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October New Books

Spring has well and truly sprung, and we’ve got a handful of great books for those cosy afternoons in the sun. Three Text favourites make welcome returns, and we have a stunning debut novel to round out the month. Read on for more…

Right Story, Wrong Story: Adventures in Indigenous Thinking      
by Tyson Yunkaporta

Expanding on the findings of the award-winning Sand Talk, Tyson Yunkaporta’s new book describes how the ways that we relate to each other are inseparable from the ways we relate to our environments. Tyson speaks to a range of people, from liberal economists to Nordic stone carvers to Frisian ecologists, to inform his fascinating thought experiments.

‘Clever, funny, thought provoking, sensible and generous all at the same time. A must read!’ Sydney Morning Herald on Sand Talk

The Opposite of Success       
by Eleanor Elliott Thomas

In the spirit of Fleishman Is in Trouble and Bridget Jones’s Diary, Eleanor Elliott Thomas’s debut novel is a brilliant skewering of our age of apocalyptic absurdity, with a cast of unforgettable characters.

‘Raucously funny and gloriously, painfully real. Think Fleabag as an Australian mum. It’s utterly endearing—I never wanted it to end!’ Emily Bitto

Salonika Burning       
by Gail Jones

A gripping portrait of artists on the frontline of World War I by one of Australia’s most celebrated writers.

‘Jones’s language in Salonika Burning is at once muscular and delicate, her narrative precise yet impressionistic…Jones has written some fine novels…but none finer than Salonika Burning.’ Australian Book Review

The Lost Library         
by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass

A timeless story from award-winning authors Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, The Lost Library is about owning your truth, choosing the life you want, the power of a good book and, of course, the librarian who gave it to you.

‘A boy who visits a little free library gets more than he bargained for when he becomes a sleuth caught up in the middle of his town’s most enduring mystery...A page-turner with striking characters and a satisfying puzzle at its heart.’ Kirkus

Our October new releases are available in print and ebook from all good booksellers.


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