoli campaign was carefully thought out and included an amphibious attack on the beach by ANZAC officers. Game of life, The When a new girl, Lil, joins the team, Jasper thinks he's found someone as obsessed with soccer as he is.

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But there's one hitch - Lil's dad is the reason Jasper's dad has lost his job. Game of the goose, The Three children pool their resources to buy a strange looking board game. As they begin the game, each child disappears inside it. Game theory Jamie is a sixteen year old maths whiz. His wild, older sister, Summerlee, has dropped out of school.

Tensions at home run high. With Jamie's help, Summerlee wins millions in a lottery and cuts all ties with the family. But, money can cause big trouble. When their younger sister is kidnapped for a ransom, Jamie thinks he can use game theory, the strategy of predicting an opponent's actions, to outfox the kidnapper and get Phoebe back. It's a very risky strategy. Mature themes and language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above. Gamers' quest Inhabitants of a video game world, Tark and Zyra, are plunged into adventures involving dragons, princelings, magic, robots and laser weapons.

Outside, as teenagers John and Tina, their lives are almost as exciting as they must help to save their world. Ganesh A boy tries to fit into American society after he has grown up in India. The story concerns the death of a parent and details a traditional Indian cremation. Gangsta Granny Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his Grandma's house.

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She's the boringest Grandma ever. All she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But, there are two things that Ben doesn't know about his Grandma. They involve an international jewel thief and stealing the Crown Jewels. He is wearing a canary yellow convict uniform and his legs are chained. He's just completed the day sea voyage from London to Hobart Town, but his wild and audacious adventures have barely begun.

He'll soon ditch the convict uniform and the chains, take part in a mutiny, become a pirate captain and fool the world in what just might be the most outrageous and unbelievable true story in Australia's convict history. Gap year in Ghost Town Let's get this straight - ghosts are everywhere. And they're dangerous. This is why my family has hunted them for hundreds of years. The Marin family run a two-man operation in inner-city Melbourne. Anton has the ghost-sight, but his father does not.

Theirs is a gentle approach to ghost hunting. Rani Cross, combat-skilled ghost hunter from the Company of the Righteous, is all about the slashing. Anton and Rani don't see eye to eye - but with a massive spike in violent ghost manifestations, they must find a way to work together. And what with all the blindingly terrifying brushes with death, Anton must use his gap year to decide if he really wants in on the whole ghost-hunting biz Garden of Empress Cassia, The Mimi has mysterious and powerful pastels and can draw a garden so beautiful and magical that real people are transported inside it.

But, it would be very unfortunate if the ancient pastels were to fall into the wrong hands. Garden of the purple dragon In this sequel to Dragonkeeper, Ping is entrusted with raising the young purple dragon, Kai. Kai is the last dragon in the kingdom and Ping learns there are many who want Kai for money or the healing properties of his body parts. Gatekeeper series Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books.

Go to the Series lists for individual book titles. Gatekeeper, The While visiting Stonehenge, a young woman accidentally falls back in time to the year She becomes actively involved in the life of the people, trying to change things for the better leading to trouble and adventure. Also published as 'The guardian of the gate'. Drawing her last breath, she gives a final decree that, upon her death, there will be a contest to decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place.

The rich, the strong, the wise and the powerful put forward their names in the hope of being chosen. When the night comes, only fifty souls are summoned. Fifty souls bound to the same fate. But, this is no ordinary trial. And, so begins the first task. Graphic novel. Gemina: Illuminae Files, The Hanna, the commander's pampered daughter, and Nik, the reluctant member of a crime family, are struggling with life aboard the space station.

When an elite strike team invades, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home from alien predators. And, there's a malfunction in the station's wormhole. Soon, Hanna and Nik are fighting to survive. The fate of everyone on the Hypatia, and possibly in the known universe, is in their hands. Mature read. Usually read by Years 9, 10 or above. Genesis A thrilling sci-fi in which Noah, and sixty-four members of his class are trapped in a computer simulation called Project Nemesis. There are no rules, except survival.

The desperate survivors form into groups as the world rapidly descends into chaos and violence. Min and Noah, former friends, are now adversaries in the most deadly of games, where the consequences are more real than any of them know. Usually read by students in Year 9, 10 and above. Genius: a photobiography of Albert Einstein Trace the journey of genius Albert Einstein, from his birth, through his schooling, his research and going to America.

Find out about his major scientific discoveries including his theory of relativity, which won him the Nobel Prize. Gentleman Jim Jim Bloggs, a lavatory assistant, is dissatisfied with his life and wishes to rise above his station, if only he had more education. Encouraged by his wife, Hilda, he explores options such as being a cowboy. He finally settles on being a highwayman but not everyone sees his trusty steed, and his quest to rob the rich and give to the poor, in a positive light.

George When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But, George knows she's a girl. She secretly calls herself Melissa and loves to read her hidden stash of magazines, with ads for lipstick and perfume. George desperately wants to win the role of Charlotte in her class's production of Charlotte's Web so that her mum will finally see her as a girl, and accept that she's transgender. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan, not just to be Charlotte but to let everyone know who she is, once and for all.

George and the Big Bang Eric is involved with a big experiment in Switzerland, looking to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But, there is a group of people who don't think this experiment should go ahead and are planning to sabotage the Grand Switch-on. Will they suceed? Whose side is Reeper on this time?

And why does he want to speak to Annie and George so desperately? George and the blue moon George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure inspired by the Mars Expedition in the fifth book of the George's Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking. George and his best friend, Annie, have been selected as junior astronauts for a program that trains young people for a future trip to Mars.

This is everything they've ever wanted -- and now they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening -- on Earth as well as up in the skies. Mysterious space missions are happening in secret, and the astronaut training they're undertaking gets scarier and scarier George and the unbreakable code George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure to figure out why strange things are happening on Earth in the fourth book of the George's Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking.

George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But not for long, because seriously strange things have started happening. Banks are handing out free money, supermarkets aren't able to charge for their produce so people are getting free food, and aircrafts are refusing to fly.

It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. And no one knows why It's up to George and Annie to travel further into space than ever before in order to find out what--or who--is behind it. George is scientific, cautious and a pyjama wearing nerd. Chase is popular, rich, carefree and impulsive. After his latest haircut goes seriously wrong, George sparks interest from the unlikely Chase. He sees George's potential in helping him complete a rescue mission.

George doubts his abilities to help Chase but finds himself, time and again, getting the two of them out of tricky situations. This biography covers both the personal and the private, during Washington's Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general and his inauguration. It reveals his views on governmental power and the abolition of slavery, and separates fascinating truth from well-worn legend.

George's cosmic treasure hunt Annie, aided by the research of her father, Eric factual essays by Professor Stephen Hawking and a computer genius, Emmett, travels to the edge of the galaxy. She is collecting a series of treasure hunt clues to unravel a mystery, which has been instigated by supposed alien interference of a robot probe on Mars. George's secret key to the Universe When George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door, George meets his new neighbours, Annie and her scientist father, Eric.

George discovers a secret key that opens up a whole new way of looking at the world, from outer space. George's secret key to the universe series Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.

Alistair and Tibby Rose travel on a daring mission into dangerous territory to stop her. Alice and Alex risk their lives by returning to the enemy stronghold. They must act now to restore Zanzibar to the throne or lose their homeland forever. But, Zanzibar has a secret and it may cost Alistair his life. Gerander trilogy, The: Song of the Winns, The Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplets who think they are just three ordinary mice until Alistair mysteriously vanishes.

Then, Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family, a secret which means Alistair's life is in danger unless they can find him first. So begins a hair-raising journey as Alex and Alice try to outrun enemy agents in a desperate race against time. With their country in danger, Alice and Alex are sent on an undercover mission, right into the heart of enemy territory. Meanwhile, Alistair and his friend, Tibby Rose, set out to rescue Alistair's parents from a remote island prison.

But, someone is determined to stop them, someone who knows their every move. It seems there is a traitor. Get a grip, Cooper Jones Cooper Jones longs for the time when life was simple, when all he needed to worry about was whether to change his undies or make do. Now, his life has become all too complicated. Set against the backdrop of a fiery summer, Cooper needs to realise that sometimes you just need to get a grip. Get coding In this fun guide to coding for beginners, learn how to develop real coding skills by following step by step instructions and completing six exciting missions.

Get coding 2! From Mario to Minecraft, discover the basic concepts behind computer games such as loops, ticks, scores, graphics and AI. Then follow the easy step-by-step Game Builds, and learn how to code five ground-breaking games, including Noughts and Crosses, Snake and Table Tennis. Short and simple explanations are given alongside examples of code and there is a supporting website if you get stuck. Get real series Those two bad boys of grade five at Average Primary School, Harry and Jesse, have not so average adventures with their time machine. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books.

Getting of wisdom, The In this classic story, a young girl is exploring how to lead the life she wishes while she is expected to conform in a Melbourne, all girls' school of the s. Getting started with coding When you're ready to add coding to your creativity toolbox, this book introduces you to simple coding concepts that allow you to create a computer game, simulation and design tool. Getting started with Electronics If you're curious about what goes on inside computers, phones, televisions and other electronic devices, you will enjoy creating electronics projects using basic materials that can easily be found.

Use clips, switches, resistors and capacitors to create circuits that control light and sound. Build a nifty LED flashlight to tune in to a local radio station, using a homemade tuner. Getting started with Engineering If you love tinkering then you'll have fun with these easy-to-complete projects, designed to broaden your understanding of basic engineering principles, challenge your problem-solving skills and sharpen your creativity.

Getting started with Raspberry Pi If you want to learn how computers work, this book introduces you to the world of computing with the Raspberry Pi, the small, inexpensive and super-cool microcomputer that teaches real tech skills. Use the Pi to create things while learning all about computers, from the inside out. Create music, using Sonic Pi to record your own songs. Combine Python and Minecraft to programme your own video game world. Ghost and the goggle-box, The The clean-up of dead Uncle Arnold's Sydney house becomes a weird experience when Roger discovers that the old man is haunting the television set.

Ghost beach Jerry can't wait to explore the dark, spooky old cave he found down by the beach. Then the other kids tell him a story.

A story about a ghost who is three hundred years old. A ghost who comes out when the moon is full. A ghost Jerry knows that it's just another silly made-up ghost story Isn't it? Ghost boy Froggy traces his family history with the ghostly help of Tad, who perished in the smallpox epidemic of Ghost by the billabong, The When seventeen year old Jed Kelly turns up at Drinkwater Station, claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Matilda Thompson's dying husband, she has no evidence and won't even reveal her real name.

Badly-wounded Vietnam War veteran, Nicholas, is haunted by ghosts and his changed life. As Jed settles in to life on the Station, she feels part of a real family for the first time. Her secrets remain hidden, for now. Set during the turbulence of the late s, a time of hippies, anti-war demonstrations and Australia's vital role in the unforgettable first moon walk. Ghost byte Brendan finds himself accompanied by a ghost who communicates through his computer, further complicating his adolescent life. The jokes the old campers love to play on the new campers are serious, creepy, scary Ghost club series Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books.

Ghost club: a Transylvanian tale Ghost trackers Angeline and Edgar are off to their first Ghost Club Convention in Transylvania, where a ghost is causing chaos, even with the most famous of ghost catchers around, Ripley Granger. Ghost club: the haunted school With the help of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost at their school is so they can help her but first they have to convince their school principal that kids can be ghost catchers too, and they have to avoid Travis the bully, who is spying on them and causing trouble wherever they go.

Ghost club: the new kid Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost or poltergeist. Angeline and Edgar are the experts to call. A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess.

Ghost hunter Winter is coming. Souls' Night draws near. Eostra, the Eagle Owl Mage, holds the clans in the grip of terror. Torak must leave the Forest and seek her lair in the Mountain of Ghosts, while Renn faces an agonizing decision.

Wolf, their faithful pack-brother, must overcome wrenching grief. And in the final battle against the forces of darkness, Torak will make the most shattering choice of all. Ghost hunters and the incredibly revolting ghost Tom's basement is inhabited by Hugo the ghost. The only way to get rid of the ghost in the basement is to remove the incredibly revolting ghost that now inhabits Hugo's house. Ghost in my suitcase, A When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret.

And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter. Ghost next door, The They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! So reader beware--you're in for a scare! Ever since that new boy moved in next door.

But when did he move in? Wasn't the house empty when Hannah went to sleep the night before? Why does it still look so deserted? Hannah can't get any answers from her new neighbour. He just keeps disappearing in the oddest ways. And he's so pale Is Hannah being haunted by Ghost of a chance Ling and her friends find their beach holiday has some mysteries in store.

Ling is visited at the same time each night by a girl ghost. When she feels the ghost needs her help, a race begins to solve the ghost's problem. The children soon realise any danger they will face is not with the ghost. As she frets for her dog, Ann -Marie becomes involved with a ghostly story involving a sad child, separated from her dog too. Ghost's child, The This is the life story of Matilda. Her isolated childhood and her quest with her father to find the most beautiful thing in the world; her unusual marriage to Feather, part sprite part wild man, that promised true happiness and the loss that she suffered when she had to let him go.

This book is part enchanting fable and part love story. Ghosts Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbour lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake and her own.

Ghostscape Time is running out for Aisha, the Somali refugee girl, who has found herself transported back to the time of the Blitz in London. Although Aisha is full of fear and horror because she already knows the future of her original school building, she is still compelled to try to save her new friend, Richard, and his aged grandfather, during the terrible bombing of the Second World War.

Giant scrub python, The The giant scrub python is rarely seen by the locals so when Sam and Davey first encounter it, they are terrified but curious. When an illegal animal trader hears about the snake, he is anxious to catch it, even though it is a protected species. Giant's necklace, The It's the final day of the holidays, and Cherry resolves to collect the last few shells she needs to complete her necklace.

She's determined it will be fit for a giant. Then the clouds roll in and the sea becomes a writhing grey monster and Cherry is cut off from the shore. The only way to escape is through an old tin mine deep in the rocks, which hides a ghostly secret of those who have gone before. Giants of the sea The largest things in the ocean aren't sharks or whales, they're aircraft carriers and submarines. Marvel at what's on board these wonders of the sea. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.

Giants, trolls, witches, beasts: Ten tales from deep, dark woods Some fairy tales are about fairies, others are about unicorns, but there's none of those in this book. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel brings together fairy tales of the darker, scarier kind from all corners of the world. Full of monsters, trolls and witches these retellings will enchant those new to the tales and delight returning readers with its full colour pages and lively re-crafting of these classic stories. Gift horse, The The story of a girl and a horse. Callie has always wanted a pony of her own, when she is asked to look after Oscar she is delighted.

But Oscar bites and kicks and is difficult to ride.

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Then, one day Callie meets Sarah who knows all about horses. Gifts Orrec discovers he has inherited a power that he cannot control. It is the gift of undoing. His best friend Gry has the gift of calling animals. This is a story of friendship and problem-solving in an exciting and imaginary land. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above. Gigantic book of genes, The Look at the people in your family, do they all look similar? How closely are you related to your cousins, a chimpanzee and a banana? Whose fault is it that you cannot roll your tongue?

Find out in the Gigantic book of genes. Gil's quest Gilgamesh's story retold by Gil, himself, is a gripping blend of narrative, fantasy, history and myth, dating from around BC. It follows his quest for everlasting life which pits him against Enki the Shag and takes him to the end of the world. Gilbert's ghost train Is Gilbert real or a ghost? Martin doesn't much care - at least he is helping to distract his brother from his illness. Gimlet eye, The Much has changed in the sky-city of Quentaris. With the Archon dead, dark forces have come into play. New faces are appearing, familiar ones vanishing, and the horrid Florian has claimed the throne.

Then, as Quentaris slips quietly through a vortex into the watery world of the Yarka, Tab Vidler and her friends suddenly realise they are the city's only hope. The man Flinty loves returned from war so changed and distant. Her brother Andy 'gone with cattle', leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves. A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope. The harshness of the landscape, the importance of water, how hunting was carried out, the complexity of family relationships and the obligations of kinship are captured at a time before European settlement dramatically changed the traditional way of life.

Includes a Walmajarri pronunciation guide and language glossary. Girl from the sea, The An intriguing summer adventure where thirteen year old Beau meets wild, irrepressible Lelee, a girl from the sea. Together with Beau's younger sister, they search in their boat for a box believed to contain a fortune, but smugglers are looking too. Girl hearts girl Lucy always knew that her idea of Prince Charming was different to that of other girls.

And then she meets Kaelyn online and everything starts to make sense. Maybe her Prince Charming is a girl. An inspiring and uplifting memoir about falling in love and finding yourself. Girl like me, A In a Victorian farming community, Emmie's mother takes on Bertha to help with the chores and the two girls become friends. Emmie discovers Bertha's terrible secrets and their lives intertwine.

Based on true events and containing adult themes. Girl on wire She stands, motionless, as the cold breeze bites her cheeks. After a prelude In The Tree Climber, a detective, a lizard, a time-traveling dervish, and a magic tree all help to turn the quiet life of a married couple upside down. The Unheeded Warning richly portrays the turbulent interwar period in Vienna and Berlin through the eyes of one of the century's foremost intellectuals and activists.

The Whistling Bird celebrates what were until recently the little-heard voices of women writers from the Caribbean. The anthology includes short stories, poetry, drama, and excerpts from novels—all rich, melodic works written with clarity and conviction. This unique investigation provides the first major account of the explosion of literary talent that began in Nigeria in and ended as the civil war was intensifying in The book is structured around interviews with the men and women who led this generation of profound talent, all of whom attended University College, Ibadan, or its successor, the University of Ibadan.

Each of the five stories in Three Paths to a Lake, Ingeborg Bachmann's second powerful collection, is the portrait of an Austrian woman in the late s living in a social order that is largely defined by men. Bachmann's narratives trace the path by which each woman is brought to an elementary state of isolation and speechlessness. An innocent yet stinging—and always absorbing—account of the lives of two young expatriate girls in Kuwait in the s.

Isabel, the red-headed daughter of an American mother and Arab father, befriends Laila, whose family has left the lush, cool mountains of Lebanon in search of a better life in the heat and desert of Kuwait.

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These twenty stories show the broad range of iconoclast, fabulist, realist, satirist, avant- gardist Aziz Nesin , long considered a major voice in contemporary Turkish fiction. Her husband, after surviving Dachau and Auschwitz and becoming Czechoslovakia's deputy minister of foreign trade, was convicted of conspiracy in the infamous Slansky trial and then executed.

Poignant and thought-provoking, this anthology offers a representative selection from the past three decades of works by the best-known women writers in Saudi Arabia. Spanning more than a century, this systematic study brings to the forefront a dazzling array of novels by Arab women writers. Bouthaina Shaaban's analysis ranges from the work of Zaynab Fawwaz, published at the end of the nineteenth century, to that of Sahar Khalifah and Najwa Barakat, published at the cusp of the twenty-first. Barnard adeptly lays out the major themes of the work, explains Walcott's geographical, historical, and autobiographical references, and explores his use of symbolism.

A collection of songs sung by Arab women, compiled by Caspi during field research in the West Bank and Israel. The songs, in English translation, are divided into three sections: bridal songs, lullabies, and lamentations. The work also includes a general introduction and a bibliography. After the death of her mother, author and journalist Helen Epstein set out to uncover her mother's past and to learn more about her grandmother and great-grandmother, victims of the Holocaust. The result is this compelling biography, both a chronicle of three generations of women and a social history of Czechoslovakia's Jews.

Yoder examines that assumption, frankly discussing the racism and cultural chauvinism of nineteenth-century France, as well as colonial practices and the reactions to them as reflected in West African novels. Poems of home and exile by Fouzi El-Asmar, a Palestinian poet and journalist. This ambitious work presents biographical entries for nearly of the leading Oceanic writers, as well as references to approximately 2, authors and 10, novels, anthologies, memoirs, cultural studies, and literary journals.

Mathieu, the narrator of this novel, is compelled by his older sister's suicide to confront the effects of his family's tragic past. Born after the war, Mathieu is left to grapple with recovering his sister's memories—which he had resolutely tried to deny—and with it the meaning of his own identity, family origins, and historical predicament. For some critics, the young Malian signaled an entire new direction for African letters: a fiercely courageous postindependence literature. For others, his novel revealed too much, bringing to light horrors many preferred to ignore.

Advanced Search. Sort by: Author Title Publication Year. Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami and Shouleh Vatanabadi, editors. Gertrud Kolmar, translated from the German by Brigitte M. Derek Walcott, with a critical essay and comprehensive notes by Edward Baugh and Colbert Nepaulsingh. Nizar Kabbani, translated by Bassam K. Frangieh and Clementina R. Joseph Zobel, translated and with an introduction by Keith Q. Warner, with a preface by Christian Filostrat.

Tawfiq al-Hakim, translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. Miriam Alves, editor and translated by Carolyn Richardson Durham. Jabra I. Jabra, with an introduction by Roger Allen. Tawfiq al-Hakim, translated by William Maynard Hutchins. Foner and translated by Elinor Randall. Edouard Glissant, translated by J. Michael Dash and Edouard Glissant. Ahmad Suba'i, edited and translated by Deborah S. Akers and Abubaker A. Amelia Blossom House, with drawings by Selma Waldman. Violet Dias Lannoy, edited by C.

Innes, with an introduction by Richard Lannoy and an afterword by Peter Nazareth. Tawfiq al-Hakim, translated and introduced by William Maynard. Anthonia C. Claude Roy, translated by Hugh A. Harter, with an introduction by Jack Kolbert. Elmessiri, illustrated by Kamal Boullata. Intizar Husain, editor; with an introduction by Muhammad Umar Memon.

Jabra, translated and introduced by Adnan Haydar and Roger Allen. Aziz Nesin, translated and introduced by Louis Mitler. Heinrichsdorff, and Deborah S. Fouzi El-Asmar, translated by G. Kanazeh and Uri Davis. Henri Roczymow, translated from the French by Dori Katz. All rights reserved. Peters Peters searches for themes about African self-identity by exploring images of the mask in the poetry of Senghor, the fiction of Achebe, and the drama of Soyinka. A Feast in the Mirror: Stories by Contemporary Iranian Women Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami and Shouleh Vatanabadi, editors In the present golden era of Iranian fiction, women writers—contrary to what many in the West perceive—are making a powerful contribution to the literary scene.

Goldstein In these two extraordinary works, published posthumously, Gertrude Kolmar's elegiac prose transports us into her characters' rich inner worlds even as it depicts the cold material realities of s Berlin. Achebe, Head, Marechera: On Power and Change in Africa Annie Gagiano Concentrating on issues of power and change, Annie Gagiano's close reading of literary texts by Chinua Achebe, Bessie Head, and Dambudzo Marechera teases out each author's view of how colonialism affected Africa, the contribution of Africans to their own malaise, and above all, the creative, progressive, pragmatic role of many Africans during the colonial and postcolonial periods.

African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies Geoff Wisner, editor African Lives, a pioneering anthology of memoirs and autobiographical writings, lets the people of Africa speak for themselves—telling stories of struggle and achievement that have the authenticity of lived experience. Another Life: Fully Annotated Derek Walcott, with a critical essay and comprehensive notes by Edward Baugh and Colbert Nepaulsingh This near-definitive study sets a new standard for the kind of meticulous scholarship that Nobel laureate Derek Walcott's poetry deserves.

Nepaulsingh During the Spanish Inquisition, daring individuals defied and thwarted persecution by writing works in which hidden meanings were apparent only to Jews or fellow conversos, the descendants of Jewish converts to Christianity. Attar of Roses and Other Stories of Pakistan Tahira Naqvi "Not sure if he were imagining it or if it were indeed real, he inhaled a familiar scent, rose attar, the fragrance that had consumed him in his sleeping and waking hours Brewer Bored housewives, kept in seclusion, smuggling in Harlequin romances.

Berrian and Aart Broek, editors This exhaustive bibliography includes creative works by Dutch-, English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking women writers from the Caribbean. Warner, with a preface by Christian Filostrat This work of compelling lyrical unity tells the story of growing up black in the colonial world of Martinique. Patteson Offering a critical perspective on new fiction from the West Indies, Patteson concentrates on five writers from diverse backgrounds and with differing perspectives and artistic strategies, who nevertheless share a commitment to an imaginative repossession of Caribbean life and consciousness.

Central American Writers of West Indian Origin Ian Smart This is the first book-length analysis of the emerging literature written in Spanish by contemporary Central Americans whose grandparents came from the largely English-speaking islands of the Caribbean. Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe [a novel] Solomon M. Mutswairo The late Solomon Mutswairo was one of southern Africa's most prominent contemporary writers.

Critical Perspectives on Christopher Okigbo Donatus Ibe Nwoga, editor A collection of essays and reviews, both favorable and negative, about the charismatic and popular Igbo poet who, at the age of 35, was killed by the advancing Nigerian army during the war of Biafran secession. McLuckie and Patrick J. Colbert, editors Poet, activist, teacher, and scholar, Dennis Brutus is one of the foremost names in African literature—as a creative force, a cultural influence, and a personality.

Hamner, editor Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, has risen from obscure colonial origins to lay claim to a rich cultural heritage. Frickey, editor Rhys, acclaimed author of Wide Sargasso Sea, Quartet, and other novels treating the alienation of a woman from the Caribbean living in European settings, has been a focus of interest both as a feminist writer and in the context of Caribbean literature.

Critical Perspectives on Lusophone Literature from Africa Donald Burness, editor The struggle for liberation from colonial rule in lusophone Africa, which culminated in the creation of several independent nations, has produced a vigorous body of works that are innovative in both theme and language. Arnold, editor Mongo Beti is the most prolific and widely read author from Cameroon, and his writings have called world attention to political corruption in his native country.

Critical Perspectives on Sam Selvon Susheila Nasta, editor This groundbreaking study of prolific Trinidadian writer Sam Selvon includes background essays, interviews with Selvon, and critical assessments of his ten novels and collected short stories. Critical Perspectives on V. Naipaul Robert D.

Hamner, editor This collection combines articles by Naipaul himself, reflecting his developing ideas from through the mids, with fourteen perceptive essays representing his reception among critics. Critical Perspectives on Wole Soyinka James Gibbs, editor Distinguished scholars analyze the plays, poetry, and prose of Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in Critical Perspectives on Yusuf Idris Roger Allen, editor Yusuf Idris is considered by many to be the greatest contemporary short-story writer working in Arabic.

Days of Dust [a novel] Halim Barakat, translated by Trevor Le Gassickwith an introduction by Edward Said Focusing on the interaction of finely portrayed characters from all elements of society, Days of Dust depicts the existential drama of the Six Days War as it was experienced on a personal level. Death in Beirut [a novel] Tawfiq Yusuf Awwad, translated by Leslie McLoughlin Set against the background of post Lebanon, this novel caused a sensation in the Arab world because of its frank and realistic descriptions of Lebanon's—and particularly Lebanese women's—problems.

Dele's Child [a novel] O. Sallah One of the most important literary voices to emerge from The Gambia for several decades, Sallah writes nostalgically about his African roots. Us: Contemporary Black Brazilian Women Writers Miriam Alves, editor and translated by Carolyn Richardson Durham This is the first time that the literary works of contemporary Afro-Brazilian women have been compiled presenting a comprehensive vision of what it means to be both black and female in Brazil. Fire: Six Writers from Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde Donald Burness Because of, and at times in spite of, the distinct quality of Portuguese colonial policy, an original and vibrant lusophone literature exists today in Africa.

Roosevelt The first book in a trilogy that continues with Mother Spring and Birth at Dawn, this naturalistic allegory is about two Arabic-speaking police officers who set out in the Atlas Mountains in search of a revolutionary. Folktales from the Gambia: Wolof Fictional Narratives edited and translated by Emil Magel These translations of 45 Wolof folktales are remarkable for the way they capture the poignancy, humor, and meaning of their original, oral form.

Fountain and Tomb [a novel] Naguib Mahfouz, translated by Soad Sobhi, Essam Fattouh, and James Kenneson "I enjoy playing in the small square between the archway and the takiya [monastery] where the Sufis live. Gender and Literary Voice Janet Todd, editor A lively debate on the question of the feminine voice in literature. God's Angry Babies [a novel] Ian G. Strachan This coming-of-age novel by the accomplished Bahamian writer Ian G. Hunters in a Narrow Street [a novel] Jabra I.

Inspector Ali [a novel] Driss Chraibi, translated by Lara McGlashan After many years abroad, Brahim, the author of stories about a detective alter-ego named Ali, returns to Morocco with his pregnant Scottish wife and two sons. Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer and Political Activist Craig McLuckie and Aubrey McPhail, editors The shocking execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa at the hands of the Nigerian government in stirred new interest in the many facets of his life—as novelist and short story writer, radio and television personality, publisher and entrepreneur, political and environmental activist.

Lion Mountain [a novel] Mustapha Tlili, translated by Linda Coverdale As a young widow with two boys to raise, Horia El-Gharib struggled to reconcile tradition and change. Some readers may be put off by the novels length but this is hard to put down and the writer left yu gasping for more. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic, French image. Her shocking revelation of their provenance sets off a frenzied hunt for Nazi Ruda Mayek.

From the snowy woodlands outside Prague to the Tuilieries of Paris and the heather-covered moors of Yorkshire comes a confronting and heart-stopping novel that explores whether love and hope can ever overpower atrocity in a time of war and hate. Excellent reading. Very enthralling. From errant hedge trimmers to unscrupulous conmen and a car which seems to have a mind of its own, modern life offers unexpected hazards for the unwitting septuagenarian.

It ends too abruptly, leaving the reader wondering. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic. Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. But she may not be able to save them all. Beautifully written, interesting characters, strong female heroine unusual fantasy structure. Recommended, but read The Bear and the Nightingale first. This short pertinent tale is an acute take on contemporary USA in all its frightening violence and self-absorption.

Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Have you ever loved a book so much that you want to stop and tell everyone how wonderful it is? Book lovers like you! This month borrowers have loved a range of material from the latest unexpected plot twists in mystery writing to retellings of classic novels.

This eclectic selection reviews the breadth of the fiction collection with science fiction short stories and well researched historical fiction. A unique compendium of wonders displaying the breathtaking skill, imagination, and remarkably varied styles of both alter egos. Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the prolonged war with Scotland is proving a failure.

The economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring. Ormiston ; foreword by Devleena Ghosh, PhD. Darcy, she despised him and was sure he felt the same. Angered by his pride and reserve, influenced by the lies of the charming Mr.

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Wickham, she never troubled herself to believe he was anything other than the worst of men until, one day, he unexpectedly proposed. Utterly un-put-downable! Enjoyed so much. He spends most of his time fannying around a makeshift Glasgow studio, failing to paint his degree portfolio, while his girlfriend Lizzi treats him like one of her psychology patients.

Art, truth and madness come to blows in this darkly funny debut novel from a startling new talent. An embittered ex-wife. A discarded mistress. A frustrated would-be author. A disgruntled former employee. Many had reason to hold a grudge against the late lamented literary agent.

But who would feel strongly enough to kill him? A good read for character development and cops out of work stories. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan. Readable and it held me. From translated writing, science fiction and contemporary fiction, the variety of readers feedback is from across the fiction spectrum.

As with all reading experiences they are unique to the reader. When he staggers to bed that night, drunk on raki and his own well-deserved success, the village is prosperous. But when he is woken by his wife the next evening he discovers that Nuri, the barber, has disappeared without a trace in the dead of night, and the community begins to fracture. Blurring the lines of reality to terrific effect, Shadowless is both a compelling mystery and an enduring evocation of displacement from one of the finest, most exciting voices in Turkish literature today.

Josh has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. But what if the tiny pink elephant is still there when you wake up? And clearly needs someone to take care of it? What if this little elephant is about to change your life? The humans involved are some of them rather tedious.

From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and, finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone. Believe me this will be winning Oscars in the Hollywood version in a few years.

From three vastly different points of view, Alison Pick relates the same vivid and riveting story of one transformative year. That year is , and a band of young Jewish pioneers, many escaping violent homelands, have set out to realize a utopian dream—the founding of a kibbutz—on a patch of land that will later become Israel. Writing with a tightly controlled intensity, Alison Pick takes us inside the very different minds of her three key characters—two young unmarried women, escaping peril in Russia and Europe; and one slightly older man, a group leader who is married with two children—to depict how idealism quickly tumbles into pragmatism, and how the utopian dream is punctured by messy human entanglements.

Jonathon Bridge has the corner office, the tailored suits and the impeccable pedigree. He has a fascinating wife, a child on the way and a string of nubile lovers on the side. His world is our world: the same chaos and sprawl, haves and have-nots, men and women, skyscrapers and billboards. But it also exists alongside a vast, self-sustaining city-state called The Fortress where the indigenous inhabitants — the Vaik — continue to live much as they have always done. The Vaik is an all-female civilisation where Johnathon will have to live as a supplicant for a year. It was an immensely satisfying read to the end.

Fantasy is usually overly populated with books targeted at white cis men! The curious thing about the Butcher is that everyone who knows him — his washed-up old university lecturer father, his jumbling-bumbling mother, his hippy-dippy brothers, his so-called friends, his spooky colleagues and his multitudinous lovers — they all apply this epithet to him quite independently, each in ignorance of the others. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. The basic concept of uplifted dolphins seems sillier now. Recent selections from our collection by patrons include thrillers, science fiction, historical and contemporary fiction. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.

Zoey and some of the surviving young women are housed in a scientific research compound dedicated to determining the cause. I look forward to the next in the series. He had tried to make amends: for his failures, for forgetting to buy the doll she once hoped for, for the terrible things he had done. The first time Stella sensed that something was wrong was on her ninth birthday.

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There was an accident, and when she opened her eyes there was the tang of blood in her mouth. Leon was beside her. But not quite there. In the winter, when her father finally came home from hospital, he looked different. Looked at her differently. Now he was missing, and Stella held the key to his discovery. But did he want to be found?

When he retires with a miserable pension and finds out that he is ill, he gains a new perspective on the debris of his life and the lives of his friends. In Belladonna , Dasa Drndic pushes to the limit the issues about illness and the im possibility of living and dying in contemporary, utterly dehumanised world where old age and illness are the scarlet letters of shame thrown in the face of the advertised eternal youth and beauty.

I feel I should read it again to pick up all the points. Sometimes you want to tell someone about it…. And there is more to Lisa than meets the eye. However, now despised by their colleagues at 36 quai des Orfevres and worried for their future, morale has never been lower among the members of the Awkward Squad. Capestan does her best to motivate her troops, but even she cannot maintain a cheerful facade when she has to investigate the murder of Commissaire Serge Rufus, the father of her ex-husband.