Summer Reading Guide: Australian fiction

 Special price Read reviewBridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

Markus Zusak

The magnificent, highly anticipated new novel from the author of the international bestseller, The Book Thief.

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The Bus on Thursday

The Bus on Thursday

Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in a devilishly funny new novel from the acclaimed filmmaker, screenwriter and author of Rush Oh!   

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 Read reviewThe Butcherbird Stories

The Butcherbird Stories

A.S. Patric

Eleven stories. Each like a matchstick struck to illuminate the darkness. Evocations of place ranging from a Bangla jungle to the deep, blue Danube to a winter beach in Melbourne excite and seduce. But what truly draws the reader...

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 Read reviewCedar Valley

Cedar Valley

Holly Throsby

From the author of the bestselling novel, Goodwood, comes a compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.  

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 Special price Read reviewThe Children's House

The Children’s House

Alice Nelson

Alice Nelson skilfully weaves together these shared stories of displacement and trauma into a beautifully told, hope-filled, outstanding novel.  

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The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Kate Morton

Kate Morton's highly acclaimed novels have sold over 11 million copies worldwide and are number one bestsellers around the world.

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 Read reviewThe Fragments

The Fragments

Toni Jordan

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love.     

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The Girl On The Page

The Girl On The Page

John Purcell

Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell.

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 Read reviewThe Helpline

The Helpline

Katherine Collette

A big-hearted comedy about what happens when being the brainiest person in the room doesn't mean things work out the way you imagined

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Hope Shines

Hope Shines

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Prize-winning and highly commended stories from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Hope Prize.

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Matryoshka

Matryoshka

Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka is a haunting and beautifully written story about the power of maternal love, and the danger of secrets passed down through generations.  

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 Special priceMonkey Grip

Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

An elegant hardback edition of the novel that launched Helen Garner's career.      

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 Special priceThe Children's Bach

The Children’s Bach

Helen Garner

A captivating and deeply personal novel from one of Australia's most respected authors.     

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 Special price Read reviewNine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? 

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 Read reviewPreservation

Preservation

Jock Serong

Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative.

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Shell

Kristina Olsson

A big, bold and hauntingly beautiful story that captures a defining moment in Australia's history.

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2028

2028

Ken Saunders

Move over Shaun Micallef ... a work of comic genius that takes the mickey out of anything and everything to do with Australian politics.

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 Special priceTwo Old Men Dying

Two Old Men Dying

Tom Keneally

In perhaps his boldest and most personal novel, Tom Keneally explores the journeys of modern Australians alongside the imagined story of ancient Learned Man whose remains were discovered in Western NSW decades ago.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Year of the Farmer

The Year of the Farmer

Rosalie Ham

A darkly satirical novel of a small country town battling the elements and one another, from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker.   

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 Read reviewBoy 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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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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 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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 Special price 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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 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 reviewToo Much Lip

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.

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The True Colour of the Sea

The True Colour of the Sea

Robert Drewe

The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia's master of the short-story genre.

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 Read reviewMan Out of Time

Man Out of Time

Stephanie Bishop

From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of The Other Side of the World comes a brilliant and provocative new novel about inheritance and self-destruction.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

Based on interviews author Heather Morris conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable tale of hope and...

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