In the Dream House Carmen Maria Machado

Our February Book of the Month

In the Dream House

by Carmen Maria Machado


I speak into the silence. I toss the stone of my story into a vast crevice; measure the emptiness by its small sound.” 


"In this formidable, ferocious, and ground-breaking memoir, Carmen Maria Machado turns her extraordinary talents ­– first demonstrated in the genre-bending Her Body and Other Parties – towards the story of her own life, and in the process begins to form an archive where, shamefully, there is none. Writing with nuance, bravery, rigour, and determination about abuse in queer relationships and the cultural assumptions which keep the voices of victims unheard and delegitimised, Machado has crafted a modern masterpiece of nonfiction that carves out a space for the stories that so desperately need telling within our communities. An unsettling, fiercely intelligent, and powerful read.” - Zak



Everybody COunts

Our February Illustrated Kids' Book of the Month

Everybody Counts

by Kristin Roskifte


This multi award-winning book, in its simplest form, is a seek and find. But look a little closer and you will see that it teaches you to count from 0 to 7.5 billion by following several different people's lives as they intertwine. There are secrets to spot on every page, and slowly you are overcome with the simple fact that everybody counts... Every life counts. Unique, bold and captivating, this book is a stunner.” - Olivia




Chickens Curse Frances Watts

Our February Kids' Fiction Book of the Month

The Chicken's Curse

by Frances Watts


Felix and Livia are on the run. Pursued across the Roman empire, they must find Livia's brother.. before it's too late! With several animal companions, they embark on their search, but will a sacred chicken be their undoing? Find out in this lively tale of friendship, family and fate by the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction.” - Olivia



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