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The Invisible Hero
The Invisible Hero
Elizabeth Fensham


Philip has spent his whole life at school either being invisible or being called stupid. For the first time, Philip has the opportunity to shine - but can he convince the class that being different is ...


The Boundary
The Boundary
Nicole Watson


Winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award. Hours after rejecting the Corrowa People’s native title claim on Brisbane’s Meston Park, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered in his home. Days later, la ...


Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers
Kumiko and the Sha...
Briony Stewart


From the author of the Aurealis-winning Kumiko and the Dragon comes the final captivating book in the Kumiko and the Dragon trilogy.


Taj and the Great Camel Trek
Taj and the Great ...
Rosanne Hawke


South Australia, 1875: Twelve-year-old Taj and his camel Mustara are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. They're going into the desert to help explore Australia.


Gone
Gone
Jennifer Mills


There can be no straight road home. A young man is released from a Sydney prison, his hands empty, his identity gone. He hasn’t been home for ̀fifteen years. Chilling, haunting, suspenseful, Gone is a ...


Ashes in the Air
Ashes in the Air
Ali Alizadeh


In the spaces between evanescence and memory, Alizadeh finds grace, wit and fire. From the opening poem’s hymn to mobility and renewal to the elegiac ending, from Tehran to the Gold Coast, Ashes in th ...


An Absence of Saints
An Absence of Sain...
Rosanna Licari


Winner of the 2009 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize Shortlisted for the 2010/2011 Mary Gilmore Award


The Hard Light Of Day: An Artist
The Hard Light Of ...
Rod Moss


A story of a whitefella-blackfella friendship that offers hope for the future. Winner of the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Award.


Ten Hail Marys
Ten Hail Marys
Kate Howarth


An extraordinary story of hope and survival. In January 1966, Kate Howarth gave birth to a healthy baby boy at St Margaret's Home for unwed mothers in Sydney. In the months before the birth, and the ...


Home
Home
Larissa Behrendt


Candice is a young woman setting out on her first visit to the traditional land of her Aboriginal grandmother. When she arrives at the 'place where the two rivers meet', the twentieth century falls aw ...



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