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Welcome to our book club page. The latest and most popular reads for book clubs are listed below. Downloadable book club notes are available for most books. Just click on the book’s page or check out our complete, alphabetised list . For more information, author bookings, other free review copies featured on Good Reads or anything else contact me, Claire, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full of suspense, Harmless, is the tightly woven story of eight year old Amanda, whose father is in prison, and Rattuwat, a Thai man burying his daughter in a strange land.
Abandoning their broken-down car on the way to the prison’s visiting hour, Amanda and Rattuwat venture into the trackless scrub of Australia’s outer suburbs. As the day…Read more »
by Iris Lavell
In a suburb called Success, failure is not an option.
Harry and Louisa look like an ordinary couple. They live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street in a suburb called Success. Harry says it is better to let sleeping dogs lie. But Buster their dog isn’t one for lying still, and even Harry can’t resist digging up the lawnmower he finds buried…Read more »
by Liz Byrski
This book is all about women. From the mad excitement of first love to the grief of losing a parent, this is a summer collection about mums, daughters, wives and girlfriends from some of Australia’s best-loved writers.
Just in time for Christmas and summer holidays, this is the perfect book to throw into your beachbag for a day on the sand or Read more »
Whisky and Charlie are identical twins. But everything about them is poles apart. It’s got so bad that Charlie can’t even bear to talk to his brother anymore – until a freak accident steals Whisky from his family, and Charlie has to face the fact he may never speak to his brother again.
Praise for the book
‘A wonderfully written novel…’…Read more »
It’s build-up time in the north-western town of Ransom, just before the big wet, when people go off the rails.
In the midst of a bitter custody battle, an eight year old girl goes missing.
Annie, an anthropology graduate fresh from the city, is determined to uncover the mystery of the child’s disappearance.
As Annie searches for the truth…Read more »
Camille is a nurse specialising in supporting families through the difficult decision to donate the organs of their dying loved ones. Camille’s mother is a gifted but uncompromising transplant surgeon determined to make it in a man’s world until her own life falls apart. And Camille herself is a mother to Addie – five years old, critically ill…Read more »
Growing up in the 1960s in a small rural community, Suzanne Covich is the dux of her primary-school classes. But it’s what she learns at home that shapes the Ten Out of Ten Kid into the girl who won’t cry, who plays dead, whose vulnerability is disguised beneath Huck Finn bravadoRead more »
by Alan Carter
Shortlisted for a 2010 UK Debut Dagger Award and winner of the Ned Kelly Best First Fiction Award, Prime Cut is what crime reviewer Graeme Blundell calls a classily written story with ‘mordant wit and a fine sense of place’.
Meet Cato Kwong — disgraced cop and ex-poster boy for the police force. Banished to the stock squad after the fallout…Read more »
‘[T]his haunting, wise book heralds the arrival of a remarkable Australian talent’ — The Age, Pick of the Week.
In my defence I can only put forward this disclaimer: I don’t consider myself to be a promiscuous person. Promiscuity implies a degree of carelessness whereas I was very particular about who I slept with.
When it comes to…Read more »
by Ron Elliott
A simple boy with an amazing gift.
A promise to a dying man.
And a nation that wants to believe.
Can a twelve year old boy be the hero his country needs?
David Donald is a 12-year-old boy with an amazing bowling arm. He’s a spinner who becomes the stuff of legend. His guardian, Uncle Michael, is also a spinner — a great Australian…Read more »