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Jun 28

Enter the Red Wake

by Random House Australia on 28 June 2016

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Terry Smyth fields questions on research, writing and Australia’s greatest lawman.

The MUSIC AND FREEDOM author on the book’s inspiration and creation.

FIFTEEN YOUNG MEN is the true story of a doomed adventure. Read an extract now.

With so many books being adapted into films this year, you can look forward to the thrill of soaking up some of your favourite stories on the big screen. So who’s been cast as your best-loved (or most-hated) character? Will the plot play out as you remember it? Or will the filmmakers take the narrative in a whole new direction? One thing’s for sure: it’s always better to read the original text before you see the movie.

Jun 1

Watershed Moments

by Random House Australia on 1 June 2016

In this dark and compelling first novel, it is impossible to know who is friend or foe, hero or villain. Devoid of rain, the earth has shrunk to dust and salt, hemmed by a swollen sea. Survivors gather to re-establish order but it’s nothing like before.

'Without picture books to entertain and delight our children, we’d never have adult readers I’m sure.' Laura Harris, Penguin Young Readers Publishing Director

BookShots are short, high-impact stories by James Patterson and other writers that can be read in one sitting. Each and every one is fast-paced, 100% story-driven; a shot of pure and satisfying entertainment. 

Trust, truth, memory, secrets, voyeurism, motherhood and the judgements we make are all explored in Paula HawkinsTHE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. It can be confronting subject matter for many of us – this is why it makes an inspired book club selection. Take a look at our reading group questions below and get the conversation started.