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July New Books

Rug up, readers. We’ve got hot new releases to keep you company this winter...


Restless Dolly Maunder
by Kate Grenville

Beloved bestselling author Kate Grenville imagines her way into the life of her grandmother, a complex and remarkable woman.

‘There is no doubt Grenville is one of our greatest writers.’ Sunday Mail



The Will of the Many: Hierarchy Book I
by James Islington

The first instalment in a new historical-based epic fantasy series imbued with dark academia intrigue, by bestselling Australian author James Islington. Perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson and readers of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising.

‘Islington’s worldbuilding is exceptionally detailed and thoughtful, making suspending disbelief effortless. Perfectly balancing character development and plot momentum, this will have fantasy fans clamoring for more.’ Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

A Better Place
by Stephen Daisley

A brutal yet lyrical portrayal of the effects of war on two New Zealand brothers. Perfect for fans of Richard Flanagan and Gail Jones.

‘Daisley’s prose possesses a shimmering, allusive beauty.’ Weekend Australian



by Catherine Jinks

A contact tracer finds herself ensnared in her daughter’s domestic nightmare in this new thriller from a master of the genre.

‘Catherine Jinks cements herself as a must-read Aussie crime writer with this book. It’s atmospheric and hard-hitting; if you’re a fan of Australian crime thrillers, don’t miss this.’ Australian on The Attack


Blind Spot
by Robyn Dennison
An engaging and unflinching depiction of teenage life, exploring the complexity of relationships and the responsibility that arises from being a witness to assault. Shortlisted for the Text Prize.

‘A raw and honest depiction of adolescence in Australia, with all the joys, agonies and consequences that come with it…A brilliant read.’ Holden Sheppard


The Pole and Other Stories
by J. M. Coetzee

A masterful collection of short stories about life, death and animals by Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee.

‘A marvellous collection that will delight and surprise you.’ Peter Singer



Our July new releases are available in print and ebook from all good booksellers.


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