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The Pearl Thief Fiona McIntosh

The thrilling new blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

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Hippie Paulo Coelho

In his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy and the true stories of his own life to give readers an essential book for our time.

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Love is Blind William Boyd

A sweeping tale of love, revenge and music from one of Britain's best-loved novelists.

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A Ladder to the Sky John Boyne

A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul.

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The Good Son Greg Fleet

A charming and uplifting novel about love, belonging and facing mortality, from one of Australia’s most loved and acclaimed comedians.

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Researching The Pearl Thief

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Themes of parenthood, family, home and belonging will spark conversation at your next book club.

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John Boyne Q&A

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