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March New Books and Giveaway

Sam Neill’s highly anticipated memoir Did I Ever Tell You This? needs to go straight to the top of your reading pile for March! In this warm, revealing and funny book, Sam discusses the unpredictable twists and turns that have shaped his eventful life.

Also this month: Julia Langbein’s brilliant and witty debut is set amid the bright lights of Hollywood; Jacinta Halloran delves into secrets held tight within families; Yan Lianke brings together five different Chinese religions in his novel about the complex relations between humans and gods; and Jessica Miller is back with a charming and spellbinding story about an apprentice witch searching for lost shadows in a magical hotel.

It’s a month of families, mysteries, big dreams and brilliant careers. 

Did I Ever Tell You This?  
by Sam Neill
21 March

Actor Sam Neill’s unmissable memoir is revealing, heart-warming and often hilarious. Written in a creative burst of just a few months in 2022, Did I Ever Tell You This? is a joy to read, the work of a natural storyteller who has lived an incredible life.

‘Just wonderful, so funny and charming and sharp. Sam Neill’s lively, lovely book made me laugh out loud.’ Meryl Streep

The Hotel Witch     
by Jessica Miller
7 March

Sibyl is the apprentice witch at the Grand Mirror Hotel where her grandmother is the hotel witch: solving problems, cleaning up messes, and providing the best experiences for guests. When her grandmother goes missing, Sibyl feels completely unprepared to fill her shoes, but she'll find she has all the tools at hand to be successful in this charming and spellbinding tale.

‘This story crackles with clever magic and page-turning escapades, but it also contains an artful wisdom about self-belief and a giant heart. Book yourself a room in the Grand Mirror Hotel as soon as possible.’ Emily Gale

American Mermaid
by Julia Langbein
28 March

A brilliantly witty debut novel following a writer lured to LA to adapt her feminist mermaid story into a big-budget action film – only to find the mermaid has other ideas.

‘Filled with wit and more than few laugh-out-loud moments…A downright delightful debut novel.’ Booklist (starred review)

by Jacinta Halloran
7 March

A surprising, insightful and layered novel that explores family and secrets, Resistance is the story of a family therapist uncovering the mystery behind one family’s escape to the outback.

‘A daring and richly layered novel that examines the unreliability of conscience and memory, and our own invented truths. A compelling read from a masterful storyteller.’ Kristina Olsson

Heart Sutra 
by Yan Lianke
14 March

The five major religions collide in an exploration of spirituality and gender fluidity in a novel imbued with celebrated Chinese author Yan Lianke’s distinctive wit and humour.

‘One of those rare geniuses who finds in the peculiar absurdities of his own culture the absurdities that infect all cultures.’ Washington Post

For your chance to win one of our March 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, Friday 10 March. Winners will be notified via Facebook (one book only per person).


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