Books set in Australia (32)


1.

Australia Day by Stan Grant EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day. Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about... continue

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty EN

Rating: 4     3626 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.
Recommended: 20 Jul 2022

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Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
An extraordinary thriller, told from the perspective of two Aboriginal protagonists, which weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family. Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her, and he's drowning in grief. Only a suspected murder, and a mystery to solve, might save them both. And they have a potential witness: Isobel Catching. Aboriginal by birth, like Beth, she seems lost and isolated in the world. But as the two get closer, Isobel's strange tale of glass-eyed monsters and stolen col... continue
Recommended: 07 Mar 2022

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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreetis Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday. 'This is that rare book, a novel of both heart and intellect. It pulses with a sense of wonder and shines with the clear light of truth.' Robert Drewe After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united and - until God seems to turn his back on their boy Fish - religious. T... continue
Recommended: 17 May 2018

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Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

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Come

Come : A Memoir by Rita Therese EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Bold, brave and darkly funny, COME is the extraordinary story of Melbourne sex worker Rita Therese and the love, sex and death she has experienced in her life so far.
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor EN

Rating: 3.7     3 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
In Hayley Scrivenor's Dirt Creek, a small-town debut mystery described as The Dry meets Everything I Never Told You, a girl goes missing and a community falls apart and comes together. When twelve-year-old Esther disappears on the way home from school in a small town in rural Australia, the community is thrown into a maelstrom of suspicion and grief. As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels arrives in town during the hottest spring in decades and begins her investigation, Esther’s tenacious best friend, Ronnie, is determined to find Esther and bring her home. When schoolfriend Lewis tells Ronnie t... continue

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Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream- model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put 'knife before life', knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career. But if the punishing hours in surgery weren't hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon navigating a male-dominated specialty. She was regularly left to carry out complex procedures without senior surgeons' oversight; she was called all sorts of things, from 'emotional' to 'too confident'... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
.Childhood stories of family, country and belonging What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the live... continue

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Growing Up Disabled in Australia by Carly Findlay EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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'My body and its place in the world seemed quite normal to me.' 'I didn't grow up disabled, I grew up with a problem. A problem those around me wanted to fix.' 'We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.' 'The diagnosis helped but it didn't fix everything.' 'Don't fear the labels.' One in five Australians have a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes inter... continue


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