Let our April new books ease you into autumn with some delightful gift ideas for Mother’s Day, a moving and fearless memoir and some YA and middle-grade offerings to keep younger readers enthralled over the school holidays. Read on for more about this month’s new releases, including details of how you could win a copy of each.
A collection of Elizabeth Macarthur’s fascinating letters, which inspired Kate Grenville’s award-winning bestseller A Room Made of Leaves.
‘So beautifully observed and written…An accomplished novel with all the experience that a writer like Kate Grenville brings to her work…Really a superb piece of work.’ Leigh Sales on A Room Made of Leaves
A heartfelt story of female friendship and liberation in the turbulent 1960s.
‘Heartbreaking and hilarious – The Secret Wife is a tender love song to a decade that changed the world.’ Kathryn Heyman
A fearless and compelling examination of a life lived without children of one’s own, and a broader meditation on the questions surrounding parenthood today, from environmental impact to intergenerational legacy.
‘Honest, gentle, full of grief, joy, and wisdom. I adored this book.’ Monica Dux
Meet Persephone. She’s sixteen, lives with type 1 diabetes and she’s angry. This is her story.
‘A deeply affecting novel about loss, guilt and the fraught search for truth and certainty; the passion and ferocity of this story will stay with me for a long time.’ Leanne Hall
In the woods outside a small town, Aubrey sets off on a journey of growing up, self-discovery and acceptance, while searching for their missing best friend. A heartwarming story of friendship, adventure and found family.
‘A vital story…This stunning book deserves to be read by anyone who is figuring out who they are and where they belong.’ Alison Evans
For your chance to win one of our April new releases, visit our Facebook page and tell us which one you would like and why.
The competition is open to AU/NZ residents only. Entries close 23:59 AEST Wednesday 6 April. Winners will be notified via Facebook (one book per person only).