Book Group Tasmania title list

Australian Fiction – Fiction with an Australian setting or author

  • Armstrong, Judith - War & peace and Sonya
  • Arnott, Robbie – Flames*
  • Barrett, Shirley – The bus on Thursday*
  • Bird, Carmel - Cape Grimm
  • Bishop, Stephanie - Other Side of the World
  • Blain, Georgia - Between a wolf and a dog
  • Brooks, Geraldine - Caleb's crossing
  • Brooks, Geraldine - People of the book
  • Brooks, Geraldine - Year of wonders: A novel of the plague
  • Byrski, Liz - Gang of four
  • Carey, Peter - Jack Maggs
  • Carey, Peter - Parrot and Olivier in America.
  • Carey, Peter - The chemistry of tears
  • Carey, Peter - Theft: A love story
  • Carmody, Sam - The windy season
  • Carroll, Steven - The time we have taken.
  • Carter, Paul D - Eleven seasons
  • Clarke, Marcus - For the term of his natural life
  • Conte, Steven - The zookeeper's war
  • Cotton, Peter - Dead cat bounce
  • Day, Livia - A trifle dead : book one of the Cafe La Femme series
  • Day,  Marele -  Mrs Cook : the real and imagined life of the Captain's wife.
  • Dean, Geoffrey - The literary lunch : selected stories
  • Dessaix, Robert - Night letters : a journey through Switzerland and Italy.
  • Dettman, Joy - Wind in the wires.
  • Donoghue, Emma - Room.
  • Erskine, Y. A. (Yvette) - Brotherhood.
  • Flanagan, Richard - Death of a river guide
  • Flanagan, Richard – First person
  • Flanagan, Richard - Gould's book of fish
  • Flanagan, Richard - The narrow road to the deep north
  • Flanagan, Richard - The sound of one hand clapping
  • Flanagan, Richard - The unknown terrorist
  • Flanagan, Richard - Wanting
  • Franklin, Miles - My brilliant career
  • Funder, Anna - All that I am
  • Garner, Helen - Monkey grip
  • Garner, Helen - The spare room.
  • Gee, Poppy - Bay of Fires
  • Goldsworthy, Peter - Three dog night.
  • Grenville, Kate - Lilian's story.
  • Grenville, Kate - Sarah Thornhill.
  • Grenville, Kate - The idea of perfection.
  • Grenville, Kate - The secret river.
  • Halligan, Marion - The fog garden : a novel
  • Ham, Rosalie - Dressmaker
  • Harper, Jane - The dry
  • Hartnett, Sonya - Of a boy.
  • Hartnett, Sonya - Thursday's child.
  • Hay, Ashley – A hundred small lessons
  • Hazzard, Shirley - The great fire
  • Hazzard, Shirley - The transit of Venus.
  • Heiss, Anita – Barbed wire and cherry blossoms
  • Hoeg, Peter – Miss  Smilla's feeling for snow *
  • Jaffe, Meredith – The fence
  • Jennings, Kate - Moral hazard.
  • Johnston, George - My brother Jack.
  • Jordan, Toni - Addition
  • Jordan, Toni - Fall girl.
  • Kennedy, Cate - The world beneath
  • Kent, Hannah - Burial rites
  • Kneale, Matthew - English passengers
  • Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) - Highways to a war.
  • Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) - Lost voices
  • Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) - The memory room
  • Koval, Ramona - Samovar.
  • Laguna,  Sofie - Eye of the Sheep
  • Lang, Lisa - Utopian man.
  • Le, Nam - The boat
  • Legge, Kate - The unexpected elements of love.
  • Leigh, Julia - The hunter
  • Lette, Kathy – The boy who fell to Earth
  • Livett, Jennifer - Wild island
  • Lomer, Kathryn - What now, Tilda B?
  • London, Joan - Gilgamesh
  • London, Joan - The good parents.
  • Malouf, David - An imaginary life
  • Malouf, David - Remembering Babylon
  • Marchetta, Melina – Tell the truth, shame the devil
  • Marsden, John - South of Darkness
  • McCullough, Colleen - Bittersweet
  • McInerney, Monica – The trip of a lifetime *
  • McIntosh, Fiona - The lavender keeper
  • Mears, Gillian - Foal's bread.
  • Middleton, Mike – Edge of time *
  • Miller, Alex - Autumn Laing.
  • Miller, Alex - Conditions of faith.
  • Miller, Alex - Journey to the stone country.
  • Moon, Josephine - The chocolate promise
  • Moriarty, Liane - Big little lies
  • Moriarty, Liane – Nine perfect strangers *
  • Morris, Heather – Tattooist of Auschwitz *
  • Morrissey, Di – A distant journey *
  • Morton, Kate – The lake house *
  • Morton, Kate - The secret keeper
  • Mundy, Robyn –  Wildlight
  • Nunn, Judy - Tiger men
  • Nunn,  Malla - A beautiful place to die.
  • O'Flynn, Mark – The last days of Ava Langdon
  • Olsson, Kristina – Shell *
  • Overington, Caroline - I came to say goodbye.
  • Parrett, Favel - Past the shallows
  • Parrett, Favel - When the night comes
  • Perlman, Elliot - The street sweeper.
  • Picoult, Jodi – Small great things *
  • Ringland, Holly – The lost flowers of Alice Hart *
  • Rose, Heather - The butterfly man.
  • Scholes, Katherine - The hunter's wife
  • Scholes, Katherine - The perfect wife
  • Scott, Kim - That  deadman dance.
  • Scott, Margaret - Family album
  • Scott, Rosie - Faith singer.
  • Shakespeare, Nicholas -  Snowleg.
  • Silvey, Craig - Jasper Jones
  • Silvey, Craig - Rhubarb.
  • Simsion, Graeme C - The Rosie project
  • St John, Madeleine – Ladies in black *
  • Stedman, M. L - The light between oceans.
  • Temple, Peter - The broken shore.
  • Throsby, Holly –Cedar valley *
  • Tiffany, Carrie -  Mateship with birds
  • Treloar, Lucy – Salt Creek
  • Tsiolkas, Christos - Barracuda
  • Tsiolkas, Christos - The slap
  • Viggers, Karen - The  lightkeeper's wife
  • White, Patrick - The tree of man.
  • Williams, Sue I. - Murder with the lot
  • Wilson, Josephine - Extinctions
  • Wilson, Rohan - To name those lost
  • Wilson, Rohan David - The roving party
  • Winton, Tim - Breath
  • Winton, Tim -  Cloudstreet
  • Winton, Tim - Eyrie
  • Winton, Tim - The riders
  • Winton, Tim – The shepherd's hut *
  • Winton, Tim - The turning.
  • Wood, Charlotte – The children
  • Wood, Danielle - The alphabet of light and dark
  • Wright, Alexis - Carpentaria
  • Wyld, Evie - All the Birds Singing
  • Zable, Arnold - Cafe Scheherazade.
  • Zusak, Markus - The book thief
  • Zusak, Markus - Bridge of Clay *

International authors

  • Adam, Paul - Unholy trinity
  • Adichie,  Chimamanda  Ngozi - Half of a yellow sun
  • Adiga,  Aravind - The white tiger.
  • Ali, Monica - Brick lane.
  • Atkinson, Kate - Behind the scenes at the museum.
  • Atkinson, Kate - Case histories.
  • Atwood, Margaret Eleanor - Oryx and Crake.
  • Atwood, Margaret Eleanor - The blind assassin.
  • Atwood, Margaret Eleanor - The handmaid's tale
  • Austen, Jane - Mansfield Park.
  • Aw, Tash - The harmony silk factory.
  • Baldacci, David – The last mile *
  • Barbery, Muriel - The elegance of the hedgehog
  • Barnes, Julian - The sense of an ending.
  • Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew) - Peter Pan
  • Bennett, Alan - Four stories
  • Bennett, Alan - The uncommon reader.
  • Berendt, John - Midnight in the garden of good and evil
  • Bohjalian, Chris - The Sandcastle girls
  • Boyd, William - Restless.
  • Boylan, Clare - Emma Brown
  • Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
  • Bronte, Emily - Wuthering heights.
  • Burns, Anna – Milkman *
  • Burton, Jessie -The muse
  • Campbell, Karen – This is where I am
  • Catton, Eleanor - The Luminaries
  • Chatwin, Bruce - On the black hill.
  • Chevalier, Tracy - Girl with a pearl earring.
  • Cleave, Chris - The other hand.
  • Coelho, Paulo - The alchemist.
  • Coetzee, J. M - Disgrace
  • Cole, Jessie - Deeper water
  • Collins,  Wilkie - Woman in white
  • Connelly, Michael – The wrong side of goodbye *
  • Conrad, Joseph - Heart of darkness.
  • Craven, Margaret - I heard the owl call my name
  • Dai, Sijie - Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress.
  • De Kretser, Michelle - Questions of travel
  • De Kretser, Michelle - The Hamilton case.
  • Desai, Kiran - The inheritance of loss.
  • Diamant, Anita - The red tent.
  • Dickens, Charles - Great expectations.
  • Doerr, Anthony - All the light we cannot see
  • Donoghue, Emma - Room.
  • Doughty, Louise – Apple Tree Yard *
  • Dovey,  Ceridwen - Only the Animals
  • Dubus, Andre - House of sand & fog.
  • Ebershoff, David - The Danish girl
  • Edugyan,  Esi – Washington Black *
  • Eggers, Dave – The circle
  • Farr, Tracy - The life and loves of Lena Gaunt
  • Faulks, Sebastian - Charlotte Gray.
  • Fellowes, Julian - Belgravia
  • Ferrante, Elena - My brilliant friend
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott) - The Great Gatsby.
  • Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary.
  • Flynn, Gillian - Gone Girl
  • Foer, Jonathan  Safran - Extremely loud & incredibly close.
  • Forna,  Aminatta - The memory of love.
  • Fowler, Karen Joy - The Jane Austen Book Club.
  • Fowler, Karen Joy - We are all completely beside ourselves
  • Fowler, Therese - Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Franzen, Jonathan - Freedom
  • Frazier, Charles - Cold mountain
  • Galbraith, Robert - The cuckoo's calling
  • Galland, Nicole – Godiva
  • Garcia Marquez, Gabriel - Love in the time of cholera
  • Gibbons, Stella - Cold Comfort Farm.
  • Green, John - The fault in our stars
  • Greene, Graham - Travels with my aunt.
  • Grossman, David – A horse walks into a bar
  • Gruen, Sara - Water for elephants.
  • Haddon, Mark - The curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
  • Harris, Robert - Pompeii
  • Haruf, Kent – Our souls at night
  • Hawkins, Paula - Girl on the train
  • Honeyman, Gail – Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine *
  • Hornby, Nick - How to be good.
  • Hosseini, Khaled - A thousand splendid suns.
  • Hosseini, Khaled - And the mountains echoed
  • Hosseini, Khaled - The kite runner.
  • Hulme, Keri - The bone people.
  • Huxley, Aldous - Brave new world
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never let me go.
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo - When we were orphans.
  • Ivey,  Eowyn - The snow child
  • Jacobson, Howard - The  Finkler question.
  • James, Henry - Washington Square.
  • James, Marlon - Brief history of seven killings
  • James, P. D - Death comes to Pemberley.
  • James, P. D - Devices and desires
  • James, P. D - The lighthouse
  • Jonasson, Jonas - The one hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared
  • Jones, Lloyd - Hand me down world
  • Jones, Lloyd - Mister Pip
  • Keneally, Thomas - Schindler's list
  • Kidd, Sue Monk - The secret life of bees.
  • Kingsolver, Barbara - Prodigal summer.
  • Kingsolver, Barbara - The lacuna.
  • Kingsolver, Barbara - The Poisonwood Bible.
  • Kline, Christina Baker - The orphan train
  • Knight, Christine M - Life song
  • Kundera, Milan - The unbearable lightness of being.
  • Lahiri,  Jhumpa - The lowland
  • Lahiri,  Jhumpa - The namesake.
  • Lang, Graham -  Lettah's gift.
  • Lavell, Iris - Elsewhere in Success
  • Le  Carre, John - The constant gardener.
  • Lee, Harper – Go set a watchman *
  • Lee, Harper - To kill a mockingbird
  • Leon, Donna - Fatal remedies
  • Levy, Andrea - Small island.
  • Lewycka, Marina - A short history of tractors in Ukrainian.
  • Liebenberg, Lauren - The voluptuous delights of peanut butter and jam.
  • Lindley, Maureen - A girl like you.
  • Lovestam, Sara – Wonderful feels like this
  • McCall Smith, Alexander - Friends, lovers, chocolate.
  • McCarthy, Cormac - The road.
  • McEwan, Ian - Amsterdam
  • McEwan, Ian - Atonement
  • McEwan, Ian - Black dogs
  • McEwan, Ian - Enduring love.
  • McEwan, Ian - Sweet Tooth
  • McEwan, Ian - The children act
  • McGuire, Ian – North water
  • Mah, Adeline Yen - Falling leaves return to their roots
  • Maine, Sarah – The house between tides
  • Mankell, Henning - Before the frost.
  • Mantel, Hilary - Bring up the bodies
  • Mantel, Hilary - Wolf Hall.
  • Martel, Yann - Life of Pi
  • Matar,  Hisham - In the country of men.
  • Miller, Madeline - The song of Achilles.
  • Mistry,  Rohinton - A fine balance.
  • Mitchell, David (David Stephen) - The thousand autumns of Jacob De  Zoet
  • Moriarty, Laura - The chaperone
  • Morrison, Toni - Beloved.
  • Moyes, Jojo - Me before you
  • Murakami, Haruki - Colorless  Tsukuru  Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage
  • Nemirovsky, Irene - Suite  Francaise.
  • Ness, Patrick - Crane Wife
  • Nicholls, David - Us
  • O'Farrell, Maggie - The hand that first held mine
  • O'Farrell, Maggie – This must be the place
  • O'Hagan, Andrew - The illuminations
  • Ondaatje, Michael - Anil's ghost.
  • Ondaatje, Michael - The English patient
  • Ondaatje, Michael –  Warlight *
  • Orwell, George - Animal farm : a fairy story.
  • Orwell, George - Nineteen eighty-four
  • Paretsky, Sara - Body work.
  • Patchett, Ann - Bel canto.
  • Patchett, Ann - Commonwealth
  • Patchett, Ann - State of wonder.
  • Perez-Reverte, Arturo - The Seville communion.
  • Picoult, Jodi - Plain truth.
  • Picoult, Jodi - Storyteller
  • Plath, Sylvia - The bell jar.
  • Proulx, Annie - That old ace in the hole.
  • Proulx, Annie - The shipping news.
  • Pym, Barbara - Excellent women.
  • Rendell, Ruth - Harm done
  • Richell, Hannah - Secrets of the tides.
  • Richell, Hannah - The shadow year
  • Rodriguez, Deborah - The little coffee shop of Kabul
  • Rossiter, Nan Parson - More than you know
  • Rothschild, Hannah – The improbability of love
  • Rowling, J. K - The casual vacancy
  • Roy, Arundhati - The God of small things.
  • Roy, Arundhati – The ministry of utmost happiness
  • Ruiz  Zafon, Carlos - The shadow of the wind.
  • Rushdie, Salman - The satanic verses.
  • Saint-Exupery, Antoine de - Little prince
  • Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David) - The catcher in the rye
  • Saunders, George – Lincoln in the  Bardo
  • Scobie, Claire - The pagoda tree
  • Sebold, Alice - The lovely bones.
  • See, Lisa - Snow Flower and the secret fan
  • Shaffer, Mary Ann - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Shreve, Anita - Resistance
  • Shriver, Lionel - The post birthday world
  • Shriver, Lionel - We need to talk about Kevin
  • Simonson, Helen - Major Pettigrew's last stand
  • Simonson, Helen – The summer before the war
  • Simpson, Inga - Nest
  • Smith, Ali - Autumn
  • Smith, Dominic – The last painting of Sara de  Vos
  • Smith, Zadie - White Teeth
  • Solomons, Natasha – The song collector
  • Steinbeck, John - The grapes of wrath
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis - Strange case of  Dr Jekyll and  Mr Hyde and other tales
  • Stockett, Kathryn - The help.
  • Strout, Elizabeth – My name is Lucy Barton *
  • Sskind, Patrick - Perfume : the story of a murderer
  • Swift, Graeme - Mothering Sunday
  • Swift, Graham -  Waterland
  • Tartt, Donna - The little friend
  • Toibin,  Colm - The Blackwater lightship.
  • Tolstoy, Leo - Anna Karenina
  • Towles, Amor – A gentleman in Moscow *
  • Tremain, Rose - Road home
  • Tyler, Anne - Digging to America.
  • Tyler, Anne - The amateur marriage.
  • Vickers,  Salley - Miss Garnet's angel.
  • Vickers,  Salley - The cleaner of Chartres
  • Vickers,  Salley - The other side of you.
  • Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-five,
  • Walters, Minette - The scold's bridle.
  • Waters, Sarah – The paying guests
  • Waugh, Evelyn -  Brideshead revisited
  • Wharton, Edith - Age of innocence.
  • Winterson, Jeanette - Oranges are not the only fruit
  • Woolf, Virginia - To the lighthouse
  • Yanagihara,  Hanya – A little life *
  • Yates, Richard - Revolutionary road.

Biography and Memoir

  • Allende, Isabel - Paula
  • Altmann, Carol - Four seasons with a grumpy goat
  • Ames, Matthew - Will to live
  • Barnes, Jimmy – Working class man
  • Bauby, Jean-Dominique - The diving bell and the butterfly
  • Boochani, Behrouz – No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison*
  • Berendt, John - The city of falling angels
  • Boo, Katherine - Behind the beautiful  forevers
  • Bowden, Tim - One crowded hour
  • Bowden, Tim - The way my father tells it
  • Brierley,  Saroo - A long way home
  • Burden, Hilary - A story of seven summers
  • Burns, R. J. (Robin Joan) - Just tell them I survived : women in Antarctica
  • Clift, Charmian - Mermaid singing ; Peel me a lotus
  • Colvin, Mark – Light and shadow
  • Cracknell, Ruth - Journey from Venice : a memoir
  • Crawford, Anne - Ralf
  • Dalton, Robin - Aunts up the Cross
  • Davidson, Robyn - Tracks
  • De Crespigny, Richard - QF32
  • De Crespigny, Robin - The people smuggler : the true story of Ali Al  Jenabi
  • De Waal, Edmund - The hare with amber eyes
  • Dessaix, Robert - A mother's disgrace
  • Dessaix, Robert - Twilight of love : travels with Turgenev
  • Do, Anh - The happiest refugee
  • Drabble, Margaret - The pattern in the carpet : a personal history with jigsaws
  • Drewe, Robert - The shark net
  • Duncan, Susan (Susan Elizabeth) - Salvation Creek
  • Durrell, Gerald - My family and other animals
  • Eastman, Berenice - Nan  Chauncy : a writer's life
  • Eastman,  Merridy - How now brown frau
  • Eastman,  Merridy - There's a bear in there (and he wants Swedish)
  • Facey, A. B. (Albert Barnett) - A fortunate life
  • Fiennes, William - The music room
  • Flanagan, Arch - The line : a man's experience
  • Flanagan, Martin - In sunshine or in shadow
  • Funder, Anna -  Stasiland
  • Gelman, Rita Golden - Tales of a female nomad
  • Garner, Helen - Everywhere I look
  • Gilbert, Elizabeth - Eat, pray, love
  • Grenville, Kate - One life
  • Guevara, Ernesto - The motorcycle diaries
  • Hales, Dianne - La  bella lingua
  • Hirsi Ali, Ayaan - Infidel
  • Holborow, Barbara - Those tracks on my face
  • Howard, Patricia - What  colour is love
  • Howell, Georgina - Daughter of the desert
  • Huggan, Isabel - Belonging
  • Idle, Eric – Always look on the bright side of life *
  • Jeffrey, Betty - Paradise Road :the white coolies
  • Kirby, M. D. (Michael Donald) - A private life : fragments, memories, friends
  • Krasnostein, Sarah – The trauma cleaner
  • Leroux, Marie- Paule - A frog in the billabong
  • Linstead, Hilary - Growing old outrageously
  • Llewellyn, Kate - The dressmaker's daughter
  • Lomax, Eric - The railway man
  • McCutcheon, Sandy - The magician's son
  • Mackinnon, A. J. (Alexander James) - The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow
  • Mah, Adeline Yen - Falling leaves return to their roots
  • Mandela, Nelson - Long walk to freedom
  • Mattingley,  Christobel - King of the wilderness : the life of Deny King
  • Mazari, Najaf - The  rugmaker of  Mazar-e-Sharif
  • Miro, Asha - Daughter of the Ganges
  • Moore, Philippa – The latte years : a story of losses, gains and life beyond the after photo
  • Mortenson, Greg - Three cups of tea
  • Newport, Jerry - Mozart and the whale
  • Nicholls, Freda – The amazing  Mrs  Livesey
  • Nicolson, Nigel - Virginia Woolf
  • Obama, Barack - Dreams from my father
  • Pilkington, Doris - Follow the rabbit-proof fence
  • Proulx, Annie - Bird cloud
  • Pung, Alice - Unpolished gem
  • Pung, Alice (editor) - Growing up Asian in Australia
  • Richmond  Mouillot, Miranda - A fifty - year silence
  • Rigney, Victoria - Dancing on the edge of the empire
  • Roberts, Jason - A sense of the world
  • Sales, Leigh – Any ordinary day *
  • Sara, Sally -  Gogo mama : a journey into the lives of twelve African women
  • Saunders, Jennifer - Bonkers
  • Scott, Margaret - Changing countries
  • Shakespeare, Nicholas - In Tasmania
  • Sixsmith, Martin - Philomena
  • Stein, Gertrude - The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  • Stroud,  Gabbie – Teacher *
  • Tapp Coutts, Toni - A sunburnt childhood
  • Taylor, Cory – Dying: a memoir
  • Timms, Peter - In search of Hobart
  • Turnbull, Sarah - All good things
  • Ulman, Vivienne - Alzheimer's : a love story
  • Ustinov, Peter - Dear me
  • Walker, Brenda - Reading by moonlight
  • Walls, Jeannette - The glass castle
  • Walsh, David (David Dominic) - A bone of fact
  • West, Ida - Pride against prejudice
  • Winchester, Simon - The map that changed the world
  • Winchester, Simon - The surgeon of  Crowthorne
  • Winterson, Jeanette - Why be happy when you could be normal?
  • Wright, Judith - Half a lifetime
  • Wyndham, Susan - Life in his hands : the true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist

Other Non-Fiction

  • Brooks, Geraldine - Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women
  • De  Botton, Alain - The art of travel
  • Deveson, Anne - Resilience
  • Gaita,  Raimond - The philosopher's dog
  • Hamilton, Clive - Affluenza : when too much is never enough
  • Hamlin, Catherine - The hospital by the river : a story of hope
  • Huggan, Isabel - Belonging
  • Kevin, Tony - Walking the Camino : a modern pilgrimage to Santiago
  • Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) - The many- coloured land : a return to Ireland
  • Krien, Anna - Into the woods : the battle for Tasmania's forests
  • Lahiri,  Jhumpa – In other words
  • Macdonald, Helen - H is for Hawk
  • Pascoe, Bruce – Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident?
  • Pundyk, Grace - The honey spinner : on the trail of ancient honey, vanishing bees, and the politics of liquid gold
  • Reynolds, Henry - This whispering in our hearts
  • Robertson, Geoffrey - The justice game
  • Sacks, Oliver - The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales
  • Scott, Kim -  Kayang & me
  • Seierstad,  Asne - The bookseller of Kabul
  • Szubanski, Magda – Reckoning : a memoir
  • Turnbull, Sarah - Almost French : a new life in Paris
  • Wynhausen, Elisabeth - Dirt cheap : life at the wrong end of the job market
  • Yousafzi, Malala – I am Malala

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