Australian Fiction 2015

My Relations: By Robin Ann Eakin, Aged 8, 1929

My Relations: By Robin Ann Eakin, Aged 8, 1929

Robin Dalton

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The Fire Sermon

The Fire Sermon

Francesca Haig

Cass is born a few minutes after her brother, Zach. Both infants are perfect, but only one is a blessing; only one is an Alpha. The other child must be cast out. But with no discernible difference, other than their genders, their...

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Unmarry Me

Unmarry Me

Reed Nicki

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The Secrets of Midwives

The Secrets of Midwives

Sally Hepworth

In a family of midwives, some secrets are too big to keep hidden.

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 Read reviewThe Strays

The Strays

Emily Bitto

On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant - garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like -...

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 Read reviewThe Eye of the Sheep

The Eye of the Sheep

Sofie Laguna

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015.

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The Best Australian Stories 2015

The Best Australian Stories 2015

Amanda Lohrey

In The Best Australian Stories 2015, Amanda Lohrey, winner of the Patrick White Award and author of the acclaimed novel A Short History of Richard Kline, curates twenty pieces of exceptional short fiction.

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 Read reviewThe Women's Pages

The Women’s Pages

Debra Adelaide

After her mother's death, Dove decides to write a whole new story for herself, for her mother and for their literary heroines. In undertaking this labour of love, Dove unwittingly taps into the universal story of choice, grief and...

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The Secret Chord: The Australian Bestseller

The Secret Chord: The Australian Bestseller

Geraldine Brooks

A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book and March.

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 Read reviewHope Farm

Hope Farm

Peggy Frew

'They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world - the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.'

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Blood Kin

Blood Kin

Ceridwen Dovey

A chef, a portraitist and a barber are taken hostage in a coup to overthrow their boss, the President. They are held captive in a palatial retreat high above the capital city. The chef's daughter, the portraitist's wife and the...

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 Read reviewGhost River

Ghost River

Tony Birch

The river is a place of history and secrets. For Ren and Sonny, two unlikely friends, it's a place of freedom and adventure. For a group of storytelling vagrants, it's a refuge. And for the isolated daughter of a cult reverend,...

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To The Islands

To The Islands

Randolph Stow, Bernadette Brennan

Set in the desolate outback landscape of Australia's north-west, the novel tracks the last days of a worn-out Anglican missionary. Fleeing his mission after an agonising confrontation, he immerses himself in the wilderness,...

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 Read reviewRush Oh!

Rush Oh!

Shirley Barrett

When the eldest daughter of a whaling family in Eden, New South Wales, sets out to chronicle the particularly difficult season of 1908, the story she tells is poignant and hilarious, filled with drama and misadventure.

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Where There's Smoke: Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Men

Where There’s Smoke: Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Men

Black Inc., Black Inc

Where There's Smoke presents outstanding short fiction by Australia's finest male writers. These are tales of love, secrets, doubt and torment, the everyday and the extraordinary.

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 Read reviewFever of Animals

Fever of Animals

Miles Allinson

With the inheritance he received upon his father's death, Miles has come to Europe on the trail of the Romanian surrealist, who disappeared into a forest in 1967. But in trying to unravel the mystery of Bafdescu's secret life,...

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 Read reviewThe Promise Seed

The Promise Seed

Cass Moriarty

A poignant, mesmerising debut novel about an unlikely friendship An elderly man, living alone in the suburbs, thinks back on his life - the missed opportunities, the shocking betrayals, the rare moments of joy. When his ten - year...

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Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde

Jane Rawson

Lives turned upside down by a bureaucratic error in this Kafkaesque work of neo-absurdism.

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Welcome to Orphancorp (Orphancorp Trilogy, Book 1)

Welcome to Orphancorp (Orphancorp Trilogy, Book 1)

Marlee Jane Ward

A sharp-edged semi-futuristic riff about a rebellious teenager's last week at an industrial orphanage.

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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Leah Kaminsky

The Waiting Room captures the sights, sounds, accents and animosities of a country overflowing with stories. Dina is a family doctor living in the melting-pot city of Haifa, Israel. Born in Australia in a Jewish enclave of...

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Locust Girl: A Lovesong

Locust Girl: A Lovesong

Merlinda Bobis

Most everything has dried up: water, the womb, even the love among lovers. Hunger is rife, except across the border. One night, a village is bombed after its men attempt to cross the border. Nine-year old Amedea is buried...

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R&R

R&R

Mark Dapin

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An Astronaut’s Life

Sonja Dechian

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The Girl With the Dogs: Penguin Special

The Girl With the Dogs: Penguin Special

Anna Funder

The Girl with the Dogs is a poignantly beautiful novella about what's really precious in life, from Miles Franklin Award-winning Anna Funder, author of All That I Am

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Surveillance

Surveillance

Bernard Keane

They are watching you. Every move you make. Gripping fiction with an edge of terrifying truth - a brilliant and timely debut novel.

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 Read reviewLast Day in the Dynamite Factory

Last Day in the Dynamite Factory

Annah Faulkner

Knowledge has the power to break your heart - or to mend it.

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 Special price Read reviewSix Bedrooms

Six Bedrooms

Tegan Bennett Daylight

Coming of age in the nineteen-eighties: hot afternoons on school ovals, the terrifying promise of losing your virginity. Sneaking booze from your mother's pantry, your first Mardi Gras parade, the painful sophistication and...

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 Read reviewPeripheral Vision

Peripheral Vision

Paddy O'Reilly

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 Read reviewArchipelago of Souls

Archipelago of Souls

Gregory Day

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Day Boy

Day Boy

Trent Jamieson

In a post-traumatic future the Masters - formerly human, now practically immortal - rule a world that bends to their will and a human population upon which they feed. Invincible by night, deep asleep and all but helpless by day,...

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Wave

Wave

Hoa Pham

Midori and Âu Cô are international university students tasting freedom from family for the first time. They discover Melbourne and each other. All is well until the tsunami that swamps their...

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Prince's Gambit (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 2)

Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 2)

C.S. Pacat

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half-brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a...

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A Descant for Gossips (UQP Modern Classics series)

A Descant for Gossips (UQP Modern Classics series)

Thea Astley

In this classic story of small-town life, two schoolteachers are drawn to each other by their concern for a lonely young girl. For as long as Vinny Lalor could remember, she had been on the fringe of things - in her family and at...

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The Trivia Man

The Trivia Man

Deborah O'Brien

From the author of Mr Chen's Emporium comes a quirky and heartwarming tale about finding your true place in the world, set against the backdrop of a weekly trivia competition.

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 Read reviewLeap

Leap

Myfanwy Jones

A few weeks after finishing their final exams high school sweethearts have an argument at a party. Joe wants to go - Jen begs him to stay. They fight in the corridor, following their usual script, and then he walks out and leaves...

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 Read reviewThe Mothers

The Mothers

Rod Jones

A moving multi-generational story of motherhood, adoption, and the inescapable presence of the past in all our lives.

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Charlie Anderson's General Theory of Lying

Charlie Anderson’s General Theory of Lying

Richard McHugh

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 Special price Read reviewQuicksand

Quicksand

Steve Toltz

Dazzling, hilarious, disturbing and utterly unforgettable new novel from the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted A Fraction of the Whole.

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 Read reviewThe Adventures Of Holly White And The Incredible Sex Machine

The Adventures Of Holly White And The Incredible Sex Machine

Krissy Kneen

An amazing literary sci-fi superhero sex romp from Australia's genre-bending queen of erotica.

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 Read reviewComing Rain

Coming Rain

Stephen Daisley

Set in 1950s rural Australia, a moving and profound examination of masculinity and the complex nature of male friendship.

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 Read reviewThe Wonder Lover

The Wonder Lover

Malcolm Knox

The compartments in our father's life were not the separations he needed to build to preserve his sanity. They were his sanity. When he fell in love... when he fell to the abjection he deserved, the walls began dissolving.

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty's latest New York Times no.1 bestseller following The Husband's Secret.

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 Read reviewThe Life of Houses

The Life of Houses

Lisa Gorton

The Life of Houses is the new novel by the acclaimed poet Lisa Gorton, whose first book of poetry, Press Release, won the Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry, and whose second collection, Hotel Hyperion, was...

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 Read reviewBlack Rock White City

Black Rock White City

A.S. Patric

Intensely human, yet majestic in its moral vision, Black Rock White City is an essential story of Australia's suburbs now, of displacement and immediate threat, and the unexpected responses of two refugees as...

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 Read reviewIn Certain Circles

In Certain Circles

Elizabeth Harrower

Internationally acclaimed novel by the award-winning author of The Watch Tower. Now available for the first time in paperback.

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The Floating Garden

The Floating Garden

Emma Ashmere

Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey, landlady by day, gardening writer by night, is set to lose everything. Only the faith in the book shes writing,...

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Amnesia

Amnesia

Peter Carey

It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks...

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 Read reviewHot Little Hands

Hot Little Hands

Abigail Ulman

This exceptional collection of stories is about young women of different ages, from their early teens to their late twenties, coming to terms with what it means to desire, and be desired, with funny, surprising and sometimes...

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 Read reviewAnchor Point

Anchor Point

Alice Robinson

When her mother disappears into the bush, ten - year - old Laura makes an impulsive decision that will haunt her for decades. Despite her anger and grief, she sets about running the house, taking care of her younger sister, and...

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 Read reviewSkin

Skin

Ilka Tampke

A full-blooded, mesmerizing debut novel set in Celtic Britain, perfect for fans of Michelle Paver, from a highly original new voice in fiction.

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 Read reviewOnly the Animals

Only the Animals

Ceridwen Dovey

Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human. a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany a dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by...

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His Other House

His Other House

Sarah Armstrong

Does love mean always telling the truth?

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 Read reviewClade

Clade

James Bradley

Adam is in Antarctica, marking the passage of the solstice. Across the globe, his wife Ellie is waiting for the results of her IVF treatment. So begins the story of one family in a changing world, where the apocalyptic mingles...

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 Read reviewThe Ash Burner

The Ash Burner

Kari Gislason

Growing up with his father in a small coastal town, all Ted knows about his mother is that she died when he was a boy. His father has brought them halfway across the world to start anew, but her absence defines and haunts their...

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 Read reviewA Small Madness

A Small Madness

Dianne Touchell

A devastating, compelling novel that will get everyone talking, from the author of Creepy and Maud.

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 Read reviewMan Made Entirely of Bats

Man Made Entirely of Bats

Patrick Lenton, Daniel Lethlean Higson

A Man Made Entirely of Bats is a collection of short stories and flash fiction by one of Australia's newest voices. Comedic and absurd, these stories are an entertaining exploration of the concept of super heroes and of the super...

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The Torch

The Torch

Peter Twohig

The sequel to the much - loved novel, The Cartographer. Melbourne, 1960: Mrs Blayney and her twelve year old son live in South Richmond. At least, they did, until their house burnt down. The prime suspect - one Keith Aloysius...

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