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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function- to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. . . . .

The Handmaid's Tale
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Awards:Shortlisted for Women's Prize for Fiction 2013.

"WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD/i>What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?b>uring a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, t... read more

Life After Life
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Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on the novel's strength is undiminished. Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage.
Set in the closing months of World War II, this is the story of a bom... read more

Catch-22 (50th Anniversary Vintage Classics)
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Series:Text Classics Ser.

A classic novel by a superb observer of contemporary manners, The Women in Blackilluminates on every page the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. It's Sydney in the late 1950s, and the Ladies' Cocktail Frocks department of the famous F.G. Goode departm... read more

The Women in Black - Text Classics
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THE ORIGINAL TEXT 'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking a ... read more

To Kill a Mockingbird
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Awards:Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award People's Choice for Fiction 2009. Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2009 and Miles Franklin Literary Award 2009 and Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008 and Guardian First Book Award 2008 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2009.

The Father is Martin Dean.He taught his son always to make up his mind, and then change it. An impossible, brilliant, restless man, he just wanted the world to listen to him - and the trouble started when the world did.The Uncle is Terry Dean.As a boy, Terry was t... read more

Fraction of the Whole
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Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Winner of Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book Eurasia 2002 and WH Smith Literary Prize 2002. Shortlisted for Whitbread Prize (Fiction) 2001 and Booker Prize for Fiction 2001 and WHSmith Book Awards (Fiction) 2002.

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen- year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country hosue. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come... read more

Atonement
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Series:Historical Trilogy Ser.
Awards:Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Community Relations Commission Award 2006 and ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2006 and The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2006 and Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Awards: Christina Stead Award 2006. Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 and Miles Franklin Literary Award 2006.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2006 COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE IMPAC DUBLIN PRIZELondon, 1806. William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until Will... read more

Secret River
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The groundbreaking novel that propelled its author to literary stardom: told in a continuous monologue from patient to psychoanalyst, Philip Roth's masterpiece draws us into the turbulent mind of one lust-ridden young Jewish bachelor named Alexander Portnoy.  ... read more

Portnoy's Complaint
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"'Oh How adorable I didn't know you had a cat ' she exclaimed.I am always surprised how many people make this observation. Why should His Holiness not have a cat?'If only she could speak, ' continued the actress. 'I'm sure she'd have such wisdom to share.'And so th... read more

The Dalai Lama's Cat
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"Of all John Fowles' novels The French Lieutenant's Woman received the most universal acclaim and today holds a very special place in the canon of post-war English literature. From the god-like stance of the nineteenth-century novelist that he both assumes... read more

The French Lieutenant's Woman
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Awards:Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1999 and Commonwealth Writers Prize 2000. Shortlisted for WH Smith Literary Prize 2000 and W H Smith Annual Literary Award 2000 and Best of the Booker 2008.

After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refu... read more

Disgrace
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