Nothing can blow the socks off a reader like a new story from a great writer. 2017 saw many of our favourite authors produce new novels and the quality has been superb. Looking back on this year’s releases, it’s clear to see that books are very much alive and thriving.
Below is our shortlist of our seven favourite Popular Fiction novels with one lucky winner. In our list, you’ll find new books from local and international favourites – books that will transport you to every corner of the globe.
This year’s winner comes from an author very close to our hearts with a book that transports readers to the red heart of the nation.
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Popular Fiction: Winner
A new story in an ancient landscape from Australia’s favourite storyteller.
In The Red Coast, Di Morrissey returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under its soaring blue skies.
After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a magical remote town on the northwest coast of Australia.
But when a proposed mining development is unveiled, the town begins to tear itself apart. Rifts run deep, as friends, families and lovers are faced with a battle that could change their lives irrevocably.
As everyone takes sides, Jacqui confronts… Learn more.
Popular Fiction: The Shortlist
About the Contributor
Tanaya has been a lover of books for as long as she can remember. Now, her book collection is a little out of control, mostly consisting of YA fiction and pretty hardcovers. When she’s not reading, she spends a lot of her time taking photos of books for her bookstagram account, @prettypagesblog. She also has a love of Disneyland, bullet journaling and cats.
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