50 great reads by Australian Women in 2016

 Read reviewTruly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

Liane Moriarty

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One playful dog. It's an ordinary weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong? 

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 Read reviewOur Magic Hour

Our Magic Hour

Jennifer Down

Katy's unexpected suicide forever changes life for her best friend Audrey, and their group of close friends in their twenties.

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 Read reviewThe Birdman's Wife

The Birdman’s Wife

Melissa Ashley

A woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light . . . Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was�..

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 Read reviewThe Island Will Sink

The Island Will Sink

Briohny Doyle

With this gripping postmodern novel in the vein of Michel Houellebecq and Phillip K. Dick, Briohny Doyle gives us a glimpse of a grave new world we all might soon face, and in so doing announces herself as a serious literary...

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Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Alison Whittaker

From a remarkable new voice in Indigenous writing comes this highly original collection of poems bristling with stunning imagery and gritty textures. At times sensual, always potent, Lemons in the Chicken...

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 Read reviewThe Love of a Bad Man

The Love of a Bad Man

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The Love of a Bad Man is a collection of short stories that imagine the lives of thirteen women, all of whom were the lovers, mistresses, or wives of various 'bad' men in history. Beautifully observed, fascinating, and at times...

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After the Carnage

After the Carnage

Tara June Winch

A collection of prodigious depth and variety, After the Carnage marks the remarkable evolution of one of our finest young writers.

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Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil

Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil

Melina Marchetta

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Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Tania Chandler

Dead in the Water is about trying to escape the cycle of trauma. It delves into the darkness beneath the surface of fear, betrayal, and revenge, to find a glimmer of hope.

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Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling

Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling

Larissa Behrendt

A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was...

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The Promise of Things

The Promise of Things

Ruth Quibell

Some of our strongest, most lasting relationships are hidden in plain view-those we have with objects. What do our possessions do for us? And how do they do it? In The Promise of...

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 Read reviewAvalanche

Avalanche

Julia Leigh

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Fight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford

Personal and fearless - a call to arms for feminists new, old and as yet unrealised by one of our most outspoken feminist writers. 

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Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Dr Elizabeth Tynan

In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them - and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the...

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 Read reviewPosition Doubtful: mapping landscapes and memories

Position Doubtful: mapping landscapes and memories

Kim Mahood

Imagine the document you have before you is not a book but a map. It is well-used, creased, and folded, so that when you open it, no matter how carefully, something tears, and a line that is neither latitude nor longitude opens in...

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 Read reviewThe High Places

The High Places

Fiona McFarlane

These wide-ranging stories resonate in the way of only the finest writing and the most pleasurable reading. There are storylines that seem straightforward on the surface but have a dozen things circling underneath, others that sit...

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 Read reviewWasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Wasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Elspeth Muir

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Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 3)

Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 3)

C. S. Pacat

Book 3 of the Captive Prince trilogy

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The Science of Appearances

The Science of Appearances

Jacinta Halloran

A brilliant story of family and heredity, of the things that bind us and that wrench us apart

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 Read reviewThe Permanent Resident

The Permanent Resident

Roanna Gonsalves

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Comfort Food

Comfort Food

Ellen Van Neerven

Following on from the success of her award-winning fiction debut, Heat and Light, Ellen van Neerven announces herself as a talented poet with this intoxicating collection. Moving between places and cultures, Comfort Food...

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 Read reviewFine

Fine

Michelle Wright

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 Read reviewThe Paper House

The Paper House

Anna Spargo-Ryan

Anna Spargo-Ryan's astonishing debut: the stylistically brilliant, fearless and heartbreaking story of a woman grieving the death of her child.

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 Read reviewThe Healing Party

The Healing Party

Micheline Lee

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Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

Toni Jordan

A romantic comedy about sex, marriage and the benefits and drawbacks of being a grownup.

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 Read reviewBetween a Wolf and a Dog

Between a Wolf and a Dog

Georgia Blain

Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the woes of the middle class. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her...

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 Read reviewA Loving, Faithful Animal

A Loving, Faithful Animal

Josephine Rowe

It is New Year's Eve, 1990, and Ru's father has disappeared again. Haunted by the horrors of the Vietnam War, Jack has been an erratic - and at times violent - presence in his family's life. Meanwhile, Ru's sister, Lani, is...

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 Read reviewGeorgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines

Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines

Bernice Barry

In 1829, estranged from her family and living in an isolated Scottish village, Georgiana Kennedy makes a sudden decision to marry Captain John Molloy of the Rifle Brigade - a handsome hero with a mysterious past. Together, they...

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 Read reviewPortable Curiosities

Portable Curiosities

Julie Koh

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 Read reviewSkylarking

Skylarking

Kate Mildenhall

'A brave, beautiful and richly textured book that delicately explores the fault lines in love and friendship.' --Lucy Treloar A spellbinding tale of friendship and desire, memory and truth, which questions what it is to remember...

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Troppo

Troppo

Madelaine Dickie

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Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Marie Munkara

Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds.

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 Read reviewLong Run

Long Run

Catriona Menzies-Pike

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Letter to Pessoa

Letter to Pessoa

Michelle Cahill

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Dying in the First Person: A Novel

Dying in the First Person: A Novel

Nike Sulway

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Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum

Eva Orner

Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies.

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We're All Going to Die

We’re All Going to Die

Leah Kaminsky

A joyful book about the necessity of celebrating life in the face of death. The one certainty about life is that everybody is going to die. Yet somehow as a society we have come to deny this...

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 Read reviewTruly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

Liane Moriarty

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One playful dog. It's an ordinary weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong? 

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