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Mirrorland

Mirrorland

Carole Johnstone

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

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 Read reviewThe True Colour of a Little White Lie

The True Colour of a Little White Lie

Gabriel Bergmoser

From the super-talented young author of the best-selling The Hunted comes a book that reminds you just how tough adolescence can be.

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Real Pigeons Flex Feathers (Real Pigeons, Book 7)

Real Pigeons Flex Feathers (Real Pigeons, Book 7)

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It's because they're out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!

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 Read reviewNo 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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 Read reviewThe End of the World Is Bigger than Love

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

A breathtakingly original novel about love and destruction, from an award-winning Australian children's author.

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Night Boat to Tangier

Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry

The new novel, drenched in sex, death and narcotics, in sudden violence, old magic and the mysteries of love, from the winner of the IMPAC Award and the Goldsmiths Prize

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 Read reviewThe Prison Healer

The Prison Healer

Lynette Noni

From bestselling Australian author Lynette Noni comes a dark, thrilling YA fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir.

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Fierce Bad Rabbits

Fierce Bad Rabbits

Clare Pollard

A nostalgic and eye-opening journey through our best-loved picture books, from Peter Rabbit to The Gruffalo.

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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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Shadow and Bone: Now a Netflix Original Series

Shadow and Bone: Now a Netflix Original Series

Leigh Bardugo

Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas. Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive...

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The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.

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 Read reviewThese Violent Delights

These Violent Delights

Chloe Gong

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.

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The Just

The Just

Jan Brokken

The remarkable story of how a consul and his allies helped save thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in one of the greatest rescue operations of the twentieth century.  

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The Dry Heart

The Dry Heart

Natalia Ginzburg, Frances Frenaye, Italo Calvino

Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage

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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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The Start of Me and You

The Start of Me and You

Emery Lord

Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned, and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be...

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics,...

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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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Unsettled Ground

Unsettled Ground

Claire Fuller

What if the life you have always known is taken from you in an instant? What would you do to get it back?

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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

Tinder matches go wrong all the time - but not like this.

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Detransition, Baby

Detransition, Baby

Torrey Peters

A uniquely trans take on love, motherhood, and those exes who you just can't quit.

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Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden

Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden

Tim Richardson, National Trust, Jason Ingram, Dan Pearson

In Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden Tim Richardson reveals the magic and the mystery of these world-famous and most evocative English gardens, famous for their horticulture, their creators and the realisation of personal dreams.

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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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Sorrow and Bliss

Sorrow and Bliss

Meg Mason

Spiky, sharp, intriguingly dark and tender, full of pathos, fury and wit, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason is a dazzling, distinctive novel from a boldly talented writer. For fans of Sally Rooney, Taffy Brodesser-Akner and...

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Dead Men's Trousers

Dead Men’s Trousers

Irvine Welsh

**A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** Mark Renton from Trainspotting is back - and he's finally a success An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless...

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 Read reviewNew Animal

New Animal

Ella Baxter

A stunning, heartbreakingly funny debut novel from a brilliant new literary voice. Sex, death, grief, running away...only one of these makes Amelia feel like a new animal.

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The Tale of the Unknown Island

The Tale of the Unknown Island

Jose Saramago, Peter Sis, Margaret Jull Costa

A man knocked on the King's door to ask for a boat. Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him the reader will discover as this short narrative unfolds.

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Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Karma Brown

When Alice finds a vintage cookbook buried in the basement, she becomes captivated by its previous owner: 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the pages Nellie left...

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Caste

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson

A startling and transformative account of how we are all tied up in a caste system, from NYT-bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.     

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 Read reviewThree Women

Three Women

Lisa Taddeo

Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

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A Feather on the Breath of God

A Feather on the Breath of God

Sigrid Nunez

From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of The Friend, comes this mesmerising story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.   ...

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A Girl Returned

A Girl Returned

Donatella Di Pietrantonio, Ann Goldstein

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Girl A

Girl A

Abigail Dean

Lex Gracie doesn't want to think about her family. She doesn't want to think about growing up in her parents' House of Horrors. And she doesn't want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. 

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Pizza Girl

Pizza Girl

Jean Kyoung Frazier

Named a most anticipated book of 2020 by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Time, People, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and more. Perfect for fans of Normal People and Fleabag Great...

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 Read reviewUnquiet

Unquiet

Linn Ullmann

A stunning, genre-bending book about time, memory, and the author's extraordinary childhood as the daughter of a genius filmmaker and his muse.

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The Sad Ghost Club: Volume 1

The Sad Ghost Club: Volume 1

Lize Meddings

Ever felt anxious or like you don't belong? Like you're almost... invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club. (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.)

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A Thousand Ships

A Thousand Ships

Natalie Haynes

A feminist retelling of the Trojan War - giving voices to the women the myths forgot...      

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Outlawed

Outlawed

Anna North

The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.     

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Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

A heart-wrenching debut novel set in Thatcher-era Glasgow: Shuggie Bain tells the story of a boy's doomed attempt to save his proud, alcoholic mother from her addiction.

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Kind of a Big Deal

Kind of a Big Deal

Shannon Hale

A high school dropout finds herself literally transported into the books she reads, and must make her way back to reality.

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 Read reviewThe Westing Game

The Westing Game

Ellen Raskin, Mac Barnett

BE CLASSIC with The Westing Game, introduced by New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett.

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The Last Story of Mina Lee

The Last Story of Mina Lee

Nancy Jooyoun Kim

A searing mother-daughter story exploring the diverse and unsettling realities of being an immigrant in America.      

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 Special priceA Promised Land

A Promised Land

Barack Obama

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. This is the first volume in an unmissable two-part memoir, which covers his early political career and his...

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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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Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Elizabeth Tan

Conspiracies, memes, and therapies of various efficacy underpin this beguiling short-story collection from Elizabeth Tan.

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Consolation

Consolation

Garry Disher

Australia's favourite country cop, Hirsch, is back in Consolation, the follow-up to Peace and Bitter Wash Road.

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Olga

Olga

Bernhard Schlink, Charlotte Collins

The life of one woman - Olga - from late 19th century Prussia to modern Germany. A novel of love, passion and History from beloved modern master Bernhard Schlink.

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Nganajungu Yagu

Nganajungu Yagu

Charmaine Papertalk Green

An award-winning work of poetry from Charmaine Papertalk Green.

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Please Don't Hug Me

Please Don’t Hug Me

Kay Kerr

A funny-serious own-voices story about what happens when you stop trying to be the person other people expect you to be and give yourself a go.

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Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a mesmerising feminist re-imagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a young socialite discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico. ...

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 Read reviewThe Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman

A page-turning murder mystery in the tradition of Christie, and a joyful, laugh-out-loud celebration of modern Britishness and the power of friendship, The Thursday Murder Club is a true classic in the making.   

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Travelling Light

Travelling Light

Tove Jansson

Another perfect holiday read from the author of the bestselling 'The Summer Book'

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 Read reviewMantel Pieces

Mantel Pieces

Hilary Mantel

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of the Wolf Hall Trilogy.    

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Heartburn

Heartburn

Nora Ephron

This autobiographical novel by Nora Ephron, Oscar-nominated screenwriter (When Harry Met Sally) and successful director (Sleepless in Seattle), is a bittersweet and very funny book about love and loss. Published as part of a...

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 Read reviewMayflies

Mayflies

Andrew O'Hagan

Everyone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life. In the summer of 1986, in a small Scottish town, James and Tully ignite a brilliant friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. Tully has news. ...

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The Searcher

The Searcher

Tana French

Our greatest living mystery writer weaves a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don't.

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 Read reviewOne Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995

One Day I’ll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995

Helen Garner

In this second volume of diaries from one of Australia's greatest writers, we see Garner in love; asking herself questions about relationships, individuality, morality and contentment.      

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 Read reviewOnly Happiness Here

Only Happiness Here

Gabrielle Carey

Elizabeth von Arnim is one of the early 20th century's most famous - and forgotten -authors. Her novels were ahead of their time in their representation of women and their pursuit of happiness.

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 Read reviewThe Palace Letters

The Palace Letters

Professor Jenny Hocking

What role did the queen play in the governor-general Sir John Kerr's plans to dismiss prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975, which unleashed one of the most divisive episodes in Australia's political history?

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 Read reviewThe Perfect World of Miwako Sumida

The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida

Clarissa Goenawan

A bewitching novel set in contemporary Japan about the mysterious suicide of a young woman.

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