In An Opening: twelve love stories about art, Stephanie Radok takes us on a walk with her dog and finds that it is possible to re-imagine the suburb as the site of epiphanies and attachments.

An Opening: Twelve Love Stories About Art(Prize winner Stella l/list 2013)
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Awards:Longlisted for Stella Prize 2013

At forty-nine, Celeste has long renounced the religion of her childhood. Yet she finds herself reluctantly accompanying her mother and sister to a pilgrimage site in Romania, where her devout mother seeks a miracle — a cure for her terminal illness.
As Celeste tr... read more

Sufficient Grace
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On remote Rollrock Island, the sea-witch Misskaella discovers she can draw a girl from the heart of a seal. So, for a price, any man might buy himself a bride; an irresistibly enchanting sea-wife. But what cost will be borne by the people of Rollrock - the men, the women, the childre... read more

Sea Hearts
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Awards:Winner of the Stella Prize 2013 Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards' Christina Stead Prize 2013  Shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013 Finalist of the Melbourne Prize for Literature for Best Writing Award 2012 Shortlisted for the VIC Premier's Literary Awards' Prize for Fiction 2013 Longlisted for The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 (formerly The Orange Prize) Longlisted for Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers' Kibble Literary Award 2013

On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kook... read more

Mateship With Birds
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Awards:Stella Prize longlist 2013

For 40,000 years the Central NSW area of Wellington was Aboriginal - Wiradjuri - land. Following the arrival of white men, it became a penal settlement, mission station, gold-mining town and farming centre with a history of white comfort and black marginalisation. In the late 20... read more

The Mind of a Thief
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Awards:Shortlisted for Stella Prize 2013 and Nita B. Kibble Award 2013.

Taking ordinary lives and dissecting their ironies, injustices, and pleasures, this collection possesses a humane eye and wry sense of humor. A young woman working as a maid in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor's orders; a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex'... read more

Like a House on Fire
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Awards:Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013.

Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta's returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her beat-up car. The family of three... read more

Floundering (Shortlised Miles Franklin 2013)
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Awards:Winner of David Unaipon Award 2011.

Growing up on the Mission isn't easy for clever Grace Oldman. When her classmates tease her for not having a father, she doesn't know what to say. Pappa Neddy says her dad is the Lord God in Heaven, but that doesn't help when the Mission kids call her a bastard. As Grace slowly pieces toge... read more

Mazin Grace
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The Sunlit Zone is a moving elegy of love and loss, admirable for its narrative sweep and the family dynamic that drives it. A risk-taking work of rare, imaginative power.

The Sunlit Zone
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Awards:2013 Indie Book Awards Shortlist Shortlisted for the 2013 Stella Prize Winner  2013 Miles Franklin Award

A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives.
Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating event... read more

Questions of Travel
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Awards:(Prizewinner l/list Stella 2013)

After his father, brother and he were incarcerated and tortured in Saddam's Abu Ghraib, Ali al Jenabi escaped from Iraq first to work with the anti-Saddam resistance in Iran and then to help his family out of the country all together. When Saddam... read more

The People Smuggler: The True Story of One Man's Journey
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It is the dawn of the twentieth century in Australia and a woman has done an unspeakable thing. Twenty-two-year-old Jessie has served a two-year sentence for horse rustling. As a condition of her release she is apprenticed to Fitzgerald 'Fitz' Henry, who wants a woman to allay his loneli... read more

The Burial
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