|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019|
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons.
She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly ... read more
The present reckons with the past in Attraction. Porter's unnamed narrator is on a road trip between Auckland, Whangara and Levin with her friends Ashi and Ilana, haunted by the spectre of her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, her complicated family background and New Zealand's c... read more
In a series of poetic vignettes, this novel follows three friends/lovers on a road trip of New Zealand's North Island. The women not only reckon with their own pasts and their present connections to one another, but with NZ's settler past and the ways the landscape carries the sc... read more
Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal... read more
|Reading Level:||4 Non Fiction|
A collection of stories and essays by the award-winning author of Dark Emu, showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work. Bruce Pascoe has been described as a 'living national treasure' and his work as 'revelatory'. This volume of his best and most c... read more
Gun violence, climate change and unemployment have ravaged the United States beyond recognition. Amidst the wreckage, an online retail giant named Cloud reigns supreme. Cloud brands itself not just as an online storefront, but as a global saviour. Yet, beneath the sunny exteri... read more
Former corporate lawyer Clementine Jones is living in self-imposed exile, passing the time by coaching a country-league footy club and trying to forget the past. Now the team is winning, and the pressure is on to take the Cats to their first grand final in over fifty years.
When her s... read more
The stunning new novel from the author of The Woolgrower's Companion, whom the Australian Women's Weekly described as 'a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'. A scandalous secret. A deadly fire. An agonizing choice. Australia 1948. As a young woman running Amiens, a si... read more
What kind of person keeps a man underground for seven years? And who would agree to be part of such an experiment? The year is 1792 and Herbert Powyss is set on making his name as a scientist. He is determined to study the effects of prolonged solitude on another human be... read more
England 1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different . . .
Midsummer's Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands - the marshy landscape... read more
A hilarious collection of essays from 'the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses,' New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris (Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt)
Anyone who has heard David Sedaris speaking l... read more
Commissaire Adamsberg investigates the death of three men linked by their childhood at an orphanage in Nimes, all killed by the venom of the recluse spider, in the new novel by the #1 bestselling French crime writer "A wildly imaginative series."--The New York Times "Adamsber... read more
'Oisín Fagan announces himself as the best new young writer in Ireland' Colin Barrett
An ambitious noble and his three serving men travel through the Irish countryside in the stifling summer of 1348, using the advantage of the plague which has collapsed society to buy up... read more