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Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads
Nick Hayes
Review by Adam Ley-Lange
Woody Guthrie and the Dustbowl Ballads is a story of a voice. From drumming with spoons on tin cans to penning the words for "this land is your land”.
The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion
Review by Jade Craddock
After the unparalleled success of Graeme Simsion’s debut novel The Rosie Project, his eccentric hero Don Tillman returns in the follow-up, The Rosie Effect
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Afterworlds
Scott Westerfeld
Review by Hannah Love
Scott Westerfeld's new novel is a split between the creator and the creative, between contemporary and fantasy and between the writer and the reader.
 
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Quartet for the End of Time
johanna skibsrud
Review by Clair Stanton
Canadian poet Johanna Skibsrud won the Giller Prize for her debut novel The Sentimentalists and has also published a short story collection.
All the Days and Nights
Niven Govinden
In his fourth novel, Niven Goviden explores art, the passage of time, and the distance at the heart of even the closest relationships.
 
It is 1980: American artist Anna
Memory Theatre
Simon Critchley
Review by Sally Hughes
This is one of those novels which can only enhance your intellectual credentials.
Gutenberg's Apprentice
Alix Christie
Review by Jennie Gillions
The likeable hero of this novel is Peter Schoeffer, a scribe called back to his home town of Mainz and apprenticed against his will to Johannes Gutenberg.

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