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The Rosie Effect: A Novel

Don Tillman #2

by Graeme Simsion

With The Rosie Project, “Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero,” Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and...

The Riders

by Tim Winton

An exploration of marriage and the rich relationship that can exist between father and daughter, The Riders is a gorgeously wrought novel from the award-winning author Tim Winton.

After traveling through Europe...


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...


Miles Franklin Award 1992

by Tim Winton

From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.

After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the...

The Rosie Project: A Novel

Don Tillman #1

by Graeme Simsion

Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor,...

The Night Guest

by Fiona McFarlane

A mesmerizing first novel about trust, dependence, and fear, from a major new writer

Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside of town. Her routines are few and small....

Schindler's List

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1983, Man Booker Prize 1982

by Thomas Keneally

The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the...

The Hanging Garden

by Patrick White

"Indisputably one of the century's greatest writers." —Annie Proulx

"The Hanging Garden is a novel for our time--a story about parentless children, mistreated by a world that, by its lights, intends no harm...

In the Casa Azul

by Meaghan Delahunt

Pursued from country to country by Stalin's GPU agents, Leon Trotsky finds refuge in Mexico City in 1937. There he encounters the fire and splendor of the artist Frida Kahlo who, with her husband Diego Rivera,...


Commonwealth Best Book Prize 1999, Miles Franklin Award 1999

by Murray Bail

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

On a property in New South Wales, a widower named Holland lives with his daughter, Ellen. Over the...

The Engagement: A Novel

by Chloe Hooper

From the author of the highly acclaimed A Child’s Book of True Crime, “a brilliant, seductive, and unnerving first novel of sexual betrayal” (O, The Oprah Magazine), comes a dazzling, intense, and erotic...

A Child's Book of True Crime: A Novel

by Chloe Hooper

With the dark suspense of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and the frank and shocking eroticism of Josephine Hart, this debut novel tells the story of a young teacher’s illicit affair and obsession with...

Dancing to the Flute: A Novel

by Manisha Jolie Amin

“Kalu picked up the flute by his side and started to play. The sound was deep and full, as if he were translating his thoughts into music. It stayed in the air like dust floating on the sunlight, and each...

The Heat of the Sun

by David Rain

An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another

With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle...

Five Bells

by Gail Jones

A Picador Paperback Original

On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the...

The Eye of the Storm

by Patrick White

In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children—Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat—wait....

People in Glass Houses

by Shirley Hazzard

Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity prevails...

The Evening of the Holiday

by Shirley Hazzard

In the words of Time magazine, "A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece" by the author of The Great Fire

Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside...

The Bay of Noon

by Shirley Hazzard

Long out of print, Shirley Hazzard's classic novel of love and memory

A young Englishwoman working in Naples, Jenny comes to Italy fleeing a history that threatened to undo her. Alone in the fabulously ruined...

The Great Fire

Miles Franklin Award 2004, National Book Award for Fiction 2003

by Shirley Hazzard

A great writer's sweeping story of men and women struggling to reclaim their lives in the aftermath of world conflict

The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the...