New Australian fiction

To Become a Whale

To Become a Whale

Ben Hobson

The story of a young boy who has recently lost his mother, trying to make sense of the world of men and then embarking on a breathtaking adventure of his own - a stunning literary debut in the tradition of Favel Parrett's Past the...

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Some Tests

Some Tests

Wayne Macauley

It begins with the normally healthy Beth-aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem-feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says...

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Year of the Orphan

Year of the Orphan

Daniel Findlay

‘There were a heat. Air hotter'n blud. She felt it bakin her skin as she moved. There weren't nothin certain but one thing ­- the Reckoner were coming.'Outback Australia. Hundreds of years from now. After the...

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Losing it

Losing it

Moira Burke

A powerful reflection of early 80s working-class Melbourne, Losing It is set in a time of tight jeans, blue eyeshadow and Countdown - and of risky underage sex and drugs

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Ache

Ache

Eliza Henry-Jones

The much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire - from a stunning young Australian writer, Eliza Henry Jones.A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped...

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No More Boats

No More Boats

Felicity Castagna

The new novel by Felicity Castagna, whose previous book, The Incredible Here and Now, won the 2015 Prime Minister's Award for Young Adult Fiction and was shortlisted for the CBCA and NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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This Water: Five Tales

This Water: Five Tales

Beverley Farmer

This is likely to be the last work by Beverley Farmer, one of Australia's great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women's writing, in her exploration of feminine concerns, and her use of different literary forms - novel, short...

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 Read reviewClosing Down

Closing Down

Sally Abbott

Conjuring a dark future for Australia, Closing Down gives us a glimpse into a world fractured by a financial crisis and the effects of global climate change. The inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

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Disappearing off the Face of the Earth

Disappearing off the Face of the Earth

David Cohen

Hideaway Self Storage, located just off Brisbane's M1, is in decline. But manager Ken Guy and his assistant Bruce carry on with their daily rituals even as the facility falls apart around them. Lately, however, certain tenants...

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The Lost Pages

The Lost Pages

Marija Pericic

In this inspired novel of friendship, fraud, madness and betrayal, Marija Peričić writes vividly and compellingly of an extraordinary literary rivalry.

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The Last Garden

Eva Hornung

From the author of the award-winning Dog Boy, a powerful literary work about frailty, redemption, and the healing power of animals.

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The Traitor's Girl

The Traitor’s Girl

Christine Wells

'I think I'm in danger. It's a matter of some urgency. You must please come at once.'After receiving a mysterious summons from her long-lost grandmother, Australian teacher Annabel Logan agrees to visit her...

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 Read reviewThe Hot Guy

The Hot Guy

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

Adam, a serious cinema nerd, has no idea that he is the Hot Guy - a man so ridiculously attractive there's a Facebook group dedicated to seducing him.Cate, a sports publicist who loves to crack a joke, is feeling down...

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Stars Across the Ocean

Stars Across the Ocean

Kimberley Freeman

A rich and satisfying story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded, from the author of the bestselling Lighthouse Bay and Ember...

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The Shape of Us

The Shape of Us

Lisa Ireland

Four women meet in an online weight-loss forum in this heart-warming, heart-breaking tale of women's friendship, from a new voice in the style of a next-generation Liz Byrski.

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Selling the Dream

Selling the Dream

Hugh Mackay

Bestselling author Hugh Mackay expands his fiction repertoire with this blistering satire about the advertising world.

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Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me

Claire Corbett

The pressure of my blood, the beat of my heart, is a message to you. You read each second of my body's life. But watching goes both ways. You watch us: for control, for power, for pleasure. We watch you: for survival, for fear,...

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Her Mother's Secret

Her Mother’s Secret

Natasha Lester

1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora's life. Rather than secretly making cosmetics in her father's chemist shop to sell to army nurses such as Joan, her adventurous Australian friend, Leo hopes to now...

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The Missing Pieces of Us

The Missing Pieces of Us

Fleur McDonald

Sometimes you have to resolve the past before you can face the future. The moving and heart-warming new novel from Fleur McDonald.

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The Song of Us

The Song of Us

J. D. Barrett

If Bridget Jones and Nina Proudman had a sister she would be Zoe Wylde.

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 Read reviewRubik

Rubik

Elizabeth Tan

Elena Rubik can't seem to stay dead. She persists: as a set of corneas, as a newsletter subscriber, as a member of fanfiction forums. Her best friend Jules Valentine meanwhile is unwittingly inveigled into an indie-film turned...

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See What I Have Done

Sarah Schmidt

'Eerie and compelling' Paula Hawkins - See What I Have Done is a haunting retelling of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders from a dazzling debut novelist

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 Read reviewThe Starlings

The Starlings

Vivienne Kelly

Funny, tender and savage, The Starlings is a wonderfully entertaining novel about secrets and defeat, about heroism and love, about what it might mean to lose everything.

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A Hundred Small Lessons

A Hundred Small Lessons

Ashley Hay

A lyrical novel of two mothers from different generations and how their lives converge in one hot, wet summer. From the bestselling author of The Railwayman's Wife.

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The Scent of You

The Scent of You

Maggie Alderson

Perfume blogger Polly is in crisis. Will her husband's absence break her ... or make her? A novel of perfumes, exploring life, love, loss and forgiveness - Maggie Alderson's new bestseller.

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Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria

Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria

Brian Castro

Blindness and Rage is a novel told in 34 cantos, somewhat in the manner of Pushkin's great Russian novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. Castro's hero Lucien Gracq is a townplanner from Adelaide who is writing a...

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In Two Minds: A Novel

In Two Minds: A Novel

Gordon Parker

I can more or less guarantee that you know someone for whom this book will be important and inspiring. There's a very strong chance that person will be you.' Stephen FryDr Martin Homer has a naturally sunny...

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Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies

Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies

Jackie French

When the lives of four debutantes are interrupted by WW1, they emerge as women determined to change the world.At the mysterious Miss Lily's secret 'school', young women selected from Europe's royalty and highest...

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Storyland

Storyland

Catherine McKinnon

An ambitious, remarkable and moving novel about who we are: our past, present and future, and our connection to this land.

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 Special priceDown the Hume

Down the Hume

Peter Polites

A confronting and powerful novel from an exciting new voice - for lovers of Christos Tsiolkas (Loaded) and Luke Davies (Candy).

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The Crying Place

The Crying Place

Lia Hills

A stunning literary debut that takes the reader into the mysteries and truths that lie at the heart of our country.

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Do You Love Me or What?

Do You Love Me or What?

Sue Woolfe

A brilliant collection of short stories by the bestselling, award-winning author of Leaning Towards Infinity, Painted Woman and The Secret Cure

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 Read reviewThe Restorer

The Restorer

Michael Sala

An extraordinary literary novel set in Newcastle in 1989, about the devastating fault lines that can run in families.

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 Read reviewJean Harley Was Here

Jean Harley Was Here

Heather Taylor Johnson

A woman opens her car door, knocking a passing cyclist into the path of an oncoming van. The cyclist is Jean Harley. But this is not Jean's story, nor is it the story of her death. It is the stories of the people she leaves...

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The Woolgrower's Companion

The Woolgrower’s Companion

Joy Rhoades

Set over ten tumultuous months in 1945, The Woolgrower's Companion is the gripping story of one woman's fight against all odds, and a sweeping tribute to Australia's landscape and its peoples.

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 Read reviewAn Uncertain Grace

An Uncertain Grace

Krissy Kneen

From one of Australia's most daring literary voices, An Uncertain Grace is a moving, insightful and imaginative exploration of gender and sexual politics.

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 Read reviewFrom the Wreck

From the Wreck

Jane Rawson

‘It's hard to find the right words to praise this novel. I think we need a whole new critical vocabulary to be invented. Rawson recreates a vanished historical world with utterly convincing characters as well as inhabits the...

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The Fifth Letter

The Fifth Letter

Nicola Moriarty

A lifelong friendship shared among four women is shattered when a wine-filled vacation game involving the confessions of dark secrets gives way to an anonymous rant about deeply held resentments.

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 Read reviewBarking Dogs

Barking Dogs

Rebekah Clarkson

Rebekah Clarkson has created a compelling, slow-burning portrait of a town in the midst of major change as it makes the painful transformation from rural idyll to aspirational suburbia. What looked like redemption is now profound...

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The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault

Tracy Farr

Iris's family - her ex-husband with his new wife and baby; her son, and her best friend's daughter - gather to pack up their holiday house. They are there for one last time, one last weekend, and one last party - but in the course...

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The Circle and the Equator

The Circle and the Equator

Kyra Giorgi

In the dying days of the Russian Empire, a Scottish sound recordist disappears into the Caucasus mountains; a former hero of the Algerian resistance experiments with traditional Chinese medicine; a French anatomical artist models...

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The Golden Child: A Gripping Novel About a Mother's Greatest Fear -- Raising a Bully in the Digital Age

The Golden Child: A Gripping Novel About a Mother’s Greatest Fear – Raising a Bully in the Digital Age

Wendy James

Why can't all your children be perfect? A totally absorbing novel, for readers of Liane Moriarty, Lionel Shriver and Christos Tsiolkas. Blogger Lizzy's life is buzzing, happy, normal...

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Storm and Grace

Storm and Grace

Kathryn Heyman

... she is screaming, the way he wanted, the way he promised she would ... World-famous freediver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the...

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Love, Lies and Linguine

Love, Lies and Linguine

Hilary Spiers

Hester and Harriet lead comfortable lives in a pretty cottage in an English village. Having opened their minds, home and hearts to Daria, a mysterious migrant, and her baby son Milo, the widowed sisters decide to further expand...

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The Dangers of Truffle Hunting

The Dangers of Truffle Hunting

Sunni Overend

For readers of Zoe Foster-Blake, Candace Bushnell and Gourmet Traveller, a delightful sexy story that spans the Australian wine country, the French provinces and hip bars of Melbourne.  

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Gwen: A Novel

Gwen: A Novel

Goldie Goldbloom

In 1903, the artist Gwendolen Mary John travels from London to France with her companion Dorelia. Surviving on their wits and Gwen's raw talent, the young women walk from Calais to Paris.In the new century, the world...

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Who's Afraid?

Who’s Afraid?

Maria Lewis

A fresh, new urban fantasy for fans of Darynda Jones, Patricia Briggs and Keri Arthur

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Blueberry

Blueberry

Glenna Thomson

Greer O'Reilly needs to start over. Her professional success belies private sadness and domestic overload. She's torn between her career and motherhood. Her partner of twelve years has left her. And up ahead is her new home - a...

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 Read reviewThe Trapeze Act

The Trapeze Act

Libby Angel

A vivid and vibrant debut novel about the influence of family, the magic of storytelling and a mother-daughter relationship unlike any other.

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Old Growth

Old Growth

John Kinsella

In this luminous book of new stories, John Kinsella drops us seamlessly into the worlds of men, women and children at pivotal moments in their lives.In the title story, a husband who has lost his wife plans to destroy...

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