A busy week and busy weekend (while still managing to procrastinate in writing uni assignments) meant I didn’t get a lot read last week. I aimed to go out and buy the new Haruki Murakami (Men Without Women) last weekend, but couldn’t find it in the four places I went to! (Admittedly, none were bookshops because the second-largest shopping centre in Perth doesn’t have a bookshop, nor do the centres closest to me. That’s a topic for another day though). I did buy two lovely books that will be just right for the more wintery weather that’s coming and got some great reads in the letterbox.
Dear Banjo by Sasha Wasley (out May 29) arrived from Penguin Random House, thanks to Sasha who I met recently. It’s about first love and missed chances – Banjo (aka Willow) and Tom grew up in the Kimberley until an incident tore them apart. But when Willow returns home to take over the family cattle station, Tom’s letters lie unopened. Will Willow finally open them and ask for Tom’s help?
See You in September by Charity Norman was a surprise from Allen & Unwin (out 24th May, RRP $29.99). When Cassy goes to a wedding in New Zealand, everyone thought it would be a short trip. But when Cassy meets Justin, leader of a farming collective it turns out to be a much longer stay as she becomes entangled in the group’s beliefs. Meanwhile, her parents are trying to bring her back home before damage is done.
The Traitor’s Girl by Christine Wells involves a grandmother with a secret past. Annabel goes to visit Caroline on a summons in a letter, but she’s disappeared. Journalist Simon knows Caroline’s history working for MI5 during the Second World War but it becomes increasingly complex as strange things occur.
I love Margaret Osborn’s books, so Lake Hill was an auto buy for me. It’s about Julia, newly widowed in her thirties who decides to do something for herself for the first time – move to the coast. But a rockslide derails her plans and she finds herself in the mountain town of Lake Grace. It has two things she wants – a little tearoom for sale and her fling from the past in Rick. But what about the rest of her past?
If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, do visit the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.
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