Continuing her journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard, the brilliant #1 bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad makes a powerful plea for a Muslim Reformation as the only way to end the horrors of terrorism, sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities.
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.
Alice Hart lives in isolation by the sea, where her mother's enchanting flowers and their hidden messages shelter her from the dark moods of her father. When tragedy changes her life irrevocably, nine-year-old Alice goes to live with the grandmother she never knew existed
On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt.
The Yellow Villa is an entertaining domestic drama by the bestselling author Amanda Hampson. Mia and Ben, an Australian couple in their early thirties, have relinquished one dream and embraced another, selling their Sydney flat and purchasing an old yellow house in the picturesque village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in South-West France.
Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there.
Under the burnt timber of the church, the police have found the body of the man who so viciously attacked Jed Kelly when she was fifteen. Also in the church lie skeletons from many years ago.
A love story from Irish millennial Sally Rooney. 2018 Winner Costa Prize 2018 Best New Novel, 2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist, 2018 Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year, 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year
Boy Swallows Universe is an unconventional coming-of-age tale, offering an honest yet empathetic glimpse at life on the fringes of drug deals, casual violence and organised crime.
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.
The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night. Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie’s voice. A whisper in the dark.
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 work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated Australian art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth.
Celebrated composer Harry Fox-Talbot wants to be left in peace. His beloved wife has died, he's unable to write a note of music, and no, he does not want to take up some blasted hobby.
Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it.