Death in Her Hands

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Our July Book of the Month

Death in Her Hands

by Ottessa Moshfegh


"A haunting metaphysical suspense. Moshfegh depicts anxiety, psychosis and obsession to perfection. With a twisted dark humour, this is a slow wielding journey into a misfit’s anxious mind. Vesta, a recent widow, finds a note in the woods concerning a woman’s dead body. This triggers an obsessive search into finding out who this woman was. Moshfegh is beyond compare: she is an original and gifted author and her latest novel Death in Her Hands is exceptional. A must-read for 2020.– Dean.


"Do not read this book if you fear growing old. Moshfegh is back again with a new twisted tale to cement her place as master of the unreliable narrator. We follow yet another of her cynically crafted characters in this story, as unlikable as she is captivating. When she comes across a body accompanied by a cryptic message, her slowly deteriorating mind struggles to comprehend her past, present, and future. This is a look into the darkness of a crumbling psyche and the deceptive nature of reality. How many lies will we tell ourselves in our lifetime? And how many of them will come back to haunt us?– Angelita.

 

$29.99

Finding Francois

Our July Illustrated Kids' Book of the Month

Finding Francois

by Gus Gordon

Alice Bonnet lives with her grandmother, and loves it. They do so much together, cook, shop and visit friends. But there are times when Alice wishes she has someone her own size to talk to. Through hope and chance, she finds Francois! A beautiful friendship is formed in the most unexpected way. Set in the stunning streets of Paris and the French seaside, this heart-warming picture book left me with a smile and reminded me of the value of friends.” – Reem

 

$24.99


 

The Secret Library of Hummingbird House

Our July Kids' Fiction Book of the Month

The Secret Library of Hummingbird House

by Julianne Negri

 

After the split of her parents, Hattie Maxwell tries to make sense of her new reality. Her one escape is the Hummingbird House, a big mansion with an ancient mulberry tree that holds important memories. So, when she finds out that there is a plan to demolish the house, she is determined to find a way to save it. In the midst of all this chaos, a midnight visit to the mansion takes Hattie back in time, revealing a Hummingbird House secret, a hidden library, and there she meets mysterious girl who loves lost words. Can this new discovery and friendship help rescue Hummingbird House? A recipient of the Australian Society of Author’s Emerging Writer’s Mentorship Award 2018, Julianne Negri debut children’s novel is here, packed full of adventure, mystery and emotion. 

 

$16.99

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