Best fiction for the holiday season
Looking for a great summer read? We asked the staff at The Book Warehouse Lismore to give us their recommendations: Best Summer Stories edited by Aviva Tuffield: Grab your towel, head to the sand and be entertained and enthralled by some of Australia’s best writers. Stephanie Bishop, Chris Womersley, Romy Ash and Tony Birch amongst others weave tales to make this summer a memorable one. - Lea.
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman: Who wouldn’t want a romantic getaway on Bora Bora? Successful young professionals, Erin and Mark do a bit of diving and discover something unexpected and completely life changing. What would you do? An accomplished and well crafted page turner, perfect for some summer indulgence. - Lea.
Table for Eight by Tricia Stringer: Cruise from Sydney to the Pacific Islands with the charismatic Ketty Clift, who is busy altering the course of the lives of her fellow passengers while avoiding her own troubles in this clever, amusing and heartwarming novel by best-selling Australian author Tricia Stringer. - Caz. Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: For fans of The Rosie Project and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine — with added chemistry, romance and heat. Stella Lane is a 30-year-old mathematician with parents eager for her to get married and create grandbabies. The only problem is Stella has Aspberger's and no idea how to step away from her numbers and form relationships with other people. Deciding she needs an expert's help she hires an escort to teach her what is expected and both get far more than they bargained for.hilarious and sexy. - Caz.
The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson: Sweeping from freezing, remote Icelandic islands in the north to the heat of Algiers in the mid-1600s, this is a novel of passion, pain and survival against an indifferent world. Asta is torn from her home, her family, and everything she has ever known, and thrown into a life of slavery. Her indomitable spirit keeps her going through each new hardship. - Kate.
Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker: A new take on the ancient story of the last days of the Trojan war, this tale is told from the point of view of the enslaved Briseis, a Trojan princess given to the warrior Achilles as his reward for destroying her city and killing her family and her people. Heat and blood, war and revenge, passion, pride and redemption, this book has it all in spades. - Kate.
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