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Dream of Ding Village

Yan Lianke, Cindy Carter

The life and death of an entire community is told by a dead boy. His story reveals the moral vacuum at the heart of Communist-capitalist China. During a blood-contamination scandal in Henan province, villagers sell their blood,...

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 Read reviewBlue Skies

Blue Skies

Helen Hodgman

A young wife and mother watches a clock that seems forever stuck at three-in-the-afternoon. Her husband didn't come home last night. She lives for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when she can escape to a less humdrum life. Jonathan, man...

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 Read reviewOne Foot in Eden

One Foot in Eden

Ron Rash

The year is 1951 and Holland Winchester, the local thug and a war veteran, has gone missing from his small, backwater South Carolina town. The local sheriff, Will Alexander, has a gut feeling Holland's been murdered but the...

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 Read reviewBright and Distant Shores

Bright and Distant Shores

Dominic Smith

Chicago First Equitable is to construct the world's tallest building and its president, Hale Gray, hits upon a way to make it an enduring landmark: to establish on the roof an exhibition of real-life 'savages'. Caught up in this...

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 Read reviewThis Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

S.J. Finn

Jen Montgomery's life appears, almost suddenly, to be at an impasse. Nothing is as secure or as certain as she had previously thought. Love, marriage, parenthood, family, work, the very fabric of her identity seems to be shifting....

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 Read reviewThe Summer without Men

The Summer without Men

Siri Hustvedt

An exhilarating tragicomedy about the war of the sexes and what makes women tick by the internationally bestselling author Siri Hustvedt.

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 Read reviewFall Girl

Fall Girl

Toni Jordan

Evolutionary biologist Ella Canfield is seeking funding for a research project to prove that an extinct animal still roams in Australia. Millionaire Daniel Metcalf donates money to offbeat scientific projects. Problem 1: There is...

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To the End of the Land

To the End of the Land

David Grossman

Ora, amiddle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief, she sets out for a hike in the Galilee,...

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The New Yorker Stories

The New Yorker Stories

Ann Beattie

Beattie, a master of the short form, delivers a collection of all the storiesshe has published in The New Yorker.

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20 Under 40 Stories From The New Yorker

20 Under 40 Stories From The New Yorker

Deborah Treisman

In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced their selection of 20 Under 40 --the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. Those stories are now collected for the first time in one...

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While the Women Are Sleeping

While the Women Are Sleeping

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

First published in Spain in 1990 as Mientras ellas duermen.

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A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife

Robert Goolrick

Ralph Truitt, a wealthy but lonely man in his fifties places an ad in the paper for a reliable wife. Catherine Land, a beautiful thirty-four year old, responds that she is a 'simple, honest woman'. Catherine, it turns out, arrives...

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Djibouti

Djibouti

Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard brings his trademark wit and inimitable style to this twisting, gripping - and sometimes playful - tale of modern-day piracy.

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Best European Fiction

Best European Fiction

Aleksandar Hemon, Colum McCann

Best European Fiction is an exhilarating read. --Time

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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Boris Pasternak, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear

Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds, and in love with the tender and beautiful nurse...

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Rickshaw Boy

Rickshaw Boy

Lao She, Professor Howard Goldblatt

A beautiful new translation of beloved Chinese author Lao She's masterpiece of social realism, about the misadventures of a poor Beijing rickshaw driverFirst published in China in 1937, Rickshaw Boy is the story of Xiangzi, an...

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Tree of Codes

Tree of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer deftly deploys sculptural means to craft a truly compelling story. In our world of screens, he welds narrative, materiality, and our reading experience into a book that remembers it actually has a body. -...

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 Read reviewSerena

Serena

Ron Rash

Penned by an award-winning writer, this Gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge is set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America's burgeoning environmental movement.

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Fortune Cookie

Fortune Cookie

Bryce Courtenay

1960s. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly...

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Sister

Sister

Rosamund Lupton

What would you do if your sister disappeared without a trace? This is an emotionally fraught and at some times terrifying story about two sisters and the strength that binds them.

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Surface Detail

Surface Detail

Iain M. Banks

SURFACE DETAIL is Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, a breathtaking achievement from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in the modern history of science fiction.

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A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

Paul Theroux

Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. When he receives a letter from an American philanthropist with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son's, he is intrigued. Who is the dead boy found on the...

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Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes

Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes

Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Brown Janeway

The main theme of the novel is switching identity amidst the effects of modern changing technology and the confusing game of deception played between reality and fiction.

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Mr Shakespeares Bastard

Mr Shakespeares Bastard

Richard B. Wright

In a quiet manor house in Oxfordshire, an ailing housekeeper by the name of Aerlene Ward feels the time has come to confess the great secret that has shaped her life --

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The Penguin Book of the Ocean

The Penguin Book of the Ocean

James Bradley

THE WORLD'S FINEST WRITING ABOUT THE WORLD'S WILDEST PLACE
Ever since the first travellers reached the coast of Africa
hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ocean has been one of the
wellsprings of the human...

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Nourishment

Nourishment

Gerard Woodward

With her children evacuated and her husband at the front, Tory Pace is grudgingly sharing the family home with her irascible mother. As Tory works at the local gelatine factory - doing her bit for the war effort - her mother has...

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Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

Stella Duffy

* A brilliant new novel from the author of Singling out the Couples, State of Happiness and Parallel Lies

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The Man Who Loved Children

The Man Who Loved Children

Christina Stead

Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife, he a fully blown narcissist and she spoiled and prone to fits of despair. Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life is acknowledged as a contemporary classic of Australian...

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The Man in the Wooden Hat

The Man in the Wooden Hat

Jane Gardam

* A box of delights - another masterpiece from Jane Gardam and a companion novel to OLD FILTH

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 Read reviewHow it Feels

How it Feels

Brendan Cowell

An old friend, a best friend, a first love and the dreamer Neil Cronk who connects them all. Four schoolfriends are on the verge of adulthood and the next 12 hours will change the course of their lives ... Friendships will be...

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 Read reviewPreincarnate

Preincarnate

Shaun Micallef

Tells the tale of an ordinary man in a race against and across time. This title lets you join Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, HG Wells, Queen Victoria, Jack the Ripper and Tom Cruise as they unravel a Masonic plot to restore James II to...

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Player One

Player One

Douglas Coupland

Five disparate people are trapped inside an airport cocktail lounge: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock...

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The Interrogative Mood

The Interrogative Mood

Padgett Powell

Are your emotions pure? Are your nerves adjustable? How do you stand in relation to the potato? Should it still be Constantinople? Does a nameless horse make you more nervous or less nervous than a named horse? In your view, do...

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 Read reviewThe Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

John Tesarsch

Centres on Charles Bradshaw, an ageing tycoon haunted by past. When he suffers a heart attack, he abruptly retires and announces that he will give his fortune to charity. This leads to conflict with wife and adult children.

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Walking to Hollywood

Walking to Hollywood

Will Self

Offers a satire on celebrity, in which the narrator believes that everyone he meets is played by a famous actor, and that only he can solve the mystery of who murdered the movies. The author is lead to a tormented sojourn with a...

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 Read reviewMary Ann in Autumn

Mary Ann in Autumn

Armistead Maupin

Over three decades in the making, Armistead Maupin's legendary Tales of the City series rolls into a new age, still sassy, irreverent and curious, and still exploring the boundaries of the human experience with insight,...

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 Read reviewThe Annual Fiction Edition

The Annual Fiction Edition

Julianne Schultz

Focus on the Pacific region: from the Americas to Asia, New Zealand and Australia. What binds us? What pulls us apart? As economic, political and cultural power moves to the Asia-Pacific, Australia is enjoying a new relationship...

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All Clear

All Clear

Connie Willis

In Blackout, Connie Willis returned to the time-travelling future of 2060 and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England. But the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940. Small discrepancies in the historical record...

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X'Ed Out

X'Ed Out

Charles Burns

From the creator of Black Hole comes the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction. Doug wakes up to find a huge hole torn out of his bedroom wall and his beloved--and dead--cat Inky slinking in and out through the...

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When Colts Ran

When Colts Ran

Roger McDonald

Life on the land is a study in contrasts: shadow and light, abundance and blight, the transcendent moment eroded by the persistence of time.

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 Read reviewThe Empty Family

The Empty Family

Colm Toibin

In the nine captivating stories that make up The Empty Family, Colm Toibin delineates with a tender and unique sensibility lives of unspoken or unconscious longing, of individuals, often willingly, cast adrift from their history.

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The Plantation

The Plantation

Di Morrissey

When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author - her great aunt. Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from...

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 Read reviewSomebody to Love

Somebody to Love

Steve Holden

A transsexual mortician prepares three bodies for burial at a funeral home. As she works, she reflects on her own life and childhood, and her transformation from man to woman. Her sex change was a step towards finding somebody to...

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 Read reviewHand Me Down World

Hand Me Down World

Lloyd Jones

A multi-layered story of the search for a lost child from the internationally bestselling author of Mister Pip

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The Countesses of Castello

The Countesses of Castello

Milena Agus

Three sisters live in three flats in an aristocratic palazzo in Cagliari's ancient Castello quarter, where rich and poor are mixed as they used to be in the old downtown quarter. Around the family and its persistent illusions...

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A Pure Clear Light

A Pure Clear Light

Madeleine St.John

Simon and Flora Beaufort have three perfect children and a comfortable, happy life in London. When Flora takes the children for a month-long vacation in France, Simon stays home to work on his latest film project. What could go...

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 Special priceNotorious

Notorious

Roberta Lowing

She came walking out of the desert, just as the famous poet had centuries before. Now the nameless woman lies horribly scarred and close to death in an Asylum deep in the North African desert. As the wind calls up a deadly...

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 Read reviewHarbour

Harbour

John Ajvide Lindqvist

It was a beautiful winter's day. Anders, his wife and their feisty six-year-old, Maja, set out across the ice of the Swedish archipelago to visit the lighthouse on Gavasten. There was no one around, so they let her go on ahead....

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Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Nicki Greenberg

In this sumptuous staging of Shakespeare's enigmatic play on the page, Nicki Greenberg has created an extraordinary visual feast that sweeps up all in its path as the drama intensifies both on stage and off.

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 Read reviewStarted Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)

Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)

Kate Atkinson

A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life...

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 Read reviewConvalescent

Convalescent

Jessica Anthony

A story of a small, bearded man who sells meat out of a bus parked next to a stream in suburban Virginia, USA, and also somehow, the story of 10,000 years of Hungarian history. The author makes an unforgettable debut with an...

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Like Being a Wife

Like Being a Wife

Catherine Harris

Flitting from Sydney to Melbourne, Canberra to California, this loosely linked collection of stories shines a bright fluorescent light on family, friendships, work, love and loss.

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 Read reviewNight Street

Night Street

Kristel Thornell

Night Street is the passionate story of a young painter, Clarice Beckett, who defies society's strict conventions and indifferent art critics alike and leads an intense private and professional life. With her extraordinary talent...

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 Read reviewUtopian Man

Utopian Man

Lisa Lang

1880s. Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. Entrepreneur Edward William Cole is building the Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him: a giant squid, a brass band,...

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 Read reviewThe Body in the Clouds

The Body in the Clouds

Ashley Hay

The story of one extraordinary moment - a man falling from the sky, and surviving - and of three men who see it, in different ways and different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the late 1700s, a...

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 Read reviewOther Stories

Other Stories

Wayne Macauley

Wayne Macauley's Other Stories collects a variety of short fiction that he has published in literary magazines over the past 18 years. Despite the work's lengthy gestation, these stories demonstrate an impressive unity of vision,...

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 Read reviewReading Madame Bovary

Reading Madame Bovary

Amanda Lohrey

A thrilling collection of stories that deal with transition and transformation. In these riveting stories, characters deal with crises of body and spirit. They find themselves caught between order and chaos, and must face the need...

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The Accident

The Accident

Ismail Kadare

A mysterious accident on a Vienna autobahn when a taxi driver loses control of his vehicle killing both passengers finds that investigation into the deaths mirrors the Balkan conflict.

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Wildflower Hill

Wildflower Hill

Kimberley Freeman

In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. But life is not about to follow the...

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Eleven

Eleven

Mark Watson

ONE MOMENT... ELEVEN LIVES... ENDLESS CONSEQUENCES

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All the Hopeful Lovers

All the Hopeful Lovers

William Nicholson

Belinda, just fifty, wistfully reflects how much better she is at sex now than when she was young and gorgeous, and then discovers to her fury that her husband Tom is having an affair. All the Hopeful Lovers tracks the emotional...

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 Read reviewUnion Atlantic

Union Atlantic

Adam Haslett

Union Atlantic is a deeply involving novel of the modern world - a world in crisis, where individual humanity is pitted against the global marketplace, and we must decide what, in the end, we value most highly.

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 Read reviewLunatic In My Head

Lunatic In My Head

Anjum Hasan

Set against the backdrop of a small Indian hill town called Shillong, this title is a beautiful lyrical novel about three lives in limbo. A compelling debut by a major new talent, will appeal to readers of Arundhati Roy.

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 Read reviewCampaign Ruby

Campaign Ruby

Jessica Rudd

When she gets the email announcing her redundancy, Ruby Stanhope hopes to maintain the composure expected of your average London investment banker. Instead, the next day's hangover brings unfortunate discoveries. Her impromptu...

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Mockingjay

Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay...

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Comrades

Comrades

Dominic Knight

Sydney University is Australia's pre-eminent finishing school for politicians, and its Students' Representative Council is the nursery where generations of future leaders have cut their first dodgy preference deals and performed...

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 Read reviewMy Sister Chaos

My Sister Chaos

Lara Fergus

An obsessive-compulsive cartographer trapped in the mapping of her own house. A painter turned code-breaker trying to find the lover she lost in the war. Two sisters on a collision course.

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The Red Queen

The Red Queen

Philippa Gregory

Continuing the tumultuous story of The Cousins War, Philippa tells the tale of a young mother's determined ambition for her son - soon to be Henry VII

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American Subversive: A Novel

American Subversive: A Novel

David Goodwillie

An extraordinary journey into the dark soul of modern America - from a back-to-the-land community in the Smoky Mountains to a weather underground-like bomb factory in Vermont; from Fishers Island, isolated getaway of the wealthy...

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 Read reviewErrol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls

Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls

Boyd Anderson

Cuba, 1959: In the final year of Errol Flynn's life, he found time for one last adventure. The star of many Hollywood films had always longed to be a real hero. Fidel Castro was the genuine article, and now he was looking for...

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Repeat it Today with Tears

Repeat it Today with Tears

Anne Peile

A secretive child by nature, Susanna makes a covert list of everything she knows about her absent father, waiting for the day that she is reunited with him. When she finally discovers her father's name and seeks him out, in the...

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Savages

Savages

Don Winslow

Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach-based marijuana operation. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may...

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Ethan Grout

Ethan Grout

Matt Howard

Ethan Grout realises it's his 27th birthday when he receives a
card from the fitness centre he recently quit along with the only
job he had ever held. His father's life (and recent funeral) had
featured a large cast: but his...

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 Read reviewEquator: A Novel

Equator: A Novel

Wayne Ashton

1947. Carlos slips over the orphanage wall in search of the village girl who has captured his heart. From that moment, his is a life at sea, a life that moves across the globe and across generations, lived on the turning tides of...

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In the Company of Angels

In the Company of Angels

Thomas E. Kennedy

Bernardo Greene is attempting to rebuild his life. Imprisoned and tortured by Pinochet's regime for introducing his students to political poetry, he has arrived at Copenhagen's centre for rehabilitating torture victims at the age...

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 Read reviewThe Mary Smokes Boys

The Mary Smokes Boys

Patrick Holland

Grey's mother dies giving birth to his sister Irene and the tragedy haunts his life in the small town of Mary Smokes. Grey prays that his mother will be returned to him in some form, so he might protect her from the world as his...

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The Changeling

The Changeling

Kenzaburo Oe

The new work from Nobel prize-winner Kenzaburo Oe, The Changeling is an ambitious, sweeping novel about friendship and the distances we are prepared to travel to preserve it.

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Holy Water

Holy Water

James P. Othmer

Henry Tuhoe works for a multinational conglomerate thats begun to outsource everything it can to third world countries. His beautiful wife no longer lets him touch her, even though she demanded he get a vasectomy; and his bright...

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Death Most Definite

Death Most Definite

Trent Jamieson

Steve is a necromancer in the family firm, tasked with easing spirits from this dimension to the next after death. And he is kind of OK with that, until someone high up the corporate hierarchy makes a bid to be Australia's new...

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The Genesis Flaw

The Genesis Flaw

L. A. Larkin

Serena Swift, an advertising director, decides to take on one of the world's most powerful producers of genetically modified food, Gene-Asis. Serena disguises herself to infiltrate Gene-Asis to expose the company's horrific...

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The Complete Cosmicomics

The Complete Cosmicomics

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, William Weaver

Includes stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures.

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The Delta

The Delta

Tony Park

After a failed assassination attempt on the president of Zimbabwe, ex-soldier turned mercenary Sonja Kurtz is on the run and heads for her only place of refuge, the Okavango Delta in Botswana. But Sonja discovers the Delta is on...

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The Vintage and the Gleaning

The Vintage and the Gleaning

Jeremy Chambers

Smithy has recently been forced to give up drinking after a lifetime of alcoholism. Overwhelmed by feelings of regret, guilt, loss and nostalgia for the past, Smithy is trapped in a blind search for meaning. Living in the same...

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The Fortunes of Ruby White

The Fortunes of Ruby White

Lia Weston

Ruby White has no job, no direction in life, and just enough money to last a month. With time on her hands, Ruby soon finds herself at a seminar for those who are Hyper-Auto-Aware, run by the Jaasmyn Empire. To Ruby's...

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After America

After America

John Birmingham

Four years after an inexplicable wave of energy decimated the American mainland, and then just as inexplicably disappeared a year later, US President James Kipper is no closer to explaining the catastrophe to the traumatised...

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Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Stephen Sewell

Armed robber Pope Cody is on the run from a gang of renegade detectives who want him dead. As revenge killings and paybacks explode onto Melbourne streets, 17-year-old J finds himself at the centre of a bloody struggle between his...

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 Read reviewThe Radleys

The Radleys

Matt Haig

From one of Britain's finest young novelists comes a razor-sharp unpicking of adulthood and family life.

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The Fable of All Our Lives

The Fable of All Our Lives

Peter Kocan

Tait has just been released from a psychiatric institution. He has received a grant to write poetry and is eager to settle into a routine but has come to perceive the world as a scene of struggle. As Tait becomes immersed in his...

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And This is True

And This is True

Emily Mackie

A striking first novel by a young writer - the tale of a highly unusual rites of passage which confronts one of the strongest taboos.

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Inheritance

Inheritance

Nicholas Shakespeare

What would you do if you suddenly inherited GBP17,000,000? An entertaining and poignant story of betrayal and redemption from one of our most-respected writers.

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 Read reviewIlustrado

Ilustrado

Miguel Syjuco

Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, is dead. His young acolyte, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author's suspicious death and the strange disappearance of an unfinished manuscript. To understand the death, Miguel...

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 Read reviewMilk Fever

Milk Fever

Lisa Reece-Lane

Julia Heath is experiencing a tree-change nightmare; a dismal country town with no decent coffee, a yoga teacher husband who is having an affair with the butcher's wife and slowly sending them bankrupt, a mother-in-law coming to...

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 Read reviewThe Passage

The Passage

Justin Cronin

An epic, awe-inspiring novel of good and evil that is destined to be a global bestseller

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Menagerie of False Truths

Menagerie of False Truths

Greg French

Art, relationships and a profound appreciation of the natural world collide in this utterly compelling account of two families. From the outset Cherry and Jack share an unspoken bond, and in learning to understand each other, they...

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 Read reviewKnown Unknowns

Known Unknowns

Emmett Stinson

With sharp, insightful prose that illuminates the frailty of human relationships, Known Unknowns is an arresting collection that marks the arrival an exciting new literary talent. Emmett Stinson is an American who moved to...

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 Read reviewSingularity

Singularity

Charlotte Grimshaw

The stories in Singularity cover a wide range of territory, from childhood innocence to adult desperation, from the depths of poverty to cushioned affluence, from London to Los Angeles, Ayers Rock in Australia to the black sand...

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 Read reviewRoddy Parr

Roddy Parr

Peter Rose

Roddy Parr has just completed his PhD on the legendary David Anthem, a writer tipped to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature. He joins the Anthem household as David's secretary. Soon Roddy is indispensable, and finds his new...

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The Pleasure Seekers

The Pleasure Seekers

Tishani Doshi

Zadie Smith meets Rohinton Mistry in this sparkling debut about
family, belonging and the binding power of love.
It all started in August 1968 when Babo, with curly hair and
jhill mill teeth, became the first member of...

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New and Rediscovered

New and Rediscovered

Vicki Viidikas

For the first time New and Rediscovered makes available some of the legendary Australian writers previously unpublished writing and drawings alongside a comprehensive selection of her published poetry and prose.Vicki Viidikas work...

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 Read reviewImperial Bedrooms

Imperial Bedrooms

Bret Easton Ellis

Less Than Zero successfully chronicled the frightening consequences of unmitigated hedonism within the ranks of the ethically bereft youth of 80s Los Angeles. Now, many years later, this book returns to those same characters: to...

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 Read reviewImperfect Birds

Imperfect Birds

Anne Lamott

Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent; athletic and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. But as the school...

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Android Karenina

Android Karenina

Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Tolstoy, and the result is an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of...

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The Pindar Diamond

The Pindar Diamond

Katie Hickman

It's Venice, 1604. When rumours of a spectacularly rare and priceless diamond begin to circulate amongst the gamblers and courtesans of the Venetian demi-monde, the Levant Company merchant, Paul Pindar, becomes convinced that the...

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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Peter Ackroyd, Geoffrey Chaucer

From the exuberant Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend to the Miller's worldly, ribald farce, this title includes tales which can be taken as a mirror of fourteenth-century London.

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 Read reviewThe Dead Fish Museum

The Dead Fish Museum

Charles D'Ambrosio

The author delivers eight short stories full of characters who floate through their lives and relationships, adrift and apprehensive, tested by failure and strengthened by adversity.

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Freeing Grace

Freeing Grace

Charity Norman

Warm, insightful and poignant, Freeing Grace tells the story of David, curate of an inner-city parish, and Leila, his Nigerian-born wife. Unable to have children of their own, they're desperate for a family. When they finally hear...

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 Read reviewKindling

Kindling

Darren Groth

Nate Monk is Kieran's father. He's a single parent of a 'differently wired' child, a talented musician who once stood on the cusp of success and a man resigned to a pragmatic life of responsibility over opportunity. Both share the...

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Houdini’s Flight

Angelo Loukakis

Terry Voulos is struggling. His marriage, his relationship with his son and his work prospects are shaky. He finds solace in the possibility of a new career as a magician, before a tragic accident sends him into exile. Hal...

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The Truth About Love

The Truth About Love

Josephine Hart

* Now in paperback, the exciting new novel from the bestselling author of DAMAGE, which received stunning reviews: 'An exhilarating adventure in language; the words throw up sparks of strange beauty ... A brave novel GUARDIAN

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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

Andrew O'Hagan

In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He had an instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. This title presents his story.

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The Privileges

The Privileges

Jonathan Dee

Smart, socially gifted, and chronically impatient, Adam and Cynthia Morey are so perfect for each other that united they become a kind of fortress against the world. In their hurry to start a new life, they marry young and have...

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Blueeyedboy

Blueeyedboy

Joanne Harris

A novel that tells a tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems.

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The Rapture

The Rapture

Liz Jensen

An environmental disaster movie of a thriller.

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Men of Bad Character

Kathleen Stewart

When Rose's 18-year relationship ends in a shocking and unexpected way, she realises the extent to which she was being emotionally manipulated and controlled. While trying to pick up the threads of her life, she meets a charming...

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The Lonely Polygamist

Brady Udall

Golden Richards, husband to four wives, father to twenty-eight children, is having the mother of all mid-life crises. His construction business is failing, his family has grown into an overpopulated mini-dukedom beset with...

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Then Came the Evening

Then Came the Evening

Brian Hart

Bandy Dorner, home from Vietnam, awakes with his car mired in a canal, his home reduced to ashes, and his pregnant wife preparing to leave town with her lover. Within moments, a cop lies bleeding in the road. Nearly two decades...

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The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge

Patricia Duncker

It was New Year's Day, 2000. Hunters on their way home through a forest in the Jura stumble upon a half-circle of dead bodies lying in the freshly fallen snow. The hunters are questioned and sent away. As they descend the...

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Sustenance

Sustenance

Simone Lazaroo

In a small hotel on an island renowned for its hospitality and beauty, the Balinese staff and their Western guests are taken hostage. The event has a different impact on each person, but all will view life differently from this...

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Five Wounds

Five Wounds

Jonathan Walker, Dan Hallett

A surreal, darkly beautiful and unsettling graphic novel about five wounded orphans, by turns hilarious and horrific, grotesque and tender.

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The Ask

Sam Lipsyte

When Milo Burke, a 'donations' officer at a university, has a disastrous run-in with a rich undergraduate, he winds up unemployed. Grasping at odd jobs to support his wife and young son, he's offered one last chance: he must reel...

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 Read reviewThe Crime of Huey Dunstan

The Crime of Huey Dunstan

James McNeish

A young man stands in the dock accused of murder. A brutal murder, apparently motiveless. When Professor Chesney, a psychologist specialising in trauma, is called as an expert witness, he is at first baffled. This young man, Huey...

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Both Ways is the Only Way I Want it

Maile Meloy

A love-struck young ranch hand, an aging Argentine lover, a trusted confidante who isn't a friend and two hitchhikers named Bonnie and Clyde. Meloy's unforgettable characters have each reached a fork in the road. But what kind of...

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Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

John M. Green

Wealthy stock trader Michael Hunt is a secretive man with a past he's not even shared with Sonya, his university professor wife. But Sonya is forced to start piecing it together when Michael suddenly goes missing, leaving her with...

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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Gregory Day

Robbed of his zest for life by the absurd innovations of his local council, including knocking down the only pub in his home town and roofing over a section of the creek to protect swimmers from the rain, artist Noel Lea exiles...

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 Read reviewLittle Hands Clapping

Little Hands Clapping

Dan Rhodes

The darkest, most twisted novel yet from the author of Timoleon Vieta Comes Home

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Hotel Iris

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, 17-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...

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Killing Richard Dawson

Killing Richard Dawson

Robin Baker

A darkly comic, slow burn thriller, where reality is blurred and nothing can be taken for granted. All about love, friendship, booze, morality, death and a generation's casual dissatisfaction with modern life, where sometimes...

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith

From the creator of the international bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes the untold (vampire-hunting) history of the Great US Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln.

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The Beast of the Camargue: A Commandant Michel De Palma Investigation

The Beast of the Camargue: A Commandant Michel De Palma Investigation

Xavier-Marie Bonnot, Ian Monk

Commandant Michel de Palma is confronted by a series of unexplained deaths, all bearing the grisly hallmarks of an ancient myth.

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 Read reviewLeaving Suzie Pye

Leaving Suzie Pye

John Dale

Joe has had a great life, untroubled by career or monogamy. He's convinced that whatever he is doing, he'd still really rather be having sex - if only middle age hadn't made it so hard to find a woman who will share his...

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The Daylight and the Dust: Selected Short Stories

The Daylight and the Dust: Selected Short Stories

Janet Frame

Written over four decades and including all of her best stories, this new selection illustrates Janet Frame's dazzling versatility. Her themes range from childhood, to old age, death and beyond. Some stories are firmly rooted in...

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 Read reviewThe Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Philip Pullman

Part novel, part history, part fairytale, this title offers a radical take on the myths and the mysteries of the Gospels, and the genesis of church that has so shaped the course of the last two millennia.

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The Vulture

The Vulture

Gil Scott-Heron

A hip and fast-moving thriller

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Match Fixer

Match Fixer

Neil Humphreys

Match fixing is destroying The Beautiful Game in Asia, and
corruption has spread its tentacles into 'squeaky-clean' Singapore.
Feeding off the insatiable gambling habits of the local population,
illegal football betting has...

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The Tulip Virus

The Tulip Virus

Danielle Hermans

The murder of a wealthy financier in modern-day London sets Alec, the man's nephew, on a desperate race for the truth that leads back to the death of a respected tulip trader in 17th-century Holland.

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