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The Shepherd’s Hut
By Tim Winton
Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one’s ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for.
In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.
The Shepherd’s Hut is a look at what it takes to keep love and hope alive in a parched and brutal world.
Aussie author Tim Winton is best known for his books Couldstreet and Breathe. Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies
By Kitty Flanagan
Out: March/Allen & Unwin One of the nation’s favourite entertainers, Kitty Flanagan is releasing a book which is sure to be laugh-out-loud funny. Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia, been insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world’s most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It’s these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that one should never ever use a hackneyed and annoying cliche like ‘The University of Life’. In these funny, true stories, Kitty provides useful tips on how not to get murdered while hitch-hiking, how to break up with someone the wrong way, and the right way, why it’s important to keep your top on while waitressing.