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Read the Book Club notes for After The Flood

After The Flood

July 2022 Book of the Month

After the Flood is the latest book in award-winning WA crime writer David Warner’s series about Dan Clement, now Detective Inspector, as he oversees police operations in the remote ...

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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 Red Witch

The Red Witch

May 2022 Book of the Month

Nathan Hobby evokes the ghost of Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883–1969) with reverence, research and warmth in his comprehensive biography, The Red Witch. The first half of the book chronicles ...

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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 Unlimited Futures

Unlimited Futures

March 2022 Book of the Month

Unlimited Futures: Speculative, Visionary Blak+Black Fiction Unlimited Futures is an anthology of speculative and visionary prose and poetry from First Nations and Black writers, edited by award-winning authors Rafeif ...

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Read the Book Club notes for Banjawarn

Banjawarn

February 2022 Book of the Month

Garreth Hoyle is a true crime author whose debut Banjawarn Sky: The Vanishing of Edward Honeybone has become a national bestseller. His pockets flush with royalties, Hoyle is free ...

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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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