Spydus Search Results - DIY Book Club Australian Fiction https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=SVL(DIYAUSTRALIAN)&QRYTEXT=DIY%20Book%20Club%20Australian%20Fiction&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © Civica Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Like Mother [Book Club Set] / Austin, Cassandra. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486054&CF=BIB It's 1969 and mankind has leapt up to the moon, but a young mother in small town Australia can't get past the kitchen door. The day is unravelling for Louise Ashland; her husband is away on the road, her mother won't leave her alone, and her baby, Dolores, won't stop screaming. It's 1969 and mankind has leapt up to the moon, but a young mother in small town Australia can't get past the kitchen door. The day is unravelling for Louise Ashland; her husband is away on the road, her mother won't leave her alone, and her baby, Dolores, won't stop screaming.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Austin, Cassandra<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Camberwell, VIC : Hamish Hamilton Australia, 2021.<br />23 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Onloan - Due: 01 Feb 2023 - 010160083<br /> The Silent Listener [Book Club Set] / Lyn Yeowart https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486068&CF=BIB In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy Henderson lives in constant fear of her father. She tries to make him happy but, as he keeps reminding her, she is nothing but a filthy sinner. Yet, decades later, she returns to the family's farm to nurse him on his death bed. To her surprise, her 'perfect' sister Ruth is also there, urging revenge. In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy Henderson lives in constant fear of her father. She tries to make him happy but, as he keeps reminding her, she is nothing but a filthy sinner. Yet, decades later, she returns to the family's farm to nurse him on his death bed. To her surprise, her 'perfect' sister Ruth is also there, urging revenge.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Yeowart, Lyn<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Hawthorn, VIC : Viking Australia, 2021.<br />24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 22 Nov 2022) - 010747444<br /> The Price of Two Sparrows [Book Club Set] / Collins, Christy. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486072&CF=BIB Heico is an ornithologist fighting a losing battle to protect the birds in his beachside suburb. When a journalist asks for comment on a planned development, Heico exaggerates his reports on how many migratory birds use the site Heico is an ornithologist fighting a losing battle to protect the birds in his beachside suburb. When a journalist asks for comment on a planned development, Heico exaggerates his reports on how many migratory birds use the site<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Collins, Christy<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Mulgrave, VIC : Affirm Press, 2021.<br />24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 11 Nov 2022) - 010748588<br /> One Hundred Days [Book Club Set] / Alice Pung. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486087&CF=BIB In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, 16-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Incensed, Karuna's mother, already over-protective, confines her to their 14th-storey housing-commission flat. Stuck inside for endless hours, Karuna battles her mother and herself for a sense of power in her own life, as a new life grows within her. In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, 16-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Incensed, Karuna's mother, already over-protective, confines her to their 14th-storey housing-commission flat. Stuck inside for endless hours, Karuna battles her mother and herself for a sense of power in her own life, as a new life grows within her.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Pung, Alice<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Melbourne, VIC : Black Inc, 2021.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 17 Nov 2022) - 010747734<br /> Echolalia [Book Club Set] / Briohny Doyle. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486091&CF=BIB Set in a fictional regional city beset by drought, Echolalia follows a family in the advent and aftermath of unspeakable tragedy, the narrative moving fluidly between the 'Before' and 'After'. Set in a fictional regional city beset by drought, Echolalia follows a family in the advent and aftermath of unspeakable tragedy, the narrative moving fluidly between the 'Before' and 'After'.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Doyle, Briohny<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Milsons Point, NSW : Vintage Australia, 2021.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010160113<br /> Love Objects [Book Club Set] / Maguire, Emily. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486093&CF=BIB Nic is a 45-year-old trivia buff, amateur nail artist and fairy godmother to stray cats. Nic's closest relationship is with her niece Lena. The two of them meet for lunch every Sunday to gossip about the rest of the family and bitch about work. One Sunday, Nic fails to turn up to lunch and when Lena calls she gets a disconnection message. Nic is a 45-year-old trivia buff, amateur nail artist and fairy godmother to stray cats. Nic's closest relationship is with her niece Lena. The two of them meet for lunch every Sunday to gossip about the rest of the family and bitch about work. One Sunday, Nic fails to turn up to lunch and when Lena calls she gets a disconnection message.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Maguire, Emily<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br />23 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 08 Nov 2022) - Onloan - Due: 23 Dec 2022 - 010749066<br /> Locust Summer [Book Club Set] / David Allan-Petale. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486098&CF=BIB Shortlisted for The Australian Vogel's Literary Award, Locust Summer celebrates the wide-open beauty of Australia's regions while exploring the heartbreaks that come from living on the land. Shortlisted for The Australian Vogel's Literary Award, Locust Summer celebrates the wide-open beauty of Australia's regions while exploring the heartbreaks that come from living on the land.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Allan-Petale, David<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Fremantle, WA : Fremantle Press, 2021.<br />21 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 22 Nov 2022) - 010747475<br /> The Rabbits [Book Club Set] / Sophie Overett. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486100&CF=BIB From the winner of the Penguin Literary Prize. How do you make sense of the loss of those you love most? Delia Rabbit has asked herself this question over and over again since the disappearance of her older sister, Bo. Crippled by grief, Delia and her mother became dysfunctional, parting ways not long after Delia turned eighteen. Now an art teacher at a Queensland college, Delia has managed to build a new life for herself and to create a family of her own. Only more and more that life is slipping: her partner, Ed, has gone, her daughter, Olive, is distancing herself, and, all of a sudden, in the middle of a blinding heatwave, her sixteen-year-old son, Charlie, disappears too. Suddenly what was buried feels close to the surface, and the Rabbits are faced not only with each other, but also with themselves. The Rabbits is a multigenerational family story with a dose of magical realism. It is about family secrets, art, very mild superpowers, loneliness and the strange connections we make in the places we least expect. From the winner of the Penguin Literary Prize. How do you make sense of the loss of those you love most? Delia Rabbit has asked herself this question over and over again since the disappearance of her older sister, Bo. Crippled by grief, Delia and her mother became dysfunctional, parting ways not long after Delia turned eighteen. Now an art teacher at a Queensland college, Delia has managed to build a new life for herself and to create a family of her own. Only more and more that life is slipping: her partner, Ed, has gone, her daughter, Olive, is distancing herself, and, all of a sudden, in the middle of a blinding heatwave, her sixteen-year-old son, Charlie, disappears too. Suddenly what was buried feels close to the surface, and the Rabbits are faced not only with each other, but also with themselves. The Rabbits is a multigenerational family story with a dose of magical realism. It is about family secrets, art, very mild superpowers, loneliness and the strange connections we make in the places we least expect.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Overett, Sophie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Milsons Point, NSW : Vintage Australia, 2021.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010160106<br /> Dark As Last Night [Book Club Set] / Tony Birch. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486108&CF=BIB Dark as Last Night confirms, once again, that Tony Birch is a master of the short story. These exceptional stories capture the importance of human connection at pivotal moments in our lives, whether those occur because of the loss of a loved one or the uncertainties of childhood. Dark as Last Night confirms, once again, that Tony Birch is a master of the short story. These exceptional stories capture the importance of human connection at pivotal moments in our lives, whether those occur because of the loss of a loved one or the uncertainties of childhood.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Birch, Tony<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>St Lucia, Qld : University of Queensland Press, 2021.<br />24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 08 Nov 2022) - 010748854<br /> Love & Virtue [Book Club Set] / Diana Reid. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486110&CF=BIB Michaela and Eve are two bright, bold women who befriend each other their first year at a residential college at university, where they live in adjacent rooms. They could not be more different; one assured and popular the other uncertain and eager-to-please. Michaela and Eve are two bright, bold women who befriend each other their first year at a residential college at university, where they live in adjacent rooms. They could not be more different; one assured and popular the other uncertain and eager-to-please.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Reid, Diana<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Ultimo, NSW : Ultimo Press, 2021.<br />23 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 Copies in set - This book is ONLY for Book Club Members to use (Set: 14 Nov 2022) - Onloan - Due: 07 Feb 2023 - 010748571<br /> The family doctor [DIY Book Club] / Debra Oswald. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=517745&CF=BIB Paula is a dedicated suburban GP, who is devastated by the murder of a friend and her children by their estranged husband and father. Stacey and the children had been staying with her after fleeing his control, and Paula is haunted by the thought that she couldn't protect them when they most needed it. How had she missed the warning signs? How had she failed to keep them safe? Not long after, a patient with suspicious injuries brings her anxious young son into Paula's surgery. The woman admits that her husband hurts her, but she's terrified to leave for fear of escalating the violence, and defeated by the consistent failures of the law to help her. Can Paula go against everything she believes to make sure one woman is saved, one child spared? She isn't motivated by revenge. She's desperately trying to prevent a tragedy. Paula is a dedicated suburban GP, who is devastated by the murder of a friend and her children by their estranged husband and father. Stacey and the children had been staying with her after fleeing his control, and Paula is haunted by the thought that she couldn't protect them when they most needed it. How had she missed the warning signs? How had she failed to keep them safe? Not long after, a patient with suspicious injuries brings her anxious young son into Paula's surgery. The woman admits that her husband hurts her, but she's terrified to leave for fear of escalating the violence, and defeated by the consistent failures of the law to help her. Can Paula go against everything she believes to make sure one woman is saved, one child spared? She isn't motivated by revenge. She's desperately trying to prevent a tragedy.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Oswald, Debra<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021.<br />359 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - OSWA - 12 copies in set - Available - 010532873<br /> Honeybee [DIY Book Club] / Craig Silvey. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=517157&CF=BIB 'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below. At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette. The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to the impossible task of saving the other. Honeybee is a heart-breaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show. At the heart of Honeybee is Sam: a solitary, resilient young person battling to navigate the world as their true self; ensnared by a loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatility of a domineering step-father, and confounded by the kindness of new alliances. Honeybee is a tender, profoundly moving novel brimming with vivid characters and luminous words. It's about two lives forever changed by a chance encounter -- one offering hope, the other redemption. It's about when to persevere, and when to be merciful, as Sam learns when to let go, and when to hold on. 'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below. At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette. The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to the impossible task of saving the other. Honeybee is a heart-breaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show. At the heart of Honeybee is Sam: a solitary, resilient young person battling to navigate the world as their true self; ensnared by a loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatility of a domineering step-father, and confounded by the kindness of new alliances. Honeybee is a tender, profoundly moving novel brimming with vivid characters and luminous words. It's about two lives forever changed by a chance encounter -- one offering hope, the other redemption. It's about when to persevere, and when to be merciful, as Sam learns when to let go, and when to hold on.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Silvey, Craig, 1982-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020.<br />424 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - SILV - 12 copies in set - Available - 010532880<br /> A room made of leaves : a novel [Book Club Set] / Kate Grenville. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=501224&CF=BIB What if Elizabeth Macarthur - wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney - had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? In her introduction Kate Grenville tells, tongue firmly in cheek, of discovering a long-hidden box containing that memoir. What follows is a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented. Grenville's Elizabeth Macarthur is a passionate woman managing her complicated life-marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her own heart, the search for power in a society that gave her none-with spirit, cunning and sly wit. Her memoir reveals the dark underbelly of the polite world of Jane Austen. It explodes the stereotype of the women of the past - devoted and docile, accepting of their narrow choices. That was their public face-here's what one of them really thought. At the heart of this book is one of the most toxic issues of our times - the seductive appeal of false stories. Beneath the surface of Elizabeth Macarthur's life and the violent colonial world she navigated are secrets and lies with the dangerous power to shape reality. What if Elizabeth Macarthur - wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney - had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? In her introduction Kate Grenville tells, tongue firmly in cheek, of discovering a long-hidden box containing that memoir. What follows is a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented. Grenville's Elizabeth Macarthur is a passionate woman managing her complicated life-marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her own heart, the search for power in a society that gave her none-with spirit, cunning and sly wit. Her memoir reveals the dark underbelly of the polite world of Jane Austen. It explodes the stereotype of the women of the past - devoted and docile, accepting of their narrow choices. That was their public face-here's what one of them really thought. At the heart of this book is one of the most toxic issues of our times - the seductive appeal of false stories. Beneath the surface of Elizabeth Macarthur's life and the violent colonial world she navigated are secrets and lies with the dangerous power to shape reality.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Grenville, Kate, 1950-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020.<br />322 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - Onloan - Due: 15 Dec 2022 - 010384540<br /> All our shimmering skies [Book club set] / Trent Dalton. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=472991&CF=BIB Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag, she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. The treasure lies before them, but close behind them trails the dark. And above them, always, are the shimmering skies. Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag, she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. The treasure lies before them, but close behind them trails the dark. And above them, always, are the shimmering skies.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Dalton, Trent<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Sydney, New South Wales] : Fourth Estate, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020.<br />436 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in the set - Available - 010394525<br /> The Coconut Children [Book Club Set] / Vivian Pham. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=486051&CF=BIB "Growing up can feel like a death sentence. Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn't really know. Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a glance. Everything changes with the return of Vince, a boy who became a legend after he was hauled away in handcuffs at fourteen. Sonny and Vince used to be childhood friends. But with all that happened in-between, childhood seems so long ago. It will take two years of juvie, an inebriated grandmother and a porn stash for them to meet again. The Coconut Children is an urgent, moving and wise debut from a young and gifted storyteller." -- Back cover. "Growing up can feel like a death sentence. Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn't really know. Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a glance. Everything changes with the return of Vince, a boy who became a legend after he was hauled away in handcuffs at fourteen. Sonny and Vince used to be childhood friends. But with all that happened in-between, childhood seems so long ago. It will take two years of juvie, an inebriated grandmother and a porn stash for them to meet again. The Coconut Children is an urgent, moving and wise debut from a young and gifted storyteller." -- Back cover.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Pham, Vivian<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Milsons Point, NSW : Vintage Australia, 2020.<br />23 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Onloan - Due: 20 Dec 2022 - 010160090<br /> The dictionary of lost words [Book Club Set] / Pip Williams. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=514245&CF=BIB In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word 'bondmaid' flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words. Set when the women's suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It's a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it. In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word 'bondmaid' flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words. Set when the women's suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It's a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Williams, Pip<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>South Melbourne, Vic. : Affirm Press, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020.<br />423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010160120<br /> Khaki town [Book Club Set] / Judy Nunn https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=470510&CF=BIB Judy Nunn's new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II. Khaki Town, Judy Nunn's exciting new novel, is inspired by a true wartime story that has remained a well-kept secret for over seventy years. It seems to have happened overnight, Val thought. How extraordinary. We've become a khaki town. It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown's Bar in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. Barbed wire and gun emplacements cover the beaches. Historic buildings are commandeered. And the dance halls are in full swing with jazz, jitterbug and jive. The Australian troops begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town and their women. There's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks, because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation. And the white GIs don't like it. As racial violence explodes through the ranks of the military, a young United States Congressman, Lyndon Baines Johnson, is sent to Townsville by his president to investigate. 'Keep a goddamned lid on it, Lyndon,' he is told, 'lest it explode in our faces ...' Judy Nunn's new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II. Khaki Town, Judy Nunn's exciting new novel, is inspired by a true wartime story that has remained a well-kept secret for over seventy years. It seems to have happened overnight, Val thought. How extraordinary. We've become a khaki town. It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown's Bar in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. Barbed wire and gun emplacements cover the beaches. Historic buildings are commandeered. And the dance halls are in full swing with jazz, jitterbug and jive. The Australian troops begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town and their women. There's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks, because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation. And the white GIs don't like it. As racial violence explodes through the ranks of the military, a young United States Congressman, Lyndon Baines Johnson, is sent to Townsville by his president to investigate. 'Keep a goddamned lid on it, Lyndon,' he is told, 'lest it explode in our faces ...'<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Nunn, Judy<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Docklands, Victoria] : Penguin Books, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019.<br />384 pages : map, ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010405887<br /> There was still love [Book Club Set] / Favel Parrett. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=517035&CF=BIB Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases. Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world. Melbourne, 1980: Malá Liška's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mána and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind. Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love. Because there is still love. No matter what. Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases. Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world. Melbourne, 1980: Malá Liška's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mána and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind. Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love. Because there is still love. No matter what.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Parrett, Favel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[S.l.] : Hachette Australia, 2019.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2019.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019.<br />vii, 214 pages ; 22 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - PARR - 12 copies in set - Available - 010532897<br /> Bruny [Book club set] / Heather Rose. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=472992&CF=BIB How far would your government go? A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia's newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, and her father is quoting Shakespeare. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane. Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go. How far would your government go? A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia's newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, and her father is quoting Shakespeare. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane. Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Rose, Heather, 1964-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2019.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019.<br />409 pages : maps ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010394518<br /> The yield [Book Club Set] / Tara June Winch. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=506338&CF=BIB The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha. Knowing that he will soon die, Albert 'Poppy' Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind. August Gondiwindi has been living on the other side of the world for ten years when she learns of her grandfather's death. She returns home for his burial, wracked with grief and burdened with all she tried to leave behind. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends she endeavours to save their land -- a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river. Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch's The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity. The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha. Knowing that he will soon die, Albert 'Poppy' Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind. August Gondiwindi has been living on the other side of the world for ten years when she learns of her grandfather's death. She returns home for his burial, wracked with grief and burdened with all she tried to leave behind. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends she endeavours to save their land -- a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river. Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch's The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Winch, Tara June<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Melbourne, Victoria] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia, 2019.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019.<br />343 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Onloan - Due: 01 Feb 2023 - 010380474<br /> The arsonist : a mind on fire [Book Club Set] / Chloe Hooper. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=360524&CF=BIB On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers. On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hooper, Chloe<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Melbourne, Vic.] : Hamish Hamilton, 2018.<br />xiii, 253 pages : maps ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Available online: </span>Click Here to Access Book Club Discussion Notes<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010158769<br /> The yellow house [Book Club Set] / Emily O'Grady. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=344816&CF=BIB Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. When Cub's estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather's crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family's murky history. Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. When Cub's estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather's crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family's murky history.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>O'Grady, Emily<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2018.<br />314 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010158516<br /> Black Rock White City [Book Club Set] / A. S. Patric. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=260991&CF=BIB Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan's cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words that must be cleaned away dislodge the poetry of the past. He and his wife Suzana were forced to flee Sarajevo and the death of their children. Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan's cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words that must be cleaned away dislodge the poetry of the past. He and his wife Suzana were forced to flee Sarajevo and the death of their children.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Patric, A. S.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>2015<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010158622<br /> The strays [Book Club Set] / Emily Bitto. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=239392&CF=BIB On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like minded artists to live and work at their family home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, makeshift family and longs to truly be a part of it. As the years pass, Lily observes the way the lives of these artists come to reflect the same themes as their art: Faustian bargains and spectacular falls from grace. Yet it's not Evan, but his own daughters, who pay the price for his radicalism. The Strays is an engrossing story of ambition, sacrifice and compromised loyalties from an exciting new talent. On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like minded artists to live and work at their family home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, makeshift family and longs to truly be a part of it. As the years pass, Lily observes the way the lives of these artists come to reflect the same themes as their art: Faustian bargains and spectacular falls from grace. Yet it's not Evan, but his own daughters, who pay the price for his radicalism. The Strays is an engrossing story of ambition, sacrifice and compromised loyalties from an exciting new talent.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bitto, Emily<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>South Melbourne, VIC : Affirm Press, 2014.<br />290 pages ; 21 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Available online: </span>Click here to view Book Club notes<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in the set - Available - 010159209<br /> All the birds singing [Book Club Set] / Evie Wyld. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=239395&CF=BIB Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods? Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep, every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags. It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back. Set between Australia and a remote English island, this is the story of one how one woman's present comes from a terrible past. It is the second novel from the award-winning author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice. Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods? Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep, every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags. It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back. Set between Australia and a remote English island, this is the story of one how one woman's present comes from a terrible past. It is the second novel from the award-winning author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Wyld, Evie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>2013<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Available online: </span>Click here to view Book Club Notes<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - WYLD - 12 Copies in the set. - Available - 010345893<br /> Past the shallows [Book Club Set] / Favel Parrett. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=260921&CF=BIB Hauntingly beautiful and told with an elegant simplicity, this is the story of two brothers growing up in a fractured family on the wild Tasmanian coast. The consequences of their parents' choices shape their lives and ultimately bring tragedy to them all. Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. When Miles isn't helping out on the boat they explore the coast, and Miles and his older brother, Joe, love to surf. Harry is afraid of the water. Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father's mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father's anger. Hauntingly beautiful and told with an elegant simplicity, this is the story of two brothers growing up in a fractured family on the wild Tasmanian coast. The consequences of their parents' choices shape their lives and ultimately bring tragedy to them all. Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. When Miles isn't helping out on the boat they explore the coast, and Miles and his older brother, Joe, love to surf. Harry is afraid of the water. Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father's mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father's anger.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Parrett, Favel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2013.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2013<br />288 pages ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010158820<br /> The narrow road to the deep north [Book Club Set] / Richard Flanagan https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=216598&CF=BIB What would you do if you saw the love of your life, whom you thought dead for a quarter of a century, walking towards you? Richard Flanagan's story, of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife, journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel; from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival; from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taking its title from 17th-century haiku poet Basho's travel journal, The Narrow Road To The Deep North is about the impossibility of love. At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 1943. As the day builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs, a man is killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds. What would you do if you saw the love of your life, whom you thought dead for a quarter of a century, walking towards you? Richard Flanagan's story, of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife, journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel; from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival; from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taking its title from 17th-century haiku poet Basho's travel journal, The Narrow Road To The Deep North is about the impossibility of love. At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 1943. As the day builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs, a man is killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Flanagan, Richard, 1961-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>North Sydney, NSW : Random House Australia, 2013.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2013<br />467 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010405900<br /> Foal's bread [Book Club Set] / Gillian Mears. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=200775&CF=BIB Set in hardscrabble farming country and around the country show high-jumping circuit that prevailed in rural New South Wales prior to the Second World War, Foal's Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land. Set in hardscrabble farming country and around the country show high-jumping circuit that prevailed in rural New South Wales prior to the Second World War, Foal's Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Mears, Gillian<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2011.<br />361 p. ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Available online: </span>Click here to search for similar authors using Fiction Connection<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010158431<br /> The survivors [Book club set] https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=472993&CF=BIB Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home. Kieran's parents are struggling in a community which is bound, for better or worse, to the sea, that is both a lifeline and a threat. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away... Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home. Kieran's parents are struggling in a community which is bound, for better or worse, to the sea, that is both a lifeline and a threat. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Harper, Jane<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010394488<br /> Room for a Stranger [Book Club Set] / Melanie Cheng. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=361295&CF=BIB Since her sister died, Meg has been on her own. She doesn't mind, not really--not with Atticus, her African grey parrot, to keep her company--but after her house is broken into by a knife-wielding intruder, she decides it might be good to have some company after all. Andy's father has lost his job, and his parents' savings are barely enough to cover his tuition. If he wants to graduate, he'll have to give up his student flat and find a homeshare. Living with an elderly Australian woman is harder than he'd expected, though, and soon he's struggling with more than his studies. Since her sister died, Meg has been on her own. She doesn't mind, not really--not with Atticus, her African grey parrot, to keep her company--but after her house is broken into by a knife-wielding intruder, she decides it might be good to have some company after all. Andy's father has lost his job, and his parents' savings are barely enough to cover his tuition. If he wants to graduate, he'll have to give up his student flat and find a homeshare. Living with an elderly Australian woman is harder than he'd expected, though, and soon he's struggling with more than his studies.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cheng, Melanie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>2019<br /><br />Sandringham Library - (Bayside Library Service) - DIY Book Club - 12 copies in set - Available - 010157403<br />