New books for 2021


The mother fault by Kate Mildenhall (F MIL)

A lonely girl is a dangerous thing by Jessie Tu (F TU)

How much of these hills is gold by Pam Zhang (F ZHA)

Consolation by Garry Disher (F DIS)

A burning by Megha Majumdar (F MAJ)

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell (F OFA)

Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan (F OHA)

Shore leave by David Whish-Wilson (F WIL)

The vanishing half by Brit Bennett (F BEN)

Snow by John Banville (F BAN)

Infinite splendours by Sophie Laguna (F LAG)

Weather : a novel by Jenny Offill (F OFF)

Lucky's by Andrew Pippos (F PIP)

Song of the crocodile by Nardi Simpson (F SIM)

The silence : a novel by Don DeLillo (F DEL)

The dressmaker's secret by Rosalie Ham (F HAM)

Room for a stranger by Melanie Cheng (F CHE)

Unquiet by Linn Ullman (F ULL)

Missionaries by Phil Klay (F KLA)


How to think like Shakespeare by Scott Newstok (370.112 NEW)

Biting the clouds : a Badtjala perspective on the Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act, 1987 by Fiona Foley (994.320049915 FOL)

How we live now : scenes from the pandemic by Bill Hayes (362.1962414 HAY)

Best Australian political cartoons 2020 by Russ Radcliffe (320.9940207 RAD)

MMXX : two decades of architecture in Australia (720.994 MMX)

Best day walks Australia : easy escapes into nature by Lonely Planet (919.4 LON)

One day I'll remember this : diaries volume two, 1987-1995 by Helen Garner (828.914 GAR)

The virus in the age of madness by Bernard-Henri Levy (194 LEV)

A long view from the left by Max Ogden (331.88092 OGD)

The wild silence by Raynor Winn (796.510922 WIN)

The palace letters : the Queen, the governor-general and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam by Jenny Hocking (994.062 HOC)

Fire flood and plague : Australian writers respond to 2020 (994.09052 CUN)

Japan : beautiful world by Lonely Planet (915.2 LON)

Back roads : the scenic route by Heather Ewart (919.4 EWA)

A promised land by Barack Obama (973.932092 OBA)

Head hand heart : the struggle for dignity and status in the 21st century by David Goodhart (306.36 GOO)

Fire of joy : roughly 80 poems to get by heart and say aloud by Clive James (A 808.81 JAM)

Upturn : a better normal after COVID-19 by Tanya Plibersek (614.592414 PLI)

Troy by Stephen Fry (398.2323912 FRY)

What is to be done : political engagement and saving the planet by Barry Jones (909.83 JON)

The long shadow by Peter Yule (959.70431 YUL)

Mary's last dance by Mary Li (792.8092 LI)

Bachar Houli : faith, football and family by Bachar Houli (796.33092 HOU)

Lioness by Sue Brierly (306.8743 BRI)

The book collectors of Daraya : a band of Syrian rebels, their underground library, and the stories that carried them through the war by Delphine Minoui (956.910423 MIN)

From a mountain in Tibet : a monk's journey by Yeshe Losal Rinpoche (294.3092 YES)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life by Jane Sherron (347.732634 GIN.D)

The climate cure : solving the climate emergency in the era of COVID-19 by Tim Flannery (363.73874 FLA)