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

By the time Rafael is born, the family farm has already gone to hell. Rafael's father has abandoned them. His older brothers, the twins Mauro and Joaquin, blame Rafael for their father's departure and exact revenge on their baby...

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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

The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. But her mathematician mother, estranged from Ada's infamous and...

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The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

Simon Van Booy

Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been collecting stories. Starting with these anecdotes told to him by strangers, he has woven his newest short story collection with vivid, graceful prose and a keen eye for character. <br...

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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

It is 1988, the year before the Berlin Wall came down. Jonathan Fabrizius, a journalist living in West Germany, is asked to travel to the contested lands of former East Prussia - where the Nazi legacy lives on in buildings and...

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Middle England

Middle England

Jonathan Coe

A witty and incisive state-of-the-nation novel from Britain's greatest satirist.    

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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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What We're Teaching Our Sons

What We’re Teaching Our Sons

Owen Booth

Wise and funny, touching and true, What We're Teaching Our Sons is for anyone who has ever wondered how to be a grown up.

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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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 Special priceGone 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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Insurrecto

Insurrecto

Gina Apostol

Histories and personalities collide in this literary tour-de-force about the Philippines' present and America's past by the PEN Open Book Award-winning author of Gun Dealer's Daughter.  

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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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Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River

Diane Setterfield

A dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames. Replete with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as...

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Farewell, My Orange

Farewell, My Orange

Kei Iwaki, Meredith McKinney

Winner of the Kenzaburo Oe Prize Two immigrants, Salimah and Sayuri, navigate isolation, a new language, and devastating loss on their way to a lifelong friendship. Far from her native country of Nigeria and now...

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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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 Read reviewCrimson

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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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

Summer is the time for good stories. This lively new collection from Black Inc. draws together new and published short fiction from some of our country's most talented storytellers, showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of...

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Two Old Men Dying

Two Old Men Dying

Tom Keneally

In perhaps his boldest and most personal novel, Tom Keneally explores the journeys of modern Australians alongside the imagined story of ancient Learned Man whose remains were discovered in Western NSW decades ago.

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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 reviewFriday Black

Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Friday Black heralds the arrival of a thrilling new American literary star.     

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 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 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

Eleven stories. Each like a matchstick struck to illuminate the darkness. Evocations of place ranging from a Bangla jungle to the deep, blue Danube to a winter beach in Melbourne excite and seduce. But what truly draws the reader...

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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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 Read reviewEvening in Paradise: More Stories

Evening in Paradise: More Stories

Lucia Berlin

From the author of A Manual for Cleaning Women: a collection of previously un-compiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin.

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 Special priceThe 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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 Read reviewBerta Isla

Berta Isla

Javier Marias

A marriage built on lies, a man with many faces, an unpaid debt to the secret service - rich drama from the author of The Infatuations.

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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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Matryoshka

Matryoshka

Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka is a haunting and beautifully written story about the power of maternal love, and the danger of secrets passed down through generations.  

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 Read reviewThe Waiter

The Waiter

Matias Faldbakken, Alice Menzies

Set in an Oslo restaurant and narrated with searing wit and irresistible charm by a neurotic waiter, this Norwegian literary sensation is to be published around the world.    

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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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Cherry

Cherry

Nico Walker

A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the army. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he...

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Jungle Without Water

Jungle Without Water

Sreedhevi Iyer

This debut short story collection from an Australian author delves into the shifting boundaries and human displacement of our era.  

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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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Hippie

Hippie

Paulo Coelho

In his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy and the true stories of his own life to give readers an essential book for our time.  

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The Night Ocean

The Night Ocean

Paul La Farge

From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle.

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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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Suicide Club

Suicide Club

Rachel Heng

SUICIDE CLUB, by Rachel Heng, is set in a near-future New York, where life expectancy averages three hundred years and the pursuit of immortality has become all-consuming for the genetically superior.

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 Special price 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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Eagle & Crane

Eagle & Crane

Suzanne Rindell

Two young daredevil flyers confront ugly truths and family secrets during the U.S. internment of Japanese citizens during World War II, from the author of The Other Typist and Three-Martini Lunch.

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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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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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 Special priceLove is Blind

Love is Blind

William Boyd

'You don't see me as I really am. All the many nuances of Lika Blum. The light and the dark. You just see the light.'Love is Blind is William Boyd's sweeping, heart-stopping new novel - set at the end of the 19th...

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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 reviewShell

Shell

Kristina Olsson

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

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The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Joanna Nell

Joanna Nell's life-affirming debut is a moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and community in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Grace and Frankie.     

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 Read reviewToo Much Lip

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.

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 Read reviewNormal People

Normal People

Sally Rooney

When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a...

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Strangers with the Same Dream

Strangers with the Same Dream

Alison Pick

A dystopian reimaginging of the founding of a kibbutz in 1920s Palestine from the Booker longlisted author of FAR TO GO

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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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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh

A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman's experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature.

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 Read reviewThe Fortress

The Fortress

S.A. Jones

Jonathon Bridge has the corner office, the tailored suits and the impeccable pedigree. He has a fascinating wife, a child on the way and a string of nubile lovers on the side. He's a man who's going places. His world is our world:...

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Bird Cottage

Bird Cottage

Eva Meijer, Antoinette Fawcett

Len Howard, the daughter of a famous poet, and a successful concert violinist was forty years old when she decided to devote the rest of her life to her true love: birds. She bought a small cottage in Sussex, where she wrote two...

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The Apology

The Apology

Ross Watkins

A gripping psychological drama about family, betrayal and the limits of forgiveness

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The Botanist's Daughter

The Botanist’s Daughter

Kayte Nunn

Discovery. Desire. Deception. A wondrously imagined tale of two female botanists, separated by more than a century, in a race to discover a life-saving flower . . .

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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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The Order of the Day

The Order of the Day

Eric Vuillard, Mark Polizzotti

Éric Vuillard's gripping novel The Order of the Day tells the story of the pivotal meetings which took between the European powers in the run up to World War Two. What emerges is a fascinating and incredibly moving account...

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The 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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 Special price Read reviewKilling Commendatore

Killing Commendatore

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen

The ambitious major new novel from this internationally celebrated writer, on the scale of his bestselling 1Q84.

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 Read reviewHer Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. In this provocative debut, startling narratives map the...

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The One-Eyed Man

The One-Eyed Man

Ron Currie

From the "startlingly talented" (New York Times) author of Everything Matters!-a bold and timely novel about a grieving man dedicated to unmasking the role that lies and delusions play in our reactionary times

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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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The Lily and the Rose

The Lily and the Rose

Jackie French

In this sequel to the bestselling Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies, Jackie French draws us further into a compelling story that celebrates the passion and adventure of an unstoppable army of women who changed the world.

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Invitation to a Bonfire

Invitation to a Bonfire

Adrienne Celt

A seductive, sensual and sinister love triangle set in 1930s America and inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage

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 Read reviewWomen Talking

Women Talking

Miriam Toews

Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the...

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 Read reviewBoy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton

An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.

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 Read reviewSavages: The Wedding

Savages: The Wedding

Sabri Louatah

A gripping saga in four volumes-bringing together the ambition and scope of nineteenth-century literary epics and the pacing of a modern thriller.

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Happiness for Humans

Happiness for Humans

P. Z. Reizin

Joyful, witty and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a novel for anyone who loved The Rosie Project and Sleepless in Seattle.  

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 Read reviewUnder Your Wings

Under Your Wings

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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Peach

Peach

Emma Glass

In this dazzling debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breath-taking clarity and verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.

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An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted.

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When Elephants Fight

When Elephants Fight

Majok Tulba

A haunting coming-of-age novel from one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists of the Year (2013), author of the acclaimed Beneath the Darkening Sky

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Putney

Putney

Sofka Zinovieff

From the acclaimed author comes a brilliant, challenging novel about a bohemian family in 1970s London and the consequences of a taboo relationship

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Astroturf

Astroturf

Matthew Sperling

A brilliantly funny novel about masculinity, identity, sockpuppets and steroids, for fans of The Talented Mr Ripley, David Szalay and Peep Show

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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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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

Shortlisted for the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour WritingHenry Lawson's short story `The Drover's Wife' is an Australian classic that has sparked interpretations on the page, on canvas and on the...

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 Read reviewThe Geography of Friendship

The Geography of Friendship

Sally Piper

When three young women set off on a hike through the wilderness they are anticipating the adventure of a lifetime. Over the next five days, as they face up to the challenging terrain, it soon becomes clear they are not alone and...

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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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 Read reviewReading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Reading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Bernadette Brennan

UQP celebrates 70 years of publishing the best Australian writing with a unique anthology that showcases the diversity of the Australian literary landscape.

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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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 Read reviewDays of Awe

Days of Awe

A.M. Homes

A stunning new collection of short stories from the winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction.

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The Last Summer of Ada Bloom

The Last Summer of Ada Bloom

Martine Murray

A beautiful and affecting story about the fragility of family relationships and about the pervading effects of secrets we keep

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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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A 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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The Good Son

The Good Son

Greg Fleet

A charming and uplifting novel about love, belonging and facing mortality, from one of Australia's most loved and acclaimed comedians.

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The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Kate Morton

Kate Morton's highly acclaimed novels have sold over 11 million copies worldwide and are number one bestsellers around the world.

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So Much Life Left Over

So Much Life Left Over

Louis de Bernieres

A sweeping, heartbreaking novel following Daniel in his troubled marriage with Rosie as they navigate the unsettled time between the World Wars

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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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The Psychology of Time Travel

The Psychology of Time Travel

Kate Mascarenhas

A time travel murder mystery, set in a female-centric alternate world.

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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 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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Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense

Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates

This taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing - and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves. Six feverishly unsettling works.

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 Read reviewThe Helpline

The Helpline

Katherine Collette

A big-hearted comedy about what happens when being the brainiest person in the room doesn't mean things work out the way you imagined

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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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The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient

Helen Hoang

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick

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House of Stone

House of Stone

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

A striking, rambunctious, Tom Ripley-ish debut about cuckoos in the family nest, the death of colonial Rhodesia and the bloody birth of corrupt Zimbabwe.

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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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 Read reviewThe New Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem

Patti Smith

The New Jerusalem, the new book by poet and punk legend Patti Smith. This long prose poem in the tradition of John's Revelation and the poetry of William Blake shows a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; an...

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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 Blank Canvas

A Blank Canvas

Robert Hollingworth

Renowned abstract artist, the curmudgeonly octogenarian Giles Paumen, is the head of a family of artists, each of whom he considers less talented than himself. His son Laurence is a conceptual artist and lecturer, code for the...

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Paris 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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 Read reviewWe See the Stars

We See the Stars

Kate van Hooft

A haunting and deeply moving novel with a brilliant voice in the tradition of The Eye of the Sheep and Jasper Jones.

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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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That Old Black Magic

That Old Black Magic

Cathi Unsworth

April 1943: four boys playing in Hagley Woods, Essex make a gruesome discovery. Inside an enormous elm tree, there is the body of a woman, her mouth stuffed with a length of cloth. As the case goes cold, mysterious graffiti starts...

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The Lace Weaver

The Lace Weaver

Lauren Chater

A breathtaking debut about love and war, and the battle to save a precious legacy

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West

West

Carys Davies

A spellbinding and timeless tale of isolation, the power of grief and the pull of home.

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 Read reviewIronbark

Ironbark

Jay Carmichael

Shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award.

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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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The Second Cure

The Second Cure

Margaret Morgan

Control the brain and you control the world. In a fractured nation, two women are left with a choice - risk all to bring humanity together or let it fall apart.

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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

Holly Ringland

The most enchanting debut novel of 2018, this is an irresistible, deeply moving and romantic story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on...

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 Read reviewThe Immortalists

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

Hailed a 'a great new talent' by Lorrie Moore, Chloe Benjamin's The Immortalists is a sweeping family drama for fans of We are All Completely Beside Ourselves and Fates and Furies.

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 Read reviewThe Book of Ordinary People

The Book of Ordinary People

Claire Varley

Six strangers bound by fate.

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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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Nothing 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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Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer

Khaled Hosseini, Dan Williams

A heart-wrenching, exquisitely illustrated new story from Khaled Hosseini

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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 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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 Read reviewEarly Riser

Early Riser

Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde's first standalone novel - full of the imagination, wit and intelligence that has made Fforde a Number One bestseller.

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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 reviewClock Dance

Clock Dance

Anne Tyler

Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread

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 Read reviewFrankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Ahmed Saadawi, Jonathan Wright

A prize-winning horror novel from war-torn Iraq

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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

It is 1970, and cracks are appearing in the Soviet Union as it struggles to quell dissident voices. Censored at home, the Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn is lauded in the West for exposing the underbelly of communism, and...

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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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The Ensemble

The Ensemble

Aja Gabel

The addictive novel about four young friends navigating a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.

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 Read reviewThe Melody

The Melody

Jim Crace

From the Man Booker shortlisted author of Harvest, a novel about love and grief, music and myth, and about the way society treats its least fortunate.

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Prague Spring

Prague Spring

Simon Mawer

The gripping new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of The Glass Room and The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.

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 Read reviewFlames

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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2028

2028

Ken Saunders

Move over Shaun Micallef ... a work of comic genius that takes the mickey out of anything and everything to do with Australian politics.

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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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 Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

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

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 Read reviewThere There

There There

Tommy Orange

A groundbreaking polyphonic novel, weaving together a dynamic narrative about violence and recovery, family and loss, identity and power.

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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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 Read reviewGive 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 Art of Persuasion

The Art of Persuasion

Susan Midalia

A satisfying and romantic read about love, friendship and political engagement - and what Jane Austen might be able to teach a young woman looking for love in the 21st century.

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 Read reviewOrchid & the Wasp

Orchid & the Wasp

Caoilinn Hughes

An anarchic and hilarious portrait of a downwardly mobile family in post-crash Dublin

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Hey Brother

Hey Brother

Jarrah Dundler

A genuine and compellingly portrayed family drama of a tough kid from rural Australia.

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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

Emily O'Grady

The Yellow House is a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption

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Beyond The Rice Fields

Beyond The Rice Fields

Naivo, Allison M. Charette

The first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English, Naivo's magisterial Beyond the Rice Fields delves into the upheavals of the nation's precolonial past through the twin narratives of a slave and his master's...

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The Hunter and Other Stories of Men

The Hunter and Other Stories of Men

David Cohen

Winner of the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour WritingA property developer fears that a burgeoning ibis population will prevent the construction of a high rise apartment complex; a bus stop outside a...

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Tangerine

Tangerine

Christine Mangan

A nailbiting thriller set in 1950s Morocco, soon to be a major film starring Scarlett Johansson and produced by George Clooney.

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Asymmetry

Asymmetry

Lisa Halliday

In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer.

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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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 Read reviewPrize Fighter

Prize Fighter

Future D. Fidel

A Congolese refugee getting by in the Australian suburbs, Isa has a background that seems unimaginable in his new country - a childhood as a boy soldier. Now, Isa's a brilliant boxer, but his most difficult opponent isn't in the...

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The Map of Salt and Stars

The Map of Salt and Stars

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

For fans of The Kite Runner, a magical yet very moving story of one young Syrian girl's journey to find her way home.

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The Mars Room

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner

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

Stephen King

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

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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 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 Book of M

The Book of M

Peng Shepherd

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

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 Read reviewThe Lucky Galah

The Lucky Galah

Tracy Sorensen

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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 Read reviewNow We Shall Be Entirely Free

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

Andrew Miller

By the Costa Award-winning author of Pure, a stunning historical novel - the tale of a traumatised soldier on a journey in search of peace, which turns into a nail-biting hunt to the death.

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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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 Read reviewPretend I'm Dead

Pretend I’m Dead

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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 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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Still Me

Still Me

Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is hurled into the world of the...

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The True Colour of the Sea

The True Colour of the Sea

Robert Drewe

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

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 Read reviewTake Nothing With You

Take Nothing With You

Patrick Gale

From the author of the Costa Shortlisted A Place Called Winter comes a startling coming-of-age novel of boyhood and the collision between desire and reality.

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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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The Cage

The Cage

Lloyd Jones

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

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The Fire-Dwellers

The Fire-Dwellers

Margaret Laurence

A vivid portrait of a woman convinced that life has more to offer her than the tedious routine of her days.

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 Read reviewChemistry

Chemistry

Weike Wang

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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 Read reviewThe 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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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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The Great Alone

The Great Alone

Kristin Hannah

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit.

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Elefant

Elefant

Martin Suter, Jamie Bulloch

The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant

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 Read reviewThe Whole Bright Year

The Whole Bright Year

Debra Oswald

From the creator of ‘Offspring' and author of Useful, a gripping, wry and tender novel about how holding on too tightly can cost us what we love.

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Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light

Laura Elvery

An art teacher sends four of her students on a guerrilla mission. A young runner struggles to make sense of his best friend's death. A health-food company adopts a farcical promotional strategy. A factory worker spends her days...

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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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 Read reviewThe 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 reviewIn the Garden of the Fugitives

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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 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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The Book Ninja

The Book Ninja

Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus

Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons

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 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 Portrait of Molly Dean

The Portrait of Molly Dean

Katherine Kovacic

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

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 Read reviewThe Death of Noah Glass

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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 Read reviewThe Female Persuasion

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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 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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 Read reviewThe Word for Woman is Wilderness

The Word for Woman is Wilderness

Abi Andrews

Funny, frank and tender, The Word for Woman is Wilderness is an adventure novel with a difference.

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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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 Read reviewBluebottle

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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My German Brother

My German Brother

Chico Buarque, Alison Entrekin

A poignant meditation on the recovery of personal history, literature, and what it means to have a father.

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Kintu

Kintu

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan

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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 Opal Dragonfly

The Opal Dragonfly

Julian Leatherdale

Miss Isobel Clara Macleod, youngest of the seven children of Major Sir Angus Hutton Macleod, Surveyor-General of the colony of New South Wales, had the singular misfortune to know that at seven o'clock that morning her father was...

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You Wish

You Wish

Lia Weston

Tom Lash grants people their ultimate fantasy - he creates the perfect life they wished they had... on-screen.

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A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline

A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline

Glenda Guest

A tender, thoughtful story about a woman's journey back to her home town - and the painful moment that changed her life forever.

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The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door

Sally Hepworth

No one really knows what goes on behind closed suburban doors.

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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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An Unremarkable Body

An Unremarkable Body

Elisa Lodato

Every mother is a woman with a past. An exquisite story about mothers, daughters and a life lived in the shadows.

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A Word For Love

A Word For Love

Emily Robbins

Bea, an American exchange student, travels to Syria to find the ancient text of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of reading Arabic...

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The Rending and the Nest

The Rending and the Nest

Kaethe Schwehn

A chilling yet redemptive post-apocalyptic debut that examines community, motherhood, faith, and the importance of telling one's own story.

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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

Surprise Me

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 Queen of Bloody Everything

The Queen of Bloody Everything

Joanna Nadin

For anyone who's ever winced with embarrassment at something a parent has done. Or not done. Or might have done...

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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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They Know Not What They Do

They Know Not What They Do

Jussi Valtonen, Kristian London

For fans of David Mitchell and Dave Eggers comes They Know Not What They Do, a piercing psychological satire set in the near-future where nothing is private and everything is for sale.

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