FACES IN THE CROWD by Valeria Luiselli

I heard someone this novel fragmented (she meant it positively) in regards to it's triad of narrative voices, but I can't disagree enoug...

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CAROL by Patricia Highsmith

First published in 1952, Carol was revolutionary for it's time in its depiction of lesbian love. Don't mistake it for a pulp novel thoug...

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FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

People often describe a novel as ambitious when they mean that it has missed its mark. Not so here. Told from two sides of a marriage, the prose...

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Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

'Annihilation', the first in the Southern Reach trilogy, is that rare book that will stretch your imagination, challenge your perception...

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Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook

'Wake in Fright' follows schoolteacher John Grant's self guided descent through the parched hellscape of the Australian outback, pop...

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Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears

Foal’s Bread tells the epic story of two generation of Nancarrows as they work the land and the country show high-jumping circuit in ...

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The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

The Eye of the Sheep explores the world of Jimmy Flick, a boy who sees the world differently. Laguna writes effortlessly, causing each mome...

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Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

  Gold Fame Citrus tells the story of Luz, Ray and Ig as they struggle to survive trapped between the salt water and sand of a...

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Despite the amount of times I have read this book it still remains one of my absolute favourites! Fantasy, love and suspense - what more could a...

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All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A captivating story that takes on the unique perspective of a blind girl during the German occupation of Paris during World War II. Doerr both e...

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

If you were too young to experience the grunge craze or the birth of Nirvana in the early nineties then Carrie Brownstein's debut memoir is ...

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M Train by Patti Smith

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a diet of brown toast and black coffee? Yes? Well welcome to the world of legendary sing...

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Lillies Q Barbecue Sauces – Mixed Range

At first when I heard that Harry Hartog was selling Hot Sauce, I was pleasantly surprised. In anticipation for trying this splendid condiment, I...

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Midnight Watch by David Dyer

*Published March 2016* This novel will appeal to anyone with an interest in the misadventure of the Titanic and the maritime or media histor...

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Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

This is the second book in Nesbo’s new Blood on Snow series and Midnight Sun is set in the very north of Norway, on the edge of the Finnma...

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Dogs of India by Polly McGee

This is one of the first books by the new publishing venture The Author People formed by previous Simon & Schuster CEO Lou Johnson. The dogs...

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American Blood by Ben Sanders

Although this 26-year-old New Zealand writer has penned three hit books at home, this is the first to gain real traction in this country. The co...

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Who's Afraid by Maria Lewis

When Tommi Grayson decides to find her father after her mothers passing she travels to New Zealand and learns more about her family and herself ...

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The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

This is the best book I read in 2015, and the best book I’ve read in a long time. A local Canberra author, Henshaw’s Snow Kimono is ...

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One of Us by Asne Seierstad

One of Us has to be the most upsetting book I think I’ve ever read - this is not one for the faint-hearted, but I steeled myself with the ...

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