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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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 Read reviewDesire Lines
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Desire Lines

Felicity Volk

An epic story of love and the lies we tell ourselves, from an extraordinary Australian literary talent

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The Salt Madonna

Catherine Noske

The Crucible meets The Natural Way of Things in this stunning novel from debut author Catherine Noske.

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The Good Turn

Dervla McTiernan

The heart-stopping third book in the Cormac Reilly series.    

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Just an Ordinary Family
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Just an Ordinary Family

Fiona Lowe

Liane Moriarty meets Jodi Picoult in this tensely negotiated story of family ties, betrayal and sacrifice.

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The Land Girls
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The Land Girls

Victoria Purman

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The Darkest Shore
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The Darkest Shore

Karen Brooks

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 Read reviewA Couple of Things Before the End: Stories
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A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories

Sean O'Beirne

This brilliant collection mixes the storytelling originality of George Saunders and Lydia Davis with a sensibility all its own, taking the reader on an extraordinary tour of old and new Australia - and into a very frightening...

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Fauna
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Fauna

Donna Mazza

A compelling near-future literary novel, psychological thriller and family drama

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Jane in Love
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Jane in Love

Rachel Givney

Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past?

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 Read reviewRiptides
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Riptides

Kirsten Alexander

Set in Queensland during a time of tremendous social upheaval, Riptides is a gripping family drama about dreams, choices and consequences, from the author of the acclaimed Half Moon Lake.

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Cherry Beach

Laura McPhee-Browne

Beautifully written and intimate, Cherry Beach is a revelatory story of friendship and desire.  

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 Special price Read reviewThe Bass Rock
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The Bass Rock

Evie Wyld

Three women, hundreds of years apart, slip into each other's lives in a novel of darkness, violence and madness.   

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The Light After the War
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The Light After the War

Anita Abriel

Inspired by the true story of one woman's extraordinary journey to forge a new life after escaping a train bound for Auschwitz

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A Superior Spectre
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A Superior Spectre

Angela Meyer

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No Neat Endings
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No Neat Endings

Dominic Carew

In nineteen short stories, No Neat Endings pits its characters against the challenges of modern life, sex, love, work and the world. Half tragedy, half comedy, this collection announces a fresh new voice in Australian writing.

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Her Mother's Secret
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Her Mother’s Secret

Natasha Lester

A brave young woman chases her dream despite society's disapproval in 1920s New York. Perfect for fans of Gill Paul, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi.

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 Read reviewShirl
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Shirl

Wayne Marshall

A lonely yowie emerges from the bush to attend the Desperate and Dateless Ball. Mysterious creatures descend from the sky to place a ban on footy. A shark named Bruce turns up in the local swimming pool. A fisherman enjoying a...

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The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant
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The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

Kayte Nunn

An atmospheric and resonant novel that holds up a light to the heart's choices and the ensuing consequences. If you love Elizabeth Gilbert and Kate Morton you will devour this book.

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Wild, Fearless Chests
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Wild, Fearless Chests

Mandy Beaumont

Brutal. Uncompromising. Magnificent. Complex. Unforgettable. A timely debut short story collection that breaks open the idea of women from a powerful new Australian literary voice.

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The First Stone (25th Anniversary Edition)
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The First Stone (25th Anniversary Edition)

Helen Garner

The First Stone has been reviled and revered. At the time of publication, its author was both vilified and lionised by readers. Now, when Garner has achieved the status of one of our most respected literary icons, this story is no...

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 Read reviewWe Were Never Friends
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We Were Never Friends

Margaret Bearman

We Were Never Friends is a compelling and powerful novel about friendship, the pursuit of a creative life and the legacies we leave behind.

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Sixty Summers
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Sixty Summers

Amanda Hampson

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The Scholar

Dervla McTiernan

Being brilliant has never been this dangerous...  

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Tyrant's Blood
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Tyrant’s Blood

Fiona McIntosh

The second instalment of Fiona McIntosh's gripping epic fantasy, set in a world torn by revenge, love and ancient magic.

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King's Wrath
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King’s Wrath

Fiona McIntosh

The third, and last, instalment of Fiona McIntosh's gripping epic fantasy, set in a world torn by revenge, love and ancient magic.

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Royal Exile
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Royal Exile

Fiona McIntosh

The first instalment of a thrilling new epic fantasy trilogy from the rising star of the genre.

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The Daughter of Victory Lights
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The Daughter of Victory Lights

Kerri Turner

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After the Party
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After the Party

Cassie Hamer

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The Paris Model
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The Paris Model

Alexandra Joel

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself ... A stunning novel of love, betrayal and family secrets for all fans of Fiona McIntosh and Natasha Lester.

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The Chocolate Maker's Wife
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The Chocolate Maker’s Wife

Karen Brooks

Originally published in Australia in 2019 by HQ Fiction.

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Springtime: A Ghost Story
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Springtime: A Ghost Story

Michelle de Kretser

Picking up her pace, Frances saw a woman in the leaf - hung depths of the garden. She wore a long pink dress and a wide hat, and her skin was a creamy white. There came upon Frances a sensation that sometimes overtook her when she...

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Cedar Valley
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Cedar Valley

Holly Throsby

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The Helpline
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The Helpline

Katherine Collette

The B-format edition of the hilarious Australian debut that charmed the world

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The Orchardist's Daughter
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The Orchardist’s Daughter

Karen Viggers

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Maggie's Going Nowhere
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Maggie’s Going Nowhere

Rose Hartley

Maggie's Going Nowhere is a fierce and funny debut introducing a thoroughly relatable and offbeat heroine. If you enjoy Fleabag, you'll adore Maggie!

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The Mothers
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The Mothers

Genevieve Gannon

What if you gave birth to someone else's child? A gripping family drama inspired by a real-life case of an IVF laboratory mix-up.

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How To Be Second Best
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How To Be Second Best

Jessica Dettmann

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The Girl On The Page
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The Girl On The Page

John Purcell

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The Lost Summers of Driftwood
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The Lost Summers of Driftwood

Vanessa McCausland

Is it more dangerous to forget ... or to remember? A compelling drama about broken dreams, first love and the mystery of a lost sister, for all fans of Hannah Richell and Kate Morton.

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The Girl In The Painting
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The Girl In The Painting

Tea Cooper

Another brilliant Australian historical mystery from bestselling author, Tea Cooper... Blurbs coming soon

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True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. There are no sentences like these in all Australian literature and yet they could only have grown from our soil.

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Joan Smokes
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Joan Smokes

Angela Meyer

Winner of the inaugural Mslexia Novella Award (2019). She used to be someone else, but now she's arrived in Vegas, where she can start again. It won't do to let the past leak in. It's the Sixties now. She's going to become ......

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Red Can Origami
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Red Can Origami

Madelaine Dickie

Ava has just landed a job as a reporter in Gubinge, a tiny tropical town in Australia's north. From the rodeos and fishing holes of northern Australia, to the dazzling streets of night-time Tokyo, Ava is swept in pursuit of the...

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Star-Crossed
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Star-Crossed

Minnie Darke

In this sparkling romantic comedy, a young journalist tampers with her magazine's horoscopes to win her friend's heart - and sets in motion an unpredictable and often hilarious ripple effect ...  

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Bye Bye Baby
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Bye Bye Baby

Fiona McIntosh

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Beautiful Death
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Beautiful Death

Fiona McIntosh

A man walking his dog by the River Lea in London makes a grisly discovery and soon DCI Jack Hawksworth is in the grip of a confounding case. Londoners have become the target of a calculating killer, who 'trophies' the faces of his...

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The Drover's Wife
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The Drover’s Wife

Leah Purcell

The Drover's Wife is utterly authentic, brilliantly plotted, thoroughly harrowing and entirely of our times exploring race, gender, violence and inheritance.

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