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The Liar's Dictionary

The eagerly anticipated, playful, and profound debut novel from an utterly original, award-winning writer.

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Either Side of Midnight

An electrifying thriller from an exciting new voice in crime fiction: One million viewers witness a popular TV presenter commit suicide live on air - so why is his twin brother convinced it was murder?

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The Bush Telegraph

The heartwarming new medical rural romance from the bestselling author of The Desert Midwife.

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In the spirit of Halloween, this October we revisited Susan Hill’s classic horror.

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In Eley Williams’ The Liar’s Dictionary, we’re forced to interrogate the very foundations of ‘truth’.

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The Bush Telegraph book club notes

Gather your book club and get ready to gossip about the inhabitants of Spinifex.

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This month we revisit the bachelor’s paradise of the decadent, enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby.

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The Night Swim book club notes

An electrifying and propulsive pick for your next book club meeting.

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An ode to wild places and creatures

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The Sister’s Gift book club notes

Explore themes of surrogacy, consequences and the redemptive power of love with your reading group.

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The Last Migration book club notes

Gather your book club and find out why everyone is talking about The Last Migration.

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Classic of the month: Frankenstein

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We’re thrilled to share that Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch’s The Yield has won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

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Classic of the month: How the Light Gets In

In February we revisited M J Hyland’s agonisingly authentic portrait of adolescence, How the Light Gets In.

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Tabitha Bird celebrates the magical healing powers of writing.

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A Lifetime of Impossible Days book club notes

Treat your book club to Tabitha Bird’s magical, one-of-a-kind debut.

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Molly Murn reflects on the creation of Heart of the Grass Tree.

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The magic powers of toys

Robert Dinsdale, author of The Toymakers, on the instinct of kindness and the power of toys.

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Sex and Vanity

I’m sooooo happy you’re coming to my wedding in Capri!

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The Sentinel

Rusty Rutherford emerged from his apartment on a Monday morning, exactly one week after he got fired.

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The Yield

I was born on Ngurambang – can you hear it? – Ngu–ram–bang.

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The Bluffs

The rain woke her. She needs you. Eliza opened her eyes. She was facedown in the gravel of the hiking track, the smell of wet earth in her nose.