Book Of The Month

Each month we suggest a new book for you and your book club to read. Whether it’s some thought-provoking literature or the latest in bestselling contemporary fiction – every book of the month comes with a free sample chapter and reading group questions. Past Books of the Month have included local titles, such as THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman and Kate Forsyth’s THE WILD GIRL. We’ve also recently recommended books by celebrated international authors like Ian McEwan and Kate Atkinson. Why not challenge yourself and your book club to read them all?

Spirits of the Ghan, Judy Nunn 5 stars 3 comments

Spirits of the Ghan

Master storyteller Judy Nunn has now sold over 1 million books worldwide. In her spellbinding new bestseller she takes us on a breathtaking journey deep into the red heart of Australia. It is 2001 and as the world charges into the new Millennium, a century-old dream is about to be realised in the Red Centre of Australia: the completion of the mighty Ghan railway, a long-lived vision to create the 'backbone of the continent', a line that will finally link Adelaide with the Top End. But construction of the final leg between Alice Springs and Darwin will not be without its complications, for much of the desert it will cross is Aboriginal land. Hired as a negotiator, Jessica Manning must walk a delicate line to reassure the Elders their sacred sites will be protected. Will her innate understanding of the spiritual landscape, rooted in her own Arunta Heritage, win their trust? It's not easy to keep the peace when Matthew Witherton and his survey team are quite literally blasting a rail corridor through the timeless land of the Never-Never. When the paths of Jessica and Matthew finally cross, their respective cultures collide to reveal a mystery that demands attention. As they struggle against time to solve the puzzle, an ancient wrong is awakened and calls hauntingly across the vastness of the outback . . .

Judy Nunn

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