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 Australian author

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Winner of Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 (Australia).

The best-selling, 1993 Miles Franklin Award-winning novel from one of Australia's foremost literary writers.

The Ancestor Game
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Awards:Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010.

In masterful prose, the author of SURRENDER tells a quiet but powerful tale about the shifting bonds and psychological perils of adolescence. (Ages 14 and up)
 
Plum Coyle is on t... read more

Butterfly
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 Australian author

For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale comes an internationally bestselling World War II novel that spans generations, crosses oceans, and proves just how much two young women are willing to sacrifice for love and family. 1940: As the Germans advance upon Paris,... read more

The Paris Seamstress
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Oceanic in its rhythms and understanding, brilliant in its use of language and image, moving in its largeness of spirit, compelling in its narrative scope and style, this intriguing journey is a celebration and lament--of beginning and return,... read more

Benang: From the Heart - MILES FRANKLIN WINNER 2000
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 Australian author

Awards:Winner of Nita B. Kibble Award 2013 and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Manuscript by an Emerging Queensland Author 2011. Commended for Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Awards: Christina Stead Award 2013. Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013.

'...an acute evocation of postwar Australasia. Faulkner's novel is enlivened by a strong gift for metaphor and the wisdom to use it sparingly.' When Roberta 'Bertie' Lightfoot is struck down with polio, her world collapses. But Mama doesn't tolerate self-pity, and Bertie is nobody if not her mother's ... read more

The Beloved (Shortlised Miles Franklin 2013)
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In the Kimberley region of Australia, water is plentiful, but in the city, it is precious and political. Government minister Michael Money has cooked up a secret plan to bring water from the monsoonal north of Australia to the south, but he needs to find out what opposition he might face around the ri... read more

As the River Runs
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On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past. English governess Violet Hartley has fled from England after a scandalous liaison. Now she is angling for a rich husband and a new life. Little Cat is fleeing fro... read more

The Boy with Blue Trousers
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An amazingly bold, inventive and enchanting debut. Set in the 1950s, a 10-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house. In the following weeks he comes to map out all the significant adventures he has in the labyrinthine city trying to make sure he doesn't cros... read more

The Cartographer (Prize winner Indie s/l 2013)
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A previously unpublished novel from the Australian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communis... read more

The Hanging Garden
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'Looking back on it now, I can see it was instant. The second we locked eyes. Boom. Just like that. And despite the carnage it brought to all our lives, I don't regret it.'Mel is living the dream. She's a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a be... read more

Love at First Flight
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 Australian author

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Winner of the Stella Prize 2013 Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards' Christina Stead Prize 2013  Shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013 Finalist of the Melbourne Prize for Literature for Best Writing Award 2012 Shortlisted for the VIC Premier's Literary Awards' Prize for Fiction 2013 Longlisted for The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 (formerly The Orange Prize) Longlisted for Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers' Kibble Literary Award 2013

On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song.
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Mateship With Birds
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 Australian author

In 1902, newly-married Jeannie Gunn (Mrs Aeneas Gunn) left the security and comfort of her Melbourne home to travel to the depths of the Northern Territory, where her husband had been appointed manager of The Elsey, a large cattle station. One of the very few white wome... read more

We of the Never-Never
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