Our bookseller dives into John Safran’s eye-opening book about Big Tobacco and the vaping industry, as well as the most-hyped new release of the year – Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You – and two compelling novels from closer to home.
The fascinating story of a family of Australian spies, two new novels that have been compared to the books of Irish author Sally Rooney, and a Stephen King thriller about a contract killer are among the latest releases to hit the bookshelves.
Themes of grief, loss, mortality, love and belief are traversed in Paige Clark’s debut collection of stories set between the present and an oppressive near-future.
With lockdown meaning more time for reading, our bookseller recommends some excellent new titles, including the latest novel by crime queen Laura Lippman, an isolation tale with a twist, and Clem Bastow’s candid memoir about living with autism.
Mysterious local hijinks and new books including a crime novel with a comic twist and a spiky psychological drama set on Norfolk Island have been keeping our intrepid bookseller captivated this month.
This month’s recommended reads focus on memoir, including Sarah Sentilles’ heartbreaking account of her experience as a foster carer, a new hardback collection of Joan Didion’s work, an extraordinary Australian account of devastation and recovery, and a local exposé of reproductive technology and its human consequences.