Best book covers from 2015

Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

Emma Viskic

Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always lived on the outside - watching, picking up tell-tale signs people hide in a smile, a cough, a kiss. When a childhood friend is murdered, a sense of guilt and a...

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 Read reviewHunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

Carrie Brownstein

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life-and finding yourself-in music.

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 Read reviewA Whole Life

A Whole Life

Robert Seethaler, Charlotte Collins

The 170,000-copy German bestseller.

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Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation

Jenny Offill

The second novel from an LA Times First Fiction Prize finalist, Dept. of Speculation is an annihilating, electrifying account of marriage and motherhood, love and madness

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The Flowers

The Flowers

Lisa Cooper

Dr Lisa Cooper's The Flowers gives us the opportunity to peer into the practices and vistas of someone who works with flowers daily as a leading floral designer and artist.

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Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

Examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice. This book includes essays, images and poetry together to form a testament to the individual and...

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 Read reviewSmall Acts of Disappearance

Small Acts of Disappearance

Fiona Wright

Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of ten essays that describes the authors affliction with an eating disorder which begins in high school, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the next ten years. Fiona...

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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 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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The Natural Way of Things

The Natural Way of Things

Charlotte Wood

The Natural Way of Things is a fascinating and brilliant addition to Charlotte Wood's acclaimed fiction, thematically and stylistically quite a departure for her, but every inch as gripping, insightful and emotionally engaging as...

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Tokyo Cult Recipes

Tokyo Cult Recipes

Maori Murota

The third book in the Cult Recipes series, following New York and Venice, Tokyo Cult Recipes demystifies Japanese food, making the city's classic recipes easy to try at home. There are over 100 rrecipes for miso, sushi, soba...

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When There's Nowhere Else to Run

When There’s Nowhere Else to Run

Murray Middleton

A survivor of Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires takes asylum with old friends in the Dandenong Ranges. An editor-in-chief drives his sister halfway around the country to an east-coast rehabilitation clinic. A single mother flies...

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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 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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Stories from Other Places

Stories from Other Places

Nicholas Shakespeare

Tells the history of events that occurred on 1 January 1915 in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill, where, on the citizens' annual picnic outing, the only enemy attack to occur on Australian soil during the First World War,...

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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 First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

Miranda July

A stunning, must-have summer read from the bestselling and award-winning Miranda July

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 Read reviewGoodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since...

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Beauty is a Wound

Beauty is a Wound

Eka Kurniawan

The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.

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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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Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Bree Claffey, Lauren Bamford

A visual ode to the transformative power of the houseplant in home d cor, with practical information for arranging your own indoor green

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The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian way of life

The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian way of life

Cameron Bruhn, Katelin Butler

With British precedents and working-class origins, the terrace house is a story of remarkable resilience. Today it is highly sought-after for its nostalgic charm and inner-city locale. A new generation of homeowners is making...

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This is Sadie

This is Sadie

Sarah O'Leary, Julie Morstad

Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. 

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List of the Lost

List of the Lost

Morrissey

Shows the reality of what is true battling against what is permitted to be true.

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Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (and Why We Don't Learn Them from Movies Any More)

Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (and Why We Don’t Learn Them from Movies Any More)

Hadley Freeman

Hadley Freeman brings us her personalised guide to American movies from the 1980s - why they are brilliant, what they meant to her, and how they influenced movie-making forever.

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The Extreme Centre: A Warning

The Extreme Centre: A Warning

Tariq Ali

Britain's leading radical delivers an eviscerating attack on the indistinguishable political elite of the UK.

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 Read reviewLion Attack!: I'm Trying To Be Honest And I Want You To KnowThat

Lion Attack!: I’m Trying To Be Honest And I Want You To KnowThat

Oliver Mol

From the inaugural co-winner of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers comes a funny, energetic and original coming-of-age story that isn't quite like any other book you'll read this year.Oliver is a writer...

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