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Some of the most anticipated books still to come in 2018.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the books we're excited to publish in the second half of 2018, rounding off a superb year of reading.

  • On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The Tall Man, is the story of that man, the fire he lit, and the people who were killed.

  • No Spin is the last word on Shane Warne’s extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch.

  • The long-awaited memoir of Australia’s sweetheart, Olivia Newton-John, covering everything from Grease to her journeys with cancer to her tireless charity work.

  • The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia’s master of the short-story genre.

  • 130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

  • An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

  • The ambitious major new novel from this internationally celebrated writer, on the scale of his bestselling 1Q84

  • Reminiscent of Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn, this is a breakthrough novel from a humane and perceptive writer exploring the traumas that divide families and the love and hope that creates them.

  • On Air is Mike Carlton's story, no holds barred.

  • What do we really need to know in today’s world? In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment

  • In his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy and the true stories of his own life to give readers an essential book for our time.

  • The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.

  • How to love the skin you're in – an inspirational lifestyle book by the world’s leading body acceptance activist.

  • For younger readers, the companion to Stephanie Alexander’s classic work, The Cook’s Companion: destined to be another go-to cookbook for families across Australia.

  • The EVENT publication of the year, the most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018, follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, hair-raising,blood-curling ticking-time- bomb of an adventure yet.

  • Cook up an epic feast for friends and family with Jamie Oliver's new cookbook, featuring the best of the best food from the hit TV series Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast.

  • In perhaps his boldest and most personal novel, Tom Keneally explores the journeys of modern Australians alongside the imagined story of ancient Learned Man whose remains were discovered in Western NSW decades ago.

  • The sequel to Up the Duff – a go-to manual on the care of babies and toddlers, from Australia’s most loved and trusted voice on health and life stages.

  • The thrilling new blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

  • The short life and terrible death of Christendom's most defiant sect.

  • The dazzling companion volume to the bestselling Mythos. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes.

  • A series of assassinations leaves the country in turmoil, and Alex Cross faces his biggest challenge yet in the latest instalment to the bestselling series by James Patterson.

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