Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom: who we are seen to be versus who we believe ourselves to be, and the ways in which we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, where every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

Burial Rites : Shortlisted for the 2014 Stella Prize - Hannah Kent - read June 2014

Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. From his seedy highrise flat Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry, well past caring. But he cannot avoid entanglement with the neighbours: a woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself.

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AJ Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life. Maya is the baby who ends up on AJ's bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the lives of these seemingly normal but extraordinary characters?

Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is

It is the small lives, tucked away, that reveal humanity in all its bigness. A charming treat of a novel - as sunny, light and enjoyable as a strawberry gelato eaten in an Italian piazza on a summer's day. Luigi is a young Italian boy growing up in Tuscany in the 1920s, dreaming of cowboys and adventure, when a young Englishman, passing through on his way to Rome, gives him his first bicycle, thus sparking a lifelong passion.

Booktopia has Luigi's Freedom Ride by Alan Murray. Buy a discounted Paperback of Luigi's Freedom Ride online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is growing increasingly weary and disenchanted after her decades of public service and years of family scandal. One day, the Queen takes things into her own hands and, in a spur-of-the-moment decision, leaves the palace alone and incognito

Booktopia has Mrs Queen Takes The Train by William Kuhn. Buy a discounted Paperback of Mrs Queen Takes The Train online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

Booktopia has The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Commemorative Edition by Richard Flanagan. Buy a discounted Hardcover of The Narrow Road to the Deep North online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.

My Life as An Alphabet Barry Jonsberg Winner of the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adults and the Gold Inky Award winner

Travels with Charley in Search of America is animated by Steinbeck's attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature?to weather, geography, the cycle of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

Travels with Charley In Search of America, John Steinbeck, 1962 .so immediate this memoir of a trip across america in 1960 with his poodle Charlie in a camper.

In candid and personal conversations with fourteen women leading the way in fields as wide-ranging as business, politics, religion, education and the armed forces, Doogue gets to the heart of what it means to be a woman in power in Australia.   Inspiring and insightful, The Climb reveals a varied and at times quite unexpected picture of contemporary Australia.

The Climb: Conversations with Australian Women in Power. Get wonderful discounts at Abbey’s Bookshop using Coupon and Promo Codes.

Shantaram is a novel based on the life of the author, Gregory David Roberts. In 1978 Roberts was sentenced to nineteen years imprisonment as punishment for a series of robberies of building-society branches, credit unions, and shops he had committed while addicted to heroin. In July 1980 he escaped from Victoria's maximum-security prison in broad daylight, thereby becoming one of Australia's most wanted men for what turned out to be the next ten years. For most of this period he lived in…

Shantaram is a novel based on the life of the author, Gregory David Roberts.

A provocative, bullet-ride of a thriller set in the boardrooms, brothels, churches, alleyways and dark places of the near future

In Smith Henderson's Fourth of July Creek, Pete Snow is a social worker in rural northwest Montana. Poverty and its terrible side effects—violence, drugs, various strains of fanaticism—plague his clients. I really enjoyed this book.

Strangers did not, as a rule, find their way to Chez Dom, a small, rundown Tunisian cafe on Paris's distant fringes run by the widow Houria and her young niece, Sabiha. But when one day a lost Australian tourist, John Patterner, seeks shelter in the cafe from a sudden Parisian rainstorm, a love story starts to unfold. to each other, their love story sets in train an irrevocable course of tragic events.

Booktopia has Lovesong by Alex Miller. Buy a discounted Paperback of Lovesong online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

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