Fiction books 2017

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen, Lola Rogers

Tense, atmospheric and often very funny, Secret Passages in a Hillside Town is another magical Finnish story from the author of the acclaimed The Rabbit Back Literature Society.

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Rural Liberties

Rural Liberties

Neal Drinnan

Moralla, a fading seaside town on the 'beautifully uncivilised' Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, has won Australia's Tidy Towns award for two years running. Now Rebecca Moore-the most beautiful, talented girl in town-is dead and...

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False Lights

False Lights

K. J. Whittaker

Imagine that Buonaparte, instead of Wellington, had won the Battle of Waterloo and that his ex-wife Empress Josephine is presiding over French-occupied England...

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Histories

Histories

Sam Guglani

Olive Kitteridge meets Do No Harm in this revealing and intimate interlinked collection of stories set in a hospital, written by a doctor

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The Boy Made of Snow

The Boy Made of Snow

Chloe Mayer

'A haunting and thrilling read' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat, perfect for fans of Atonement, Suite Francaise and A Place Called Winter. While the war rages abroad, different battles are fought on the home front,...

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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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 Read reviewThe 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: Collected Short Fiction

Stories: 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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Stories: Collected Stories

Stories: Collected Stories

Susan Sontag

Complete collected stories from one of the most brilliant & influential writers of the twentieth century.

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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 Good Pilot, Peter Wodehouse: A Wartime Romance

The Good Pilot, Peter Wodehouse: A Wartime Romance

Alexander McCall Smith

Val was working as a land girl when the Americans arrived at the nearby airfield in 1944. Mike, a young American airman, came into her life soon after, and so too did Peter Woodhouse, a dog badly treated on a neighbouring farm and...

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Winter

Ali Smith

From the peerless author of Autumn and How to be both - the second novel in the Seasonal quartet.

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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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Wake Me When I'm Gone

Wake Me When I’m Gone

Odafe Atogun

The powerful second novel - about grief, love, motherhood and breaking the rules - from one of the most exciting new literary voices in contemporary African writing

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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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Sisters

Sisters

Lily Tuck

From one of America's most acclaimed writers, an elegant and biting portrait of a marriage and a woman consumed by secrecy and jealousy.

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Winter

Winter

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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After the Blues

After the Blues

Kathy Lette

Now an adult on L-plates, Debbie and her girlfriends reveal what women talk about when there are no men around. Prepare yourself for full-frontal comedic camaraderie.After breaking off with both her best friend and...

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The Ballad of Banjo Crossing

The Ballad of Banjo Crossing

Tess Evans

A tender, heartwarming and utterly appealing novel about the power of community, love, loss and second chances.Jack McPhail is a man on the run from his past, a drifter who lands by accident in a sleepy outback...

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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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Hum If You Don't Know The Words

Hum If You Don’t Know The Words

Bianca Marais

Hum If You Don't Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

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New People

New People

Danzy Senna

As the 20th century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, living together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn....

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The Best Australian Stories 2017

The Best Australian Stories 2017

Maxine Beneba Clarke

In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country's leading literary talents. An award-winning short-story writer herself, Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate...

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The Best Australian Poems 2017

The Best Australian Poems 2017

Sarah Holland-Batt

The Best Australian Poems reveal the impressive depth, diversity and boldness of this country's poetic talent. For the second year in a row, award-winning poet, critic and academic Sarah Holland-Batt selects Australia's...

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Incredible Floridas

Incredible Floridas

Stephen Orr

As Hitler's war looms, famous Australian artist Roland Griffin returns home with his family to live a simple life of shared plums and low-cut lawns in the suburbs. In the yard: a daughter, and a son, Hal, growing up with a...

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Into the World

Into the World

Stephanie Parkyn

1791. In the midst of the French Revolution, unwed mother Marie-Louise Girardin takes one last look at her baby son before entrusting him to her friend, the revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. She must escape, and only the most daring...

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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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Deadly Kerfuffle

Deadly Kerfuffle

Tony Martin

Deadly Kerfuffle is the hilarious debut novel from renowned writer, comedian, radio presenter and stirrer Tony Martin.

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Plane Tree Drive

Plane Tree Drive

Lynette Washington

Jennifer lives shrouded in secrets on Plane Tree Drive, stuck in regret that is destroying her marriage. Alice watches on as her husband finally gives up his addictions - and his family in the process. Faraj, haunted by memories...

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 Read reviewA 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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Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives - The Novella Project V

Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives - The Novella Project V

Julianne Schultz

The fifth edition of the annual Griffith Review Novella Project writing competition - showcasing Griffith Review's ongoing commitment to unearthing the most exciting work from both emerging and established Australian and New...

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Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Tom Hanks

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

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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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 Read reviewSiren

Siren

Rachel Matthews

A brave new novel that sensitively explores one woman's experience of sexual violence and the silencing of those who feel compelled to speak out.What happens when a young woman enters a city apartment early morning,...

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The Blind Astronomer's Daughter

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

John Pipkin

A transporting new historical novel from the acclaimed author of Woodsburner.   

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 Read reviewA Life of Adventure and Delight

A Life of Adventure and Delight

Akhil Sharma

The highly anticipated debut story collection from the award-winning author of Family Life; they're powerful, elegant, tender and often funny.

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 Read reviewThe World of Tomorrow

The World of Tomorrow

Brendan Matthews

From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the mobster warehouses in Hell's Kitchen, The World of Tomorrow delivers superb storytelling, unforgettable characters, and a thoroughly good time.

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Set Me Free: How Shakespeare Saved a Life

Set Me Free: How Shakespeare Saved a Life

Salvatore Striano, Brigid Maher

A wonderfully affecting novel about crime, redemption, the Mafia and the power of Shakespeare to transform a person's life.

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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

Morgan Parker

'This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star.' Terrance Hayes Morgan Parker's highly anticipated, fierce new collection of poetry uses political and...

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 Read reviewThe Life to Come

The Life to Come

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship.

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 Read reviewHalf Wild

Half Wild

Pip Smith

Sydney, 1938. After being hit by a car on Oxford Street, sixty-three-year-old Jean Ford lies in a coma in Sydney Hospital. Doctors talk across her body, nurses jab her in the arm with morphine, detectives arrive to take her...

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The Revolution Of The Moon

The Revolution Of The Moon

Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli

Based on a true story, Camilleri's gripping and richly imagined novel tells the story of a woman whose courage and political vision is tested at every step by misogyny and reactionary conservatism.

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 Read reviewThe Answers

The Answers

Catherine Lacey

From the author of Nobody is Ever Missing comes a bold new novel about an attempt to break love into its component parts and the dizzying, disturbing results.

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 Read reviewAche

Ache

Eliza Henry-Jones

The much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire - from a stunning young Australian writer, Eliza Henry Jones�..

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The Fish Girl

The Fish Girl

Mirandi Riwoe

Winner of the 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella PrizeSparked by the description of a ‘Malay trollope' in W. Somerset Maugham's story, The Four Dutchmen, Mirandi Riwoe's novella, The Fish...

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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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 Read reviewSing, 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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The 7th Function of Language

The 7th Function of Language

Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor

Roland Barthes, one of twentieth-century's towering literary figures, is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It's February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, who is locked in a battle for...

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Beautiful Messy Love

Beautiful Messy Love

Tess Woods

A gorgeous, hard-hitting novel that touches on celebrity, asylum, cultural integration and family tragedy, this is a book with heart and soul. 

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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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This Water: Five Tales

This Water: Five Tales

Beverley Farmer

This is likely to be the last work by Beverley Farmer, one of Australia's great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women's writing, in her exploration of feminine concerns, and her use of different literary forms - novel, short...

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Blueberry

Blueberry

Glenna Thomson

Greer O'Reilly needs to start over. Her professional success belies private sadness and domestic overload. She's torn between her career and motherhood. Her partner of twelve years has left her. And up ahead is her new home - a...

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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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The Benefactor

The Benefactor

Sebastian Hampson

A novel of profound insight about the complexity of human relationships, morality and the transformative power of art set in New York's glamorous world of galleries and high-end magazine publishing.

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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

Kathy Lette

With plenty of comic twists and emotional turns, Kathy Lette's riotous yet heartrending novel tackles the taboo subject of sex for the ‘differently abled' - and shows us that when it comes to sex, we all have special needs...

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 Read reviewAnna

Anna

Niccolo Ammaniti, Jonathan Hunt

The extraordinary new dystopian novel from the author of the international bestseller I'm Not Scared

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The 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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Free Food for Millionaires

Free Food for Millionaires

Min Jin Lee

A young woman is torn between her Korean heritage and American upbringing. Min Jin Lee's acclaimed debut novel.

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Storm and Grace

Storm and Grace

Kathryn Heyman

... she is screaming, the way he wanted, the way he promised she would ... World-famous freediver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the...

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 Read reviewThe Town

The Town

Shaun Prescott

With this long-awaited and utterly unique debut novel, Shaun Prescott announces himself as a compelling new voice. The Town is magnetic, revealing the true depth of Australia: the good, the bad, and the captivatingly ugly.

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The Golden House

The Golden House

Salman Rushdie

When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities and reinvent themselves as Roman emperors living in a lavish house in...

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 Read reviewThe Choke

The Choke

Sofie Laguna

It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance . . . in harnessing her storytelling facility to expose the flaws in the system with what is becoming trademark.....

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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 reviewA New England Affair

A New England Affair

Steven Carroll

The latest, immensely moving novel of lost love and missed moments from Steven Carroll, one of Australia's greatest writers, multi-award winner of the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Prime Minister's...

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Pussy: A Novel

Pussy: A Novel

Howard Jacobson

Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor...

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Golden Hill

Golden Hill

Francis Spufford

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island. 1746. One rainy evening, a charming young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling...

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The Crying Place

The Crying Place

Lia Hills

A stunning literary debut that takes the reader into the mysteries and truths that lie at the heart of our country.

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Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker

Vivid, bawdy, comic, and arresting, the exciting new novel by the Indonesian phenomenon, Eka Kurniawan

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Familiar Things

Familiar Things

Hwang Sok-Yong

Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea's glittering metropolis is a place few people know about- a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Populated by those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and...

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Storyland

Storyland

Catherine McKinnon

An ambitious, remarkable and moving novel about who we are: our past, present and future, and our connection to this land.

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 Read reviewWimmera

Wimmera

Mark Brandi

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of.....

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 Read reviewFriend of My Youth

Friend of My Youth

Amit Chaudhuri

The city, reeling from the impact of the 2008 terrorist attacks, weighs heavily on his mind, as does the unexpected absence of his childhood friend Ramu, a drifting, opaque figure who is Amit's last remaining connection to the...

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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 reviewSome Tests

Some Tests

Wayne Macauley

It begins with the normally healthy Beth-aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem-feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says...

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Stolen Beauty: A Novel

Stolen Beauty: A Novel

Laurie Lico Albanese

An exhilarating novel of love, art, war, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings.

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Exit West

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

An extraordinary story of love and hope, travelling from the Middle East to London and beyond, from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Nadia and Saeed are two...

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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 reviewForest 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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Fake Plastic Love

Fake Plastic Love

Kimberley Tait

A witty, whimsical, dazzling debut novel, inspired by The Great Gatsby, about millennial bankers and bloggers grappling with success, authenticity, and reality in the digital age.

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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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 Read reviewClosing Down

Closing Down

Sally Abbott

Conjuring a dark future for Australia, Closing Down gives us a glimpse into a world fractured by a financial crisis and the effects of global climate change. The inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

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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 PrizeThe birch is a quiet tree. It listens.In a tiny book-lined office backing onto a supermarket in a small town in northern New South Wales, a...

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Don't Cry

Don’t Cry

Mary Gaitskill

Don't Cry is Mary Gaitskill's first collection of stories in over ten years, following the tremendous success of her previous collections, Bad Behaviour and Because They Wanted To.

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You Be Mother

You Be Mother

Meg Mason

What do you do, when you find the perfect family, and it's not yours?A charming, funny and irresistible novel about families, friendship and tiny little white lies.The only thing Abi ever wanted was a...

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The Bedlam Stacks

The Bedlam Stacks

Natasha Pulley

An astonishing historical novel set in the shadowy, magical forests of South America, which draws on the captivating world of the international bestseller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

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Midwinter Break

Midwinter Break

Bernard MacLaverty

A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems...

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Colombiano

Colombiano

Rusty Young

Colombiano is an epic tale of rural villages held to ransom, of jungle drug labs, cocaine supermarkets, witch doctors and buried millions, of innocent teenage love, barbaric torture and meticulously planned revenge.

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The Music Shop

The Music Shop

Rachel Joyce

A story about the triumph of a quiet hero. And how music can bring us back to life. The exquisite and perfectly-pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect and The Love Song of...

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Wilde Like Me

Wilde Like Me

Louise Pentland

'Warm and engaging' Sophie Kinsella'I'm smitten' Lindsey Kelk'Gorgeous, witty, reassuring' Daisy Buchanan'Funny, heartfelt, tender and empowering!' Giovanna Fletcher 'Hilarious, moving and extremely well written' Style Magazine ...

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 Read reviewOn 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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 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 reviewMy Absolute Darling

My Absolute Darling

Gabriel Tallent

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

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Basket of Deplorables

Basket of Deplorables

Tom Rachman

From the author of The Imperfectionists comes a series of witty and addictive stories set across America during the years of Trump's presidency.

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 Read reviewThe Gulf

The Gulf

Anna Spargo-Ryan

The Gulf is a tender, joyous, funny coming-of-age story from the inimitable, alchemical imagination of Anna Spargo-Ryan.

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 Read reviewProvenance

Provenance

Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie's debut Ancillary Justice is the only book to ever win all three of science fiction's biggest awards (the Hugo, the Nebula and the Clarke) - now she's back with a powerful story of theft, privilege, and birthright

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller that questions the very foundations of the modern...

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Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013

Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013

Michel Houellebecq

Features a selection of poems chosen from four collections that shines a fresh light on Michel Houellebecq and emphasises the radical singularity of his work. Drawing on similar themes as his novels, this book takes you on a...

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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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The Chalk Artist

The Chalk Artist

Allegra Goodman

The author of the New York Times bestselling The Cookbook Collector, tackles love, obsession and alternate realities in this gritty and thought-provoking novel.

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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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Anything is Possible

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout comes a brilliant latticework of fiction that recalls Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity. Written in tandem with My Name...

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Elmet

Elmet

Fiona Mozley

An atmospheric and thrilling debut set in Yorkshire - perfect for fans of The Loney and The Essex Serpent

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Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Delphine de Vigan, George Miller

Today I know that L. is the sole reason for my powerlessness. And that the two years that we were friends almost made me stop writing for ever.Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and unable...

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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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City of Friends

City of Friends

Joanna Trollope

City of Friends is the twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Joanna Trollope.

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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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To Become a Whale

To Become a Whale

Ben Hobson

The story of a young boy who has recently lost his mother, trying to make sense of the world of men and then embarking on a breathtaking adventure of his own - a stunning literary debut in the tradition of Favel Parrett's Past the...

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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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 Read reviewThe City Always Wins

The City Always Wins

Omar Robert Hamilton

A thrilling and important debut about the Arab Spring - and a generation that tried to change the world - from an exciting and talented new voice.

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Mama Tandoori

Mama Tandoori

Ernest Van der Kwast

‘It wasn't uncommon in my childhood for roti to be off the menu, because the rolling pin was broken again.'Ernest van der Kwast's childhood is peopled by an array of colourful characters: from his strait-laced...

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

An epic novel of love and history and the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of loss and tragedy --

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 Read reviewThe Restorer

The Restorer

Michael Sala

An extraordinary literary novel set in Newcastle in 1989, about the devastating fault lines that can run in families.

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The Parcel

The Parcel

Anosh Irani

The Parcel is the masterful new novel from acclaimed author Anosh Irani, and is a savage and beautifully rendered story about community, belonging, and the cheapness of human life.

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The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor

Philippa Gregory

From the Number One New York Times bestselling author, a riveting new Tudor story featuring Lady Jane Grey.

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The Stolen Bicycle

The Stolen Bicycle

Wu Ming-Yi, Darryl Sterk

From the critically acclaimed Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi comes an intimate and magical collage of stories about family, war, history, friendship and bicycles.

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History of Wolves

History of Wolves

Emily Fridlund

Already being acclaimed as one of the most exciting new debuts of 2017, Emily Fridlund's HISTORY OF WOLVES is a brilliant coming-of-age novel that will appeal to fans of THE GIRLS and THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

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Hinterland

Hinterland

Steven Lang

'We have this idea we can live anywhere, that we make a choice, but it's not true. There are places that are for you and places that aren't. You can tell which is which if you're prepared to listen.'

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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

‘It's hard to find the right words to praise this novel. I think we need a whole new critical vocabulary to be invented. Rawson recreates a vanished historical world with utterly convincing characters as well as inhabits the...

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All the Galaxies

All the Galaxies

Philip Miller

The Lovely Bones meets Margaret Attwood in this extraordinary, deeply moving, supernatural story of a young man's journey to find his mother, wrapped in a dystopian novel about an epic battle between good and evil that threatens...

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See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done

Sarah Schmidt

'Eerie and compelling' Paula Hawkins - See What I Have Done is a haunting retelling of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders from a dazzling debut novelist

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Under the Almond Tree

Under the Almond Tree

Laura McVeigh

The poignant story of a refugee Afghan family fleeing the Taliban in the 1990s, travelling back and forth on the Trans-Siberian Express across Russia. Narrated by 15 year-old daughter Samar, the family storyteller, we quickly come...

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Reservoir 13

Reservoir 13

Jon McGregor

From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss.

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The Party

The Party

Robyn Harding

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When I Hit You

When I Hit You

Meena Kandasamy

From one of India's boldest and most badass young voices, Kandasamy's second novel is a dazzling and provocative novelised account of her own abusive marriage.

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The Golden Child

The Golden Child

Wendy James

Why can't all your children be perfect? A totally absorbing novel, for readers of Liane Moriarty, Lionel Shriver and Christos Tsiolkas. Blogger Lizzy's life is buzzing, happy, normal...

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