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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2018 program The Nowhere Child by Christian White Dark Emu (New edition) by Bruce Pascoe Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton Clock Dance by Anne Tyler The Other Woman by Daniel Silva Scrublands by Chris Hammer Warlight by Michael Ondaatje Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Barefoot Investor (2018 updated edition) by Scott Pape

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Dear Reader, August 2018

by Alison Huber

Some time last year, it seemed like everyone I know was talking about a true crime podcast called ‘Trace’. The crime – a terrible unsolved murder with scandalous connections to a major institution – happened in 1980, not far from where I live. The victim, Maria James, was killed in her home, a residence behind the bookshop she owned. While I wanted to know more, I find no space in my leisure time…

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We share our own sacred texts in anticipation of MWF 2018

The program for the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) 2018 has been revealed. Our booksellers share their top picks here, and you can find a list of exciting international guests here, as well as browse the full program here. This year’s program includes an event series about ‘sacred texts’, in which writers share the books that changed their lives. The three events in the series are The Book Tha

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Hot reads to help you stay warm in winter

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Lucy, staying in a beautiful home overlooking Venice Beach, can find no peace from her misery – not in therapy, not in Tinder hook-ups, not in her sister’s dog’s unquestioning devotion, not in ruminating on the ancient Greeks. Yet everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer one night while sitting alone on the beach rocks… Pairing…

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Attend a book club at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival is hosting a series of super special book clubs that will see festival guests host a discussion about one of their own favourite books. Here is the list of all the book club picks throughout the festival. You can find the full program for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival here. Irvine Welsh on PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future by Paul Mason

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2018 program The Nowhere Child by Christian White The Barefoot Surgeon by Ali Gripper Dark Emu (New edition) by Bruce Pascoe Dunera Lives by Ken Inglis, Seumas Spark and Jay Winter, with Carol Bunyan Less by Andrew Sean Greer Teacher by Gabbie Stroud The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton Boy Swallows Universe

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10 reads for book clubs in July

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility. Outside, there is San Francisco; also the Mars Room strip club where she once gave lap dances for a living; and her seven-year-old son, Jackson, now in the care of her estranged mother. Inside is a new reality. Romy sees the future stretch out…

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The best new crime reads of the month

CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH The Nowhere Child by Christian White

One rainy Melbourne evening, photography teacher Kim Leamy is approached in the cafeteria by a man who has news that will knock Kim right out of her orbit: he believes that she is not Kim Leamy, but in fact Sammy Went, who disappeared twenty-eight years earlier from her home in Manson, Kentucky. Two-year-old Sammy’s disappearance …

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