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If you belong to a book club and are wondering what book you should read next, check out the titles in our Book Club and subscribe to receive our free Love to Read Local e-news. Each month we add to our book club recommendations with a new-release title that we’ve selected as our ‘Book of the Month’, and provide accompanying notes to prompt discussion in your group!

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Book of the month

Spring Clean for the Peach Queen

After a night out partying leaves her boyfriend dead and her acting career in tatters, Lottie Bentz escapes the media spotlight by returning to her hometown of Bonnievale. However, ...

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What we are reading

Poems that do not sleep

  • Author: Hassan Al Nawwab
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press
  • Published: June 2021

Hassan Al Nawwab is a former Iraqi soldier who came to Australia after the war with his family 20 years ago. Poems that do not sleep is a beautifully written …

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Fish Work

  • Author: Caitlin Maling
  • Publisher: UWA Publishing
  • Published: March 2021

Fish Work is a new collection of poetry from award-winning writer Caitlin Maling. All the poems were written as part of three years fieldwork during which time the poet worked …

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Dark Tales from the Long River

  • Author: David Price
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press

Dark Tales from the Long River is series of compelling but sobering tales from Australia’s Gascoyne region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Historian and educator David Price follows …

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Bella and the Voyaging House

  • Author: Meg McKinlay
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press
  • Published: July 2021

Bella and the Voyaging House by award-winning author Meg McKinlay is a tender, whimsical story of a girl’s fierce love for her grandfather and the wild possibilities of imagination. In …

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