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Between a Wolf and a Dog

Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles…


An Isolated Incident

When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media…


The High Places

The Night Guest introduced an Australian writer ‘with the promise of literary greatness’ (Los Angeles Times). The High Places delivers on that promise….


The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love is an unusual and remarkable achievement, a meditation on the social, spiritual and artistic importance of seeing and being seen. It is rare to encounter a novel with such powerful characterisation, such a deep understanding of the consequences of personal and national history, and such dazzling and subtle explorations of the importance of art in everyday life.”


Sea Hearts

‘Why would I? People are uneasy enough with me – if I start bringing up sea-wives, they’ll take against me…


Like a House on Fire

In Like a House on Fire, Cate Kennedy takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane…


Sufficient Grace

Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Wisconsin, part of an isolated religious community. The girls’ lives are ruled…


Questions of Travel

Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for…


The Burial

It is the dawn of the twentieth century in Australia and a woman has done an unspeakable thing. Twenty-two-year-old Jessie…


Mazin Grace

Growing up on the Mission isn’t easy for clever Grace Oldman. When her classmates tease her for not having a…


Floundering

Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep…


Mateship With Birds

“Mateship with Birds is a triumph of noticing and, having noticed, of carefully, meticulously assembling the things that have been noticed into a novel that shows, on almost every page, not just an eye for detail, but also a conviction that every detail is in some way connected and that the connections have meaning. The book juxtaposes, in unexpected and surprising ways, its observations about love, sex, character, instinct and the natural world to create an original, tender, frank and funny version of the oldest story in the world: how a man and a woman get together.”


Heat and Light

In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical and…


Nest

A gripping and thought-provoking novel about finding the lost child in all of us. Once an artist and teacher, Jen…


Laurinda

When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading…


The Golden Age

It is 1954 and thirteen-year-old Frank Gold, refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio in…


The Eye of the Sheep

Meet Jimmy Flick. He’s not like other kids – he’s both too fast and too slow. He sees too much,…


Golden Boys

With their father, there’s always a catch . . . Colt Jenson and his younger brother Bastian have moved to…


Only the Animals

Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human. The souls of ten animals caught up…


Foreign Soil

In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost,…


The Strays

“Emily Bitto’s debut novel The Strays is about families, art, isolation, class, childhood, friendship, and the power of the past. It’s both moving and sophisticated; both well-researched and original; both intellectually engaging and emotionally gripping. The Strays is like a gemstone: polished and multifaceted, reflecting illuminations back to the reader and holding rich colour in its depths.”


Letter to George Clooney

Debra Adelaide’s collection of short stories intricately maps both the sublime and the mundane landscape of ordinary lives, with her…


The Women’s Pages

Emily Brontë had written this novel especially for her. For her benefit she had sat alone in her narrow bed…


The Other Side of the World

CAMBRIDGE, 1963 Charlotte is struggling. With motherhood, with the changes marriage and parenthood bring, with losing the time and the…


Burial Rites

In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men….


Six Bedrooms

“The ten stories in this collection take the reader through the six bedrooms of teenagers. A cast of feckless, brilliant and believable characters experience first sexual encounters, illness, death and grief. All the stories in Six Bedrooms connect the reader with the world of adolescence, in a strong and urgent representation of the vulnerabilities and the loneliness of the young.”


Hope Farm

It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard…


Mullumbimby

When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping…


The Night Guest

One morning Ruth wakes thinking a tiger has been in her seaside house. Later that day a formidable woman called…