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The Paris Model

by Alexandra Joel

A lush debut novel in the vein of Kathleen Tessaro’s international bestseller, Elegance, about a beautiful woman working as a model for Christian Dior in postwar Paris, who discovers astonishing secrets about...


The Lost Jewels

by Kirsty Manning

From the author of The Song of the Jade Lily comes a thrilling story of a family secret that leads to a legendary treasure.

Why would someone bury a bucket of precious jewels and gemstones and never return? ...


The Mother-in-Law

by Sally Hepworth

o "Deliciously entertaining!" --People Magazine's "People Pick"

o Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List"

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

o Bustle "Best Book of April"

o Refinery29 "Best...


Boy Swallows Universe

by Trent Dalton

"The best book I read this decade." -Sharon Van Etten in Rolling Stone

Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak. . . . Eli’s remarkably poetic voice and his...


No More Boats

by Felicity Castagna

A finalist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2018, No More Boats is not only a riveting story of a modern family it directly addresses issues that many nations around the world are grappling with as never...


The Nowhere Child

by Christian White

"A nervy, soulful, genuinely surprising it-could-happen-to-you thriller -- a book to make you peer over your shoulder for days afterwards."--A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window...


Surviving Hal

by Penny Flanagan

Mothers-in-law are famous for being difficult but when Nell marries Andy it’s her father-in-law, Hal, who is the problem. A corrosive force in his own family, Hal is a truly ugly Australian who spreads his...


Hang Him When He Is Not There

by Nicholas John Turner

"I woke up with a new face, which is to say as another person..."

New Year's Eve, 1989. In a residential care home in Adelaide, South Australia, an incapacitated old man dies in troubling circumstances as fireworks...


The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett

"A horror novel about a breast cancer survivor told in the voice of your funniest but most anxious friend, The Bus on Thursday is an appealing mix of genres that is both fluffy and deeply affecting at the same...


The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

by Holly Ringland

Winner, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year

An enchanting and captivating novel about how our untold stories haunt us — and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

After her family suffers a tragedy,...


The Locksmith's Daughter

by Karen Brooks

From acclaimed author Karen Brooks comes this intriguing novel rich in historical detail and drama as it tells the unforgettable story of Queen Elizabeth's daring, ruthless spymaster and his female protégée....


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 work...


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...


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

Small,...


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...


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...

  • The Last Man in Europe

    by Dennis Glover

    April, 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four.Forty-three years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three...


    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...