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The long-awaited new novel by Aus­tralian au­thor Markus Zusak, Bridge of Clay ($32.99) is the story of the five rough and tum­ble Dun­bar boys. Griev­ing for their mother and dam­aged by their fa­ther, they are each bat­tling to find their place in the world. Kate Mor­ton

From the best­selling au­thor of

The Lake House comes a spell­bind­ing new novel. The Clockmaker’s Daugh­ter

($32.99) is the story of a love af­fair and a mys­te­ri­ous mur­der that cast their shadow across gen­er­a­tions, set in Eng­land from the 1860s un­til the present day. Told by mul­ti­ple voices across time, it’s a ghost story that will keep you cap­ti­vated to the very end.

The Dun­bar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A fam­ily of ram­shackle tragedy – their mother is dead, and their fa­ther has fled the fam­ily home – the boys fight, love and learn to reckon with the adult world.

Am­bi­tious, life-af­firm­ing and heart-warm­ing, Zusak’s po­etic prose makes this a book to be savoured.

Markus Zusak is the au­thor of five other nov­els, in­clud­ing the crit­i­cally ac­claimed in­ter­na­tional best­seller The Book Thief, as well as The Mes­sen­ger and

The Un­der­dog.

It was al­ways the book I wanted to write MARKUS ZUSAK, AU­THOR

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