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 Aust Fiction

Awards:Winner of Best Designed Literary Fiction Book - Australian Book Design Awards 2017 (Australia) and The Stella Prize 2017 (Australia) and Christina Stead Prize for Fiction - NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2017 (Australia) and Designer's Choice Cover of the Year - Australian Book Design Awards 2017 (Australia). Short-listed for Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2017 (Australia).

'If this was a dream, then he wanted to know when it would end. Maybe it would end if he went to see Lydia. But it was the one thing he was not allowed to do.'..Arky Swann is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has made him promise to keep a terrible... read more

This is one of the most extraordinary novels I've read in a long time. Inspired by the life and work of the provocative and controversial performance artist Marina Abramovic, this novel responds in particular to Abramovic's 75 day sit in at the MOMA in New York, to becom... read more

The Museum of Modern Love
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 Aust Fiction

I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers. Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. J... read more

The Choke  by Sofie Laguna
 
I found this book completely absorbing and utterly heartbreaking in equal measures. Sofie Laguna has captured the isolation and small town claustrophobia of 10 year old Justine so beautifully. Her world is tinged with the ever present threat of mal... read more

The Choke
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 Aust Fiction

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad hits him or how the sudden death of Ben's next-door neighb... read more

Wimmera
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 Aust Fiction

Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghostwriting his memoir. He has six weeks to... read more

First Person (HB)
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This new edition of Helen Garner's collected short fiction celebrates the seventy-fifth birthday of one of Australia's most loved authors. These stories-that delve into the complexities of love and longing, of the pain, darkness and joy of life-are all told wit... read more

Stories: The Collected Short Fiction
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 Aust Fiction

Carey's most ambitious novel since True History of the Kelly Gang- a celebration and interrogation of the Australia of Peter's childhood. He takes us on a wild ride around the country in 1954 by way of the famous Redex car trial, during which our protagonist, Willy Bachhuber,... read more

A Long Way From Home
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 Aust Fiction

Sitting in a New York park, an old man holds a book and tries to accept that his contribution to the future is over. Instead, he remembers a youthful yearning for open horizons, for Australia, a yearning he now knows inspired his life as a writer. Instinctively he picks up his... read more

The Passage of Love
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 Aust Fiction

Awards:Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, her bestselling first novel, The Dry sold to over twenty territories, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter.

Excellent for holiday reading. Author of 2016 hit "The Dry" WRAPPED & READY TO GO: Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the o... read more

Force of Nature
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 Aust Fiction

One may as well begin, 'Once Upon a Time ...' We thought to tell a story with such momentum; a truck careering down a hillside, thunder in a rocky riverbed, a skeleton tumbling to the ground. There must be at least one brave and resilient character at its centre, Tilly Coolman (one of us), ... read more

Taboo  by Kim Scott 
Here is another highly charged novel by Kim Scott. Spare, electric, devastating, redemptive, this is a novel about a Noongar community retrieving language and old ways from the wreckage of colonial atrocity. In the days leading up to the opening of a Peace Park for... read more

Taboo
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 Aust Fiction

Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary.
Pippa is a writer who longs for succe... read more

The Life to Come
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 Aust Fiction

In this haunting new novel, Katerina Klova and her mother are crossing the Atlantic by ocean liner. When Anne suffers a psychotic breakdown, Katerina is left alone on a ship full of strangers who span classes and stations, all of whom carry their ambitions, fears and obsessions wit... read more

Atlantic Black
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Inspired by the author's own family experience. The Brennans - parents Finn and Bridget, and their sons, Jarrah and Toby - have made a sea change, shifting from chilly Hobart to a sprawling purple weatherboard in subtropical Murwillumbah. Feeling ... read more

Sixty Seconds: How Long is the Road to Forgiveness?
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