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 Story of a Brief Marriage

The Story of a Brief Marriage

Anuk Arudpragasam

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

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

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

Naomi Alderman

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

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The Spy: A Novel

The Spy: A Novel

Paulo Coelho

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

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A Collapse of Horses

A Collapse of Horses

Brian Evenson

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

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The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

Joy Callaway

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

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Captivity

Captivity

Gyorgy Spiro, Tim Wilkinson

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

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The Waterfowl Are Drunk!

The Waterfowl Are Drunk!

Kate Liston-Mills

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

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Mister Monkey: A Novel

Mister Monkey: A Novel

Francine Prose

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

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The Witches of New York

The Witches of New York

Ami McKay

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

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The House of Birds

The House of Birds

Morgan McCarthy

A derelict house. A portrait of a marriage.  

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The Young Bride

The Young Bride

Alessandro Baricco, Ann Goldstein

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

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The Start of Something: The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek

The Start of Something: The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek

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

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The Eye of the Reindeer

The Eye of the Reindeer

Eva Weaver

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

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The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

Joy Williams

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

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I'll Take You There

I’ll Take You There

Wally Lamb

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

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Moonglow

Michael Chabon

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

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

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

Linda Grant

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

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All We Shall Know

All We Shall Know

Donal Ryan

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

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Faithful

Faithful

Alice Hoffman

A young woman must redefine herself after a tragic road accident in a powerful story of love, family and fate.

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Swing Time: LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Swing Time: LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Zadie Smith

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

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Extinctions

Extinctions

Josephine Wilson

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

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 Read reviewA Closed and Common Orbit: Galactic Commons 2

A Closed and Common Orbit: Galactic Commons 2

Becky Chambers

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

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Days Without End

Days Without End

Sebastian Barry

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

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Hope: An Anthology

Hope: An Anthology

Various

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

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Wedding Bush Road

Wedding Bush Road

David Francis

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

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The Dark Flood Rises,

The Dark Flood Rises,

Margaret Drabble

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

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A Distant Journey

A Distant Journey

Di Morrissey

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

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Crimes of the Father

Crimes of the Father

Tom Keneally

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

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The Tourist

The Tourist

Robert Dickinson

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

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Fearless

Fearless

Fiona Higgins

A breathtaking new novel from the bestselling author of The Mothers' Group and Wife on the Run. Six strangers from across the world meet on the tropical island of Bali to attend a course designed to...

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Autumn

Autumn

Ali Smith

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

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 Read reviewThe Permanent Resident

The Permanent Resident

Roanna Gonsalves

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

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

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

Jamie Morton, Alice Levine, James Cooper, Rocky Flintstone

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

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The Explosion Chronicles

The Explosion Chronicles

Yan Lianke, Carlos Rojas

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

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A Christmas Carol: Original Manuscript Edition

A Christmas Carol: Original Manuscript Edition

Charles Dickens, Colm Toibin

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

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 Read reviewHag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

Margaret Atwood

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

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The 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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The Tsar Of Love And Techno Stories

The Tsar Of Love And Techno Stories

Anthony Marra

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

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The Portable Veblen: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

The Portable Veblen: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016

Elizabeth McKenzie

A riotously funny and deeply insightful adventure through capitalism, the medical industry, family, love, war and wedding-planning - from an electrically entertaining new voice

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The Winterlings

The Winterlings

Cristina Sanchez-Andrade, Samuel Rutter

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

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Dominic Smith

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

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The Four Legendary Kingdoms: A Jack West Jr Novel 4

The Four Legendary Kingdoms: A Jack West Jr Novel 4

Matthew Reilly

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

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Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different

Maria Semple

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

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 Special price Read reviewThe Good People

The Good People

Hannah Kent

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

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 Read reviewThe Wonder

The Wonder

Emma Donoghue

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

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 Read reviewGoodwood

Goodwood

Holly Throsby

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

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Conclave

Conclave

Robert Harris

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

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 Read reviewThe Birdman's Wife

The Birdman’s Wife

Melissa Ashley

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

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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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Death's End

Death’s End

Cixin Liu, Ken Liu

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

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Barbara the Slut and Other People

Barbara the Slut and Other People

Lauren Holmes

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

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Commonwealth

Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

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

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The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

Colson Whitehead

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

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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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All That Man Is: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016

All That Man Is: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016

David Szalay

Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel - to understand just what it means to be...

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Miller's Valley

Miller’s Valley

Anna Quindlen

In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself.

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After The Carnage

After The Carnage

Tara June Winch

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

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 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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On the Blue Train

On the Blue Train

Kristel Thornell

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

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 Read reviewThe Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night

Alexander Chee

A story that dazzles and surprises right up until the final page. J. Courtney Sullivan In the Paris of the Second French Empire, what did it take to rise from courtesan to diva? From a ferociously talented writer who is the...

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ONLY DAUGHTER

ONLY DAUGHTER

Anna Snoekstra

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

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Behold the Dreamers: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

Behold the Dreamers: An Oprah’s Book Club Pick

Imbolo Mbue

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

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Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Sunil Yapa

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

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The 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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The Girls

The Girls

Emma Cline

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

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 Read reviewThe Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love

Heather Rose

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

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 Read reviewThe Love of a Bad Man

The Love of a Bad Man

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

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

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 Special priceHarry Potter And The Cursed Child

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

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

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The North Water

The North Water

Ian McGuire

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

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 Special priceTruly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

Liane Moriarty

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

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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Lindsay Tanner

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

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The Trees

The Trees

Ali Shaw

 compulsive, mesmerising and wildly imaginative novel in the vein of Pan's Labyrinth and Station Eleven, following four people as they struggle to survive in a world where nature fights back - from the award-winning author of...

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Dear Mr M

Dear Mr M

Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

A hair-raising new tour de force from Herman Koch, New York Times bestselling author of The Dinner and Summer House with Swimming Pool.Once a celebrated writer, M's greatest success came with a...

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The Course of Love

The Course of Love

Alain de Botton

Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning. From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep...

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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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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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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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The Outside Lands

The Outside Lands

Hannah Kohler

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

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Before the Fall: The year's best suspense novel

Before the Fall: The year’s best suspense novel

Noah Hawley

The stunning new literary thriller from Richard & Judy bestselling author and writer and creator of Fargo, Noah Hawley.

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 Read reviewBright, Precious Days

Bright, Precious Days

Jay McInerney

A dazzling new novel from the bestselling author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls that charts the lives of Manhattan's Lost Generation post 9/11

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Music and Freedom

Music and Freedom

Zoë Morrison

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

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Nevernight

Nevernight

Jay Kristoff

A wonderful new epic fantasy set in the dark heart of an academy for assassins.

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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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Kings Rising: Book Three Of The Captive Prince Trilogy

Kings Rising: Book Three Of The Captive Prince Trilogy

C. S. Pacat

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

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Lament for the Fallen

Lament for the Fallen

Gavin Chait

'Father, tell me a story?' asks Isaiah, moments before a strange craft falls from the sky and smashes into the jungle near his isolated West African community. Inside the vessel the villagers find the body of a man. His name is...

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 Read reviewSkylarking

Skylarking

Kate Mildenhall

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

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You Will Know Me

You Will Know Me

Megan Abbott

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

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 Read reviewThe Turner House

The Turner House

Angela Flournoy

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

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Thus Bad Begins

Thus Bad Begins

Javier Marias

In this portrait of a marriage and a nation haunted by guilt, Javier Marias captures all the shifting moral uncertainties that move beneath the surface of strangers' lives, under 'the somnolent, half-open eye of the cold, sentinel...

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 Read reviewOur Magic Hour

Our Magic Hour

Jennifer Down

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

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The Nest

The Nest

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

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

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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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Hot Milk

Hot Milk

Deborah Levy

Explores the violently primal bond between mother and daughter. Examining female rage and sexuality, this novel explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood, testing the bonds of parent and child to breaking point.

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Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier

Dave Eggers

Josie and her children's father have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new...

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The Sellout

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

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

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 Read reviewHow To Set A Fire And Why

How To Set A Fire And Why

Jesse Ball

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

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 Read reviewMiss Jane

Miss Jane

Brad Watson

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

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Helen Oyeyemi

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

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Eligible

Eligible

Curtis Sittenfeld

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

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

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

Ryan O'Neill

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

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 Read reviewRuins

Ruins

Rajith Savanadasa

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

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Hotel du Barry

Hotel du Barry

Lesley Truffle

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

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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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The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings

C. E. Morgan

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

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The Notebook Trilogy,

The Notebook Trilogy,

Agota Kristof

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

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The Summer that Melted Everything

The Summer that Melted Everything

Tiffany McDaniel

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

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Homegoing

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

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

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The Midnight Watch,

The Midnight Watch,

David Dyer

David Dyer's astonishing novel The Midnight Watch is based on the true story of the SS Californian, the ship that saw the Titanic's distress rockets and yet, unfathomably, did nothing. A psychological thriller.

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Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold

Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold

Howard Jacobson

With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him...

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Sea Lovers

Sea Lovers

Valerie Martin

Each of these twelve stories is a complete world, where ordinary lives are transformed, myths bloom into reality and the everyday is haunted by obsession and duplicity.A painter is made insufferable by success; a...

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The Comet Seekers

The Comet Seekers

Helen Sedgwick

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

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

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

Lian Hearn

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

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 Read reviewFine

Fine

Michelle Wright

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

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 Read reviewThe Healing Party

The Healing Party

Micheline Lee

An electrifying debut novel about faith and lies, the spirit and the flesh.When her mother is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Natasha returns to the home she fled many years before. But her father, a Charismatic...

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 Special priceThe 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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The Bed Moved: A John Murray Original

The Bed Moved: A John Murray Original

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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Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

Alison Weir

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

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Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew

Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew

Susan Fletcher

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

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HEX

HEX

Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Nancy Forest-Flier

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

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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

Vera and David have been passionately in love since the day they met more than twenty years ago. They live in the Blue Mountains where Vera is a sculptor and David makes furniture. Their son, Ben, is at university in Sydney. Or at...

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Nightmare in Berlin

Nightmare in Berlin

Hans Fallada

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

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Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls

Gretchen Shirm

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

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Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

Guy Gavriel Kay

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

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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

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

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The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Michael Collins

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

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 Read reviewA Loving, Faithful Animal

A Loving, Faithful Animal

Josephine Rowe

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

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 Read reviewThe Light on the Water

The Light on the Water

Olga Lorenzo

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

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All the Birds in the Sky

All the Birds in the Sky

Charlie Jane Anders

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

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The Muse

The Muse

Jessie Burton

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

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Men

Men

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

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

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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

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 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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 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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Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire

Robin Wasserman

Every parent knows their teenage daughter has secrets - but some secrets are beyond their wildest imaginings ...

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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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 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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This Must Be the Place: Costa Award Shortlisted 2016

This Must Be the Place: Costa Award Shortlisted 2016

Maggie O'Farrell

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

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The Memory Stones

The Memory Stones

Caroline Brothers, Greg Heinimann

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

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Not Working

Not Working

Lisa Owens

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

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Where The Trees Were

Where The Trees Were

Inga Simpson

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

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 Read reviewOut of the Ice

Out of the Ice

Ann Turner

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

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For The Most Beautiful

For The Most Beautiful

Emily Hauser

Three thousand years ago a war took place that gave birth to legends - to Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and more. This is the story of Krisayis, daughter of the Trojans' High Priest, and of Briseis, princess of Pedasus,...

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LaRose

LaRose

Louise Erdrich

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

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 Read reviewBetween a Wolf and a Dog

Between a Wolf and a Dog

Georgia Blain

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

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 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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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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