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Return to Stringybark Creek

by Karly Lane

'Karly Lane has a wonderful way of creating a sense of place - Stringybark Creek comes alive off the page... These are books I know I can fall into and be transported.' - Noveltea Corner.

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Strayan Dictionary

by Dominic Knight

The hilarious dictionary of Australia's unique words and phrases

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The Boy Who Felt Too Much

by Lorenz Wagner

The human story behind Henry Markram's Intense World Theory of autism. How a renowned neuroscientist and his son changed our view of autism forever

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Josephine's Garden

by Stephanie Parkyn

A captivating story of love, nature and identity in Napoleon's France

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The Last Resort

by Marissa Stapley

'A cult-like couples retreat... secrets, lies and psychoses... a climax of biblical proportions. A rollicking thrill-ride!' - Robyn Harding, bestselling author of The Party.

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The Clergyman's Wife

by Molly Greeley

A moving story of unexpected love featuring Charlotte from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 'Poignant, pensive and brilliant ...' Laurel Ann Nattress, editor of Jane Austen Made Me Do It.

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The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

by Holly Black

'He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne'. In this thrilling conclusion to the Faerie fantasy Folk of the Air trilogy, Jude needs to harden her heart yet again and make the most difficult decision of all...

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Remembering Bob

by Sue Pieters-Hawke

A warm, moving and revealing collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke from across the nation, edited by his eldest daughter

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The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

by Holly Black

'He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne'. In this thrilling conclusion to the Faerie fantasy Folk of the Air trilogy, Jude needs to harden her heart yet again and make the most difficult decision of all...

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In Darkness Visible

by Tony Jones

Intriguing, gripping and believable, Tony Jones has used worldwide political history to create a second sensational thriller.

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Aboriginal Australians

by Richard Broome

The highly regarded history of Australia's First Nations people since colonisation, fully updated for this fifth edition.

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Starting From Now

by Fleur McDonald

A suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues from our genuine Voice of the Outback, author of the bestselling Where the River Runs

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Absolutely Bleeding Green

by David Headon

The story of the Canberra Raiders football club, from the early days of community games to the prominent role the club plays in today's national league competition.

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The Big Book of Australia's War Stories

by Jim Haynes

A unique collection of poignant, horrific, sad and sometimes dryly humorous stories and tales about wartime experiences of Australian's on the front lines, in the air and on the sea.

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The Magnolia Sword

by Sherry Thomas

Mulan has been drilled in martial arts to fight the duel of her life - but what if her sworn enemy is also her secret love? A heart-thumping retelling that brings a much-loved heroine to life.

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Damascus

by Christos Tsiolkas

The stunningly powerful new novel from the author of The Slap.

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The Night Fire

by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor, the man who trained him - new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

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The Weekend

by Charlotte Wood

The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things.

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Angel Mage

by Garth Nix

From fantasy master Garth Nix comes a new world of angels, heroes, gunpowder and high magic.

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Memory-wise

by Dr Anne Unkenstein

Informs, reassures and gives practical guidance to people who worry they are losing their memory.

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Anzac and Aviator

by Michael Molkentin

The story of extraordinary Australian, Ross Smith, who rode to war at Gallipoli on horseback and by the end of the war, was one of the most highly awarded fighter pilots.

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Convict Colony

by David Hill

The author of the magnificent bestselling account of the First Fleet returns to early Sydney to tell the story of the years that followed as it's never been told before.

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Bruny

by Heather Rose

The brilliant and explosive new novel from the author of the award-winning The Museum of Modern Love.

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A Sharp Left Turn

by Mike Chunn

A rollercoaster yarn about Mike Chunn's years in the ground-breaking band Split Enz, but also the powerful story of how he dealt with a crippling mental health issue and went on to become one of our most influential music identities.

'The NZ rock bio that everyone is going to want this Christmas.' Jenna Todd, Time Out

'How enthusiasm, passion and self-belief can achieve remarkable results.' Alex Behan, Stuff

'You're a very good writer, Mike.' John Campbell, TV One

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Golden Unicorn: Rise of the Mythix 1

by Anh Do, illustrated by Chris Wahl

An epic new universe of adventure from best-selling author Anh Do.

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Silver

by Chris Hammer

Martin Scarsden returns in the sequel to the bestselling Scrublands.

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Shatter City: Impostors 2

by Scott Westerfeld

Secrets. Rebellion. Treachery. Resistance. The thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling Impostors.

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Hasina: Through My Eyes

by Michelle Aung Thin, edited by Lyn White

A gripping story of one child's experience of the refugee crisis in Myanmar.

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RAAF Black Cats

by Robert Cleworth and John Suter Linton

The secret and dangerous operations of Australia's Pacific War Catalina crews told for the first time.

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The Breeding Season

by Amanda Niehaus

A breathtaking debut that explores love, science, loss and the so-called feminine ideal.

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Going Under

by Sonia Henry

A darkly funny and sexy novel that blows the lid off the medical profession and life inside a hospital by a young doctor whose anonymous article about the pressures of trainee doctors went viral around the world.

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The Rich Man's House

by Andrew McGahan

An unputdownable final novel from the Miles Franklin Award-winning author of The White Earth.

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The Unforgiving City

by Maggie Joel

Secrets and lies throw three lives into chaos in the last days of the nineteenth century.

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Night Fishing

by Vicki Hastrich

A luminous and remarkable memoir of a singular life in art and nature.

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Someone's Wife

by Linda Burgess

A brilliant collection of personal essays from a quietly subversive writer.

'It should be considered a work of national importance.' Catherine Robertson, The Listener

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The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

by Wai Chim

A novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from a mental illness, from the highly commended author of Freedom Swimmer.

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Snake Island

by Ben Hobson

The remarkable new novel from a rising star of Australian fiction

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Where the Dead Go

by Sarah Bailey

Four years after the events of Into the Night, DS Gemma Woodstock is on the trail of a missing girl in a small coastal town.

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See You at the Toxteth

by Peter Corris

A selection of stories featuring Australia's favourite PI, plus unpublished writing by Peter Corris on crime.

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Larrikins in Khaki

by Tim Bowden

From recruitment and training and the battlegrounds of Palestine, North Africa, Thailand, Burma and beyond, here are the highly individual stories of Australia's World War II Diggers told in their own voices - warts and all.

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You Will (Probably) Survive

by Lauren Dubois

A brilliantly honest guide to the highs and lows of parenthood from the author of award-winning blog The Thud.

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Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town

by Michael Pryor

Anton Marin and Rani Cross team up again to fight the ghosts that are plaguing the city. And now there's a vicious ghost-hunting faction in town as well. A highly entertaining sequel to the smart, snappy and funny Gap Year in Ghost Town.

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Impossible Music

by Sean Williams

When the song is over, what remains? A novel about rediscovering yourself when everything you once took for granted is gone.

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Fortune

by Lenny Bartulin

A gripping, globe-spanning historical epic from the author of Infamy

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Born at the Right Time

by Ron McCallum

Blind since birth, Ron regards himself as fortunate to have been born at a time when ever improving technology has enabled him to live a rich and full life, and to become a professor of law at one of Australia's most prestigious universities.

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Six Minutes

by Petronella McGovern

An unputdownable thriller for fans of Liane Moriarty and Caroline Overington. If you were gripped watching The Cry, you'll be hooked on Six Minutes.

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The Bride Test

by Helen Hoang

From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart...

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Into the Wild: Wolf Girl 1

by Anh Do, Illustrated by Jeremy Ley

A wildly exciting new adventure series from bestselling author Anh Do.

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Dev1at3: Lifel1k3 2 (Deviate: Lifelike 2)

by Jay Kristoff

The explosive sequel to Lifel1k3 that 'reads like a crazed mash up of Blade Runner, Paradise Lost, X-Men, Mad Max and everything in between' from the author of the Nevernight Chronicles and co-author of the New York Times bestselling Illuminae Files.

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Nexus: Zeroes 3

by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling YA superheroes series.

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The Electric Hotel

by Dominic Smith

From the award-winning author of the acclaimed bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous new novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his muse.

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The Nancys

by R.W.R. McDonald

A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot…

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Wildflower Ridge

by Maya Linnell

Four sisters, one farm and a second chance at following your heart.

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Outback Songman

by Ted Egan

The extraordinary life of one of Australia's great raconteurs and bush musicians, told in his own words.

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When the Ground is Hard

by Malla Nunn

A stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy of Jane Eyre.

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Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . .

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Shauna's Great Expectations

by Kathleen Loughnan

A fresh and compelling novel about an Aboriginal scholarship student and her surprising final year of school.

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Mr Right Now

by Karly Lane

Romantic and exciting, the story of the Callahans of Stringybark Creek continues. Readers of Fiona Palmer and Rachael Johns will love this.

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The Wonder of Lost Causes

by Nick Trout

A single mum learns that her son can talk to a very special dog - and the lessons the dog teaches will transform them all.

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Daughter of Bad Times

by Rohan Wilson

A suspenseful, truthful and compelling novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Roving Party.

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Life Before

by Carmel Reilly

Suspense and family secrets surround a pair of estranged siblings in a compelling debut thriller.

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Alice to Prague

by Tanya Heaslip

What happens when a young independent Northern Territory country girl decides to follow her dreams and go off in search of adventures abroad? An honest, often funny, bittersweet memoir of love, loss and belonging; of the hard-won understanding around where home lies.

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Losing the Plot

by Elizabeth Coleman

Funny, charming and captivating, with a plot within a plot, and a girl who is looking for love in all the wrong places.

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The Note Through the Wire

by Doug Gold

An extraordinary true story of a love that emerged, against all odds, between two young people from opposite sides of the globe as they fought for freedom during World War II.

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The True Story of Maddie Bright

by Mary-Rose MacColl

The bestselling author of In Falling Snow returns with a spellbinding tale of friendship, love and loyalty

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D-Day New Guinea

by Phillip Bradley

The most complete telling of one of the most significant campaigns of the Pacific War and Australia's role in it.

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The Honeyman and the Hunter

by Neil Grant

Rudra is an Indian-Australian boy at a crossroads, poised to step into the world of adulthood and to discover his cultural heritage and how that might truly define him. A wonderful exploration of dual heritage, cultural identity, family and the power of storytelling.

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Without a Doubt

by Fleur McDonald

Detective Dave Burrows finds himself on the wrong side of the law as he searches for the link between a murdered man and illegal stock trading in this suspenseful rural crime novel.

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The Impossible Climb

by Mark Synnott

The story of the greatest climbing feat ever undertaken - Alex Honnold's 2017 solo, rope-less free climb of the legendary 3000-foot vertical cliff, El Capitan.

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Esther

by Jessica North

The little-known rags to riches love story of a convict girl who arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. Much like another, better-known colonial woman, Elizabeth Macarthur, Esther successfully managed her husband's property and became a significant figure in the new colony.

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Loving Sylvie

by Elizabeth Smither

A sensual, witty novel that weaves together the stories of three women; beautifully written by one of our most clever wordsmiths.

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Rolling with the Punchlines

by Urzila Carlson

Chuckle, laugh and snigger along with Urzila in this fascinating memoir of a life in comedy.

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Four Dead Queens

by Astrid Scholte

A thrilling debut YA fantasy novel for fans of Red Queen and Three Dark Crowns.

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Your Backyard Birds

by Dr Grainne Cleary

The remarkable relationships between our often cheeky birds and humans in Australian backyards all over the country are revealed with humour and charm. An ideal gift for any bird lover.

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Old Days, Old Ways

by Alex Nicol

Former ABC Radio presenter Alex Nicol brings back to life the voices and stories of regional Australia before television and the internet.

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Islands

by Peggy Frew

A stunning literary novel from the author of the Stella Prize shortlisted Hope Farm.

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Hunter

by Jack Heath

Timothy Blake returns, with an insatiable appetite, in the thrillingly addictive sequel to Hangman.

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Smart Mothering

by Dr Natalie Flynn

'This is the one book every new parent actually needs.' Nigel Latta

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The Orchardist's Daughter

by Karen Viggers

A story of freedom, forgiveness and finding the strength to break free. International bestselling writer Karen Viggers returns to remote Tasmania, the setting of her most popular novel The Lightkeeper's Wife.

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Lawson's Bend

by Nicole Hurley-Moore

The stunning new romantic suspense novel from best-selling author Nicole Hurley-Moore.

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Small Blessings

by Emily Brewin

Through the unlikeliest of friendships comes a second chance.

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The Dog Runner

by Bren MacDibble

From the author of the multi-award-winning and bestselling How to Bee comes an intense and thrilling new adventure.

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The Revolution of Man

by Phil Barker

Journalist Phil Barker unpacks the myth of the 'Man Box' and Australian masculinity.

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Black is the New White

by Nakkiah Lui

The smash-hit play, in print for the first time with a foreword and notes from multitalented playwright, writer, commentator and actor Nakkiah Lui. Winner of the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting, NSW Premier's Awards.

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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

by Holly Black

The second book in the thrilling new fantasy series from bestselling author Holly Black about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a dangerous web of royal faerie intrigue.

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The Promised Land

by Barry Maitland

Brock and Kolla return in an enthralling new mystery from a master of the genre.

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Flight Risk

by Michael McGuire

A gripping debut thriller full of pure adrenaline, explosive action and terrifying revelations that will keep even the most jaded reader glued to the pages and utterly engrossed.

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The Wrong Callahan

by Karly Lane

For readers of Rachael Johns and Fiona Palmer, The Wrong Callahan begins Karly Lane's sparkling CALLAHANS OF STRINGYBARK CREEK trilogy.

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Life on the Leash

by Victoria Schade

Must Love Dogs meets My Not So Perfect Life in this hilarious romantic comedy about a dog trainer who's a master at managing her four-legged friends . . . but not so much her love life.

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Unsheltered

by Barbara Kingsolver

The international bestselling author of The Lacuna, Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards - including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize - returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resilience and compassion in times of great upheaval.

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The Turn of Midnight

by Minette Walters

For all those who love Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, and Geraldine Brooks' Year of Wonders comes the worldwide-bestselling Minette Walters' compelling and fascinating historical novel of the Plague years.

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Where the River Runs

by Fleur McDonald

In the tradition of the acclaimed Red Dust, Where the River Runs is a brilliantly told rural story of long-held family secrets by an author at the forefront of rural fiction, Fleur McDonald.

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Words That Go Ping

by Barbara Lasserre

Barbara Lasserre brings the neglected world of onomatopoeia to life in this witty little gem of a book which will delight language lovers.

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Great Bush Stories

by Graham Seal

Tales from life on the land and outback adventures continue to intrigue, puzzle and entertain us. This collection is Graham Seal at his best.

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A Spark of Light

by Jodi Picoult

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.

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Cedar Valley

by Holly Throsby

From the author of the bestselling novel, GOODWOOD, comes a compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.

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The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in a devilishly funny new novel from the acclaimed filmmaker, screenwriter and author of Rush Oh!

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Boys Will Be Boys

by Clementine Ford

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

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The Spotted Dog

by Kerry Greenwood

Intrepid baker and erstwhile investigator Corinna Chapman returns triumphantly in her first adventure in seven years.

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Trumpedia

by Dominic Knight

A bitingly funny satire on the world of Donald Trump, from the author of the Christmas bestseller Strayapedia.

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The Clockmaker's Daughter

by Kate Morton

Kate Morton's highly acclaimed novels have sold over 11 million copies worldwide and are number one bestsellers around the world.

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Impostors

by Scott Westerfeld

In a world full of social and military tech, power struggles, dictatorships, surveillance, intrigue and the ever-present threat of treachery, Frey is sent on a potentially deadly mission. Impostors is the first book in a new quartet - a thrilling return to the world of the New York Times bestselling Uglies series.

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2028

by Ken Saunders

Move over Shaun Micallef ... a work of comic genius that takes the mickey out of anything and everything to do with Australian politics.

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Catching Teller Crow

by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

A totally addictive ghost story, crime story and thriller, told half in prose and half in verse, from two of the most exciting Aboriginal voices in Australia.

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After the First Six Weeks

by Midwife Cath

The essential guide to caring for your baby in the first 12 months, from routines to major milestones and everything in between.

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The Wolf Hour

by Sarah Myles

A gripping thriller set in Africa about a young aid worker in danger and the lengths to which her family will go to save her. Edge-of-your-seat suspense combines with a compelling family drama in this story of power, greed and salvation.

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How to Be Perfect

by Holly Wainwright

The bestselling author of The Mummy Bloggers is back with another page-turning, rip-roaring story about mums, phones and the cult of self-improvement.

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Murder Mile

by Lynda La Plante

Four brutal murders, a city living in fear, a killer on the streets...Prime Suspect's Jane Tennison returns in the 4th book in the bestselling Tennison series, from the doyenne of crime fiction.

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After the Lights Go Out

by Lili Wilkinson

What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?

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Hell Ship

by Michael Veitch

The riveting story of one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history, the plague-stricken sailing ship Ticonderoga that left England for Victoria with 800 doomed emigrants on board.

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Inappropriation

by Lexi Freiman

A search for belonging in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs turns into a riotous satire of identity politics in this wildly irreverent coming-of-age story.

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Hey Brother

by Jarrah Dundler

A genuine and compellingly portrayed family drama of a tough kid from rural Australia.

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The Mess We're In

by Bernard Keane

Crikey correspondent Bernard Keane explains capitalism, identity and Why Everything Is Awful

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The Anomaly

by Michael Rutger

An utterly gripping action adventure in the grand tradition of Michael Crichton that will leave you breathless.

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Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

A hilarious and heartwarming romp, from The New York Times Bestselling authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily.

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Munmun

by Jesse Andrews

A pointed, amusing and highly-original story set in an alternate reality wherein every person's physical size is directly proportional to their wealth, by the best-selling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

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Obsidio

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mould and has been called 'stylistically mesmerizing' and 'out-of-this-world-awesome.'

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White Night

by Ellie Marney

Bo Mitchell has little on his mind except school, footy and friends. Rory Wild has grown up on a nearby commune and is attending a 'normal' high school for the first time. Bo is determined to find out everything about her, even her secrets...

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Unearthed

by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Lara Croft and Indiana Jones join forces - in space! This December, discover the newest series from New York Times bestselling duo, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Jules Addison and Amelia Radcliffe join forces in a tomb-raiding race on a newly-discovered planet to unravel the secrets of an ancient, long-extinct civilization--only to uncover a revelation that could spell the end of the human race...

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Nexus: Zeroes 3

by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling YA superheroes series.

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Genuine Fraud

by E. Lockhart

How far would you go to become someone else? A masterful young adult thriller from the author of blockbuster bestseller We Were Liars.

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Shaozhen: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

by Wai Chim, edited by Lyn White

An evocative and compelling story about one boy living through the 2014 drought in Henan, China.

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Sparrow

by Scot Gardner

An exceptional and compelling novel from one of Australia's most acclaimed and much-loved authors.

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Gap Year in Ghost Town

by Michael Pryor

Anton Marin and his father are on high alert after a spike in ghost manifestations. Anton wants to help the ghosts. Rani Cross wants to slice and dice them. And they both need to work together to keep the city safe. A smart, snappy, funny and scary ghost-hunting adventure.

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The Late Show

by Michael Connelly

The current #1 fiction bestseller in Australia and the US: a pulse-pounding thriller, introducing a driven, young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD.
Includes an extract of Two Kinds of Truth, the new Harry Bosch novel to be published in November 2017.

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My Lovely Frankie

by Judith Clarke

A masterful, moving story about a teenage boy caught between faith and love, by one of Australia's finest YA writers.

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Half Wild

by Pip Smith

A stunningly original debut novel inspired by the life of Eugenia Falleni.

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Writing True Stories

by Patti Miller

The complete guide to writing autobiography, memoir, personal essay, biography, travel and creative nonfiction.

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A Good Life to the End

by Ken Hillman

A professor of intensive care asks why so many elderly people linger in pain and confusion in ICU when all they want is to die at home in peace and with their loved ones. A crucial and timely rallying cry against unnecessary suffering and for humanity and gentle acceptance at the end of our lives.

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Scorched Earth

by Sue Rosen

Hidden for 75 years, the top secret government documents outlining preparations for the event of a Japanese invasion of Australia in 1942 have finally been discovered. They reveal an extraordinarily comprehensive plan to thwart Japanese troops, and a population that would go to great lengths to avoid being enslaved.

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See You In September

by Charity Norman

It was supposed to be just a short holiday... but when Cassy is lured to an idyllic valley called Gethsemane it's years before her friends and family see her again. Can her family rescue her before it's too late? A dazzling, gripping new novel about a young woman lured into a clutches of a doomsday cult by its charismatic leader, Justin.

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To Become a Whale

by Ben Hobson

The story of a young boy who has recently lost his mother, trying to make sense of the world of men and then embarking on a breathtaking adventure of his own - a stunning literary debut in the tradition of Favel Parrett's Past the Shallows and Tim Winton's An Open Swimmer.

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Girl in Between

by Anna Daniels

Life can be tricky when you're a girl in between relationships, careers and cities ... and sometimes you have to face some uncomfortable truths. The sparkling debut from comic TV and radio presenter, Anna Daniels.

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Hotaka: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

by John Heffernan, edited by Lyn White

A powerful and moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

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Love, Lies and Linguine

by Hilary Spiers

When two widowed sisters embark on a holiday to Italy, they have no idea that the trip will upend their comfortable lives forever. From the author of Hester and Harriet.

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To Capture What We Cannot Keep

by Beatrice Colin

Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love.

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The Slow Waltz of Turtles

by Katherine Pancol

In this bestseller from France and the sequel to The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, a woman contends with divorce, family trouble, and even murder in her journey to discover who she really is.

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The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

by Joy Callaway

Devastated after being jilted by the boy next door, Ginny Loftin turns to writing in an attempt to rewrite their story with a better ending. But it is among the painters, musicians, actors and other writers she meets at a Fifth Avenue salon that she finds new purpose and a second chance at love. A richly told historical novel of family loyalties, loss and artistic desires.

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Gemina

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The exhilarating sequel to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Illuminae.

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Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND VIOLA DAVIS.

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Swarm: Zeroes 2

by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

The second book in the unputdownable, action-packed Zeroes series from New York Times bestselling authors.

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On the Blue Train

by Kristel Thornell

What did happen to Agatha Christie during her mysterious eleven-day disappearance just as she was on the cusp of fame? Mixing fact and fantasy, an entrancing novel of creativity and grief.

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Silent Scream

by Angela Marsons

The million copy ebook sensation - in print for the first time.

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The Safest Place in London

by Maggie Joel

Two frightened children, two very different mothers, and one night of terrifying Blitz bombing during World War Two. And when the bombs stop falling, which families' lives will be changed forever?

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The Windy Season

by Sam Carmody

From an impressive new voice in Australian literature, a novel where safe harbour seems always just out of reach.

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Maggie's Kitchen

by Caroline Beecham

Amid the heartbreak and danger of London in the Blitz of WWII, Maggie Johnson finds her courage in friendship and food.

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The Fighting Season

by Bram Connolly

Introducing Matt Rix... Australian commando. An explosive thriller from the heart of Afghanistan.

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The House Between Tides

by Sarah Maine

With a nod to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, The House Between Tides is a vivid triumph of intriguing storytelling and dark mystery.

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Where the Light Falls

by Gretchen Shirm

An expat photographer returns to Australia to make sense of his traumatic childhood and the disappearance of his former girlfriend.

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Blame

by Nicole Trope

A tender and terrifying page-turner from the master of white-knuckle suspense and searing family drama.

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High Season

by Jessica Whitman

First in a three book series by world-renowned polo player and global face of Ralph Lauren, Nacho Figueras, set in the glamorous, treacherous world of high-stakes polo competition.

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Palace of Tears

by Julian Leatherdale

The dazzling story of family, passion, secrets and vengeance, woven through the hardships of both World Wars, and revealing the intriguing history of the Palace, the opulent Blue Mountains hotel famed for its luxury and mysterious owner.

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The Wonder Lover

by Malcolm Knox

What's the worst thing that can happen to a man who has not one, not two, but three secret families on the go? A spectacular new work of imagination and audacity from one of our finest writers.

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Not Right In The Head

by Michelle Wyatt

A light-hearted, heart-warming account of how one family faced Alzheimer's and how the almost comical events within the secure walls of the nursing home made them realise that humour was the only way through.

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At the Water's Edge

by Sara Gruen

A gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman's personal awakening as she experiences the devastations of World War II in a Scottish Highlands village.

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My Sister Rosa

by Justine Larbalestier

What if the most terrifying person you'd ever met was your ten-year old sister? A spine-chilling psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors.

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Thicker than Water

by Brigid Kemmerer

Thomas is the new kid in town. So who will believe he's not a murderer? Part paranormal romance, part crime thriller, the new novel from bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer is a heartstopping read.

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Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

by Hilary Liftin

Theirs was a match made in Hollywood heaven: Elizabeth (formerly Lizzie) Pepper and Hollywood mega-star Rob Mars had their photographs on the cover of every magazine and their pick of lead roles in every blockbuster film. But now it's all over and Lizzie is ready to spill the beans. An addictively juicy novel of celebrity love gone wrong!

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The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott

by Andrew P Street

An irreverent take on the political life and times of Australia's twenty eighth prime minister, detailing a litany of questionable calls, miraculous blunders, and inexplicable mistakes.

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Zeroes

by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

Introducing ZEROES - featuring six unique superheroes, one bag of stolen drug money, one bungled bank robbery and a whole heap of trouble. All adding up to one outstanding YA series by three extraordinary writers.

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Swimming Home

by Mary-Rose MacColl

In London in the mid-1920s, a young Australian and her aunt are each on a journey of self-discovery - one by attempting to swim the English Channel the other to rediscover the woman she used to be. From the bestselling author of In Falling Snow.

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The Natural Way of Things

by Charlotte Wood

Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in an abandoned property in the middle of a desert in a story of two friends, sisterly love and courage - a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted.

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Lair of Dreams: The Diviners 2

by Libba Bray

The second book in the New York Times bestselling series showcases a new evil descending on 1920s New York City, as teen psychic Evie and her similarly gifted friends go on the hunt for a demon bride.

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The Best Years of Our Lives

by Richard Clapton

A rocking, uproarious memoir that tells the story of OzRock as well as one amazing life in music. Fasten your seatbelts for one wild ride!

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The Secret Son

by Jenny Ackland

An Australian historian determined to find the truth, a stolen inheritance, a wishing tree, a long-lost grandmother, and an unlikely sweetheart come together in a dazzlingly original, audacious and exhilarating novel about love, honour and belonging, and what it means to be a good person.

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A Good Place to Hide

by Peter Grose

They kept their heads down, they kept their mouths shut and they stuck together to offer sanctuary and shelter to over 3500 Jews in their small villages in the isolated upper reaches of the Loire. This is one of the great modern stories of unknown heroism and courage.

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Cluetopia

by David Astle

A celebration of the 100th birthday of the crossword puzzle.

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The Concrete Blonde (BOSCH TV tie-in)

by Michael Connelly

Tie-in to Series One of the television series BOSCH: Four years ago, Harry Bosch shot notorious serial killer 'The Dollmaker'. Now the case has come back to haunt him.

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City of Bones (BOSCH TV tie-in)

by Michael Connelly

Tie-in to Series One of the television series BOSCH: When the bones of a young boy are found, Harry is drawn into a case that brings up dark memories.

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Echo Park (BOSCH TV tie-in)

by Michael Connelly

Tie-in to Series One of the television series BOSCH: Bosch reopens the hunt for a psychotic killer who stalked the streets of Los Angeles years before.

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Endurance

by Tim Griffiths

A gripping, white-knuckle novel set in the Antarctic and the muddy fields of the Western Front, told through the eyes of real-life adventurer and pioneer Australian photographer Frank Hurley.

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Dog Gone, Back Soon

by Nick Trout

The gorgeous, hilarious novel from the author of the much-loved bestseller The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs.

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The Steady Running of the Hour

by Justin Go

In this mesmerising debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth.

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Surveillance

by Bernard Keane

They are watching you. Every move you make. Gripping fiction with an edge of terrifying truth - a brilliant and timely debut novel.

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Harry Mac

by Russell Eldridge

In this beautiful coming-of-age story set in a year of political turmoil in South Africa, Tom and Millie are best friends, relying on each other to make sense of what's going on in their lives and in the lives of their families.

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Hush, Little Bird

by Nicole Trope

A celebrity wife. A damaged young woman. How did they both end up in prison and what is the secret they share? White-knuckle reading from the queen of domestic suspense.

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Leap

by Myfanwy Jones

A heart-breaking, heart-lifting, effortlessly enjoyable story about love and grief and everything in between.

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Pieces of Sky

by Trinity Doyle

A strong atmospheric novel about Lucy, a sixteen-year-old competitive swimmer in a coastal town who is grappling with a fear of water after the untimely death of her surfer brother.

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West of Sunset

by Stewart O'Nan

A 'rich, sometimes heartbreaking' (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood.

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The Grass Castle

by Karen Viggers

The story of two remarkable women and their stories of courage, forgiveness and acceptance from the bestselling author of The Lightkeeper's Wife.

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Sheila

by Robert Wainwright

Born on a NSW sheep station, she wedded earls and barons, was feted by London and New York society, and when she died was a Russian princess.

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Stay With Me

by Maureen McCarthy

The unforgettable story of a young woman finding the courage to escape her present, face her past and embrace her future.

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The Umbrian Supper Club

by Marlena de Blasi

The true story of the Umbrian Thursday night supper club, a group of five women who gather in a derelict stone house in the hills above Italy's Orvieto to cook, eat, drink and talk.

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Emerald Springs

by Fleur McDonald

When suspicions are wrongly aimed at Amelia following the theft of proceeds from the local rodeo after a crash and grab, she must work with a sceptical rural detective to clear her name - and that of the man she loves. Mystery and romance abound in the new novel from the bestselling author of Crimson Dawn.

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The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

by Nick Trout

A sweet, charming and heartwarming novel about a man who inherits his father's failing veterinary practice and the unlikely friendships, adventures, and second chances that develop as he tries to save it.

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Goodbye Sweetheart

by Marion Halligan

From the author of Valley of Grace comes a powerful novel of love, the desire for understanding, and the inevitable messiness of life.

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The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

by Katherine Pancol

A warmly funny story about love, friendship, betrayal, money, dreams and a little white lie and its hilarious, life-changing consequences.

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The Tea Chest

by Josephine Moon

A beautifully engaging novel set in the world of a boutique teashop. With rose petals, cinnamon bark and orange peel scenting the air, three women come together from very different backgrounds and learn to trust themselves, and each other.

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The Accident

by Chris Pavone

From the author of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller The Expats, comes a riveting time-bomb of a thriller.

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The Secret Life of Luke Livingstone

by Charity Norman

What do you do when you find that your husband - your father, your son - is not who you thought? Can you ever love him again? A beautifully written, sensitive and witty novel of a family in utter chaos.

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Crimson Dawn

by Fleur McDonald

Laura Murphy will need to call on all her grit and determination to retain her beloved farm. But will her fierce self reliance close her off to the possibility of love?

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Return to Moondilla

by Tony Parsons

When Greg Baxter returns to his childhood home to finish what he hopes will be a bestselling novel, he didn't count on his plans being waylaid by an investigation into a local drug syndicate, an attempt on his life, and little touch of romance.

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The Social Diary

by Ros Reines

A gossipy and glamorous novel of eighties excess from the author of the real-life gossip column 'Guess Who Don't Sue'.

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Chocolate Cake for Breakfast

by Danielle Hawkins

A wry, entertaining story about falling in love with a man whose shirtless picture adorns every second lunchroom wall and then doing your best when the relationship takes an unexpected turn .

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Based on a True Story

by Elizabeth Renzetti

The Devil Wears Prada meets Absolutely Fabulous and Bridget Jones's Diary in an addictive, hilarious and wildly entertaining novel about having it all, losing it all - and fighting back.

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To Name Those Lost

by Rohan Wilson

From the bestselling author of The Roving Party, comes a moving father and son story set amidst the beauty and the violence of the poor and preyed upon of our colonial past.

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Sell Up, Pack Up and Take Off

by Stephen Wyatt and Colleen Ryan

Bali? Thailand? Spain? France? Is living in a beautiful, exotic location a completely impossible dream? Not with this sensible and practical guide to the how, why and when of establishing a new life overseas.

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Tumbledown Manor

by Helen Brown

A witty, entertaining novel about a woman who leaves the rat race for a quiet life restoring an old mansion from the bestselling author of Cleo.

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The Year It All Ended

by Kirsty Murray

From one of our most gifted storytellers, a novel about the impact of war on those left behind, set in Australia and Europe in 1918-19.

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Sabriel

by Garth Nix

Garth Nix's fantasy masterwork is a compelling high fantasy, the gripping story of a young heroine who must do battle in Death itself to defeat a powerful enemy. A tale of dark secrets, deep love and dangerous magic.

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Mothers Grimm

by Danielle Wood

A sly, cheeky and blackly comic novel about mothering, heartache, heartbreak, desire, love and death, bringing the mothers of the Brothers Grimm into the here and now.

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The Turning Tide

by CM Lance

A novel of secrets, mateship and betrayal, set against a dramatic backdrop of wartime Australia - a sweeping saga that will be enjoyed by readers who crave action and adventure with a little bit of spice.

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Coal Creek

by Alex Miller

The new novel from Australia's highly acclaimed literary treasure is an extraordinarily powerful exploration of tragedy, betrayal, the true nature of friendship and the beauty of lasting love.

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Blood and Circuses

by Lex Marinos

From Kingswood Country to The Slap, and beyond - the warm, funny and surprising life of one of Australia's much-loved actors and broadcasters.

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The Diviners: The Diviners 1

by Libba Bray

Cassandra Clare meets Kerry Greenwood meets Patricia Cornwell in this first book in a blockbuster series set in 1920s New York about a teen psychic and her similarly gifted friends on the hunt for a serial killer.

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Cherry Bomb

by Jenny Valentish

Nina Dall is one half of Sydney pop-punk band The Dolls. Have they got what it takes to stay on top or are they just a one hit wonder? Told through the eyes of a young singer who's seen it all, this is celebrated rock journalist Jenny Valentish's debut novel - a wild ride into Australia's music scene.

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The Word Ghost

by Christine Paice

Funny, moving, romantic, and a little bit spooky - a brilliantly told story of love, family and the occasional ghost.

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The Railwayman's Wife

by Ashley Hay

An acclaimed, heartbreaking novel of love and loss, and the healing power of memory and words.

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The Secrets in Silence

by Nicole Trope

A stunning novel about secrets and silence - and how sooner or later the truth must be spoken. Hard-hitting, gripping and unputdownable.

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Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate

by David Michie

A beginner's guide to the powerful practice of mindfulness. By reclaiming the present moment with mindfulness practice, you can improve performance and increase wellbeing - and improve chocolate too!

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The Burial

by Courtney Collins

A breathtakingly brilliant debut novel in the tradition of Cormac McCarthy - inspired by Australia's last bushranger, young woman Jessie Hickman.

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Delicious!

by Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl celebrates food in her dazzling fiction debut-a novel of sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must find the courage to let go of the past in order to embrace her own true gifts.

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Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

Thwarted love, scheming snobs, obscene wealth and haute couture - it's all here in a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich. An absolutely wicked treat!

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A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home

by Sue Halpern

A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life.

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Into My Arms

by Kylie Ladd

When Skye meets Ben their attraction is instantaneous and intense. Niether of them has ever felt more in synch - or in love - with anyone in their lives. What happens next will tear them both apart. Into My Arms is a searing love story and a gripping family drama - a shocking, haunting novel in the tradition of Jodi Picoult and Caroline Overington.

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Redstone Station

by Therese Creed

A novel full of romance and drama about a strong young woman who needs all the determination she can muster to prove herself as a farmer - and finds love along the way.

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All I Know

by Mary Coustas

One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever.

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Safe With Me

by Amy Hatvany

A provocative and compelling novel about two mothers and one daughter who are linked by tragedy and bound by secrets.

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Silver Clouds

by Fleur McDonald

An enthralling rural saga about a young woman who must come to term with past mistakes and a major tragedy in order to find peace, happiness and love.

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The Undertaking

by Audrey Magee

In the tradition of Bernard Schlink's The Reader and Rachel Seiffert's The Dark Room, a stunning novel that shines an intense light on history and illuminates the lives of those caught up in one of its darkest chapters.

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Horrie the War Dog

by Roland Perry

He was a little stray pup the boys of First Australian Machine Gun Battalion saved from harsh Libyan Desert. He became their much-loved mascot and saviour. But what happened to Horrie on his return to Australia? An extraordinarily moving and fascinating story of bravery, mateship and the lengths people will go to to save a friend.

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Infamy

by Lenny Bartulin

Kate Grenville meets Cormac McCarthy in a hugely enjoyable rollicking, literary western set in the most isolated and feared penal colony of the British Empire. A novel full of breathtaking action, cut-throat villains and corrupt and deadly officials, you'll never think of Tasmanian history in the same way again.

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Songs of Willow Frost

by Jamie Ford

Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls - a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past - both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. From the international bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

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Floodline

by Kathryn Heyman

On the eve of a huge gay mardis gras a city is destroyed by a flood - a moving, passionate, original and utterly fresh novel from the acclaimed author of Captain Starlight's Apprentice.

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Game

by Trevor Shearston

A moving and brilliant literary novel about the last days of legendary bushranger Ben Hall.

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If I Tell You I'll Have to Kill You

by edited by Michael Robotham

Australia's best crime writers - Michael Robotham, Kerry Greenwood, Shane Maloney, Peter Corris, Tara Moss and more - share the secrets to their success, their best- ever writing tips and their favourite 'must reads'. An ideal guide for aspiring writers and crime fiction fans alike.

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The Comfort of Lies

by Randy Susan Meyers

A compelling, big-hearted novel that explores the collateral damage of infidelity and reveals the darkest and most private thoughts of three women.

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Snake Bite

by Christie Thompson

The funny and shocking coming-of-age story of a wild teenager in a Canberra you never dreamed existed!

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Questions of Travel

by Michelle de Kretser

Questions of Travel is a dazzling, compassionate and deeply moving novel from one of world literature's rising stars.

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The Son-in-Law

by Charity Norman

A heart-catching, riveting and extremely engaging family drama for readers who love Joanna Trollope and Jodi Picoult.

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From Alice With Love

by Jo Dutton

This thought-provoking outback romance tells the story of a woman leaving the city to return to Alice Springs, where she gradually finds fulfilment in life and love. Then complications intervene and threaten her happiness.

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Heart Like Mine

by Amy Hatvany

When a young mother dies under mysterious circumstances, those she leaves behind begin looking for answers in the past and find a long-buried secret they never could have imagined .

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The Boy Under the Table

by Nicole Trope

Being a mother was all-consuming. There were so many mistakes you could make, so many ways to lose a child.

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Eleven Seasons

by Paul D Carter

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award winner 2012

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The Town that Drowned

by Riel Nason

When fourteen-year-old Ruby Carson takes a tumble through the ice she nearly drowns. Coming to, she has a vision of her town under water that she shares with the assembled crowd. Already something of an oddity, the vision solidifies her status as an outcast. But as it turns out, she was right . . . A tender, funny and charming coming-of-age tale that will steal your heart.

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Grace Grows

by Shelle Sumners

'The first time I met Tyler Wilkie, I was dressed like a call girl. . '

And so begins the slow unravelling of the organised, responsible life of textbook editor girl, Grace, when she meets the super-charming, irresponsible, dogwalking boy. It's when all the trouble starts.

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My Life As an Alphabet

by Barry Jonsberg

Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.

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Currawalli Street

by Christopher Morgan

A beguiling celebration of the extraordinary in ordinary people's lives, this gently moving and beautifully written novel tells the stories of the people of Currawalli Street across the generations. It's a modern classic in the making that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.

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A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea

by Dina Nayeri

The heart-warming and uplifting novel about an Iranian girl who, separated from her mother and twin sister during the turmoil following the Iranian Revolution, invents a rich, imaginative world in which they live on. A book about identity - about finding your own and creating what you think you're missing.

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The Diviners: The Diviners 1

by Libba Bray

Cassandra Clare meets Kerry Greenwood meets Patricia Cornwell in this launch of a blockbuster series set in 1920s New York about a teen psychic and her similarly gifted friends on the hunt for a serial killer.

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Sea Hearts

by Margo Lanagan

A mesmerising selkie novel from multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed Australian author, Margo Lanagan - one of the most exciting voices in speculative fiction.

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