Annie's News - June 2016
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We thought winter would never come! It has, and we survived its dramatic arrival! Now it's the perfect time to curl up with a good book (actually any time is the perfect time!)
Once again I was overwhelmed with my nomination for Bookseller of the Year; I was one in a shortlist of four. I didn't win, but I was flattered and very proud to have been nominated, let alone shortlisted! I can't take all the credit for this - my two friends and co-workers Rachel and Palmira are indispensable, and my customers make it a joy to come to work!
We are very proud of Charlotte Wood for taking out the Stella Prize for her wonderful novel The Natural Way of Things. This may be our biggest year yet! New books from Tim Winton, Annie Proulx, JK Rowling, Richard Fidler, Liane Moriarty and more! I have just finished reading the new (very big) novel from Annie Proulx (author of The Shipping News). This new one is titled Barkskins, and is about the cutting down of the world's forests, particularly those of North America. The writing is wonderful, as expected, but you'll need time - and muscles - for this one. After Barkskins I needed something completely different, and chuckled my way through the wonderful, funny yet poignant novel from Toni Jordan, Our Tiny Useless Hearts. I'll be interested to read the first part of Jimmy Barnes' biography Working Class Boy (November) - and we hope Jimmy may pay us a visit! Liane Moriarty is a phenomenon, and her new novel Truly, Madly, Guilty will be an immediate bestseller.
9th August is a very exciting day for a very large number of people - it's the release date for the 78 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton. It is the 6th novel in the series.
These books are, without doubt, the most popular children's books available today!
PAMELA PARKER - The Long Goodbye
BOOK SIGNING AT THE BOOKSHOP - SATURDAY 2nd JULY - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
My mother is dead, my father killed her.
And so begins an extraordinary memoir by outstanding new talent P.J. Parker.
Spanning three generations, The Long Goodbye takes us deep into the lives of an Australian family as they survive record-breaking floods, outlast epic droughts and face the unforgiving realities of life on the land.
This remarkable true story of grit and resilience depicts a family at their zenith, set against the spectacular backdrop of rural Queensland where life and death are never far apart. But not even the harshness of the Australian landscape can prepare them for what is to come.
Written with astounding lyricism, warmth and humour, The Long Goodbye is a deeply moving memoir about the unbreakable bonds of marriage, love and family. And it poses the most heartbreaking moral dilemma of all: when a loved one is suffering, is euthanasia the answer?
Come and chat with the author.
TIM WINTON - The Boy Behind the Curtain
LITERARY LUNCH - details to be advised
A collection of nineteen brilliant pieces of short nonfiction, nine of which have not been previously published. A mix of memoir and essay, they're as beautiful and insightful as we'd expect of Winton, and many are also surprisingly revelatory.
The Boy Behind the Curtain will enthral Tim's legion of fans with insights to his life and the inspiration behind his writing.
The essays cover landscape, the natural world, wildlife conservancy - subjects long associated with Tim and on which he has no writing peer in this country. So richly detailed are they that even those you've read before (they've appeared variously in The Monthly, The Bulletin, Good Weekend, Granta, New Statesman, among other places) read as though you're coming to them for the first time.TIM WILL BE COMING TO PROMOTE THE BOOK IN OCTOBER !!
We are thrilled to be partners with the great people at the Noosaville Library for this event.
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Yes, but with a difference. This story is set 19 years after the previous books - Harry is an adult, and a father - and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. This book is based on a new story, the eighth in the series by J.K. Rowling, but it is the official script, written for performance by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. This will be the first Potter story to be presented on stage - the production opens in July.
IN STORE - JULY 31st, 2016.