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The Inquisitor

by Catherine Jinks

I hereby record those events which took place in and around the city of Lazet relating to the assassination of our venerable Brother Augustin Duese in the year of the Incarnate Word, 1318.

So writes Brother Bernard,...


The Predictions

by Bianca Zander

Gaialands, a bucolic vegan commune in the New Zealand wilderness, is the only home fifteen-year-old Poppy has ever known. It's the epitome of 1970s counterculture—a place of free love, hard work, and high...


Tyringham Park: A Novel

by Rosemary McLoughlin

The country estate of Tyringham Park is the epitome of wealth and privilege. Home to the Blackshaws, it finds itself the backdrop to tragedy.

It is a beautiful day in 1917, and Tyringham Park is in an uproar...


The Transformation

by Catherine Chidgey

The lives of a French wig maker, a young American widow, and a Cuban cigar maker intersect to startling effect in this masterful, atmospheric novel from Catherine Chidgey

Tampa, Florida, 1898: a hazy frontier...


Tuscan Rose

by Belinda Alexandra

From an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion, longing, witchcraft, and magic set in Italy during World War II.

A magical, richly woven World War II– era saga filled with passion,...


The Daughters of Mars: A Novel

by Thomas Keneally

From the acclaimed author of Schindler’s List, the new novel that has been called the best of Thomas Keneally’s career, and hailed as “magnificent…stunning…full of suspense, searing particulars, and...


The Eagles at York Town

Decipherer's Chronicles #3

by Grant Sutherland

In August 1781 Alistair Douglas is sent by the British spy network the Decipherers to York Town in the American Colonies. He is tasked with assisting the Loyalist colonists of Virginia to organize themselves...


The Keeper of Secrets

by Julie Thomas

Beautiful and mysterious, The Keeper of Secrets by Julie Thomas follows a priceless violin across generations—from WWII to Stalinist Russia to the gilded international concert halls of today—and reveals...


The Paperbark Shoe

by Goldie Goldbloom

Winner of the 2008 AWP Award for the Novel

From 1941 to 1947, eighteen thousand Italian prisoners of war were sent to Australia. The Italian surrender that followed the downfall of Mussolini had created a novel...


The Concubine's Daughter

by Pai Kit Fai

An epic, heart-wrenching story of a mother and daughter's journey to their destiny.

Lotus Feet. He would give his daughter the dainty feet of a courtesan. This would enhance her beauty and her price, making her...


The Secret Keeper: A Novel

by Kate Morton

From the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden, and The House at Riverton, a spellbinding novel of family secrets, murder, and enduring love.

During...


The Raven's Heart: A Story of a Quest, a Castle and Mary Queen of Scots

by Jesse Blackadder

The Raven’s Heart is a breathtaking epic set during the disastrous reign of Mary Queen of Scots.


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...


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...


All That I Am: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2012

by Anna Funder

Award-winning author Anna Funder delivers an affecting and beautifully evocative debut novel about a group of young German exiles who risk their lives to awaken the world to the terrifying threat of Hitler and...


The October Horse

by Colleen McCullough

In her new book about the men who were instrumental in establishing the Rome of the Emperors, Colleen McCullough tells the story of a famous love affair and a man whose sheer ability could lead to only one end...


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...


The Forgotten Garden: A Novel

by Kate Morton

From the internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, The Secret Keeper, The Distant Hours, and The Lake House, an unforgettable novel that transports us from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World...