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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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 Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

Joy Williams

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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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The Historian's Daughter

The Historian’s Daughter

Rashida Murphy

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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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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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The Ice-Cream Makers

The Ice-Cream Makers

Ernest van der Kwast, Laura Vroomen

A dazzling novel about an Italian ice-cream dynasty, tradition, ambition, and the sensation of lemon sorbet melting on your tongue.

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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, 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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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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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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Acts of Love

Acts of Love

Talulah Riley

Talulah Riley's stunning debut novel is a bold and powerful modern love story.

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Sarong Party Girls

Sarong Party Girls

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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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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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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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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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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 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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My Last Continent

My Last Continent

Midge Raymond

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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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Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching

Megan Bradbury

A beautiful and beguiling novel of New York told through the lives of some of those who have defined the city: Robert Moses, Edmund White, Walt Whitman and Robert Mapplethorpe.

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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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Private Citizens

Private Citizens

Tony Tulathimutte

From a brilliant new literary talent comes a comic portrait of privilege, ambition and friendship in millennial San Francisco

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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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The Fortunes

The Fortunes

Peter Ho Davies

By the author of the Booker longlisted The Welsh Girl, a vibrant, powerful and iconoclastic novel telling the little-known story of the Chinese in America, and of America through its Chinese.

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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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 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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 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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Fardwor, Russia!: A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin

Fardwor, Russia!: A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin

Oleg Kashin, Will Evans

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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Lindsay Tanner

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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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When the Sky Fell Apart

When the Sky Fell Apart

Caroline Lea

Jersey, June 1940: it starts after the bombs land; obliterating the last shred of hope that Hitler will avert his attention from the Channel Islands.

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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

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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When We Were Animals

When We Were Animals

Joshua Gaylord

Lumen Fowler knows she is different. While the rest of her peers are falling beneath the sway of her community's darkest rite of passage, she resists. For Lumen has a secret. Her mother never 'breached' and she knows she won't...

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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 Mountain Can Wait

The Mountain Can Wait

Sarah Leipciger

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

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The Day Before Happiness

The Day Before Happiness

Erri De Luca, Jill Foulston

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weightless

Weightless

Sarah Bannan

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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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The Joyce Girl

The Joyce Girl

Annabel Abbs

A mesmerising tale of love and madness inspired by the tragic life of Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce. Inspired by a true story, 'The Joyce Girl' is a compelling and moving account of thwarted ambition and the destructive...

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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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Beneath the Earth

Beneath the Earth

John Boyne

Explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. Drawing on a host of enthralling characters - a farmer, a cuckold and a teenager exploring his sexuality; good parents, bad parents, writers and...

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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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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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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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Sockpuppet: The Martingale Cycle

Sockpuppet: The Martingale Cycle

Matthew Blakstad

You shared your life online. Now how will you get it back?

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Lover

Lover

Anna Raverat

Anna Raverat is the acclaimed author of Signs of Life. Lover is her second novel.

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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 - a young student whom she encounters on holiday in the South of France. Marie remains tied to the...

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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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The Big Rewind

The Big Rewind

Libby Cudmore

Listening to someone else's mix tapes is a huge breach of trust. But KitKat was dead... and curiosity got the better of me --Page 4 of cover.

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Nookietown

Nookietown

V.C. Chickering

Nookietown is the story of two friends - Lucy and Nancy, and what happens when Nancy asks Lucy to sleep with her husband to save the marriage. Together they discover that most of the wives in town are bored of having sex with...

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Daredevils

Daredevils

Shawn Vestal

A spirited story of desire and escape in mid-1970s America

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The Bertie Project: A Scotland Street Novel

The Bertie Project: A Scotland Street Novel

Alexander McCall Smith

11th book in the 44 Scotland Street Series

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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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The Lovers' Guide to Rome

The Lovers' Guide to Rome

Mark Lamprell

A beautifully written, funny and compelling novel full of heart and pure romantic delight.

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The American People Vol. 1

The American People Vol. 1

Larry Kramer, Peter J Horoszko

This is the story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease and host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic outrage, and dazzling...

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Leaving Elvis: And Other Stories

Leaving Elvis: And Other Stories

Michelle Michau-Crawford

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My Own Dear Brother

My Own Dear Brother

Holly Muller

An unforgettable, nightmarish coming-of-age story set in rural Austria towards the end of the Second World War. Rich in folklore and period detail this stunning debut has a unique atmosphere that captivates from the beginning.

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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 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 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 Marauders: A Novel

The Marauders: A Novel

Tom Cooper

Originally published in hardcover in 2015 by Crown Publishers.

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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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Inexperience: And Other Stories

Inexperience: And Other Stories

Anthony Macris

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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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Fine

Michelle Wright

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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 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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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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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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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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Educated Youth

Educated Youth

Ye Xin

During the Cultural Revolution over 14 million Chinese high school graduates were sent from the cities to live and work in the countryside. They were known as zhiqing - 'educated youth'. They fell in love, married, had...

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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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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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 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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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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The Toymaker

Liam Pieper

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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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 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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