Iris's family - her ex-husband with his new wife and baby; her son, and her best friend's daughter - gather to pack up their holiday house. They are there for one last time, one last weekend, and one last party - but in the course of this weekend, their connections will be af... read more
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
This is the story of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, junkie. Lena is Music's Most Modern Musician; the first theremin player of the twentieth century. From the obscurity of a Perth boarding school to a glittering career on the world stage, Lena Gaunt's life will be made and torn apart by those she gives her heart to.
How far would your government go? A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia's newest ally.
When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her b... read more
Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, ... read more
Longlisted for the prestigious Miles Franklin Award, this "moving account of the depth of ordinary lives" (Library Journal, starred review) tells of a young Tasmanian girl and a Danish sailor in their search for meaning and whose brief encounter leaves a lasting impact on bot... read more
"If you read only one book this year, make sure it's this" (The Sunday Times, London): An award-winning debut novel from a rising star in Australia--a hauntingly beautiful story about the bond of brotherhood and the fragility of youth.
Joe, Miles, and Har... read more
|Awards:||Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2019! ABIA Shortlisted Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2019 Shortlisted Stella Awards 2019 |
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2019!
A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby. Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the worl... read more
The major new novel from David Nicholls.
One life-changing summerCharlie meets Fran...
In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the... read more
"loved this book" - Daphne (Staff)
The blazingly brilliant new novel from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love- a glittering coming-of-age epic stitched across the fabric of a lost New York It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old... read more
A masterpiece from the Orange Prize-winning, New York Times number one bestselling author of Commonwealth and Bel Canto: a story of love, family, sacrifice, and the power of place.
Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish folly in small-town Pennsylvania taken o... read more
'Glamorous and nostalgic and very sexy... One of those books that stays with you' Paula Hawkins
'The new Gatsby... With shades of F Scott Fitzgerald, Revolutionary Road and even Mad Men. It is so, so good' Stylist (The Top 10 Books of 2019)
September 1957 Henry and Ef... read more
Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Survivors.
1953, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apart by sec... read more