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Lake Hill Margareta Osborn

Margareta Osborn's latest rural bestseller is once again a wonderful combination of comedy, tragedy and celebration of the bush. Dreams can come true - just be careful what you wish for . . .

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The Woolgrower's Companion Joy Rhoades

Set over ten tumultuous months in 1945, The Woolgrower's Companion is the gripping story of one woman’s fight against all odds, and a sweeping tribute to Australia's landscape and its peoples.

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The Shifting Light Alice Campion

The book that was written by a book club! The Shifting Light is a riveting rural novel of family intrigue, love and suspense, from the authors of The Painted Sky.

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Lake Hill
Heart of the Sky
No Job for a Girl
Spirits of the Ghan
The Grazier's Wife
The Grass is Greener
The Painted Sky

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Companion Notes

Share Joy Rhoades’ heart-breaking story of love, prejudice and war.

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The Shifting Light

Delight your reading group with this book written by a book club.

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River Run Reading Notes

Take a rural book club adventure: Nicole Alexander’s River Run.

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  • Set over ten tumultuous months in 1945, The Woolgrower's Companion is the gripping story of one woman’s fight against all odds, and a sweeping tribute to Australia's landscape and its peoples.

  • Tie-in edition with the ABC TV adaptation of the international bestseller. The six-part drama series stars Hugo Weaving, Alexander Dimitriades, Xavier Samuel and Susie Porter.

  • From the internationally bestselling author of The Homestead Girls and Red Sand Sunrise comes this heartfelt story of friendship, forgiveness and love.

  • The book that was written by a book club! The Shifting Light is a riveting rural novel of family intrigue, love and suspense, from the authors of The Painted Sky.

  • Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished . . .

  • From the bestselling author of The Country Practice comes a quirky and insightful story about fighting for what you believe in, and finding love where you least expect it.

  • Truly the best of John Boyne - hilarious, touching and deeply sad The Heart's Invisible Furies is the breakout book Boyne was born to write.

  • One family, one day, one act of inexplicable violence -- and a lifetime spent trying to make sense of it

  • An intoxicating outback romance - set in Victoria and Queensland - that is bursting with love for life on the land.

  • Taking place over just one week, River Run is an unputdownable rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild Lands.

  • The hilarious campus novel from the prizewinning author of The Possessed.

  • Nicole Alexander, the 'heart of Australian storytelling', takes us on a captivating journey from the American Wild West to the wilds of outback Queensland, from the Civil War to the Great Depression, in an epic novel tracing one powerful but divided family.

  • The highly anticipated new Christmas release from Penguin's bestselling rural romance writer.

  • Alice Campion is the pseudonym for five members of a Sydney book club who challenged themselves to write a ‘21st Century Thorn Birds’. The result is a captivating rural novel, brimming with romance, mystery and suspense.

  • A darkly compulsive story about records and race, music and murder, from the author of The Impressionist.

  • Tom has just 20 seconds to save the world. But which world will he choose?

  • ‘Austin writes a captivating story, surprising and intriguing, in prose that’s spare but vivid.’ Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker

  • The evocative new outback saga from the internationally bestselling and award-winning romance novelist of Zoe's Muster and The Secret Years.

  • From the author of Currawong Creek and Turtle Reef comes a heartwarming story of family, friendship and renewal.

  • From the bestselling author of Wildhorse Creek and Tracking North comes an evocative and heartfelt story about how in the remotest of places lives can be lost . . . and found.

  • What Laura was about to do wasn't easy. To become embroiled in a family's turmoil, their grief, their anger, their secrets, wasn't safe, or clever.  

  • From the author of Fly In Fly Out comes this entertaining and touching story about family, friendship and love among the grapevines.

  • From the author of The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots and The Maxwell Sisters comes a captivating novel about best friends, family and fighting for what you want, against all odds.

  • Schoolteacher Natalie has always been a city girl. She has a handsome boyfriend and a family who give her only the best. But she craves her own space, and her own classroom, before settling down into the life she is expected to lead.

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