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Mrs Whitlam

Publisher: Magabala Books

Author: Bruce Pascoe

Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn’t have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long, Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie’ Whitlam, a beautiful, big Clydesdale – bold, fearless and able to jump anything.

From the very first ride, Marnie and Maggie get more adventure than they bargained for. Soon Marnie is learning to negotiate newfound friendships, pony club and how to stand up for what she believes in. Will her friendship with George Costa, another outsider, make being accepted harder? Or will being true to yourself be the hardest decision Marnie makes?

Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance

Publisher: Magabala Books

Author: Banjo Woorunmurra and Howard Pedersen

A tiny outpost of colonial administration is planted on the desolate mudflats of King Sound, at Derby in Western Australia. Leases are marked on a map covering huge areas, and the push into the north begins. Vast herds of cattle and sheep move across the land and with it, a new future. In the remote Kimberley region, in the late 19th century, on the ancient lands of the Bunuba people, the last stages of an invasion are about to be played out. Amidst the ensuing chaos and turmoil, extraordinary relationships grow.

The thrilling story of the great warrior, Jandamarra, who turned from police assistant to resistance fighter. Thought to be unstoppable, he led the Bunuba against the forces invading their land. A legend forever etched into the history of the Kimberley, Jandamarra’s courage and fighting spirit made him one of the region’s most wanted men.

Saffron and Silk (signed by the author)

Publisher: David Lovell Publishing

Author: Anne Benjamin

Saffron and Silk opens with a wedding between two unlikely lovers: a handsome 30-something Indian-born development worker and a Catholic academic from Sydney. The bride has left the predictability of her life in Australia to marry and live in the South Indian city of Chennai.

Throughout Saffron and Silk, readers enter into the bride’s new family and their Kerala origins and into some of the rich culture of Tamil legends and history. She shares her struggles and frustrations as a ‘foreign wife’ and her insights into both the domestic minutiae of everyday life and the macro challenges of poverty.

At the heart of the story is the pogrom sparked by the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October 1984. Reliving this time reveals much about the complexity of modern India. This is set against another story of tension when the accidental death of one of the author’s colleagues results in threats to her and her husband.