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A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Author(s): Saroo Brierley

Location(s): India, Melbourne, Tasmania

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

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As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with...

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A Single Light

A Single Light

Author(s): Patricia Leslie

Location(s): Sydney

Genre(s): Urban Fantasy

Era(s): Contemporary

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In the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows. The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them,...

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Cassandra

Cassandra

Author(s): Kathryn Gossow

Location(s): Queensland

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Contemporary

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Is the future set like concrete, or a piece of clay we can mould and change? On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather, and...

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Epiphany – THE GOLDING

Epiphany – THE GOLDING

Author(s): Sonya Deanna Terry

Location(s): Oslo, Sydney

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Modern

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A MYSTICAL FOREST . . . AN ANCIENT PROPHECY . . . A LOVE THAT SPANS LIFETIMES Free-spirited book-club founder, Rosetta, and polished traditionalist, Matthew, are yet to meet and have little in common, but time-travelling sprites from a...

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grk Down Under

grk Down Under

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): Australia, Sydney

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

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When Grk sniffs some succulent sausages, he can’t resist following his nose – and ends up on the other side of the world. He’s in Australia, the land of surfing, sharks and the Red Jelly Gang, a ruthless band...

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Keeper of the Way

Keeper of the Way

Author(s): Patricia Leslie

Location(s): Isle of Skye, Sydney

Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1600s to 1880s

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Book one in a three book series: After news of grave robbing and murder in Dun Ringall, the ancient stronghold of Clan McKinnon on the Isle of Skye, Rosalie realises it is time to share her family’s secrets. Descendants...

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Shadows of Olive Trees

Shadows of Olive Trees

Author(s): Susanne Gervay

Location(s): Sydney

Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult

Era(s): 1970s

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Before the #MeToo movement, there was the 1970s and three girls – Tessa. Athena, Jenny looking for love, best friends, and what they want to be. Breaking traditional roles, there are challenges from parents, the church, school. But there’s...

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Author(s): Dominic Smith

Location(s): Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Sydney

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1630s - 2000s

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Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry...

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The Swooping Magpie

The Swooping Magpie

Author(s): Liza Perrat

Location(s): Australia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s

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The thunderclap of sexual revolution collides with the black cloud of illegitimacy. Sixteen-year-old Lindsay Townsend is pretty and popular at school. At home, it’s a different story. Dad belts her and Mum’s either busy or battling a migraine. So...

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Thirty Days in Sydney

Thirty Days in Sydney

Author(s): Peter Carey

Location(s): Sydney

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Subtitled “a wildly distorted account” it is pretty much that: an oblique, poignant, entertaining and rather candid look at the city. Using his prize-winning novelist’s eye for telling detail, and the objectivity of the relative outsider (Carey has spent...

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