List of 41 Books Based in Australia

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Title Author Publishing Year Genre
A Fortunate Life Albert B. Facey 1981 Autobiography, Biography, Drama
A Fraction of the Whole Steve Toltz 2008 Novel, Domestic Fiction
A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute 1950 Novel, Fiction, War story
Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty 2014 Novel, Mystery, Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction
Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton 2018 Novel, Coming-of-age story, Bildungsroman
Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 Novel, Allegory, Domestic Fiction
Cocaine Blues Kerry Greenwood 1989 Mystery, Historical Fiction
Dirt Music Tim Winton 2001 Novel, Romance novel, Psychological Fiction
I Am the Messenger Markus Zusak 2002 Novel, Fiction
In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson 2000 Travel literature
Jasper Jones Craig Silvey 2009 Novel, Fiction, Bildungsroman
Jessica Bryce Courtenay 1998 Historical Fiction
Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 1992 Young adult fiction, Bildungsroman
Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood 1991 Mystery, Fiction
Mutant Message Down Under Marlo Morgan 1990 Adventure fiction
On the Beach Nevil Shute 1957 Novel, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, War story
On the Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta 2006 Novel, Young adult fiction
Oscar and Lucinda Peter Carey 1988 Novel, Historical Fiction
Picnic at Hanging Rock Joan Lindsay 1967 Novel, Mystery, Historical Fiction, historical novel
Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta 2003 Novel, Young adult fiction
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor Lucy Christopher 2009 Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
The Distant Hours Kate Morton 2010 Novel, Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction
The Dry Jane Harper 2016 Novel, Fiction, Crime novel, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Police procedural
The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding Robert Hughes 1986 History, Nonfiction
The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton 2008 Novel, Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction
The Husband's Secret Liane Moriarty 2013 Novel, Thriller, Mystery, Contemporary romance, Domestic Fiction
The Hypnotist's Love Story Liane Moriarty 2011 Novel, Fiction, Romance novel
The Light Between Oceans M.L. Stedman 2012 Novel, Historical Fiction, War story, Domestic Fiction
The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 2013 Novel, Historical Fiction, War story
The Potato Factory Bryce Courtenay 1995 Novel, Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction, Domestic Fiction
The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 Biography, Autobiography
The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion 2013 Fiction, Romance novel
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton 2012 Novel, Mystery, Historical Fiction
The Secret River Kate Grenville 2005 Novel, Historical Fiction
The Ship of Brides Jojo Moyes 2005 Romance novel, Historical Fiction
The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough 1977 Novel, Romance novel, Historical Fiction, Family saga
Tomorrow, When the War Began John Marsden 1993 Young adult fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure fiction, War story
Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback Robyn Davidson 1980 Memoir, Travel literature, Autobiography, Biography
True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey 2000 Novel, Crime novel, historical novel, Crime Fiction, Biographical Fiction
What Alice Forgot Liane Moriarty 2009 Novel, Domestic Fiction
Wildflower Hill Kimberley Freeman 2008 Historical Fiction

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