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 Read reviewMinotaur

Minotaur

Peter Goldsworthy

A gritty and clever thriller from long-time Penguin author Peter Goldsworthy.

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The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead's follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning bestseller The Underground Railroad, in which he dramatizes another strand of United States history, this time through the...

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 Read reviewFrom Here on, Monsters

From Here on, Monsters

Elizabeth Bryer

A Naomi Alderman, Paul Auster or Emily St John Mandel for Australian letters - Elizabeth Bryer is a powerful new voice: an imagination like no other.

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The Subjects

The Subjects

Sarah Hopkins

A literary, and terrifyingly credible, novel about our juvenile justice system written by a lawyer working in the field.

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Snake Island

Snake Island

Ben Hobson

Reading like a morality tale Western but in a starkly beautiful Australian setting, Snake Island is a propulsive literary thriller written with great clarity and power.

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The White Girl

Tony Birch

The new novel from Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch.

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Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton

`The most extraordinary writer - a rare talent' Nikki Gemmell An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age from one of Australia's most exciting...

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 Special price Read reviewFrankissstein: A Love Story

Frankissstein: A Love Story

Jeanette Winterson

A radical love story for right now, from 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) 

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Taking Tom Murray Home

Taking Tom Murray Home

Tim Slee

The winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize, Taking Tom Murray Home is a funny, moving, bittersweet Australian story of fires, families and the restorative power of community.      

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 Read reviewThe Returns

The Returns

Philip Salom

From Miles Franklin finalist Philip Salom comes this new story about the eccentricities, failings and small triumphs that humans are capable of. The Returns is a novel that pokes fun at literary and...

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Shepherd

Catherine Jinks

Compulsive and terrifying adult fiction from renowned Australian author Catherine Jinks

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Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.

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 Read reviewLanny: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

Lanny: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

Max Porter

Everyday lives conjure a tapestry of fabulism and domesticity. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to the people who lived in it hundreds of years ago. 

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 Read reviewThe Electric Hotel

The Electric Hotel

Dominic Smith

From the award-winning author of the acclaimed bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous new novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his muse. 

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The Porpoise

The Porpoise

Mark Haddon

Old myths are broken, and a new voyage begins -- the major new novel from one of our most imaginative storytellers is about to set sail...

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 Read reviewThe Trespassers

The Trespassers

Meg Mundell

The Trespassers is a beguiling novel that explores the consequences of greed, the experience of exile, and the unlikely ways strangers can become the people we hold dear.

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The Overstory

The Overstory

Richard Powers

2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winnerShortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018, a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe.'The best novel ever...

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 Read reviewFortune

Fortune

Lenny Bartulin

A gripping, globe-spanning historical epic from the author of Infamy

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Travellers

Helon Habila

Poignant and beautifully sculpted, a novel about exile, identity and the many kinds of travellers moving through our modern world.

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Night Boat to Tangier

Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry

The new novel, drenched in sex, death and narcotics, in sudden violence, old magic and the mysteries of love, from the winner of the IMPAC Award and the Goldsmiths Prize

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a...

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The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result

Graeme Simsion

The hilarious, challenging and inspiring ending to the Rosie trilogy that will have readers cheering for joy.   

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The Pillars

Peter Polites

A thrilling new novel from the author of critically acclaimed DOWN THE HUME.

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The Catholic School

The Catholic School

Edoardo Albinati, Antony Shugaar

A novel that takes the reader into a closed world of privilege and tradition: for fans of crime fiction, but also true crime - a study of class, religion, and how a worldview which sees violence as an integral part of masculinity,...

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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Ben Elton

Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn't `get' a single thing about anything anymore. Get ready for a roller-coaster thriller, where nothing - and no...

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 Read reviewThe Hollow Bones

The Hollow Bones

Leah Kaminsky

A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold...

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 Read reviewBodies of Men

Bodies of Men

Nigel Featherstone

A beautifully evocative tale of two men whose lives are brought together in tragedy - for lovers of books by Kevin Powers and Sebastian Barry.

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The Yield

Tara June Winch

Just tell the truth and someone will hear it eventually.

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 Read reviewDaughter of Bad Times

Daughter of Bad Times

Rohan Wilson

A suspenseful, truthful and compelling novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Roving Party. 

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 Read reviewMachines Like Me

Machines Like Me

Ian McEwan

Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with...

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Friday Black

Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Friday Black heralds the arrival of a thrilling new American literary star

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 Read reviewThe Forest of Wool and Steel

The Forest of Wool and Steel

Natsu Miyashita

Million-copy bestselling winner of the Japan Booksellers Award, chosen as the title bookshop staff most wanted to hand-sell: A feel-good, uplifting novel for fans of A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler.

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Preservation

Preservation

Jock Serong

Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative now available in a smaller, competitively priced formatp.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px...

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