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Eyrie

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...


Cloudstreet

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 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....


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,...


Eucalyptus

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 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...


Breath

Miles Franklin Award 2009

by Tim Winton

Tim Winton is Australia's best-loved novelist. His new work,Breath, is an extraordinary evocation of an adolescence spent resisting complacency, testing one's limits against nature, finding like-minded souls,...


Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."...


Barley Patch (Australian Literature Series)

by Gerald Murnane

Discover the Australian novelist ranked by Ladbrokes as a top-five contender for the 2010 Nobel Prize.Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction-or so he thinks-forever. Using...


The Bride Stripped Bare: A Novel

by Nikki Gemmell

A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one...


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...


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 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”...