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Seance Tea Party

Seance Tea Party

Reimena Yee

Lora wants to stay a kid forever, and she'll do anything to make that happen . . . including befriending Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house. A middle-grade graphic novel about growing up that's perfect for fans of Ghosts and...

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 Read reviewA Great Hope

A Great Hope

Jessica Stanley

John Clare was a titan in Australian politics. The head of a powerful union, he had long been tipped as a future leader himself. But now John has fallen, brutally, to his death. A terrible accident - or was it? This is a novel for...

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 Read reviewWake

Wake

Shelley Burr

What really happened to young Evie McCreery? A searing debut crime novel where the grief and guilt surrounding an unsolved disappearance still haunt a small farming community . . . and will ultimately lead to a reckoning

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

Holly Black

A dark jewel of a book . intoxicating - Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of CrowsOf course I want to be like them.

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 Read reviewThe Most Important Job in the World

The Most Important Job in the World

Gina Rushton

A powerful, compelling and forensic analysis of the role of motherhood in society today, and the competing forces that draw us towards and away from it.

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Seven Days In The Art World

Seven Days In The Art World

Sarah Thornton

A riveting tour through the international art market, conducted by a smart, funny industry insider.

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They (Faber Editions)

They (Faber Editions)

Kay Dick, Carmen Maria Machado

Introduced by Carmen Maria Machado, the radical dystopian classic, lost for forty years: in a nightmarish through-a-glass-darkly Britain, they are coming closer...

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What's the Worst That Could Happen?

What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Andrew Leigh

An analysis of the ways in which populist politics place our long-term well-being at risk, exploring pandemics, climate change, nuclear war and other issues --

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Matthew Brookes: Into the Wild

Matthew Brookes: Into the Wild

Matthew Brookes

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Political Drinkmanship 20 Election Night Cocktails for the Home Bartender

Political Drinkmanship 20 Election Night Cocktails for the Home Bartender

Scotty from Marketing

It's election time again! With Political Drinkmanship you can play the perfect mine host and learn a thing or two about our democracy along the way

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 Read reviewIn Moonland

In Moonland

Miles Allinson

In present-day Melbourne, a man attempts to piece together the mystery of his father's apparent suicide, as his young family slowly implodes. 

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 Read reviewHovering

Hovering

Rhett Davis

From the winner of the 2020 Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript comes a genre bending tour-de-force debut

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Cleopatra and Frankenstein

Cleopatra and Frankenstein

Coco Mellors

For readers of Modern Lovers and Conversations with Friends, an addictive, humorous, and poignant debut novel about the shock waves caused by one couple's impulsive marriage.

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My Body

My Body

Emily Ratajkowski

A deeply honest investigation of what it means to be a woman and a commodity from Emily Ratajkowski, the archetypal, multi-hyphenate celebrity of our time.

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Malinda Lo

A gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.

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Fungus the Bogeyman

Fungus the Bogeyman

Raymond Briggs

Life in Bogeydom is full of snot, smells, slime, scum and other unspeakable things, and Bogeymen live under the ground revelling in allthe nastiness imaginable. Briggs has created a whole new world in this sophisticated...

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 Special priceLittle Misunderstandings of No Importance: And Other Stories

Little Misunderstandings of No Importance: And Other Stories

Antonio Tabucchi, Frances Frenaye

A collection of stories reflecting the ambiguities and twists of fate - the treacherous memory, the useless remorse, the hidden intent, the little misunderstanding that can change the course of events or alter perception. Tabucchi...

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I Wanna Be Yours

I Wanna Be Yours

John Cooper Clarke

The long-awaited autobiography of John Cooper Clarke, the Bard of Salford, punk poet, rock star, fashion icon, national treasure and acerbic wit.

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The Mother

The Mother

Jane Caro

From the Walkley Award winning journalist, social commentator and author comes a gripping domestic thriller with a moral dilemma at its core.

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 Read reviewSuch a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the awkwardness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone 'family', the complicated reality of being a grown-up and the consequences...

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 Read reviewLeague of Liars

League of Liars

Astrid Scholte

Four teenagers charged with the illegal use of magic get together to devise the ultimate jailbreak. A thrilling YA fantasy novel full of twists and turns, perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone.

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 Read reviewThe Loudness of Unsaid Things

The Loudness of Unsaid Things

Hilde Hinton

If you loved BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE and LOST AND FOUND, you will love this debut novel. A stunning story about family, loneliness and isolation that will make you laugh, cry and be a bit kinder to those who are lost.

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Fat City

Fat City

Leonard Gardner

Set in and around Stockton, California, this novel depicts the life, hopes and fears of the men who have to become boxers to survive.

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 Read reviewCirce

Circe

Madeline Miller

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey.

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 Special priceThe Wild Silence

The Wild Silence

Raynor Winn

Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book

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Grown Ups: The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller 2021

Grown Ups: The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller 2021

Marian Keyes

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Cooper Not Out

Cooper Not Out

Justin Smith

A delightfully uplifting Australian novel about the joy of discovering your greatest potential.

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Lust

Lust

Roald Dahl

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 Read reviewFree Love

Free Love

Tessa Hadley

From Tessa Hadley, bestselling author of Late in the Day and The Past, comes a compulsive new novel about one woman's sexual and intellectual awakening in 1960s London

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 Read reviewCold Enough for Snow

Cold Enough for Snow

Jessica Au

Winner of the inaugural Novel Prize, an elegant and subtle exploration of the mysteries of our relationships to others.

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 Read reviewThe Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway

Amor Towles

Two brothers venture across 1950s America to New York in the absorbing new novel by the author of the bestselling A Gentleman in Moscow.

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 Read reviewPermafrost

Permafrost

SJ Norman

Visual and performance artist, and winner of the inaugural Kill Your Darlings Manuscript Award, SJ Norman turns their hand to fiction with spectacular results.

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Go Home, Cat!

Go Home, Cat!

Sonya Hartnett, Lucia Masciullo

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The Okay Witch

The Okay Witch

Emma Steinkellner

A half-witch discovers the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything! --

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At the centre of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love which will look different to each...

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Empire of the Vampire

Empire of the Vampire

Jay Kristoff

From the Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Nevernight Chronicle, comes this masterful new series.

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The White Book

The White Book

Han Kang (Y), Deborah Smith

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

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Wahala

Wahala

Nikki May

Fabulous debut novel: a multi-cultural 'Sex and the City' with a killer edge: for fans of Expectaction, Queenie and My Sister the Serial Killer

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Handiwork

Handiwork

Sara Baume

In this contemplative short narrative, artist and acclaimed writer Sara Baume charts the daily process of making and writing, exploring what it is to create and to try to live as an artist

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The Good Times of Pelican Rise: Save the Joeys

The Good Times of Pelican Rise: Save the Joeys

Samone Amba

Welcome to The Good Times of Pelican Rise ... a fun series that explores growing up, getting involved, hanging out with besties and using your voice to Be the Change.

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 Read reviewWhat Are You Going Through

What Are You Going Through

Sigrid Nunez

A luminous, heartbreaking and life-affirming novel about choosing to die, by National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunez

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The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice

Richard Osman

The second novel in the record-breaking, million-copy bestselling Thursday Murder Club Series.

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 Read reviewThe Gaps

The Gaps

Leanne Hall

A tribute to friendship in all its guises, The Gaps is a moving examination of vulnerability and strength, safety and danger, and the particular uncertainty of being a young woman in the world.

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Greta and Valdin

Greta and Valdin

Rebecca K Reilly

Set in a world that is deeply familiar (but also a bit sexier and more stylish than the real one), Greta and Valdin will speak to anyone who has had their heart broken, or has decided that they don't want to be a physicist...

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She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women

She Kills Me: The True Stories of History’s Deadliest Women

Jennifer Wright

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A Murmuration of Starlings

A Murmuration of Starlings

Franny Billingsley

Part Western fantasy, part literary mystery and wholly unputdownable, A Murmuration of Starlings is loaded with magic, action, and intrigue, and features a character who will stay with you long after the final page.

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Black Water Sister

Black Water Sister

Zen Cho

Family, ghosts and local gods collide, in this delightful Malaysian-set novel - by Hugo award-winning author Zen Cho.

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 Read reviewToday a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories

Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories

Hilma Wolitzer

The uncannily relevant, deliciously clear-eyed collected stories of a critically acclaimed, award-winning American literary treasure (Boston Globe), ripe for rediscovery--with a foreword by Elizabeth Strout.

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The Last Graduate: TikTok made me read it

The Last Graduate: TikTok made me read it

Naomi Novik

The exciting follow up to the Sunday Times bestselling A Deadly Education. Once you enter the Scholomance there are only two way out: you graduate or you die.

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 Read reviewPiranesi

Piranesi

Susanna Clarke

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

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 Read reviewStars in their Eyes

Stars in their Eyes

Jessica Walton, Aska

In this debut graphic novel, pop culture-obsessed Maisie can't wait to get to her first Fancon. But being a queer, disabled teenager with chronic pain comes with challenges. Can Maisie make it through the day without falling over,...

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Take Care

Take Care

Eunice Andrada

The poems in Take Care explore what it means to survive within systems not designed for tenderness

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 Read reviewThe Inseparables

The Inseparables

Simone de Beauvoir, Deborah Levy, Lauren Elkin, Sylvie le Bon de Beauvoir

This recently rediscovered novel from the author of The Second Sex is the compulsive story of two close friends growing up and falling apart.

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Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life

Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

An unnamed young woman in her late twenties navigates unemployment, boredom, chronic illness and online dating

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Nightbitch

Nightbitch

Rachel Yoder

For readers of Jenny Offill and Curtis Sittenfeld, this is a funny, provocative, pin-sharp novel that redefines modern motherhood

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 Read reviewBorn Into This

Born Into This

Adam Thompson

Engaging, thought-provoking stories from a young Tasmanian Aboriginal author who addresses universal themes - identity, racism, heritage destruction - from a wholly original perspective.  

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The Paper Palace

The Paper Palace

Miranda Cowley Heller

A magnificent literary debut about the myriad loves that make up a life

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 Read reviewBodies of Light

Bodies of Light

Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down cements her status as a leading light of Australian literary fiction in this heart-rending and intimate saga of one woman's turbulent life

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 Read reviewThe Other Side of Perfect

The Other Side of Perfect

Mariko Turk

An emotional story about a former ballerina who is thrust back into 'normal' high school after a life-changing injury, and who comes to terms with life without her passion as well as discrimination in the ballet world --

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Feelings: A Story in Seasons

Feelings: A Story in Seasons

Manjit Thapp

A stunning illustratedjourney through one young woman's year of feelings-from the saturated highs of early summer to the gray isolation of late winter.

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Switch

Switch

A.S. King

A brilliant and surreal novel about isolation and human connection, from award-winning author A. S. King.

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 Read reviewThe View Was Exhausting

The View Was Exhausting

Mikaella Clements, Onjuli Datta

The epic love story of the summer, for fans of Daisy Jones and the Six.

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Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures

Clare Chambers

A novel of unexpected second chances set in 1950s England.

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One Last Stop

One Last Stop

Casey McQuiston

From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that puts a queer spin on Kate & Leopold.

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 Read reviewTwo-Week Wait: An IVF story

Two-Week Wait: An IVF story

Luke Jackson, Kelly Jackson, Mara Wild

An original graphic novel based on the IVF stories of its husband-and-wife authors and the 1-in-50 couples around the world like them.

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 Special price Read reviewAnimal

Animal

Lisa Taddeo

In a haunting, visceral novel of women surviving men, Lisa Taddeo has produced one of the most compelling anti-heroines in fiction

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Mirrorland

Mirrorland

Carole Johnstone

The most dangerous stories are the ones we tell ourselves...

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No One Is Talking About This

No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood

Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices...

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The Last House on Needless Street

The Last House on Needless Street

Catriona Ward

Immersive, gripping, and delivering twist after twist: this is the must-read gothic thriller of 2021. It's so good you'll read it twice...

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 Read reviewWaking Romeo

Waking Romeo

Kathryn Barker

What if Juliet Capulet met someone who made her doubt true love? What if Wuthering Heights was a message to a time traveller? A cosmic reimagining of Romeo and Juliet and homage to two literary classics in a compelling novel about...

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 Read reviewThe Shape Of Sound

The Shape Of Sound

Fiona Murphy

A vivid and essential memoir of deafness, disability and identity by Australian writer Fiona Murphy

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 Read reviewA Room Called Earth

A Room Called Earth

Madeleine Ryan

A brilliant debut from a neurodivergent author that shows the magical, sensitive world of a woman on the autism spectrum.    

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Goblin Girl

Goblin Girl

Moa Romanova, Melissa Bowers

A dating site match goes really wrong in this troubling, funny graphic memoir.

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Acts of Desperation

Acts of Desperation

Megan Nolan

Love was the final consolation, would set ablaze the fields of my life in one go, leaving nothing behind. To make a beautiful man love and live with me had seemed-obviously, intuitively-the entire point of life. How could it be...

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