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Woodpecker Point & Other Stories
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Woodpecker Point & Other Stories

Carmel Bird

This collection of short stories about everyday life hint at the ominous as they skate a fine line between the mundane and the fantastic and familiar images become startling icons. The author has also written Dear Writer and a...

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The Trespassers

Meg Mundell

The Trespassers is a beguiling novel that explores the consequences of greed, the experience of exile, and the unlikely ways strangers can become the people we hold dear.

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Preservation
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Preservation

Jock Serong

Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative now available in a smaller, competitively priced formatp.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px...

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Myself When Young: Text Classics
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Myself When Young: Text Classics

Henry Handel Richardson, Brenda Niall

The unfinished autobiography of one of the great Australian novelists-Henry Handel Richardson, the pen name of Ethel F. Lindesay Robertson. From the author of The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney and The Getting of Wisdom, comes this...

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Out of Time
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Out of Time

Steve Hawke

From the author of The Valley comes this immensely readable love story, and family story, that explores the difficult ethical and emotional terrain of dementia, and each person's right to decide when it is their time to die.

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The Burnt Country
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The Burnt Country

Joy Rhoades

The stunning new novel from the author of The Woolgrower's Companion, whom the Australian Women's Weekly described as ‘a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'.

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The Clockmaker's Daughter
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The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Kate Morton

As the mystery of The Clockmaker's Daughter begins to unravel, we discover the stories of those who have passed through Birchwood Manor since that fateful day in 1862. Intricately layered and richly atmospheric,...

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Snake Island
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Snake Island

Ben Hobson

Reading like a morality tale Western but in a starkly beautiful Australian setting, Snake Island is a propulsive literary thriller written with great clarity and power.

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 Read reviewThe Returns
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The Returns

Philip Salom

From Miles Franklin finalist Philip Salom comes this new story about the eccentricities, failings and small triumphs that humans are capable of. The Returns is a novel that pokes fun at literary and...

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Mother of Pearl
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Mother of Pearl

Angela Savage

A luminous and courageous story from Angela Savage about the hopes and dreams we all have for our lives and relationships, and the often fraught and unexpected ways they may be realised.

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The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village
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The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Joanna Nell

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Dolores

Lauren Aimee Curtis

'A glowing, beating heart of a book' Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From

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The Pillars

Peter Polites

A thrilling new novel from the author of critically acclaimed DOWN THE HUME.

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Taboo
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Taboo

Kim Scott

From the two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, comes a work charged with ambition and poetry, brutality and mystery about a young woman cast into a drama that has been playing for over two hundred years ...

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The Poison of Polygamy: A Social Novel
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The Poison of Polygamy: A Social Novel

Wong Shee Ping, Ely Finch, Mei-Fen Kuo, Michael Williams

Serialised 1909-10, The Poison of Polygamy is a rare gem of Australian literature. The first novel of the Chinese Australian experience, it is a roller-coaster tale of blackmail, murder, betrayal and even thylacine attack, partly...

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 Read reviewFrom Here on, Monsters
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From Here on, Monsters

Elizabeth Bryer

A Naomi Alderman, Paul Auster or Emily St John Mandel for Australian letters - Elizabeth Bryer is a powerful new voice: an imagination like no other.

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Undara
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Undara

Annie Seaton

Within the treacherous caves of Undara, a betrayal will test the bonds of friendship and family. A page-turning new eco-adventure for readers who love Di Morrissey.      

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Taking Tom Murray Home
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Taking Tom Murray Home

Tim Slee

The winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize, Taking Tom Murray Home is a funny, moving, bittersweet Australian story of fires, families and the restorative power of community.      

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The Blue Rose
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The Blue Rose

Kate Forsyth

Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror' of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose.

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Minotaur

Peter Goldsworthy

A gritty and clever thriller from long-time Penguin author Peter Goldsworthy.

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Misconception
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Misconception

Rebecca Freeborn

An emotionally charged novel about love, loss, and what it means to be a mother.

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Lambs of God
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Lambs of God

Marele Day

Vegetation grows out of the mouths of stone angels, and sheep wander through the chapel. For Iphigenia, Margarita and Carla the rhythm of nature and the rituals of the Church have joined to make an encompassing whole, a garment as...

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The Roadhouse
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The Roadhouse

Kerry McGinnis

When aspiring actress Charlie Carver learns that her cousin Annabelle has died, she immediately leaves Melbourne to fly home to the remote family roadhouse east of Alice Springs. 

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The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019 Shortlist Pack
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The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019 Shortlist Pack

Various

The shortlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. Purchase all six shortlisted titles in a specially priced bundle.

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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.

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The Yield

Tara June Winch

Just tell the truth and someone will hear it eventually.

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Disgrace
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Disgrace

J. M. Coetzee

Four modern classics by the great South African writer, J. M. Coetzee, re-released with stylish new covers and accompanied by introductions from some of Australia's brightest writing talents

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A Constant Hum

Alice Bishop

A young and exciting new literary voice, emerging from one of Australia's worst natural disasters

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Shepherd

Catherine Jinks

Compulsive and terrifying adult fiction from renowned Australian author Catherine Jinks

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Nailed it!
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Nailed it!

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

Talented tradie Rose lands a job on reality TV show, Mansions in the Sky, where she aids contestants in turning shells of houses into glorious mansions. 

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Fortune

Lenny Bartulin

A gripping, globe-spanning historical epic from the author of Infamy

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While You Were Reading
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While You Were Reading

Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus

Words are messy. Love is messier. A hilarious, insightful new novel from the creators of Books on the Rail

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The Warming
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The Warming

Craig Ensor

Hauntingly beautiful, The Warming depicts a nomadic existence, where love and hope are the only means of enduring a world that has turned against humanity.

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Fabulous Lives
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Fabulous Lives

Bindy Pritchard

Fabulous Lives is a collection of short stories spanning Australia and other continents. It embraces people with all their frailties and strengths, failures and hopes, as they reach critical junctures in their...

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Terra Nullius
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Terra Nullius

Claire G. Coleman

In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past? A daring debut novel from the winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship.

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Schindler's Ark
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Schindler’s Ark

Thomas Keneally

The Hachette Essentials Edition of Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler's Ark - the book behind Oscar-winning film Schindler's List

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The Book of Dirt
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The Book of Dirt

Bram Presser

A devoted grandson tries to uncover the history of a man he never met. A moving quest to rescue family voices from silence.

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The Second Inspector: A Honeymoon Gone Wrong
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The Second Inspector: A Honeymoon Gone Wrong

Jacques Coosh

Jacques and his spouse have travelled to a tropical island, for a special celebration, where they encounter a fatal poisoning! Enigmatic Inspector Labelle seeks Jacques' assistance to solve the murder, and as Jacques burrows into...

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The Boy with Blue Trousers
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The Boy with Blue Trousers

Carol Jones

On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past.

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Love And Other Battles
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Love And Other Battles

Tess Woods

Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story.      

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The One
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The One

Kaneana May

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The Ex
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The Ex

Nicola Moriarty

She wants him back. She wants you gone. Luke is The One. After everything she's been through, Georgia knows she deserves someone like him, to make her feel loved. Safe.

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The Postmistress
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The Postmistress

Alison Stuart

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High Infidelity: A Novel by Shelley Davidow
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High Infidelity: A Novel by Shelley Davidow

Shelley Davidow

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A Lifetime of Impossible Days
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A Lifetime of Impossible Days

Tabitha Bird

Tabitha Bird's stunning debut is a magical, life-affirming novel about heartbreak, healing and learning to forgive yourself.

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Love Song
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Love Song

Sasha Wasley

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Hitch

Kathryn Hind

Winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize.

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Those Other Women
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Those Other Women

Nicola Moriarty

When a private Facebook group that airs workplace secrets falls victim to a series of vindictive leaks, carefully concealed secrets and lies are exposed with devastating consequences.

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