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Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

  Welcome to the August edition of Book Bingo with Theresa and Amanda. This month I am checking off the square for themes of politics and power. In some books, the themes of politics and power are very overt, and very obvious to the reader. This can be because of the gender of a character,… Continue reading Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

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The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

Title: The Republic of Birds Author: Jessica Miller Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 3rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Olga loves the stories of the old cartographers and pores over their ancient books and maps, trying to unlock their secrets. Sometimes, she thinks she can even feel through the maps—… Continue reading The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

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The River Home by Hannah Richell

Title: The River Home Author: Hannah Richell Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 25th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The river can take you home. But the river can also drag you under... The new novel from bestselling author Hannah Richell. A wise and emotionally powerful story of a broken family… Continue reading The River Home by Hannah Richell

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The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Title: The Deathless Girls Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave Genre: Historical, Gothic, Fantasy Publisher: Bellatrix/Hachette Published: 24th September 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 310 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Gothic, intoxicating, feminist and romantic - this is the breathtakingly imagined untold story of the brides of Dracula, by bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave in her much-anticipated YA debut. Gothic,… Continue reading The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

Title: Matters of the Heart Author: Fiona Palmer Genre: Fiction/Jane Austen retelling Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 330 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A classic love story about manners, men and modern romance retold by bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer Western Australia, 2019: The Bennets are a farming family struggling to make ends meet. Lizzy,… Continue reading Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

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A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

Title: A Pinch of Magic Author: Michelle Harrison Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: March 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:'A SPELLBINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song  Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.… Continue reading A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

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Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer

Title: Sisters and Brothers Author: Fiona Palmer Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 372 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets by beloved bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer. A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets Emma, a nurse and busy mother of… Continue reading Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer

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Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Title: Before I Let You Go Author: Kelly Rimmer Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages:380 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Your sister needs you. But her child needs you more... A moving page-turner with a heart-pounding dilemma: Your sister or her baby. Who do you choose? Fans of Jodi Picoult… Continue reading Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

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The Sister’s Song by Louise Allan

*Read in 2017, published review in 2018* Title: The Sister’s Song Author: Louise Allan Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd January 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, The Sisters' Song traces the lives of two very different sisters. One for whom giving… Continue reading The Sister’s Song by Louise Allan