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

A thrillingly complex and emotionally astute novel about aspiration, film, work, and love.

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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

Mister Monkey

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 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

Erotically charged adult fable from bestselling Italian novelist.

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The Guineveres: A Novel

The Guineveres: A Novel

Sarah Domet

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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 Special priceMoonglow

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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Christmas 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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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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A 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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Reunion

Reunion

Fred Uhlman

On a grey afternoon in 1932, a Stuttgart classroom is stirred by the arrival of a newcomer. Middle-class Hans is intrigued by the aristocratic new boy, Konradin, and before long they become best friends. It's a friendship of the...

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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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A Sense of the Beginning

A Sense of the Beginning

Norbert Gstrein, Julian Evans

A poignant novel of political-religious awakening by one of Germany's literary stars

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Cousins

Cousins

Salley Vickers

Brilliant and mercurial Will Tye suffers a life changing accident. The terrible event ripples through three generations of the complex Tye family, bringing to light old tragedies and dangerous secrets.

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 Read reviewThe Permanent Resident

The Permanent Resident

Roanna Gonsalves

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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, James Cooper, Alice Levine, 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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Transit

Transit

Rachel Cusk

The highly anticipated follow-up to Cusk's critically acclaimed Outline, one of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2015.

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Divorce is in the Air

Divorce is in the Air

Gonzalo Torne, Megan McDowell

Joan-Marc's out of work, he's alone, he has a heart condition, his mother's addicted to pills, he can't stand his sister. Otherwise, life is beautiful. And there's a lot that his estranged second wife doesn't know about him. In...

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Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

Margaret Atwood

Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal...

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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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 Special priceThe Four Legendary Kingdoms: A Jack West Jr Novel 4

The Four Legendary Kingdoms: A Jack West Jr Novel 4

Matthew Reilly

Jack West Jr is forced on a journey to an underworld of horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before.

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Here I Am

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

A monumental new novel about modern family lives from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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How I Became a North Korean

How I Became a North Korean

Krys Lee

Yongju is a student from one of North Korea's most prominent families. Jangmi, on the other hand, has had to fend for herself since childhood. Danny is a Chinese-American teenager of Korean descent whose parents left China when he...

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Nutshell

Nutshell

Ian McEwan

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan....

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 Special priceThe 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 collection of prodigious depth and variety, After the Carnage marks the remarkable evolution of one of our finest young writers.

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The Interpreter

The Interpreter

Diego Marani, Judith Landry

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 Read reviewThe Paper House

The Paper House

Anna Spargo-Ryan

Anna Spargo-Ryan's astonishing debut: the stylistically brilliant, fearless and heartbreaking story of a woman grieving the death of her child.

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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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 Read reviewThe Nix

The Nix

Nathan Hill

An epic novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own --

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 Read reviewHarmony

Harmony

Carolyn Parkhurst

By the author of two New York Times bestsellers, a heartwrenching and tense drama about a troubled family, who give up everything to join an experimental 'family camp' - with life-changing consequences.

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 Read reviewFever at Dawn

Fever at Dawn

Peter Gardos, Liz Szasz

In this improbably joyous novel about two recovering concentration camp survivors, love is the best medicine.

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On the Blue Train

On the Blue Train

Kristel Thornell

From the winner of the Dobbie Literary Award, the Barbara Ramsden Award and the Andrew Eiseman Award. Yes, she said, finally. Breaks are important. There are times when it's wiser to...

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 Read reviewSee You at Breakfast?

See You at Breakfast?

Guillermo Fadanelli, Alice Whitmore

Set in modern - day Mexico City, See You at Breakfast is the story of four characters, leading lives of quiet desperation, who are thrown together by a despicably violent act. Cristina is an optimistic prostitute managing work,...

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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 Science of Appearances

The Science of Appearances

Jacinta Halloran

A brilliant story of family and heredity, of the things that bind us and that wrench us apart

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Human Acts

Human Acts

Han Kang (Y), Deborah Smith

A riveting, poetic and unrelentingly powerful work from the author of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize-winning novel The Vegetarian

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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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 Special priceHarry Potter And The Cursed Child

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

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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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 Special priceTruly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

Liane Moriarty

It was just an ordinary backyard barbeque on a Sunday afternoon. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One yapping dog. What could possibly go wrong?

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 Read reviewOne

One

Patrick Holland

From the award-winning author of The Mary Smokes Boys, One is a novel of minimalist lyrical beauty that traverses the intersections between violence and love. It asks what right one man has to impose his will on another, and...

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The Bones of Grace

The Bones of Grace

Tahmima Anam

A story of love, migration, and the search for identity

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The Lesser Bohemians

The Lesser Bohemians

Eimear McBride

One night in London an eighteen year old girl, recently arrived from Ireland to study drama, meets an older actor and a tumultuous relationship ensues. Set across the bedsits and squats of mid-nineties north London, this novel...

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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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 Read reviewFear Is The Rider

Fear Is The Rider

Kenneth Cook

A nail-biting chase into the outback, towards the devil lurking at its center. Adrenaline-fuelled reading.

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Family Skeleton

Family Skeleton

Carmel Bird

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Ways to Disappear

Ways to Disappear

Idra Novey

When celebrated Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda vanishes, her American translator Emma flies immediately to Brazil. There, in the sticky, sugary heat of Rio, Emma and Beatriz's children conspire to solve the mystery of her curious...

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The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

Thomas Savage, Annie Proulx

Phil and George are brothers, more than partners, joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. Phil is the bright one, George the plodder. Phil is tall and angular; George is stocky and silent. When George marries a...

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 Read reviewWe. Are. Family.

We. Are. Family.

Paul Mitchell

Three brothers are forced to confront the quiet, pervasive violence of their family's past and the distances to which they have all carried their father's pain into their ..

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Serious Sweet

Serious Sweet

A.L. Kennedy

Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced: a senior civil servant in Westminster who hates many of his colleagues and loathes his work for a government engaged in unmentionable acts. A man of conscience. Meg Williams is 'a bankrupt...

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The Schooldays of Jesus

The Schooldays of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee

The Schooldays of Jesus, the startling sequel to J. M. Coetzee's widely praised The Childhood of Jesus, will beguile its readers. With the mysterious simplicity of a fable, it tells a story that raises the most direct questions...

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Good People

Good People

Nir Baram, Jeffrey Green

Set in Berlin and Leningrad during WWII, a profound exploration of individual lives caught in the tide of history.

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The Outside Lands

The Outside Lands

Hannah Kohler

San Francisco, 1968: Jeannie and Kip are lost and half-orphaned, their mother dead under mysterious circumstances, and their father - a decorated WWII veteran - consumed by guilt and losing sight of his teenage children. Kip, a...

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 Read reviewWork Like Any Other: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Work Like Any Other: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Virginia Reeves

From an astonishing new voice, this debut charts the life of Roscoe T Martin, first as a farm owner with a fractured family, then as prison inmate...

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The Sacred Combe

The Sacred Combe

Thomas Maloney

An atmospheric novel set in the English countryside about a man and the remarkable healing powers of words and nature.

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The Story of My Teeth

The Story of My Teeth

Valeria Luiselli, PhD (Columbia University), Christina MacSweeney

Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneerthe story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.

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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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Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

Anita Heiss

A story about a love that transcends all boundaries, from one of Australia's best loved authors.

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Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 3)

Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 3)

C.S. Pacat

Book 3 of the Captive Prince trilogy

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Little Caesar

Little Caesar

Tommy Wieringa

When Ludwig Unger returns to his hometown after a decade, he arrives with a plastic bag filled with his mother's ashes and little else. He was there to make amends with his lonely past, to say good-bye to the familial ghosts that...

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Gull

Gull

Glenn Patterson

A fictionalised account of the the development of the Delorean gull-wing car.

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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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You Will Know Me

You Will Know Me

Megan Abbott

One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.

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 Read reviewThe Turner House

The Turner House

Angela Flournoy

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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 Last Photograph

The Last Photograph

Emma Chapman

The enthralling new novel from the highly acclaimed author of How To Be A Good Wife.

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The Stars Askew: A Caeli-Amur Novel 2

The Stars Askew: A Caeli-Amur Novel 2

Rjurik Davidson

A novel of twisted politics, secret societies and magic in an ancient city rife with sedition. This is the stunning sequel to Unwrapped Sky.

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End of Vandalism

End of Vandalism

Tom Drury

At the heart of Grouse County, in the American midwest, is an unforgettable triangle: Dan Norman, the county sheriff whose empathy exceeds his love for law enforcement; Tiny Darling, a part-time thief who smashes up a dance...

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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 reviewHow To Set A Fire And Why

How To Set A Fire And Why

Jesse Ball

A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything.

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 Read reviewMiss Jane

Miss Jane

Brad Watson

The acclaimed author of Last Days of the Dog-Men and The Heaven of Mercury brings to life a forgotten woman and a lost world in a strange and bittersweet pastoral; a life of quiet nobility and dignity lived against the background...

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Helen Oyeyemi

A collection of intertwined stories built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical --

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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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Running Against the Tide

Running Against the Tide

Amanda Ortlepp

The past will always find you.

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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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Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

Toni Jordan

A romantic comedy about sex, marriage and the benefits and drawbacks of being a grownup.

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Landscape with Landscape

Landscape with Landscape

Gerald Murnane

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The Notebook Trilogy

The Notebook Trilogy

Kristof Agota, Agota Kristof

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The Other Mrs Walker

The Other Mrs Walker

Mary Paulson-Ellis

A beguiling debut novel for fans of Kate Atkinson and Catherine O'Flynn.

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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 Lightning Tree

The Lightning Tree

Emily Woof

Raised in a matriarchal household by a CND-loving activist, she is impatient to begin a life of adventure. But this is Newcastle in the mid-80s where girls are getting permed and their dreams go no further than copping off down...

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The Little Communist Who Never Smiled

The Little Communist Who Never Smiled

Lola Lafon, Nick Caistor

Translation of: Le petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais.

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 Read reviewFine

Fine

Michelle Wright

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 Read reviewThe Healing Party

The Healing Party

Micheline Lee

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Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Deborah Rodriguez

The spellbinding sequel to the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Six women, on opposite sides of the earth, yet forever joined by a café in Kabul.

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Stork Mountain

Stork Mountain

Miroslav Penkov

A captivating, slyly brilliant debut by the award-winning author of East of the West

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The Windy Season

The Windy Season

Sam Carmody

An energetically wonderfully Australian story: set in Geraldton, WA, there are sharks, fishermen and accidents with evocative, memorable descriptions of the sea, fishing and the emptiness of loss.

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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 River House

The River House

Janita Cunnington

THE BOOK CLUB PICK OF 2016! The River House is a spellbinding debut novel, resonant of childhoods past and the beauty of the Australian countryside. It is the late 1940s, and the Broody River runs through a maze of sandbanks into...

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Conrad & Eleanor: a drama of one couple's marriage, love and family, as they head towards crisis

Conrad & Eleanor: a drama of one couple’s marriage, love and family, as they head towards crisis

Jane Rogers

An intricate and revealing portrait of a dysfunctional marriage as it unravels in midlife crisis and estrangement, and the fallout from one summer, twenty-five years ago.

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 Read reviewSome Rain Must Fall: My Struggle Book 5

Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle Book 5

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

At twenty, Karl Ove moves to Bergen. As the youngest student to be admitted to the prestigious Writing Academy, he arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. In this fifth instalment, Karl Ove discloses his personal and...

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 Read reviewAll That Is Lost Between Us

All That Is Lost Between Us

Sara Foster

Seventeen-year-old Georgia has a secret - one that is isolating her from everyone she loves. She is desperate to tell her best friend, but Sophia is ignoring her, and she doesn't know why. And before she can find out, Sophia is...

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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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The Sound

The Sound

Sarah Drummond

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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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The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

Rose Tremain

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem distant. He adores his mother but she treats him with bitter severity. Older, and increasingly curious about his absent father,...

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 Read reviewWhat The Light Hides

What The Light Hides

Mette Jakobsen

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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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The State We're In: Maine Stories

The State We’re In: Maine Stories

Ann Beattie

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Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories

Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-loved writers, has reimagined the stories behind anonymous photographs in this charming, humorous, unexpected and poignant collection.

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Joe Speedboat

Joe Speedboat

Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett

After a farming accident plunges him into a coma for months, Frankie Hermans wakes up to discover that he's paralysed and mute. Confined to a wheelchair, Frankie struggles to adjust to a life in which he must rely on others to...

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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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The Good Guy: A deeply compelling novel about love and marriage set in 1960s suburban America

The Good Guy: A deeply compelling novel about love and marriage set in 1960s suburban America

Susan Beale

A brilliant first novel about love, marriage and self-deception

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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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 Special priceThe 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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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.

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Complete Stories

Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson

Features stories ranging from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don't know what to do with themselves.

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Sergio Y.

Alexandre Vidal Porto, Alex Ladd

A startling and inspirational work of transgender fiction by a leading figure in Brazil's 'New Urban' fiction movement.

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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

Graham Swift

An intensely moving and beautifully written new novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Orders and Waterland

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Invincible Summer

Invincible Summer

Alice Adams

Originally published: London: Picador, 2016.

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Blue Dog

Louis de Bernieres

When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard...

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Not Working

Not Working

Lisa Owens

A hilarious, whip-smart, once-in-a-generation debut from an irresistible new voice.

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Lily and the Octopus

Lily and the Octopus

Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus is a novel about finding that special someone to share your life with.

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Everything I Don't Remember

Everything I Don’t Remember

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Dazzling, inventive, witty: a writer pieces together the story of a young man's death in an exhilarating narrative puzzle reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial

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The Toymaker

Liam Pieper

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 Read reviewThe Bricks that Built the Houses

The Bricks that Built the Houses

Kate Tempest

Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest's astonishing debut novel elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary in this multi -generational tale set in contemporary south London.

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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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When the Floods Came

Clare Morrall

A taut, gripping novel set in the future, when the lives of a family existing on the margins of a dramatically changed society are upset by a mysterious stranger.

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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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Wildlight

Robyn Mundy

'You spend your whole time on an island looking out to sea. It's a kind of meditation. Perhaps what you're really facing is yourself.'

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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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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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