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Maria Lagana has come to Hollywood to outrun her past. Born in Rome, where every Sunday her father took her to the cinema instead of church, Maria immigrates with her mother to LA after her father's arrest.
Dank faces head on the ingrained racism that lies always under the skin of Australia in this unforgettable story of country and people.
In 1912, Edwin St. Andrew crosses the Atlantic, exiled from English polite society. Two centuries later Olive Llewelyn, a famous writer, is travelling all over Earth, from her second moon colony.
Recently widowed, Miriam is a respectable North Shore real estate agent and devoted mother and grandmother. She was thrilled when her younger daughter Ally married, but as time goes by Miriam wonders whether all is well with Ally...
Billie will never recover from the murder of her daughter, Jess. Daniel, who was a toddler when his mother was killed, can recall little of what happened.
Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn't pick, a book she couldn't steal, or a bad decision she wouldn't make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who strangle people in their beds, or worse.
The House of Atreus is cursed. A bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods.
It's 2010. Successful and brilliant tech entrepreneur Bix Bouton is 40, with four kids, and restless when he stumbles into a conversation with mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with 'externalising' memory.
A discarded painting in a roadside clean-up, forgotten bones in a research archive, and Lexington, the greatest racehorse in US history. From these strands of fact, Geraldine Brooks weaves a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice.
After committing an audacious act of revenge for her brother's murder, Disa flees with her son Sindri through the fjords of Iceland.
It's the following Thursday, and Elizabeth has just had a visit from a man she thought was dead. It's (one of) her ex-husbands, and he's being hunted. His story involves some diamonds, some spies, and a very angry mobster.
Anna learns the story of Aethon, who longs to fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, and reads it to her sister as the walls of Constantinople are bombarded by armies of Saracens.
When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England's most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past.
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