The year is 1977 and Reno - so called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to...
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling...
In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, The Son tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways. Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells...
Who We Were
Melbourne, 1938. Annabel's dream is to be a scientist. Falling in love is not part of her plan. But when she meets Bill Whitten she knows instantly that they are destined for each other. She has to wait for him to come back from...
Layla is only 14. As she sits in bed with a laptop, her mother Margot sleeps in the next room. But what separates them is more than just a wall. just_a_girl tears into the fabric of contemporary...
Brimming with cinematic references, Now Showing is best consumed with a tub of hot popcorn. For the price of two movie tickets, screenwriter Ron Elliott's criminally good mini novels bring cinema's best known...
And the Mountains Echoed
A multi-generational family story revolving around brothers and sisters, And the Mountains Echoed explores the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honour and sacrifice for each other. With profound wisdom,...
From the author of the highly acclaimed American Rust comes his eagerly awaited second novel, an extraordinary multi-generational Texan epic
Brief Loves That Live Forever
In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance.
Each indelible narrative in the Collected Stories is marked by Salter's great literary grace, his ability to show the subtleties of a character or situation with precision, and his equally assured ability to...
McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel about that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both...
Michael Rost, an 18-year-old Jewish youth hungry for experience, comes to Vienna and forms passing relationships with everyone who crosses his path: whores, revolutionaries, paupers, army officers, and rich men who frequent...
My Notorious Life by Madame X
In electrifying prose, Kate Manning depicts nineteenth-century New York in all its contradictions - a morass of deprivation, moral hysteria, back alleys and blind eyes - in this stunning tale of sex, freedom, family and the many...
A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists
A meditation on happiness - where and in what place and with who we can find our centre, a perceptive vision of where our world is headed, and a testament to the power of memory and imagination, this is the best of novels: both...
For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...
When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn't recognize him. In the years since they've seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Big...
Based on a true story, Burial Rites is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we're told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's...
Me and Rory Macbeath
A moving coming-of-age novel, with a cast of characters to fall in love with. Rory Macbeath materialised at the top of our street early one summer morning. Looking back now, all these years later, the weeks that followed still...
My Beautiful Enemy
Arthur Wheeler is haunted by his infatuation with a Japanese youth he encountered in the enemy alien camp where he worked as a guard during WW2. Abandoning his wife and baby son, Arthur sets out on a doomed mission to rescue his...
Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren't there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when...
Into My Arms
When Skye meets Ben their attraction is instantaneous and intense. Niether of them has ever felt more in synch - or in love - with anyone in their lives. What happens next will tear them both apart. Into My Arms is a...
The Memory Trap
A novel about memory, music, friendship, family rifts and reconciliation, this is an intelligent, compelling read set in Melbourne.
The Woman Upstairs
Nora Eldridge has always been a good girl: a good daughter, colleague, friend, employee. She teaches at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the children and the parents adore her; but her real passion is her...
Good on Paper
Somewhere out there, among the wounded egos and frustrated ambitions, among the mangled manuscripts, murky motives and missed deadlines - the great Australian novel is waiting to be discovered. When the infamous Josh Henry...
No World Concerto
A prismatic and erotic novel of the intersection of multiple worlds, this is the first novel by Roberto Bola o's early writing partner A. G. Porta to be translated into English.
Life After Life
During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. The same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? This book follows Ursula...
The Crane Wife
One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from...
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key... The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open?
A World of Other People
Set in 1941 during the Blitz, A World of Other People traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright Englishwoman finding her voice as a writer.
I force myself to take the phone away from my ear and search for the last incoming call. I store the number under one word, 'sister'. I know I should have used her name but it is all I can think of in this moment. Sister. My...
The Rosie Project
A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has given up on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea.
Timeless yet singular, mythical yet deeply personal, this novel is about one man and his unnamed village that speaks for a way of life lost for ever. It evokes the tragedy of land pillaged and communities scattered, as England's...
The Fine Colour of Rust
If you loved A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, you'll love The Fine Colour of Rust.
Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery
Zac, a translator of Flaubert, can't believe his luck. He ends up sleeping with Odette, a beautiful but capricious ceramic artist, and her best friend, Cicely, a talented knitter and author of an erotic novel. As well as an...
Five Star Billionaire
In the Man Booker prize-longlisted 'Five Star Billionaire' Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai.
Cat and Fiddle
Cat & Fiddle centres on two families whose lives become intertwined at the country estate of Bourne Abbey in rural Wiltshire. While Dr Choudhury is busy advising Henry Bourne on the restoration of the abbey to its former glory,...
The Secret Lives of Men
In these haunting stories, Georgia Blain explores human nature in all its richness: our motivations, our desires and our shortcomings. The men in these tales frequently linger at the edges - their longings & failures exerting a...
Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams...
Elegiac and seductive, Belomor is the frontier where truth and invention meet--where fragments from distant lives intermingle, and cohere.
The Happiness Show
At thirty-eight, Lizzie Quealy thinks she has things sorted: a happy relationship, a couple of gorgeous kids, a steadfast best friend and a job she loves. But when Lizzie bumps into Tom, an old flame from her globe-trotting...
We are Not the Same Anymore
A man turns up at his daughter's birthday party with a goldfish in an ice-cream container. On the way to collect firewood, a woman and her teenaged neighbour crash in a snowstorm. An unwilling son helps his sister and father put...
Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Failing, Wisconsin, part of a community of Pentecostal fundamentalists. While their families perceive constant danger in the outside world, they are blind to the destruction and devastation...
The Sleepers Almanac No. 8
2013 marks the tenth year of independent publishing outfit Sleepers, committed to publishing new and emerging authors in style. This eighth Almanac is no exception. Featuring new stories from Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Jonathan...
The Fall of the Stone City
In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates
of Gjirokastër, Albania. It is the first step in a carefully
planned invasion. But once at the mouth of the city, the troops are
taken aback by a surprising act of...
The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues
It's the swinging sixties, and nineteen-year-old Lola Bensky who is heavier than she'd like to be, takes no crap and knows how to work a set of false eyelashes is a music journalist for Rock-Out in Australia.
Bring Up the Bodies
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
Like a House on Fire
From prizewinning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimedDark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices and...
The Amber Amulet
You're in safe hands - the Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A charming story from the bestselling author of Jasper Jones.
In Tulli's second novel, set in a mythical fourth partition of Poland, the world is unreal yet strangely familiar.
A Tale for the Time Being
This is the simple story of a girl, her great-grandmother & the novelist who becomes enthralled with their tale. A simple story drawing from the deep currents of our times, from quantum physics, Japanese ghost tales, suicide...
Touch the Black: The Life and Death of Squizzy Taylor
A novella about the life and times of 1920s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor.
My Hundred Lovers
Lyrical and enigmatic, sensual and elegiac, My Hundred Lovers tells the history of one woman through her sensual and sexual experiences and relationships. A woman, on the eve of her sixtieth birthday, looks back on her story of...
Love Is a Canoe
Love Is a Canoe is a smart, funny and romantic novel about the fragility of love and marriage. Peter Herman is something of a folk hero. Marriage Is a Canoe , his decades-old guide to love and relationships, won the hearts of...
Ways of Going Home
A heartbreaking novel from a rising star of Latin America literature, and one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists.
Merivel: A Man of His Time
Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, loved for his ability to turn sorrow into laughter, now faces the agitations and anxieties of middle age. Questions crowd his mind: has he been a good father? Is he a fair...
A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare from one of Australia's most admired Indigenous voices. When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping...
Fishing for Tigers
Six years ago, Mischa Reese left her abusive husband and suffocating life in California and reinvented herself in steamy, chaotic Hanoi. In Vietnam, she finds satisfying work and enjoys a life of relative luxury and personal...
A Memory of Light
The final volume in the bestselling Wheel of Time series.
A Hologram for the King
Takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving...
By turns funny and moving, konkretion stages a dialogue around the romance of the Baader-Meinhof gang's revolutionary aspirations. Ex-commo Monique Piquet (aka Monica Picket) meets up in Paris with her former student, Angel...
Written by Hans Fallada in a notebook while he was incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum. Discovered after his death, it tells the tale -- often fierce, often poignant, often even extremely funny -- of a small businessman losing...
May We be Forgiven
The dark and dazzling new novel from the author of the major bestseller This Book Will Save Your Life
All the Way
Solange wants to have sex. Will it be with one of the boys at school? The exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She'd like to see more of her...
Woes of the True Policeman
When Oscar Amalfitano begins an impulsive affair with one of his students at the University of Barcelona, he has no idea where it will lead. More than his turbulent revolutionary past, or the death of his beautiful wife, the...
Barker confirms her place in the pantheon of Britain's finest novelists with a masterful novel that portrays the staggering human cost of the Great War. Admirers of the Regeneration trilogy and fans of Downton Abbey alike will...
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford's greatest novel to date
A collection which features eleven masterful stories that deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. These stories represent seamless evocations of self-discovery.
When an incoming freshman steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother. But no amount of coaching will prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school. Gloriously skewering the social...
*WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD*
We Bought a Zoo: the Amazing True Story of a Broken-down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever
A film tie-in edition to 20th Century Fox's film adaptation of the heart-warming international bestseller starring Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winning director Cameron Crowe.
Leaving the Atocha Station
From a National Book Award finalist, this ironic first novel captures the angst of the young American abroad.
This Is How You Lose Her
Offers a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet.
The House of Rumour
From the author of the cult hit The Long Firm, a mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space.
On the Road
Blending fiction and autobiography, this novel swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America.
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and...
At forty-nine, Celeste has left behind the religion of her childhood, but her mother, Patricia, remains a devout Catholic. When Patricia is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Celeste reluctantly agrees to accompany her mother and...
The Girl on the Stairs: A Masterful Psychological Thriller
Some buildings are alive with memories.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
A tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods:...
The Rainbow Troops
On Indonesia's Belitong Island--impoverished and tyrannized by tin-mining interests--a wily group of schoolchildren fight for their right to education --
Britain, 1972. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services in her final year at Cambridge. The cultural cold war continues and the country is being torn...
When Roberta 'Bertie' Lightfoot is crippled by polio, her world collapses. But Mama doesn't tolerate self-pity, and Bertie is nobody if not her mother's daughter - until she sets her heart on becoming an artist. Through art, the...
From a National Book Award nominee ( Eat the Document ) comes a startlingly original and compelling novel about an eccentric artist and his sister.
A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding civilisation under orders from...
Welcome to Normal
This collection of stories showcase the calibre and versatility of Nick Earls at his perceptive best. An Australian wine - maker tries to crack the Taiwanese market. Two holiday - makers in Spain decide to tell a lie about each...
The biggest novel yet from the master of American fiction, the New York Times bestselling author of The Women, T.C. Boyle. A New York Times Notable Book 2012.
Harland’s Half Acre
A revised edition of this seminal Malouf novel, now with an Afterword from the author. Frank Harland's life is centred on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers, and his desire to regain the...
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
A sumptuous period story with the most wondrously vibrant cast of characters -- this tale of secrets, friendship and forbidden love will leave you enchanted
Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's second novel is the moving story of a family gathering the summer before the Turkish military coup of 1980.
Autumn Laing has long outlived the legendary circle of artists she cultivated in the 1930s. Now 'old and skeleton gaunt', she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with the abundantly talented Pat Donlon and the effect it had on...
The Testament of Mary
All my life I have loved the Sabbath. So begins Colm Toibin's devastating novella The Testament of Mary
The Rest is Weight
The award-winning stories in The Rest is Weight reflect Mills' years in Central Australia, as well as her travels to Mexico, Russia and China. The collection displays a confident diversity of narrative voices and a brevity in...
The Third Reich
Udo Berger, aspiring writer and wargames champion of Stuttgart, decides it is time to take his new love, Ingeborg, on holiday to the Costa Brava. He brings along his new game, The Third Reich, which he plans to practice for the...
A Hologram for the King
Takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving...
In the Kingdom of Men
Raised by her grandfather, a strict Methodist minister, in a two-room shack, Gin McPhee never imagined she'd have a husband she loved and a houseboy making her breakfast. When Mason takes a job at the Arabian American Oil company...
When She Woke
When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign. An enthralling and chilling novel from the author of MUDBOUND, for fans of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and THE SCARLET...
Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. After early success as a writer, he has become a pen for hire, finding work when and where he can. Then he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, to write the biography of the...
Originally published in 1939, Happy Valley is set in a small country town in the Snowy Mountains. Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South...
The Hunger Angel
The new novel from the Nobel Prize winner, author of The Land of Green Plums, a brutal, brilliant story of survival and testimony from a young Romanian-German deported to the Soviet Gulag at the end of the Second World War.
The Guilty One
A little boy is found dead in a children's playground. Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an 11-year-old accused of murder. As he plunges into the muddy...
Recording artist and songwriter Ritter's first novel is a wondrous, suspenseful, and uniquely affecting story of the journey taken by a father and his infant son.
The Patchwork Marriage
When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loved but also the chance to be a mother, to his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this opportunity at motherhood as a precious gift. If...
Into the Darkest Corner
Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous -- Lee seems almost too good to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn...
When the Devil Drives
When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay vanished.
The Daylight Gate
Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle...
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback
Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. Thatcher's government is destroying working-class communities across Britain. When his family starts to fracture, Mark's life...
The Elephant Keeper’s Children
Peter and Tilde are trying to track down two notorious offenders: their parents. They are the minister and the organist, respectively, of the only church on a tiny island. Known for creating cheap miracles to strengthen the...
From the author of The Hundred-Foot Journey comes a fish-out-of-water story of a Japanese monk who unexpectedly finds his community in bustling Brooklyn.
This is Life
Amelie meets Knocked Up in a comic tour-de-force
Children of Liberty
From Paullina Simons who brought you the unforgettable The Bronze Horseman comes the much-anticipated Children of Liberty.
Truth Like the Sun
From the Richard & Judy-picked, internationally bestselling author of The Highest Tide comes a hugely entertaining political novel set in Seattle in the 1960s and the present day
The breathtaking new novel from 'one of the best American novelists' New York Times
'Duncan is the cleverest literary horror merchant since Bram Stoker.' The Times
The Third Reich
Written in 1989 and found among Bolano's papers after his death, The Third Reich is a stunning exploration of memory and violence. This visceral novel shows a world-class writer coming into his own--and exploring for the first...
* The long-awaited and stunning new novel from the unrivalled Iain Banks
Miles Off Course
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
From the author of the highly acclaimed A Child's Book of True Crime comes a dazzling, intense, and erotic second novel set in an isolated mansion in the country. Liese has an engagement for the weekend: to stay with Alexander,...
'Before you fall in love, or find a dear friend, you should know: this is the day I will meet someone whose memory will touch my heart and change my world forever.
Twice winner of the Miles Franklin Award and an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian literature, Christopher Koch returns after three years with a remarkable new novel that is pure Koch at his best....
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
A collection featuring twelve new stories and twelve selected favorites from the author's acclaimed collections, beginning with his debut, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven , to the PEN/Faulkner-winning War Dances...
FORECAST TURBULENCE is a breathtaking and exquisitely lyrical collection of nine short stories and one memoir piece from internationally acclaimed Australian author Janette Turner Hospital. Featuring a compelling and enigmatic...
A Small Circus
It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a...
Silver: Return to Treasure Island
July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Young Jim spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries, running errands for his father and listening to...
Crimes, campgrounds, vagrants, violence, poetry, sex, love and corruption -- they're all here: it's pure Bolano.
Memory Of Salt
Alis father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Alis mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels...
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
On his one-hundredth birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure. The international bestselling phenomenon by Swedish sensation Jonas Jonasson.
The Cat’s Table
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - a 'castle that was to cross the sea'. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys...
The past isn't dead. It isn't even past Jodie Garrow is a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks when she falls pregnant. Scared, alone and desperate to make something of her life, she makes the decision to adopt out her baby;...
Stay Awake: Stories
Before the critically acclaimed novels Await Your Reply and You Remind Me of Me, Chaon made a name for himself as a renowned writer of dazzling short stories. Now, in Stay Awake, Chaon returns to that form for the first time...
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from war. Back in Texas, he has become a national celebrity. A Fox News crew filmed Billy and the rest of Bravo squad defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Billy is a...
Belinda McKeon is a startling new talent in the great Irish mould, and Solace is a work to be admired equally for its spare, intense lyricism as for its range, understanding, and deeply compassionate portrayal of life as it is...
A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both.
The Little Shadows
Here is the eagerly anticipated new novel from a brilliant writer whose last book, Good to a Fault , was shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the Caribbean. The Little Shadows...
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