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Where the Fruit Falls

Karen Wyld Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 An ancient ocean roars un...

Karen Wyld Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 An ancient ocean roars under the red dirt. Hush. Be still for just a moment. Hear its thunder-ing 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, 'Where the Fruit Falls' is a re-imagining of the epic Australian novel. Brigid Devlin, a young Aboriginal woman, and her twin daughters navigate a troubled nation of Fi...

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Honeybee

Honeybee

Craig Silvey 'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam...

Craig Silvey '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. The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to t...

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Bluebird by Malcolm Knox

Bluebird

BluebirdMalcolm Knox A house perched impossibly on a cliff overlooking the stunning, iconic Blueb...

BluebirdMalcolm Knox 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. He lives in The Lodge with his wife Kelly who is trying to leave him, their son Ben who will do anything to save him, his goddaughter Lou who is hiding from her troubles, and Leonie, the f...

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All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

All Our Shimmering Skies

All Our Shimmering SkiesTrent Dalton Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Mo...

All Our Shimmering SkiesTrent Dalton Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. The treasure lies...

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Australia's Beating Heart Australias Beating Heart

Australias Beating Heart

Australia's Beating Heart This stunning book is a celebration of Australia’s beautiful landscapes...

Australia's Beating Heart This stunning book is a celebration of Australia’s beautiful landscapes and people, this anthology features the country’s most esteemed storytellers, including Andrew Barton, ‘Banjo’ Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar, Henry Lawson, C.J. Dennis and many more. Be inspired by great feats of horsemanship and hard yakka, moved by the pain of separation and the joy of true love, and heartened by exploits of endurance, mateship and service. Hand-selected by Australian bush poetr...

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A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

A Room Made of Leaves

A Room Made of LeavesKate Grenville What if Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of the notorious John Macar...

A Room Made of LeavesKate Grenville What if Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in the earliest days of Sydney, had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? And what if novelist Kate Grenville had miraculously found and published it? That’s the starting point for 'A Room Made of Leaves', a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented.Marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her heart, the search for power in a society that gave women...

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Phosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes darkJulia Baird O...

Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes darkJulia Baird Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to the science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achiev...

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Return Ticket

Return Ticket

Jon Doust A heartfelt, bold and honest novel from the author of 'Boy on a Wire' (longlisted for t...

Jon Doust A heartfelt, bold and honest novel from the author of 'Boy on a Wire' (longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award) about one man's life and the loves that defined it across Australia, South Africa and Israel. It's 1972. When hot-headed, impetuous Jack Muir gets off the ship in Durban, he fails to get back on. Instead, he sails into misadventure, fleeing the stifling town of Genoralup to try to lose himself in South Africa at the height of apartheid. But the past has a way of c...

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Red Can Origami

Red Can Origami

Madelaine Dickie Ava has just landed a job as a reporter in Gubinge, a tiny tropical town in Aust...

Madelaine Dickie Ava has just landed a job as a reporter in Gubinge, a tiny tropical town in Australia's north. Gubinge has a way of getting under the skin. Ava is hooked on the thrill of going hand-to-hand with barramundi, awed by country, and stunned by pindan sunsets. But a bitter collision between a native title group and a Japanese-owned uranium mining company is ripping the community in half. From the rodeos and fishing holes of northern Australia, to the dazzling streets of night-time ...

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Displaced: A Rural Life

Displaced: A Rural Life

John Kinsella John Kinsella's memoir of his rural life takes us deep into the heart of what it me...

John Kinsella John Kinsella's memoir of his rural life takes us deep into the heart of what it means to belong and unbelong. The joys and travails of childhood, adult addictions, missteps and changing directions are acutely captured in poignant and poetic detail. While centred on Jam Tree Gully in rural Western Australia, the memoir also moves between Ohio, Schull and Cambridge, mixing regionalism with an international sense of responsibility. What will strike the reader are the detailed obse...

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The Future Keepers

The Future Keepers

Nandi Chinna The poems in The Future Keepers honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecolo...

Nandi Chinna The poems in The Future Keepers honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecologies. They navigate the poet's own embodied experiences of change and succession - of family, community and place. From the research scientists, gardeners, birds and plants of Kings Park, to the activism and ecosystems of the Beeliar Wetlands, to the poet's own inherited landscapes, these poems evoke mutuality and exchange in speaking of the gifts we receive from being open to encounters with othe...

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Homeland Calling

Homeland Calling

Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VoicesElle...

Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VoicesEllen van Neerven (editor) A new generation of deadly, young poets has emerged in Australia. 'Homeland Calling' is a collection of poems created from hip-hop song lyrics that channel culture and challenge stereotypes. Written by First Nations youth from communities all around Australia, the powerful words display a maturity beyond their years. Edited by award-winning author and poet Ellen van Neerven,...

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