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Posted on 23 Jan, 2017 in Giveaways & Quizzes | 0 comments

The Great Summer Reading Giveaway #3

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What better way to spend summer than reading some great books? Here’s your chance to win all four of these terrific titles.  To enter, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au with SUMMER #3 in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Tuesday 24 January 2017. We cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, so Australian residents only, please.

Zoe Morrison Music and Freedom

Alice Murray learns to play the piano aged three on an orange orchard in rural Australia. Educated in England, she goes on to receive a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London. Then she meets Edward, an Oxford professor of economics. Years later, she hears the most beautiful music from the walls of her house. An exploration of the dark terrain of violence and the transformative power of music and love.

‘… filled with fierce intelligence, gentle humour and, above all, enormous heart.’ — Alice Pung

Courtesy of Random House

Armando Lucas Correa The German Girl

Berlin, 1939: Hannah Rosenthal and her best friend Leo Martin make a pact that come what may, they will have a future together. They embark on the St Louis, which promises Jews safe passage to new lives in Cuba. But as they cross the Atlantic, Hannah and Leo must make an impossible choice.

‘Now, in a new age of people in peril and adrift on the world’s seas, this magnificent novel – and the unexpected and intricate tragedies of its powerfully imagined characters –bespeaks this eternal injustice.’ — Thomas Keneally

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Jarett Kobek I Hate the Internet: a novel

Set in a San Francisco hollowed out by tech money, greed and rampant gentrification, this is a furious satire of the Internet Age and a savage indictment of the intolerable bullshit of unregulated capitalism. (It is also interesting because of the blacked-out lines representing material in the US edition that could not be published in the UK edition because of UK defamation laws.)

‘Could we have an American Houellebecq? Jarett Kobek might come close …’ — Jonathan Lethem

Courtesy of Serpent’s Tail

 

Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend

A beautiful hardback edition of the first of Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels.

The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship. This piercingly honest portrait of the path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself.

Courtesy of Text 

 

Don’t forget, all you need to do to enter the draw is email us at editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au by 6pm Tuesday 24 January 2017 with SUMMER #3 in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email. Good luck!

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