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    • The Night Watchman, Erdrich,  Louise
    The Night Watchman
    Louise Erdrich

    It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before C ... read more

    • The Sweet Indifference of the World, Stamm,  Peter
    The Sweet Indifference of the World
    Peter Stamm

    Christoph, an older man who is a writer, has a story to share with Lena, a younger woman who is an actress. A long time ago, he was in a relationship with a woman called Magdalena, who was also an actress. Lena is currently in a relationship with a m ... read more

    • The Watermill, Zable,  Arnold
    The Watermill
    Arnold Zable

    Ranging from remote provinces in China and Cambodia to pre- and post-war Yiddish Poland, Kurdish Iraq and Iran, and Indigenous and present-day Melbourne, Arnold Zable's quartet of stories depicts the ebbs and flows of trauma and healing, memory and f ... read more

    • To the Lake, Kassabova,  Kapka
    To the Lake
    Kapka Kassabova

    Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa, two vast lakes joined by underground rivers set within the mountainous borderlands of North Macedonia, Albania and Greece, and crowned by the old Roman road, the via Egnatia. These two lakes have played a central role in K ... read more

    • Truganini, Pybus,  Cassandra
    Cassandra Pybus

    Cassandra Pybus's ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, in south-east Tasmania, in the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that Truganini was ... read more

    • Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader, Gornick,  Vivian
    Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader
    Vivian Gornick

    In nine essays Vivian Gornick returns to the books that have shaped her. From a reporter in 1970s New York, to a feminist negotiating love and independence, to a writer in the jubilant sanctity of older age- Gornick's life is compelling, and in the c ... read more

    • Until the End of Time, Greene,  Brian
    Until the End of Time
    Brian Greene

    Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, despite the universe's tendency toward entropy, remarkable structure ... read more

    • Will and Testament, Hjorth,  Vigdis
    Will and Testament
    Vigdis Hjorth

    Four siblings. Two summer houses. One terrible secret. To what degree should the horrors of the past be allowed to shake the present? Stalked by the darkest of shadows from her childhood, a woman struggles against the tide dragging her back to the fa ... read more

    • Actress, Enright,  Anne
    Anne Enright

    This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young No ... read more

    • Apeirogon, Mccann,  Colum
    Colum Mccann

    Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin live near one another yet they exist worlds apart. Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Rami's license plate is yellow. Bassam's license plate is green. It takes Rami fifteen minutes to drive to the West Bank. The sa ... read more

    • Fire Country, Steffensen,  Victor
    Fire Country
    Victor Steffensen

    Delving deep into the Australian landscape and the environmental challenges we face, Fire Country is a powerful account from Indigenous land management expert Victor Steffensen on how the revival of cultural burning practices, and improved 'reading' ... read more

    • Hurricane Season, Melchor,  Fernanda
    Hurricane Season
    Fernanda Melchor

    The Witch is dead. After a group of children playing in the murky waters of the irrigation canals discover her decomposing corpse, the village is rife with rumours and suspicions about the murder of this feared and respected woman, who had carried ou ... read more

    • Lanny, Porter,  Max
    Max Porter

    A devastating story told with the anarchy, the humour and the enchantment Max Porter's readers will recognise from Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2019

    Not far from London, there is a village.
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    • The Blessed Rita, Wieringa,  Tommy
    The Blessed Rita
    Tommy Wieringa

    Paul lives with his father in an old farmhouse, not far from the German border. Where once his father took care of him, now he takes care of his father. His world is changing- his small Dutch village is now home to Chinese restaurateurs, Polish plumb ... read more

    • The Coconut Children, Pham,  Vivian
    The Coconut Children
    Vivian Pham

    Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn't really know. Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a gla ... read more

    • The Mirror And The Light, Mantel,  Hilary
    The Mirror And The Light
    Hilary Mantel

    England, May 1536, Anne Boleyn is dead. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cr ... read more