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Diamonds In The Mud And Other Stories

Author : Joy Dettman
ISBN : 9781743345641
Genre : Fiction
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The complete short stories of the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series "Pure brilliance. This is a book to keep and treasure - you'll want to read it again and again." Sun-Herald At the beginning of her writing journey, Joy Dettman's charming, irascible, melancholy, wisecracking characters appeared in over twenty unique tales, many of which have won awards, many of which have never been published. Now, for the first time, Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories is the complete collection of Joy Dettman's exquisite short stories. We meet an old coot in a rusty ute who picks up a hitchhiker, a neighbour reaches across the language divide to lend a helping hand, a grave digger might just have saved a young man's life, an exhausted farmer's wife lusts after a china cup, Granny Jordan is losing her marbles and an author is troubled by rats under the floorboards. Since Joy's first novel, Mallawindy, was published in 1998 she has attracted a growing number of readers who are entertained and shocked by her array of unforgettable characters populating the Australian landscape. "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.
Category: Fiction

The Tying Of Threads A Woody Creek Novel 6

Author : Joy Dettman
ISBN : 9781743518021
Genre : Fiction
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The sixth book in the addictive Woody Creek series from bestselling Australian author Joy Dettman "an adept storyteller" Sydney Morning Herald "a compulsive read" Sun-Herald In The Tying of Threads, the sixth instalment of the beloved Woody Creek series, we return to the small timber town where it all began... As the new millennium draws ever closer and Woody Creek struggles to survive, one thing becomes clear - in order to face their futures, Jenny and her daughters must first make peace with their pasts. If it's not too late. Georgie: Independent and spirited, Georgie is her mother's daughter through and through. But after a house fire takes the life of her sister, Margot, and burns her home to the ground, Georgie is lost. She flees town with nothing but a cardboard box and the determination to be somebody, anybody, else. Cara: After almost losing her adopted daughter, Cara's view of the world has radically shifted. She's decided that life is to be lived and love is to be cherished, even when that means crossing boundaries she'd never dreamed of. But is any love great enough to overcome and unimaginable burden of guilt and shame? Jenny: With her nest empty, Jenny is more lonely than ever. Rattling around her big old house with too much time to think, she's left to wonder: should her secrets stay buried forever or will revealing the truth set her free? Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.
Category: Fiction

The Depression Kid And Other Stories

Author : H. Dean Yearns
ISBN : 9781411675216
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H. Dean Yearns writes charming vignettes of his boyhood growing up in poor rural Missouri during the Great Depression, from a neighborhood gathering to listen to a Joe Lewis fight on the radio, to encounters with bumblebees, making a coonskin cap, and cooling off in the windmill tank in the heat of summer. His is an original and nostalgic American voice from the Greatest Generation.

In The House Of Suddhoo And Other Stories

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 9781456612276
Genre : Fiction
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In The House of Suddhoo and Other Stories Table Of Contents My Own True Ghost Story The Sending of Dana Da In the House of Suddhoo His Wedded Wife
Category: Fiction

The Singing Diamonds And Other Stories

Author : Helen McCloy
ISBN : 9781471912757
Genre : Fiction
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In this collection of eight stories by one of America's most gifted writers, Helen McCloy takes the reader into a world of mystery and imagination. In the signature story - 'The Singing Diamonds' - Mathilde Verworn enlists the help of Basil Willing, a psychiatrist-sleuth, to answer the question of whether there is such a thing as collective hallucination. Six people from six different locations testify to seeing diamond-shaped objects in the sky, and four of those six have died in peculiar circumstances in the past twelve days ...
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The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Author : John Bellairs
ISBN : 9781101659717
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!
Category: Juvenile Fiction