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The Mother-in-Law

by Sally Hepworth

"Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick"

Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List"

O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far"

Bustle "Best Book of April"

Refinery29...


Boy Swallows Universe

by Trent Dalton

An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy’s coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close...


The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her

It wasn’t just the bad breakup that turned...


The Shepherd's Hut

by Tim Winton

From Tim Winton, Australia’s most decorated and beloved novelist and the author of Cloudstreet, comes The Shepherd’s Hut, the story of a young man on a thrilling journey of self-discovery in one of the harshest,...


In the Garden of the Fugitives

by Ceridwen Dovey

Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives a letter from a man who has long stalked her from a distance. Once, Royce was her benefactor and she was one of his brightest protégées....


Border Districts

by Gerald Murnane

A bittersweet farewell to the world and the word by the Australian master

“The mind is a place best viewed from borderlands . . .”

Border Districts, purportedly the Australian master Gerald Murnane’s final...


All Day at the Movies

by Fiona Kidman

The choices of the past echo through the generations in this moving New Zealand saga tracing the lives of the Sandle family, first encountered in Kidman’s Songs from the Violet Café

When war widow Irene Sandle...


The Family Next Door

by Sally Hepworth

America's next favorite Australian author!

"With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred review...


The Life to Come

Miles Franklin Award 2018

by Michelle de Kretser

  • de Kretser is a master of immersive detail; she tells her story as much through a series of intimately recalled, gorgeously memorable images as she does her charming cast of characters
  • The Life to Come weaves...

  • A Loving, Faithful Animal

    by Josephine Rowe

    Market

  • Smart, literary-inclined readers who voraciously read and recommend books
  • Book clubs, particularly those focused on family relationships, travel, and Australian history
  • Groups or organizations centered...

  • See What I Have Done

    by Sarah Schmidt

    Lizzie Borden took an axe

    And gave her mother forty whacks.

    When she saw what she had done,

    She gave her father forty-one.

    Or did she?

    In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one...


    The Best of Adam Sharp

    by Graeme Simsion

    From the bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a romantic novel about true love, second chances, and decades of great music.

    Two decades ago, Adam Sharp’s piano playing led him into a passionate relationship...


    The Waiting Room

    by Leah Kaminsky

    The Waiting Room is both haunted, and haunting.”—Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March

    The Waiting Room unfolds over the course of a single, life-changing day, but the story it tells...


    Nine Island

    by Jane Alison

    “Nine Island is a crackling incantation, brittle and brilliant and hot and sad and full of sideways humor that devastates and illuminates all at once.” —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

    Nine Island...


    The Garden Party

    by Katherine Mansfield

    Introduction by Colm Tóibín

    In fifteen funny, colorful, poignant and mysterious stories, the irreverent modernist Katherine Mansfield, a friend and contemporary of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, examines...


    Holden's Performance

    by Murray Bail

    Holden's Performance by award-winning author Murray Bail is the story of Holden Shadbolt, a guileless and matter-of-fact innocent as he passes through the cities and landscape of Australia. His reassuring silent...


    Camouflage

    by Murray Bail

    From the "world-class Australian novelist" (The New York Times) comes Camouflage, a deft, angular, and highly entertaining collection of stories. "The Seduction of My Sister" tells of the increasingly bizarre...


    Springtime: A Ghost Story

    by Michelle de Kretser

    When Frances met Charlie at a party in Melbourne, he was married with a young son. Now that the couple has moved to subtropical Sydney, a lusher and more chaotic city, Frances has an unshakable sense that the...


    Eyrie

    by Tim Winton

    Shortlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award

    An exhilarating new book from Australia's most acclaimed writer

    Tim Winton is Australia's most decorated and beloved literary novelist. Short-listed twice...


    Goddess

    by Kelly Gardiner

    A sparkling, witty and compelling novel based on the tragic rise and fall of the beautiful seventeenth century swordswoman and opera singer, Julie d'Aubigny (also known as La Maupin), a woman whose story is...