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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 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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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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Sugar Money

Sugar Money

Jane Harris

Based on a remarkable and little-known true story, Jane Harris's third novel is both a heart-breaking trip into a troubled colonial past, and a stunning act of literary ventriloquism.

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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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Nine Lessons

Nine Lessons

Nicola Upson

Josephine Tey is in Cambridge, a town gripped by fear and suspicion as a serial rapist stalks the streets, and in the shadow of King's College Chapel, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces some of the most horrific and...

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The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age

The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age

Ben Okri, Rosemary Clunie

A new collection of meditations and stories from the Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri. Illustrated by Rosemary Clunie.

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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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 Read reviewHeather, The Totality

Heather, The Totality

Matthew Weiner

The explosive debut novel - about family, power and privilege - from the creator of the award-winning Mad Men

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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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 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

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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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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Devil's Day

Devil’s Day

Andrew Michael Hurley

The second novel from the author of the award-winning bestseller The Loney

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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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 Special price 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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Demi-Gods

Demi-Gods

Eliza Robertson

First published in 2017 in Canada by Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Canada --Title page verso.

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The Zanzibar Wife

The Zanzibar Wife

Deborah Rodriguez

The Zanzibar Wife is a bewitching novel of clashing cultures and conflicting beliefs, of secrets and revelations, of mystery and magic, by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.

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In the Midst of Winter

In the Midst of Winter

Isabel Allende

New York Times bestseller Isabel Allende returns with a beautifully crafted, multi-generational novel of struggle, endurance and friendship against the odds.

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The Silent Companions: Winner of the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award

The Silent Companions: Winner of the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award

Laura Purcell

Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling gothic ghost story to send a shiver down the spine...

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Ada

Ada

Kaz Cooke

Kaz Cooke invites you to an audience with the amazing Ada. She's a showgirl and a story teller with a trunk full of stories and secrets. A funny, tender novel about an extraordinary woman who made the very best of everything life...

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Judy Nunn

In Judy Nunn's latest compelling novel, compassion meets bigotry, hatred meets love, and ultimately despair meets hope on the windswept shores of Australia.On a barren island off the coast of Western Australia, a...

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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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 Read reviewMrs. M

Mrs. M

Luke Slattery

From one of Australia's foremost journalists, Luke Slattery, comes a bravura literary achievement, a rich and intense novel of an imagined history of desire, ambition and dashed dreams, and a portrait of one passionate,...

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La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 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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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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It Devours!: A Night Vale Novel

It Devours!: A Night Vale Novel

Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

The creators of the wildly successful Welcome to Night Vale podcast bring their genius to the page once more with this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel

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All the Dirty Parts

All the Dirty Parts

Daniel Handler

From bestselling, award-winning author Daniel Handler, a gutsy, exciting novel that looks honestly at the erotic impulses of an all-too-typical young man.

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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

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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Grace

Grace

Paul Lynch

An epic story of a young girl on a life-changing odyssey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine

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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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Mrs Osmond

Mrs Osmond

John Banville

A rich historical novel about the aftermath of betrayal, from the Booker prize-winner.

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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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The Necessary Angel

The Necessary Angel

C.K. Stead

A dazzling new novel from the award-winning Karl Stead.

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 Read reviewThe Most Dangerous Place on Earth

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Lindsey Lee Johnson

An unforgettable cast of characters is unleashed into a realm known for its cruelty - the American high school - in this captivating debut novel.

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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

An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah's days of mining and farming prosperity - if they ever truly existed - are long gone. These days even the name on the road sign into town has been removed. Yet for Pete, an...

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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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Dunbar

Dunbar

Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn, ‘perhaps the most brilliant novelist of his generation' (Alan Hollinghurst), takes on King Lear for the Hogarth Shakespeare series

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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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An Excess Male: A Novel

An Excess Male: A Novel

Maggie Shen King

China's one-child policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by forty million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than 25 percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of...

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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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 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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 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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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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 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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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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 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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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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 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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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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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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The Last Hours

The Last Hours

Minette Walters

Minette Walters has been a master of crime fiction for nearly two decades. Now this extraordinary writer turns her talents in a bold new direction; a sweeping, utterly gripping historical novel set during the time of the Black...

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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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Drawing Sybylla

Drawing Sybylla

Odette Kelada

Drawing Sybylla is a novel about the challenges women writers have faced in pursuing the writing life.

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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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Sour 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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 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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 Read reviewGoodbye, 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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Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.  

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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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 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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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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 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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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 reviewOrigin (Robert Langdon Book 5)

Origin (Robert Langdon Book 5)

Dan Brown

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a...

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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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 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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 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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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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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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Her

Her

Garry Disher

Beautifully and powerfully written, this is a look at the darker side of Australia's past - and particularly the status of girls and women in our society - that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

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 Read reviewThe Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

Ali Alizadeh

Jeanne is a young woman from rural France. She's a knight who wears men's clothing. The English call her Joan of Arc. Jeanne has led France to victory in epic battles. She hears ghostly voices and has unspeakable desires. The...

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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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 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 reviewRubik

Rubik

Elizabeth Tan

Rubik is a wide-ranging, brilliantly intertwined novel-in-stories that slip outside the borders of realism. Spotted with disappearances, mysteries and told with a sharp-edged wit and cutting social commentary, it is an original...

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Idaho

Idaho

Emily Ruskovich

One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June...

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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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 Read reviewGravity Well

Gravity Well

Melanie Joosten

Lotte is an astronomer who spends her nights peering into deep space rather than looking too closely at herself. When she returns to her hometown after years in South America, reeling from a devastating diagnosis, she finds that...

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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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The Twentieth Man

The Twentieth Man

Tony Jones

Terrorism, politics and betrayals collide in this unputdownable, fast-paced thriller.

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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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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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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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 Read reviewCity Of Crows

City Of Crows

Chris Womersley

A haunting novel of love and witchcraft set in seventeenth-century France from award-winning writer Chris Womersley.

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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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A Time of Love and Tartan: A 44 Scotland Street Novel

A Time of Love and Tartan: A 44 Scotland Street Novel

Alexander McCall Smith

The twelfth novel in the 44 Scotland Street series, the longest running serial novel in the world.

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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 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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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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 Read reviewThe Hot Guy

The Hot Guy

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

Adam, a serious cinema nerd, has no idea that he is the Hot Guy - a man so ridiculously attractive there's a Facebook group dedicated to seducing him.Cate, a sports publicist who loves to crack a joke, is feeling down...

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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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The Art of Navigation

The Art of Navigation

Rose Michael

Three girls leave their safe suburban world to spend a life-changing night in a forest on the outskirts of Melbourne, where they plan a half-serious séance to call forth bushranger Ned Kelly. A world away in times Edward...

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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 Refugees

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.

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The Party

The Party

Robyn Harding

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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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