As May rolls around we’re well and truly amidst autumn. The leaves are falling, cosy blankets are in use and, of course, Mother’s Day is upon us. This month we have a list of exciting books that are guaranteed to delight every motherly figure in your life.
We'd love to sing the praises of Ironbark but we’re going to let Christos Tsiolkas take this one: ‘Jay Carmichael's Ironbark does the extraordinary. It achieves what we readers want from the best of fiction: to tell a story anew, and to capture a world in all its wonder, ugliness, tenderness, and cruelty. This is a novel of coming of age and of grief that astonishes us by its wisdom and by its compassion. It's a work of great and simple beauty, so good it made me jealous. And grateful.’
The Bridge is a touching story of family, life and loss centred around the Melbourne Westgate Bridge.
In Accidental Death Australia’s true–crime queen Robin Bowles delves into the criminal justice system and cases that may not be as they seem.
One Last Spin is a poignant and compassionate work of literary journalism that tackles Australia’s most controversial pastime –– the pokies.
The Fox Hunt is an exhilarating real-life story of faith, curiosity, and the power of technology to connect people.
Hyper-Capitalism explores the modern economy, its values, and how to change them in an acerbic graphic takedown of capitalism.
In Why I am a Hindu Shashi Tharoor offers a profound re-examination of Hinduism, one of the world's oldest and greatest religious traditions.
We also have two stunning children's books out this month from Scribble!
Rhyme Cordial is a fun, new take on wordplay from bestselling illustrator Antonia Pesenti. Open the pages to reveal unexpected rhymes and bold, bright illustrations.
Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder is by science teacher and dad, Alom Shaha. It gives clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 experiments!
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