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

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The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

Simon Van Booy

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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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States of Passion

States of Passion

Nihad Sirees, Max Weiss

A mysterious tale-within-a-tale of family secrets by the most prominent Syrian author working today.

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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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Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

M. R. Carey

From the author of the million-copy bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts comes an extraordinary new thriller with a twist you won't see coming . . .

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Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London, Book 7)

Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London, Book 7)

Ben Aaronovitch

The seventh PC Grant mystery is here, continuing bestselling series of London adventures. That's the way to do it . . .

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Hope Shines

Hope Shines

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Prize-winning and highly commended stories from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Hope Prize.

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Crimson

Crimson

Niviaq Korneliussen, Anna Halager

This is the story of a group of friends, on the cusp of adulthood, exploring life, seeking authenticity and establishing their own queer identities. It's a beautiful novella, intriguing not only because of its unique setting in...

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Like A Sword Wound

Like A Sword Wound

Ahmet Altan, Brendan Freely, Yelda Turedi

A sensual epic of a changing society set during the fall of one of history's greatest empires.

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 Read reviewUnsheltered

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

A testament to the power and goodness of the human spirit, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build, crossing time and place to give us all a little more hope in those around us, and a little more faith in ourselves.

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Red Moon

Red Moon

Kim Stanley Robinson

The new novel from visionary SF writer Kim Stanley Robinson tells the compelling story of the first colony on the moon

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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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Lost Without You

Lost Without You

Rachael Johns

A fresh and poignant novel of family, journeys, past decisions ... and dresses ... from the ABIA award-winning, bestselling author Rachael Johns.    

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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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 Read reviewAt Dusk

At Dusk

Hwang Sok-Yong, Sora Kim-Russell

In the evening of his life, a wealthy man begins to wonder if he might have missed the point.  

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 Read reviewThe Butcherbird Stories

The Butcherbird Stories

A.S. Patric

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 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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Space Opera: HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL 2019

Space Opera: HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL 2019

Catherynne M. Valente

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision in an over-the-top science fiction spectacle from bestselling author Catherynne Valente has galaxies competing for glory in a universe-wide musical contest - where the stakes...

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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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Ghost Wall

Ghost Wall

Sarah Moss

A masterclass in the art of the short, unnerving novel; a story of forbidden borders, haunted landscapes and bodies in danger.

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 Read reviewOhio

Ohio

Stephen Markley

The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio-a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-depicting one...

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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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Lake Success

Lake Success

Gary Shteyngart

A riotous, satirical road trip through Trump's America from the author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan.

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The Labyrinth of the Spirits

The Labyrinth of the Spirits

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This is the final chapter in the story that began with The Shadow of the Wind and brings it to a grand finale. It is a tribute to the world of books, the art of storytelling and the magical link between literature and...

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Washington Black

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

A dazzling new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.

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 Read reviewBeautiful Revolutionary

Beautiful Revolutionary

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The thrilling new novel, inspired by Jim Jones's Peoples Temple, from the author of The Love of a Bad Man.

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Love is Blind

Love is Blind

William Boyd

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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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Shell

Shell

Kristina Olsson

A big, bold and hauntingly beautiful story that captures a defining moment in Australia's history.

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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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 Read reviewFoe

Foe

Iain Reid

An eerily entrancing page-turner, Foe churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale. Perfect for fans of Humans, Westworld and Black Mirror, Foe is a book you will never forget.  

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Bird Cottage

Bird Cottage

Eva Meijer, Antoinette Fawcett

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 Read reviewConvenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

The Japanese literary sensation about an unconventional woman who finds happiness in a Tokyo convenience store.

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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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 Special priceThe Incendiaries

The Incendiaries

R. O. Kwon

A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.

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 Read reviewHer Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

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The Mere Wife

The Mere Wife

Maria Dahvana Headley

New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley's fierce, feminist retelling of the classic tale of Beowulf.

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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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 Read reviewUnder Your Wings (The Majesties)

Under Your Wings (The Majesties)

Tiffany Tsao

A powerful and evocative literary thriller from a stunning new Australian voice, for fans of Donna Tartt and Alice Sebold.

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Antidote to a Curse

Antidote to a Curse

James Cristina

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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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An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted.

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 Read reviewTranscription

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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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The Coves

The Coves

David Whish-Wilson

San Francisco, 1849. The hills are swarming with desperate men from all over the world, come to seek their fortune in the grip of yellow fever.

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Salvation

Salvation

Peter F. Hamilton

Book One in the Salvation Sequence, a dazzling space opera trilogy from master of the genre, Peter F. Hamilton

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The Drover's Wives: 99 Reinterpretations of Henry Lawson's Australian Classic

The Drover’s Wives: 99 Reinterpretations of Henry Lawson’s Australian Classic

Ryan O'Neill

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 Read reviewFelix Culpa

Felix Culpa

Jeremy Gavron

Whose stories deserve to be told? And whose words should do the telling?

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 Read reviewThe Geography of Friendship

The Geography of Friendship

Sally Piper

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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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 Special priceWe Are Not Most People

We Are Not Most People

Tracy Ryan

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Motherhood

Motherhood

Sheila Heti

A provocative novel about the desire and duty to procreate, from the author of the critically acclaimed How Should A Person Be?

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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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 Special priceA Double Life

A Double Life

Flynn Berry

The Secret History meets Lullaby in this phenomenal novel of privilege, deception and fury.

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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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 Read reviewThe Great Believers

The Great Believers

Rebecca Makkai

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

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Coach Fitz

Coach Fitz

Tom Lee

One of the strangest and most appealing novels you will read this year!

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The Verdun Affair

The Verdun Affair

Nick Dybek

The Verdun Affair is a deeply moving and evocative novel about a passionate love affair and the tragedy of wartime, set during the tumultuous years of post-World War I Europe.

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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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 Read reviewDyschronia

Dyschronia

Jennifer Mills

A wild and brilliant vision of a future Australia driven by ecological catastrophe.

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The End: My Struggle Book 6

The End: My Struggle Book 6

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett, Martin Aitken

The sprawling, intimate, and spectacularly unorthodox literary autobiography that unleashed a media frenzy upon its release in Norway, became a global publishing sensation, and sold millions of copies worldwide, now reaches its...

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The Bridge

The Bridge

Enza Gandolfo

Drawing on true events of Australia's worst industrial accident - a tragedy that still scars the city - The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even...

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 Read reviewWintering

Wintering

Krissy Kneen

From 2018 Stella Prize-shortlistee Krissy Kneen, an evocative and mysterious novel about inexplicable disappearances and thylacines set in the remote south of Tasmania

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Shattermoon

Shattermoon

Dominic Dulley

Brilliant young space grifter Orry Kent works the space-lanes with her family - until the day she steals a pendant and runs headlong into a dark conspiracy that threatens every planet in the system.

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A Stolen Season

A Stolen Season

Rodney Hall

From the two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Rodney Hall comes a novel moving, disturbing and compelling in equal measure...

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The Italian Teacher

The Italian Teacher

Tom Rachman

A grand and moving family drama set against the pretention, prestige and pomp of the international art world.

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A Hero Born: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 1

A Hero Born: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 1

Jin Yong, Anna Holmwood

The most popular series by the most successful Chinese author - a cultural monument translated into English for the first time

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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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Swan Song: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

Swan Song: Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

A dazzling debut about Truman Capote, the literary icon of his age, and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans.

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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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 Read reviewThe Biographer's Lover

The Biographer’s Lover

Ruby J Murray

The Biographer's Lover is a novel about Australia's complex relationship with memory, and the role gender plays in the ways we represent not only national myths but our private versus our public selves

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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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 Read reviewRecord of a Spaceborn Few: Wayfarers 3

Record of a Spaceborn Few: Wayfarers 3

Becky Chambers

The incredible new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: 'a quietly profound, humane tour de force.' (Guardian).

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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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How to be Famous

How to be Famous

Caitlin Moran

A stunning novel from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Build a Girl.

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 Read reviewA 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 reviewFrench Exit

French Exit

Patrick deWitt

Brimming with pathos, warmth and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind tragedy of manners, a riotous send-up of high society and a moving story of mothers and sons.  

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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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From a Low and Quiet Sea: Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2018

From a Low and Quiet Sea: Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2018

Donal Ryan

The powerful fourth novel from multi-award-winning author of The Spinning Heart. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, the lives of three men are drawn together in the most unexpected of ways.

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Small Beauty

Small Beauty

jiaqing wilson-yang

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 Read reviewCrudo

Crudo

Olivia Laing

A blisteringly funny and remarkably tender debut novel from Olivia Laing, one of the finest non-fiction writers of her generation.

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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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 Read reviewLittle Gods

Little Gods

Jenny Ackland

A rare, original and stunning novel about a remarkable girl who learns the hard way that the truth doesn't always set you free - with echoes of Jasper Jones, Seven Little Australians and Cloudstreet.

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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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Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen

A new standalone military SF adventure from Cixin Liu. When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes...

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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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The Water Cure

The Water Cure

Sophie Mackintosh

Dreamlike and compulsive, a blazing literary debut about love, violence and survival at any cost.

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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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 Read reviewFlorida

Florida

Lauren Groff

New York Times bestseller Lauren Groff returns with a new book as bold and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies.

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The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean

The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean

Mira Robertson

It's 1944 when bookish, unworldly Emily Dean is shipped off to the relatives in rural Victoria after her mother has a nervous breakdown.

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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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 Read reviewA Shout in the Ruins

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A stunning novel about violence, power and love from the acclaimed author of The Yellow Birds.

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The Lido

The Lido

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A joyous novel about community, love, friendship and outdoor swimming. Perfect for fans of Joanna Cannon's The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

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Hotel Silence

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The Hunter and Other Stories of Men

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Asymmetry

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You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

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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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The Mars Room

The Mars Room

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Through Romy - and through a cast of astonishing characters populating Mars Room - Rachel Kushner presents not just a bold and unsentimental panorama of life on the margins of contemporary America, but an excoriating attack on the...

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The Outsider

The Outsider

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A compelling and chilling suspense novel, which will delight all readers of King's bestselling Hodges Trilogy.

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Severance

Severance

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

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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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

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

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The Book of M

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A vivid, touching and original debut, following the effects of an extraordinary catastrophe on very ordinary people.

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The Lucky Galah

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A magnificently original debut novel about fate, Australia and what it means to be human... that just happens to be narrated by a galah called Lucky.   

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The Everlasting Sunday

The Everlasting Sunday

Robert Lukins

At once both beautiful and brutal, The Everlasting Sunday is a haunting debut novel about growing up, growing wild and what it takes to survive.

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

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

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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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Jen Beagin

Jen Beagin's brilliant, off-beat and deeply moving novel introduces an unforgettable character, Mona - almost twenty-four, emotionally adrift and cleaning houses to get by. Volunteering for a needle-exchange programme, she falls...

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Tuscany as you have never seen it before . . .

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Fire Sermon

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Prizewinning Jamie Quatro's highly anticipated and deeply intriguing debut novel will stun with its tender and unflinching story of marriage and infidelity, desire and faith.

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The True Colour of the Sea

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Robert Drewe

The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia's master of the short-story genre.

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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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The Cage

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A powerful allegorical tale about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we can justify brutality.

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A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires.  

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The Pisces

The Pisces

Melissa Broder

Profoundly modern, deeply disturbed and darkly comic, The Pisces is about a heartbroken PhD student who over one summer falls in dangerous, ecstatic, love with a merman

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Every Note Played

Every Note Played

Lisa Genova

From the bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful and heartbreakingly moving exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom - and what it means to be alive.

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Ponti

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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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The Afterlives

The Afterlives

Thomas Pierce

Thomas Pierce has created a story which unfolds in this life and the next. Endlessly inventive and involving, The Afterlives is for the readers who love the writing of George Saunders.

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Enigma Variations

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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

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Robert Hillman

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

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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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In the Garden of the Fugitives

Ceridwen Dovey

Originally published in 2018 by Hamish Hamiltion, an imprint of Penguin Books, Australia --Title page verso.

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Gerald Murnane: Collected Short Fiction

Gerald Murnane: Collected Short Fiction

Gerald Murnane

Definitive collection of the short fiction of an Australian master-storyteller who is in a league of his own.

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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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The Book Ninja

The Book Ninja

Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus

Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons

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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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The Making of Martin Sparrow

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Peter Cochrane

A devastating flood on the Hawkesbury almost wipes out the young colony, bringing to the surface many secrets and desires in this masterpiece of historical fiction

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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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An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years...

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The Death of Noah Glass

Gail Jones

Gail Jones's mesmerising new novel tells a story about parents and children, it is about love and art, about grief and happiness, about memory and the mystery of time.

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The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer

When Greer Kadetsky meets Faith Frank, inspirational woman, activist, and campaigner for women's rights, one snowy night at college, she is fired with energy and zest for the future.   

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Dave Eggers

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

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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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Bluebottle

Belinda Castles

With sea-salt authenticity, Belinda Castles sets the Bright family in the sprawling paradise of Bilgola Beach. But darkness is found both in the iconic setting as well as in the disturbing behaviour of one of the family.

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The Wedding Date

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Jasmine Guillory

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

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Always Happy Hour: Stories

Always Happy Hour: Stories

Mary Miller

Deftly crafted (New York Review of Books), with its collection of lusty, lazy, hard-drinking characters, Always Happy Hour showcases transcendent contemporary talent at its best.

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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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Surprise Me

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Sophie Kinsella

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences.

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The Atomic City Girls

The Atomic City Girls

Janet Beard

In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has sprung up in a matter of months-a town of trailers and segregated houses,...

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