Sunday 4 September is Father’s Day! Treat your dad with one of these great reads, recommended by the Texters.
And don’t forget to brush up on the knock-knock jokes and have a few of his favourite treats hidden in the back of the pantry.
A weekly wrap-up of news, reviews and goings-on at Text.
The week started—because we like to start the week here on a Friday—with the wonderful news that Vikki Wakefield’s Inbetween Days was named an Honour Book in the CBCA Awards for Older Readers. Congratulations, Vikki!
In her captivating new memoir, I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, Nadja Spiegelman explores the lives of her family through four generations of women. She examines their dissonant memories to get to the unsettling heart of experiences that have shaped them all.
Sheila Heti describes it as ‘witty, tender, assured and poetic...unexpected symmetries between the generations, as well as the inevitable insults and pains, make this artful memoir feel like the story of every family.’
Vikki Wakefield’s Inbetween Days is a 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book for Older Readers.
‘Memorable, intriguing, perceptive and often very funny, this is an unforgettable YA novel and a most unusual love story.’ Magpies
‘Vikki Wakefield writes stories that will break your heart.’ Readings