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It's a poorly kept secret that publishers hoard their hottest books until Spring so they can get everyone talking about them just before Christmas. This means that the few months will be a paradise for book lovers.

At Booktopia, we're celebrating the release of our very own John Purcell's incredible and incendiary new novel The Girl on the Page. We're also reading big new books from the big, big names – Murakami, Kingsolver, Atkinson, Keneally and many more! Welcome to paradise...

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The Girl on the Page - Order Your Signed Copy!

by John Purcell

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From ultimate book industry insider, John Purcell, comes a literary page-turner, a razor-sharp, fast-paced novel that cuts to the core of what it means to balance ambition and integrity. With lashings of sex, glamour, bad behaviour and wicked publishing insider references, The Girl on the Page is a muscular, juicy and provocative novel that is all about what really matters in life, and the redemptive power of great literature.

"It’s like getting on a fast-moving train or maybe a rocket, filled with people who love books as much as you do! You cannot and don’t want to get off, following every dynamic, insatiable, brilliant character right to the stunning end." – Caroline Overington

Blog: 10 Reasons to Read John Purcell’s The Girl On the Page

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New from Haruki Murakami

Killing Commendatore

by Haruki Murakami

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In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.

A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby – Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

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by Barbara Kingsolver

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A testament to the power and goodness of the human spirit, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build, crossing time and place to give us all a little more hope in those around us, and a little more faith in ourselves.

The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards - including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize - returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

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2018 Miles Franklin Award Winner

The Life to Come

by Michelle de Kretser

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'I so much admire Michelle de Kretser's formidable technique - her characters feel alive, and she can create a sweeping narrative which encompasses years, and yet still retain the sharp, almost hallucinatory detail.' – Hilary Mantel

'Michelle de Kretser knows how to construct a gripping story. She writes quickly and lightly of wonderful and terrible things... A master storyteller.' – A.S. Byatt

'With supreme elegance, The Life to Come creeps up on the reader. Drunk on de Kretser's wordplay and humour, I'd crash headfirst into deeply moving moments. Arriving at the end of the book, I only really wanted to read the thing again.' – Ben Hunter, Booktopian Review

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