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Cross My Heart

by Helen Slavin

The lie was tiny and black like a stick of liquorice in her mouth. She didn't like liquorice and she didn't like lying but it was the only way. . . It is 1975 and nine-year-old Grace believes she has the ability to tell 'true lies' to get herself out of trouble. But when the feud between her mum and nan escalates into tragedy Grace finds she must tell the biggest lie yet -- and live with the consequences. For Alec Holm, 1975 is the year no one believes the truth and he finds himself convicted for a crime he didn't commit. But fate is making its own plans for Alec and Grace. Fifteen years later their two paths cross in the most unexpected of ways. . .

The Stopping Place

by Helen Slavin

Ruby works at the library. Shelving, mainly. She'd rather be in the archive, but Martha's the one being groomed for greatness. Martha of the flamboyant bohemian style and russet-toned beauty, and the affairs with unsuitable men. Ruby can see the appeal of the affairs. The heat, the danger. Ruby sees a lot, loitering there behind Geography 910-maybe even enough to bring her out of hiding. And that could be a problem. Because everyone has history, especially someone who's trying desperately to hide from it. In The Stopping Place Helen Slavin's delicious observational humour lights up the unexpectedly mysterious depths of the suburban library, as she tells the story of a woman whose past has compelled her to become invisible.

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