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After Darkness

While working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia. There, he learns to live among a group of men who are di

Piper, Christine

All the Birds, Singing

Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods? Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep.

Wyld, Evie

Amateur Science of Love

They say we fall in love. But really we fall in sickness. I lost appetite for food in those two nights with Tilda. My stomach was sunken in its wishbone cavity. Me, I was never sick, but I was sick now, the strangest sickness that made my ey

Sherborne, Craig

Antony and Cleopatra

McCullough, Colleen

Autumn Laing

Inspired by the infamous life and times of Sunday Reid, Autumn Laing is Miller's self-proclaimed "best book yet", we agree. A luscious, engaging and erudite beach read...
Autumn Laing seduces Pat Donlon with her pearly thighs and her lus

Miller, Alex


The flowers flared up from the ground unconquerable. The unrepentant gaiety of the weed, the burning blues and crimsons, set the hills glowing. 'It's a plant that's struck it lucky,' the Stray said thoughtfully. 'It hasn't got no right, but

Tennant, Kylie

Bay of Noon
Virago Modern Classics, 448 192

Jenny arrives in the ancient and fantastic city of Naples in flight from a sombre drama, unaware that a larger drama awaits her. Introduced to a Neapolitan woman, in an idle moment she follows up the invitation an

Hazzard Shirley

Black Mountain

Beginning in the sulphur mines of Sicily over a century ago, when child slavery was rampant, Black Mountain takes you on a journey through time and back again. When a young boy sold into slavery finds the courage to escape his brutal existen

Armanno, Venero

230(Ht mm) 155(Wdt mm) 288

From the much-loved author of Shadowboxing comes a stunning debut novel in the tradition of Honey Brown, Chris Wommersley, and Kenneth Cook's Wake in Fright . If there's one thing Jesse knows when he sees it, it's trou

Birch, Tony

Blossoms and Shadows

This is the story of the birth of modern Japan, told by Tsuru, a young woman who breaks every stereotype of the Japanese lady. We meet her on the day of her sister's wedding, and soon realise that she will not accept the same domestic role t

Hearn, Lian

Bride Stripped Bare
Paperback 224 pages.

Coolly impassioned, this book tells shocking truths about love and sex. These are the kind of revelations that best friends whisper to each other and then decide to forget they ever revealed. It will make you question whethe

Gemmell, Nikki

Masters of Rome S. 1056 pages.

Rome's leaders are frightened: the brilliant, ruthless Gaius Julius Caesar must be crushed before he can overthrow the government and become dictator. This novel opens in Gaul, scene of Caesar's magnificent victory

McCullough Colleen

Cafe Scheherazade
Paperback 232 pages.

Zable, Arnold

China Garden
230(Ht mm) 155(Wdt mm) 288


'The China Garden propels Kristina Olsson into the front ranks of Australian novelists.' Matthew Condon, novelist and journalist

Over t

Olsson, Kristina

Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay

In the sequel to his semi-autobiographical novel My Brother Jack, George Johnston concludes his Meredith trilogy in this brilliantly evocative, single volume of books two and three: Clean Straw for Nothing (winner of the Miles Franklin Award) a

Johnston, George

Cold Light

Word on the streets of Canberra is that you don't need to have read the previous two weighty tomes in this trilogy to enjoy this Cold Light - which, we hear, is an elegant page-turning tribute to our great/little city.

It is 1950, the L

Moorhouse, Frank

Drover's Wife and Other Stories

Here is the updated edition of Murray Bail's remarkable collection of short stories, first published in 1975. In addition to established classics such as 'The Drover's Wife' and 'Huebler', this edition includes a number of new stories. A ma

Bail, Murray


Chloe Hooper's first novel, A Child's Book of True Crime, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book. The Tall Man, her non-fiction account of the death in custody of Camero

Hooper, Chloe

Faces in the Clouds

Twin brothers Stephen and Lawrence Kennedy are army kids; theirs is a world of barracks, bunks and barbecues. But then their parents are killed in a car accident and the boys are sent to stay with people they barely know. How the boys live w

Nable, Matt

Five Greatest Warriors

IT BEGAN WITH SIX STONES Jack West Jr and his loyal team are in desperate disarray: they've been separated, their mission is in tatters, and Jack was last seen plummeting down a fathomless abyss. IT FINISHES HERE After surviving his deadly fal

Reilly, Matthew

Freeing Grace
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Warm, insightful and poignant, Freeing Grace tells the story of David, curate of an inner-city parish, and Leila, his Nigerian-born wife. Unable to have children of their own, they're desperate for a family. When they

Norman, Charity

Girl 43

The graffiti on the holding room wall says it all: 'Gunyah is hell on earth'. And Ellen's about to find out why. Ellen was never quite the daughter her mother wanted. Patent leather shoes and frilly dresses just weren't her thing and, at age

Giles, Maree

Golden Land

Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a

Morrissey, Di

Guide to the Birds of East Africa
Paperback 160

Reserved, honourable Mr Malik. You wouldn't notice him in a Nairobi street - except, perhaps, to comment on his carefully sculpted comb-over - but beneath his unprepossessing exterior lie a warm heart and a secret passion. Not even

Drayson Nicholas

Haxby's Circus

Run away to the circus with this book by award-winning Australian novelist Katharine Susannah Prichard. Welcome to Haxby's Circus, the lightest, brightest little show on earth. From Bendigo to Narrabri, the Haxby family and their troupe pitch

Prichard, Katharine S

House of Sticks

Bonnie, never domestically inclined, has given up her life as a musician to become a stay-at-home mother to three small children. She tells herself she has no regrets, but sometimes the isolation and endless drudgery are overwhelming, and th

Frew, Peggy

Hunter Film Tie In

An unnamed man, M, arrives at a remote house on the fringe of a vast wilderness and soon disappears into a world of silence and stillness. His one mission: to find the last thylacine, the fabled Tasmanian tiger. She is said to have passed in

Leigh, Julia

I Came To Say Goodbye

It was four o'clock in the morning. A young woman pushed through the hospital doors. Staff would later say they thought the woman was a new mother, returning to her child - and in a way, she was. She walked into the nursery, where a baby girl l

Overington, Caroline

Into White Silence

Eaton, Anthony


Everything here was eventually tainted, Ellis thought. In Australia in the 1840s, the lives of two very different women intersect. Ellis MacRorie is shipped to Victoria from her Scottish homeland by her bankrupt father; Leerpeen Weelan, her Ab

Bruce, Candice

Losing February

Bernie, a divorced mother of three, lives on a hilltop in Byron Bay. She works part-time for the local paper. Bernie has an amicable relationship with her ex-husband and strong female friendships. While writing her first novel, she gets in cont

Freymark, Susanna

Morgan's Run
180 x 113mm. 912

McCullough, Colleen

My Love Must Wait

When Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia, set sail from England in July 1801, he left behind the intrigues of his homeland but also his young bride of only a few weeks, Ann Chappell. He didn't see her again

Hill, Ernestine

Newspaper of Claremont Street
Paperback , 198mm. 128

Jolley Elizabeth

No Barrier

Book three of The Timeless Land trilogy, Eleanor Dark's best known work, continues the story of colonial Sydney up to the crossing of the Blue Mountains. The story of the Mannion family continues after the Bligh rebellion. As the young Manni

Dark, Eleanor

Over the Water

Hauntingly beautiful and told with remarkable clarity, Over the Water is the story of an Australian outsider who finds teaching work in Bandung, a city in Java. Seduced by the sights, sounds, and magic of Indonesia, Joe finds himself unwitt

Lane, William

President's Lunch

Robbed of her home and job by the Great Depression, the future looks bleak for Iris McIntosh - until a chance encounter with America's indefatigable First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Propelled into the White House's brilliant inner circle, Iris

Bond, Jenny

Rachael's Gift
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 352

Rachael is a child prodigy, a talented artist whose maturity and eloquence is far beyond her fourteen years. She's also energetic, charming and beautiful, beguiling everyone around her. To her mother, Camille, she is p

Cameron, Alexandra

Red Dust
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 320

After the tragic death of her husband in a light-plane accident, Gemma Sinclair is left with the daunting task of managing the vast outback station he's bequeathed her. But she remains haunted by Adam's dying words, no

McDonald, Fleur

Sea of Many Returns
198(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 320

Xanthe is drawn to Ithaca, the birthplace of her father, Manoli, and her maternal grandfather, Mentor. She is translating Mentor's manuscript, his story of leaving Ithaca and his life in Australia - fleeing the Kalgoor

Zable Arnold

Swan Book

The Swan Book has all the qualities which made Wright?s previous novel, Carpentaria, a prize-winning best-seller. It offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people; the wild energy and humour in her writing finds hope

Wright, Alexis

There Should Be More Dancing

Margery Blandon was always a principled woman who found guidance from the wisdom of desktop calendars. She lived quietly in Gold Street, Brunswick for sixty years until events drove her to the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel. As she waits for th

Ham, Rosalie

Thornwood House

When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of

Romer, Anna

Towards Asmara
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During the Eritrean struggle for independence from Ethiopia, four Westerners travel under Eritrean rebel escort through a land of savage beauty and bitter drought towards the ancient capital of Asmara. Each is on a personal mission, all

Keneally, Thomas

Traces of Absence

When Dee's daughter, Corrie, decides to spend her gap year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, it seems like the perfect solution for a mother-daughter relationship that has been suffocating under the strain of grief. That is, until Corrie's host famil

Holoubek, Susan


Winton, Tim

Under The Influence

Eve, now 34 and a concert cellist living in London, returns to an Australian country town for the funeral of her old school friend, Meg. As Eve and Sarah, also a school friend, face their friend Meg's death, they must also face the past and the

Lunn, Jacqueline

Vale Girl

Fourteen-year-old Sarah Vale has gone missing in the small town of Banville. She's the daughter of the town whore so no one seems particularly concerned. No one cares except Tommy Johns, who loves Sarah Vale with all the unadulterated, tentativ

McDonald, Nelika

Vale Girl
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 320

Fifteen-year-old Sarah Vale has gone missing in the small town of Banville. She's the daughter of the town prostitute so no one seems particularly concerned. No one cares except Tommy Johns, who loves Sarah Vale with a

McDonald, Nelika