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Alan Vaarwerk

The author of Bird Country on writing Grafton, finding beauty in the ordinary and the joys of short fiction.

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In Bitter Dust

Laura McPhee-Browne

On a dying farm in the Mallee, Beth feels like the last person on Earth – but she’s not as alone as she thinks.


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November First Book Club – Lois Murphy's 'Soon'

An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere. A mysterious mist. A disappearance of birds. Partly inspired by a true story, Lois Murphy’s Soon is a taut and engaging literary thriller, the story of the death of a haunted town, and the plight of the people who either won’t, or simply can’t, abandon all they have ever had.


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