Fiction books 2016

The Transmigration of Bodies and Signs Preceding the End of the World

The Transmigration of Bodies and Signs Preceding the End of the World

Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman

Two astonishing novellas, by ‘Mexico's greatest novelist', in one volume.

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Innocents and Others

Innocents and Others

Dana Spiotta

Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler grew up together in Los Angeles, and both became filmmakers. Meadow makes challenging documentaries; Carrie makes successful feature films with a feminist slant. The two friends have everything in...

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The Story of a Brief Marriage

The Story of a Brief Marriage

Anuk Arudpragasam

-In the last months of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Dinesh's world has contracted to an evacuee camp, where he measures his days by shells that fall like clockwork. Alienated from language, home, and family, he is brought back to...

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The Power: WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

The Power: WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION

Naomi Alderman

A small twist of nature - teenage girls now have the power to cause agonizing pain and even death. The world drastically changes. THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, taking us on a thrilling...

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The Spy: A Novel

The Spy: A Novel

Paulo Coelho

When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences; a confidant and courtesan who bewitched the era's richest and most powerful...

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A Collapse of Horses

A Collapse of Horses

Brian Evenson

With minimalist literary horror, Brian Evenson's stories work a nightmare axis of doubt, paranoia, and every day life.

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The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

Joy Callaway

A charming debut about a family of four artistic sisters on the outskirts of Gilded Age New York high society and centered on the oldest--an aspiring writer caught between the boy next door and a mysterious novelist who inducts...

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Captivity

Captivity

Gyorgy Spiro, Tim Wilkinson

A literary sensation in Hungary, Gyorgy Spiro's Captivity is set in the tumultuous first century A.D., between the year of Christ's death and the outbreak of the Jewish War. It follows the adventures of the feeble-bodied, bookish...

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The Waterfowl Are Drunk!

The Waterfowl Are Drunk!

Kate Liston-Mills

A series of funny and heart-warming short stories set in the author's hometown, Pambula, on the far south coast of New South Wales.

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Mister Monkey: A Novel

Mister Monkey: A Novel

Francine Prose

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off...

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The Witches of New York

The Witches of New York

Ami McKay

Three witches, speaking with one voice, one message: don't be afraid. But dare you listen?

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The House of Birds

The House of Birds

Morgan McCarthy

A derelict house. A portrait of a marriage.  

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The Young Bride

The Young Bride

Alessandro Baricco, Ann Goldstein

The Young Bride is a scintillating and sensual novel about a young woman's ingress into a fantastically strange family. The hand of the young woman in question has been promised to the scion of the nobility. She is to...

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The Start of Something: The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek

The Start of Something: The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek

Welcome to the world of Stuart Dybek, where lovelorn adolescents rub shoulders with hard-boiled gangsters and scarf-clad babushkas jostle for attention among jaded academics. Where memory collides with imagination. And where...

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The Eye of the Reindeer

The Eye of the Reindeer

Eva Weaver

THE ALCHEMIST meets THE SNOW CHILD in this beautiful odyssey through the snowy landscapes of northern Finland.

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The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

Joy Williams

Joy Williams' peerless short stories are unlike anything else. Her uniquely devastating, emotionally acute, morbidly funny portrayals of modern life have been captivating readers and writers for three decades. Here, for the first...

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The Pretty Delicious Cafe

The Pretty Delicious Cafe

Danielle Hawkins

On the outskirts of a small New Zealand seaside town, Lia and her friend Anna work serious hours running their restored cafe. The busy season is just around the corner, and there are other things to...

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I'll Take You There

I’ll Take You There

Wally Lamb

Every Monday evening, Felix Funicello sets up a new film at an old vaudeville theatre for his weekly movie club. But one night, as this sixty-year-old scholar prepares the projectionist booth, he is confronted by an unanticipated...

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The Guineveres

The Guineveres

Sarah Dormet

In The Guineveres, Sarah Domet navigates the wonder and tumult of girlhood, the families we yearn for and create. In prose shot through with beauty, Domet intertwines the ordinary and the miraculous, as The Guineveres discover...

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Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell

Reader, your life is full of choices. Some will bring you joy and others will bring you heartache. 

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 Read reviewMoonglow

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential...

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The Historian's Daughter

The Historian’s Daughter

Rashida Murphy

In an old house with ‘too many windows and women', high in the Indian hills, young Hannah lives with her older sister Gloria; her two older brothers; her mother - the Magician; a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins and...

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The Dark Circle: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017

The Dark Circle: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017

Linda Grant

The new novel by the acclaimed author of Upstairs at the Party and the Booker-shortlisted The Clothes on Their Backs.

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 Special priceChristmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Jeanette Winterson

Celebrates Christmas with stories in which, there are ghosts here and jovial spirits; chances at love and tricks with time; there is frost and icicles, mistletoe and sledges; there's a cat and a dog and a solid silver frog;...

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All We Shall Know

All We Shall Know

Donal Ryan

Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn't take her news too well. She doesn't want to tell her father yet. What she did to Breedie Flynn all those years ago still haunts her. It's a good thing that she meets Mary...

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Swing Time: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Swing Time: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Zadie Smith

An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.

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Extinctions

Extinctions

Josephine Wilson

Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them.

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 Read reviewA Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2

A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2

Becky Chambers

The extraordinary new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved debut novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: 'a quietly profound, humane tour de force.' (Guardian)

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Days Without End

Days Without End

Sebastian Barry

After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Having fled terrible hardships they find...

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Hope: An Anthology

Hope: An Anthology

Various

This anthology features prize-winning and shortlisted stories from the Hope Prize. It includes a foreword by the Honourable Quentin Bryce.

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Wedding Bush Road

Wedding Bush Road

David Francis

A young lawyer is called back to his family's farm and plunged into a complex struggle between past and present, town and country, and the secrets that haunt them all

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 Read reviewThe Tobacconist

The Tobacconist

Robert Seethaler, Charlotte Collins

Set in Austria in the 1930s, The Tobacconist tells the story of one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.

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The Dark Flood Rises,

The Dark Flood Rises,

Margaret Drabble

The Dark Flood Rises asks momentous questions as it entertains and enthralls. In her beautifully imagined new book, Margaret Drabble is at her incisive best, exploring the end of life with her trademark humour, composure and...

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A Distant Journey

A Distant Journey

Di Morrissey

In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry an Australian grazier, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales.

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Crimes of the Father

Crimes of the Father

Tom Keneally

A timely, courageous and powerful novel about faith, the church, conscience and celibacy.Tom Keneally, ex-seminarian, pulls no punches as he interrogates the terrible damage done to innocents as the Catholic Church has...

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The Tourist

The Tourist

Robert Dickinson

The Tourist is a masterpiece of suspense and a gripping new spin on the time travel story

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Autumn

Autumn

Ali Smith

Autumn is the first installment in Ali Smith's novel quartet Seasonal: four standalone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are), exploring what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers...

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 Read reviewThe Permanent Resident

The Permanent Resident

Roanna Gonsalves

A woman who can't swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother's offer to coach her son's soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter. A recent migrant considers...

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My Dad Wrote a Porno: The fully annotated edition of Rocky Flintstone's Belinda Blinked

My Dad Wrote a Porno: The fully annotated edition of Rocky Flintstone’s Belinda Blinked

Jamie Morton, Alice Levine, James Cooper, Rocky Flintstone

From the hilarious, massively successful My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast: the ultimate, annotated edition of Belinda Blinked

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The Explosion Chronicles

The Explosion Chronicles

Yan Lianke, Carlos Rojas

With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, the rural community grows into a vast...

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A Christmas Carol: Original Manuscript Edition

A Christmas Carol: Original Manuscript Edition

Charles Dickens, Colm Toibin

A first-ever trade edition of the original manuscript of the beloved Christmas classic.

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The Terranauts

The Terranauts

T. C. Boyle

Eight people take part in an ecological experiment in 1990s Arizona. Inspired by real events, The Terranauts places human behaviour under the microscope to spellbinding effect

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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

In 1922 Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal. He is sentenced to house arrest in The Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide...

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The Tsar Of Love And Techno Stories

The Tsar Of Love And Techno Stories

Anthony Marra

1930s Leningrad, where a failed portrait artist is tasked by Soviet censors to erase political dissenters from official images and artworks. One day, he receives an antique painting of a dacha inside a box of images meant to be...

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The Winterlings

The Winterlings

Cristina Sanchez-Andrade, Samuel Rutter

What are the women concealing? Why does nobody want to talk about Don Reinaldo? Why are they called The Winterlings?

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The 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 Street Kids

The Street Kids

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ann Goldstein

The Street Kids is the most important novel by Italy's preeminent late-20th Century author and intellectual, Pier Paolo Pasolini. A powerful, groundbreaking contemporary classic, The Street Kids is now available...

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Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different

Maria Semple

The new novel from Maria Semple, author of bestselling Where'd You Go, Bernadette and writer for hit US TV shows Ellen and Saturday Night Live. Meet Eleanor Flood, who wakes up one day determined to be her best self.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Good People

The Good People

Hannah Kent

The Good People is the long-awaited new novel from Hannah Kent. In the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by...

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 Read reviewThe Wonder

The Wonder

Emma Donoghue

A small Irish village is mystified by what appears to be a miracle but may actually be murder in the next masterpiece from New York Times bestselling author Emma Donoghue. A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna...

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 Read reviewGoodwood

Goodwood

Holly Throsby

It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if through a crack in the.....

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Conclave

Conclave

Robert Harris

The new bestseller from the author of An Officer and a Spy, The Ghost and Fatherland.

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 Read reviewThe Birdman's Wife

The Birdman’s Wife

Melissa Ashley

A woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light . . .Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her...

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Death's End

Death’s End

Cixin Liu, Ken Liu

Earth and Trisolaris must face a new threat of an altogether different magnitude: the stunning conclusion of the Three-Body Problem trilogy.

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Barbara the Slut and Other People

Barbara the Slut and Other People

Lauren Holmes

'Astonishing - one of those rare books that manages to be both poignant and hilarious. The last time we had a debut this big was Junot Diaz with 'Drown'. Holmes is a major talent.' Philipp Meyer A fresh, honest, and...

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Commonwealth

Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

A powerful story of two families brought together by beauty and torn apart by tragedy, the new novel by the Orange Prize-winning author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder is her most astonishing yet.  

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The Last Days of New Paris

The Last Days of New Paris

China Mieville

From the bestselling and award-winning master of sci fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction: a Surrealist bomb transfigures war-torn Paris into a phantasmagoric dreamscape, unleashing a race of nightmarish creatures --

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After The Carnage

After The Carnage

Tara June Winch

A single mother resorts to extreme measures to protect her young son. A Nigerian student undertakes a United Nations internship in the hope of a better future. A recently divorced man starts a running group with members of an...

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The Last Days of Night

The Last Days of Night

Graham Moore

From the Oscar-winning screenwriter comes a superb historical thriller, based on a true story, set in 1880s New York.

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 Read reviewThe Island Will Sink

The Island Will Sink

Briohny Doyle

With this gripping postmodern novel in the vein of Michel Houellebecq and Phillip K. Dick, Briohny Doyle gives us a glimpse of a grave new world we all might soon face, and in so doing announces herself as a serious literary...

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The Easy Way Out

The Easy Way Out

Steven Amsterdam

A brand new novel everyone will be talking about from the award-winning author of Things We Didn't See Coming and What the Family Needed.

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ONLY DAUGHTER

ONLY DAUGHTER

Anna Snoekstra

In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman's dark past becomes another's deadly future.

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Behold the Dreamers: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

Behold the Dreamers: An Oprah’s Book Club Pick

Imbolo Mbue

A powerful and timely story of marriage, class, race and the pursuit of the American Dream. Behold the Dreamers is a dazzling debut novel about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - and of what we're prepared to sacrifice...

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Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Sunil Yapa

'A literary molotov cocktail to light up the dark' Colum McCann

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The City of Mirrors

The City of Mirrors

Justin Cronin

The third and final instalment of the bestselling The Passage trilogy

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The Girls

The Girls

Emma Cline

California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her...

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 Read reviewThe Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love

Heather Rose

A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection - a meditation on love, art and commitment, set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history, Marina Abramovic's The Artist is...

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 Read reviewThe Love of a Bad Man,

The Love of a Bad Man,

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The Love of a Bad Man is a collection of short stories that imagine the lives of thirteen women, all of whom were the lovers, mistresses, or wives of various 'bad' men in history. Beautifully observed, fascinating, and at times...

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The North Water

The North Water

Ian McGuire

A 19th-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp and highly original tale that grips like a thriller

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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Lindsay Tanner

An astute novel about inner-city Australian racism - and about humanity emerging in the face of reality.Jack van Duyn is in his comfort zone. A pot-bellied, unfit, round-shouldered cabbie in his...

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Selection Day

Selection Day

Aravind Adiga

Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and...

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The Things We Keep

The Things We Keep

Sally Hepworth

A novel of love undaunted by obstacles, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives.

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The Life of Elves

The Life of Elves

Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson

The highly anticipated new novel from the acclaimed author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

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Rabbit Heart

Rabbit Heart

Tracey McGuire

Four ageing Braybrook boys make their annual pilgrimage to the Bluestone Hotel on the anniversary of the West Gate Bridge collapse. Even Dianne has secured an invite his time, but only because she has to drop her father home to Mt...

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Dying in the First Person: A Novel

Dying in the First Person: A Novel

Nike Sulway

Samuel and Morgan are twin brothers separated by several oceans. Once, when they were children together, they shared not only a family and a childhood, but a secret imaginary world that had a language of its own: Nahum. But that...

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Music and Freedom

Music and Freedom

Zoë Morrison

A gripping and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Elizabeth is Missing and the work of Elizabeth Harrower. The winner of the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2016.

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have...

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Kings Rising: Book Three Of The Captive Prince Trilogy

Kings Rising: Book Three Of The Captive Prince Trilogy

C. S. Pacat

Book 3 of the Captive Prince trilogyHis identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.On the brink of a momentous battle, the...

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 Read reviewSkylarking

Skylarking

Kate Mildenhall

'A brave, beautiful and richly textured book that delicately explores the fault lines in love and friendship.' --Lucy Treloar A spellbinding tale of friendship and desire, memory and truth, which questions what it is to remember...

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 Read reviewThe Turner House

The Turner House

Angela Flournoy

The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone-and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, the loss of a...

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 Read reviewOur Magic Hour

Our Magic Hour

Jennifer Down

Katy's unexpected suicide forever changes life for her best friend Audrey, and their group of close friends in their twenties.

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The Nest

The Nest

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

A sharp, funny and deftly observed debut about a wonderfully dysfunctional New York family, The Plumbs, and the three grown-up siblings fighting to save the family money pot - the 'nest' - as their oldest brother threatens to lose...

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The Sellout

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

A biting American satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court

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 Read reviewMiss Jane

Miss Jane

Brad Watson

Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson's work has been as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he...

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Eligible

Eligible

Curtis Sittenfeld

From the bestselling author of Prep, American Wife and Sisterland comes this brilliant retelling of Pride & Prejudice, set in modern day Cincinnati.

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 Read reviewTheir Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers

Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers

Ryan O'Neill

Absurd, original and highly addictive ... In Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O'Neill has written a hilarious novel in the guise of sixteen biographies of (invented) Australian writers. Meet Rachel Deverall, who discovered the...

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 Read reviewRuins

Ruins

Rajith Savanadasa

In the bustling streets, overcrowded hospitals and glittering nightclubs of Colombo, five family members find their bonds stretched to breaking point in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war.

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Hotel du Barry

Hotel du Barry

Lesley Truffle

London's luxurious Hotel Du Barry has been left unscathed by WW1 and the party has just begun: tainted love, murderous desires and gin. It's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL with a dash of Gatsby. When a laughing baby is found amongst...

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Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

Fredrik Backman

The number 1 European bestseller by the author of the international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.

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The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings

C. E. Morgan

An American myth and a contemporary portrait of the scars of the past that run through a family, and of our desperate need to escape our history, to subsume it with pleasure - or to rise above it with glory.

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 Special priceGotham: Wisdom Tree 1

Gotham: Wisdom Tree 1

Nick Earls

Wisdom Tree-Five Novellas by best selling author Nick Earls. Inkerman & Blunt will release one novella at a time, on the first of every month from May to September 2016. The novella is back disturbing the...

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The Notebook Trilogy,

The Notebook Trilogy,

Agota Kristof

Claus and Lucas are twins. Their new life begins when they are left with their grandmother, the 'Witch', in a village in an occupied country. It's wartime. Their angelic looks are deceiving. They are implacable, dangerously...

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 Read reviewWood Green

Wood Green

Sean Rabin

Michael, an aspiring writer who has recently finished his PhD, takes a job as the secretary to his literary hero, Lucian Clarke, a reclusive novelist with a mysterious cosmopolitan past, who lives in a cottage in a...

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The Summer that Melted Everything

The Summer that Melted Everything

Tiffany McDaniel

Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heatwave scorched the small town of Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.

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Homegoing

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.

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The Comet Seekers

The Comet Seekers

Helen Sedgwick

Roisin and Francois first meet in the snowy white expanse of Antarctica. And everything changes. While Roisin grew up in a tiny village in Ireland, Francois was raised by his beautiful young mother, who dreamt of new worlds but...

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Emperor of the Eight Islands: Books 1 and 2 in The Tale of Shikanoko series

Emperor of the Eight Islands: Books 1 and 2 in The Tale of Shikanoko series

Lian Hearn

In this magnificent new epic, destined to become a classic, bestselling Australian author Lian Hearn transports us to a mythical Japanese world set 300 years before Tales of the Otori.

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 Read reviewFine

Fine

Michelle Wright

The dazzlingly accomplished stories in this collection range from a vivid moment of a young girl counting the 'water hours', to a scorching tale of schoolyard bullying; a sleep-deprived mother; grandparents of a child at risk...

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 Read reviewThe High Places,

The High Places,

Fiona McFarlane

These wide-ranging stories resonate in the way of only the finest writing and the most pleasurable reading. There are storylines that seem straightforward on the surface but have a dozen things circling underneath, others that sit...

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The Storyteller: Tales Out of Loneliness

The Storyteller: Tales Out of Loneliness

Walter Benjamin

A beautiful collection of the legendary thinker's short stories

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Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

Alison Weir

History tells us how she died. This captivating novel shows us how she lived. The first in a 6-part series on Henry VIII's wives from acclaimed historian Alison Weir.

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Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew

Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew

Susan Fletcher

A tender and savage novel narrated by the wife of the doctor who tended Van Gogh in his last madly frenetic painting years.

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HEX

HEX

Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Nancy Forest-Flier

The incredible, horrifying thriller from the Hugo-nominated author of 'The Boy who Cast No Shadow,' perfect for fans of Sarah Pinborough, Adam Nevill and Stephen King.

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Seeing The Elephant: A Novel

Seeing The Elephant: A Novel

Portland Jones

A poignant story of a remarkable relationship between Frank Stevens, an Australian soldier sent to the Vietnamese Highlands to recruit and train the local hill tribes during the Vietnam War, and his Vietnamese translator, Minh....

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Nightmare in Berlin

Nightmare in Berlin

Hans Fallada

Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler's war.

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Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls

Gretchen Shirm

An expat photographer returns to Australia to make sense of his traumatic childhood and the disappearance of his former girlfriend.

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Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

Guy Gavriel Kay

The extraordinary all-new epic fantasy from the beloved author of Tigana.

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 Read reviewThree-Martini Lunch

Three-Martini Lunch

Suzanne Rindell

Three characters find themselves caught up in a series of concealments and betrayals as they navigate through life with the cut-throat world of publishing at its heart.

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The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Michael Collins

Two families living the dream in small town America are forced to confront their guilty secrets in the aftermath of a shocking death.

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An Isolated Incident

An Isolated Incident

Emily Maguire

An Isolated Incident is a psychological thriller about everyday violence, the media's obsession with pretty dead girls, the grip of grief and the myth of closure, and the difficulties of knowing the difference between a ghost and...

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 Read reviewA Loving, Faithful Animal

A Loving, Faithful Animal

Josephine Rowe

It is New Year's Eve, 1990, and Ru's father has disappeared again. Haunted by the horrors of the Vietnam War, Jack has been an erratic - and at times violent - presence in his family's life. Meanwhile, Ru's sister, Lani, is...

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 Read reviewThe Light on the Water

The Light on the Water

Olga Lorenzo

A little girl disappears in the wilderness. Two years later her mother is arrested for her murder. A provocative and unflinching literary novel of love, guilt and grief set against the wilderness of the Australian coast.

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All the Birds in the Sky

All the Birds in the Sky

Charlie Jane Anders

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine, a witch, and Laurence Armstead, a mad scientist, parted ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. But as adults they both wind up in near-future San Francisco. Something is...

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The Muse

The Muse

Jessie Burton

The interconnected stories of Caribbean aemigrae Odelle Bastien in 1967 London and English heiress Olive Schloss in 1936 Spain, their lives and fates linked by the painting of the young artist Isaac Robles.

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Men

Men

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

With her characteristic intensity, edginess and humor, Marie Darrieussecq explores female desire, and what it means to be a woman.

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 Special priceSleeping Giants: Themis Files Book 1

Sleeping Giants: Themis Files Book 1

Sylvain Neuvel

A girl named rose is riding her new bike near her home in deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square-shaped hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who...

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This Must Be the Place: Costa Award Shortlisted 2016

This Must Be the Place: Costa Award Shortlisted 2016

Maggie O'Farrell

An addictive and unforgettable novel of a marriage in freefall from bestselling, Costa-Novel-Award winning author Maggie O'Farrell

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The Memory Stones

The Memory Stones

Caroline Brothers, Greg Heinimann

A compelling tale of a young woman's disappearance in 1970s Argentina, The Memory Stones is a sweeping, epic story of a family tragedy whose consequences echo throughout generations

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Not Working

Not Working

Lisa Owens

Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation - only to realize she has no idea how to go about finding it. Whilst everyone around her seems to have their lives entirely under control, Claire finds...

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Where The Trees Were

Where The Trees Were

Inga Simpson

A beautiful new novel about the innocence of childhood and the scars that stay with you for life, from the award winning author of Mr Wigg and Nest.

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Out of the Ice

Turner

A tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica

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LaRose

LaRose

Louise Erdrich

Set at the very end of the last century, the novel follows the fate of LaRose, a young boy, whose life is transformed when his father shoots and kills a neighbour's son whilst hunting deer. LaRose explores justice,...

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 Read reviewBetween a Wolf and a Dog

Between a Wolf and a Dog

Georgia Blain

Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the woes of the middle class. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her...

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Take Me To Paris, Johnny

Take Me To Paris, Johnny

John Foster, Peter Craven, John Rickard

First published in Australia in 1993. An unforgettable memoir of love, loss and humanity.

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Speak My Language, and Other Stories: An Anthology of Gay Fiction

Speak My Language, and Other Stories: An Anthology of Gay Fiction

Torsten Hojer

In this exciting new collection of gay short stories, we hear from authors imagining, surmising, and revealing aspects of gay life from a multitude of perspectives, ages, eras, locations, cultures and political climates....

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Carrying the World

Carrying the World

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A love-hate relationship with words.

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 Read reviewDodge Rose

Dodge Rose

Jack Cox

Eliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge, and finds Maxine, a hitherto unknown cousin, occupying Dodge's apartment. When legal complications derail plans to live it up on their inheritance, the women's...

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 Read reviewThe Mirror Thief

The Mirror Thief

Martin Seay

THE MIRROR THIEF is a masterful puzzle: a genre-hopping novel that combines a layered, rewarding mystery with serious literary ambition. Set in three cities in three eras, it calls to mind David Mitchell and Umberto Eco in its...

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