Author(s): Richard Baines
The New Paper Windows is a lively and provocative collection of 36 short short stories suitable for secondary students of English. These lesson-sized stories from Australian and international authors cover a range of themes, styles and genres, and introduce students to writing techniques and the skills of critical literacy. This new edition of the well-established anthology includes more than a dozen new short stories, revised activities throughout, and a bold and engaging design and illustrations. Focusing on genre stories, it features work from both well-known authors, such as Haruki Murakami, Damien Broderick and Ursula le Guin, and authors just starting their literary careers.
Horror; A Teacher's Rewards Robert Phillips; Things Not Seen James Robert Smith; Birthday Mary Roberts; Discussion and activities; Teenage; That's My Girl Nick Barclay; Are You Sarah Katherine Pidgeon; East Wind Gillian Dawson; Discussion and activities; Romance; Emily Adam Bagdasarian; On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning Haruki Murakami; Once in Love with Carla Stan Moye; Discussion and activities; War; Day to Remember James Clavell; The Clearing Martyn Hereward; The Most Ordinary of Houses Richard Baines; Discussion and activities; Crossovers; The Flowers Alice Walker; One Night Stefanie Robinson; The Waves to Freedom Gracia Diep; Discussion and activities; Movies; The Operator Tim Lawrence; Spotlight Budd Schulberg; Transparencies Damien Broderick; Discussion and activities; Ghosts; A Dead Secret Lafcadio Hearn; Retirement Ikaroa Tikewa; The Return Marjory E. Lambe; Discussion and activities; Survival; At Any One Moment Judy Allen; Australian Tiger Rhys Edwards; The Headache Ann Hunter; Discussion and activities; Travel; The First Letter Home Anurag Mathur; Denial Christina Lea; The Descent Patrick O'Duffy; Discussion and activities; Libido; Do You Want My Opinion? M. E. Kerr; A Snake Down Under Glenda Adams; The Model Bernard Malamud; Discussion and activities; Fantasy; Examination Day Henry Slesar; The Wife's Story Ursula le Guin; The Falling Girl Dino Buzzati; Discussion and activities; Writing; Written in Water Bill Nagelkerke; Happy Endings Margaret Atwood; The Well-Bred Thief Elizabeth Jolley; Discussion and activities; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III.