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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
‘Goldie Goldbloom promises to be one of Australia’s most important and imaginative voices of the future…a masterpiece of characterisation.’ — Good Reading Magazine
‘… an assured debut written in beautifully precise language.’ — The Age
Gin, the albino, marries to escape the confines of an asylum. Toad, a small man who wears corsets…Read more »
by Alice Nelson
This special, book club edition of award-winning author Alice Nelson’s The Last Sky recounts the story of Maya Wise – a young wife alone in Hong Kong.
The Sydney Morning Herald described Nelson’s language as displaying ‘real lyrical beauty’. The Weekend Australian said the book was ‘partly a haunting and uneasy love story, partly a…Read more »
‘Glorie’s style is well paced in a good, interwoven story with a few surprises.’ — Adelaide Advertiser
‘Jacaranda Street has a touch of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet in the way happiness grows out of the oddest, darkest places. A lovely read.’ — Herald Sun
‘Marlish Glorie has crafted this blackly funny, poignant and sharply telling story…Read more »
by Jon Doust
Dedicated to all those boys who carried their scars into manhood, Boy on a Wire is about an underdog who bites back. Sent to boarding school at a young age Jack Muir quickly has to decide who he is going to be. Will he roll over or bare his teeth at the bullies, the bullied and the boarding school system? Jack gets by with a quick wit and a macabre…Read more »
‘Elizabeth Jolley joins the handful of Australian writers of whom it may be said that their books are able to alter the direction of one’s inner life.’ Elizabeth Ward, Washington Post.
Weekly, an old cleaning lady known as the newspaper dreams of escape from the parasitic demands of the past and the present.
This new edition of a contemporaRead more »
by Tracy Ryan
‘Tracy Ryan has skilfully crafted a portrait of suburban Australian life. The character development is superb…This is a literary novel with appeal to a broad range of enquiring readers’ — Bookseller+Publisher
Cody is an intelligent but alienated high school drop out who doesn’t know where she fits.
Kylie is a pretty young wife whose great…Read more »
by Craig Silvey
‘… the novel has the charm of early work such as Gustave Flaubert’s Novembre and Jack Kerouac’s The Subterraneans.’ — The Weekend Australian.
‘ … both sad and hilarious…a daring and moving work.’ — The West Australian.
‘Written with wry humour and great depth of perception, this moving and often hilarious novel is a must-read.’…Read more »