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FICTION & LITERATURE SALON

Fiction Books, Novels, Historical Sagas, Literature...

Abbey's Bookshop at 131 York Street Sydney is an Aladdin's cave for readers. Whatever your tastes - classic tales, historical fiction, epic sagas, romance, erotic, adventure, experimental, short stories, urban fiction, rural fiction, Australian stories, award winners, bestsellers - you will find them all here.

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MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2020 WINNER

Congratulations to TARA JUNE WINCH for her huge win of Australia's most prestigious literary award.

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- With a braiding of three narratives, Winch's story encircles the indigenous experience across differing time periods, and honours a First Nations language. The current voice is that of August Gondiwindi, a Wiradjuri woman returning home from abroad to face the family and town she left behind, amidst domestic and social pressures. Then there is the voice of the well-read grandfather Albert, whose personal project to record his people's tongue also sheds light on the mystery of the childhood disappearance of August's twin sister. The third voice is from earlier colonial times via a Lutheran missionary. Overall, the story is of many sadnesses held out by determination to survive and to thrive - a refusal to yield. Craig Kirchner

SUB-CATEGORIES: FICTION & LITERATURE



A road trip through New Zealand like no other

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This was one of my favourite reads during the disquiet of early COVID19 and it stayed with me a while (the story, not the virus).

Coley's writing crackles with a youthfulness as it launches into a road trip running the full extent of New Zealand, for which twin siblings Alex and Amy seem strangely ill-prepared. Along the way we glimpse into their strained relationship and their memories as children of successful, but often absent globetrotting parents. We also piece together Alex's life away from his home country of New Zealand, now working and playing hard in the information economy in the shimmering mirage of Dubai. A young man, far from home, finding his way through sexual self-discovery and self-exile from his family.

As the kilometres rack up, so do the glitches that tell us all is not as it appears. A poignant and resonant story that will entrance many. Craig Kirchner

AUSTRALIAN SHOWCASE

Double Rewards

Kokomo

Victoria Hannan

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Question of Love

Hugh Mackay

Paperback

$32.99  

Forthcoming

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The Labyrinth

Amanda Lohrey

Paperback

$29.99  

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Double Rewards

The Last Migration

Charlotte McConaghy

Paperback

$32.99  

Forthcoming

A Lifetime of Impossible Days

Tabitha Bird

Paperback

$19.99  

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After Australia

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Paperback

$24.99  

To be ordered

The Hollow Bones

Leah Kaminsky

Paperback

$19.99  

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A Room Made of Leaves

Kate Grenville

Hardback

$39.99   $34.99

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Islands

Peggy Frew

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Fogging

Luke Horton

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Silk House

Kayte Nunn

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Spill

Imbi Neeme

Paperback

$32.99  

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On a Barbarous Coast: What If There Was an Alternative...

Craig Cormick

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Rain Heron

Robbie Arnott

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Origin of Me

Bernard Gallate

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Deceptions

Suzanne Leal

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Animals In That Country

Laura Jean McKay

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Adversary

Ronnie Scott

Paperback

$29.99  

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When Grace Went Away

Meredith Appleyard

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Loudness of Unsaid Things

Hilde Hinton

Paperback

$29.99  

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Mammoth

Chris Flynn

Paperback

$29.99  

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HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy

Kathy Lette

Paperback

$32.99  

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Benevolence

Julie Janson

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan

Lisa Ireland

Paperback

$32.99  

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Australian Fiction
Overseas Fiction
SUZANNE LEAL
The Deceptions
BERNARD GALLATE
The Origin of Me
CHARLOTTE WOOD
The Weekend
RACHEL GIVNEY
Jane in Love
KATHERINE JOHNSON
Paris Savages
ELLIOT PERLMAN
Maybe the Horse Will Talk
FAVEL PARRETT
There Was Still Love
LUCY TRELOAR
Wolfe Island
MATT OKINE
Being Black 'n Chicken, and Chips
AMANDA NIEHAUS
The Breeding Season

MORE NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS

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The Pull of the Stars

Emma Donoghue

Paperback

$32.99  

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Miss Benson's Beetle

Rachel Joyce

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$32.99  

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Meanwhile in Dopamine City

DBC Pierre

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$29.99  

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The Book of Hidden Wonders

Polly Crosby

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$32.99  

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Paris Never Leaves You

Ellen Feldman

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$29.99  

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The Ambassador's Daughter

Pam Jenoff

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$24.99  

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A Lover's Discourse

Xiaolu Guo

Paperback

$27.99  

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Summer

Ali Smith

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$29.99  

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The Second Sleep

Robert Harris

Paperback

$19.99  

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Utopia Avenue

David Mitchell

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

Paperback

$32.99  

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Fleishman Is in Trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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$22.99  

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The Phone Box at the Edge of the World: The most moving...

Laura Imai Messina

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$29.99  

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Sex and Vanity

Kevin Kwan

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$32.99  

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The Vanishing Sky

L. Annette Binder

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$29.99  

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The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (#13 Scotland Street)...

Alexander McCall Smith

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$19.99  

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The Jane Austen Society

Natalie Jenner

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Margot Affair

Sanae Lemoine

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$32.99  

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The Carer

Deborah Moggach

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$22.99  

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Fracture

Andres Neuman

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$29.99  

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A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Jessie Tu

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Collaborator

Diane Armstrong

Paperback

$16.99  

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Redhead by the Side of the Road

Anne Tyler

Paperback

$29.99  

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Breasts and Eggs

Mieko Kawakami

Paperback

$32.99  

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BESTSELLERS

A Room Made of Leaves

Kate Grenville

Hardback

$39.99   $34.99

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Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Normal People

Sally Rooney

Paperback

$19.99  

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

Paperback

$22.99  

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Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

Paperback

$22.99  

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The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Yield

Tara June Winch

Paperback

$32.99  

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The White Girl

Tony Birch

Paperback

$29.95  

To be ordered

The Loudness of Unsaid Things

Hilde Hinton

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

Double Rewards

Midnight Sun (#1.5 Twilight)

Stephenie Meyer

Paperback

$32.99   $26.39

Forthcoming

Rodham: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Curtis Sittenfeld

Paperback

$32.99  

To be ordered

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

Paperback

$22.99  

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Mammoth

Chris Flynn

Paperback

$29.99  

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Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Mirror and the Light (#3 Wolf Hall)

Hilary Mantel

Hardback

$45.00  

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The Motion of the Body Through Space

Lionel Shriver

Paperback

$32.99  

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A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

Paperback

$19.99  

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HISTORICAL FICTION SHOWCASE

The Silk House

Kayte Nunn

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Jane Austen Society

Natalie Jenner

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Vanishing Sky

L. Annette Binder

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Collaborator

Diane Armstrong

Paperback

$16.99  

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Finding Eadie

Caroline Beecham

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Black Swan of Paris

Karen Robards

Paperback

$32.99  

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Deep Sleep

Paula Astridge

Paperback

$24.95  

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Pilgrims

Matthew Kneale

Hardback

$34.99  

To be ordered

Spirited

Julie Cohen

Paperback

$32.99  

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Sword of Kings (#12 Last Kingdom)

Bernard Cornwell

Paperback

$19.99  

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Lionheart

Ben Kane

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Book of Longings

Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

Paperback

$32.99  

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Katheryn Howard Tainted Queen (#5 Six Tudor Queens)...

Alison Weir

Paperback

$32.99  

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Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Queen's Secret

Karen Harper

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Puritan Princess

Miranda Malins

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Sin Eater

Megan Campisi

Paperback

$29.99  

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SAGAS

A Bookshop in Algiers

Kaouther Adimi

Hardback

$27.99  

To be ordered

Nothing Ventured

Jeffrey Archer

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Old Drift

Namwali Serpell

Paperback

$19.99  

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Tidelands (#1 Fairmile)

Philippa Gregory

Paperback

$19.99  

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Greenwood

Michael Christie

Paperback

$32.99  

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Belgravia

Julian Fellowes

Paperback

$22.99  

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The American Fiancee

Eric Dupont

Paperback

$32.99  

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Wearing Paper Dresses

Anne Brinsden

Paperback

$32.99  

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Make Me A City: A Novel of Chicago Rising

Jonathan Carr

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Hour of Separation

Katharine McMahon

Paperback

$32.99   $10.00

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Storyland

Catherine McKinnon

Paperback

$27.99  

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The Secrets at Ocean's Edge

Kali Napier

Paperback

$16.99  

To be ordered

The Cedar Tree

Nicole Alexander

Paperback

$32.99  

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Stone Country

Nicole Alexander

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Woolgrower's Companion

Joy Rhoades

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Borgia Confessions: A Novel

Alyssa Palombo

Paperback

$24.99  

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Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Travelers

Regina Porter

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Summer Before the War

Helen Simonson

Paperback

$22.99  

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The Mountain

Massimo Donati

Paperback

$32.99  

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A Thousand Moons

Sebastian Barry

Paperback

$32.99  

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Days Without End

Sebastian Barry

Paperback

$22.99  

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The Man Who Saw Everything

Deborah Levy

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A stunning...

Juliet Grames

Paperback

$22.99  

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CLASSIC FICTION

Middlemarch

G. Eliot

Hardback

$49.99  

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

Hardback

$49.99  

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No Small Shame

Christine Bell

Paperback

$32.99  

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The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

Paperback

$29.99  

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A Bend in the River

V S Naipaul

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

Witch Wood

John Buchan

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Last of the Mohicans

James Fenimore Cooper

Paperback

$12.99  

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Flush

Virginia Woolf

Paperback

$12.99  

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A Fairly Honourable Defeat: Vintage Classics Murdoch...

Iris Murdoch

Paperback

$22.99  

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Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Hardback

$14.99  

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Kallocain

Karin Boye

Paperback

$22.99  

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ROMANCE

Hideaway

Nora Roberts

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Hidden Wife

Joanna Rees

Paperback

$32.99  

In Stock

The Garden of Forgotten Wishes

Trisha Ashley

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

Postscript (#2 PS I Love You)

Cecelia Ahern

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Minute I Saw You

Paige Toon

Paperback

$32.99  

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Fool Me Once

Karly Lane

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

Something to Talk About (#2 Rose Hill)

Rachael Johns

Paperback

$32.99  

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Would Like to Meet

Rachel Winters

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

The Cottage at Rosella Cove

Sandie Docker

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Switch

Beth O'Leary

Paperback

$32.99  

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Girl Gone Viral (#2 Modern Love)

Alisha Rai

Paperback

$19.99  

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Music from Another World

Robin Talley

Paperback

$19.99  

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ADVENTURE STORIES

Ghost Fire

Wilbur Smith

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Blood in the Dust

Bill Swiggs

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Babies of the Rose

Justin Smith

Paperback

$29.99  

Forthcoming

The River

Peter Heller

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Tom Clancy's Enemy Contact

Mike Maden

Paperback

$19.99  

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White Ape

Evered Higgins

Paperback

$19.99  

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All Systems Red (#1 Murderbot Diaries)

Martha Wells

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Black Art of Killing

Matthew Hall

Paperback

$32.99  

In Stock

Wrath of Poseidon (#12 Fargo)

Clive Cussler

Paperback

$32.99  

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Blood of an Exile (#1 Dragons of Terra)

Brian Naslund

Paperback

$18.99  

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Homeland

Fernando Aramburu

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Fourth Shore

Virginia Baily

Paperback

$22.99  

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SHORT STORIES

Lot

Bryan Washington

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

Sorry for Your Trouble: Stories

Richard Ford

Paperback

$29.99  

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In the Time of Foxes

Jo Lennan

Paperback

$29.99  

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Minor Detail

Adania Shibli

Paperback

$24.99  

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Good Citizens Need Not Fear

Maria Reva

Paperback

$29.99  

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Please forgive us, Richard Hauptmann: a retro collection...

Wendy Lewis

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

Jhumpa Lahiri

Paperback

$26.99  

To be ordered

A Lasting Conversation: Stories on Ageing

Susan Ogle

Paperback

$29.95  

In Stock

Dental Tourism

Mark O'Flynn

Paperback

$29.95  

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Universal Love: Stories

Alexander Weinstein

Paperback

$22.99  

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No Neat Endings

Dominic Carew

Paperback

$27.99  

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Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Helen Garner

Paperback

$19.99  

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POETRY

Leftovers

Cassandra Atherton

Paperback

$19.99  

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Anh and Lucien

Tony Page

Paperback

$22.99  

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Shorter Lives

John A. Scott

Paperback

$25.00  

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Recipe for Risotto

Josephine Clarke

Paperback

$22.99  

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Love's Philosophy

S.K. Kelen

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Prophet: The Spiritual Classic

Kahlil Gibran

Hardback

$20.95  

In Stock

The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

Paperback

$11.99  

To be ordered

New Selected Poems

Christina Rossetti

Paperback

$29.99  

To be ordered

Selected Poems: Eluard

Paul Eluard

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal...

Desert Pea Media

Paperback

$24.99  

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Throat

Ellen van Neerven

Paperback

$24.99  

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After Fame: The Epigrams of Martial

Sam Riviere

Paperback

$24.99  

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Prince Neptune: Poetry and Prose

Cody R. Simpson

Paperback

$29.99  

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Family Trees

Michael Farrell

Paperback

$24.00  

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Turbulence

Thuy On

Paperback

$22.99  

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Navigable Ink

Jennifer Mackenzie

Paperback

$24.00  

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Infernal Topographies

Graeme Miles

Paperback

$22.99  

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Ask Me About the Future

Rebecca Jessen

Paperback

$24.99  

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AWARDS

The Yield

Tara June Winch

Paperback

$32.99  

In Stock

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The Testaments (#2 Handmaid's Tale)

Margaret Atwood

Hardback

$42.99   $39.99

In Stock

The Weekend

Charlotte Wood

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

Bruny

Heather Rose

Paperback

$32.99  

In Stock

A Treacherous Country

K.M. Kruimink

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

Extinctions

Josephine Wilson

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

There Was Still Love

Favel Parrett

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Wai Chim

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Allegra in Three Parts

Suzanne Daniel

Paperback

$29.99  

To be ordered

Here Until August: Stories

Josephine Rowe

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

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