Fiction 2019

The Wonder

The Wonder

Diana Evans

As a child Lucas assumed that all children who'd lost their parents lived on water. Now a restless young man, and still sharing the West London narrowboat with his down-to-earth sister Denise, he secretly investigates the contents...

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Black Light: Stories

Black Light: Stories

Kimberly King Parsons

With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire's darkest hollows - those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short...

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A Thousand Ships

A Thousand Ships

Natalie Haynes

A feminist retelling of the Trojan War - giving voices to the women the myths forgot...

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The Absolute Book

The Absolute Book

Elizabeth Knox

The Absolute Book is an epic fantasy, intimate in tone. A book where hidden treasures are recovered; where wicked things people think they've shaken from their trails find their scent again. A book about beautiful societies...

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Exquisite Cadavers

Exquisite Cadavers

Meena Kandasamy

A slim, inventive novella that questions what divides fiction and memoir - Exquisite Cadavers is a bricolage of influence and a daring modernist short.

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Sudden Traveller: Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award

Sudden Traveller: Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award

Sarah Hall

Sudden Traveller is Sarah Hall's third story collection. From Turkish forest and coastline to the gorges of the Pacific Northwest and the rain-drenched villages of Cumbria, Hall's characters walk, drive, dream, and fly, trying...

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That Reminds Me: Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020

That Reminds Me: Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020

Derek Owusu

That Reminds Me is the story of one young man, from birth to adulthood, told in fragments of memory. It explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. It is a deeply moving and...

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Dead Astronauts

Dead Astronauts

Jeff Vandermeer

Under the watchful eye of The Company, three characters - Grayson, Morse and Chen - shapeshifters, amorphous, part human, part extensions of the landscape, make their way through forces that would consume them. A blue fox, a giant...

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Oligarchy

Oligarchy

Scarlett Thomas

The new novel from the bestselling author of The End of Mr. Y, about power, privilege and pressure

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Christmas in Austin

Christmas in Austin

Benjamin Markovits

When the four Essinger children gather in Austin for Christmas, they all bring their news. But their parents have plans, too, and invite Dana to stay, hoping to bring the couple back together.

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The Chandelier

The Chandelier

Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser, Magdalena Edwards

Available in English for the first time, The Chandelieris one of Lispector's most radical books and a key part of what made her a Brazilian legend.

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The End of the Ocean

The End of the Ocean

Maja Lunde

From the author of the #1 international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating new novel about the threat of a worldwide water shortage as seen through the eyes of a father and daughter.    

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The Factory

The Factory

Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd

Told in three alternating first-person narratives, The Factory casts a vivid-if sometimes surreal-portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of modern life. With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, Hiroko...

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The Museum of Broken Promises

The Museum of Broken Promises

Elizabeth Buchan

The stunning new novel from bestselling Elizabeth Buchan. The Museum of Broken Promises is a beautiful, evocative love-story and a heart-breaking exploration of some of the darkest moments in European history.

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Agatha

Agatha

Anne Cathrine Bomann, Caroline Waight

Set in 1940s Paris, this bittersweet debut novel has sold in twenty three territories, this is the perfect book for fans of A Man Called Ove, My Name is Lucy Barton and The Guest Cat

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Red Can Origami

Red Can Origami

Madelaine Dickie

Ava has just landed a job as a reporter in Gubinge, a tiny tropical town in Australia's north. From the rodeos and fishing holes of northern Australia, to the dazzling streets of night-time Tokyo, Ava is swept in pursuit of the...

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Sara Collins

All of London is abuzz with the case of Frannie Langton, accused of murdering her employers. Frannie claims she cannot recall what happened, even if remembering could save her life. But she does have a tale to tell: a story of her...

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Starsight

Starsight

Brandon Sanderson

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Skyward    

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Daughter of the Tigris

Daughter of the Tigris

Muhsin Al-Ramli, Luke Leafgren

The follow-up to the internationally acclaimed The President's Gardens

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Fleabag: The Scriptures: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Fleabag: The Scriptures: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Fleabag: The Scriptures includes new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge alongside the filming scripts and the never-before-seen stage directions from the award-winning series.

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 Read reviewOlive, Again

Olive, Again

Elizabeth Strout

An extraordinary new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton.

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The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

Christine Feret-Fleury, Ros Schwartz

Championing the intrinsic power of reading, this is a story for anyone who understands that a book can change a life.

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Damascus

Damascus

Christos Tsiolkas

In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and...

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 Read reviewThe Weekend

The Weekend

Charlotte Wood

The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things .

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot

A beautiful, moving story about a small Japanese cafe that offers its visitors the chance to travel back in time, to find an answer to the question: what would you change if you could go back?

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 Read reviewBruny

Bruny

Heather Rose

The brilliant and explosive new novel from the author of the award-winning The Museum of Modern Love.

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 Read reviewBoy Swallows Universe

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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The Friend

The Friend

Sigrid Nunez

Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion. 

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Half Moon Lake

Half Moon Lake

Kirsten Alexander

Inspired by a real case, Half Moon Lake is a captivating historical novel set in America's Deep South about a lost boy - and the two mothers who both seek to claim him.   

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Cilka's Journey

Cilka’s Journey

Heather Morris

Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her.

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Heide

Heide

Pi.O.

Heide is an epic poem about history, painting, painters, patrons and the people who made art happen in Australia -- from Louis Buvelot to Edith Rowan, Tom Roberts and Robert Streeton to Vassilief, Nolan, Tucker, Joy...

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The Death of Murat Idrissi

The Death of Murat Idrissi

Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett

Two venturesome women on a journey through the land of their fathers and mothers. A wrong turn. A bad decision.

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Looker

Looker

Laura Sims

A hugely compulsive, dark, stylish and intense novel, simmering with Hitchcockian undertones - for readers of LULLABY, EILEEN or THE LEMON GROVE

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 Read reviewImaginary Friend

Imaginary Friend

Stephen Chbosky

An epic literary event twenty years in the making: the new novel from Stephen Chbosky - author of multi-million copy sensation The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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Billie

Billie

Anna Gavalda, Jennifer Rappaport

A number 1 bestseller in France and translated into over twenty-five languages, Billie is one of the most beloved French novels to be published in recent years.  

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The Sea & Us

The Sea & Us

Catherine de Saint Phalle

From the Stella shortlisted author of Poum and Alexandre, this is a heartwarming novel about longing, absence and the people we unexpectedly come to love.

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 Read reviewThe Year of the Beast

The Year of the Beast

Steven Carroll

One of Australia's finest and most critically acclaimed writers returns with a powerful novel that goes back to the very beginning of the story, to bring his sweeping Glenroy series to a magnificent close.

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Tokyo Ueno Station

Tokyo Ueno Station

Yu Miri, Morgan Giles

Akutagawa-award-winning author Yu Miri uses her outsider's perspective as a Zainichi (Korean-Japanese) writer to craft a novel of utmost importance to this moment, a powerful rebuke to the Imperial system and a sensitive, deeply...

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 Special priceYou Will Be Safe Here

You Will Be Safe Here

Damian Barr

The brilliant debut novel from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me

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 Read reviewInto the Fire

Into the Fire

Sonia Orchard

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 Read reviewBody Tourists

Body Tourists

Jane Rogers

Youth is wasted on the young, isn't it?

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Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone

Jacqueline Woodson

From the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the...

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The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern

This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth.When the labyrinth is threatened, Zachary must race with Mirabel, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting...

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The Institute

The Institute

Stephen King

Combining the suspense of The Outsider with the childhood camaraderie in It, Tje Institute is a powerful new novel from Stephen King which is destined to become the No. 1 blockbuster of Spring 2019.

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The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

Sally Hepworth

From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new page-turner about that trickiest of relationships and what happens when it all goes wrong.  

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Night for Day

Night for Day

Patrick Flanery

A feverish vision of McCarthy-era Hollywood...

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 Special priceWarrior of the Altaii

Warrior of the Altaii

Robert Jordan

Epic fantasy legend, and author of no.1 New York Times bestselling series The Wheel of Time (R), Robert Jordan's never-before published novel, Warrior of the Altaii.

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 Read reviewGirl

Girl

Edna O'Brien

Girl, Edna O'Brien's 'courageous' (J.M. Coetzee) new novel, is an unforgettable depiction of one woman's abduction by Boko Haram.

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 Special priceSalvation Lost

Salvation Lost

Peter F. Hamilton

The thrilling follow-up to Salvation, featuring alien first contact, threats to humanity, a future war and amazing technological advances - the page-turning adventure continues.

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Zebra: And Other Stories

Zebra: And Other Stories

Debra Adelaide

Tantalising, poignant, wry, and just a little fantastical, this subversive collection of short fiction - and one singular novella - from bestselling author Debra Adelaide reminds us what twists of fate may be lurking just beneath...

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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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Glory and its Litany of Horrors

Glory and its Litany of Horrors

Fernanda Torres, Eric M. B. Becker

From Fernanda Torres, the celebrated Brazilian actress and bestselling author of The End, comes a riotous tragicomedy of a famed actor's path from national sex symbol to cult icon to raving madman after a disastrous performance as...

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The Death of Jesus

The Death of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee

An extraordinary new novel from one of the world's greatest living writers, two-time Booker Prize winner and Nobel Laureate J.M Coetzee, that can be read as a stand-alone or a follow up novel to The Childhood of Jesus and The...

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Serotonin

Serotonin

Michel Houellebecq, Shaun Whiteside

Written by one of the most provocative and prophetic novelists of his generation, Serotonin is at once a devastating story of solitude, longing and individual suffering, and a powerful criticism of modern life.

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 Read reviewAct of Grace

Act of Grace

Anna Krien

The exhilarating debut novel from the award-winning author of Night Games.

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New Australian Fiction 2019

New Australian Fiction 2019

Rebecca Starford, Kill Your Darlings

A new collection of short stories featuring some of Australia's best-loved writers alongside exciting new voices

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 Read reviewMaybe the Horse Will Talk

Maybe the Horse Will Talk

Elliot Perlman

Warm, dramatic, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, with the narrative pull of a thriller, Maybe the Horse Will Talk is a love story, a reflection on contemporary marriage, and on friendship.

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 Special priceAn Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma

The second novel by the author of The Fishermen (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize)

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The World That We Knew

The World That We Knew

Alice Hoffman

In Berlin in 1941 during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice...

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The Dutch House

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

A masterpiece from the Orange Prize-winning, New York Times number one bestselling author of Commonwealth and Bel Canto: a story of love, family, sacrifice, and the power of place

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 Read reviewThere Was Still Love

There Was Still Love

Favel Parrett

The profoundly moving new novel from the critically acclaimed and Miles Franklin shortlisted author of Past the Shallows and When the Night Comes. A tender and masterfully told story of memory, family and love.

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Ducks, Newburyport

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

An utterly original novel, longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize in which one woman navigates, through compelling inner monologue, the tension and disquiet of contemporary America.

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 Read reviewThe Rip

The Rip

Mark Brandi

An urban crime novel that slowly and masterfully hooks you in... then shocks with the horrific crime and the dread that the characters you care about aren't going to make it out alive.   

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The House of Youssef

The House of Youssef

Yumna Kassab

The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in Western Sydney. The stories explore the lives of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the area, circling around themes of isolation, family and community, and nostalgia...

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 Read reviewWolfe Island

Wolfe Island

Lucy Treloar

The stunning new novel from the award-winning author of Salt Creek is Barkskins or The Son meets The Road...

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 Special priceThe Testaments

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?

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 Read reviewLucky Ticket

Lucky Ticket

Joey Bui

A debut collection of stories announcing an intelligent, vibrant and highly original Australian-Vietnamese voice in contemporary literature.     

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Lie With Me

Lie With Me

Philippe Besson, Molly Ringwald

A gorgeous coming-of-age love story about two teenage boys in 1980s France.

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 Read reviewThe Old Lie

The Old Lie

Claire G. Coleman

A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning Terra Nullius

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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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 Special price Read reviewFleishman Is in Trouble

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

A blistering satirical novel about marriage, divorce and modern relationships, by one of the most exciting new voices in American fiction

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The Collection

The Collection

Nina Leger, Laura Francis

There is no pathologizing Jeanne; she resists it. There is no way to impose a story on Jeanne; she escapes it. There is no pitying Jeanne, no lusting after Jeanne, no uncovering the secret to Jeanne; she won't allow it. Jeanne...

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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

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The Burnt Country

The Burnt Country

Joy Rhoades

The stunning new novel from the author of The Woolgrower's Companion, whom the Australian Women's Weekly described as ‘a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'.

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 Read reviewThis Taste for Silence

This Taste for Silence

Amanda O'Callaghan

Subtle, compelling and unsettling, Amanda O'Callaghan's stories work at the edges of the sayable, through secrets, erasures and glimpsed moments of disclosure. They shimmer with unspoken histories and characters who have a...

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 Read reviewVery Nice

Very Nice

Marcy Dermansky

From the acclaimed author of The Red Car, a comic novel of race, money, sex, liberalism, and bad behavior in our post-Obama, era featuring a wealthy Connecticut divorcee, her college-age daughter, and the famous Pakistani-American...

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The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

Jasmine Guillory

A fun and flirty novel for fans of Sophie Ranald, Jo Watson and Zara Stoneley.    

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The Rich Man's House

The Rich Man’s House

Andrew McGahan

An unputdownable final novel from the Miles Franklin Award-winning author of The White Earth.

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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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Ninth House

Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House is the long-awaited adult debut by the bestselling author of King of Scars, Six of Crows and the Grisha Trilogy, soon to be a NETFLIX series

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Dolores

Dolores

Lauren Aimee Curtis

'A glowing, beating heart of a book' Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From

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 Read reviewGrand Union

Grand Union

Zadie Smith

The first ever collection of stories from the bestselling and beloved author of Swing Time and White Teeth.

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Salt Slow

Salt Slow

Julia Armfield

The electrifying debut from the 2018 White Review Short Story Prize Winner

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Trust Exercise

Trust Exercise

Susan Choi

Captivating and brilliant, Trust Exercise is a novel about the treacherous terrain of adolescence, how we define consent, and what we lose, gain, and never get over as we navigate our way into adulthood's...

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Home Remedies

Home Remedies

Xuan Juliana Wang

A blazing, intimate collection about a young generation of Chinese millennials, their unconventional sex lives and fantastic technologies, on a quest for every kind of freedom.

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 Read reviewThe Doll Factory

The Doll Factory

Elizabeth Macneal

The Doll Factory is the intoxicating story of a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the man whose obsession may destroy her world for ever.

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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 Arrangement

The Arrangement

Robyn Harding

A Pretty Woman tale turns toxic and deadly in this provocative and riveting thriller of sex, obsession, and murder from Robyn Harding, the master of domestic suspense (Kathleen Barber) and the USA TODAY bestselling author of The...

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 Read reviewShepherd

Shepherd

Catherine Jinks

Compulsive and terrifying adult fiction from renowned Australian author Catherine Jinks

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 Read reviewA Lovely and Terrible Thing

A Lovely and Terrible Thing

Chris Womersley

Bestselling and award-winning author Chris Womersley's first short fiction collection, twenty macabre and deliciously enjoyable tales linked by the trickle of water that runs through them all... 

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 Read reviewNobber

Nobber

Oisin Fagan

A wildly inventive and audacious debut novel from the author of Hostages

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The Place on Dalhousie

The Place on Dalhousie

Melina Marchetta

From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this perfectly crafted novel about families, relationships and the true nature of belonging.

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 Special price Read reviewFusion

Fusion

Kate Richards

A haunting, compelling first novel by the author of the award-winning Madness: A Memoir.

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 Read reviewGingerbread

Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi, the prize-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What is Not Yours is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel about motherhood, family legacy and... gingerbread.

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Number One Chinese Restaurant

Number One Chinese Restaurant

Lillian Li

Genealogical table and illustration on endpapers.

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Mac and His Problem

Mac and His Problem

Enrique Vila-Matas, Margaret Jull Costa, Sophie Hughes

A funny, erudite novel from one of the great European storytellers, with the process of writing and creation playfully at its heart.

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The Man Who Saw Everything

The Man Who Saw Everything

Deborah Levy

Electrifying and audacious, an unmissable new novel from the twice-Man Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Milk.

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 Read reviewCrossings

Crossings

Alex Landragin

An unforgettable tour de force with echoes of Roberto Bolano, David Mitchell and Umberto Eco, Crossings is a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven...

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 Read reviewHare's Fur

Hare’s Fur

Trevor Shearston

A jewel of a novel about an ageing potter who, out collecting rock for glazes, finds three kids living in a cave

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Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl

Angela Savage

A luminous and courageous story from Angela Savage about the hopes and dreams we all have for our lives and relationships, and the often fraught and unexpected ways they may be realised.

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 Read reviewA Constant Hum

A Constant Hum

Alice Bishop

A young and exciting new literary voice, emerging from one of Australia's worst natural disasters

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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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Bright

Bright

Duanwad Pimwana, Mui Poopoksakul

Explores the quality of human resilience through the adventures of Kampol Changsamran, a young boy left behind by his parents after their break-up --

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 Read reviewRoom for a Stranger

Room for a Stranger

Melanie Cheng

A moving portrait of an improbable friendship and multicultural Australia more broadly, from the winner of the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. 

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 Read reviewCrudo

Crudo

Olivia Laing

A blisteringly funny and remarkably tender debut novel from Olivia Laing, one of the finest non-fiction writers of her generation. Winner of the James Tait Black Award 2019, shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize 2018

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 Read reviewInvented Lives

Invented Lives

Andrea Goldsmith

Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still.

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The Need

The Need

Helen Phillips

Speculative fiction of the highest calibre: one woman fights to retain her sense of self amidst the chaos of work, motherhood and alternative universes.

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The New Me

The New Me

Halle Butler

Like a dark and twisted mash up of Lena Dunham's Girls and Ricky Gervais's The Office – this is "a dark comedy of female rage" (Catherine Lacey) and a biting satire of the false promise of...

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The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die

The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

'A chaotic, furious, extraordinary Bengali confection . . . Irresistible' Philip Hensher, The Spectator Books of the Year

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We Must Be Brave

We Must Be Brave

Frances Liardet

A woman; a war; a child that changed everything. Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, We Must Be Brave is a luminous and profoundly moving novel about the people we rescue and the...

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The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Most Fun We Ever Had

Claire Lombardo

A dazzlingly accomplished debut and an utterly immersive portrait of one family's becoming, it marks the arrival of a major new literary voice.

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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Diana Evans

It's so so good - realistic and funny and so truthful it almost winded me' Dolly Alderton Two London couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning. Michael, growing daily more accustomed to his commute, still loves Melissa but...

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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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Orange World

Orange World

Karen Russell

From the New York Times bestselling, Orange Prize longlisted, Pulitzer Prize shortlisted master short-story teller Karen Russell comes a stunning new collection that showcases her extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and...

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The Animal Gazer

The Animal Gazer

Edgardo Franzosini

A novel about the 20th century's greatest animal sculptor - a sensitive artist destroyed by the cruelties of the First World War.

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How to Make Friends with the Dark

How to Make Friends with the Dark

Kathleen Glasgow

Tiger, sixteen, has been pushing away from her overprotective mother, but when her mother dies suddenly Tiger must learn to live when it feels she is surrounded by darkness.

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The Wall

The Wall

John Lanchester

John Lanchester's long-awaited new novel - an hypnotic dystopian novel exploring the most compelling issues of our time.  

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Life Of David Hockney: A Novel

Life Of David Hockney: A Novel

Catherine Cusset, Teresa Fagan

A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss...

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 Read reviewThe Farm

The Farm

Joanne Ramos

The must-read debut novel of 2019. Sharp, compulsive and darkly funny, this is an unforgettable novel about a world within touching distance of our own.

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 Special priceThe Warming

The Warming

Craig Ensor

Hauntingly beautiful, The Warming depicts a nomadic existence, where love and hope are the only means of enduring a world that has turned against humanity.

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River of Salt

River of Salt

Dave Warner

Former hitman Blake Saunders flees the Philadelphia Mob for a quieter existence in a coastal Australian town. Life in Coral Shoals is perfect and Blake is a new man. But then a young woman's body is found at a local motel. When...

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Ghost Wall

Ghost Wall

Sarah Moss

Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and enacting the harshness of Iron Age life. Haunting Silvie's...

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 Read reviewThe Raven Tower

The Raven Tower

Ann Leckie

A breathtaking fantasy of epic scope, from the multi-award-winning Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice.

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While You Were Reading

While You Were Reading

Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus

Words are messy. Love is messier. A hilarious, insightful new novel from the creators of Books on the Rail

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The Mister

The Mister

E L James

With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he's never had to work and he's rarely slept alone. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she's an alluring mystery, and Maxim's longing for her deepens into a passion...

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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke

This enthralling novel, inspired by the 2006 film, illustrates that fantasy is the sharpest tool to explore the terrors and miracles of the human heart.    

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Courtney's War

Courtney’s War

Wilbur Smith

Portion of statement of responsibility from jacket.

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Crossing

Crossing

Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston

Originally published in Finland as Tiranan syd an by Kustannusoakeyhti o Otava, Keuruu, in 2016 --Title page verso.

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 Read reviewHitch

Hitch

Kathryn Hind

Winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize.

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Stalingrad

Stalingrad

Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler

Stalingrad is the prequel to Life and Fate, one of the twentieth century's greatest novels. The battle for Stalingrad - a maelstrom of violence and firepower - will reduce it to ruins.

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate

To Be Taught, If Fortunate

Becky Chambers

In her new novella, Sunday Times bestselling author Becky Chambers imagines a future in which, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the solar system instead transform themselves.

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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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Real Differences

Real Differences

S.L. Lim

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Gravity Is The Thing

Gravity Is The Thing

Jaclyn Moriarty

The new adult novel from award-winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty-a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed story in the spirit of Maria Semple, Rainbow Rowell, and Gail Honeyman-that follows a single mother's heartfelt...

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 Read reviewQuichotte

Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

The epic new novel from the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie - a playful inversion of Don Quixote set in contemporary America.

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 Special priceThe Volunteer

The Volunteer

Salvatore Scibona

An odyssey of loss and salvation ranging across four generations of fathers and sons, in the finest tradition of American storytelling.

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Small Blessings

Small Blessings

Emily Brewin

Through the unlikeliest of friendships comes a second chance.

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Asghar and Zahra

Asghar and Zahra

Sameer Rahim

Asghar and Zahra follows an unlikely couple through the first year of their tumultuous marriage

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Bunny

Bunny

Mona Awad

A darkly funny, gothic novel about a lonely graduate student drawn into a clique of rich girls at a New England university.

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The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino

The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino

Hiromi Kawakami

From the best-selling author of Strange Weather in Tokyo and The Nakano Thrift Shop, an irresistible new novel about an elusive ladies' man and the women who have loved him.

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 Read reviewThe Pillars

The Pillars

Peter Polites

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

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree

Samantha Shannon

The New York Times bestselling epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of Game of Thrones (Bustle).

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The Tenth Muse

The Tenth Muse

Catherine Chung

A brilliant and gripping novel about a young woman's gift for mathematics, and the secret of her past bound up in World War II.

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Love And Other Battles: A heartbreaking, redemptive family story for ourtime

Love And Other Battles: A heartbreaking, redemptive family story for ourtime

Tess Woods

Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story.      

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: Longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown 2020 for best historical fiction debut

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: Longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown 2020 for best historical fiction debut

Juliet Grames

A perfect book club and holiday read that crosses from mountainside Calabrian villages in the early 20th century to Hartford, Connecticut after the immigration boom and will appeal to fans of Elena Ferrante, Captain Correlli's...

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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 reviewQueenie: British Book Awards Book of the Year

Queenie: British Book Awards Book of the Year

Candice Carty-Williams

A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world, QUEENIE is about identity, independence and carving your own path. For fans of Dolly Alderton, Bryony Gordon and Dawn...

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The Pine Islands

The Pine Islands

Marion Poschmann, Jen Calleja

The Pine Islands is a serene, playful, profoundly moving story of the transformations we seek and the ones we find along the way.

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 Read reviewIslands

Islands

Peggy Frew

A stunning literary novel from the author of the Stella Prize shortlisted Hope Farm.  

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A Season On Earth

A Season On Earth

Gerald Murnane

A masterwork from Australia's greatest cult literary figure, published for the first time as the author originally intended

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The Ex

The Ex

Nicola Moriarty

She wants him back. She wants you gone. Luke is The One. After everything she's been through, Georgia knows she deserves someone like him, to make her feel loved. Safe.

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 Read reviewYou Know You Want This

You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian

From the author of the global sensation Cat Person comes You Know You Want This, a compulsive short story collection about sex, dating and modern life that will thrill you before it chills you.  

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 Special priceThe Wonder of Lost Causes

The Wonder of Lost Causes

Nick Trout

Dr Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper. Well, almost anything. Kate's always told him he's not allowed to get a dog. She's a single mum taking care of a kid who has to fight for every breath he takes and Jasper's daily...

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Wanderers

Wanderers

Chuck Wendig

Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination...

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 Read reviewThe Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

Felicity McLean

A compulsive, note-perfect debut for fans of Sharp Objects, The Virgin Suicides and Picnic at Hanging Rock

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 Read reviewSimpson Returns

Simpson Returns

Wayne Macauley

A satirical and surreal twist on the Anzac legend of Simpson and his donkey

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Labels and Other Stories

Labels and Other Stories

Louis de Bernières

Louis de Bernieres is one of our most treasured writers and these stories show his imaginative range and unique storytelling power. De Bernieres' unlikely and unforgettable heroes are found collecting luxury tinned cat-food...

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Fabulous

Fabulous

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Not since Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber have old stories been made to feel so electrically new. Not since Wim Winders' Wings of Desire have the numinous and the everyday been...

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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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Undara

Undara

Annie Seaton

Within the treacherous caves of Undara, a betrayal will test the bonds of friendship and family. A page-turning new eco-adventure for readers who love Di Morrissey.      

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Machines 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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Leading Men: A Novel

Leading Men: A Novel

Christopher Castellani

Illuminating one of the great love stories of the twentieth century -- Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo -- Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the...

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Tidelands

Tidelands

Philippa Gregory

The eagerly awaited first book in Philippa Gregory’s sweeping new series begins with the story of Alinor, a young midwife who finds herself tempted by a forbidden love affair.  But in a society that has already set a...

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Baby

Baby

Annaleese Jochems

Baby is a sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction.

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 Special priceThe Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Dominic Smith

An utterly gripping story set between 17th century Holland, 1950s Manhattan and 2000s Sydney, following a trail of art, forgery and deception.

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The Daughter's Tale

The Daughter’s Tale

Armando Lucas Correa

Based on the true story of the Nazi massacre of a French village in 1944, an unforgettable tale of love and redemption from the bestselling author of The German Girl.   

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The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Kate Forsyth

Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror' of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose.

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Save Me from Dangerous Men

Save Me from Dangerous Men

S. A. Lelchuk

The start of a brilliant new series for fans of Sara Paretsky, Megan Abbott and kick-ass heroines everywhere.

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The Ditch

The Ditch

Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

A darkly gripping novel, from the author of the internationally bestselling The Dinner - about how your imagination can run away with you, about what we fear to lose, and how even the most stable people can be undone by jealousy.

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The Missing Years

The Missing Years

Lexie Elliott

Set in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, a woman's chilling family history comes back to haunt her in this captivating thriller about the irrepressible secrets of the past.

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Marilou is Everywhere

Marilou is Everywhere

Sarah Elaine Smith

Richly atmospheric American debut about lost innocence and life on the ragged margins of society.

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Memories of the Future

Siri Hustvedt

A provocative, wildly funny and engrossing novel by the internationally acclaimed author of What I Loved, illustrated with her own drawings.

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Maddox

Maddox

Chris Abrahams

After a stint as a music venue proprietor, Geoff Maddox is getting on with his life: managing his complex domestic situation; visiting the local shopping mall; and socialising with the regulars at the Stella Maris Hotel.

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The Tiger Catcher

The Tiger Catcher

Paullina Simons

The first novel in a beautiful, heartbreaking new saga from Paullina Simons, the international bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman.

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Shadowplay

Shadowplay

Joseph O'Connor

A gorgeous new novel from the bestselling author of Star of the Sea about Bram Stoker's time working in a London theatre and the inspirations that led to the creation of Dracula.

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Master of My Fate

Master of My Fate

Sienna Brown

A novel about one man's journey to become his own master, from slavery in Jamaica, through to eventual freedom in colonial New South Wales. Based on a true story.

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Walking on the Ceiling

Walking on the Ceiling

Aysegul Savas

A mesmerizing novel set in Paris and a changing Istanbul, about a young Turkish woman grappling with her past - her country's and her own - and her complicated relationship with the famous British writer who longs for her...

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 Read reviewHeart of the Grass Tree

Heart of the Grass Tree

Molly Murn

Heart of the Grass Tree is an exquisite, searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history.  

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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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The Red Daughter

The Red Daughter

John Burnham Schwartz, Sophie Lambert

Running from her father's brutal legacy, Joseph Stalin's daughter defects to the United States during the turbulence of the 1960s. For fans of We Were the Lucky Ones and A Gentleman in Moscow, this sweeping historical novel and...

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The Hiding Game

The Hiding Game

Naomi Wood

The gripping third novel by Naomi Wood, author of the award-winning Mrs. Hemingway.

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 Read reviewBig Sky

Big Sky

Kate Atkinson

A brilliant new literary crime novel from number one bestseller Kate Atkinson

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The Desert Midwife

The Desert Midwife

Fiona McArthur

What if the love of your life forgot who you were?     

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Boxed

Boxed

Richard Anderson

When life delivers you gifts you don't want.

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Animalia

Animalia

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

A haunting and powerful novel from one of France's most exciting and talented young writers.

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Remembered

Remembered

Yvonne Battle-Felton

Remembered is the debut historical fiction novel by Yvonne Battle-Felton, a story where Spring, an emancipated slave, is forced to relive a haunting past in order to lead her dying son home.

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 Read reviewAttraction

Attraction

Ruby Porter

The present reckons with the past in Attraction, Ruby Porter's atmospheric debut novel.

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Territory of Light

Territory of Light

Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt

Territory of Light is the radiant story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter. Its twelve chapters follow the first year of the narrator's separation from her husband. The novel is full of light,...

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Beside Myself

Beside Myself

Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Imogen Taylor

A brilliant literary debut about belonging, about family and love, and about the enigmatic nature of identity.

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