Stacking the Shelves #14

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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.

In this meme, I take the opportunity to share what books i’ve bought, won or received for review.

For review:  This week I received a copy of new Australian fiction release Goodbye Lullaby by Jan Murray, set in the 1970′s exploring serious issues of the era such as teen pregnancies- I’m looking forward to reading this one.

Goodbye Lullaby

Blurb: In September 1971, 181 numbered marbles roll around in a barrel while Australia holds its breath. The last number drawn will shatter two women’s lives, and bring them together again…

Sixteen-year-old Caroline ‘Miki’ Patrick confides to her best friend — the outspoken, smart-mouthed Jude — that she’s pregnant. Miki’s parents place her in the iron embrace of St Anthony’s, a home for wayward girls, with the scheming Sister Angela pressuring her to give up her baby. But Jude convinces Miki they can raise the child, and together they make a pact and take to the road.

But the teenagers are ill-prepared for the hardships they face, and after one particularly difficult night, fate separates them. Alone, poor and scared for her baby’s welfare, Miki ultimately surrenders Dominic to the home.

Two decades later, Miki is a dangerous woman, and she’s on the run. A vocal anti-war activist who assists draft dodgers, Miki is hiding from the Federal Police and never stays in one place very long. That is, until Dominic’s birthday is drawn in the conscription lottery and Jude steps back into her life.

Now Miki and Jude will stop at nothing to be reunited with him…

This week on the blog:

I’ll be posting reviews for:

One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards

The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi

In the Company of Strangers by Liz Byrski

Arkie Sparkle: White Fright by Petra James

Over the next week I’ll be reading:

Debris by Jo Anderton

Desired by Nicola Cornick

Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat (ebook)

and one other book i have yet to decide… either Forbidden by Nicola Cornick or Stage Fright by Marianne Delacourt.

What books have you added to your bookshelves this week?

 

 

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2 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #14

  1. I thought about requesting that book but decided I already had far too much to read. I think I am going to end up regretting that decisions, but never mind.

    • I know what you mean Marg, it’s hard to reign in the self-control when there’s so many great books available! I hadn’t actually heard about this book until it turned up on my doorstep and it sounded intriguing! It’ll be a few weeks before i get to it though…

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