Book Club: An Ember In The Ashes

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Author: Sabaa Tahir ISBN: 978-0-00-759327-9 RRP: $27.99 An Ember In The Ashes is a fantastic debut by Sabaa Tahir, one that has caught the attention of Paramount Pictures and is already optioned. It is brave, it is bold and it is not for the faint-hearted. This book is something very different for our book club, [...]

Extract: In the Quiet – Eliza Henry Jones

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Recently I read and loved In The Quiet, which is one of our Book Club titles. Thanks to Harper Collins we are able to bring you an extract from the book, a little taste to whet your appetites of the engaging debut of young Aussie author Eliza Henry Jones. We will be featuring an interview [...]

Book Club: In The Quiet

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Author: Eliza Henry Jones ISBN: 978-1-4607-5036-0 RRP: $29.99 In The Quiet is a touching debut by young Australian author Eliza Henry Jones. It is original, engaging and emotional, and told from a unique perspective. The story is told by Cate Carlton, a recently deceased wife and mother of three who has been able to remain [...]

Book Club: Summer Secrets

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Author: Jane Green ISBN: 9781447258667 RRP:$29.99 Jane Green is the bestselling author of seventeen novels, the latest of which is Summer Secrets. The only one of Green’s back catalogue I have read is The Patchwork Marriage back in 2012. Summer Secrets is a tale of family, love, belonging, addiction and secrets. It is gritty and [...]

Book Club: The Lost Swimmer

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Author: Ann Turner ISBN: 978-19-250-3086-0 RRP: $29.99 The Lost Swimmer is the debut novel of Australian author Ann Turner, who is also an award-winning screenwriter and director. Rebecca Wilding is an archeology professor and head of her department at Coastal University. The economic climate is affecting everyone and it seems no-one’s job is secure. Rebecca [...]

BOOK CLUB: Claiming Noah

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Author: Amanda Ortlepp ISBN: 9781925030600 RRP: $29.99 Claiming Noah is a confronting book that is going to be hard reading for some. I found it to be touching and terrifying, heartbreaking and compassionate. This is one that I feel will touch a nerve of every parent but I don’t think every parent would be able [...]

Book Club: Still Alice

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Author: Lisa Genova ISBN: 978-1-7411-4906-1 RRP: $19.99 Still Alice was originally published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. It has now been re-released with a new cover in conjunction with the major motion picture, starring Julianne Moore, released on January 29th. I hadn’t heard of this one before but the premise certainly grabbed my attention. [...]

Book Club: It Started With A Kiss

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Author: Lisa Heidke ISBN: 978-1-74331-975-8 RRP: $29.99 It Started With A Kiss is the fifth book by Lisa Heidke, and I must say I have been waiting for something new from her for a while. I have really enjoyed what I have read of her, which is all but her first and I would really [...]

Author Interview: Anna Romer

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Today we are doing things a little differently and Anna’s interview, though hosted by me, is all questions asked by readers of Lyrebird Hill. There were so many wonderful questions that it was hard to narrow it down, and some were very similar so I have reworded and combined. Thanks for your input readers. Our [...]

Book Club: To Love A Sunburnt Country

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Author: Jackie French ISBN: 978-0-7322-9723-7 RRP: $29.99 Jackie French is a prolific Australian author who has written books over many genres and her latest is To Love A Sunburnt Country, an historical fiction set in WWII. It wasn’t until I finished the book that I discovered it is the fourth in a series so I [...]