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 Read reviewBedtime Story

Bedtime Story

Chloe Hooper

From the best-selling author of The Tall Man and The Arsonist, a personal tale about death, life and the enchantment of stories. With illustrations by Anna Walker.

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The Watermill

The Watermill

Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable applies his lyrical sensitivity and respect to this collection highlighting human compassion and resilience

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Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The voices Australia should hear

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Watsonia: A Writing Life

Watsonia: A Writing Life

Don Watson

No other writer has journeyed further into the soul of Australia and returned to tell the tale... 

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QAnon and On: A Short and Shocking History of Internet Conspiracy Cults

QAnon and On: A Short and Shocking History of Internet Conspiracy Cults

Van Badham

In QAnon and On, Guardian columnist Van Badham delves headfirst into the QAnon conspiracy theory, unpicking the why, how and who behind this century's most dangerous and far-fetched internet cult.

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This Working Life: How to Navigate Your Career in Uncertain Times

This Working Life: How to Navigate Your Career in Uncertain Times

Lisa Leong, Monique Ross

This book will change your working life. Get out of your rut, get real about what you love, and find more meaning and connection in your work and life.

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The Writer Laid Bare

The Writer Laid Bare

Lee Kofman

The Writer Laid Bare is a book for everyone who loves the craft of good writing. Be they a voracious reader wanting to know more or an emerging writer themselves

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 Read reviewThe Story of Australia: For the Young (And the Curious)

The Story of Australia: For the Young (And the Curious)

Don Watson

A modern classic- Don Watson's history of Australia for children of the twenty-first century.

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 Read reviewDropbear

Dropbear

Evelyn Araluen

This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury.  

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We've Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

Eliza Hull

The first major anthology by parents with disabilities

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 Read reviewThe Way of Dog

The Way of Dog

Zana Fraillon

A powerful, inventive, sweet and deeply moving novel from the bestselling author of The Bone Sparrow

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 Read reviewThe Song of Lewis Carmichael

The Song of Lewis Carmichael

Sofie Laguna, Marc McBride

A beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel, about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to the Arctic.

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Writing The Story Of Your Life

Writing The Story Of Your Life

Carmel Bird

In Writing the Story of Your Life, Carmel Bird, author of the classic writing guide Dear Writer, brings you down-to-earth advice, inspirational quotations and suggestions and practical exercises. Clear and easy-to-use, it is an...

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Good Indian Daughter

Good Indian Daughter

Ruhi Lee

Good Indian Daughter is a brutally honest yet brilliantly funny memoir for anyone who's ever felt like a let-down.

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The Last Guests

The Last Guests

J.P. Pomare

Ever have the feeling you're being watched? A smart, unsettling, unputdownable literary thriller from the award-winning, critically acclaimed writer

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 Read reviewDark as Last Night

Dark as Last Night

Tony Birch

A masterful new story collection from award-winning Indigenous writer Tony Birch

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 Read reviewOnly a Monster

Only a Monster

Vanessa Len

Joan Chang-Hunt has no idea she's part monster until she's thrust into a battle between the boy she has a crush on and one of the most ruthless monster families of London. A brilliantly compelling YA fantasy from a dazzling new...

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Aurora's End (The Aurora Cycle 3)

Aurora’s End (The Aurora Cycle 3)

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival.

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The Wanting Monster

The Wanting Monster

Martine Murray

A gentle and humorous fable about a tiny monster who causes enormous trouble in one village.

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Full Circle; Power, Hope and the Return of Nature

Full Circle; Power, Hope and the Return of Nature

Scott Ludlam

A visionary book for our wild times

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Owl Who Got Left Behind

Owl Who Got Left Behind

Martine Murray, Anna Read

A quiet love story about almost overlooking what we do have by longing for what we can’t have.

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Beyond the End of the World: The Other Side of the Sky 2

Beyond the End of the World: The Other Side of the Sky 2

Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Compelling and magnetic, this much-anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's The Other Side of the Sky has something for every reader: a star-crossed love full of tantalising...

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 Read reviewRivertime

Rivertime

Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle. Ages 8-12.

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 Read reviewLanding with Wings

Landing with Wings

Trace Balla

Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way.

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 Read reviewWhen You're Older

When You’re Older

Sofie Laguna, Judy Watson

Beautiful, warm and evocative, this stunning picture book reveals an older brother's hopes for the amazing experiences he will share with his new baby brother - when he's older. A triumph of illustration and storytelling.

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 Read reviewHow to Tackle Your Dreams

How to Tackle Your Dreams

Fiona Hardy

From the award-winning author behind How to Make a Movie in 12 Days and How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life comes a warm and funny celebration of following your dreams, wherever they lead.

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 Read reviewThe Curiosities

The Curiosities

Zana Fraillon, Phil Lesnie

With the Curiosities, a whole world of wonders and possibles awaits...   

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 Read reviewMy Life as a Hashtag

My Life as a Hashtag

Gabrielle Williams

I'd been warned - in French, no less. By a tram-riding, mermaid-swaying, wolf-eaten, peace-sign flipping friend. I knew she wouldn't be happy if I stayed out here by the......

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 Read reviewIt's Not You, It's Me

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Gabrielle Williams

A literally life-changing novel about time travel, soulmates and serial killers that asks a very big question: Can you ever change your fate? This is award-winning YA author Gabrielle Williams' most surprising, ambitious and...

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

Fiona Hardy

Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery.

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 Read reviewWhisper Songs

Whisper Songs

Tony Birch

In this stunning collection Tony Birch invites the reader into a tender conversation with those he loves - and has loved - the most

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Long Half-life: The Nuclear Industry in Australia

Long Half-life: The Nuclear Industry in Australia

Ian Lowe

A timely and riveting account of the political, social and scientific complexities of the nuclear industry

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 Read reviewMeet Me at the Intersection

Meet Me at the Intersection

Rebecca Lim, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen...

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 Read reviewTiger Daughter

Tiger Daughter

Rebecca Lim

Wen Zhou is determined to create a future for herself that is more satisfying than the life her parents expect her to lead. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Tiger Daughter is a wonderfully compelling and authentic Own Voices...

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Courage and Compassion

Courage and Compassion

Don Farrands QC

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 Read reviewOn Helen Garner: Writers on Writers

On Helen Garner: Writers on Writers

Sean O'Beirne

A brilliant essay by one of Australia's most exciting literary talents, which offers new insights into Garner's entire body of work and her life as a writer.

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 Read reviewSmokehouse

Smokehouse

Melissa Manning

A man watches a boy in a playground and pictures him in the grey wooden shed he's turned into a home. A woman's adopted mother dies, reawakening childhood memories and grief. A couple's decision to move to an isolated location may...

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Cafe Scheherazade: Text Classics

Cafe Scheherazade: Text Classics

Arnold Zable, Bram Presser

A moving tribute to the spirit of survival, Arnold Zable's beloved novel Cafe Scheherazade is now a Text Classic.

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 Read reviewA Couple of Things Before the End: Stories

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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 Read reviewShirl

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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 Read reviewUnseen

Unseen

Jacinta Parsons

Jacinta Parsons was in her twenties when she first began to feel unwell - the kind of unwell that didn't go away. Doctors couldn't explain why, and Jacinta wondered if it might be in her head. But she could barely function, was...

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This Chicken Life

This Chicken Life

Fiona Scott-Norman, Ilana Rose

A heart-warming celebration of chickens and the Australians who love them, featuring striking photography and stories that will move, delight and inspire you.

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The Ethical Investor: How to Quit Toxic Companies and Grow Your Wealth

The Ethical Investor: How to Quit Toxic Companies and Grow Your Wealth

Nicole Haddow

The essential, practical guide to growing your wealth while making a difference

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The Burning Island

The Burning Island

Jock Serong

A historic seafaring adventure with a father-daughter twist, from beloved Australian storyteller Jock Serong, in an appealing new format

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 Read reviewThe Cane

The Cane

Maryrose Cuskelly

Nail-biting, atmospheric, and unputdownable, the brilliant new thriller for fans of Wimmera and The Dry.

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The Shifting Landscape

The Shifting Landscape

Katherine Kovacic

Art dealer Alex Clayton travels to Victoria's Western District to value the McMillan family's collection. At their historic sheep station, she finds an important and previously unknown colonial painting - and a family fraught with...

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In the Clearing

In the Clearing

J.P. Pomare

How far would you go to protect your family?

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Smashed Avocado: How I Cracked the Property Market and You Can Too

Smashed Avocado: How I Cracked the Property Market and You Can Too

Nicole Haddow

At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years' later she was a home-owner.      

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 Read reviewLiving on Hope Street

Living on Hope Street

Demet Divaroren

We all love someone. We all fear something. Sometimes they live right next door - or even closer.

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 Read reviewThe Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

Chloe Hooper

A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.     

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 Read reviewA Room Called Earth

A Room Called Earth

Madeleine Ryan

A brilliant debut from a neurodivergent author that shows the magical, sensitive world of a woman on the autism spectrum.    

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Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Maryrose Cuskelly

The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 - contemporary Australian true crime at its best.   

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Just Murdered: Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

Just Murdered: Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

Katherine Kovacic

Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv

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