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Fled (Meg Keneally, Echo) 

28 February 2019
Having co-written the ‘Monsarrat’ historical fiction series with her father, Meg Keneally makes her solo debut with the gripping tale of one extraordinary woman’s life-long battle for survival. Following an...

The Place on Dalhousie (Melina Marchetta, Viking) 

28 February 2019
Melina Marchetta writes masterfully about messy relationships, whether they are familial or romantic, and her new novel is no exception. When Rosie Gennaro meets Jimmy Hailler, the two enter into...

Eight Lives (Susan Hurley, Affirm) 

28 February 2019
Former refugee David Tran has invented a wonder-drug that could transform immunology. With the first human trial about to take place, David, the new Golden Boy of Australian medical research,...

The Gift of Life (Josephine Moon, Michael Joseph) 

28 February 2019
In her latest novel, Josephine Moon poses the question, ‘How much of the original donor travels with their donated organs?’ The story follows Gabby, the recent recipient of a heart...

Exploded View (Carrie Tiffany, Text) 

1 February 2019
The name of Carrie Tiffany’s third book, Exploded View, refers to the type of diagram found in technical manuals that shows the spaces between each individual part and how they...

Hare’s Fur (Trevor Shearston, Scribe) 

1 February 2019
Russell Bass is a professional potter in his seventies, leading a quiet and solitary life in the Blue Mountains following the death of his wife. While gathering basalt for his...

Black is the New White (Nakkiah Lui, A&U) 

1 February 2019
Black is the New White is the play script of a contemporary romantic comedy written for the stage by Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman Nakkiah Lui. Young couple Charlotte...

Stranger Country (Monica Tan, A&U) 

1 February 2019
At first it’s hard to know how to interpret Monica Tan’s intention to discover ‘the Australia lying beyond her hometown’ and to ‘learn about Aboriginal Australia’ as she travels on...

Islands (Peggy Frew, A&U) 

1 February 2019
Peggy Frew shows her trademark flair for bringing complex domestic lives to the fore in her latest novel Islands. At first the book seems to have more in common with...

Into the Fire (Sonia Orchard, Affirm Press) 

29 November 2018
Sonia Orchard’s second work of literary fiction, Into the Fire, is a distinctly Australian novel. Descriptions of smoky blue-green gums that paint a vivid picture of rural Victoria are balanced...

Fridays with My Folks (Amal Awad, Vintage) 

29 November 2018
In her fifth nonfiction book, journalist Amal Awad investigates ageing in Australia from her perspective as an adult daughter grappling with a parent’s decline. Woven into her analysis is the...

Accidental Feminists (Jane Caro, MUP) 

29 November 2018
Jane Caro grew up in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s—the heyday of second-wave feminism. In her latest work of nonfiction, she paints a picture of the everyday women and...

Invented Lives (Andrea Goldsmith, Scribe) 

29 November 2018
On the streets of St Petersburg in 1985, Galina bumps into Andrew, an irrevocably shy Australian artist. Soon, she is on a plane to Melbourne in search of freedom. As...

Fusion (Kate Richards, Hamish Hamilton) 

1 November 2018
Kate Richards burst onto the literary scene in 2013 with her award-winning Madness: A Memoir, which described her decade of living with psychosis. She returns now with her first novel,...

Star-crossed (Minnie Darke, Michael Joseph) 

30 October 2018
Star-crossed is a charming rom-com centred on an aspiring journalist whose attempts to influence fate lead to unintended—and at times hilarious—consequences. When Justine Carmichael finally gets a promotion at the...

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...