Kushla Egan

Kushla Egan works as a bookseller at Readings Carlton.


Mercy Point by Anna Snoekstra

Five teens in Mount Cobalt each carry a heavy secret alone: they suspect they are adopted, and they are certain their parents are lying to them. When they each receive an email invitation to join a p…

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The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge by Clare Strahan

It’s the start of the summer holidays, and the Partridges are off to the beach. But it’s a new kind of family holiday altogether – mum’s gone to Paris to ‘find herself’, abandoning siblings Vanessa a…

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The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

Eden Valley is a beautiful, small country town that has never seen much of anything. Alba – aspiring comic-book artist and creator of Cinnamon Girl – can’t figure out why, after graduating high schoo…

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Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth

Reading Are You Seeing Me?, I felt myself wanting to reach out and hug every character, tightly, the whole way through. The experience made my heart hurt in a special way. The story follows 20-year-o…

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars is many things. It is an unflinching glimpse into a family fueled by their own self-destruction. It is King Lear and his three daughters. It is a pair of star-crossed lovers. Mostly, it…

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Meet the Bookseller with Kushla Egan

by Kushla Egan

We chat with bookseller Kushla Egan about Laini Taylor’s haunting fairytales, dreams of being Eloise and refreshing feminist perspectives on Australia.

Why do you work in books?

I have always loved a) books and b) telling people what to do/read. As I grew older, working with what I love just made sense. There is rarely a time where I see myself doing anything else – I get to work with new tit…

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