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Where The Fruit Falls [paperback]
WyldKaren
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An ancient ocean roars under the red dirt. Hush. Be still for just a moment. Hear its thundering waves crashing on unseen shores. Spanning four generations, with a focus on the 1960s and 70s, an era of rapid social change and burgeoning Aboriginal rights... 

 

Song of the crocodile [Paperback]
SimpsonNardi
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Darnmoor, The Gateway to Happiness. The sign taunts a fool into feeling some sense of achievement, some kind of end- that you have reached a destination in the very least. Yet as the sign states, Darnmoor is merely a gateway, a waypoint on the road to where you really want to be.

 

Honeybee

Honeybee
SilveyCraig, 1982-
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'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below. At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette.

 

All our shimmering skies

All our shimmering skies [Paperback]
DaltonTrent
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Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep country sorcerer who put a curse on her family.

 

The living sea of waking dreams [Paperback]
FlanaganRichard, 1961-
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In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying-if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight. 

 

Our shadows

Our shadows [Paperback]
JonesGail, 1955-
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This novel tells the story of three generations of family living in Kalgoorlie, where gold was discovered in 1893 by an Irish-born prospector named Paddy Hannan, whose own history weaves in and out of this beguiling novel. 

 

Everything in its right place

Everything in its right place [Paperback]
McCorkellTobias
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Coburg, Melbourne. Ford McCullen is growing up with his mother Deidre and his Pop and Noonie in 'The Compound', a pair of units in the shadow of Pentridge prison. His father, Robert, has left them to live in the bush with his new male partner. 

 

The godmothers [Paperback]

The godmothers [Paperback]
McInerneyMonica
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"Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. 

 

It's been a pleasure, Noni Blake [Paperback]

It's been a pleasureNoni Blake [Paperback]
ChristianClaire
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A quirky, feel-good romantic comedy about creating the life you want Noni didn't expect to be starting over again at the age of thirty-six. But eighteen months after the end of her long-term relationship, she knows it's time to find out what's next. 

 

At the Edge of the Solid World [paperback]

At the Edge of the Solid World [paperback]
WoodDaniel Davis
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In a snowbound village in the heart ofthe Alps, a husband and wife find their lives breaking apart in the days and months following the death of their firstborn. 

 

Rural Dreams [paperback]

Rural Dreams [paperback]
HickeyMargaret
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Funny, heartbreaking and true; the characters in Rural Dreams are the people we know and grew up with. Some of them might even be us. A girl finds strength in poetry, a football coach ponders obsession, a woman grapples with the fall out of an affair and a mother can't and won't stop swearing.
 

 

Flyaway

Flyaway
JenningsKathleen (Illustrator)
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In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers-a note that makes her question her memories of their disappearance and her father's departure. 

 

Revenge : murder in three parts

Revenge : murder in three parts
LimS.L.
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?Before I go into my grave,? she says out loud, ?I will kill that man.? A brilliant new novel from the author of Real Differences. A family favour their son over their daughter. 

 

Bluebird

Bluebird
KnoxMalcolm, 1966-
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A house perched impossibly on a cliff overlooking the stunning, iconic Bluebird Beach. Prime real estate, yet somehow not real estate at all, The Lodge is, like those who live in it, falling apart. Gordon Grimes has become the accidental keeper of this last relic of an endangered world. 

 

Dreams they forgot

Dreams they forgot
AshmereEmma
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Two sisters await the tidal wave predicted for 1970s Adelaide after Premier Don Dunstan decriminalises homosexuality. An interstate family drive is complicated by the father's memory of sighting UFOs. Two women drive from Melbourne to Sydney to see the Harbour Bridge before it's finished.

 

Morbids : a novel

Morbids : a novel
RamseyEwa
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Caitlan is convinced she's going to die. Two years ago she was a normal 20-something with a blossoming career and a plan to go travelling with her best friend, until a fatal car accident left her with a deep, unshakeable understanding that she's only alive by mistake. 

 

Poly

Poly
DalgarnoPaul
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Chris Flood - a married father of two with plummeting self-esteem and questionable guitar skills - suddenly finds himself in the depths of polyamory after years of a near-sexless marriage. His wife, Sarah - a lover of the arts, avid quoter of Rumi, and always oozing confidence.

 

The Burning Island

The Burning Island
SerongJock
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Eliza Grayling, born in Sydney when the colony itself was still an infant, has lived there all her thirty-two years. Too tall, too stern-too old, now-for marriage, she lives by herself, looking in on her reclusive father in case he has injured himself while drunk. There is a shadow in his past,...

 

Ordinary matter

Ordinary matter
ElveryLaura
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In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. Since 1901 women have been honoured with Nobel Prizes for their scientific research twenty times, including Marie Curie twice. 

 

Sorrow and bliss

Sorrow and bliss
MasonMeg
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This novel is about a woman called Martha. She knows there is something wrong with her but she doesn't know what it is. Her husband Patrick thinks she is fine. He says everyone has something, the thing is just to keep going.

 

The Tolstoy estate

The Tolstoy estate
ConteSteven, 1966-
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In the first year of the doomed German invasion of Russia in WWII, a German military doctor, Paul Bauer, is assigned to establish a field hospital at Yasnaya Polyana - the former grand estate of Count Leo Tolstoythe author of the classic War and Peace. 

 

The mother fault

The mother fault
MildenhallKate
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Mim's husband is missing. No one knows where Ben is, but everyone wants to find him especially The Department. And they should know, the all-seeing government body has fitted the entire population with a universal tracking chip to keep them safe.

 

 

The application of pressure

The application of pressure
MeadRachael
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Tash and Joel are paramedics, and they love their work. But as the constant exposure to trauma begins to take its toll, both, in different ways, must fight to preserve their mental health and relationships. 

 

The Silk House By Kayte Nunn

The silk house
NunnKayte
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Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first intake of girls in its 150-year history. She is to stay with them in SilkHouse, a building with a long and troubled past.

 

The spill

The spill
NeemeImbi
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"In 1981, a car overturns on a remote West Australian road. Nobody is hurt, but the impact is felt for decades. Nicole and Samantha Cooper both remember the summer day when their mother, Tina, lost control of their car - but not in quite the same way. 

 

The rain heron

The rain heron
ArnottRobbie, 1989-
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Ren lives alone on the remote frontier of a country devastated by a coup. High on the forested slopes, she survives by hunting and trading - and forgetting. But when a young soldier comes to the mountains in search of a legendary creature, Ren is inexorably drawn into an impossible mission....

 

Fogging

Fogging
HortonLuke
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A compelling tale of the slow disintegration of a relationship and the unravelling of a man. Tom and Clara are two struggling academics in their mid-thirties, who decide to take their first holiday in ten years. On the flight over to Indonesia, Tom experiences a debilitating panic attack...

 

 

A lonely girl is a dangerous thing

A lonely girl is a dangerous thing
TuJessie
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Jena Chung plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and is now addicted to sex. She's struggling a little. Her professional life comprises rehearsals, concerts, auditions and relentless practice; her personal life is spent managing family demands, those of her creative friends, and ...

 

A room made of leaves : a novel

A room made of leaves : a novel
GrenvilleKate, 1950-
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What if Elizabeth Macarthur - wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney - had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? In her introduction KateGrenville tells, tongue firmly in cheek, of discovering a long-hidden box containing that memoir. 

 

The labyrinth : a pastoral

The labyrinth : a pastoral
LohreyAmanda
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This novel examines the generational legacy of trauma, as well as the complexity of parental guilt and shame. Erica Marsden's son, an artist, has been imprisoned for homicidal negligence. In a state of grief, Erica cuts off all ties to family and friends, and retreats to a quiet hamlet on...

 

The last migration

The last migration
McConaghyCharlotte
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A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive. How far you would you go for love? Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following thelast of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica. 

 

Kokomo
HannanVictoria
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This is a novel of one woman's facade and how it falls; an undoing that is both ordinary and compelling. This is a story of estrangement from kin, friendship, love, self and country - one that will be familiar to many, and surprising, for it is often a shock to see one's reflection. 
 
 

 

In the time of foxes

In the time of foxes
LennanJo
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'A fox could be a shape-shifter, a spirit being. It could appear in human form if this suited its purposes; it could come and go as it pleased, play tricks, lead men astray.'

 

Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Smart Ovens for Lonely People
TanElizabeth
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In the titular story, a cat-shaped oven tells a depressed woman she doesn't have to be sorry anymore. A Yourtopia Bespoke Terraria employee becomes paranoid about the mounting coincidences in her life.

 

The things she owned

The things she owned
ArguileKatherine Tamiko
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Years after the death of her cruel and complicated mother, Erika's house is still full of thethings Michiko left behind: an onigiri basket, a Wedgewood tea set, a knotted ring from Okinawa.

 

Ghost species

Ghost species
BradleyJames, 1967-
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When scientist Kate Garrard joins a secretive project to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species she becomes enmeshed in another, even more clandestine program to recreate our long-lost relatives, the Neanderthals. 

 

Night lessons in Little Jerusalem
HeldRick
Books

Tholdi is a romantic. A musical prodigy whose brilliant future is extinguished when the horror unfolding across Europe arrives at his door.

 

The adversary

The adversary
ScottRonnie
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A story about sexuality, the ache of friendship and love, and sticky summers at the pool, this exhilarating debut novel captures the heartbeat of one transformative summer where alliances are made and broken. 'I was an agent of Dan, a captive of his, really. 

 

A treacherous country

A treacherous country
Kruimink, K. M.
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There is a woman, somewhere, here, in Van Diemen's Land, unless she had died or otherwise departed, called Maryanne Maginn. Gabriel Fox, the young son of an old English house, arrives in a land both ancient and new.

 

The animals in that country

The animals in that country
McKayLaura Jean
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Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks. Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She's never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. 

 

The Octopus and I

The Octopus and I
HortleErin
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Lucy and Jem live on the Tasman Peninsula near Eaglehawk Neck, where Lucy is recovering from major surgery.

 

HRT : husband replacement therapy

HRT : husband replacement therapy
LetteKathy, 1958-
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What do you do when you're told you've got terminal cancer at 50? Take up crochet, convert to religion and bow out gracefully? 

 

The dictionary of lost words

The dictionary of lost words
WilliamsPip
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In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story ofthe girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world ofwords.

 

Mammoth

Mammoth
FlynnChris, 1972-
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Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct American mastodon, Mammoth is the (mostly) true story of how the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a pterodactyl, a prehistoric penguin, the severed hand of an Egyptian mummy and the narrator himself came to be on sale at a 2007 natural history auction.

 

Almost a mirror

Almost a mirror
KrauthKirsten
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Like fireflies to the light, Mona, Benny and Jimmy are drawn into the elegantly wasted orbit of the Crystal Ballroom and the post-punk scene of 80s Melbourne, a world that includes Nick Cave and Dodge, a photographer pushing his art to the edge. 

 

The loudness of unsaid things
HintonHilde
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Miss Kaye works at The Institute. A place for the damaged, the dangerous, the not-quite rights. Everyone had different strategies to deal with those who lived there. Some barked orders. Some negotiated tirelessly.

 

Sheerwater

Sheerwater
SwannLeah
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Ava and her two young sons, Max and Teddy, are driving to their new home in Sheerwater, hopeful of making a fresh start in a new town, although Ava can't but help keep looking over her shoulder. They're almost at their destination when they witness a shocking accident - a light plane crashing...