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5 Ways To Be Famous Now, The Salamanders, Jonathan Unleashed, My Last Continent

5 Ways To Be Famous Now by Maurilia Meehan5 Ways To Be Famous Now by Maurilia Meehan

New fiction title from the author of Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery (2013) — 1 September 2016 release.

… wild and rollicking, full of Maurilia Meehan’s trademark satirical wit and sharp observation. This is a delightful and amusing novel – and just a little bit savage – for anyone who ever wanted to know the secrets of fame.”

Review copy from Transit Lounge Publishing.

UPDATE: Read our 4+ Star Review

The Salamanders by William LaneThe Salamanders by William Lane

In his previous novel The Horses (our review) Lane capably and artfully tackled difficult and important issues, and so I’m looking forward to more of the same from his latest release — 1 August 2016.

Review copy from Transit Lounge Publishing.

UPDATE: Read our 2.5+ Star Review

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg RosoffJonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

I’d heard only good things about Meg Rosoff’s YA novels and so was delighted to receive this, her foray into adult fiction, as a lucky dip pick of those authors appearing at this years’ Brisbane Writers Festival, at last week’s program launch.

“A charming comedy on love, friendship, and the surprising influence of man’s best friend.”
—Harper’s Bazaar

UPDATE: Read our 4+ Star Review

My Last Continent by Midge RaymondMy Last Continent by Midge Raymond

Published by Text Publishing (Australia)/Scribner (US), this was one of the June book releases that caught my eye. Having favourably reviewed 2 titles from the boutique publisher that Midge Raymond is the co-founder and editor of (Ashland Creek Press), I’m eager to read her debut novel.

Her upcoming visit to the Brisbane Writers Festival in September has given me good reason to bump it up my reading list. And, this endorsement from Graeme Simsion (The Rosie Project) doesn’t hurt either…

‘An original and entirely authentic love story… It recognises that love is seldom simple or exclusive, and that the things that bring us together can also keep us apart.’

My own purchase.

UPDATE: Read our 4.5+ Star Review

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