|Awards:||Winner of ABIA Awards - Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2017 (Australia). Short-listed for Indie Book Awards - Best Fiction 2017 (Australia).|
In this extraordinary novel, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Australian writer Dominic Smith brilliantly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the Golden Age, an inheritor of the... read more
'Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice and consequence, and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch ...A masterly, multilayered story that will dazz... read more
|Awards:||Short-listed for ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year 2015.|
"Inventive, healthy and filling recipes" Herald Sun "The recipes, food styling and photography present readers with their own visual feast" Weekly Review Community is all about sharing good food, giving you endless ideas on delicious salads to serv... read more
|Author:||Yuval Noah Harari|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2015.|
This is The Sunday Times Bestseller. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? ... read more
|Series:||The Grey Land|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for "The Bookseller" YA Book Prize 2017.|
Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.Could you survive the Call?
If only they'd said no...What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just an ordinary backyard barbeque on a Sunday afternoon. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But ... read more
|Awards:||Man Booker Finalist 2015 US National Book Awards Longlist 2015 Baileys Longlist 2016|
Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize 'Astonishing and unsettling ...A masterwork' San Francisco Chronicle 'Announces Yanagihara as a major American novelist' Wall Street Journal Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic ab... read more
GHOST EMPIRE is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller.
In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzant... read more
What does it mean to live happily ever after? At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet? The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell. But there is a second part to this story, th... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Specsavers National Book Awards: Crime/Thriller Book of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2014.|
Can you commit the perfect crime? Pilgrim is the codename for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on foren... read more
"May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong." Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
There are four books in this series.
9-12 Years Middle Readers
|Series:||A Stella Montgomery Intrigue|
|Awards:||2015 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards Category Winner - Childrens & Young Adult|
A Victorian fantasy-adventure, perfect for fans of Wildwood, Lemony Snicket and Tensy Farlow for 9-years+
High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, d... read more