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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

God, the Devil and Me

In this unique and highly entertaining autobiography, Alf Taylor chronicles his life growing up in the infamous New Norcia Mission, north of Perth in the fifties and sixties. At ...

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Two Cultures, One Story

  • Author: Dr Robert Isaacs with Tanaz Byramji
  • Publisher: Magabala Books
  • Published: March 2021

Two Cultures, One Story is a personal narrative that explores the life of Dr Robert Isaacs, an inspirational Noongar figure, and takes us to the front lines of the struggle …

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Homecoming

  • Author: Elfie Shiosaki
  • Publisher: Magabala Books
  • Published: April 2021

Homecoming is a painful and beautiful book of poetry by Elfie Shiosaki, a Noongar and Yawuru writer, which combines personal, cultural and family history into a powerful collection. Following the …

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God, the Devil and Me

  • Author: Alf Taylor
  • Publisher: Magabala Books

Alf Taylor’s God, the Devil and Me is a searing memoir of the years he spent as a child and adolescent in the Boys House at the New Norcia Catholic …

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The Emu Who Ran Through the Sky

  • Author: Helen Milroy
  • Publisher: Magabala Books

Reminiscent of an Aesop fable, this quintessentially Aussie tale of how the bush animals combine to help young Lofty the emu achieve his dream is a great yarn that conveys …

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