The Great Summer Reading Giveaway 2017 #4
Summer keeps on keeping on, and here’s your chance to win four more terrific titles to while away the heat. To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with SUMMER #4 in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by 6pm Thursday 2nd February 2017. We cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, so Australian residents only, please.
Liam Pieper The Toymaker
Adam Kulakov likes his life. He’s on the right side of middle age; the toy company he owns brightens the lives of children around the world; and he has more money than he can ever spend, a wife and child he adores, and as many mistresses as he can reasonably hide from them.
And he is not the only one with secrets. In 1944, Adam’s grandfather, Arkady, was imprisoned in Auschwitz and given an impossible choice. Now, as he’s coming to end of his life, he has to keep the truth from his family, and hold back the crushing memories of his time with one of history’s greatest monsters.
Courtesy of Penguin
Hiromi Kawakami The Nakano Thrift Shop
From the author of Strange Weather in Tokyo, a novel about a second-hand shop in Tokyo and the community surrounding it: employees and customers, treasure hoarders and secret-seekers, bargain-hunters and would-be lovers.
Every day, customers from the neighbourhood pass in and out as curios are bought and sold, each one containing its own surprising story. When Hitomi and her co-worker Takeo begin to fall for one another, they find themselves in the centre of their own drama – and on the edges of many others.
Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
Rashida Murphy The Historian’s Daughter
In an old house with ‘too many windows and women’, high in the Indian hills, young Hannah lives with her older sister Gloria; her two older brothers; her mother – the Magician; a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins and misfits; and her father – the Historian. It is a world of secrets, jealousies and lies, ruled by the Historian but smoothed over by the Magician, whose kindnesses and wisdom bring homely comfort and all-enveloping love to a ramshackle building that seems destined for chaos.
And then one day the Magician is gone, Gloria is gone, and the Historian has spirited Hannah and her brothers away to a new and at first bewildering life in Perth.
Courtesy of UWA Publishing
Emma Chapman The Last Photograph
Rook Henderson is an award-winning photographer, still carrying the hidden scars of war. Now, suddenly, he is also a widower. Leaving his son Ralph to pick up the pieces, Rook flies to Vietnam for the first time in fifty years, escaping to the landscape of a place he once knew so well.
But when Ralph follows him out there, seeking answers from the father he barely knows, Rook is forced to unwind his past: his childhood in Yorkshire, his life in London in the 1960s and his marriage to the unforgettable June – and to ask himself what price he has paid for a life behind the lens . . . ‘Evocative, harrowing. . . tackles the big subjects of love and war with aplomb.’ – Tatler
Courtesy of Pan Macmillan
Don’t forget, all you need to do to enter the draw is email us at email@example.com by 6pm Thursday 2nd February 2017 with SUMMER #4 in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email. Good luck!