Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane back home to Germany. It was 1981 and the dusty frontier town was no place for a woman.
Now a New York Times number one bestseller, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-allnight story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.
Tara Westover grew in rural Idaho with radical survivalist Mormon parents. She didn’t get a birth certificate until she was nine and had no medical records because her father did not believe in doctors.
This is the story of a woman who has her heart broken, but then puts it back together again in the most uplifting and exquisite way.
On a break between teaching photography classes in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier.
The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta. When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed.
“Ingenious… Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.” —The New York Times SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
A beautiful novel about two women – a generation apart – thrown together by circumstance, who slowly come to love and understand one another.
From Chloe Hooper comes a brilliant novel about sex and money. The Engagement is a taut psychological thriller. Liese Campbell has an engagement for the weekend: to stay with Alexander Colquhoun, the well-mannered heir of a pastoral dynasty, at his property in Western Victoria.