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
He's guarding a deep secret ... But so is she. A stunning new thriller about the burden of shame from blockbuster author Sara Foster Lizzie Burdett was eighteen when she vanished, and Noah Carruso has never forgotten her. She was his first crush, his unrequited love. ... 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 A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN.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
People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now. They knew each other better than their own siblings, but Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them.
Four older ... 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
|Series:||The Handmaid's Tale|
|Reading Level:||1 Fiction|
|Awards:||Joint winner of the Booker Prize 2019|
The wait is over And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her - freedom, prison or death. With The Testame... 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