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The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers

Rachel Kushner

The year is 1977 and Reno - so called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to...

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Who We Were

Who We Were

Lucy Neave

Melbourne, 1938. Annabel's dream is to be a scientist. Falling in love is not part of her plan. But when she meets Bill Whitten she knows instantly that they are destined for each other. She has to wait for him to come back from...

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Just-a-girl

Just-a-girl

Kirsten Krauth

Layla is only 14. As she sits in bed with a laptop, her mother Margot sleeps in the next room. But what separates them is more than just a wall. just_a_girl tears into the fabric of contemporary...

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 Read reviewNow Showing

Now Showing

Ron Elliott

Brimming with cinematic references, Now Showing is best consumed with a tub of hot popcorn. For the price of two movie tickets, screenwriter Ron Elliott's criminally good mini novels bring cinema's best known...

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The Son

The Son

Philipp Meyer

From the author of the highly acclaimed American Rust comes his eagerly awaited second novel, an extraordinary multi-generational Texan epic

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 Read reviewViennese Romance: a novel

Viennese Romance: a novel

David Vogel, Dalya Bilu

Michael Rost, an 18-year-old Jewish youth hungry for experience, comes to Vienna and forms passing relationships with everyone who crosses his path: whores, revolutionaries, paupers, army officers, and rich men who frequent...

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 Read reviewA Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

Jane Rawson

A meditation on happiness - where and in what place and with who we can find our centre, a perceptive vision of where our world is headed, and a testament to the power of memory and imagination, this is the best of novels: both...

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 Read reviewBig Brother

Big Brother

Lionel Shriver

When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn't recognize him. In the years since they've seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Big...

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 Special priceBurial Rites

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent

Based on a true story, Burial Rites is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we're told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's...

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 Read reviewElemental

Elemental

Amanda Curtin

Nearing the end of her life, Meggie Tulloch takes up her pen to write a story for her granddaughter, Laura. It begins in the first years of the twentieth century, in a place where howling winds spin salt and sleet sucked up from...

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The Infatuations

The Infatuations

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren't there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when...

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 Read reviewThe Memory Trap

The Memory Trap

Andrea Goldsmith

A novel about memory, music, friendship, family rifts and reconciliation, this is an intelligent, compelling read set in Melbourne.

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 Read reviewThe Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

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 Read reviewThe Woman Upstairs

The Woman Upstairs

Claire Messud

Nora Eldridge has always been a good girl: a good daughter, colleague, friend, employee. She teaches at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the children and the parents adore her; but her real passion is her...

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The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

At a tender age, Pak Jun Do, is plucked from his orphanage of Long Tomorrows to be trained as a tunnel assassin, kidnapper and spy. How far can Jun Do go before he, too, is sent to the paradise beach of eternal retirement?

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 Read reviewGood On Paper

Good On Paper

Andrew Morgan

Somewhere out there, among the wounded egos and frustrated ambitions, among the mangled manuscripts, murky motives and missed deadlines - the great Australian novel is waiting to be discovered. When the infamous Josh Henry...

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 Read reviewA World of Other People

A World of Other People

Steven Carroll

Set in 1941 during the Blitz, A World of Other People traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright Englishwoman finding her voice as a writer.

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 Read reviewLetters to the End of Love

Letters to the End of Love

Yvette Walker

Three stories, three secrets, three marriages.

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 Read reviewSteeplechase

Steeplechase

Krissy Kneen

I force myself to take the phone away from my ear and search for the last incoming call. I store the number under one word, 'sister'. I know I should have used her name but it is all I can think of in this moment. Sister. My...

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The Childhood of Jesus

The Childhood of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus is not like any other novel you have read. This beautiful and surprising fable is about childhood, about destiny, about being an outsider. It is a novel about the riddle of experience itself.

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Sweet Damage

Sweet Damage

Rebecca James

An intense psychological drama about love, friendship and betrayal from the author of Beautiful Malice .

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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has given up on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Melina Marchetta

Everybody who is anybody is seen at Jay Gatsby's glittering Long Island parties. Yet Gatsby himself is reserved, unknowable. He seems always to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. When he finally draws the...

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 Special price Read reviewHarvest

Harvest

Jim Crace

Timeless yet singular, mythical yet deeply personal, this novel is about one man and his unnamed village that speaks for a way of life lost for ever. It evokes the tragedy of land pillaged and communities scattered, as England's...

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The Great Gatsby FTI

The Great Gatsby FTI

F. Scott Fitzgerald

This competitively priced edition includes a fascinating selection of historical documents on the cultural context of the Jazz Age.

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The Fine Colour of Rust

The Fine Colour of Rust

Paddy O'Reilly

If you loved A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, you'll love The Fine Colour of Rust.

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 Read reviewCat & Fiddle: a novel

Cat & Fiddle: a novel

Lesley Jorgensen

Cat & Fiddle centres on two families whose lives become intertwined at the country estate of Bourne Abbey in rural Wiltshire. While Dr Choudhury is busy advising Henry Bourne on the restoration of the abbey to its former glory,...

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 Read reviewThe Secret Lives Of Men

The Secret Lives Of Men

Georgia Blain

In these haunting stories, Georgia Blain explores human nature in all its richness: our motivations, our desires and our shortcomings. The men in these tales frequently linger at the edges - their longings & failures exerting a...

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams...

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 Read reviewWe are not the Same Anymore

We are not the Same Anymore

Chris Somerville

A man turns up at his daughter's birthday party with a goldfish in an ice-cream container. On the way to collect firewood, a woman and her teenaged neighbour crash in a snowstorm. An unwilling son helps his sister and father put...

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 Read reviewSufficient Grace

Sufficient Grace

Amy Espeseth

Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Failing, Wisconsin, part of a community of Pentecostal fundamentalists. While their families perceive constant danger in the outside world, they are blind to the destruction and devastation...

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The Midnight Dress

The Midnight Dress

Karen Foxlee

When a teenage girl disappears, a small town is awash with rumours: everyone is talking about the dress she wore, a midnight-blue dress made from the remnants of other dresses, a dress of stories ...

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The Fall of the Stone City

The Fall of the Stone City

Ismail Kadare

In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokaster, Albania. It is the first step in a carefully planned invasion. But once at the mouth of the city, the troops are taken aback by a surprising act of...

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 Special priceThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The second instalment of the bestselling The Passage Trilogy

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 Read reviewLike a House on Fire

Like a House on Fire

Cate Kennedy

From prizewinning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimedDark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices and...

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book 1 of the Fifty Shades trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book 1 of the Fifty Shades trilogy

E. L. James

MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDEWhen literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating.As they embark on a passionate love...

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 Read reviewThe Amber Amulet

The Amber Amulet

Craig Silvey

You're in safe hands - the Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A charming story from the bestselling author of Jasper Jones.

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 Read reviewIn Red

In Red

Magdalena Tulli, Bill Johnston

In Tulli's second novel, set in a mythical fourth partition of Poland, the world is unreal yet strangely familiar.

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 Read reviewA Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki

This is the simple story of a girl, her great-grandmother & the novelist who becomes enthralled with their tale. A simple story drawing from the deep currents of our times, from quantum physics, Japanese ghost tales, suicide...

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Love is a Canoe

Love is a Canoe

Ben Schrank

Love Is a Canoe is a smart, funny and romantic novel about the fragility of love and marriage. Peter Herman is something of a folk hero. Marriage Is a Canoe , his decades-old guide to love and relationships, won the hearts of...

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 Read reviewMy Hundred Lovers

My Hundred Lovers

Susan Johnson

Lyrical and enigmatic, sensual and elegiac, My Hundred Lovers tells the history of one woman through her sensual and sexual experiences and relationships. A woman, on the eve of her sixtieth birthday, looks back on her story of...

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Ways of Going Home

Ways of Going Home

Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell

A heartbreaking novel from a rising star of Latin America literature, and one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists.

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Revenge

Revenge

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

In the tradition of classical Japanese poetic collections, the stories in this title are linked through recurring images and motifs, as each story follows on from the one before while simultaneously introducing new characters and...

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 Read reviewMullumbimby

Mullumbimby

Melissa Lucashenko

A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare from one of Australia's most admired Indigenous voices. When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping...

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 Read reviewFishing for Tigers

Fishing for Tigers

Emily Maguire

Six years ago, Mischa Reese left her abusive husband and suffocating life in California and reinvented herself in steamy, chaotic Hanoi. In Vietnam, she finds satisfying work and enjoys a life of relative luxury and personal...

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time

A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson

For twenty years The Wheel of Time has enthralled more than forty million readers in over thirty-two languages. A Memory of Light brings this majestic fantasy creation to its richly satisfying conclusion.

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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel

From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time Magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, comes the poignant and hilarious graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel.

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The Drinker

The Drinker

Hans Fallada

Written by Hans Fallada in a notebook while he was incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum. Discovered after his death, it tells the tale -- often fierce, often poignant, often even extremely funny -- of a small businessman losing...

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 Read reviewMay We be Forgiven

May We be Forgiven

A. M. Homes

The dark and dazzling new novel from the author of the major bestseller This Book Will Save Your Life

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 Read reviewThe Voyage

The Voyage

Murray Bail

Frank Delage, piano manufacturer from Sydney, travels to Vienna, a city immersed in music, to present the Delage concert grand. He hopes to impress with its technical precision, its improvement on the old pianos of Europe. How...

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All The Way

All The Way

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

Solange wants to have sex. Will it be with one of the boys at school? The exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She'd like to see more of her...

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple

An irresistibly funny, brilliantly original coming-of-age novel

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Emerald City and Other Stories

Emerald City and Other Stories

Jennifer Egan

From the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

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Penelope

Penelope

Rebecca Harrington

When an incoming freshman steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother. But no amount of coaching will prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school. Gloriously skewering the social...

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Pure

Pure

Andrew Miller

The author of the prize-winning, hugely acclaimed Ingenius Pain returns to the 18th century with an enthralling tale set in pre-revolutionary Paris.

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A Golden Age

A Golden Age

Tahmima Anam

East Pakistan, 1971, a country on the brink of war and a family that is about to change for ever. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her children in her rose-filled garden. Beyond the garden walls the city buzzes with excitement...

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We Bought a Zoo (Film Tie-in): The Amazing True Story of a Broken-Down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever

We Bought a Zoo (Film Tie-in): The Amazing True Story of a Broken-Down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever

Benjamin Mee

A film tie-in edition to 20th Century Fox's film adaptation of the heart-warming international bestseller starring Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winning director Cameron Crowe.

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 Special priceSafe as Houses

Safe as Houses

Marie-Helene Bertino

The stories of Safe as Houses are magical and original and help answer such universal and existential questions as: How far will we go to stay loyal to our friends? Can we love a man even though he is inches shorter than our...

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The House of Rumour

The House of Rumour

Jake Arnott

From the author of the cult hit The Long Firm, a mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space.

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 Read reviewNew Finnish Grammar

New Finnish Grammar

Diego Marani, Judith Landry

One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. With nothing to identify him, and having lost his memory and language, he is a mystery to the crew of the German ship that rescues him.

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 Read reviewThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Ayana Mathis

Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and...

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The Polish Boxer

The Polish Boxer

Eduardo Halfon, Thomas Bunstead, Lisa Dillman, Daniel Hahn, Anne McLean

The English-language debut of a major Latin American writer.

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 Read reviewPilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Jacinta Halloran

At forty-nine, Celeste has left behind the religion of her childhood, but her mother, Patricia, remains a devout Catholic. When Patricia is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Celeste reluctantly agrees to accompany her mother and...

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The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

Don DeLillo

The stories here, collected from all five decades of DeLillo's career, show an acknowledged master of the novel in complete command of the short form.

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How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid

A tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods:...

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 Read reviewThe Rainbow Troops

The Rainbow Troops

Andrea Hirata

On Indonesia's Belitong Island--impoverished and tyrannized by tin-mining interests--a wily group of schoolchildren fight for their right to education --

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Stone Arabia

Stone Arabia

Dana Spiotta

Stone Arabia, Dana Spiotta's moving and intrepid third novel, is about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create - in isolation, at the margins of our winner-take-all culture.

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Zone One

Zone One

Colson Whitehead

A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding civilisation under orders from...

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Tenth of December: Stories

Tenth of December: Stories

George Saunders

One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection...

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The Cartographer

The Cartographer

Peter Twohig

Set in Melbourne in the 1950s, a 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house.

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The Age of Doubt

The Age of Doubt

Andrea Camilleri, Mr Stephen Sartarelli

A corpse is found on a boat--poisoned--and two boats are still in port. Sailors from all over the Mediterranean are questioned; something mysterious occurred aboard a luxury yacht--and the only thing that is clear is that the...

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 Read reviewThe Detour

The Detour

Gerbrand Bakker

A Dutch woman rents a remote farm in rural Wales. She says her name is Emilie. She is a lecturer doing some research, and sets about making the farmhouse more homely. When she arrives there are ten geese living in the garden but...

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 Read reviewWelcome To Normal

Welcome To Normal

Nick Earls

This collection of stories showcase the calibre and versatility of Nick Earls at his perceptive best. An Australian wine - maker tries to crack the Taiwanese market. Two holiday - makers in Spain decide to tell a lie about each...

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 Read reviewThe Spinoza Problem: A Novel

The Spinoza Problem: A Novel

Irvin D. Yalom

When Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster's office for anti-Semitic remarks he is forced, as punishment, to memorize selected passages from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe. Rosenberg is stunned to discover...

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Harland's Half Acre

Harland’s Half Acre

David Malouf

From his poverty-stricken upbringing on a farm in Queensland, Frank Harland nurtures his artistic genius until the time comes when he can take possession of his dreams. Inextricably tangled with Frank is Phil Vernon, the only...

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 Read reviewThe Red Book

The Red Book

Deborah Copaken Kogan

Clover, Addison, Mia and Jane were college roommates until their graduation in 1989. Now, 20 years later, their lives are in free fall. The four friends have kept up with one another via the red book, a class report published...

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 Read reviewThe Chemistry Of Tears

The Chemistry Of Tears

Peter Carey

The long affair had been kept secret from their colleagues at London's Swinburne Museum and now she must grieve in private. Or almost. In an act of compassion, the head of her department gives Catherine a very particular...

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Lionel Asbo: State of England

Lionel Asbo: State of England

Martin Amis

Lionel Asbo - a violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won GBP139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery. This is not necessarily good news...

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 Read reviewTwo Brothers

Two Brothers

Ben Elton

Berlin 1920. Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits...

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 Read reviewThe Rest is Weight

The Rest is Weight

Jennifer Mills

The award-winning stories in The Rest is Weight reflect Mills' years in Central Australia, as well as her travels to Mexico, Russia and China. The collection displays a confident diversity of narrative voices and a brevity in...

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The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary

Colm Toibin

All my life I have loved the Sabbath. So begins Colm Toibin's devastating novella The Testament of Mary

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 Read reviewThe Snow Child: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

The Snow Child: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears...

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In the Kingdom of Men

In the Kingdom of Men

Kim Barnes

Imagine the period glamour, sexual inequality and daytime drinking of Mad Men set in a country where women aren't allowed to look at men and alcohol is illegal.When Mason takes a job at the Arabian American Oil company in Saudi...

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The Vanishers

The Vanishers

Heidi Julavits

From the acclaimed novelist and editor of The Believer comes a wildly imaginative and emotionally intense novel about mothers, daughters, and the psychic damage women can inflict on one another.

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 Read reviewDrowned

Drowned

Therese Bohman, Marlaine Delargy

Set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, this novel creates an atmosphere of foreboding when a single young woman visits her older sister, who is married to a writer as charismatic as he is violent.

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Destiny

Destiny

Louise Bagshawe

Glamour, ambition, love and sex. It's all here in the page-turning bestsellers by Louise Bagshawe

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 Read reviewThe Invisible Circus

The Invisible Circus

Jennifer Egan

From the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

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 Read reviewAlif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen

G. Willow Wilson

'Driven by a hot ionic charge between higher math and Arabian myth, G. Willow Wilson conjures up a tale of literary enchantment, political change, and religious mystery.

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 Read reviewAstray

Astray

Emma Donoghue

`Emma Donoghue writes books that are unlike anything I have ever seen before, and Astray is no exception. There is such a deep and compassionate imagination at work in every story in this collection that Astray feels almost like...

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 Read reviewSuddenly A Knock On The Door

Suddenly A Knock On The Door

Etgar Keret

Presents tales that feature characters as: a man who barges into a writer's house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from the real world; and, a pathological liar who...

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 Read reviewThe Hunger Angel

The Hunger Angel

Herta Muller, Peter Boehm

The new novel from the Nobel Prize winner, author of The Land of Green Plums, a brutal, brilliant story of survival and testimony from a young Romanian-German deported to the Soviet Gulag at the end of the Second World War.

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The Sound of Things Falling

The Sound of Things Falling

Juan Gabriel Vasquez

The dark, brilliant new novel by the author of The Informers and The Secret History of Costaguana.

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The People of Forever are not Afraid

The People of Forever are not Afraid

Shani Boianjiu

Lea, Avishag and Yael are school friends in a small town in northern Israel. and Avishag's days are spent guarding the Egyptian border, catching smugglers and watching Sudanese refugees throw themselves on the barbed wire fence.

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 Read reviewThe Guilty One: Voted the Richard & Judy favourite by its readers

The Guilty One: Voted the Richard & Judy favourite by its readers

Lisa Ballantyne

A little boy is found dead in a children's playground. Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an 11-year-old accused of murder. As he plunges into the muddy...

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Dare Me

Dare Me

Megan E. Abbott

Written by the author of The End of Everything , this novel is about the allure of adulthood and the dark heart of adolescence: the fierce bonds between girls, their bitter rivalries, and their power to transform one another.

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Sunscreen And Lipstick

Sunscreen And Lipstick

Liz Byrski

Stories about women in time for Christmas and the summer holidays. From the mad excitement of first love to the grief of losing a parent, this is a summer collection about mums, daughters, wives and girlfriends from some of...

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 Special priceThe Wind through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

The Wind through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

Stephen King

For readers coming to the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for the first time - and for its legion of dedicated fans - a fabulous new book about Roland's first quest and a perfect introduction to the series.

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The Patchwork Marriage

The Patchwork Marriage

Jane Green

When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loved but also the chance to be a mother, to his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this opportunity at motherhood as a precious gift. If...

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Bright's Passage

Bright’s Passage

Josh Ritter

Henry Bright has newly returned to West Virginia from the battlefields of the First World War. Grief-struck by the death of his young wife and unsure of how to care for the infant son she left behind, Bright is soon confronted by...

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Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner

Elizabeth Haynes

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous -- Lee seems almost too good to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn...

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When The Devil Drives

When The Devil Drives

Chris Brookmyre

The much anticipated follow up to Where the Bodies are Buried - the hugely successful new crime series from Chris Brookmyre

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Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion: A Novel

Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion: A Novel

Janet Mullany

Witty, smart, and sharp as a stake....Tongue in cheek, a bit naughty, and unputdownable, Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion has a brilliance that Ms.

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The Late Walter Benjamin

The Late Walter Benjamin

John Schad

Explores the life and thought of Walter Benjamin, imaginatively examining its implications in the political context of a post-War London estate. This title explores the emergence of Benjamin's thinking from a politicised Jewish...

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This is Life

This is Life

Dan Rhodes

Amelie meets Knocked Up in a comic tour-de-force

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Truth Like the Sun

Truth Like the Sun

Jim Lynch

From the Richard & Judy-picked, internationally bestselling author of The Highest Tide comes a hugely entertaining political novel set in Seattle in the 1960s and the present day

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Habits of the House

Habits of the House

Fay Weldon

A pitch-perfect story of life above and below stairs and an elegy to the last days of aristocracy and Empire.

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Talulla Rising:The Last Werewolf Trilogy II

Talulla Rising:The Last Werewolf Trilogy II

Glen Duncan

Duncan's riveting sequel to The Last Werewolf, featuring sublime heroine Talulla Demetriou, who must battle WOCOP, religious fanatics, and the oldest living vampire.

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Dark Diversions: A Traveller's Tale

Dark Diversions: A Traveller’s Tale

John Ralston Saul

In this black comedy, Saul's narrator takes readers from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti in the 1980s and 1990s. But as he becomes further enmeshed in these worlds, his outsider status grows more ambiguous: Is he a...

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The Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Written in 1989 and found among Bolano's papers after his death, The Third Reich is a stunning exploration of memory and violence. This visceral novel shows a world-class writer coming into his own--and exploring for the first...

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The Cove

The Cove

Ron Rash

This atmospheric novel set in Appalachia during World War I, is both beautiful and dark, full of love, betrayal and fear. Siblings Laurel and Hank Shelton live in the cove, fruitless farmland nestled in perpetual shadow, land...

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Galore

Galore

Michael Crummey

After a whale beaches itself on the shore of the remote coastal town of Paradise Deep, the last thing any of the townspeople expect to find inside it is a man, remarkably alive. The discovery of this mysterious person, soon...

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 Read reviewLet The Old Dreams Die

Let The Old Dreams Die

John Ajvide Lindqvist

A new collection of short stories from the Swedish master of the macabre, featuring a brief sequel to Let the Right One In . Customs officer Tina can smell a smuggler's guilt. Josef has a close encounter with Death-and discovers...

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It's Fine By Me

It’s Fine By Me

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country.

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Marilyn's Last Sessions

Marilyn’s Last Sessions

Michel Schneider, Will Hobson

This prize-winning novel about Marilyn Monroe's last days blends psychoanalysis and film noir in a riveting tragedy

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What Remains

What Remains

Denise Leith

'Before you fall in love, or find a dear friend, you should know: this is the day I will meet someone whose memory will touch my heart and change my world forever.

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Miles Off Course

Miles Off Course

Sulari Gentill

In early 1933, Rowland Sinclair and his companions are ensconced in the superlative luxury of the Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath, where trouble seems distant indeed. When Harry Simpson vanishes, croquet and pre dinner cocktails are...

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 Read reviewTriburbia

Triburbia

Karl Taro Greenfeld (Author)

Bold, brave and darkly funny, Triburbia explores the experience of fatherhood in the modern world.

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Closer to Stone

Closer to Stone

Simon Cleary

See the dots, boy. Can you see them? They're not even towns, most of them. They're settlements, handfuls of human beings huddled together in the sand. Know this about your brother: he went out into that desert and he did not come...

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 Read reviewBlasphemy: New And Selected Stories

Blasphemy: New And Selected Stories

Sherman Alexie

A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in his newest collection, Blasphemy, where he unites fifteen...

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 Read reviewForecast: Turbulence

Forecast: Turbulence

Janette Turner Hospital

FORECAST TURBULENCE is a breathtaking and exquisitely lyrical collection of nine short stories and one memoir piece from internationally acclaimed Australian author Janette Turner Hospital. Featuring a compelling and enigmatic...

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Various Positions

Various Positions

Martha Schabas

In Martha Schabas's extraordinary debut novel we encounter the beauty and brutality of professional dancing. Trapped between the confusing world of her friends and her dysfunctional family, Georgia is only at ease when dancing....

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The Confidant

The Confidant

Helene Gremillon, Alison Anderson

Sifting through letters of condolence after her mother's death, Camille discovers a strange missive. Alternating Camille's story with a series of mysterious letters, Gremillon transports us to Paris, 1939 to tell a powerful story...

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 Read reviewSilver

Silver

Andrew Motion

July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Young Jim spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries, running errands for his father and listening to...

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Frauke Scheunemann, Shelley Frisch

THE IRRESISTIBLE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: A STORY OF LOVE, LIFE, AND THE BEST FRIEND A GIRL COULD EVER HAVE...

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No Sex in the City

No Sex in the City

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Twenty-eight-year old Esma has a Masters in human resources management, her own investment property, is well-travelled, has excellent taste in music, watches the ABC news, has The Guardian saved as an application on her iPhone,...

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 Read reviewMemory Of Salt

Memory Of Salt

Alis father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Alis mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels...

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

On his one-hundredth birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure. The international bestselling phenomenon by Swedish sensation Jonas Jonasson.

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 Read reviewDirt

Dirt

David Vann

The year is 1985 and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento, California. He yearns for transformation. But he's powerless to...

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We the Animals

We the Animals

Justin Torres

A spellbinding debut novel - luminous, lyrical but muscular prose about the fierce passions and hurts of familial love.

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 Read reviewThe Cat's Table

The Cat’s Table

Michael Ondaatje

At mealtimes he is seated at the lowly 'cat's table' - as far from the Captain's table as can be - with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin.

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The Chaperone

The Chaperone

Laura Moriarty

A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both.

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