These are our picks for the books to read in May.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and its beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind the band’s infamous break-up. Daisy Jones & The Six ($32.99) unfolds in interview format, spinning you through the exhilarating and emotionally charged months of a band on the brink – of fame, of love and of excess. It reads so much like a real rock biography, you have to remind yourself it’s fiction. This addictive book is unforgettable and unputdownable.
The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta
Rosie Gennaro reluctantly returns to the home built by her father – now inhabited by Martha, the woman her father married shortly after the death of Rosie’s mum. So begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to. The Place on Dalhousie ($32.99) is an unforgettable story about losing and finding love, about the interconnectedness of lives, and the true nature of belonging – from one of our most acclaimed writers.
My Smoko Break by Hayley Maudsley
With more than 200 recipes and 100 household tips, My Smoko Break ($27.99) by Rural Weekly columnist and country mum Hayley Maudsley features beautifully simple recipes for delicious home-cooked food without the fuss.
The Border by Don Winslow
The Border ($32.99) is an explosive thriller from the bestselling author of The Force. For more than 40 years, Art Keller has been on the frontline of America’s longest conflict: The War On Drugs. A war that has taught him more than he could ever imagine – that there are no borders.
Barefoot in the Bindis by Angela Wales
An extraordinarily vivid memoir of a family’s attempt to tame 6000 acres and navigate the challenges of country life in northern New South Wales during the 1950s. Filled with drama and hilarity, joy and back-breaking toil, Barefoot in the Bindis ($29.99) portrays a childhood spent in the bush – and is a sensational picture of Australia past.
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