A new book from Murray Walding, author, surfer and bon vivant, is always a special occasion. The Last Dance is no exception. Murray takes a nostalgic trip around Melbourne's music venues of the 1960's and along the way gives us a glimpse into his early life of music, surfing, parties and girls.
Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton.
In one terrible moment Jaxie Clackton's life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There's just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he'll have to cross the vast sa... read more
When Sarah Murphy returns to Australia she desperately needs a break from her high-powered London life. And though mystified by her grandmother's dying wish for her ashes to be scattered under 'the wishing tree' on the banks of the Negallan River, she sets out to do just that. While se... read more
Amelia stands beside a highway in the Australian desert, alone except for her dog and the occasional road train that speeds past her raised thumb. After her mother’s funeral, Amelia was confronted by Zach and reminded of the relationship they had when she was a teenager. She feels co... 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 Aborigina... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Fiction 2011. Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011 and Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2011.|
2011 ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE 2011 INDIE AWARD FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2011 MILES FRANKLIN AWARD
It is 1919. The Great War has ended, but the Spanish flu epidemic is raging across Australia. Schools are closed, state borders are guarde... read more
Lizzie Harvey, a convict transported to Sydney Cove, is starved and overworked. She has to fetch water, mend clothes, please her master, care for his china-doll daughter and tiptoe around his moody soldier son. She can barely find time to dream about the wa... read more
The no 1. New York Times bestseller from the author of The Husband's Secret and new novel Nine Perfect Strangers.NOW AN EMMY AWARD WINNING HBO TELEVISION SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON & NICOLE KIDMAN. SEASON TWO PREMIERES JUNE 10.Parents behaving badly ... a tr... read more
How did two girls go missing for seven years and nobody noticed?
In August 2010, dirt bike riders discovered human bones in the notorious Belanglo State Forest, where Ivan Milat had so cruelly tortured and slain seven young backpackers. The remains were those of a young woman, ... read more
Stella Prize 2019
Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon. Telling the story of a splintered family, a mother who is unlike any other, and her daughters who have no choice but to come to the rescue, The Erratics has the tightly compressed ene... read more
Let me tell you about our brother. The fourth Dunbar boy named Clay. Everything happened to him. We were all of us changed through him. The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled ... read more