From a gripping dystopian novel to a savage observational comedy in an art-world setting and a twisty tale of sexual and intellectual awakening, this month’s recommended reads all have mothers at their heart.
This month’s book recommendations traverse family, culture and Covid, from Brooklyn to Ukraine and Wuhan to Melbourne.
This month’s biggest release is a new book from the author of international bestseller A Little Life – and it is proving equally divisive. Our bookseller also revisits the work of several cultural heavy-hitters who each leave an extraordinary legacy.
InReview’s Diary of a Bookseller columnist casts her eye back over 2021 to select her favourite fiction and non-fiction reads with themes including love and marriage, sex and power, family and faith, racism and resilience.
The latest book in the ‘Growing Up’ series aims to capture the diversity of the nation through recollections from a range of Australians including Stan Grant, Anna Goldsworthy and Miranda Tapsell.
Our bookseller’s latest recommended reads include a riveting insight into the influencer industry, new essay collections by Clementine Ford and Ann Patchett, Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics, and the tantalisingly titled book of short stories Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket.