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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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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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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Soul of the Border

Soul of the Border

Matteo Righetto, Howard Curtis

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

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 Special price Read reviewNine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

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

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

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

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 Read reviewBridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

Markus Zusak

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

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The 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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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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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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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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This 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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One

One

Andrew Hutchinson

Why do we do such crazy things when we're in love?

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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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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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Kate Atkinson

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

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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 Day the Sun Died

The Day the Sun Died

Yan Lianke, Carlos Rojas

A surreal and gripping new book by one of China's most renowned contemporary writers

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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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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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 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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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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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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Stardust and Golden

Stardust and Golden

Doug McEachern

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No One Is Coming to Save Us

No One Is Coming to Save Us

Stephanie Powell Watts

A riff on The Great Gatsby for Trump's America, No One is Coming to Save Us is an exciting debut novel and the first pick for Sarah Jessica Parker's new book club.

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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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Fall From Grace

Fall From Grace

Danielle Steel

You find strength when you're at your weakest...

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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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Aliens & Anorexia

Aliens & Anorexia

Chris Kraus

The searing sequel to Chris Kraus's bestselling cult classic I Love Dick.

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The 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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Always Happy Hour: Stories

Always Happy Hour: Stories

Mary Miller

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

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The 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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