With holiday plans on ice, and most of us spending more time indoors, it can feel like our world is shrinking. No live sport. No parties. No toilet paper. The good news is that while everything is turning inwards, you can turn your gaze downwards (or upwards, depending on your preferred reading position) with a book. Here are some titles to take you somewhere special and expand the everyday.
A heartbreaking story about the pursuit of passion by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin.
By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes’s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four lives that change over the course of one exceptional year in Italy.
The breathtaking new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Rain Queen and Congo Dawn.
The new romantic drama by multi-award-winning author Barbara Hannay.
From the award-winning author of Only the Animals comes an unputdownable novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past to possess the present.
A collection of eleven unmissable short stories from the Number One internationally bestselling author.
Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? The follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown.
The heartwarming new family saga from the bestselling author of The Kookaburra Creek Café.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility – a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.
An intoxicating, unsettling story of the battle between light and dark, love and lust, morality and corruption
The long-awaited and highly anticipated new novel from one of Australia’s most beloved bestselling authors.
The Lost Love Song is a bewitching novel about love, second chances and the power of music, from the author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling Star-crossed . . .
From the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, comes a captivating story set in the colourful but chaotic land of Haiti, as four very different women work together to find a lost child.
The heartbreaking, romantic and utterly compelling new novel from international bestselling author Paige Toon.
Disenchanted with their lives, three old friends set off on a journey through Europe retracing the steps of a backpacking trip forty years earlier. What could possibly go wrong?
What do you do when you’re told you’ve got terminal cancer at 50? Take up crochet, get religion and bow out gracefully? Or upend your life and spend every remaining minute exploring new pleasures?
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