It’s our favourite time again… Book club time! Is there anything better than getting together with your bookish buddies, a few bottles of wine and sharing your thoughts on a thought-provoking book? Once again, we’ve collected together all the best conversation-inducing titles to help you plan for your next Book Club gathering!
A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie’s world apart – killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother’s home in the mountains half destroyed. Now, drawn by a call for help from her uncle, she’s going back to the place she loves most in the world, to try to heal. A heart-wrenching, tender and lovely novel about loss, grief and regeneration.
The Alice Network is an enthralling new historical novel from bestselling author Kate Quinn. Two women — a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite in 1947 — are brought together in a mesmerising story of courage and redemption.
Every orphan comes with a story. Every journalist has a story that stays with them. And everyone has the power to make a difference. From rural Queensland to rural China, China Baby Love is the story of moving mountains, one shovel at a time. Former foreign correspondent and host of ABC TV’s ‘One Plus One’, Jane Hutcheon introduces us to Linda Shum, a not-so-ordinary grandmother and widow from Gympie whose compassion for China’s forgotten children inspired her to create an unlikely empire.
Set on the banks of Lake Illawarra and spanning four centuries, Storyland is a unique and compelling novel of people and place – which tells in essence the story of Australia. Told in an unfurling narrative of interlinking stories, in a style reminiscent of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, McKinnon weaves together the stories of five fascinating characters. Intriguingly, all these characters are all connected – not only through the same land and water they inhabit over the decades, but also by tendrils of blood, history, memory and property…
Posted on June 15, 2017 by Andrea Johnson
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