New Release – Heart Land by DB Allen

Heart Land

She is home to Great Plains and even greater rivers, shining towns and people of soul. Her winters are ice-chest bitter, her summers alive with thunder and twisters. Deserts and dust-devils, cottonwoods and corn fields all sing the harmonies of gospel, the melodies of country and the rhythm of the blues, in this church of love and loss. Hers is a bright light slowly fading. She is America’s Heartland.
These are her stories.

Heart Land is DB Allen’s first full length novel — a novel of inter-connected stories spanning generations. The stories are set in Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri and South Dakota.

Head over to Amazon to take a “Look Inside”.
Heart Land is available as an eBook from Amazon.
The paperback will include pencil drawings by the author, and will be available late 2014.

D.B. Allen writes contemporary stories about human relationships in our complex modern world. DB is passionate about characters and spirit, as well as landscape and the way our environment helps define who we are.

Happy reading,
Juliette.

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The Indie Awards 2014 Shortlist

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Indie

Australian Independent Booksellers are pleased to announce The Shortlist for The Indie Awards 2014

FICTION SHORTLIST:
Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas (Allen & Unwin)
Coal Creek by Alex Miller (Allen & Unwin)
Eyrie by Tim Winton (Penguin)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Random House)

NON-FICTION SHORTLIST:
Girt by David Hunt (Black Inc)
Murder in Mississippi by John Safran (Penguin)
The Stalking of Julia Gillard by Kerry-Anne Walsh (Allen & Unwin)
The Good Life by Hugh Mackay (Macmillan)

DEBUT FICTION SHORTLIST:
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Macmillan)
Mr Wigg by Inga Simpson (Hachette Hodder)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Text)
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane (Penguin)

CHILDREN’S SHORTLIST:
Alphabetical Sydney by Hilary Bell, Antonia Pesenti (NewSouth Books)
Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester (Penguin)
The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Macmillan)
Weirdo by Anh Do (Scholastic)

For more information, visit Indie Book Awards.

Happy reading

Juliette

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