"A literary star is born." Australian Women's Weekly My mother had morphed into versions of all kinds of boyfriends before Jason. She'd been a cowboy boot wearer and a biker chick and a Liberal voter. She'd been a person who went to raves in the bush and a person who watched horror movie... read more
Old Crimes, New Consequences the Past. In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled behind the National Theatre, a rough and dangerous area of the city known as 'the shadow district'. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of... read more
Shadow District – Arnaldur Indridason
This is yet another slow burning masterpiece from the undisputed master of Nordic crime. Drawing together historical and contemporary murders in Iceland, Indridason once again inhabits his characters and their motivations in a way few cri... read more
A novel in stories by the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton Years ago, Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer, spent time in hospital, with her mother at the foot of her bed to keep her company. Avoiding the dis... read more
Strout has an incredible knack for making the minutiae of life resonant and significant. In this story, we are taken into the lives of the inhabitants of a rural town, as they negotiate love, loss, reconciliation and separation. With startlingly spare prose, Strout illumin... read more
|Awards:||Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2017 Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction|
A monumental new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of The God of Small Things 'How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.'
In a city graveyard a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet be... read more
''Astonishing...A strange, sombre, sobering triumph.'' Sydney Morning Herald The settlement of Wahrheit, founded in exile to await the return of the Messiah, has been waiting longer than expected. Pastor Helfgott has begun to feel the subtle fraying of the community''s faith. Then... read more
This novel confirms Hornung as one of Australia’s finest writers. Set in an indeterminate rural location during the 19th century, this story begins with an act of violence that leaves Benedict, bereft. Unmoored by grief he moves into a barn, where the horses and farm animals show ... read more
'Superior storytelling... excellent' - Daily Mail
A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode...
A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pu... read more