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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”...


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...


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...


    The Blood Within The Stone

    The Wraith Cycle #1

    by T. R. Thompson

    A shadow is spreading across the land. Fear will be your downfall.

    When the Prefects of Redmondis discover that their quick minds and quicker fingers hide secret potential, young thieves Wilt and Higgs find themselves...


    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...


    Black Jade

    Celestial Battle #3

    by Kylie Chan

    From the international bestselling author of The Dark Heavens and Journey to Wudang series..

    The Heavenly defenses struggle to hold against the combined might of the Eastern and Western demon hordes. The God...


    A Shattered Empire

    Sorcery Ascendant Sequence #3

    by Mitchell Hogan

    In Mitchell Hogan's gritty and breathtaking conclusion to the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence—the award-winning fantasy series that started with A Crucible of Souls and Blood of Innocents—a young sorcerer must...


    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 Stars Askew

    Caeli-Amur #2

    by Rjurik Davidson

    The Stars Askew is the highly anticipated sequel to the New Weird adventure begun by talented young author Rjurik Davidson. With the seditionists in power, Caeli-Amur has begun a new age. Or has it? The escaped...


    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...


    The High Places

    Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

    by Fiona McFarlane

    What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


    The Midnight Watch

    by David Dyer

    As the Titanic and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the...


    The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

    by Dominic Smith

    “Written in prose so clear that we absorb its images as if by mind meld, “The Last Painting” is gorgeous storytelling: wry, playful, and utterly alive, with an almost tactile awareness of the emotional...


    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...


    World's End

    Pendulum #3

    by Will Elliott

    When Eric Albright, a luckless London slacker, and his pal Stuart Casey went through a battered red door under a railway bridge, the last thing they expected to find was another world. There lay the strange,...


    The Lyre Thief

    Hythrun Chronicles: War of the Gods #1

    by Jennifer Fallon

    Ten years have passed since the events of the Demon Child books that left the god Xaphista dead, the nation Karien without a religion or king and the matriarchal country of Medalon ruled by men. But it is in...


    The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish

    by Tim Flannery

    It’s 1932, and the Great Venus Island Fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in a museum in Sydney, Australia. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned...


    Blood of Innocents

    Sorcery Ascendant Sequence #2

    by Mitchell Hogan

    A novice sorcerer may hold the key to saving his world—or be the instrument of its destruction—in Mitchell Hogan's Blood of Innocents, the second book in The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, a mesmerizing saga...