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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.

ICE LETTERS covers themes of love and duty, war and peace, courage and cowardice. The intertwined stories of Dora and Daniel reveal conflicts – emotional and physical – and explore the sometimes devastating consequences of the choices people make.

Skip the coffee mug this year, Mum doesn't need another one. And those flowers? Well they're not going to last. We'll never say no to chocolate, but it's more of an everyday gift, right? This Mother's Day, Say it with Words.

Deborah Rodriguez, author of RETURN TO THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL and THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, answers our burning questions.

In the spellbinding sequel to the international bestseller THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, Deborah Rodriguez reunites readers with many of the compelling characters. The incredible stories of six women, on opposite sides of the earth, yet forever joined by a café in Kabul, reveal strength and courage in a world where happily-ever-afters aren't as simple as they seem.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, the gripping story of love, obsession and murder has been a runaway success, smashing nearly all the records by selling an astonishing 8 million copies worldwide, and occupying the No. 1 spot on the UK hardback chart for 20 weeks, the longest any book has ever hold the top position.

Penguin Random House today announced that they were delighted to be publishing Stephanie Alexander’s first new book since 2012. THE COOK'S TABLE, will be published in November 2016.

THE SOLDIER'S CURSE is Book One of The Monsarrat Series, a new historical crime series from Meg and Tom Keneally. Meet Hugh Monsarrat, he’s 2 and 3 down, and 1 across.

GOOD + SIMPLE celebrates the pleasure of delicious food that is simple to make, a joy to share and just so happens to be good for you. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley's principles of healthy home cooking built around gut health, whole foods and affordable ingredients show how tasty and achievable eating well can be. Here's one of our favourite recipes from GOOD + SIMPLE.

Congratulations to David Malouf AO who has been awarded an Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Formerly the Writers’ Emeritus Award, this award acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature.