MWF books 2019

 Read reviewIt Sounded Better In My Head

It Sounded Better In My Head

Nina Kenwood

From a debut Melbourne writer comes the big-hearted romantic comedy of the year, an addictive and joyful celebration of the awkward teen in all of us.

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 Read reviewMeet Me at the Intersection

Meet Me at the Intersection

Rebecca Lim, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen...

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Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Michael Earp, Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G. Coleman, Benjamin Law, Christos Tsiolkas

A ground-breaking collection of YA short stories by 12 of Australia's finest writers from the LGBTQIA+ community. What does it mean to be queer? 

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 Read reviewGrowing Up African in Australia

Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf

Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African...

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs

A Dream About Lightning Bugs

Ben Folds

From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs.

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 Read reviewFrench Exit

French Exit

Patrick deWitt

Brimming with pathos, warmth and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind tragedy of manners, a riotous send-up of high society and a moving story of mothers and sons.  

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An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

The stunning and heart-breaking New York Times bestseller

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 Read reviewSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon,...

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Texts from Jane Eyre

Texts from Jane Eyre

Daniel Mallory Ortberg

What if the greatest characters in literary history all carried around smartphones and typed out messages to each other? From the passive-aggressive to the clever, the strange, and the downright inappropriate, magnificent Mallory...

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 Read reviewValentine

Valentine

Jodi McAlister

Valentine is the first in a page-turning young adult series featuring Pearl and Finn, from explosive new talent Jodi McAlister.

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 Read reviewIronheart

Ironheart

Jodi McAlister

Ironheart is the second page-turning book in Jodi McAlister's thrilling Valentine series.

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 Read reviewMisrule

Misrule

Jodi McAlister

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The Merry Spinster

The Merry Spinster

Daniel Mallory Ortberg

A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales.

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 Read reviewIris And The Tiger

Iris And The Tiger

Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune - and her sprawling estate - to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de...

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Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Val McDermid

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.

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 Read reviewThis Is Shyness

This Is Shyness

Leanne Hall

In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the...

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 Read reviewQueen Of The Night

Queen Of The Night

Leanne Hall

The sequel to the 2009 Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness is about the difficulty of recreating the past--about how the Darkness no longer sets Wolfboy and Wildgirl free

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 Read reviewWitches: What Women Do Together

Witches: What Women Do Together

Sam George-Allen

An exploration of the work women do together.   

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 Read reviewThe Slap

The Slap

Christos Tsiolkas

A novel about the relationships between children and adults, and the new Australian multicultural middle-class. From the controversial cult author of 'Loaded' and 'Dead Europe'.

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Girl in a Band

Girl in a Band

Kim Gordon

In Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. Filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a remarkable life, Girl in a Band is a moving,...

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 Read reviewWhen Michael Met Mina

When Michael Met Mina

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Michael has always believed that everything in life is black and white. But that was before he met Mina.

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On the Other Side of Freedom

On the Other Side of Freedom

DeRay Mckesson

Our work needs no more martyrs. You can fight these fights and live.

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 Special price Read reviewSand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

Tyson Yunkaporta

What happens when global systems are viewed from an Indigenous perspective? How does it affect the way we see history, money, power and learning? Could it change the world?

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Dark Emu (New Edition)

Dark Emu (New Edition)

Bruce Pascoe

Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers

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 Read reviewThe Place on Dalhousie

The Place on Dalhousie

Melina Marchetta

From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this perfectly crafted novel about families, relationships and the true nature of belonging.

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 Read reviewA Constant Hum

A Constant Hum

Alice Bishop

A young and exciting new literary voice, emerging from one of Australia's worst natural disasters

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 Read reviewNatural Born Loser

Natural Born Loser

Oliver Phommavanh

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Slow Down, World

Slow Down, World

Tai Snaith

A stunning new picture book from Melbourne writer and artist Tai Snaith.

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Con-nerd

Con-nerd

Oliver Phommavanh

Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Only a nerd goes to tutoring classes on weekend and in school holidays! I'm supposed to become a doctor but I have this...

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 Read reviewDon't Follow Vee

Don’t Follow Vee

Oliver Phommavanh

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 Read reviewFashionista

Fashionista

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A beautiful new picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke -- all about the power of expressing yourself.

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 Read reviewA 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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 Read reviewCall Me Evie

Call Me Evie

J.P. Pomare

An incredible literary thriller for readers of bestsellers such as Gone Girl, Before I Go to Sleep and Girl on the Train from an exciting new Australian voice.   

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Atticus Van Tasticus

Atticus Van Tasticus

Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King

A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and whacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.

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The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt

Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, deWitt's dazzlingly original second novel is a darkly funny, offbeat western about a reluctant assassin and his murderous brother.

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 Read reviewCicada

Cicada

Shaun Tan

The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

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Looking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school.

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Ablutions

Ablutions

Patrick deWitt

From the author of the Booker shortlisted Sisters Brothers - a dark, boozy and hilarious tale from the LA underworld.

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 Read reviewThe Family Hour in Australia

The Family Hour in Australia

Tai Snaith

Local artist Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, a quirky sense of humour, references to mid-century modern design and curious,...

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 Read reviewYou Might Find Yourself

You Might Find Yourself

Tai Snaith

A delightful picture book that celebrates empathy, compassion and the power of the imagination.

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Undermajordomo Minor

Undermajordomo Minor

Patrick deWitt

Undermajordomo Minor is the raucous, poignant and spectacularly enjoyable new novel by the author of Man Booker Prize shortlisted The Sisters Brothers

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 Read reviewLove, Simon

Love, Simon

Becky Albertalli

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon,...

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 Read reviewWhat I Like About Me

What I Like About Me

Jenna Guillaume

Maisie Martin is a clever, shy, funny, confused 16-year-old. She's ready for the summer of her life. Until everything starts going wrong...

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Ironheart Vol. 1: Those With Courage

Ironheart Vol. 1: Those With Courage

Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda

Riri Williams, the armored hero called Ironheart who took the comics world by storm, takes center stage! 

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 Read reviewThe Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child

Christian White

A little girl went missing years ago. That child is you. A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller that won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award, previously won by THE DRY and THE ROSIE...

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 Read reviewWimmera

Wimmera

Mark Brandi

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 Special priceHow the Dead Speak

How the Dead Speak

Val McDermid

The next heart-pounding thriller from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid

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 Read reviewThe Rip

The Rip

Mark Brandi

An urban crime novel that slowly and masterfully hooks you in... then shocks with the horrific crime and the dread that the characters you care about aren't going to make it out alive.   

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Women, Equality, Power

Women, Equality, Power

Helen Clark

'Helen Clark has reshaped our views on women and politics and the right of women to take up the mantle of political leadership.' PROFESSOR JENNIFER CURTIN, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

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