Fiction 2015

A Window Opens: A Novel

A Window Opens: A Novel

Elisabeth Egan

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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

Michael Cunningham, Yuko Shimizu

Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed, reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko...

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Ugly Girls

Ugly Girls

Lindsay Hunter

A powerful, voice-driven novel with the breakneck pace that people have come to expect from Lindsay Hunter.

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Sweetness #9: A Novel

Sweetness #9: A Novel

Stephan Eirik Clark

Fast Food Nation meets The Corrections in the brilliant literary debut T.C. Boyle calls 'funny and moving.'

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In the Dark

In the Dark

Mai Jia

Hidden deep in the mountains, the recruits at 'Unit 701', China's secret services, operate in a dark, shadowy world. There is the 'wind-listener', a blind surveillance officer who can hear sounds from miles away, the beautiful,...

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Beautiful You

Beautiful You

Chuck Palahniuk

Penny Harrigan is a low level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C Linus Maxwell, aka...

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Unmarry Me

Unmarry Me

Nicki Reed

Ruby tells Mark she wants a divorce. It'll be a fake separation, a protest against marriage inequality. As soon as her sister Peta can marry her girlfriend, BJ, they'll get married again. 'Will we still be able to see each...

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Sherlock

Sherlock

Otto Penzler

An anthology of stories inspired by the greatest detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes.

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Lifted by the Great Nothing

Lifted by the Great Nothing

Karim Dimechkie

Lauded by Philipp Meyer, Kevin Powers, and Jim Crace, the debut novel from Michener fellow Karim Dimechkie--about a Lebanese-American coming of age under a loving roof and a devastating lie.

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Enchanted Island

Enchanted Island

Ellie O'Neill

Praise for Reluctantly Charmed 'A sweet, whimsical, quintessentially Irish novel guaranteed to add a little magic to your day!' Liane Moriarty When Maeve O'Brien's boss sends her to a dreary old island to finalise some paperwork,...

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Shopaholic to the Rescue

Shopaholic to the Rescue

Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is on a major rescue mission! Hollywood was full of surprises, and now she's on a road trip to Las Vegas to help her friends and family. She's determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has...

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The 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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The Eye of the Sheep

Sofie Laguna

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015.

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The Clasp

The Clasp

Sloane Crosley

Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor has a bizarre encounter with the mother of the groom that triggers an obsession over a legendary necklace.

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 Special priceCity on Fire

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg

It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the verge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring...

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 Read reviewGold Fame Citrus

Gold Fame Citrus

Claire Vaye Watkins

Haunting and beautifully written first novel by the award-winning author of Battleborn, set among a cult of survivors in a dystopian American desert

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Married Sex: A Love Story

Married Sex: A Love Story

Jesse Kornbluth

When a husband convinces his wife to join him in a tryst with another woman, there are unintended consequences in this erotic tale about the challenges of modern marriage.

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The Automobile Club Of Egypt

The Automobile Club Of Egypt

Alaa Al Aswany

The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fear under the tyrannical rule of Alku. When Abd el-Aziz Gaafar becomes the target of Alku's cruelty and his pride gets the better of him, a...

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The Age of Reinvention

The Age of Reinvention

Karine Tuil, Sam Taylor

An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt; a suspenseful tale of a tangled love triangle in the long shadow of the war on terror

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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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 Read reviewA Strangeness In My Mind

A Strangeness In My Mind

Orhan Pamuk

What matters more in love: what we wish for, or what our fate has in store? Do our choices dictate whether we will be happy or not, or are these things determined by forces beyond our control? This book answers these questions...

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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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The Crossing

The Crossing

Andrew Miller

From the author of the Costa Book of the Year Pure, a hynoptic, luminous exploration of buried grief and the mysterious workings of the heart.

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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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A Few Days In The Country & Other Stories

A Few Days In The Country & Other Stories

Elizabeth Harrower

Essential reading for Harrower fans, these collected stories range from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship.

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Tidetown

Tidetown

Robert Power

Nestled on a windswept coastline, life in Tidetown is quiet and assured. But after a mysterious and mystical black-skinned slave is shipwrecked on its shores time-honoured traditions are unsettled. As events unravel the unfinished...

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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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Ghost: 100 Stories to Read with the Lights On

Ghost: 100 Stories to Read with the Lights On

Louise Welsh

100 scary stories to read with the light on selected and introduced by award-winning author Louise Welsh.

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 Read reviewThe 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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 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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Fear of Dying

Fear of Dying

Erica Jong

As Vanessa watches her aged parents fade, her daughter prepare for childbirth and her much older husband, Asher, struggle in the throes of open-heart surgery, she dreams of reversing time and becoming young again. With her best...

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The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4

The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

The Story of the Lost Child is the long-awaited fourth volume in the Neapolitan Novels. The quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Naples, to their thirties, when...

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 Read reviewSlade House

Slade House

David Mitchell

Prepare to be chilled, electrified and entertained - a gem of a novel from 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent).

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The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel

The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel

Melissa DeCarlo

A poignant, darkly funny debut novel about a young woman who travels-penniless, pregnant, and homeless-to her deceased mother's small southern hometown, and becomes embroiled in a local mystery: what forced her mother to flee that...

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Fortune Smiles: Stories

Fortune Smiles: Stories

Adam Johnson

In post-Katrina Louisiana, a young man and his new girlfriend search for the mother of his son. In California, a computer-programmer whose wife has a rare disease finds solace in a digital copy of the recently assassinated...

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The Hollow of the Hand

The Hollow of the Hand

P. J. Harvey, Seamus Murphy

The debut book by artist and writer PJ Harvey, in collaboration with film-maker and photographer Seamus Murphy, emerges as a one-of-a-kind collection of poetry and images.

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 Special priceKatherine Carlyle

Katherine Carlyle

Rupert Thomson

Katherine Carlyle is the breakthrough novel for literary novelist Thomson. Philip Pullman has already hailed the book 'a masterpiece.' The story, contemporary, concerns the discovering of one's self; identity and family - in the...

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 Read reviewPurity

Purity

Jonathan Franzen

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom and The Corrections.

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Swimming Home

Swimming Home

Mary-Rose MacColl

1925. Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to swim in the warm waters of her Australian home as she's always done. Her aunt Louisa wants her to pursue an education instead. A chance encounter leads both women to New York where...

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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 reviewThe Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty

Vendela Vida

Told with vibrant, lush detail and a wicked sense of humor, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is part literary mystery, part psychological thriller - an unforgettable novel that explores free will, power, and a woman's right to choose...

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Let Me Tell You

Let Me Tell You

Shirley Jackson, Laurence Jackson Hyman, Sarah Hyman DeWitt

Features unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, lectures, letters and drawings.

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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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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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Welcome to Orphancorp

Welcome to Orphancorp

Marlee Jane Ward

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

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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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Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator

Homer Hickam

From the bestselling author of Rocket Boys-the basis of the movie October Sky-comes a long-awaited prequel. Big Fish meets The Notebook in this novel about a man, a woman, and their alligator.

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R&R

R&R

Mark Dapin

John 'Nashville' Grant is an American military policeman in the R&R town of Vung Tau, tucked safely behind the front lines of the Vietnam War. Nashville knows how everything works: the army, the enemy, bars, secrets, men and -...

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A Guide to Berlin, A

A Guide to Berlin, A

Gail Jones

Brave and brilliant, A Guide to Berlin traces the strength and fragility of our connections through biographies and secrets.

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 Read reviewMy Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book One

My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book One

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime.  The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two...

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Now is the Time

Now is the Time

Melvyn Bragg

A thrilling fictional recreation of the biggest rebellion in English history - the so-called Peasants' Revolt.

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The Book of Memory

The Book of Memory

Petina Gappah

An albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. This title reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted...

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The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood

Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving...

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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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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

Lucia Berlin

The stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century American fiction.

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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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After Alice

After Alice

Gregory Maguire

What happened to those left behind when Alice went to Wonderland?

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The Travellers and Other Stories

The Travellers and Other Stories

Carys Davies

Carys Davies' short story collections Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike (winner of the 2015 Frank O'Connor Award), now published in a single volume.In a remote Australian settlement a young wife with an...

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The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book Two

The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book Two

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

The sequel to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the enthralling chronicle of a friendship that is obsessive, loving, complicated, hurtful, enduring and constantly startling. It is an...

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 Read reviewTom Houghton

Tom Houghton

Todd Alexander

His whole life has been a fantasy. Who is Tom Houghton? As a boy growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Tom Houghton escapes the harshness of the schoolyard by cocooning himself in the cinema of the golden age of Hollywood....

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 Special pricePreparation for the Next Life

Preparation for the Next Life

Atticus Lish

A gut-wrenching love story between an illegal migrant from the Uyghur tribe in Asia and a damaged Iraq veteran set in the underbelly of New York.

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 Read reviewTwo Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Salman Rushdie

A simple gardener begins to levitate; a baby is born with the ability to detect corruption in people; the ghosts of two long-dead philosophers begin arguing once more, and storms pummel New York so hard that a crack appears in the...

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The Burning Elephant

The Burning Elephant

Christopher Raja

The Burning Elephant is set in Kolkata before and after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, which led to widespread violence against India's Sikh population. The novel is told from the point of view of a young boy Govinda, whose...

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The River is The River

The River is The River

Jonathan Buckley

A woman named Naomi arrives at her sister's house, intending, it seems, to say goodbye. She is abandoning her city life for a remote Scottish retreat, which she will share with a man called Bernat, whom she considers some kind of...

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The Mark and the Void

The Mark and the Void

Paul Murray

While marooned at his banking job in the bewilderingly damp and insular realm known as Ireland, Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Claude finds that his life...

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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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Submission

Submission

Michel Houellebecq

As the 2022 Presidential election approaches, two candidates emerge as favourites, Marine Le Pen of the Front National, and Muhammed Ben Abbes of the nascent Muslim Fraternity. Forming a controversial alliance with the mainstream...

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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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Dictator: (Cicero Trilogy 3)

Dictator: (Cicero Trilogy 3)

Robert Harris

Cicero There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. This book encompasses some of the events in human history yet is also an intimate...

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Single, Carefree, Mellow

Single, Carefree, Mellow

Katherine Heiny

Revisiting Maya in several stories, chronicling her various states of love, this is a collection about how we are unfaithful to each other, both wilfully and unwittingly. Populated with unwelcome house guests, disastrous birthday...

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 Read reviewA Man Made Entirely of Bats

A 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 Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

Neel Mukherjee

Unnoticed by his family, Supratik has become dangerously involved in extremist political activism. Compelled by an idealistic desire to change his life and the world around him, all he leaves behind before disappearing is a note....

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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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Redeployment

Redeployment

Phil Klay

How do you comfort a man who has just lost his best friend? How does it feel to see fear in your wife's eyes? How does it feel to come home? This book takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq, asking us to understand...

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 Read reviewAlmost Sincerely

Almost Sincerely

Zoe Norton Lodge

When Zoe Norton Lodge was growing up in Annandale in the eighties and nineties, the self - proclaimed Heartland of the Inner West was a heady brew of somewhat maladjusted and genuinely unsettling residents. But Annandale was...

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 Read reviewThe Blue Guitar

The Blue Guitar

John Banville

Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him. He is also, as he confesses, a petty thief; he does not steal for gain, but for the thrill of it. HIs worst theft is Polly, the wife of...

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The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

Ahn Do-hyeon, Deborah Smith

A life-affirming, inspirational modern fable about love, life and daring to be different.

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Only Ever Yours

Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill

The Handmaid's Tale meets Mean Girls in the award-winning, critically acclaimed debut.

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On Brunswick Ground

On Brunswick Ground

Catherine de Saint Phalle

A fresh and sparkling book that strikes deep notes as it flows along. Helen GarnerLike the suburb it depicts, On Brunswick Ground teems with lives at once familiar and strange, all beautifully lit by the glint and warmth...

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A Short History Of Richard Kline,

A Short History Of Richard Kline,

Amanda Lohrey

'I woke with a gasp. And lay in the dark, open - mouthed, holding my breath. That feeling . . . that feeling was indescribable. For a moment I had felt as if I were falling . . . falling into bliss. All his life, Richard Kline...

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 Read reviewThe Secret Son

The Secret Son

Jenny Ackland

I know that two men are coming up the mountain, at this moment, including the boy from far away. I wonder what my grandson's face will look like.This is a boy in the skin of a man.I know the boy is innocent, that it's his family...

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Oddfellows

Oddfellows

Nicholas Shakespeare

On 1 January 1915, ramifications from the First World War, raging half a world away, were felt in Broken Hill, Australia, when in a guerrilla-style military operation, four citizens were killed and seven wounded. It was the annual...

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Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive

Jessica Knoll (Author)

You can run from your past, but the rturh will always find you. Luckiest Girl Alive is an intesne, compulsive debut thriller

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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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Everybody Rise

Everybody Rise

Stephanie Clifford

An extraordinary debut novel by New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford--a Bonfire of the Vanities for the 21st century mixed with Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep and Amor Towles's Rules of Civility.

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In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event

Judy Blume

A beautifully drawn, deeply moving, unforgettable novel from one of the world's most beloved and bestselling authors.

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Trigger Mortis: A James Bond Novel

Trigger Mortis: A James Bond Novel

Anthony Horowitz

James Bond returns in this thrilling new adventure from Anthony Horowitz - with original material by Ian Fleming.

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Among the Ten Thousand Things

Among the Ten Thousand Things

Julia Pierpont

An exciting new voice in American fiction in the tradition of Claire Messud, Jonathan Franzen and Jonathan Dee.

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The Dog

The Dog

Jack Livings

A wealthy factory owner - once a rural peasant - refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a man...

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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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Guilt

Guilt

Matt Nable

Guilt starts off with a group of friends getting ready for an eighteenth birthday party. Life is exciting and the world is at their feet.Jump forward twenty years and they are all struggling with where they...

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Princess Bari

Princess Bari

Hwang Sok-Yong

In Cheongjin, one of North Korea's drab urban enclaves, a seventh daughter is born to a couple longing for a son. Abandoned hours after her birth, she is dragged away by the family dog and eventually rescued by her grandmother.

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Unclaimed Terrain

Unclaimed Terrain

Ajay Navaria, Laura Brueck

The narrator of the lead story in this collection occupies an 'unclaimed terrain', as do many of Ajay Navaria's characters. Journeying from a Dantewada village in India's east to the town of Nagpur and from there to Mumbai, the...

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Elizabeth is Missing

Elizabeth is Missing

Emma Healey

Meet Maud. Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger. But...

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The Horses

The Horses

William Lane

On the outskirts of Sydney, a boys' boarding school prides itself on the horses it keeps. David, a gifted working class student, receives a scholarship to attend. At the same time Gregory, a new master, is appointed. Both soon...

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Where There's Smoke: Outstanding Short Stories By AustralianMen

Where There’s Smoke: Outstanding Short Stories By AustralianMen

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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The End of Seeing

The End of Seeing

Christy Collins

Determined to discover the truth about the disappearance of her partner, Nick, Ana sets out to re-trace the route he took as a photojournalist on the other side of the world - a journey that saw him presumed dead, on a ship...

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Above the Waterfall

Above the Waterfall

Ron Rash

From the bestselling author of Serena, a haunting tale set against the backdrop of contemporary Appalachia about lives shaped by violence, passion, and a powerful connection to the land.

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We Never Asked for Wings

We Never Asked for Wings

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds.

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Don't Get Me Wrong

Don’t Get Me Wrong

Marianne Kavanagh

A Pride and Prejudicefor the modern era: Kim and Harry must ally when someone they love needs them.

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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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Love May Fail

Love May Fail

Matthew Quick

Resolute feminist and underappreciated housewife Portia Kane leaves her undeserving husband in search of her high school English teacher in this quirky ode to love, fate, and hair metal. The latest masterpiece from NYT bestselling...

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West of Sunset

West of Sunset

Stewart O'Nan

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long behind him. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruin, he struggled to make a new start as a...

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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 reviewBark

Bark

Lorrie Moore

Shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore explores the passing of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and comic pitfalls.

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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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Motherland: A Novel

Motherland: A Novel

Jo McMillan

A charming, witty and original debut reminiscent of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.

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 Special priceEarly Warning

Early Warning

Jane Smiley

The second novel in the dazzling Last Hundred Years trilogy, from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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The Vorrh: Book One in the Vorrh Trilogy

The Vorrh: Book One in the Vorrh Trilogy

Brian Catling

Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of the Vorrh.

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Charlie Anderson's General Theory Of Lying

Charlie Anderson’s General Theory Of Lying

Richard McHugh

Ranging from the politics of the bedroom to the post-GFC economy, Charlie Anderson's General Theory of Lying is a wildly entertaining portrait of coming unstuck. Funny, provoking and confronting, it is a remarkable debut...

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Arcadia

Arcadia

Iain Pears

Jay is an eleven-year-old boy who has grown up within the embrace of his family in a rural, peaceful world - a kind of Arcadia. But when a supernatural vision causes Jay to question the rules of his world, he is launched on a...

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Early One Morning

Early One Morning

Virginia Bailey

What does it mean to save a life?

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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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Too Many Men

Too Many Men

Lily Brett

As the child of survivors of the Holocaust, Ruth Rothwax is obsessed with returning to Poland with her father, but doesn't understand her need to make the journey. Although she wants to make sense of her family's past, there's...

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Whispers Through A Megaphone

Whispers Through A Megaphone

Rachel Elliott

Sometimes the world can seem too much for just one person

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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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In the Approaches

In the Approaches

Nicola Barker

'Open yourself up again to all that terrible light and savage bliss and deafening reverberation ...'

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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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A Cure For Suicide

A Cure For Suicide

Jesse Ball

From the acclaimed author of Silence Once Begun comes a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory.A man and a...

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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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Haifa Fragments

Haifa Fragments

Khulud Khamis

Raised a Christian, in a relationship was a Muslim man and enamoured with a Palestinian woman from the Occupied Territories, Maisoon must decide her own path.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1

Becky Chambers

Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut!

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 Read reviewGoodbye Sweetheart

Goodbye Sweetheart

Marion Halligan

From the author of Valley of Grace comes a powerful novel of love, the desire for understanding, and the inevitable messiness of life.

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 Read reviewGet in Trouble: Stories

Get in Trouble: Stories

Kelly Link

The queen of the twisted fairy tale, Kelly Link's books are beloved of Margaret Atwood, Sarah Waters, Neil Gaiman, Audrey Niffenegger and many more

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 Read reviewTrio

Trio

Geraldine Wooller

Celia, Marcia, and Mickey meet and become friends in London. Searching for work and success in the theatre, they end up sharing a flat and a deep bond of friendship. Set in Italy, London and Australia from the sixties to current...

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 Read reviewAn Astronaut's Life

An Astronaut’s Life

Sonja Dechian

It's a good father-daughter moment for them. When they finally spot Venus through the telescope, they share a similar sense of looking at something larger than their lives. It's a whole different planet, and when it fills the...

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In the Quiet

In the Quiet

Eliza Henry-Jones

A moving, sweet and uplifting novel of love, grief and the heartache of letting go, from a wonderful new Australian author. Cate Carlton has recently died, yet she is able to linger on, watching her three young children and her...

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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 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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The Year of the Runaways

The Year of the Runaways

Sunjeev Sahota

With all the humanity of A Fine Balance, the sweep of A Suitable Boy, the atmosphere of Maps for Young Lovers and the freshness of Brick Lane, this is a novel about England and India from a staggering young talent.

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The World Without Us

The World Without Us

Mireille Juchau

Told from the perspective of six, interconnected characters, The World Without Us is a tale of love in all its forms, a mystery and an elegy for a denatured landscape. It is about the ways we become lost to ourselves, and the...

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Generation: A John Murray Original

Generation: A John Murray Original

Paula McGrath

A debut novel about how decisions reverberate through the generations.

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 Read reviewPeripheral Vision

Peripheral Vision

Paddy O'Reilly

A teenager on the tram meets an old man claiming to be Jesus Christ. Six young women band together on a night prowl. A Filipino immigrant clashes with his eldest sister, who has brought him to Australia for a better life. And in a...

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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 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 Truth According to Us

The Truth According to Us

Annie Barrows

Macedonia's history seems simple enough - brief and uneventful. Then Layla meets the Romeyns: Jottie, Willa, Felix, Emmett, a family at once entertaining, eccentric, seductive, and inextricably bound up in Macedonia's most...

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 Read reviewCaptive Prince

Captive Prince

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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One Hundred Days of Happiness

One Hundred Days of Happiness

Fausto Brizzi

What would you do if you knew you only had 100 days left to live?

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Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation

Jenny Offill (Y)

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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 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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Panthers & the Museum of Fire

Panthers & the Museum of Fire

Jen Craig

Panther & the Museum of Fire is a novella about walking, memory and writing. The narrator walks from Glebe to a central Sydney cafe to return a manuscript by a recently-dead writer. While she walks, the reader enters the...

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Inside the O'Briens

Inside the O'Briens

Lisa Genova

The breathtaking new novel from the author of STILL ALICE, now adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart.

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An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It: A John Murray Original

An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It: A John Murray Original

Jessie Greengrass

A startling collection of stories from a debut British writer.

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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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Crow's Breath

Crow’s Breath

John Kinsella

Winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry and Christopher Brennan Award (for lifetime achievement in poetry) and shortlisted in the Steele Rudd Prize for a collection of short fiction, John Kinsella returns with a...

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Muse

Muse

Jonathan Galassi

Paul Dukach is heir apparent at Purcell & Stern, one of the last independent publishing houses in New York, whose shabby offices belie the treasures of its list. Thanks to his boss, the flamboyant Homer Stern, Paul learns well the...

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Our Endless Numbered Days

Our Endless Numbered Days

Claire Fuller

1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother's grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change.

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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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The House In Smyrna

The House In Smyrna

Tatiana Salem Levy

In Rio de Janeiro, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness, which is eroding her body and mind, decides to accept a challenge from her grandfather: to take the key to the house where he grew up - in the Turkish city of Smyrna...

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Grey: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as told by Christian

Grey: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ as told by Christian

E. L. James

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty - until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to...

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 Read reviewArchipelago of Souls

Archipelago of Souls

Gregory Day

In the aftermath of the Second World War, an Australian soldier, Wesley Cress, a hero of the underground resistance on German-occupied Crete, seeks solace and comfort on King Island, in the mouth of Bass Strait, in the Roaring...

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The Underwriting

The Underwriting

Michelle Miller

Get rich. Get laid. Get even. Todd Kent is young, hot, and on his way to the top of Wall Street when the eccentric founder of Hook, the popular new dating app, handpicks him to lead its floating on the stock...

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The Bird's Child

The Bird’s Child

Sandra Leigh Price

A novel of magic, birds, lost letters and love. Sydney, 1929: three people find themselves washed up on the steps of Miss Du Maurier's bohemian boarding house in a once grand terrace in Newtown. Ari is a young Jewish man, a ...

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 Read reviewDietland

Dietland

Sarai Walker

A fresh and provocative debut novel about a reclusive young woman saving up for weight loss surgery when she gets drawn into a shadowy feminist guerilla group called Jennifer --equal parts Bridget Jones's Diary and Fight Club

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Paris Nocturne

Paris Nocturne

Patrick Modiano, Phoebe Weston-Evans

An accident, a vanishing, a memory gap, a strange dream: a classic noir work of fiction by Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano

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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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The Illuminations

The Illuminations

Andrew O'Hagan

Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth a pioneer of British documentary photography.

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Little Jewel

Little Jewel

Patrick Modiano, Penny Hueston

A mesmerizing novel by Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano, now superbly translated for English-language readers

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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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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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 Special price Read reviewKitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

Joyful, quirky and heartwarming, this is the story of a girl who becomes a world-famous chef, told by those who love her, envy her and never forget her.

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Prince's Gambit: Book Two Of The Captive Prince Trilogy

Prince’s Gambit: Book Two Of The Captive Prince Trilogy

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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 Read reviewThose Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

Since the publication of the acclaimed My Brilliant Friend and The Story of A New Name, Elena Ferrante's reputation has grown enormously. Her novels about the friendship between Lila and Elena, about the...

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The Social Diary

The Social Diary

Ros Reines

When the young journalist Savannah Stephens returns to her hometown Sydney after a stint as a music journalist in London, she is thrown into the burgeoning world of societies parties and the excess of the 80s social...

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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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 Special priceA Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler

'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as...

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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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The Fire Sermon

The Fire Sermon

Francesca Haig

When Zach and I were born our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. The complete set. They would have been disbelieving - nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega. Nobody.

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The Anchoress

The Anchoress

Robyn Cadwallader

From a remarkable new Australian author comes The Anchoress, a story set in the thirteenth century within the confines of a stone cell measuring seven paces by nine. Tiny in scope but universal in themes, it is a...

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 Read reviewSome Luck

Some Luck

Jane Smiley

The first novel in a dazzling new epic trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a literary adventure that will span a century in America.

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The Shore

The Shore

Sara Taylor

A novel that features various generations over the course of 150 years in interconnecting stories, and we observe a sequence of lives on the Shore - the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds of...

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Susanna Clarke

Enter the dazzling world of nineteenth century magicians fighting Napoleon's advancing army - and fighting between themselves

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All Involved

All Involved

Ryan Gattis

Propulsive, ambitious and utterly captivating, this is Picador's biggest debut novel of the season.

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 Read reviewNora Webster

Nora Webster

Colm Toibin

It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her four children, trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. She is fiercely intelligent, at times difficult and impatient, at...

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Famous Writers I Have Known: A Novel

Famous Writers I Have Known: A Novel

James Magnuson

In this brilliant mix of literary satire and crime caper, Frankie Abandonato, a small-time con man on the run, finds refuge by posing as V. S. Mohle-a famously reclusive writer-and teaching in a prestigious writing program...

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 Read reviewThe Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman

The Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman

John Tesarsch

When their reclusive father, Henry, shoots himself, the lives of three brilliant and unconventional siblings are upended. His daughter Eleanor finds a will: Henry has left his entire estate to a mystery woman. Hiding this from her...

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God Help the Child

God Help the Child

Toni Morrison

Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black and panther-like, wants to love her man, Booker, but she finds herself betrayed by a moment in...

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The Reader on the 6.27

The Reader on the 6.27

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz

The irresistible French bestseller about the redemptive power of books - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore meets Amelie.

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A Time for Everything

A Time for Everything

Karl Ove Knausgaard

A stunning reimagining of man's relationship with angels. Utterly original, perceptive, and alive. A modern masterpiece.

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A Year of Marvellous Ways: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

A Year of Marvellous Ways: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

Sarah Winman

A Year of Marvellous Ways is the much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller When God Was A Rabbit

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 Read reviewThe Festival of Insignificance

The Festival of Insignificance

Milan Kundera

The first new novel in over twelve years from International literary heavyweight, Milan Kundera. The Festival of Insignificance follows four middle-aged men in modern-day Paris over the course of a couple of weeks during...

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The Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites

Alice Hoffman

The bestselling author of The Dovekeepers weaves the story of one of history's most captivating 'invisible' women: Rachel, mother of Camille Pissarro

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Troubling Love

Troubling Love

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

Following her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. Reality is buried somewhere in the fertile soil of...

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Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun

Paula McLain

The author of The Paris Wife takes us to the heart of another true story: set in 1920s colonial Kenya, Circling the Sun is about an unforgettable woman who lives by nobody's rules but her own.

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Killing Monica

Killing Monica

Candace Bushnell

The new from Candace Bushnell, full of her trademark wit and style

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The Song Collector

The Song Collector

Natasha Solomons

By the author of Mr Rosenblum's List, this is a captivating tale of passion and music, ancient songs and nostalgia, of the ties that bind and the ones we are prepared to sever.

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Young Skins

Young Skins

Colin Barrett

A collection that takes us to Glanbeigh, a small town in rural Ireland - a town in which the youth have the run of the place. Boy racers speed down the back lanes; couples haunt the midnight woods; young skins huddle in the cold...

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The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

Robert Chandler, Irina Mashinski, Boris Dralyuk

Traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. This volume also...

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Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle

Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

18 years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman's village far north of the polar circle to work as a school teacher. Initially everything looks fine, but then, as the darkness of the long...

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June

June

Gerbrand Bakker

On a hot summer's day in June 1969 everyone is gathered to welcome Queen Juliana. The young boys and girls wave their flags enthusiastically. But just as the monarch is getting into her car to leave, little Hanne Kaan and her...

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The Mountain Story

The Mountain Story

Lori Lansens

Utterly gripping, The Mountain Story is an unforgettable drama and a scorching examination of family dynamics, from the author of The Girls

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The Sunlit Night

The Sunlit Night

Rebecca Dinerstein

Frances had read of a man who painted with only the colour yellow. He lived in the north of Norway. In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find...

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 Read reviewThe Possibilities

The Possibilities

Kaui Hart Hemmings

From New York Times bestselling author Kaui Hart Hemmings comes the highly anticipated follow-up to The Descendants.

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In Wilderness

In Wilderness

Diane Thomas

Suspenseful, intensely erotic and unflinching, this spine-chilling love story will haunt you long after the last page. After learning she has a terminal illness, Katherine abandons her successful advertising firm and seeks refuge...

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The Secret of Raven Point: A Novel

The Secret of Raven Point: A Novel

Jennifer Vanderbes

A powerful story of love, loss, and redemption amidst the ruins of war-torn Italy.

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These Are The Names

These Are The Names

Tommy Wieringa

A small group of emaciated and feral refugees appears out of nowhere, spreading fear and panic in the town. When police commissioner Pontus Beg orders their arrest, evidence of a murder is found in their luggage.

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Let Me Die In His Footsteps

Let Me Die In His Footsteps

Lori Roy

Everyone knows Hollerans don't go near Baines. Aunt Juna was the start of all the hatred between the families, and even though she's been gone a good many years, the hatred has stayed put.On a dark Kentucky...

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 Read reviewThe Long Utopia (The Long Earth Book 4)

The Long Utopia (The Long Earth Book 4)

Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and...

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The Boy Who Could See Death

The Boy Who Could See Death

Salley Vickers

Eli is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary gift. It will shape the course of his whole life but, he learns the hard way, he must keep it hidden from those who know him best. Seeing death is a mixed blessing. Eli is not the only...

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 Read reviewThe Well

The Well

Catherine Chanter

When Ruth Ardingly and her family first drive up from London in their grime-encrusted car and view The Well, they are enchanted by a jewel of a place, a farm that appears to offer everything the family are searching for. An...

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Hopscotch

Hopscotch

Jane Messer

Sydney. 2008. Pre-GFC. Hopscotch charts a year in the lives of the Rosen family as they crash up against debt, deceit, disease and violence.

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The Book of Aron

The Book of Aron

Jim Shepard

The Warsaw ghetto seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, in an extraordinary novel commemorating the famous Doctor Korczak, saver of children.

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Lillian on Life

Lillian on Life

Alison Jean Lester

Life and love lessons as told by sassy narrator Lillian as she looks back in this brilliantly written, bold debut.

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 Read reviewMobile Library

Mobile Library

David Whitehouse

The breakout second novel from the award-winning author of Bed, for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Little Miss Sunshine

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In the Night of Time

In the Night of Time

Antonio Munoz Molina, Edith Grossman

October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty.

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 Read reviewColorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and...

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All This Has Nothing To Do With Me

All This Has Nothing To Do With Me

Monica Sabolo, Georgina Collins

All This Has Nothing To Do With Me is an expose, a dissection of a broken heart.

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Love Hotel

Love Hotel

Jane Unrue

Love Hotel explores a heartbreaking and nightmarish world of unrelenting excess, impossible convergences, undeniable urges, and inexorable loss. Jane Unrue's writing, beautifully cunning and mysterious itself, twists...

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Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding Short StoriesBy Australian Women

Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding Short StoriesBy Australian Women

Black Inc., Various Authors

Something Special, Something Rare presents outstanding short fiction by Australia's finest female writers. These are tales of love, secrets, doubt and torment, the everyday and the extraordinary.A sleepy town...

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Ruby: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

Ruby: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016

Cynthia Bond

The epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her, this beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.

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The Faithful Couple

The Faithful Couple

A. D. Miller

A brilliantly clever and insightful novel that deals with the most universal of themes - friendship, and the way our past actions shape our lives - in a uniquely perceptive and memorable way

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 Read reviewThe Water Knife

The Water Knife

Paolo Bacigalupi

The brand new novel from Paolo Bacigalupi, author of the bestselling The Windup Girl and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and John W. Campbell Memorial awards.

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The Listener - A Novel

The Listener - A Novel

Rachel Basch

A wise and witty novel about the challenges to identity that arise in both adolescence and middle age-and the student and therapist who just may have the power to save each other.

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The Country of Ice Cream Star

The Country of Ice Cream Star

Sandra Newman

In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her people survive by scavenging in the detritus of an abandoned civilization. Theirs is a world of children - by the time they reach twenty, each of them will...

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Lost Boy & Other Stories

Lost Boy & Other Stories

Estelle Tang

This anthology edited by Estelle Tang is a collection of stories submitted to the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition. The competition continues to attract both emerging and established short story writers, some of who...

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Neil Gaiman

A collection of short stories from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

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Saint Monkey: A Novel

Saint Monkey: A Novel

Jacinda Townsend

Jacinda Townsend's remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation. Marrying musical prose with lyric...

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Wolf, Wolf

Wolf, Wolf

Eben Venter

He presses the button to activate the screen of the CCTV system: two sharply pointed dog's ears. A wolfhound; except that a wolfhound can't reach that high. He keeps the button pressed in and peers at the blue-grey night scene of...

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Raw Material

Raw Material

Jorg Fauser, Jamie Bulloch

Originally published in German under the title: Rohstoff.

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The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees

Hanya Yanagihara

From the Man Booker-longlisted author of A Little Life comes 'a novel you will finish and immediately want to read again' (Sarah Waters).

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Ernst Haffner, Michael Hofmann

Presents a story that delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler's rise to power, describing how the blood brothers move from one petty crime to the next, spending their nights in underground bars and...

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Sister Noon

Sister Noon

Karen Joy Fowler

By the bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Sister Noon is the story of Lizzie Hayes, whose dull life is about to be shaken up by a mysterious and powerful woman.

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Suite Francaise

Suite Francaise

Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith

France, 1940. Lucile Angellier's husband has been captured as a prisoner-of-war, and all she can do is wait for him - and tend to the household controlled by her domineering mother-in-law. Their small village is soon occupied by a...

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She's Having Her Baby

She’s Having Her Baby

Lauren Sams

Georgie Henderson doesn't want to have kids, but her best friend, Nina Doherty, has wanted to have a baby for as long as she can remember. Sadly, Nina's uterus refuses to cooperate. One drunken evening, Nina asks Georgie for the...

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The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

Leda is a middle-aged, divorced mother devoted to her work as an English professor. After the departure of her grown-up daughters, she takes a holiday on the Italian coast. But after a few days things become unsettling; on the...

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The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day

Hua Yu

Originally published in China as Diqi tian by New Star Press, Beijing, in 2013 --Title page verso.

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Everland

Everland

Rebecca Hunt

1913: Dinners, Millet-Bass, and Napps - three men bound not by friendship, but by an intense dependence founded on survival - will be immortalised by their decision to volunteer to scout out a series of uncharted and unknown...

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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

Fredrik Backman, Henning Koch

The hilarious, heart-breaking new novel by the author of the international bestseller A MAN CALLED OVE.

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 Read reviewFourth of July Creek

Fourth of July Creek

Smith Henderson

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face-to-face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah.

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Alice and the Fly

Alice and the Fly

James Rice

A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent.

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A Decent Ride

A Decent Ride

Irvine Welsh

A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, 'Juice'. Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane 'Bawbag'? Can Terry discover...

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Aquarium

Aquarium

David Vann

Aged nine, Caitlin spends almost every afternoon at the local aquarium while her mother works overtime at her construction job. Caitlin's whole world is her school, her mother, and the fish at the aquarium. She has no friends at...

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The Four Books

The Four Books

Yan Lianke, Carlos Rojas

In charge of this process is the Child, who delights in draconian rules, monitoring behaviour and confiscating treasured books. The inmates - and hundreds of intellectuals just like them - must meet challenges set by the...

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The Ghost Estate

John Connell

One ordinary man's rise and fall through the boom and bust of contemporary Ireland, weaving past and present together in a beautiful and devastating journey.

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The Mountain Can Wait

The Mountain Can Wait

Sarah Leipciger

For fans of Brokeback Mountain and Legend of a Suicide, a story of a father's attempt to save his wayward son.

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Amy Snow

Amy Snow

Tracy Rees

A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

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The Forever Girl

The Forever Girl

Alexander McCall Smith

A beautiful, touching and often heart-breaking standalone novel about love and friendship from Alexander McCall Smith, bestselling author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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Touch

Touch

Claire North

The electrifying new thriller from the ingenious voice that brought you The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

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Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

Ishmael Beah

Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature, has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about post-war life in Sierra Leone. At the centre of Radiance...

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The Enchanted

The Enchanted

Rene Denfeld

A prisoner sits on death row in a maximum security prison. His only escape from his harsh existence is through the words he dreams about, the world he conjures around him using the power of language. For the reality of his world...

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The Days of Abandonment

The Days of Abandonment

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

Rarely have the foundations upon which our ideas of motherhood and womanhood rest been so candidly questioned. This compelling novel tells the story of one woman's headlong descent into what she calls an ‘absence of sense'...

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The Dust that Falls from Dreams

The Dust that Falls from Dreams

Louis de Bernieres

In the brief golden years of King Edward VII's reign, Rosie McCosh and her three sisters are growing up in an idyllic and eccentric household in Kent. But their days of childhood innocence and adventure are destined to be followed...

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The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma

In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family

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Forever Young

Forever Young

Steven Carroll

The latest novel by acclaimed novelist Steven Carroll, winner of the Prime Minister's Award and the Miles Franklin Award. 'And is nostalgia not so much a longing for a place or a time, as a longing for youth...

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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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A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins

Kate Atkinson

Explores the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In this book, the author turns her focus on Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy - would-be...

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Villa America

Villa America

Liza Klaussmann

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tigers in Red Weather, a gorgeous novel of the 1920s on the French Riviera, and an enthralling marriage.

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All I Have In This World

All I Have In This World

Michael Parker

Part empathetic portrait of troubled souls and part Springsteenian ode to the promise and heartbreak of the highway ... Told with ... emotional complexity and subtlety. - The New York Times

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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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The Way Things Were

The Way Things Were

Aatish Taseer

A breathtaking family story and a window onto the birth of modern India

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Prayers for the Stolen

Prayers for the Stolen

Jennifer Clement

On the mountainside in rural Mexico where Ladydi lives, being a girl is dangerous. Especially a pretty one. If the Narcos hear there is a pretty girl on the mountain, they steal her. So when the black SUVs roll into town, Ladydi...

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Girl at War

Girl at War

Sara Novic

Little, Brown/Abacus's big fiction debut launch for 2015, from a stunning new American writer

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Mr Bones

Mr Bones

Paul Theroux

A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy,...

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His Other House

His Other House

Sarah Armstrong

Does love mean always telling the truth?

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Left of the Bang

Left of the Bang

Claire Lowdon

Daringly, radically honest and very, very funny, this is the best novel yet about the 'lost generation' of young Londoners today.

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