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Antidote to a Curse

Antidote to a Curse

James Cristina

It's the 90s. Silvio Portelli returns to Melbourne after time spent teaching in England and rents a room from the charismatic octogenarian, Nancy Triganza. Nancy is having an elaborate aviary constructed to indulge her passion for...

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Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton

An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.

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The Mars Room

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner

Through Romy - and through a cast of astonishing characters populating Mars Room - Rachel Kushner presents not just a bold and unsentimental panorama of life on the margins of contemporary America, but an excoriating attack on the...

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 Special priceThe Great Believers

The Great Believers

Rebecca Makkai

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

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The Perfume Burned His Eyes

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

Michael Imperioli

A teenager develops an unlikely friendship with Lou Reed in 1970s NYC, in a standout debut from TV/film star Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, etc.)

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Kudos

Kudos

Rachel Cusk

The award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos.

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Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

Nora Roberts

She escaped. She survived. But for how long? A gripping novel of suspense, passion and transformation from international number one bestseller Nora Roberts - the world's greatest storyteller.

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The New Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem

Patti Smith

The New Jerusalem, the new book by poet and punk legend Patti Smith. This long prose poem in the tradition of John's Revelation and the poetry of William Blake shows a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; an...

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The Cast

The Cast

Danielle Steel

The Cast is an irresistible celebration of the strength of women, finding the courage to persevere in life's drama of heartbreak and joy, by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

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 Read reviewFlorida

Florida

Lauren Groff

New York Times bestseller Lauren Groff returns with a new book as bold and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies.

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Her Pretty Face

Her Pretty Face

Robyn Harding

The bestselling author of The Party returns with a chilling new domestic drama

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Adjustment Day

Adjustment Day

Chuck Palahniuk

The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire

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How Do You Like Me Now?: The Must Read Book of 2018

How Do You Like Me Now?: The Must Read Book of 2018

Holly Bourne

The blisteringly funny, honest and fearless debut adult novel from bestselling author Holly Bourne.

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The Verdun Affair

The Verdun Affair

Nick Dybek

The Verdun Affair is a deeply moving and evocative novel about a passionate love affair and the tragedy of wartime, set during the tumultuous years of post-World War I Europe.

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Promising Young Women

Promising Young Women

Caroline O'Donoghue

Caroline O'Donoghue's debut is a gothic, darkly witty novel about sex, power, work and being a young woman in a man's world.

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Swan Song

Swan Song

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

A dazzling debut about Truman Capote, the literary icon of his age, and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans.

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Meet Me at the Museum

Meet Me at the Museum

Anne Youngson

A deep and luminous novel of self-discovery and second chances - a heartbreaking celebration of love, life and the surprises it throws at us.

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 Read review84K

84K

Claire North

The stunning new novel from the award-winning Claire North, one of the most original voices in modern fiction

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A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising

Raymond A. Villareal

From one missing body, through a viral epidemic, to a new world order - this is an epic and addictive debut from an exciting new voice.

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 Special price Read reviewReading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Reading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Bernadette Brennan

UQP celebrates 70 years of publishing the best Australian writing with a unique anthology that showcases the diversity of the Australian literary landscape.

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We Are Not Most People

We Are Not Most People

Tracy Ryan

Kurt Stocker's Swiss childhood is dominated by strict and god-fearing parents. He enters a seminary with the intent of becoming a priest and making his parents proud of him, but struggles to adapt. Leaving this vocation behind, he...

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Our Homesick Songs

Our Homesick Songs

Emma Hooper

The beautifully-told tale of a child's search for meaning through the redemptive power of music.

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Motherhood

Motherhood

Sheila Heti

A provocative novel about the desire and duty to procreate, from the author of the critically acclaimed How Should A Person Be?

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Summer: (Seasons Quartet 4)

Summer: (Seasons Quartet 4)

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey, Anselm Kiefer

Summer is the fourth volume of the Seasons quartet, a collection of short prose and diaries written by a father for his youngest daughter, with stunning artwork by Anselm Kiefer. I made coffee and had a smoke in the office before...

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Mr Peacock's Possessions: THE TIMES Book of the Month

Mr Peacock’s Possessions: THE TIMES Book of the Month

Lydia Syson

An intimate, intense, beautifully realised novel of possession, power and loss of innocence, for fans of Mister Pip and The Poisonwood Bible.

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The Map of Salt and Stars

The Map of Salt and Stars

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

For fans of The Kite Runner, a magical yet very moving story of one young Syrian girl's journey to find her way home.

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 Read reviewBluebottle

Bluebottle

Belinda Castles

With sea-salt authenticity, Belinda Castles sets the Bright family in the sprawling paradise of Bilgola Beach. But darkness is found both in the iconic setting as well as in the disturbing behaviour of one of the family.

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Shattermoon: The Long Game Book 1

Shattermoon: The Long Game Book 1

Dominic Dulley

Brilliant young space grifter Orry Kent works the space-lanes with her family - until the day she steals a pendant and runs headlong into a dark conspiracy that threatens every planet in the system.

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Only Killers and Thieves

Only Killers and Thieves

Paul Howarth

It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an...

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Us Against You: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown

Us Against You: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown

Fredrik Backman

Us Against You is the heart-wrenching story of the loyalty, friendship, and love that carried a small community through its darkest days.

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The Seventh Cross

The Seventh Cross

Anna Seghers

A brilliantly written, gripping escape novel, written while the Nazis were in power and one of the only depictions of a concentration camp to be seen in the midst of the war. The Seventh Cross was an international bestseller in...

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Last Stories

Last Stories

William Trevor

The last collection of short stories by the master storyteller William Trevor.

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The Ensemble

The Ensemble

Aja Gabel

The addictive novel about four young friends navigating a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.

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 Read reviewFelix Culpa

Felix Culpa

Jeremy Gavron

Whose stories deserve to be told? And whose words should do the telling?

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The Book Ninja

The Book Ninja

Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus

Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons

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The Outsider

The Outsider

Stephen King

A compelling and chilling suspense novel, which will delight all readers of King's bestselling Hodges Trilogy.

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Rock and Roll is Life

Rock and Roll is Life

D.J. Taylor

'Rock and Roll is Life' is the new novel from the country's leading man of letters, D. J. Taylor.

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Saint Antony in His Desert

Saint Antony in His Desert

Anthony Uhlmann

A defrocked priest, Antony Elm, has made his way into a desert outside Alice Springs, where he intends to stay for forty days and forty nights. He is undergoing a crisis of faith and has brought with him the typescript for a book...

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Less

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, Less is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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The Water Cure

The Water Cure

Sophie Mackintosh

Dreamlike and compulsive, a blazing literary debut about love, violence and survival at any cost.

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The Trick to Time

The Trick to Time

Kit de Waal

A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon.Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On...

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America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Elaine Castillo

A giant, soulful, heartbreaking debut of a Filipino family shaped and pulled apart by politics, class, sex, the need to leave and the longing to go back...

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 Read reviewA Shout in the Ruins

A Shout in the Ruins

Kevin Powers

A stunning novel about violence, power and love from the acclaimed author of The Yellow Birds.

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 Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

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The Bridge

The Bridge

Enza Gandolfo

Drawing on true events of Australia's worst industrial accident - a tragedy that still scars the city - The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even...

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Lost Empress

Lost Empress

Sergio De La Pava

A protest against America's mass incarceration, an underdog sports odyssey, and a tender portrait of lives going to seed in suburban New Jersey - the extraordinary new novel from the author of A Naked Singularity

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The Love That I Have

The Love That I Have

James Moloney

For fans of The Book Thief, a powerful and heartbreaking story set during WW2 that stays with you long after the final page is read.

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Things Bright and Beautiful

Things Bright and Beautiful

Anbara Salam

When Bea Hanlon follows her preacher husband Max to a remote island in the Pacific, she soon sees that their mission will bring anything but salvation...Advent Island is a place beyond the reaches of Bea's most fitful...

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Watermark

Watermark

Joanna Atherfold Finn

Rising and recoiling like the ocean, Watermark cracks open the coastal idyll of a quintessentially Australian seaside landscape to reveal shifting sands, fractured relationships, and innocence lost against a backdrop that is...

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 Read reviewIronbark

Ironbark

Jay Carmichael

Shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award.

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 Read reviewThe Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat

Elizabeth H. Winthrop

An unforgettable novel - a riveting, heart-wrenching story of injustice and racism in 1940s Louisiana that is as powerful and profound as it is timely.

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 Read reviewThe Female Persuasion

The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer

When Greer Kadetsky meets Faith Frank, inspirational woman, activist, and campaigner for women's rights, one snowy night at college, she is fired with energy and zest for the future.   

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Whistle in the Dark: From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Whistle in the Dark: From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Emma Healey

Four missing days. Could you cope with not knowing?

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One

One

Andrew Hutchinson

Why do we do such crazy things when we're in love?

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The Rending and the Nest

The Rending and the Nest

Kaethe Schwehn

A chilling yet redemptive post-apocalyptic debut that examines community, motherhood, faith, and the importance of telling one's own story.

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Ponti

Ponti

Sharlene Teo

Set in Singapore, and spanning fifty years, Ponti is the story of three women: sixteen-year-old Szu; her monstrous and beautiful mother, Amisa; and Circe, Szu's unlikely friend.

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One Way

One Way

S. J. Morden

A murder mystery set on the frozen red wastes of Mars.Eight astronauts. One killer. No way home.

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 Read reviewFlames

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Two siblings traverse the southern island to try to find their way back to each other in this tale about grief and love and the bonds of family.

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Nagaland

Nagaland

Ben Doherty

The diary arrived addressed to me, bearing a message:We live forever through our stories. Tell ours.And so began the author's journey into the life and legends of the Naga - a forgotten people living...

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The Making of Martin Sparrow

The Making of Martin Sparrow

Peter Cochrane

A devastating flood on the Hawkesbury almost wipes out the young colony, bringing to the surface many secrets and desires in this masterpiece of historical fiction

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 Read reviewAsymmetry

Asymmetry

Lisa Halliday

In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer.

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The Woman at 1,000 Degrees

The Woman at 1,000 Degrees

Hallgrimur Helgason, Brian FitzGibbon

A darkly comic and explosive tale of a world at war and one island girl's struggle to survive

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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

Emily O'Grady

The Yellow House is a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption

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Dead Men's Trousers

Dead Men’s Trousers

Irvine Welsh

The latest chapter in the Trainspotting story.

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Never Greener

Never Greener

Ruth Jones

An outstanding novelist makes her debut with a witty and wise story of life's second chances and the dangers of taking them. With her trademark warmth, humanity and heart, Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of looking for something...

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 Read reviewYou Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories

Curtis Sittenfeld

The title story of Curtis Sittenfeld's brilliant first collection, You Think It, I'll Say It, is about a married woman who flirts with a man she meets at parties, by playing a game where she puts into words the sharp and critical...

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Lullaby

Lullaby

Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor

They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host...

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 Read reviewHer Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. In this provocative debut, startling narratives map the...

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 Read reviewThe Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A compelling and heartbreaking tale of grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s.

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The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption from the world-renowned Nobel Laureate.

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The White Book

The White Book

Han Kang, Deborah Smith

From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian comes a stunning and uncategorisable meditation on the colour white, about light, about death, ritual and the figure in the city.

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Bohemia Beach

Bohemia Beach

Justine Ettler

Catherine Bell, a famous concert pianist, is struggling to hold on to her career in a competitive international arena that spans the classical music capitals of the world. After a disastrous show in Copenhagen, Cathy is about to...

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Lovesome

Lovesome

Sally Seltmann

An offbeat and beguiling story of finding your own happiness.

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 Read reviewThe House of Impossible Beauties

The House of Impossible Beauties

Joseph Cassara

A gritty and gorgeous debut inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning

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King of Ashes

King of Ashes

Raymond E. Feist

A new novel from internationally bestselling author Raymond E. Feist.

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 Read reviewThe Shepherd's Hut

The Shepherd’s Hut

Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut is an exquisite, brutal coming of age novel. It tells the story of Jaxie, a boy on the run from his past, and explores the way love and hate combine to form a young man's beliefs.

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Gerald Murnane: Collected Short Fiction

Gerald Murnane: Collected Short Fiction

Gerald Murnane

Definitive collection of the short fiction of an Australian master-storyteller who is in a league of his own.

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An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted.

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 Read reviewDyschronia

Dyschronia

Jennifer Mills

A wild and brilliant vision of a future Australia driven by ecological catastrophe.

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A Hero Born: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 1

A Hero Born: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 1

Jin Yong, Anna Holmwood

The most popular series by the most successful Chinese author - a cultural monument translated into English for the first time

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 Read reviewThe End of Loneliness

The End of Loneliness

Benedict Wells, Charlotte Collins

The international bestseller: A heartfelt, enriching novel about fate, loss and love

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My German Brother

My German Brother

Chico Buarque, Alison Entrekin

A poignant meditation on the recovery of personal history, literature, and what it means to have a father.

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 Special price Read reviewMacbeth

Macbeth

Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett

Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Nesbo's Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships. Get ready to helter-skelter through the...

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The Book of Joan

The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch

Internationally bestselling author Lidia Yuknavitch offers a vision of our near-extinction and a re-imagined Joan of Arc poised to save a world ravaged by war, in this genre-defying masterpiece

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Folk

Folk

Zoe Gilbert

Sinuous and unsettling, dark and magical, Folk is a breathtaking collection of stories exploring the remote, rocky island of Neverness and it's singular inhabitants. For fans of Angela Carter, Sarah Perry and Daisy Johnson

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 Read reviewFrankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Ahmed Saadawi, Jonathan Wright

A prize-winning horror novel from war-torn Iraq

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Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3)

Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3)

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey, Anna Bjerger

Spring is a deeply moving novel about family, our everyday lives, our joys and our struggles, beautifully illustrated by Anna Bjerger.

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 Read reviewLook at Me

Look at Me

Mareike Krugel, Imogen Taylor

From a multi award-winning German novelist comes this finely nuanced and disarmingly funny novel about a woman who has lost sight of who she once was.

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Hotel Silence

Hotel Silence

Augur Ava Olafsdottir, Brian Fitzgibbon

Jonas is starting to feel that life hasn't worked out the way he thought it would. Divorced and lonely, with nothing much to live for, he decides to buy a one-way ticket somewhere, anywhere, with no intention of coming back.<br...

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On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side

Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans

Another life-affirming, hilarious and heartwarming fictional diary from the world's most beloved octogenarian and international bestseller Hendrik Groen.

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About the Size of the Universe

About the Size of the Universe

Jon Kalman Stefansson, Philip Roughton

The second novel in a poetic, elemental yet modern Icelandic family saga spanning the whole of Iceland's 20th-century history, by the country's most distinguished and distinctive contemporary writer.

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The World Goes On

The World Goes On

Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet, George Szirtes, John Batki

A new work of fiction from the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.

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