Fiction books 2018

Paradise Rot

Paradise Rot

Jenny Hval, Marjam Idriss

A lyrical debut novel from a musician and artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery.   

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Nothing But Dust

Nothing But Dust

Sandrine Collette, Alison Anderson

A primal tale of cruelty and redemption.

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My Name is Adam (Children of the Ghetto Volume 1)

My Name is Adam (Children of the Ghetto Volume 1)

Elias Khoury, Humphrey Davies

A moving novel about Palestine's Calamity, for readers of Amos Oz and Orhan Pamuk - by the finest living Arabic novelist

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Enchantress Of Numbers

Enchantress Of Numbers

Jennifer Chiaverini

A fascinating novel about the life of Ada Byron King - Lord Byron's daughter - the world's first computer programmer, and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have been too long unsung.

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The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

Simon Van Booy

An exquisite new collection of short stories from award winning author Simon Van Booy, exploring love, loss, human connection, and the chance encounters that shape our lives.

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A Different Drummer

A Different Drummer

William Melvin Kelley

A lost masterpiece, following in the footsteps of Suite Francaise, Alone in Berlin and Stoner.

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Homeland

Homeland

Walter Kempowski, Charlotte Collins

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Fire and Blood

Fire and Blood

George R.R. Martin, Doug Wheatley

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under...

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An Unreliable Man

An Unreliable Man

Jostein Gaarder, Nichola Smalley

From the internationally bestselling author of Sophie's World, a novel about loneliness, language, lies and the power of storytelling.

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Hazards of Time Travel

Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates

An ingenious dystopian novel of one young woman's resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society

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The Pearl Thief

The Pearl Thief

Fiona McIntosh

A discarded child Fated to become a powerful Jarl - here is the story of Sidroc. Dovetailing into Book One, Sidroc the Dane is a new stand-alone entry point into the world of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, a book to be savoured at...

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Virgil Wander

Virgil Wander

Leif Enger

The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to...

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Gone So Long

Gone So Long

Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III's first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy.

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Life on the Leash

Life on the Leash

Victoria Schade

Must Love Dogs meets My Not So Perfect Life in this hilarious romantic comedy about a dog trainer who's a master at managing her four-legged friends, but when it comes to her love life ... let's just say she still has a lot to...

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The Best American Short Stories 2018

The Best American Short Stories 2018

Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor

Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year's Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.

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Farewell, My Orange

Farewell, My Orange

Kei Iwaki, Meredith McKinney

Two immigrants, Salimah and Sayuri, navigate isolation, a new language, and loss on their way to a lifelong friendship.

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Arcadia

Arcadia

Di Morrissey

From Australia's favourite storyteller, a breathtaking Tasmanian tale of ancient forests; of art and science; of love and, above all, of friendship.      

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 Read reviewThe Fragments

The Fragments

Toni Jordan

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love.     

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 Read reviewRed Birds

Red Birds

Mohammed Hanif

Written with his trademark wit, keen eye for absurdity and telling important truths about the world today, Red Birds reveals master storyteller Mohammed Hanif at the height of his powers.   

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Best Summer Stories

Best Summer Stories

Aviva Tuffield

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Soul of the Border

Soul of the Border

Matteo Righetto, Howard Curtis

An epic story of suspense and revenge set on the mountainous frontier of 19th-century Italy

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 Special price Read reviewThe Year of the Farmer

The Year of the Farmer

Rosalie Ham

A darkly satirical novel of a small country town battling the elements and one another, from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker.   

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 Read reviewThe Butcherbird Stories

The Butcherbird Stories

A.S. Patric

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 Special price Read reviewMelmoth

Melmoth

Sarah Perry

From the author of the bestselling The Essex Serpent comes a darkly inventive and deeply moving novel that speaks urgently to our times.

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The Three Secret Cities: A Jack West Jr Novel

The Three Secret Cities: A Jack West Jr Novel

Matthew Reilly

Jack West Jr is hunted by dark forces as he races across the globe to uncover the mysteries of the Three Secret Cities...

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Little

Little

Edward Carey

From little beginnings: the extraordinary story of a singular, diminutive crumb of a servant girl turned entertainment mogul.

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 Read reviewCedar Valley

Cedar Valley

Holly Throsby

From the author of the bestselling novel, Goodwood, comes a compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.  

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 Read reviewThe Children's House

The Children’s House

Alice Nelson

Alice Nelson skilfully weaves together these shared stories of displacement and trauma into a beautifully told, hope-filled, outstanding novel.  

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 Read reviewPreservation

Preservation

Jock Serong

Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative.

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 Special price Read reviewNine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? 

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Songwoman

Songwoman

Ilka Tampke

Set in Iron-Age Wales during the turmoil of Roman invasion, Songwoman explores one woman's quest to defend her culture.

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The Valley

The Valley

Steve Hawke

A murder in the remote bush in 1916 sparks a chain of events that will haunt a family for generations.

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Earworm

Earworm

Colin Varney

Drenched in rhythm and the vividness of pop lyrics, Earworm explores the complexities of filial and romantic love, connecting us to our universal communion with music.   

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The Deal Of  A Lifetime

The Deal Of A Lifetime

Fredrik Backman

It is Christmas Eve and a father and son are meeting for the first time in years.  

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A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult

A powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives intersecting during a moment of heart-stopping crisis.

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

A subversive, entertaining noir novel from the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

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 Read reviewBridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

Markus Zusak

The magnificent, highly anticipated new novel from the author of the international bestseller, The Book Thief.

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The Arid Sky

The Arid Sky

Emiliano Monge, Thomas Bunstead

Set on a desolate, unnamed mesa, Emiliano Monge's The Arid Sky distills the essence of a Latin America ruthlessly hollowed out by uncontainable violence. This is an unsparing yet magnificent land, whose only constants are...

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The Flame

The Flame

Leonard Cohen

The final collection of poetry from the world's greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen, introduced by his son Adam Cohen.     

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The Killing of Louisa

The Killing of Louisa

Janet Lee

Finally, convicted murderess Louisa Collins can tell her own story. But will she confess?

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 Read reviewToo Much Lip

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019. A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.

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Less

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, Less is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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The Bus on Thursday

The Bus on Thursday

Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in a devilishly funny new novel from the acclaimed filmmaker, screenwriter and author of Rush Oh!   

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Savages 2: The Spectre

Savages 2: The Spectre

Sabri Louatah

Louatah's electric sequel to book one in the Savages series takes us into a country in a state of shock after France's most popular presidential candidate is shot on election night.

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Kate Atkinson

The magnificent new novel by the bestselling and award-winning Kate Atkinson, a major publishing event.

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 Read reviewPink Mountain on Locust Island

Pink Mountain on Locust Island

Jamie Marina Lau

An unpredictable and innovative debut novel from a provocative new voice in Australian fiction

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If Cats Disappeared From The World

If Cats Disappeared From The World

Genki Kawamura, Eric Selland

A million-copy bestseller, a poignant and thought-provoking Japanese tale that asks what it really is that makes life worth living.

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The Shepherd's Hut

The Shepherd’s Hut

Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut is an exquisite, brutal coming of age novel. It tells the story of Jaxie, a boy on the run from his past, and explores the way love and hate combine to form a young man's beliefs.

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The Book of Joan

The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch

Internationally bestselling author Lidia Yuknavitch offers a vision of our near-extinction and a re-imagined Joan of Arc poised to save a world ravaged by war, in this genre-defying masterpiece

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The Girl On The Page

The Girl On The Page

John Purcell

Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell.

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The Distance Home

The Distance Home

Paula Saunders

The Distance Home is the story of a family - its secrets, betrayals, cruelties and kindnesses - and how our childhoods dictate the adults we become.

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The Oblique Place

The Oblique Place

Caterina Pascual Soederbaum, Frank Perry

The Oblique Place is an exceptional literary journey, an achingly beautiful fusion of memories and history unlike any other.

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A Blank Canvas

A Blank Canvas

Robert Hollingworth

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 Special priceParis Echo

Paris Echo

Sebastian Faulks

The new novel from the bestselling author of Birdsong and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Learning to Die

Learning to Die

Thomas Maloney

Death is a bird of paradise: we all know what it is, but it can be many different things that aren't at all alike.

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Kudos

Kudos

Rachel Cusk

The award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos.

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 Special priceNothing But the Night

Nothing But the Night

John Williams

The first novel by the brilliant John Williams, author of Stoner

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Snapshot

Snapshot

Brandon Sanderson

If you could re-create a day, what dark secrets would you uncover? An amazing new, noir novella from Brandon Sanderson.

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A Superior Spectre

A Superior Spectre

Angela Meyer

A Superior Spectre is a highly accomplished debut novel about our capacity for curiosity, and our dangerous entitlement to it, and reminds us the scariest ghosts aren't those that go bump in the night, but those that are born and...

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 Read reviewThe Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls

Pat Barker

The legend of The Iliad retold from the perspective of a woman: queen turned war prize, witness to history.

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Varina

Varina

Charles Frazier

A stunning and timely novel about the chaos and devastation of the American Civil War, as seen through the memories of one woman looking back over it from old age.

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The Wounded Sinner

The Wounded Sinner

Gus Henderson

In this unforgettable debut, The Wounded Sinner shines a light on growing old, fidelity and identity which run through this unique and gritty novel, in which all are asking the ultimate questions about life, death and the purpose...

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 Read reviewMan Out of Time

Man Out of Time

Stephanie Bishop

From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of The Other Side of the World comes a brilliant and provocative new novel about inheritance and self-destruction.

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An Unsuitable Match

An Unsuitable Match

Joanna Trollope

Two Families. One Proposal. A decision that could pull them apart.

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Dinner with the Dissidents

Dinner with the Dissidents

John Tesarsch

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Spinifex & Sunflowers

Spinifex & Sunflowers

Avan Judd Stallard

For years Nick Harris has been drifting, until the day he finds himself surrounded by red dirt and razor wire, staring at brownskinned men inside a detention centre. He's no crusader, no bleeding-heart. It's just a job.

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On the Bright Side: The new secret diary of Hendrik Groen

On the Bright Side: The new secret diary of Hendrik Groen

Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans

Another life-affirming, hilarious and heartwarming fictional diary from the world's most beloved octogenarian and international bestseller Hendrik Groen.

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The Break

The Break

Katherena Vermette

A stunning and multiple prize-winning first novel by a First Nations Canadian writer who is being acclaimed around the world.

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Flames

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Two siblings traverse the southern island to try to find their way back to each other in this tale about grief and love and the bonds of family.

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White Chrysanthemum

White Chrysanthemum

Mary Lynn Bracht

The heartbreaking story of Korea during the Second World War is brought to life in this gripping, redemptive debut about two sisters.

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Our Life in the Forest

Our Life in the Forest

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

A compelling and deeply unsettling dystopian novel from one of France's most acclaimed literary talents

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 Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

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The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink

Rachel Kadish

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order reconcile...

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Give Me Your Hand

Give Me Your Hand

Megan Abbott

The stunning, unputdownable new psychological thriller from acclaimed author Megan Abbott.

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The Cactus

The Cactus

Sarah Haywood

Susan Green doesn't like surprises - she likes to be in control. But at 45 her perfect life starts to unravel, and real life in all its messiness shows her that it's never too late to bloom.

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You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories

Curtis Sittenfeld

The title story of Curtis Sittenfeld's brilliant first collection, You Think It, I'll Say It, is about a married woman who flirts with a man she meets at parties, by playing a game where she puts into words the sharp and critical...

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Mrs.

Mrs.

Caitlin Macy

Set on New York City's Upper East Side, Mrs. follows three women whose paths collide when their children attend the same preschool.

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Severance

Severance

Ling Ma

Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.

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 Special priceThe Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption from the world-renowned Nobel Laureate.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

Based on interviews author Heather Morris conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable tale of hope and...

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Imogen Hermes Gowar

A spellbinding story of curiosity, love and obsession from an astonishing new talent.

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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles

The sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

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 Read reviewThe Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese

The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese

Moreno Giovannoni

Tuscany as you have never seen it before . . .

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 Read reviewInappropriation

Inappropriation

Lexi Freiman

A search for belonging in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs turns into a riotous satire of identity politics in this wildly irreverent coming-of-age story.

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Ponti

Ponti

Sharlene Teo

Set in Singapore, and spanning fifty years, Ponti is the story of three women: sixteen-year-old Szu; her monstrous and beautiful mother, Amisa; and Circe, Szu's unlikely friend.

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Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light

Laura Elvery

'Radiant, accomplished and exquisitely written, this is an outstanding collection.' Ryan O'Neill

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Enigma Variations

Enigma Variations

Andre Aciman

From the author of Call Me By Your Name (now a major motion picture) comes a passionate portrait of love's contradictory power, in five illuminating stories

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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A compelling and heartbreaking tale of grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s.

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 Read reviewThe Lebs

The Lebs

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

A confronting new novel from award winning Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Michael Mohammed Ahmad.

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 Read reviewA Sand Archive

A Sand Archive

Gregory Day

A sweeping and humane novel of Sebaldian scope and power - the story of a man's life, the obsession which consumed him, all reconstructed from the prodigious archive he left behind...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat

Elizabeth H. Winthrop

An unforgettable novel - a riveting, heart-wrenching story of injustice and racism in 1940s Louisiana that is as powerful and profound as it is timely.

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One Inside

One Inside

Sam Shepard

The first work of long fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright-a tour de force of memory, mystery, death, and life.

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 Special priceThe Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

A fast-paced, gripping and humane account of the ongoing Yemeni Civil War

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 Special price Read reviewThe Only Story

The Only Story

Julian Barnes

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.  

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The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

Jasmine Guillory

A fun and flirty novel for fans of Jo Watson, Sarah Morgan and Holly Martin.

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The World Goes On

The World Goes On

Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet, George Szirtes, John Batki

A new work of fiction from the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.

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