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The Godmothers

The heartwarming new novel by Australia's #1 bestselling author.

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Us Three

A funny, moving and uplifting novel about life's complications, the power of friendship and how it defines us all, from Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin & Stacey and author of the smash-hit, number one bestselling debut, NeverGreener.

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Tennis Lessons

The dark, funny, fiercely honest debut novel about a spirited young misfit and her rocky road to womanhood, stopping at each year along the way.

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Life After Truth book club notes

These friends think they?know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love...

Twenty insights: twenty years as an author

2020 marks?Monica McInerney’s 20th year as a published author. Here she offers 20 memories and observations on her writing career.

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The Godmothers book club notes

Your reading group will adore this family drama from much-loved author Monica McInerney.

Researching and writing The Godmothers

Monica McInerney?on the family secrets, overseas trips and?strange times that shaped her heartwarming new novel.

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The Bush Telegraph book club notes

Gather your book club and get ready to gossip about the inhabitants of Spinifex.

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The Sister’s Gift book club notes

Explore themes of surrogacy,?consequences and the redemptive power of love with your reading group.

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The Last Migration book club notes

Gather your book club and find out why everyone is talking about?The Last Migration.

Sisters and surrogacy

The Sister's Gift?author on finding the 'emotional core' of her latest novel.?

An ode to wild places and creatures

Charlotte McConaghy reveals how a quest to write about the natural world ultimately led to a climate change story.

The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Is…

We’re thrilled to share that Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch’s The Yield has won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary?Award.

Kyle Perry Q&A

The Bluffs author takes us deep into the Tasmanian wilderness.

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Ghost Species book club notes

Chew over some of life’s big questions with James Bradley’s timely thriller, Ghost Species.

Kathy Lette Q&A

We sat down with celebrated comic writer Kathy Lette to talk about throwing her knickers at Tom Jones,?the time she met the Queen and more.

On the wings of words

Tabitha Bird celebrates the magical healing powers of writing.

Giving a voice to the voiceless

Leah Kaminsky reflects on researching?German scientists and World Ice Theory for her novel, The Hollow Bones.

A letter to Jane Austen

Star-crossed author Minnie Darke pens a letter to one of her literary heroes.

Minnie Darke Q&A

The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.

Forever entwined

Award-winning memoirist Kate Richards discusses the genesis of her debut novel, Fusion.

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Girl, Woman, Other

Amma is walking along the promenade of the waterway that bisects her city, a few early morning barges cruise slowly by to her left is the nautical-themed footbridge with its deck-like walkway and sailing mast pylons

HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy

Once upon a time there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person . . . That’s me, by the way.

The Last Migration

The animals are dying. Soon we will be alone here.

Grown Ups

Johnny Casey launched into a fit of energetic coughing – a bit of bread down the wrong way.