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  • Lucy and Linh

    by Alice Pung

    From an author Amy Tan calls “a gem,”this is a witty, highly acclaimed novel that’s “part Mean Girls, part Lord of the Flies” (The Bulletin, Starred review) about navigating life in private school while remaining true to yourself.Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she’s ambitious and smart, and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to a prestigious school, and a ticket ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Unpolished Gem

    My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me

    by Alice Pung

    “Poignant, provocative, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, Pung’s rollicking tale of two worlds is not to be missed.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)After Alice Pung’s family fled to Australia from the killing fields of Cambodia, her father chose Alice as her name because he thought their new country was a Wonderland. In this lyrical, bittersweet debut memoir—already an award-winning bestseller when ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Our Australian Girl: Marly and the Goat (Book 3)

    Marly and the Goat (Book 3)

    by Lucia Masciullo and 1 more

    series Our Australian Girl: Marly #3
    It's 1983 . . . and there's excitement in Marly's house.� Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam, and soon her mum will have a new baby.� While Grandma tries to make Marly into a 'young lady', Grandpa digs up the back yard. Then he brings home Agnes, a goat!� But the neighbours want Agnes taken away, and then things get dangerous.� Will Marly be able to protect her grandpa and her pet?�Follow ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • The Near and the Far

    new stories from the Asia-Pacific region

    by David Carlin and 2 more

    From 21 of the best writers in the Asia-Pacific region comes a collection about finding connections where you least expect them.It’s a sweltering night in Kuala Lumpur, and a journalist is protesting in a city on the edge of meltdown. It’s post-9/11 San Francisco, and a woman meets her foster child, who provokes painful reminders of her past. It’s contemporary Bangkok, and a writer’s encounter ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • Swords and Crowns and Rings: Text Classics

    by Ruth Park and 1 more

    series Text Classics
    Ruth Park's Miles Franklin-winning novel brilliantly evokes Australia in the midst of the Great Depression.Growing up in an Australian country town before World War I, Jackie Hanna and Cushie Moy are carefree and innocent in their love for each other. But Jackie is a dwarf, and his devotion to the beautiful Cushie is condemned by her parents. This is the story of their lifelong odyssey, and of the ... Read more

    $11.39 USD

  • Growing Up Asian in Australia

    by Alice Pung

    Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection, compiled by award-winning author Alice Pung, they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. These are not predictable tales of food, festivals and traditional dress. The food is here in all its steaming glory - but listen more closely to the dinner-table chatter and you ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Gifts of Reading

    by Robert Macfarlane and 22 more

    With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Robert Macfarlane, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling, Max Porter, Philip Pullman, Alice Pung, Jancis Robinson, S.F.Said, Madeleine Thien, Salley Vickers, John Wood and Markus Zusak***'This story, like so many ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Sky in Silver Lace

    Text Classics

    by Robin Klein and 1 more

    series Text Classics
    The Melling family has moved from Wilgawa to the city suburb of Lacey’s Bay. There’s a new school, a new place to live and new friends to make—this is exciting, but also terrifying, especially when the first potential friend Vivienne meets is large, bold and threatening.The Sky in Silver Lace is the third and final book in the Melling Sisters Trilogy, Robin Klein’s humorous and heartwarming tale ... Read more

    $5.39 USD

  • Our Australian Girl: Marly walks on the Moon (Book 4)

    Marly walks on the Moon (Book 4)

    by Lucia Masciullo and 1 more

    series Our Australian Girl: Marly #4
    It's 1983... and baby mania has struck Marly's house with the arrival of her baby brother. But Marly never realised that a new baby would take up so much of everyone's time! No one's helping her with her costume for the school concert. Marly's secret plan is to perform the Moonwalk, the dance she's been practising all year. But will she be ready?Follow Marly on her adventure in the final book of ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Our Australian Girl: Meet Marly (Book 1)

    Meet Marly (Book 1)

    by Alice Pung and 1 more

    series Our Australian Girl: Marly #1
    It's 1983 . . . and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy, and when Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them. How can Marly stay loyal to her cousins and keep her school friends as well?Meet Marly and join in her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Her Father’s Daughter

    by Alice Pung

    Winner, 2011 Western Australian Book AwardsAt twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Close to Home

    Selected Writings

    by Alice Pung

    A brilliant collection from one of Australia's leading writersClose to Home brings together Alice Pung’s most loved writing, on topics such as migration, family, art, belonging and identity. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice at her best – an irresistible pleasure for fans and new readers alike.In 2006, Alice Pung published Unpolished Gem, her award-winning memoir of growing ... Read more

    $9.99 USD