Winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin AwardProfessor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life, he is de... read more
From the two-times winner of the Miles Franklin AwardFrom Kim Scott, two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, comes a work charged with ambition and poetry, in equal parts brutal, mysterious and idealistic, about a young woman cast into a drama that has been playing for over t... read more
|Author:||Maggie Beer; Ralph Martins (As told to); Dragan Radocaj (Photographer)|
This book is so important to me. To have a healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50. I have two great passions - sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people. I hope this cookbook does both ... read more
'This land is a forever land. The clock ticks to a different time.'Set on the banks of Lake Illawarra and spanning four centuries, Storyland is a remarkable and moving novel about who we are and our connection to this land.Telling the stories of five very d... read more
Incredibly exciting adventure on the high seas, filled with deadly creatures, impossible tasks, dangerous quests, nailbiting battles . . . and two friends determined to make their way in the world.
The Passage of Love is a moving novel from one of Australia's most beloved authors, two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Alex Miller. Both intimate and epic, Miller's autobiographical novel begins as the story of Robert Crofts, whose father, after serving in World... read more
'I adored this book - a wondrous compendium of Iceland's best sagas' - Hannah Kent A new friendship. An unforgettable journey.A beautiful and bloody history.
This is Iceland as you've never read it before ...
Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author K ri G slason are good friends... read more
You Belong Here follows the Slater family from the years 1972 - 2002, finding faith, faults, and redemption, in a raw, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful meditation on what it means to be a family in modern Australia. 'An unforgettable exploration of the things th... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Kibble Award for Literature 1997 (Australia).|
Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the sto... read more
These stories-that delve into the complexities of love and longing, of the pain, darkness and joy of life-are all told with her characteristic sharpness of observation, honesty and humour. Each one a perfect piece, together they showcase Garner?s mastery of the form.
In 1999, a number of young women go missing in the Perth suburb of Claremont. One body is discovered. Others are never seen again. Snowy Lane (City of Light) is hired as a private investigator but neither he nor the cops can find the serial killer. Sixteen years later, anoth... read more
Nick Chester is working as a sergeant for the Havelock police in the Marlborough Sound, at the top of New Zealand's South Island. If the river isn't flooded and the land hasn't slipped, it's paradise. Unless you are also hiding from a ruthless man with a grudge, in which case, re... read more