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 Fiction Contemporary

'In the same vein as Rosalie Ham, Brinsden weaves a compelling story of country Australia with all its stigmas, controversy and beauty.' Fleur McDonald Elise, a beautiful and artistic, if slightly brittle, city girl is rudely transplanted to the undulating, unforg... read more

Wearing Paper Dresses

1953, Tehran. Roya loves nothing better than to while away the hours in the local stationery shop run by Mr. Fakhri. The store, stocked with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of writing paper, also carries translations of literature from all... read more

The Stationery Shop of Tehran

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 Fiction Contemporary

Reading Level:1 Fiction

'This story has its genesis in fact, when three Fraser Island people were taken to Germany in 1882-83. The sole survivor was Bonangera (Boni/Bonny) whose life-size plaster cast remains at the Musée des Confluences Lyon, France. The silencing that Badtjala people conti... read more

Paris Savages

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 Fiction Contemporary

Awards:Longlisted Miles Franklin 2019 Winner ABIA Book of the Year 2019 Winner ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2019 Winner Matt Richell New Writer of the Year 2019 Winner Audio Book of the Year 2019 Winner UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing - NSW Premier's Awards 2019 Winner Debut Fiction Australian Indie Awards 2019 Winner Book of the Year Australian Indie Awards 2019

An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy's coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely L... read more

Boy Swallows Universe
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 Fiction Contemporary

Even a good woman can be pushed too far...From bestselling author Tricia Stringer, this beautifully realised multi-generational family story looks at what happens when real-life betrayals and struggling relationships clash with outdated ideas of what a woman should be. Nata... read more

The Model Wife

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 Fiction Contemporary

From one of Australia's bestselling and much-loved authors comes a sweeping, powerful story of a young woman who has to overcome terrible loss and trauma to find the courage to live life on her terms. Following the disappearance of her mother when she was just a young child, ... read more

White Horses

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 Fiction Contemporary

An elegant, epic debut novel that follows one young woman's search for a lost figure from her childhood, a journey that takes her from Southern India to Kashmir and to the brink of a devastating political and personal reckoning. In the wake of her mother's death, Shalini,... read more

The Far Field
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 Fiction Contemporary

Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticip... read more

Three Women

Category:

 Fiction Contemporary

Reading Level:1 Fiction
Awards:Longlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction

The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades.
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Number One Chinese Restaurant
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 Fiction Contemporary

Reading Level:1 Fiction

What would you sacrifice for a new life? 'A firecracker of a novel, at once caustic and tender, page-turning and thought-provoking. Highly recommended' Madeline Miller 'Ramos's debut novel couldn't be more relevant or timely' O: The Oprah Magazine, '25 Books We Can't Wait to R... read more

The Farm

Category:

 Fiction Contemporary

In this masterful debut novel, Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad delivers a sweeping, brilliantly crafted portrait of a young man's coming-of-age alongside the embattled development of a nation.   Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus, a t... read more

The Parisian

Category:

 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Popular Penguins

Night falls. In a lonely valley called the Sink, four people prepare for a quiet evening. Then in his orchard, Murray Jacob sees a moving shadow. Across the swamp, his neighbour Ronnie watches her lover leave and feels her baby roll inside her. And on... read more

In the Winter Dark (Popular Penguin)