Pearl remembers Nell's feet stretched towards the campfires on the beach, her fourth toe curled in and nestled against the middle toe like a small prawn. They all have a curled fourth toe - Diana, Lucy, Pearl.
When Pearl's grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, Pearl an... read more
|Series:||Don Tillman Ser.|
|Reading Level:||1 Fiction|
I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began...'
Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important project. Their son, Hudson, is having trouble at school- his teachers say he isn't f... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2016.|
'They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world - the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.' It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its... read more
Ellen Williams needs to disappear. Her bright career as an international jockey is washed away as she's implicated in a horse doping scam-one of the worst crimes in the racing world. Humiliated, alone, and on the ru... read more
On the cusp of fifty, Adam Sharp has a loyal partner, earns a good income as an IT contractor and is the music-trivia expert at quiz nights. It?s the lifestyle he wanted, but something?s missing.Two decades ago, on the other side of the world, his part-time piano playing... read more
A love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that creates them.
Marina and her husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet years later at a university in California, when Ja... read more
These stories-that delve into the complexities of love and longing, of the pain, darkness and joy of life-are all told with her characteristic sharpness of observation, honesty and humour. Each one a perfect piece, together they showcase Garner?s mastery of the form.
A young man named Levi McAllister decides to build a coffin for his 23-year-old sister, Charlotte"who promptly runs for her life. A water rat swims upriver in quest of the cloud god. A fisherman named Karl hunts for tuna in partnership with a seal. And a father takes form from fire. A tale... read more
A BOOK WE LOVED : This book took me to places in my reading I hadn’t been to in years. Full of magical realism and wondrous descriptions of the Tasmanian wilderness, Flames is an amazing and singular work of imagination. While it touches on universal themes of love, loss and grief, Arnott’... read more
A gripping debut thriller full of pure adrenaline, explosive action and terrifying revelations that will keep even the most jaded reader glued to the pages and utterly engrossed.
|Awards:||Shortlisted in the 2018 People's Choice Awards Qld Premier's Literary Awards|
Winner of the 2018 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award Even before I knew anything about Granddad Les, Wally and me sometimes dared each other to see how close to the knackery we could get. It was way out in the bottom paddock, and Dad had banned us from going... read more
A BOOK WE LOVED: Winner of the 2018 Australian/Vogel Literary Award this is a compelling story about the legacy of violence and the brutal strength of family loyalty. Set in a small remote community in the suffocating heat of an Australian summer, 10 year old Cu... read more
One house. Nine strangers. Ten days that will change everything . . . FROM THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR BEHIND EMMY- AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES AND SMASH-HIT NOVEL THE HUSBAND'S SECRET
The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquil... read more
1797. On a beach not far from the isolated settlement of Sydney, a fishing boat picks up three shipwreck survivors, distressed and terribly injured. They have walked hundreds of miles across a landscape whose features - and inhabitants-they have no way of comprehending. They have los... read more