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➤ From the best­selling author of The Girl from Mu­nich comes a sweep­ing, dra­matic tale of love and iden­tity, in­spired by a true story.

Af­ter en­dur­ing the hor­ror of Nazi Ger­many and the chaos of post­war oc­cu­pa­tion, Lotte Drescher and her fam­ily ar­rive in Aus­tralia in 1956 full of hope for a new life.

It’s a land of op­por­tu­nity, where Lotte and her hus­band Erich dream of giv­ing their children the fu­ture they have al­ways wanted.

Af­ter years of strug­gling to find their feet as new Aus­tralians, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a suc­cess­ful busi­ness and Lotte makes a ca­reer out of her life­long pas­sion, pho­tog­ra­phy.

The sac­ri­fices they have made fi­nally seem worth it un­til Erich’s role in the trade union move­ment threat­ens to have him branded a com­mu­nist and en­dan­ger their fam­ily. Then darker shad­ows of the past reach out to them from Ger­many, a world and a life­time away.

As the Vietnam War looms, an un­ex­pected vis­i­tor forces Lotte to a turn­ing point.

Her de­ci­sion will change her life forever, and will fi­nally show her the true mean­ing of home.

Suit­case of Dreams by Ta­nia Blan­chard is pub­lished by Si­mon & Schus­ter Aus­tralia, RRP $29.99. ➤ Some­times love means hav­ing to broaden your lit­er­ary hori­zons.

Frankie Rose is des­per­ate for love. Or a re­la­tion­ship. Or just a date with a semi­nor­mal per­son will do.

It’s not that she hasn’t tried. She’s the queen of on­line dat­ing. But enough is enough.

In­spired by her job at The Lit­tle Brunswick Street Book­shop, Frankie de­cides to take fate into her own hands and em­barks on the ul­ti­mate love ex­per­i­ment.

Her plan? Plant her favourite books on trains in­scribed with her con­tact de­tails in a bid to lure the so­phis­ti­cated, charm­ing and well-read man of her dreams.

The Book Ninja by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus is pub­lished by Si­mon & Schus­ter Aus­tralia, RRP $29.99.

Win! Win! Win! To win these books, send your name, ad­dress, a day­time phone number and the an­swer to the fol­low­ing ques­tion: Com­pe­ti­tion, PO Box 8000, Shep­par­ton, 3632 by Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21.

The win­ner of the Coun­try Life ‘Life and Death’ Com­pe­ti­tion is Diane Har­ri­son of Be­nalla. Con­grat­u­la­tions, en­joy your books.

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