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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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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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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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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Future 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

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 Read reviewWinter

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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 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: (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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After the Blues

After the Blues

Kathy Lette

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The Ballad of Banjo Crossing

The Ballad of Banjo Crossing

Tess Evans

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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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The Best Australian Stories 2017

The Best Australian Stories 2017

Maxine Beneba Clarke

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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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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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 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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The Rest of Their Lives

The Rest of Their Lives

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz

Filled with all the larger-than-life characters and enchanting storytelling that made readers fall for The Reader on the 6.27, Jean-Paul Didierlaurent's follow-up novel, The Rest of Their Lives, is set to charm the world.

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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

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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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 Read reviewThe Sparsholt Affair

The Sparsholt Affair

Alan Hollinghurst

The Sparsholt Affair is the long-awaited sixth novel from the supreme stylist of British fiction and previous winner of the Man Booker Prize. From Oxford during the dark days of the Second world war to contemporary London,...

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Ferocity

Ferocity

Nicola Lagioia, Antony Shugaar

Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction, Ferocity is a cinematic suspense novel that also addresses vital social questions, a combination of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Jonathan Franzen's Freedom,...

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 Read reviewSiren

Siren

Rachel Matthews

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 Read reviewFirst Person

First Person

Richard Flanagan

What is the truth? In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect

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Home Fire

Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie

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Sad Girls

Sad Girls

Lang Leav

Sad Girls is the much anticipated debut novel from international best-selling author Lang Leav. A beautifully written and emotionally charged coming of age story, where young love, dark secrets, and tragedy collide.

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 Read reviewThe World of Tomorrow

The World of Tomorrow

Brendan Mathews

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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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 reviewSoon

Soon

Lois Murphy

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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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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan

The long-awaited novel from the bestselling author of Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

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 Read reviewHalf Wild

Half Wild

Pip Smith

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 Read reviewThe Way Back

The Way Back

Kylie Ladd

All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped. A gripping psychological drama by the author of Mothers and Daughters and Into My Arms.

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Can You Hear Me?

Can You Hear Me?

Elena Varvello, Alex Valente

A riveting coming-of-age story, told with the breathless precision of a Hitchcock noir by a masterful new voice in Italian literature.

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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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H(A)PPY

H(A)PPY

Nicola Barker

Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and...

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Spoonbenders: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice - the perfect summer read!

Spoonbenders: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice - the perfect summer read!

Daryl Gregory

The Royal Tenenbaums with psychics - meet The Amazing Telemachus Family

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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

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 Special priceThe French Art of War

The French Art of War

Alexis Jenni

Angry, dazzling and humane, The French Art of War is the Goncourt-winning novel about the intervals of peace and the moments of unspeakable savagery in French wars spanning half the world and half a century.

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Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession

Alison Weir

The stunning second novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by foremost and beloved historian Alison Weir

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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 reviewThe Burning Girl

The Burning Girl

Claire Messud

A bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship from the New York Times bestselling author of The Woman Upstairs.

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Bridget Crack

Bridget Crack

Rachel Leary

Van Diemen's Land, 1826. A desperate convict flees into the wilderness. But the land that hides her will show her no mercy. A brilliant literary debut from a writer of rare talent.

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 Read reviewNK3

NK3

Michael Tolkin

A panoramic vision - suspenseful, comedic, prophetic - set in a near-future California that has been devastated by NK3, a memory-destroying virus from North Korea

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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: Five Tales

This Water: Five Tales: 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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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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Blueberry

Blueberry

Glenna Thomson

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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 reviewBright Air Black

Bright Air Black

David Vann

A portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology's most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. It brings you aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia's Colchis - where Medea flees her...

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 Read reviewThe Growing Season

The Growing Season

Helen Sedgwick

What if anyone could have a baby? A thought-provoking and unforgettable novel from a rising star.

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To Die in Spring

To Die in Spring

Ralf Rothmann, Shaun Whiteside

The German bestseller, a beautifully told and heart-breaking story of a friendship tragically interrupted by war.

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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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 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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 Read reviewThe Shadow Land

The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova

The new literary blockbuster from the author of the international bestseller The Historian.

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 Special priceFree 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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The Best Kind of People

The Best Kind of People

Zoe Whittall

What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable?

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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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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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 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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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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My Own Dear Brother

My Own Dear Brother

Holly Muller

An unforgettable, nightmarish coming-of-age story set in rural Austria towards the end of World War II.

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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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Selling the Dream

Selling the Dream

Hugh Mackay

Bestselling author Hugh Mackay expands his fiction repertoire with this blistering satire about the advertising world.

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Gather the Daughters: Shortlisted for The Arthur C Clarke Award

Gather the Daughters: Shortlisted for The Arthur C Clarke Award

Jennie Melamed

For fans of Emma Cline's The Girls and Emily St John Mandel's Station 11, this dark, unsettling and hugely compelling story of an isolated island cult will get under your skin.

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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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 Special price Read reviewHouse of Names

House of Names

Colm Toibin

From the bestselling author of Brooklyn and Nora Webster.

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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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 Read reviewThe Possessions

The Possessions

Sara Flannery Murphy

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 Read reviewThe Red-Haired Woman

The Red-Haired Woman

Orhan Pamuk, Ekin Oklap

On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating meter by meter, the two will develop a...

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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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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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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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Wimmera

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 reviewThe Last Man in Europe

The Last Man in Europe

Dennis Glover

What was Orwell's world like? Is Orwell's world still our world? Is Big Brother still watching you?

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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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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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 Read reviewStandard Deviation

Standard Deviation

Katherine Heiny

'Standard Deviation is a marvel' Kate Atkinson, author of Life After Life A rueful, funny examination of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, this sensational debut will...

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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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Exit West

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

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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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All My Goodbyes

All My Goodbyes

Mariana Dimopulos, Alice Whitmore

This highly acclaimed contemporary Argentinian novel is the first in Giramondo's 'Literature of the South' series, featuring innovative fiction and non-fiction by writers of the.....

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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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Float

Float

Anne Carson

Exploring myth and memory, beauty and loss, this volume includes twelve individual booklets that can be read in any order.

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Crazy, Busy, Guilty

Crazy, Busy, Guilty

Lauren Sams

Georgie Henderson is having a bad year. As a new - working - mum, she strives to be Sheryl Sandberg at work and Martha Stewart at home. But she's discovering that in the twenty-first century being a Good Working Mum means...

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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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The Lonely Hearts Hotel

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

Heather O'Neill

A novel about childhood damage and the redemptive power of art from an author twice listed for the Women's Prize and the Giller Prize

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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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Defender

Defender

G. X. Todd

The primal battle between Good and Evil plays out in a new arena. With nods back to Stephen King's The Stand, Defender is the first in a four part series where your inner voice might kill you.

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Tin Man

Tin Man

Sarah Winman

The unforgettable and achingly tender new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS.

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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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 Read reviewThe Starlings

The Starlings

Vivienne Kelly

Funny, tender and savage, The Starlings is a wonderfully entertaining novel about secrets and defeat, about heroism and love, about what it might mean to lose everything.

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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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Whipbird

Whipbird

Robert Drewe

No holds are barred as the Cleary family attempts to put long-held tensions behind them to celebrate a milestone. What could possibly go wrong?

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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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 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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Disappearing off the Face of the Earth

Disappearing off the Face of the Earth

David Cohen

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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 reviewDefectors

Defectors

Joseph Kanon

From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and Istanbul Passage comes a thrilling and richly imagined novel about the life of an American spy who defected to Moscow when his cover was blown in the early days of the Cold War

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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 Name on the Door is Not Mine

The Name on the Door is Not Mine

C K Stead

A striking new collection of accessible yet elegant stories from literary giant and master craftsman CK Stead.

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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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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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The Big Green Tent: A Novel

The Big Green Tent: A Novel

Ludmila Ulitskaya, Polly Gannon

The Big Green Tent is the kind of book for which the term Russian novel was invented. A sweeping saga, it tells the story of three school friends who meet in 1950s Moscow and go on to embody the heroism, folly, compromise, and...

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American War

American War

Omar El Akkad

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her...

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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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 Read reviewThe Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

Ali Alizadeh

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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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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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An Uncommon Woman

An Uncommon Woman

Nicole Alexander

Set in rural Queensland in 1929, An Uncommon Woman is the captivating story of a very modern woman who refuses to be held down by the conventions of the past...

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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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 Read reviewThe Zero and the One

The Zero and the One

Ryan Ruby

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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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 Read reviewGravity Well

Gravity Well

Melanie Joosten

A heartrending portrait of how we rebuild when the worst has happened.

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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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Why They Run the Way They Do: Stories

Why They Run the Way They Do: Stories

Susan Perabo

In Why They Run the Way They Do, critically acclaimed author Susan Perabo illustrates the triumphs and tragedies of daily life. Perfectly distilled into moments of sharp humor and poignancy, this collection features ordinary...

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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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Good Me, Bad Me

Good Me, Bad Me

Ali Land

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make her stop is to hand her in to the police. As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly. A...

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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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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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The Barrier

The Barrier

Shankari Chandran

War and disease have ravaged the world. In the fight for survival, can we save our humanity?

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This Is How It Always Is: The Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

This Is How It Always Is: The Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

Laurie Frankel

Rosie and Penn always wanted a daughter. Four sons later, they decide to try one last time - and their beautiful little boy Claude is born. Life continues happily for this big, loving family until the day when Claude says that,...

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Everybody's Fool

Everybody’s Fool

Richard Russo

The great American master Richard Russo, at the very top of his game, returns to the characters who made Nobody's Fool (1993) a contemporary classic.

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Mama Tandoori

Mama Tandoori

Ernest Van der Kwast

'The funniest and most moving book I have read this year.' -Herman Koch A big-hearted, hilarious family saga, featuring an overbearing yet loving Indian mother, a strait-laced Dutch father, an uncle who is a Bollywood star,...

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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 Stolen Child

The Stolen Child

Lisa Carey

On an island where dreams can come true, be careful what you wish for...

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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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Kingdom Cons

Kingdom Cons

Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman

Beats, daggers, girls, and graft: can the Artist sing truth to power where a Mexican drug baron holds court?

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Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems

Kevin Kwan

A novel about a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes --Amazon.com.

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The Slow Waltz of Turtles

The Slow Waltz of Turtles

Katherine Pancol

Forty-something mother of two Josephine Cortes is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she ghostwrote for her�.

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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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 Read reviewDeeper Than the Sea

Deeper Than the Sea

Nelika McDonald

The secrets we keep from those we love the most

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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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 Read reviewThe Hot Guy

The Hot Guy

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

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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

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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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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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