Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Fiction

 Read reviewKlara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun

Kazuo Ishiguro

From the bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Never Let me Go and The Remains of the Day, a stunning new novel - his first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature - that asks, what does it mean to love?

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 Read reviewThe Imitator

The Imitator

Rebecca Starford

A powerfully insightful and luminous portrait of courage and loyalty, and the sacrifices made in their name.       

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 Read reviewA Room Called Earth

A Room Called Earth

Madeleine Ryan

A brilliant debut from a neurodivergent author that shows the magical, sensitive world of a woman on the autism spectrum.    

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 Read reviewDropbear

Dropbear

Evelyn Araluen

This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury.  

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 Read reviewA Million Things

A Million Things

Emily Spurr

Fall in love with this heart-wrenching underdog story about grief, friendship and sticking up for yourself

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 Read reviewNo One Is Talking About This

No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood

Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices...

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 Read reviewLove Objects

Love Objects

Emily Maguire

A stunning, simply told story of great compassion and insight, from the author of the Stella Prize-shortlisted An Isolated Incident.

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 Read reviewAriadne

Ariadne

Jennifer Saint

In one of the most famous Greek myths, Ariadne betrayed her father, King Minos, to help Theseus defeat the Minotaur. But Theseus in turn betrayed her. This is her story.

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The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.

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 Read reviewThe Performance

The Performance

Claire Thomas

The breakout literary sensation of 2021 from the prize-winning author of Fugitive Blue.

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Tipping

Tipping

Anna George

Light-hearted and optimistic, Tipping is a novel for our times. 

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Heartsick

Heartsick

Jessie Stephens

Based on three true stories, Heartsick is a compelling narrative nonfiction account of the many lows and occasional surprising highs of heartbreak

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 Read reviewThe Yield

The Yield

Tara June Winch

The 2020 winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Tara June Winch's The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful...

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The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Dawnie Walton

A poignant fictional oral history of a rock 'n' roll duo who shot to fame in 1970s New York, and the secret that lies at the peak of their stardom.

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 Read reviewThe Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. 

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Land of Big Numbers

Land of Big Numbers

Te-Ping Chen

A dazzling debut collection which, deftly and urgently, tells the stories of those living in the biggest and most complicated country on earth.

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 Read reviewHamnet

Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

Told in Maggie O'Farrell's unique voice, Hamnet reveals for the first time in fiction the story of heartbreaking loss which inspired Shakespeare's most celebrated play

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The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions

The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions

Kerry Greenwood

The elegant Miss Phryne Fisher returns in this scintillating collection, which features four brand-new stories.

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 Read reviewHold Your Fire

Hold Your Fire

Chloe Wilson

Dark and dangerous, brilliantly unsettling and chillingly funny, this extraordinary debut shows us what we usually deny - the uneasy truce we make with our ruthless desires and gothic fears, and how easily it can be broken....

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 Read reviewLonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Mizuki Tsujimura, Philip Gabriel

A #1 Japanese bestseller and winner of the influential Japan booksellers' award. Convenience Store Woman with a fantasy twist, exploring emotional and anxiety issues in modern-day Japan.

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A Feather on the Breath of God

A Feather on the Breath of God

Sigrid Nunez

From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of The Friend, comes this mesmerising story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.   ...

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Florence Adler Swims Forever

Florence Adler Swims Forever

Rachel Beanland

Based on a true story and told in the vein of J. Courtney Sullivan's Saints for All Occasions and Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl, Beanland's family saga is a breathtaking portrait of just how far we will go to in order to protect...

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 Read reviewWe Run the Tides

We Run the Tides

Vendela Vida

An achingly beautiful and wickedly funny story of female friendship, betrayal, and a mysterious disappearance, set in the changing landscape of San Francisco

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Sorrow and Bliss

Sorrow and Bliss

Meg Mason

Spiky, sharp, intriguingly dark and tender, full of pathos, fury and wit, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason is a dazzling, distinctive novel from a boldly talented writer. For fans of Sally Rooney, Taffy Brodesser-Akner and...

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