Indie Awards Shortlisted Books 2012

 Read reviewCaleb's Crossing

Caleb’s Crossing

Geraldine Brooks

In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Brooks creates a luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and...

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 Read reviewFive Bells

Five Bells

Gail Jones

On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the glorious surroundings and the play of light on...

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Worse Things Happen at Sea: Tales of Life, Love, Family and the Everyday Beauty in Between

Worse Things Happen at Sea: Tales of Life, Love, Family and the Everyday Beauty in Between

William McInnes, Sarah Watt

In William's first book A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty. WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA will do the same for family life in 2000s; written in a way that many...

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After Words: The post-Prime Ministerial speeches

After Words: The post-Prime Ministerial speeches

Paul Keating

A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating.

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 Read reviewBetty Churchers Notebooks

Betty Churchers Notebooks

Betty Churcher

In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches...

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The Little Refugee

The Little Refugee

Anh Do, Suzanne Do, Bruce Whatley

The Little Refugee tells of one family's survival against the odds, and the transforming power of hope.

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 Read reviewThe Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1

Andrew McGahan

From the award-winning author of Praise and The White Earth comes a magnificent young adult series about destiny and desire, set in a brilliantly realised fantasy world.

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 Read reviewThe 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse. Two new characters - Andy and Terry - live here, make books together, and have a series of completely nutty adventures. Because: ANYTHING can happen in a...

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 Read reviewWatercolours

Watercolours

Adrienne Ferreira

Eleven-year-old Novi just wants to blend in - not easy when you're named after a silkworm and have the most eccentric family in town. Young teacher Dom Best is new in town and must overcome his lack of confidence to support Novi's...

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