These are our picks for the books to read in June.
The Land Girls by Victoria Purman
War has engulfed Europe, and now the Pacific and Australia are fighting for its future. At the heart of this powerful and touching story is the bond of friendship forged by Flora, Lillian and Betty, three resilient women who leave their communities to join the Australian Women’s Land Army to support their loved ones fighting at the front. The Land Girls ($29.99) is a moving tale of love, loss and survival against the odds. “I’m so excited about this book, which is the experiences of three young women during World War 2” - Victoria Purman, Author.
The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey
Sharing her own life lessons and the personal stories that set the course for her life, Oprah Winfrey draws on the wisdom and teachings of renowned figures around the world to offer a framework for creating a life of significance, not just success. The Path Made Clear’s ($34.99) 10 chapters are organised to help you recognise the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out how you can achieve contentment.
Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Todd Alexander
A joyfully honest memoir of two city slickers who grew sick of the daily grind and bought a
vineyard in the Hunter Valley in search of a tree change. How hard could it be? What follows is a hilarious and captivating tale of what really happens when you follow your dreams. Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga ($32.99) will have you laughing till it hurts.
Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
Set in an alternative 1980s Britain, this subversive and entertaining new novel from Ian McEwan poses fundamental questions such as what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? Machines Like Me ($32.99) is a provocative tale, which warns of the power of mankind to invent things beyond our control.
Kochie’s 11-Step Money Plan for a Better Life by David Koch
Co-host of the Seven Network’s Sunrise program, David Koch has spent years writing about money and talking to Australians from all walks of life about pretty much everything. Kochie’s 11-Step Money Plan for a Better Life ($29.99) is a no-nonsense guide to getting your financial life sorted in 11 easy steps, by one of Australia’s most trusted media personalities.
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