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The Mayflower Papers: Selected Writings of Colonial New England

by Various & Nathaniel Philbrick

The most important personal accounts of the Plymouth Colony?the key sources of Nathaniel Philbrick?s New York Times bestseller Mayflower

National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick and his father, Thomas...


The Best Australian Essays 2011

by Ramona Koval

'Turn the page and hear the voices within ...'-Ramona Koval

The Best Australian Essays 2011 offers up bliss and illumination in equal measure - from the pleasures of the flesh to the events that convulsed the...


Making Trouble: Essays Against the New Australian Complacency

The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770

by John Hirst

US General Douglas MacArthur, on the Australians fighting on the Kokoda Track, 1942: "Operations reports show that progress on the trail is NOT repeat NOT satisfactory."

To which Major-General A.S. Allen drafted...


The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection

by Black Inc.

The best of the best ...

This essential book takes a decade of Best Australian Essays and selects the cream of the crop. These are the pieces that have captured key events - from September 11 to Victoria's...


The Best Australian Essays 2010

by Robert Drewe

"I wanted to showcase those subjects which thoughtful and talented Australian writers were absorbed by in this particular year; indeed (I thought), wouldn't it be good to show what this country, and its culture,...


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...


The City Still Breathing

by Matthew Heiti

A northern gothic noir, The City Still Breathing is an acid-washed love letter to the 1980s.


Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters

by John Steinbeck

Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his...


Dogfight at the Pentagon

by Wall Street Journal

Discover the story behind these and more in this delightful collection of the wild, the weird, and the wonderful, culled from The Wall Street Journal's popular and long-standing A-Hed column.

One of the The Wall...


The Spark: Creative Future Literary Award Winners

by Victoria Heath

The Spark contains award winning entries from the first national competition for marginalized and disabled writers - the Creative Future Literary Awards. Exciting and thoughtful flash fiction sits alongside...


Finding a Form: Essays

by William H. Gass

From the author of The Tunnel comes a new collection of essays, his first in eight years, on art, writing, nature and culture. This book is by one of the most important and briliant thinkers at work today.


Some More Horse Tradin'

by Ben K. Green

From the same corral that produced the widely loved Horse Tradin’, Ben “Doc” Green has rounded up fifteen new yarns filled with the ornery yet irresistible “con” that has branded Doc’s books as classics...


The Best American Short Stories 2013

by Elizabeth Strout & Heidi Pitlor

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction, guest edited in 2012 by Pultizer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

by Dave Eggers

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, published in American periodicals during during 2012 aimed at readers fifteen and up.


The Best American Essays 2013

by Robert Atwan & Cheryl Strayed

A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.


Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Germany: Courts and Adjudicatory Practices in Frankfurt am Main, 1562-1696

by Maria R. Boes

Frankfurt am Main, in common with other imperial German cities, enjoyed a large degree of legal autonomy during the early modern period, and produced a unique and rich body of criminal archives. In particular,...


The Paragon Parrot: And Other Inspirational Tales of Wisdom

by Rumi

Rumi is regarded by many as the world's greatest poet. This selection by Arthur Scholey provides a taster of Rumi's great work. Here are stories plucked from friends and folk tales and real life, embodying Sufi...


The Discontented Dervishes: And Other Persian Tales

by Sa'Di

Arthur Scholey has selected and retold 74 of Sa'di's stories of the wisdom, humour and common sense of the kings, servants, lords, slaves and beggars, pupils and teachers, birds, beasts, insects and dervishes....


Faces in the Fire: And Other Fancies

by Frank W. Boreham

Though Baptist preacher Frank W. Boreham was born and educated in England and first rose to prominence as a religious thinker there, he spent many of his later years working as a missionary in New Zealand, Tasmania,...