He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Best Designed Literary Fiction Book - Australian Book Design Awards 2017 (Australia) and The Stella Prize 2017 (Australia) and Christina Stead Prize for Fiction - NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2017 (Australia) and Designer's Choice Cover of the Year - Australian Book Design Awards 2017 (Australia). Short-listed for Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2017 (Australia).|
'If this was a dream, then he wanted to know when it would end. Maybe it would end if he went to see Lydia. But it was the one thing he was not allowed to do.'..Arky Swann is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has made him promise to keep a terrible s... read more
Meet my dog Bigsy. He's only small, but everyone knows he's the boss.
Each morning he visits the animals on the farm.
Squawk, neigh, quack, moo, baa, oink, cluck, purr, ruff ruff ruff!
What a lot of noise! And all because of Bigsy!
From Australia's favour... read more
Hey there guys. Would you like a banana? Whats wrong with you. Brian? Youre a Piranha. Brian is a piranha. He is also a vegetarian. But do you think he can convince his family to join him
|Awards:||Long-listed for Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Fiction 2017.|
When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm descends. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub, whose apparent easygoing n... read more
|Author:||Graeme Macrae Burnet|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016|
A brutal triple murder. Dark and deadly deeds in a remote northwestern crofting community in 1869 lead to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae.
There's no question that Macrae landed the savage blows, but it falls to the country's finest legal and psych... read more
'All in?' Kieran pulled me up, and the others followed. We gathered around the bigger tree. No one asked Matty - he just reached up and put his right hand on the trunk with ours. Kieran cleared his throat. 'We swear, on these trees, to always be friends. To protect each othe... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2016. Winner of the Stella Prize 2016.|
She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.'Two women awaken from a dr... read more
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
|Awards:||Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Victorian Premier's Prize for Fiction 2017 and Queensland Literary Awards: University of Queensland Fiction Book Award 2016.|
Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn. Ester is a family therapist with an appointment b... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Man Booker Finalist 2015|
The Sunday Times Bestseller Longlisted For The Man Booker Prize Shortlisted For The Baileys Women's Fiction Prize. 'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that summer's d... read more
Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of ten essays that describes the author's affliction with an eating disorder which begins in high school, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the next ten years. Fiona Wright is a highly regarded poet and critic, ... read more