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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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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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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The Historian's Daughter

The Historian’s Daughter

Rashida Murphy

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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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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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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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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 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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Inch Levels

Inch Levels

Neil Hegarty

A compelling literary novel about hidden family secrets.

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The Heart of Henry Quantum

The Heart of Henry Quantum

Pepper Harding

A charming and quirky novel, perfect for fans of Graeme Simsion and Rachel Joyce.

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Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo

Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo

Boris Fishman

When her adopted eight-year-old son Max suddenly turns feral, Maya Shulman convinces her husband Alex to embark on a cross-country trip to Montana to track down Max's birth parents, which results in unexpected consequences and...

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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, 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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Silent Music

Silent Music

Jane Hawking

A coming-of-age novel about the unpredictable nature of human behaviour and about taking control of one's destiny, Silent Music is a timeless portrait of post-war Britain, as well as a lyrical paean to hope and aspiration.

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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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Echoland

Echoland

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

Twelve-year-old Arvid and his family are on holiday, staying with his grandparents in Denmark. Confused by the underlying tension between his mother and grandmother, Arvid is grappling with his own sense of self. As he cycles...

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E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962

E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962

E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage, Stephen Dunn

This edition-newly typeset with an introduction by Stephen Dunn-presents the entirety of E.E. Cummings's transcendent body of work.

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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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Barkskins

Barkskins

Annie Proulx

From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests.

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The Street Kids

The Street Kids

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ann Goldstein

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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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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�..

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Night Without Stars

Night Without Stars

Peter F. Hamilton

As dangers multiply, events will come to an explosive climax in the final part of this stunning duology.

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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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Bit Rot

Bit Rot

Douglas Coupland

'Bit rot' is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. Focusing on Bit Rot, this book explores the ways humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness.

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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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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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My Last Continent

My Last Continent

Midge Raymond

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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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Diary Of A Body

Diary Of A Body

Daniel Pennac, Alyson Waters

A visceral, humorous progress from cradle to grave, told though telling attention to bodily functions

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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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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 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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A Chinese Affair

A Chinese Affair

Isabelle Li

Sixteen exquisite stories exploring recent Chinese migration to Australia and elsewhere. Some are explicitly connected, through common characters or incidents; in others, the threads are both allusive and elusive-intergenerational...

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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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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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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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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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Human Acts

Human Acts

Han Kang (Y), Deborah Smith

Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

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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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Asylum

Asylum

John Hughes

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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 Salamanders: A Novel

The Salamanders: A Novel

William Lane

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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 reviewSing Fox To Me

Sing Fox To Me

Sarah Kanake

In 1986, fourteen - year - old twins Samson and Jonah travel from the Sunshine Coast to the wild backcountry of Tasmania to live on a mountain with a granddad they've never met. Clancy Fox is a beat - up old man obsessed with...

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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 Pier Falls

The Pier Falls

Mark Haddon

A thirty-stone man is confined to his living room. One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Another woman is saved from drowning. Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox. A group of explorers find a cave of...

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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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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Lindsay Tanner

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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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Dear Mr M

Dear Mr M

Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

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Family Skeleton

Family Skeleton

Carmel Bird

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Harmless Like You

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

An exciting new voice in fiction captures the fragile personal histories of an estranged mother and son.

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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

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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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 Read reviewHold

Hold

Kirsten Tranter

A haunting, hypnotic and enticing novel of grief and desire, by one of Australia's finest, most assured novelists. Three years ago, Shelley's lover, Conrad, died in a surfing accident. Now, still in a state of subdued grief,...

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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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Dying in the First Person: A Novel

Dying in the First Person: A Novel

Nike Sulway

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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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Umami

Umami

Laia Jufresa, Sophie Hughes

For fans of Ali Smith and A.M. Homes comes this captivating debut from Mexico's most exciting rising star

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The Lauras

The Lauras

Sara Taylor

Alex didn't realise her mother was a person until she was thirteen years old and she pulled her out of bed, put her in the back of her car, and left home and her dad with no explanations. This novel offers an exploration of...

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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, 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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Outstanding

Outstanding

Kathryn Flett

A sharp-eyed modern morality tale about mothers and daughters and how we raise our children, from the author of Separate Lives.

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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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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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Empire V: The Prince of Hamlet

Empire V: The Prince of Hamlet

Victor Pelevin, Anthony Phillips

EMPIRE V is a post-modern, timely, whimsical and satirical story about a young man who involuntary joins a revolutionary cult ...

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War of the Encyclopaedists

War of the Encyclopaedists

Christopher Robinson, Gavin Kovite

On Fifteenth Avenue, in Capitol Hill, Mickey Montauk and Halifax Corderoy were hosting their sixth event as The Encyclopaedists ... Meet Mickey Montauk and Halifax Corderoy. On their own, they are two kids kicking around town...

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Weightless

Weightless

Sarah Bannan

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Reader, I Married Him

Reader, I Married Him

Tracy Chevalier

A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bronte, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre.

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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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They are Trying to Break Your Heart

They are Trying to Break Your Heart

David Savill

For fans of William Boyd, a literary thriller that ranges across decades and continents, weaving together the 2004 tsunami with the civil war in Bosnia and the personal with the political.

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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 Paper Menagerie

The Paper Menagerie

Ken Liu

The first collection of Ken Liu's multi-award-winning science fiction and fantasy short stories.

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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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Welcome to Braggsville

Welcome to Braggsville

T. Geronimo Johnson

A dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment - a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old

Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans

Meet Hendrik Groen. An octogenarian in a care home who has no intention of doing what he's told. To that end, he creates the Old-But-Not-Dead Club and with his fellow members sets about living his final years with careless...

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My Italian Bulldozer

My Italian Bulldozer

Alexander McCall Smith

Brand new stand alone novel from best-selling Alexander McCall Smith, based on an immensely popular short story

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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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Oliver of the Levant

Oliver of the Levant

Debra Jopson

It's 1969 and the world is alight with revolution. Oliver Lawrence, a Bondi Beach kid, is transported to one of the world's most bewitching cities: Beirut in the Levant.

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Marie

Marie

Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Faith Evans

Marie is so devoted to her husband Jean that she overlooks his casual betrayals. Yet with surprising ease she takes a lover, but remains tied to the realities of life. However, the attempted suicide by her sister provokes in Marie...

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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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The Big Rewind

The Big Rewind

Libby Cudmore

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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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Heroic Measures

Heroic Measures

Jill Ciment

From the author of The Tattoo Artist comes a taut, moving, accomplished work set in a fraught, post-9/11 New York.

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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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Gotham: 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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Am I Cold

Am I Cold

Martin Kongstad, Martin Aitken

Copenhagen, 2008. Excess is in, austerity is out. The international crash is about to send everything tumbling down, but everyone's too wasted to notice. And Mikkel Vallin's own bubble has already burst. Divorced, left by his...

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The Notebook Trilogy

The Notebook Trilogy

Agota Kristof

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Leaving Elvis: And Other Stories

Leaving Elvis: And Other Stories

Michelle Michau-Crawford

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In a Land of Paper Gods

In a Land of Paper Gods

Rebecca Mackenzie

A gorgeous literary debut in the tradition of The Poisonwood Bible about a school for the children of British missionaries in China, at the top of a mountain, at the edge of the Second World War

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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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God Loves Haiti

God Loves Haiti

Dimitry Elias Leger

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The High Mountains of Portugal

The High Mountains of Portugal

Yann Martel

The long-awaited new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of the worldwide phenomenon Life of Pi

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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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Inexperience: And Other Stories

Inexperience: And Other Stories

Anthony Macris

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 Read reviewThe Healing Party

The Healing Party

Micheline Lee

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 Read reviewFine

Fine

Michelle Wright

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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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The Bed Moved

The Bed Moved

Rebecca Schiff

The audacious debut of a writer of razor-sharp wit and surprising tenderness

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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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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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Reputations

Reputations

Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean

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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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People Who Knew Me

People Who Knew Me

Kim Hooper

A fresh, suspenseful novel about a woman who fakes her death in the wake of 9/11 and reinvents herself in California.

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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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The Sound

The Sound

Sarah Drummond

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The Last Time We Spoke

The Last Time We Spoke

Fiona Sussman (Author)

One mild summer evening in rural New Zealand the lives of Carla Reid, a middle-aged farmer's wife, and Ben Toroa, an illiterate teen, brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures forever linked. Many years after...

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What Belongs To You

What Belongs To You

Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You is a stunning debut about an American expat struggling with his own complicated inheritance while navigating a foreign culture. Lyrical and intense, it tells the story of a man caught between...

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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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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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Undying: A Love Story

Undying: A Love Story

Michel Faber

A heartbreaking chronicle of losing the love of your life by Michel Faber, the award-winning author of The Book of Strange New Things

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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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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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 Read reviewThree-Martini Lunch

Three-Martini Lunch

Suzanne Rindell (Author)

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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Educated Youth

Educated Youth

Ye Xin

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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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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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 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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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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 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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Complete Stories

Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector

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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 Read reviewSergio Y.

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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 Special priceBlue Dog

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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Mercy Street

Mercy Street

Tess Evans

A tender, sweet and funny novel from bestselling novelist Tess Evans. A delightful, sweet and funny novel from bestselling novelist Tess Evans, MERCY STREET tells the heartwarming story of curmudgeonly pensioner George, who, since...

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Bucky F*Cking Dent

Bucky F*Cking Dent

David Duchovny

New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny is back.

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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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Mort(e)

Mort(e)

Robert Repino

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Watershed

Watershed

Jane Abbott

Savage and apocalyptic, this is the new world. Devoid of rain, the earth has shrunk to dust and salt, hemmed by a swollen sea. Survivors gather to re-establish order but it's nothing like...

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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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 Read reviewEveryone Brave Is Forgiven

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

Chris Cleave

In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War - daring us to understand that, against the great...

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 Read reviewThe Toymaker

The Toymaker

Liam Pieper

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The Early Stories of Truman Capote

The Early Stories of Truman Capote

Truman Capote

In a small Southern town, a teenage girl anxiously waits for her date to arrive. A woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover's eyes. Best friends on the Upper East Side discuss the theoretical murder of husbands.

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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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 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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 Read reviewWhen the Floods Came

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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 Read reviewWildlight

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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Leaving Berlin

Leaving Berlin

Joseph Kanon

A sweeping novel of postwar East Berlin, a city caught betwen political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation

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Green Island: A Novel

Green Island: A Novel

Shawna Yang Ryan

A stunning story of love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth century.

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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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