Fiction books 2017

Balga Boy Jackson

Balga Boy Jackson

Mudrooroo

Balga Boy Jackson is the long awaited new novel of Mudrooroo. He returns to his roots to give us a vivid life story of an Australian Black Boy - naturally with a pun, Balga is the Australian grass tree called in Western Australia,...

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel

The Japanese sensational bestseller: the tender, feelgood story of a man's journey around Japan with a streetcat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami.

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Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Helen Garner

This new edition of Helen Garner's collected short fiction celebrates the seventy-fifth birthday of one of Australia's most loved authors.

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 Read reviewFuture Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces...

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The Accident on the A35

The Accident on the A35

Graeme Macrae Burnet

There does not appear to be anything remarkable about the fatal car crash on the A35. But one question dogs Inspector Georges Gorski: where has the victim, an outwardly austere lawyer, been on the night of his death? The troubled...

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 Special priceSweet Bean Paste

Sweet Bean Paste

Durian Sukegawa, Alison Watts

A charming tale of friendship, love and loneliness in contemporary Japan

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 Read reviewGnomon

Gnomon

Nick Harkaway

The fantastic new novel by the author of Angelmaker and The Gone-Away World.

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Winter: (Seasons Quartet 2)

Winter: (Seasons Quartet 2)

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey, Lars Lerin

The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter

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Artemis

Artemis

Andy Weir

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Martian returns with a new adventure - a twisty, smart, high concept thriller about a heist set on the moon.

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 Read reviewThe Passage of Love

The Passage of Love

Alex Miller

Critically acclaimed, two-time winner of the Miles Franklin award, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and numerous other literary awards, Miller's new work is an exquisitely personal novel of love and creativity.

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 Special priceThe Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

William Boyd

The dazzling new book from one of Britain's best-selling novelists.

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 Read reviewBorder Districts

Border Districts

Gerald Murnane

A new work by a master of contemporary Australian fiction, highly regarded overseas, but little-known here. Giramondo's publication of Border Districts, and the retrospective volume Collected Short Fiction (early next year) is a...

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 Special priceA Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

Peter Carey

A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a...

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The Red Coast

The Red Coast

Di Morrissey

In The Red Coast, Di Morrissey returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under its soaring blue skies.

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Go, Went, Gone

Go, Went, Gone

Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky

One of the greatest European writers takes on one of Europe's biggest issues.

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 Read reviewAtlantic Black

Atlantic Black

A.S. Patric

The new novel from Miles Franklin award-winning author A.S. Patrić.

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La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Shokoofeh Azar

This book is an extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary novel set in Iran in the period immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Using the lyrical magic realism style of classical Persian storytelling, Azar draws...

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Home Fire

Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie

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Soon

Lois Murphy

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Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories

Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories

Kurt Vonnegut, Jerome Klinkowitz, Dan Wakefield, Dave Eggers

Here for the first time is the complete short fiction of one of the 20th century's greatest writers.

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The Fish Girl

The Fish Girl

Mirandi Riwoe

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A Boy in Winter

A Boy in Winter

Rachel Seiffert

The new novel from Rachel Seiffert, author of the Booker-shortlisted The Dark Room.

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 Read reviewNo More Boats

No More Boats

Felicity Castagna

The new novel by Felicity Castagna, whose previous book, The Incredible Here and Now, won the 2015 Prime Minister's Award for Young Adult Fiction and was shortlisted for the CBCA and NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds.

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 Read reviewTaboo

Taboo

Kim Scott

From the two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, comes a work charged with ambition and poetry, brutality and mystery about a young woman cast into a drama that has been playing for over two hundred years ...

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Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward

Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist

Two Steps Forward is the feelgood novel of the year from Graeme Simsion, author of the Rosie books and his wife, Anne Buist.

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The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur

From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.

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 Special priceMunich

Munich

Robert Harris

September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. When the...

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 Read reviewLincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.

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 Read reviewPond

Pond

Claire-Louise Bennett

A sharp, funny and eccentric debut by one of Britain's most talented new voices.

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 Special priceThe Children of Jocasta

The Children of Jocasta

Natalie Haynes

A stunning reimagining of the Oedipus and Antigone stories told from the perspectives of the women the myths overlooked.

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Fresh Complaint

Fresh Complaint

Jeffrey Eugenides

The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot

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Not All Bastards Are from Vienna

Not All Bastards Are from Vienna

Andrea Molesini

Translation of: Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna.

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Jean Harley was Here

Jean Harley was Here

Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.

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 Read reviewThe Last Garden

The Last Garden

Eva Hornung

From the author of the award-winning Dog Boy, a powerful literary work about frailty, redemption, and the healing power of animals.

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 Read reviewUniversal Harvester

Universal Harvester

John Darnielle

From the author of the acclaimed Wolf in White Van comes a horror-infused thriller set in a tiny Midwestern town.

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 Read reviewThe Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart’s Invisible Furies

John Boyne

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? In this title, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today...

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Difficult Women

Difficult Women

Roxane Gay

A collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection from award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay.  

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 Read reviewBarking Dogs

Barking Dogs

Rebekah Clarkson

Rebekah Clarkson has created a compelling, slow-burning portrait of a town in the midst of major change as it makes the painful transformation from rural idyll to aspirational suburbia. What looked like redemption is now profound...

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Godsgrave

Godsgrave

Jay Kristoff

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

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 Special priceSour Heart

Sour Heart

Jenny Zhang

These seven startling stories of family, femininity, sexuality and otherness will plunge you into the tender and chaotic hearts of narrators you won't easily forget.

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 Special priceForest Dark

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

[A] novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

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 Read reviewAutumn: (Seasons Quartet 1)

Autumn: (Seasons Quartet 1)

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey, Vanessa Baird

Begins with a letter the author writes to his unborn daughter. He adds one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark.

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Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin

Rachel Khong

Combining the pithy observation of Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation and the broken-hearted compassion of Miriam Toews' All My Puny Sorrows - an original, funny and tender novel, published by Scribner, about a family dealing...

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Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Patty Yumi Cottrell

A darkly comic, barefaced and mesmerising exploration of grief, loss and identity by a sublimely talented young writer.

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A Reluctant Warrior

A Reluctant Warrior

Kelly Brooke Nicholls

A gripping novel that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia's notorious drug wars, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately.

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A Second Life

A Second Life

Stephen Wright

Winner of the 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize

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Gwen: A Novel

Gwen: A Novel

Goldie Goldbloom

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 Read reviewThe Trapeze Act

The Trapeze Act

Libby Angel

A vivid and vibrant debut novel about the influence of family, the magic of storytelling and a mother-daughter relationship unlike any other.

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On The Java Ridge

On The Java Ridge

Jock Serong

A literary novel about politics and seeking asylum, with the pace and tension of a political thriller. Plus some of the most compelling writing about the sea since Patrick O'Brian.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour

Alice McDermott

From the National Book Award-winning author comes a luminous, deeply humane novel about three generations of an Irish immigrant family in 1940s and 1950s Brooklyn - for fans of Anne Tyler, Anne Enright and Colm...

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 Read reviewPulse Points: Stories

Pulse Points: Stories

Jennifer Down

Pulse Points is the collected stories by Jennifer Down, author of Our Magic Hour and one of Australia's newest and most promising literary talents.

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 Read reviewAustralia Day

Australia Day

Melanie Cheng

An important and illuminating debut fiction collection about Australian life and identity.

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Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria

Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria

Brian Castro

Blindness and Rage is a novel told in 34 cantos, somewhat in the manner of Pushkin's great Russian novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. Castro's hero.....

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 Read reviewThe Animators

The Animators

Kayla Rae Whitaker

From age eighteen on, I had a partner, a kindred spirit. I had a friend. Someone bound and determined to keep me from the worst in myself.

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The Last Wolf & Herman

The Last Wolf & Herman

László Krasznahorkai, George Szirtes, John Batki

Two masterly novellas by Europe's preeminent literary genius.

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A Vineyard in Andalusia

A Vineyard in Andalusia

Maria Duenas

A sweeping historical epic by an author whose novels have sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

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 Read reviewCommon People

Common People

Tony Birch

From the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award-winning author of Ghost River.

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A Book of American Martyrs

A Book of American Martyrs

Joyce Carol Oates

Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences.

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I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About You

Terry McMillan

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning. 

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The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker

Harriette Arnow

An unknown American novel that deserves to be read. An epic masterpiece about an uneducated, rural woman who happens to be an artist - a sculptor of beautiful handmade dolls

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 Read reviewRain Birds

Rain Birds

Harriet McKnight

Alan and Pina have lived contentedly in isolated - and insular - Boney Point for thirty years. Now they are dealing with Alan's devastating early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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Down The Hume

Down The Hume

Peter Polites

A confronting and powerful novel from an exciting new voice - for lovers of Christos Tsiolkas (Loaded) and Luke Davies (Candy).

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The Lone Child

The Lone Child

Anna George

A gripping, atmospheric novel from the acclaimed author of What Came Before that asks: how much should you do to help a stranger's child?

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 Read reviewThe Hot Guy

The Hot Guy

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

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 Read reviewAn Uncertain Grace

An Uncertain Grace

Krissy Kneen

From one of Australia's most daring literary voices, An Uncertain Grace is a moving, insightful and imaginative exploration of gender and sexual politics.

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 Read reviewFrom the Wreck

From the Wreck

Jane Rawson

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