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The Rosie Effect: A Novel

Don Tillman #2

by Graeme Simsion Simon & Schuster (December 30, 2014)

With The Rosie Project, “Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero,” Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and...


The Riders

by Tim Winton Scribner (August 04, 2014)

An exploration of marriage and the rich relationship that can exist between father and daughter, The Riders is a gorgeously wrought novel from the award-winning author Tim Winton.

After traveling through Europe...


Eyrie

by Tim Winton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

Shortlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award

An exhilarating new book from Australia's most acclaimed writer

Tim Winton is Australia's most decorated and beloved literary novelist. Short-listed twice...


Cloudstreet

Miles Franklin Award 1992

by Tim Winton Picador (November 26, 2013)

From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.

After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the...


The Luminaries

Man Booker Prize 2013, Governor General's Award for Fiction 2013

by Eleanor Catton Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The...


The Rosie Project: A Novel

Don Tillman #1

by Graeme Simsion Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor,...


The Night Guest

by Fiona McFarlane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

A mesmerizing first novel about trust, dependence, and fear, from a major new writer

Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside of town. Her routines are few and small....


Burial Rites: A Novel

by Hannah Kent Little, Brown and Company (September 10, 2013)

*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence* A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Set against Iceland's...


Schindler's List

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1983, Man Booker Prize 1982

by Thomas Keneally Touchstone (August 06, 2013)

The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the...


The Hanging Garden

by Patrick White Picador (May 28, 2013)

"Indisputably one of the century's greatest writers." —Annie Proulx

"The Hanging Garden is a novel for our time--a story about parentless children, mistreated by a world that, by its lights, intends no harm...


Questions of Travel: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2013

by Michelle de Kretser Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2013)

"It is not really possible to describe, in a short space, the originality and depth of this long and beautifully crafted book."--A.S. Byatt, Guardian Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold,...


In the Casa Azul

by Meaghan Delahunt St. Martin's Press (May 07, 2013)

Pursued from country to country by Stalin's GPU agents, Leon Trotsky finds refuge in Mexico City in 1937. There he encounters the fire and splendor of the artist Frida Kahlo who, with her husband Diego Rivera,...


Eucalyptus

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 1999, Miles Franklin Award 1999

by Murray Bail Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2007)

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

On a property in New South Wales, a widower named Holland lives with his daughter, Ellen. Over the...


The Engagement: A Novel

by Chloe Hooper Scribner (February 26, 2013)

From the author of the highly acclaimed A Child’s Book of True Crime, “a brilliant, seductive, and unnerving first novel of sexual betrayal” (O, The Oprah Magazine), comes a dazzling, intense, and erotic...


A Child's Book of True Crime: A Novel

by Chloe Hooper Scribner (January 29, 2013)

With the dark suspense of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and the frank and shocking eroticism of Josephine Hart, this debut novel tells the story of a young teacher’s illicit affair and obsession with...


Dancing to the Flute: A Novel

by Manisha Jolie Amin Atria Books (January 14, 2013)

“Kalu picked up the flute by his side and started to play. The sound was deep and full, as if he were translating his thoughts into music. It stayed in the air like dust floating on the sunlight, and each...


The Heat of the Sun

by David Rain Henry Holt and Co. (November 13, 2012)

An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another

With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle...


Five Bells

by Gail Jones Picador (February 28, 2012)

A Picador Paperback Original

On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the...


The Eye of the Storm

by Patrick White Picador (May 08, 2012)

In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children—Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat—wait....


People in Glass Houses

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Picador (October 01, 2004)

Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity prevails...


The Evening of the Holiday

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Picador (July 01, 2004)

In the words of Time magazine, "A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece" by the author of The Great Fire

Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside...


The Bay of Noon

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Picador (October 01, 2003)

Long out of print, Shirley Hazzard's classic novel of love and memory

A young Englishwoman working in Naples, Jenny comes to Italy fleeing a history that threatened to undo her. Alone in the fabulously ruined...


The Great Fire

Miles Franklin Award 2004, National Book Award for Fiction 2003

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2007)

A great writer's sweeping story of men and women struggling to reclaim their lives in the aftermath of world conflict

The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the...


Breath

Miles Franklin Award 2009

by Tim Winton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 27, 2008)

Now a Major Motion Picture, Starring Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, and Richard Roxburgh

Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia,...


Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts St. Martin's Press (October 13, 2004)

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."...


Barley Patch (Australian Literature Series)

by Gerald Murnane Dalkey Archive Press (September 20, 2011)

Discover the Australian novelist ranked by Ladbrokes as a top-five contender for the 2010 Nobel Prize.Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction-or so he thinks-forever. Using...


The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2018)

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her

It wasn’t just the bad breakup that turned...


The Shepherd's Hut

by Tim Winton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 19, 2018)

From Tim Winton, Australia’s most decorated and beloved novelist and the author of Cloudstreet, comes The Shepherd’s Hut, the story of a young man on a thrilling journey of self-discovery in one of the harshest,...


In the Garden of the Fugitives

by Ceridwen Dovey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 22, 2018)

Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives a letter from a man who has long stalked her from a distance. Once, Royce was her benefactor and she was one of his brightest protégées....


Border Districts

by Gerald Murnane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

A bittersweet farewell to the world and the word by the Australian master

“The mind is a place best viewed from borderlands . . .”

Border Districts, purportedly the Australian master Gerald Murnane’s final...


The Family Next Door

by Sally Hepworth St. Martin's Press (March 06, 2018)

America's next favorite Australian author!

"With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred review...


The Bride Stripped Bare: A Novel

by Nikki Gemmell Harper Perennial (May 29, 2012)

A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one...


Last Long Drop

by Mike Safe Ventura Press (November 01, 2017)

A rollicking novel of surf and celebrity, The Last Long Drop is a wild ride through the volatile world of killer waves and tabloid sensations, where any mess-up may be your last.

When Johno Harcourt is shown...


Crimes of the Father

by Thomas Keneally Atria Books (October 10, 2017)

From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power.

Sent away from his...


A Hundred Small Lessons: A Novel

by Ashley Hay Atria Books (November 28, 2017)

Through the richly intertwined narratives of two women from different generations, Ashley Hay, known for her “elegant prose, which draws warm and textured portraits as it celebrates the web of human stories”...


The Harbour

by Scott Bevan Simon & Schuster Australia (November 01, 2017)

‘The finest harbour deserves the finest book … A colourful, fascinating and enduring account of the greatest waterway in the hemisphere.’ SIMON WINCHESTER

‘Sydney Harbour. I know what it looks like. I...


The Best of Adam Sharp

by Graeme Simsion St. Martin's Press (May 02, 2017)

"This dazzling story about a former pianist who has a second chance in midlife with his former actress flame will do some major heart-warming this Spring — and readers will never foresee the incredible ending."...


A Loving, Faithful Animal

by Josephine Rowe Catapult (September 01, 2017)

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  • Smart, literary-inclined readers who voraciously read and recommend books
  • Book clubs, particularly those focused on family relationships, travel, and Australian history
  • Groups or organizations centered...

  • The Soldier's Curse: A Novel

    by Thomas Keneally & Meg Keneally Atria Books (December 12, 2017)

    From the “greatest living practitioner of historical fiction” (Christian Science Monitor) Thomas Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg Keneally comes the first novel in a fast-paced, gripping, and witty historical...


    The Unmourned

    by Thomas Keneally & Meg Keneally Atria Books (April 17, 2018)

    Charming gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat returns in this second novel in the thrilling and spellbinding historical crime series from Thomas Keneally and his daughter Meg Keneally featuring his signature “fresh...


    The Body in the Clouds: A Novel

    by Ashley Hay Atria Books (July 18, 2017)

    “Exquisite…a rich, meditative novel that explores the connectivity of people living in the same geographical space across the distance of time.” —New York Times Book Review

    From the acclaimed author of...


    Nine Island

    by Jane Alison Catapult (August 22, 2016)

    “Nine Island is a crackling incantation, brittle and brilliant and hot and sad and full of sideways humor that devastates and illuminates all at once.” —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

    Nine Island...


    Holden's Performance

    by Murray Bail Picador (July 05, 2016)

    Holden's Performance by award-winning author Murray Bail is the story of Holden Shadbolt, a guileless and matter-of-fact innocent as he passes through the cities and landscape of Australia. His reassuring silent...


    Camouflage

    by Murray Bail Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 05, 2016)

    From the "world-class Australian novelist" (The New York Times) comes Camouflage, a deft, angular, and highly entertaining collection of stories. "The Seduction of My Sister" tells of the increasingly bizarre...


    Rush Oh!

    by Shirley Barrett Little, Brown and Company (March 22, 2016)

    "[An] epic tale."--O: The Oprah Magazine

    "Irresistible."--Wall Street Journal

    "A fresh and subversive take on a genre traditionally owned by male leviathans."--New York Times Book Review, *Editors' Choice*

    "Heart-warming...


    Springtime: A Ghost Story

    by Michelle de Kretser Catapult (April 01, 2016)

    When Frances met Charlie at a party in Melbourne, he was married with a young son. Now that the couple has moved to subtropical Sydney, a lusher and more chaotic city, Frances has an unshakable sense that the...


    The Waiting Room

    by Leah Kaminsky Harper Perennial (November 15, 2016)

    The Waiting Room is both haunted, and haunting.”—Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March

    The Waiting Room unfolds over the course of a single, life-changing day, but the story it tells...


    Quicksand

    by Steve Toltz Simon & Schuster (September 15, 2015)

    This fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy about two lifelong friends is “a delightful literary novel…extraordinarily imaginative” (Psychology Today) from Man Booker Prize finalist Steve...


    Risk

    by C.K. Stead MacLehose Press (April 14, 2015)

    In Risk, acclaimed New Zealand author C.K. Stead "has the ability to set the scene in a few pithy lines and condense more telling details into a handful of pages than many writers manage in their entire chapters"...


    Goddess

    by Kelly Gardiner HarperCollins (May 19, 2014)

    A sparkling, witty and compelling novel based on the tragic rise and fall of the beautiful seventeenth century swordswoman and opera singer, Julie d'Aubigny (also known as La Maupin), a woman whose story is...