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Call Me Evie (J P Pomare, Hachette) 

25 October 2018
What do you do when you can’t remember the incident that changed your life? Seventeen-year-old Kate—now using the alias ‘Evie’ to protect her identity—is being held captive in a remote...

Half Moon Lake (Kirsten Alexander, Bantam) 

25 October 2018
In July of 1913 Sonny Davenport, the four-year-old son of a prominent family in America’s Deep South, goes missing. The father puts his political ambitions on hold to chase up...

Man at the Window (Robert Jeffreys, Echo) 

25 October 2018
In the mid 1960s at a boarding school in Western Australia, a boarding master is shot dead. The shooting is deemed an accident and Detective Cardilini is sent in to...

Saving You (Charlotte Nash, Hachette) 

25 October 2018
Following The Paris Wedding and her series of romantic rural medical dramas, Charlotte Nash’s novel Saving You features a woman crossing the US on an emotionally fuelled odyssey to find...

The Finest Gold (Brad Cooper, Scribe) 

24 October 2018
Australian swimmer Brad Cooper won gold at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. The Finest Gold is a coming-of-age memoir that looks at Cooper’s teenage years and the amazing route...

The Spite Game (Anna Snoekstra, HQ Fiction) 

27 September 2018
Anna Snoekstra's thriller The Spite Game opens with protagonist Ava confessing to the cops everything she knows about the disappearance of her former high school friend Mel, beginning with when...

Two Old Men Dying (Tom Keneally, Vintage) 

30 August 2018
Tom Keneally’s latest novel is a dual narrative shared between Shelby Apples, an Oscar-winning documentary maker in the present day, and Learned Man, thought to be a link to early...

Table for Eight (Tricia Stringer, HQ Fiction) 

30 August 2018
The cover for Table for Eight noticeably lacks two mainstays of Tricia Stringer’s usual book covers: a woman in a hat, and a landscape in the background. This is because...

Preservation (Jock Serong, Text) 

30 August 2018
Jock Serong's Preservation is based on the true story of the shipwrecked merchant vessel Sydney Cove in 1797. A stranded group of 17 men set out on the arduous trek...

Sisters of No Mercy (Vincent Silk, Brio) 

30 August 2018
In Vincent Silk's debut ‘cli-fi’ novel, scenes of destruction and desperation are artfully crafted in a city that seems like most metropolises in the western world. It's an unnamed, yet...

Any Ordinary Day (Leigh Sales, Hamish Hamilton) 

29 August 2018
In her third book, Leigh Sales explores—with great clarity and intelligence—how tragedy and loss can affect people. In doing so, she confronts some of the most profound questions about being...

Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak, Picador) 

24 August 2018
More than a decade after The Book Thief, Markus Zusak returns with an evocative, compassionate and exquisitely composed coming-of-age story about family, love, tragedy, and forgiveness. Narrated by Matthew, the...

The Children’s House (Alice Nelson, Knopf) 

24 August 2018
The Children’s House is a lovely, lyrical and meditative novel, with a title that refers to both an actual dormitory-style communal house in Israel, and the desire—shared by many in...

The Fragments (Toni Jordan, Text) 

24 August 2018
In The Fragments, Toni Jordan has her characters set out to solve what truly happened to a brilliant, enigmatic author who died in a fire in New York in the...

Shell (Kristina Olsson, Scribner) 

24 August 2018
In this ambitious historical novel by Kristina Olsson, Australia’s decision to send conscripts to Vietnam and the forced resignation of the architect of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon,...

When I Saw the Animal (Bernard Cohen, UQP) 

24 August 2018
A young man adopts a dog and unintentionally reveals the cracks in his family; a couple bicker over an undesired meal; a person slides slowly into insanity as a creature—or...

The Bus on Thursday (Shirley Barrett, A&U) 

26 July 2018
Eleanor Mellett, a young woman recovering from breast cancer and a relationship break-up, retreats to a small country town in New South Wales to restart her life and career. But...

The Killing of Louisa (Janet Lee, UQP) 

26 July 2018
Winner of the Emerging Writer Manuscript Award at the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards, Janet Lee’s novel The Killing of Louisa is a cleverly written fictional retelling of Louisa Collins’ conviction in 1888...

Boys Will Be Boys (Clementine Ford, A&U) 

26 July 2018
In Boys Will Be Boys, a follow-up to her bestselling debut Fight Like a Girl, Clementine Ford takes a new angle on gender relations. Inspired by the birth of her son, Ford unpacks the...

Misfits & Me (Mandy Sayer, NewSouth) 

26 July 2018
Mandy Sayer’s first collection of nonfiction is primarily interested in Australians who have fallen through the cracks in society, whether due to mental illness, poverty, substance abuse, the disempowerment of...

Blakwork (Alison Wittaker, Magabala) 

26 July 2018
Alison Whittaker’s second book, Blakwork is a bold mix of poetry, micro-fiction, memoir and critique, and a follow-up to her award-wining debut poetry collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire. A Gomeroi woman and Fulbright scholar,...

Cedar Valley (Holly Throsby, A&U) 

26 July 2018
On the first day of summer in 1993, Benny Miller arrives in Cedar Valley. She’s been invited, following the death of her mother, to stay at a cottage owned by...

The Valley (Steve Hawke, Fremantle Press) 

25 July 2018
Steve Hawke’s first foray into adult fiction, The Valley, is a tender and sensitive novel set in the Kimberley, a place the author lived and worked for many years and knows well....

 

 

 

 

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