Aussie books to get excited about in the second half of 2019

Here is a round-up previewing some of the most exciting local releases for the second half of 2019!


  • The Old Lie by Claire G. Coleman (August)

  • Pillars by Peter Polites (August)

  • Mother of Pearl by Angela Savage (August)

  • The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong (August)

  • The Returns by Philip Salom (August)

  • The Burnt Country by Joy Rhoades (August)

  • Out of Time by Steve Hawke (August)

  • The Trespassers by Meg Mundell (August)

  • Wild by Nathan Besser (September)

  • The Operators by Barry Heard (September)

  • The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell (September)

  • Lucky Ticket by Joey Bui (September)

  • Here Until August by Josephine Rowe (September)

  • The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish (September)

  • Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar (September)

  • The Hollow Earth by John Kinsella (September)

  • The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden (September)

  • There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett (October)

  • Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman (October)

  • The Death of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee (October)

  • The Weekend by Charlotte Wood (October)

  • Khaki Town by Judy Nunn (October)

  • Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson (October)

  • Bruny by Heather Rose (October)

  • Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris (October)

  • The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley (November)

  • Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas (late 2019)

  • Red Can Origami by Madelaine Dickie (late 2019)

  • The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale (December)

  • The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell (December)









  • Heide by Pi. O (August)

  • Amnesia Findings by Anna Jacobson (September)

  • Love is Strong as Death by Paul Kelly (November)

For a list of our most anticipated kids and YA books for the second half of 2019, check out Leanne Hall’s round-up here.

The Wife and the Widow

The Wife and the Widow

Christian White

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