"It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth" - Gao Xingjian
The Most Anticipated Titles of 2023
Thirst for Salt by Madelaine LucasLearn more
Ocean spray and eucalyptus waft through the breeze in a town on the South Coast. A young woman is about to encounter a man who will change her forever. Deeply romantic, with a tinge of melancholy. ‘Thirst for Salt’ is a bohemian tale of mercurial love. - Brendan, Harry Hartog Bondi
Tin Man by Sarah WinmanLearn more
First there was Ellis and Michael. Then Ellis met Annie, and they became an inseparable trio. For such a short novel, Winman manages to touch upon a lifetime of experiences: friendship, first love, marriage, sickness, loss, grief and hope. Tin Man is a book that made my heart expand, ache and break in the best possible way. - Renee, Harry Hartog Marrickville
Whereabouts by Jhumpa LahiriLearn more
This is a beautiful story if a woman quietly moving through her solitary life. So calm and easy to read with evocative snippets of her own and others lives around her. A small book that I have savoured over a week with lots of coffee. - Tricia, Harry Hartog Burnside.