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Wendy James

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Wendy James is the celebrated author of eight novels, including the bestselling The Mistake and the compelling The Golden Child, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for crime. Her debut novel, Out of the Silence, won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for first crime novel, and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie award for women's writing. Wendy works as an editor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and writes some of the sharpest and most topical domestic noir novels in the country.

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Average rating: 3.78 · 5,745 ratings · 713 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Accusation

3.91 avg rating — 2,507 ratings — published 2019 — 13 editions
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The Golden Child

3.74 avg rating — 2,071 ratings — published 2017 — 16 editions
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The Mistake

3.55 avg rating — 494 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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The Lost Girls

3.71 avg rating — 375 ratings — published 2014
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Where Have You Been?

3.28 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Out of the Silence

3.45 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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The Steele Diaries

3.47 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Why She Loves Him

3.90 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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A Little Bird

4.06 avg rating — 36 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 4 editions
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“I’m afraid truth isn’t the only thing that matters in law, Suzannah. And out in the real world, it doesn’t matter at all.”
Wendy James, An Accusation

“He leaned toward her, lowered his voice. “I don’t trust her. I can’t even tell you why, but there’s something.”
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“what can a child offer their mother that isn’t about love, about wanting to show as well as receive it?”
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“And yet sometimes she worried about what those musty old books were doing to her. Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning on getting a Ph.D. and becoming an academic himself. That left a large contingent of people majoring in English by default. Because they weren't left-brained enough for science, because history was too dry, philosophy too difficult, geology too petroleum-oriented, and math too mathematical--because they weren't musical, artistic, financially motivated, or really all that smart, these people were pursuing university degrees doing something no different from what they'd done in first grade: reading stories. English was what people who didn't know what to major in majored in.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
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“True. But your're sad."
I sit up. "Am I?"
"I don't know. Are you?"
"I don't know. Are you?"
He laughs. "I am if you are. I'm not if you're not.”
Rebecca James, Beautiful Malice

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