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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...


I Only Killed Him Once

Ray Electromatic Mysteries #3

by Adam Christopher

A blend of science fiction and stylish mystery noir featuring a robot detective, I Only Killed Him Once is the newest stand-alone installment in Adam Christopher's Ray Electromatic mystery series.

Another Hollywood...


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...


Stream System

by Gerald Murnane

Stories from a mind-bending Australian master, “a genius on the level of Beckett” (Teju Cole)

Never before available to readers in this hemisphere, these stories—originally published from 1985 to 2012—offer...


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...


Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake #1

by Candice Fox

How do you move on when the world won’t let you?

12:46: Claire Bingleystands alone at a bus stop

12:47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her

12:52: The girl is missing . . .

Six minutes in the wrong place at...


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...

  • My Brother's Keeper

    by Donna Malane

    From New Zealand author Donna Malane, My Brother's Keeper is a dark and twisting mystery that leaves no stone—or page—unturned.

    Diane Rowe is a missing persons expert. Ex-con Karen needs Diane's help to track...


    The Soldier's Curse: A Novel

    by Thomas Keneally & Meg Keneally

    From the “greatest living practitioner of historical fiction” (Christian Science Monitor) Thomas Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg Keneally comes the first novel in a fast-paced, gripping, and witty historical...


    A Hundred Small Lessons: A Novel

    by Ashley Hay

    Through the richly intertwined narratives of two women from different generations, Ashley Hay, known for her “elegant prose, which draws warm and textured portraits as it celebrates the web of human stories”...


    Last Long Drop

    by Mike Safe

    A rollicking novel of surf and celebrity, The Last Long Drop is a wild ride through the volatile world of killer waves and tabloid sensations, where any mess-up may be your last.

    When Johno Harcourt is shown...


    The Harbour

    by Scott Bevan

    ‘The finest harbour deserves the finest book … A colourful, fascinating and enduring account of the greatest waterway in the hemisphere.’ SIMON WINCHESTER

    ‘Sydney Harbour. I know what it looks like. I...


    Crimes of the Father

    by Thomas Keneally

    From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power.

    Sent away from his...


    Salt Creek

    by Lucy Treloar

    A story of love, duty, hardship and intolerance told by a strong woman in 1850s colonial Australia. A part of me will always live at Salt Creek though it is on the far side of the world... Hester Finch's comfortable...


    A Loving, Faithful Animal

    by Josephine Rowe

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  • 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...


    Killing Is My Business

    Ray Electromatic Mysteries #2

    by Adam Christopher

    "Robot noir in 60s Los Angeles? You had me at 'Hello.'" —John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author

    Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape and assignment for intrepid PI-turned-hitman—and...