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  • 78 STOREY TREEHOUSE   -   ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children 2017
    78 STOREY TREEHOUSE - ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children 2017
    GRIFFITHS ANDY
    ISBN: 9781743535004
    Title: 78 STOREY TREEHOUSE - ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children 2017
    Author: GRIFFITHS ANDY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • AWARD WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2017
    AWARD WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2017
    ISBN: 9781925556100
    Title: AWARD WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2017
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Each edition of Award Winning Australian Writing represents approximately 50 Writing organisations and competitions around Australia that run short story and poetry writing competitions.

    A sample of those represented includes:

    Alan Marshall Short Story Award
    Banjo Paterson Writing Award
    Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize
    Campbelltown Literary Award
    City of Rockingham Short Fiction Award
    Express Media Award
    Fellowship of Australian Writers John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award
    Fellowship of Australian Writers Michael Dugan Short Story Award
    Fellowship of Australian Writers Microfiction Award
    Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers' Prize
    Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival Free Verse Competition
    Hal Porter Short Story Competition
    Ipswich Poetry Feast Award
    John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers
    Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Award
    New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing
    Newcastle Short Story Award
    Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
    Overland Story Wine Prize
    QUT Postgraduate Creative Writing Prize
    Society of Women Writers NSW Short Story Writing Competition
    State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award
    The age
    Verandah Literary Award
    Victorian Young Writers Award
    W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize
    Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize
    ZineWest Competition

    Imprint: MELBOURNE BOOKS
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • BONE SPARROW   -   ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children 2017
    BONE SPARROW - ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children 2017
    FRAILLON ZANA
    ISBN: 9780734417138
    Title: BONE SPARROW - ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children 2017
    Author: FRAILLON ZANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Shortlisted for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016

    Longlisted for the Gold Inky Award 2017

    Longlisted for the 2017 CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Carnegie Medal

    Selected as a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2017

    'A special book.' - Morris Gleitzman

    Sometimes, at night, the dirt outside turns into a beautiful ocean. As red as the sun and as deep as the sky. I lie in my bed, Queeny's feet pushing up against my cheek, and listen to the waves lapping at the tent.

    Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world. The Night Sea brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories.

    The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl who appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's love songs and tragedies.

    Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • DRY   -   ABIA Book of the Year 2017 and Ned Kelly Award 2017 - Best First Fiction
    DRY - ABIA Book of the Year 2017 and Ned Kelly Award 2017 - Best First Fiction
    HARPER JANE
    ISBN: 9781925481372
    Title: DRY - ABIA Book of the Year 2017 and Ned Kelly Award 2017 - Best First Fiction
    Author: HARPER JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "You will feel the heat, taste the dust and blink into the glare. The Dry is a wonderful crime novel that shines a light into the darkest corner of a sunburnt country." Michael Robotham

    "One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Read it!" David Baldacci


    WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY?

    Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well ...

    When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge.

    And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds are reopened. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret ... A secret Falk thought long-buried ... A secret which Luke's death starts to bring to the surface ...

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • EVICTED : Poverty and Profit in the American City -   -  Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction Winner 2017
    EVICTED : Poverty and Profit in the American City - - Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction Winner 2017
    DESMOND MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9780141983318
    Title: EVICTED : Poverty and Profit in the American City - - Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction Winner 2017
    Author: DESMOND MATTHEW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a wheelchair-bound ex-soldier, tries to work his way out of debt for his boys. Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer. This is their world. And this is the twenty-first century: where fewer and fewer people can afford a simple roof over their head.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • EXTINCTIONS  - Miles Franklin Winner 2017
    EXTINCTIONS - Miles Franklin Winner 2017
    WILSON JOSEPHINE
    ISBN: 9781742588988
    Title: EXTINCTIONS - Miles Franklin Winner 2017
    Author: WILSON JOSEPHINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Award

    He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot.

    Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life - objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter - he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen.

    When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves.

    Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them.


    Imprint: UWA PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FAR FROM THE TREE   -   National Book Award 2017 - Young People's Award
    FAR FROM THE TREE - National Book Award 2017 - Young People's Award
    BENWAY ROBIN
    ISBN: 9781471164330
    Title: FAR FROM THE TREE - National Book Award 2017 - Young People's Award
    Author: BENWAY ROBIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    WINNER OF THE U.S. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

    When 16 year-old Grace gives up her baby for adoption, she decides that the time has come to find out more about her own biological mother. Although her biological mum proves elusive, her search leads her to two half-siblings she never knew existed.
    Maya, 15, has been adopted by wealthy parents and seems to have the picture-perfect family – that is, if you look past her alcoholic mother and the fact that Maya stands out like a sore thumb.

    Older brother Joaquin hasn’t been so lucky. At 18, he’s shuffled between foster home after foster home, always careful never to get attached to anyone or anything, because it always gets taken away.

    When these three siblings come together, they find in themselves the place they can belong, while the secrets they guard threaten to explode...

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • GO HOME CHEEKY ANIMALS - CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood 2017
    GO HOME CHEEKY ANIMALS - CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood 2017
    BELL JOHANNA
    ISBN: 9781760291655
    Title: GO HOME CHEEKY ANIMALS - CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood 2017
    Author: BELL JOHANNA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this lively follow-up to Too Many Cheeky Dogs, the camp is invaded by all kinds of cheeky feral animals who are finally chased away by the resident cheeky dogs.

    At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there - until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the cheeky camp dogs roar into action!

    'A funny, uplifting and beautifully written tale about family, home and place.' Ros Moriarty, author of Listening to Country.

    Johanna Bell lives in Darwin and works on storytelling projects as a creative producer and writer.

    Dion Beasley is well known for his Cheeky Dogs brand. He lives in Tennant Creek, NT.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HOME IN THE RAIN - CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2017
    HOME IN THE RAIN - CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2017
    GRAHAM BOB
    ISBN: 9781406368239
    Title: HOME IN THE RAIN - CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2017
    Author: GRAHAM BOB
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story from the award-winning Bob Graham.

    From multi-award winning author-illustrator Bob Graham comes a tender, touching story of family life, perfect for sharing when a new baby is on the way. Francie and her mum, who is expecting a baby girl, are driving home from Grandma's in the heavy rain. When they're still far from home, they stop for a picnic. And as the car steams up, Francie presses her little finger on the window, spelling out "Daddy" and "Mummy" and leaving one space free, ready and waiting for the name of her soon-to-be sister... A beautifully observed celebration of the way inspiration can, and often does happen in the most ordinary and unlikely of places

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR  -   Man Booker International Prize 2017
    HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR - Man Booker International Prize 2017
    GROSSMAN DAVID
    ISBN: 9781784704223
    Title: HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR - Man Booker International Prize 2017
    Author: GROSSMAN DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. They could get up and leave, or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell. Dovale Gee, a veteran stand-up comic – charming, erratic, repellent – exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.

    A Horse Walks into a Bar is a shocking and breathtaking read. Betrayals between lovers, the treachery of friends, guilt demanding redress. Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovale Gee provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry – and all this in the presence of a former childhood friend who is trying to understand why he’s been summoned to this performance.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • LINCOLN IN THE BARDO - Man Booker Prize Winner 2017
    LINCOLN IN THE BARDO - Man Booker Prize Winner 2017
    SAUNDERS GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781408871751
    Title: LINCOLN IN THE BARDO - Man Booker Prize Winner 2017
    Author: SAUNDERS GEORGE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Man Booker Prize Winner 2017

    The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War

    February 1862. The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. Days later, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a strange purgatory - called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo - where ghosts mingle, squabble and commiserate, and a monumental struggle erupts over his soul.

    Written with George Saunders' inimitable humour, pathos and grace, Lincoln in the Bardo invents a thrilling new form and confirms him as one of the most important writers of his generation. Deploying a theatrical, kaleidoscopic panoply of voices - living and dead, historical and fictional - Lincoln in the Bardo poses a timeless question: how do we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear must end?

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • LOST PAGES   -   Vogel Winner 2017
    LOST PAGES - Vogel Winner 2017
    PERICIC MARIJA
    ISBN: 9781760296865
    Title: LOST PAGES - Vogel Winner 2017
    Author: PERICIC MARIJA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WINNER of the 2017 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award

    A stunning novel of friendship, fraud and betrayal within a compelling literary rivalry.


    ‘To frame The Lost Pages as being about Brod is clever and interesting. The Kafka we meet here is almost the opposite of the one we have come to expect.’ Stephen Romei, Literary Editor, The Australian

    It is 1908, and Max Brod is the rising star of Prague’s literary world. Everything he desires—fame, respect, love—is finally within his reach. But when a rival appears on the scene, Max discovers how quickly he can lose everything he has worked so hard to attain. He knows that the newcomer, Franz Kafka, has the power to eclipse him for good, and he must decide to what lengths he will go to hold onto his success. But there is more to Franz than meets the eye, and Max, too, has secrets that are darker than even he knows, secrets that may in the end destroy both of them.

    The Lost Pages is a richly reimagined story of Max Brod’s life filtered through his relationship with Franz Kafka. In this inspired novel of friendship, fraud, madness and betrayal, Marija Pericic writes vividly and compellingly of an extraordinary literary rivalry.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • MUSEUM OF MODERN LOVE - Winner of The Stella Prize 2017
    MUSEUM OF MODERN LOVE - Winner of The Stella Prize 2017
    ROSE HEATHER
    ISBN: 9781760291860
    Title: MUSEUM OF MODERN LOVE - Winner of The Stella Prize 2017
    Author: ROSE HEATHER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the 2017 Stella Prize.

    A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection - a meditation on love, art and commitment, set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history, Marina Abramovic's The Artist is Present.


    'This is a weirdly beautiful book.' David Walsh founder and curator, MONA

    'Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one.' Stella Adler


    'Art will wake you up. Art will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless.' From The Museum of Modern Love

    She watched as the final hours of The Artist is Present passed by, sitter after sitter in a gaze with the woman across the table. Jane felt she had witnessed a thing of inexplicable beauty among humans who had been drawn to this art and had found the reflection of a great mystery. What are we? How should we live?

    If this was a dream, then he wanted to know when it would end. Maybe it would end if he went to see Lydia. But it was the one thing he was not allowed to do.

    Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky. As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.

    This dazzlingly original novel asks beguiling questions about the nature of art, life and love and finds a way to answer them.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP - CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2017
    ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP - CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2017
    ZORN CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9780702253942
    Title: ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP - CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2017
    Author: ZORN CLAIRE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped off the edge of the world: the crushing weight of water about to pummel him. Sam knew that moment exactly, the disbelief that what was about to happen could even be possible. The intake of breath before the flood.

    Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she's dead, it's worse than ever.

    With nothing but his skateboard and a few belongings in a garbage bag, Sam goes to live with the strangers his mum cut ties with seven years ago: Aunty Lorraine and his cousins Shane and Minty.

    Despite the suspicion and hostility emanating from their fibro shack, Sam reverts to his childhood habit of following Minty around and is soon surfing with Minty to cut through the static fuzz in his head. But as the days slowly meld into one another, and ghosts from the past reappear, Sam has to make the ultimate decision -- will he sink or will he swim?

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • PATCHWORK BIKE - CBCA Crichton Award for Debut Picture Book 2017
    PATCHWORK BIKE - CBCA Crichton Award for Debut Picture Book 2017
    CLARKE MAXINE BENEBA
    ISBN: 9780734416681
    Title: PATCHWORK BIKE - CBCA Crichton Award for Debut Picture Book 2017
    Author: CLARKE MAXINE BENEBA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.

    A delightful story from multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd.


    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DONT LOOK FRIENDLY   -   Sean Duffy 6 - Ned Kelly Award 2017
    POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DONT LOOK FRIENDLY - Sean Duffy 6 - Ned Kelly Award 2017
    MCKINTY ADRIAN
    ISBN: 9781781256930
    Title: POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DONT LOOK FRIENDLY - Sean Duffy 6 - Ned Kelly Award 2017
    Author: MCKINTY ADRIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Belfast 1988: a man has been shot in the back with an arrow. It ain't Injuns and it isn't Robin Hood. But uncovering exactly who has done it will take Detective Inspector Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on the high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.

    Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

    Multi award winner:

    SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNER
    NED KELLY AWARD WINNER
    BARRY AWARD WINNER
    STEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTED
    EDGAR AWARD SHORTLISTED
    THEAKSTONS AWARD SHORTLISTED
    ANTHONY AWARD NOMINEE


    Imprint: SERPENTS TAIL
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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