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Read the Book Club notes for Three Can Keep A Secret

Three Can Keep A Secret

June 2023 Book of the Month

Night Parrot publishers Linda Martin and Laura Keenan have done it again with their third flash-fiction anthology, Three Can Keep A Secret. ‘It’ in this case is a diverse, compelling and surprising ...

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Read the Book Club notes for Tiny Uncertain Miracles

Tiny Uncertain Miracles

November 2022 Book of the Month

Marick is a late-to-God chaplain whose pastoral services bleed into the overlap between god and science. He provides peace for those whose personal realities are fraught with pain, routinely ...

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Read the Book Club notes for The Ghost of Gracie Flynn

The Ghost of Gracie Flynn

November 2022 Book of the Month

Summary: When university student Gracie Flynn dies in tragic circumstances, her three friends—Robyn, Cohen and Sam—deal with the aftermath in their own way. Instead of leaning on each other, they ...

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Read the Book Club notes for The Brink

The Brink

August 2022 Book of the Month

It’s November and 13 high school leavers – leaders, friends and hangers-on – hit the road, hell-bent on a week of wildness, of drinking and sex, of ditching the ...

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Read the Book Club notes for The Silence of Water

The Silence of Water

June 2022 Book of the Month

Fan doesn’t want to go to Fremantle. But her mum has decided the family must move out west to look after a mysterious grandfather named Edwin Salt. Edwin mostly hides ...

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Read the Book Club notes for The Sawdust House

The Sawdust House

April 2022 Book of the Month

Book summary The Sawdust House meets James ‘Yankee’ Sullivan as he is held in a San Francisco jail in 1856 by the Committee of Vigilance, which aims to extradite Australian ...

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Read the Book Club notes for How To Shame The Devil

How To Shame The Devil

January 2022 Book of the Month

Arthur Lambkin (better known as Art) has newly been confined to the Ashton Grange nursing home where he fights a constant battle against Parkinson’s disease and old age. Though ...

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Read the Book Club notes for Driving Stevie Fracasso

Driving Stevie Fracasso

December 2021 Book of the Month

New York City, 2001. A few weeks before the tragic events of 9/11, the city that never sleeps is buzzing with hectic life, and music journalist Rick McLennan is ...

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Read the Book Club notes for Skimming Stones

Skimming Stones

November 2021 Book of the Month

Grace is working as a paediatric oncology nurse when a chance meeting reconnects her with childhood friend, Nate. She is drawn into an affair with him even as she ...

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Read the Book Club notes for Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now

Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now

October 2021 Book of the Month

Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now, curated and introduced by award-winning author Ellen van Neerven, brings together twenty different short stories from First Nations writers. The collection features ...

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