Best Australia & Oceania Literature Books
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1. The Hating Game: A Novel
Author: by Sally Thorne
Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture! USA Today BestsellerDebut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.Nemesis (n. 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua TemplemanLucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other.Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate.Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company.
Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude. Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream jobBut the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua.
Author: by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Anchor (March 4, 2014)
From the award-winning, bestselling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sunthe story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. And the UK, raising universal questions of race, belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time.
Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passionfor each other and for their homeland.
3. Pillow Thoughts
Author: by Courtney Peppernell
Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel. Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.
4. The Husband's Secret
Author: by Liane Moriarty
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES. One of the Best Books of the YearEntertainment Weekly One of the Top Ten Books of the YearPeople At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read My darling Cecilia, If you’re reading this, then I’ve died Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death.
Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secretsomething with the potential to destroy not only the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it allshe’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother.
But that letter is about to change everythingand not just for her. There are other women who barely know Ceciliaor each otherbut they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
5. What Alice Forgot
Author: by Liane Moriarty
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND’S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES. A cheerfully engaging(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, How did I get here? Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.
So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly overshe’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old.
Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes.
Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…
6. Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity Book 1)
Author: by Nalini Singh
Berkley (June 13, 2017)
June 13, 2017
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal…Control.Precision.Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life.
But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him. Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence-her mind clear of all emotion-Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her.
That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious… And Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan. Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed…
7. The Rosie Project: A Novel
Author: by Graeme Simsion
Simon & Schuster
The international bestselling romantic comedy bursting with warmth, emotional depth, andhumor, (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love. The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife.
In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities.
Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is quite intelligent for a barmaid). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosieand the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.
8. Big Little Lies: The No.1 bestseller behind the award-winning TV series
Author: by Liane Moriarty
July 31, 2014
Discover secrets and lies in the addictive No. 1 bestseller behind the multi-award winning TV sensation. From the bestselling author of NINE PERFECT STRANGERS.’Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense, page-turning story … A great read’ Mail on Sunday’Brilliant, standout, superbly clever.
Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly’ Sunday Express_Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives. Single mum Jane has just moved to town with her little boy – and a secret she’s been carrying for five years. On the first day on the school run she meets Celeste, so beautiful she makes the world stop and stare.
And then there’s Madeline – a tour de force who remembers everything and forgives no one. The three women become friends, while always keeping their secrets under wraps. But then a minor incident involving their children spirals out of control …
It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder? APPLES NEVER FALL, the new novel from Liane Moriarty, is available for pre-order now*_’Absolutely brilliant … Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them’ Louise Candlish’This is a wonderful book – full of brains, guts and heart’ Sunday Mirror’A brilliantly plotted story …
9. The God of Small Things: A Novel
Author: by Arundhati Roy
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An affluent Indian family is forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness[The God of Small Things] offers such magic, mystery, and sadness that, literally, this reader turned the last page and decided to reread it.Immediately.It’s that haunting.
USA TodayCompared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie.
It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing big things [that] lurk unsaid in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.
10. The Thing Around Your Neck
Author: by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A dazzling story collection from the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists In these twelve riveting stories, the award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.
Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them.
11. The Secrets of Midwives
Author: by Sally Hepworth
August 27, 2015
The Secrets of Midwives is a powerful story about the buried secrets three generations of women are forced to confront. From Sally Hepworth, the number one bestselling author of The Mother-In-Law and The Family Next Door. ‘Fiction at its finest’ – Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies.
Neva Bradley was going to tell her family that she was pregnant eventually. The discovery that Neva, a third-generation midwife, is six months pregnant is a surprise for everyone, but her stubborn refusal to identify the father is the greater shock.
What is she hiding, and why? Her mother, Grace, cannot let this secret rest, even while her own life begins to crumble around her a scandal that she must keep from her husband at all costs. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva’s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s.
A secret which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all …
12. The Power of One: A Novel
Author: by Bryce Courtenay
The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama. The New York TimesUnabashedly uplifting … Asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independencethe power of one’can prevail.
Cleveland Plain DealerIn 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy called Peekay is born. His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreamswhich are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him.
He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one. Totally engrossing … [presents] the metamorphosis of a most remarkable young man and the almost spiritual influence he has on others …
13. The White Tiger: A Novel
Author: by Aravind Adiga
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prizewinning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society.
This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you’ve never heard it before (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur.
On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society.
Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensationand a startling, provocative debut.
14. Cocaine Blues (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Book 1)
Author: by Kerry Greenwood
Poisoned Pen Press
From the author of the bestselling Phryne Fisher Series comes Cocaine Blues, the first historical mystery featuring the sensual, posh, and intrepid murder detective Phryne Fisher…”Phryne can not get enough of adventure and the reader can not get enough of Phryne.”Deadly PleasuresLooking for a riveting historical mystery series?
This book is for you:Perfect for Fans of Rhys Bowen and Dorothy SayersInspired the Netflix show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, starring Essie DavisMovie Currently Streaming on Acorn TVThe London season is in full fling at the end of the roaring 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fishershe of the green-gray eyes, diamant garters, and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositionsis rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men.
Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops, and communismnot to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisseuntil her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.
15. Truly Madly Guilty
Author: by Liane Moriarty
Nine Perfect Strangers on sale nowTHE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, FROM THE AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES, now an HBO series. Winner of Goodreads Choice Award for Best FictionEntertainment Weekly’s Best Beach BetA USA Today Hot Books for Summer SelectionA Miami Herald Summer Reads Pick2017’s 20 Most-Read Books on GoodreadsHere’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints….
The only difficulty with Truly Madly Guilty?Putting it down. Miami HeraldCaptivating, suspensefultantalizing. People MagazineSix responsible adults.Three cute kids.One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit busy, life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.
16. The Swan Book: A Novel
Author: by Alexis Wright
June 28, 2016
A hypnotic and astonishingly inventive (O, The Oprah Magazine) novel about an Aboriginal girl living in a future world turned upside downwhere ancient myths exist side-by-side with present-day realities. Oblivia Ethelyne was given her name by an old woman who found her deep in the bowels of a gum tree, tattered and fragile, the victim of a brutal assault by wayward local youths.
These are the years leading up to Australia’s third centenary, and the woman who finds her, Bella Donna of the Champions, is a refugee from climate change wars that devastated her country in the northern hemisphere. Bella Donna takes Oblivia to live with her on an old warship in a polluted dry swamp and there she fills Oblivia’s head with story upon story of swans.
Fenced off from the rest of Australia by the Army, its traditional custodians left destitute, the swamp has become the world’s most unknown detention camp for Indigenous Australians. When Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia invades the swamp with his charismatic persona and the promise of salvation, Oblivia agrees to marry him, becoming First Lady, a role that has her confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city.