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An epic story of love, loss and belonging set on Wiradyuri country, an exploration of how to find the best in ourselves, even in troubled times, a rom-com about emerging from the darkness into the spotlight of love and a sparkling new fantasy adventure are the books at the top of our reading list in May – and we can’t recommend them enough!

BILA YARRUDHANGGALANGDHURAY by Anita Heiss

FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH
BILA YARRUDHANGGALANGDHURAY
Anita Heiss

Set on timeless Wiradyuri country, where the life-giving waters of the rivers can make or break dreams, and based on devastating true events, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and belonging.

THE KINDNESS REVOLUTION by Hugh Mackay

NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE KINDNESS REVOLUTION
Hugh Mackay

Following the ravages of 2020's bushfires and pandemic on our mental and emotional health and on the economy, Hugh Mackay reflects on the challenges we faced during that year of upheaval and the questions many of us have asked. What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do I want us to become?

Absorbing, wise and inspiring, The Kindness Revolution is a distillation of Hugh Mackay's life's work. Written for our times, this truly remarkable book shows how crises and catastrophes often turn out to be the making of us.

 
KATE IN WAITING EXCLUSIVE EDITION by Becky Albertalli

YA BOOK OF THE MONTH
KATE IN WAITING EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Becky Albertalli

From the author of Love, Simon (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) bestselling YA rom-com queen Becky Albertalli, comes a new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life and, yes, theatre.

Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate and Anderson are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theatre rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway.

Turns out, communal crushes aren't so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson's friendship.

The exclusive edition features a Q&A at the back and an exclusive jacket.

ELIZA VANDA'S BUTTON BOX by Emily Rodda

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE MONTH
ELIZA VANDA'S BUTTON BOX
Emily Rodda

From the author of the award-winning His Name was Walter comes another magical mystery story that will delight Emily Rodda fans.

Life hasn't been much fun for Milly Dynes lately. There seem to be problems everywhere she looks. She's always loved her home in Tidgy Bay, but at the moment she wishes she was somewhere - anywhere - else. Then Eliza Vanda turns up-and magic comes with her...

 

You can pick up your copies of our May Books of the Month in store and online now.

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