Fiction books 2018

Paradise Rot

Paradise Rot

Jenny Hval, Marjam Idriss

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

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Nothing But Dust

Nothing But Dust

Sandrine Collette, Alison Anderson

A primal tale of cruelty and redemption.

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

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

Elias Khoury, Humphrey Davies

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

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Enchantress Of Numbers

Enchantress Of Numbers

Jennifer Chiaverini

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

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The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

The Sadness Of Beautiful Things: Stories

Simon Van Booy

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

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A Different Drummer

A Different Drummer

William Melvin Kelley

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

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Homeland

Homeland

Walter Kempowski, Charlotte Collins

A sharply evocative novel of one man's journey into his family history and the troubled legacy of World War II, from the author of All for Nothing.

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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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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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Hope Shines: Prize-winning and shortlisted stories from the Hope Prize

Hope Shines: Prize-winning and shortlisted stories from the Hope Prize

Brotherhood of St Laurence

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

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Hostages

Hostages

Oisin Fagan

In these five long stories the world breaks down in an endless cycle of hunger, desperation, violence and domination. A truly radical vision of a dysfunctional yet stubbornly hopeful world.

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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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 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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Best Summer Stories

Best Summer Stories

Aviva Tuffield

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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 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

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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 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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 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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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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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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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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 Special priceThe Arid Sky

The Arid Sky

Emiliano Monge, Thomas Bunstead

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

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The 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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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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Too 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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 Read reviewThe Fortress

The Fortress

S.A. Jones

An absorbing, confronting and moving feminist novel that asks questions about consent, power, love and fulfilment.

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Bird Cottage

Bird Cottage

Eva Meijer, Antoinette Fawcett

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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 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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Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs Bird

A J Pearce

An irresistibly funny, charming and moving debut from a sensational talent, sure to be one of the best-loved and most talked-about books of the year

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 Special priceThis Mortal Boy

This Mortal Boy

Fiona Kidman

Less than two years after sailing across the globe in search of a better life, Paddy Black stands in a prison cell awaiting trial for murder. He pulled a knife at the jukebox that night, but should his actions lead him to the...

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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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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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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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 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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 Read reviewReading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Reading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Various

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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 Special priceWe Are Not Most People

We Are Not Most People

Tracy Ryan

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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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An Ocean of Minutes

An Ocean of Minutes

Thea Lim

What would you give to recover the past? In the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife and Station Eleven, a bittersweet and unforgettable love story of a couple who are at once weeks and many years apart.

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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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All the Beautiful Girls: An Uplifting Story of Freedom, Love and Identity

All the Beautiful Girls: An Uplifting Story of Freedom, Love and Identity

Elizabeth J Church

The dazzling, powerful story of a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas - finding unexpected fortune, friendship and love.

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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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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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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: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times

Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times

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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 Read reviewLook at Me

Look at Me

Mareike Krugel, Imogen Taylor

From a multi award-winning German novelist comes this finely nuanced and disarmingly funny novel about a woman who has lost sight of who she once was.

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 Read reviewThe New Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem

Patti Smith

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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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 Special priceA Blank Canvas

A Blank Canvas

Robert Hollingworth

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 Read reviewWhat the Light Reveals

What the Light Reveals

Mick McCoy

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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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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 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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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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Summer: (Seasons Quartet 4)

Summer: (Seasons Quartet 4)

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey, Anselm Kiefer

Summer is the fourth volume of the Seasons quartet, a collection of short prose and diaries written by a father for his youngest daughter, with stunning artwork by Anselm Kiefer. I made coffee and had a smoke in the office before...

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You Belong Here: A Novel

You Belong Here: A Novel

Laurie Steed

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White Houses

White Houses

Amy Bloom

Hidden love in the White House in 1930s and 1940s America, from a master storyteller at the height of her powers.

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Snapshot

Snapshot

Brandon Sanderson

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

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A Superior Spectre

A Superior Spectre

Angela Meyer

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

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Ill Will: A Novel

Ill Will: A Novel

Dan Chaon

A psychologist is unwillingly embroiled in two spectacular unsolved murders, one past and one present, in this haunting suspense novel.

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 Read review84K

84K

Claire North

The stunning new novel from the award-winning Claire North, one of the most original voices in modern fiction

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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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Stardust and Golden

Stardust and Golden

Doug McEachern

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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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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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Stella and Margie

Stella and Margie

Glenna Thomson

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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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Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3)

Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3)

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey, Anna Bjerger

Spring is a deeply moving novel about family, our everyday lives, our joys and our struggles, beautifully illustrated by Anna Bjerger.

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The Break

The Break

Katherena Vermette

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

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Flames

Flames

Robbie Arnott

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

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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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 Special price Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

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

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The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink

Rachel Kadish

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

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 Read reviewA Shout in the Ruins

A Shout in the Ruins

Kevin Powers

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

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The Year That Changed Everything

The Year That Changed Everything

Cathy Kelly

The brilliantly heartwarming and life-affirming new novel from bestselling author Cathy Kelly.

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Hotel Silence

Hotel Silence

Augur Ava Olafsdottir, Brian Fitzgibbon

A funny, wistful and utterly beguiling novel about a man whose life is falling apart, and how he learns to put it back together

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The Hunter and Other Stories of Men

The Hunter and Other Stories of Men

David Cohen

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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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 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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Mrs.

Mrs.

Caitlin Macy

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

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Off the Record: A Novel

Off the Record: A Novel

Craig Sherborne

A satirical novel by Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisted author Craig Sherborne, Off the Record stylishly skewers tabloid journalism and male vanity.

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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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The Secrets at Ocean's Edge

The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge

Kali Napier

Every family has secrets that bind them together. A heart-rending story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over, from devastatingly talented debut author Kali Napier.

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 Read reviewThe Dictionary of Animal Languages

The Dictionary of Animal Languages

Heidi Sopinka

A thrillingly elegant yet raw evocation of a woman clawing her way to a creative life, inspired by the story of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

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

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The 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 reviewDon't Skip Out on Me

Don’t Skip Out on Me

Willy Vlautin

First novel in four years from the much-loved Willy Vlautin, of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines ... and the upcoming movie Lean on Pete.

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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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 Special price 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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Fire Sermon

Fire Sermon

Jamie Quatro

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

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 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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Relatively Famous

Relatively Famous

Roger Averill

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Census

Census

Jesse Ball

A captivating novel about free will, grief, the power of memory and the ferocity of parental love.

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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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 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

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

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The Lovers

The Lovers

Catherine Rey

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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

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

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 Read reviewThe Lebs

The Lebs

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

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

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 Read 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 Making of Martin Sparrow

The Making of Martin Sparrow

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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The Portrait of Molly Dean

Katherine Kovacic

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

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 Special price 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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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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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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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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