Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze. His wife, Dawn, doesn't want him to have died for nothing and decides to hold ... read more
Dairy farmer Tom Murray burns down his family home in an effort to alleviate debt and take a stand against the bank. Let us say not all goes according to his plan. This is a truly Australian protest story written in slang and with bone dry wit, it is timely and thought prov... read more
Former corporate lawyer Clementine Jones is living in self-imposed exile, passing the time by coaching a country-league footy club and trying to forget the past. Now the team is winning, and the pressure is on to take the Cats to their first grand final in over fifty years.
When her s... read more
On a hot day in late June, a young girl kneels outside a convent, then falls on her face. When the nuns take her in, they name her Dolores.
Dolores adjusts to the rhythm of her new life - to the nuns with wild hairs curling from their chins, the soup chewed as if it were meat, the b... read more
When their father is critically injured, foreign correspondent Mandy and her siblings return home, bringing with them the remnants and patterns of childhood. Mandy has lived away from the country for many years. Her head is filled with images of terror and war, and her homecoming to ... read more
Anne and Joe have at long last found the sweet spot in their relationship - they have overcome conflict and difficulties and the challenges of growing towards old age together, and now appreciate each other's company, a great sex life, and are looking forward to what retirement brings... read more
A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning TERRA NULLIUS
Shane Daniels and Romany Zetz have been drawn into a war that is not their own. Lives will be destroyed, families will be torn apart. Trust will be broken.
When the war i... read more
Suspense and family secrets surround a pair of estranged siblings in a compelling debut thriller. She knew she should talk to him. But what could she say? Once there had been blame to apportion, rage to hurl. Now she no longer had a sense of that. Who knew what the facts of them being... read more
Elizabeth posts a 'room for rent' notice in Trevor's bookshop and is caught off-guard when Trevor answers the ad himself. She expected a young student not a middle-aged bookseller whose marriage has fallen apart. But Trevor is attracted to Elizabeth's house because of the empty shed i... read more
A compulsive, note-perfect debut for fans of The Virgin Suicides and Picnic at Hanging Rock 'We lost all three girls that summer. Let them slip away like the words of some half-remembered song and when one came back, she wasn't the one we were trying to... read more
The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean
Set in 1992, a palpable endless Australian summer, three sisters disappear during a school concert. This beautifully paced atmospheric novel is narrated by 11 yr old Tikka, an endearing character who is witness to m... read more
The stunning new novel from the author of The Woolgrower's Companion, whom the Australian Women's Weekly described as 'a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'. A scandalous secret. A deadly fire. An agonizing choice. Australia 1948. As a young woman running Amiens, a si... read more
'In the same vein as Rosalie Ham, Brinsden weaves a compelling story of country Australia with all its stigmas, controversy and beauty.' Fleur McDonald Elise, a beautiful and artistic, if slightly brittle, city girl is rudely transplanted to the undulating, unforgiving plain... read more
From the Stella shortlisted author of Poum and Alexandre, this is a heartwarming novel about longing, absence and the people we unexpectedly come to love. After many years spent living in Seoul, a young man called Harold drifts back to Australia and rents a room above a fish a... read more