New Australian fiction

 Special price Read reviewBodies of Men

Bodies of Men

Nigel Featherstone

A beautifully evocative tale of two men whose lives are brought together in tragedy - for lovers of books by Kevin Powers and Sebastian Barry.

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 Read reviewA Lovely and Terrible Thing

A Lovely and Terrible Thing

Chris Womersley

Bestselling and award-winning author Chris Womersley's first short fiction collection, twenty macabre and deliciously enjoyable tales linked by the trickle of water that runs through them all... 

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 Read reviewSimpson Returns

Simpson Returns

Wayne Macauley

A satirical and surreal twist on the Anzac legend of Simpson and his donkey

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Gravity is the Thing

Gravity is the Thing

Jaclyn Moriarty

The new adult novel from award-winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty-a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed story in the spirit of Maria Semple, Rainbow Rowell, and Gail Honeyman-that follows a single mother's heartfelt...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

Felicity McLean

A compulsive, note-perfect debut for fans of Sharp Objects, The Virgin Suicides and Picnic at Hanging Rock

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The True Story of Maddie Bright

The True Story of Maddie Bright

Mary-Rose MacColl

A compelling story of love and fame, motherhood and friendship set at key moments in the lives of two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century,

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The Sparkle Pages

The Sparkle Pages

Meg Bignell

A wonderfully original and heartfelt comic novel about one woman's mission to reignite the passion in her marriage - and rediscover herself.

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 Special price Read reviewInvented Lives

Invented Lives

Andrea Goldsmith

Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Artist's Portrait

The Artist’s Portrait

Julie Keys

Murderer, narcissist, sexual deviant or artistic genius and a woman before her time: Who really is Muriel Kemp?

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 Special price Read reviewA Universe of Sufficient Size

A Universe of Sufficient Size

Miriam Sved

An historical novel for readers of Heather Morris, Anna Funder and Anthony Doerr, based on the true story of five Jewish mathematicians on the eve of the Second World War.

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After She Left

After She Left

Penelope Hanley

When young Irish artist Deirdre O'Mara emigrates from the remote Blasket Islands to Sydney's The Rocks in the 1920s, she makes an indelible mark on conservative society with her surrealist art and bohemian ways. Just after the...

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Typhoon Kingdom

Typhoon Kingdom

Matthew Hooton

Based on the seventeenth-century journal of a shipwrecked Dutch sailor, and testimonies of surviving Korean 'Comfort Women,' Typhoon Kingdom is a story of war, romance, and survival that brings to life the devastating...

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 Read reviewThe Shining Wall

The Shining Wall

Melissa Ferguson

The Shining Wall is at once a frightening parable of our unjust world of haves and have-nots, a richly imagined yet thrilling story of technological control and the fight for survival, and a paean to female friendship and power.

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 Special price 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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No One

No One

John Hughes

In the ghost hours of a Monday morning a man feels a dull thud against the side of his car near the entrance to Redfern Station. He doesn't stop immediately. By the time he returns to the scene, the road is empty, but there is...

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 Special price Read reviewEight Lives

Eight Lives

Susan Hurley

A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page.

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The French Photographer

The French Photographer

Natasha Lester

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, the new novel by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress

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The Aunts' House

The Aunts' House

Elizabeth Stead

Elizabeth Stead brings her classic subversive wit and personal insight to this nostalgic portrait of wartime Sydney. In Angel Martin, she has created a singular and irrepressible character. A true original.

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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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The Chocolate Maker's Wife

The Chocolate Maker’s Wife

Karen Brooks

Australian author Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking, scrupulously researched tale set in 17th century London.

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The Tom Wills Picture Show

The Tom Wills Picture Show

Martin Flanagan

Tom Wills is the young man with at least two, and possibly four, different versions of Australian history running through his head. No-one in his time understood him. How could they? He didn't understand himself. All he knew was...

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Stone Country

Stone Country

Nicole Alexander

From nineteenth-century Adelaide and the red dirt of mid-north South Australia, to the cattle stations and buffalo plains of the far north Ross Grant's journey is one of desire, adventure and determination, to the heart of stone...

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 Read reviewThe Glad Shout

The Glad Shout

Alice Robinson

After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young daughter. Food and supplies run low, panic sets in and still no help arrives. To protect her daughter, Isobel must take...

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 Read reviewExploded View

Exploded View

Carrie Tiffany

A fearless and masterful new novel from the Stella Prize-winning author of Mateship with Birds

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 Read reviewHare's Fur

Hare’s Fur

Trevor Shearston

A jewel of a novel about an ageing potter who, out collecting rock for glazes, finds three kids living in a cave

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The Age of Discretion

The Age of Discretion

Virginia Duigan

Told with great humour and heart, the accomplished Virginia Duigan delivers a provocative and profoundly relatable story that proves living is not reserved for the young.

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 Read reviewIslands

Islands

Peggy Frew

A stunning literary novel from the author of the Stella Prize shortlisted Hope Farm.  

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 Read reviewThe Hollow Bones

The Hollow Bones

Leah Kaminsky

A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold...

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The War Artist

The War Artist

Simon Cleary

A timely and compelling novel about the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of atonement.

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Star-crossed

Star-crossed

Minnie Darke

When Justine Carmichael - Sagittarius and sceptic - bumps into her teenage crush Nick Jordan - Aquarius and true believer - it might be purely by chance. Nick, meanwhile, is a struggling actor who relies on the Star's eminent...

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The Ink Stain (The Monsarrat Series Book 4)

The Ink Stain (The Monsarrat Series Book 4)

Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Sydney to investigate corruption that may go right to the top - to the office of the governor - and threaten the colony's fundamental rights to freedom of speech.   

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The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result

Graeme Simsion

The hilarious, challenging and inspiring ending to the Rosie trilogy that will have readers cheering for joy.   

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 Special price Read reviewThe Scholar

The Scholar

Dervla McTiernan

From the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Ruin comes a compulsive new crime thriller featuring DS Cormac Reilly.   

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The Orchardist's Daughter

The Orchardist’s Daughter

Karen Viggers

Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and homeschooled on an apple orchard in southeastern Tasmania, until an unexpected event shatters her family. Eighteen months later, she and her older brother Kurt are running a small...

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The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls

Jennifer Spence

A haunting tale of love and loss that will make you think twice... 

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The Time is Now, Monica Sparrow

The Time is Now, Monica Sparrow

Matt Howard

Four isolated people. Thrown together by family and circumstance. A humorous and heart warming story of second chances and new beginnings.

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 Read reviewInto the Fire

Into the Fire

Sonia Orchard

While stocks last we have signed copies of Into the Fire available to buy online, and from our shops. Please note that signed copies are limited.A year after her best friend died in a house fire,...

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A Season On Earth

A Season On Earth

Gerald Murnane

A masterwork from Australia's greatest cult literary figure, published for the first time as the author originally intended

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Small Blessings

Small Blessings

Emily Brewin

Through the unlikeliest of friendships comes a second chance.

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 Read reviewThe Year of the Beast

The Year of the Beast

Steven Carroll

One of Australia's finest and most critically acclaimed writers returns with a powerful novel that goes back to the very beginning of the story, to bring his sweeping Glenroy series to a magnificent close.

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 Read reviewHeart of the Grass Tree

Heart of the Grass Tree

Molly Murn

Heart of the Grass Tree is an exquisite, searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history.  

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Saving You

Saving You

Charlotte Nash

Saving You is the beautiful, emotionally compelling page-turner by Charlotte Nash, bestselling Australian author of The Horseman and The Paris Wedding. If you love the stories of Jojo Moyes and Fiona McCallum you will devour this...

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The Flight of Birds

The Flight of Birds

Joshua Lobb

The Flight of Birds is a novel in twelve stories, each of them compelled by an encounter between the human and animal worlds. The birds in these stories inhabit the same space as humans, but they are also apart, gliding above us....

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Isinglass

Isinglass

Martin Edmond

He did this amazing wall painting, this mural...It was a city, a Paul Klee or a Max Ernst city, a city of the mind perhaps, or of antiquity. A dream city. It was a wonderful thing. It took a few days and nights to do, beautiful...

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Driving into the Sun

Driving into the Sun

Marcella Polain

For Orla, living in the suburbs in 1968 on the cusp of adolescence, her father is a great shining light, whose warm and powerful presence fills her world. But in the aftermath of his sudden death, Orla, her mother and her sister...

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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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Zebra: And Other Stories

Zebra: And Other Stories

Debra Adelaide

Tantalising, poignant, wry, and just a little fantastical, this subversive collection of short fiction - and one singular novella - from bestselling author Debra Adelaide reminds us what twists of fate may be lurking just beneath...

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 Read reviewFusion

Fusion

Kate Richards

A haunting, compelling first novel by the author of the award-winning Madness: A Memoir.

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The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

Rachael Johns

Mother: female parent of a child Mum: the woman who nurtures, raises and loves a child Radio host Harper Drummond lives for her career. Every day she ..

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The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

Sally Hepworth

From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new page-turner about that trickiest of relationships and what happens when it all goes wrong.  

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How to Be Second Best

How to Be Second Best

Jessica Dettmann

A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran.Going from one child to two is never all...

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