Unwinding from the grind is all part having a great weekend. And though it’s not exactly a novel idea to pick up a piece of prose, any excuse will do. Making its way into the list are short stories of interweaving relationships, life post marriage, dealing with addiction and curbing waste. Here’s our selection for this weekend.
Fabulous Lives, Fleishman is in Trouble and No Waste Kitchen – let’s get familiar with the top five books for the weekend.
A Novel Idea by Fiona McGregor
The writing life is one of solitude. Fiona McGregor’s latest is a photographic essay that chronicles the creation of her award-winning Indelible Ink. Years of toil and the emotional trials of the vocation are laid bare. Via Giramondo.
Never Enough by Judith Grisel
Unless we’ve experienced addiction first hand, the impulses, desires and torturous self-examination are almost impossible to understand. Grisel – a behavioural neuroscientist – is also a recovering addict. She reveals a unique perspective on drug abuse and its effect on the brain. More at Scribe.
Fabulous Lives by Bindy Pritchard
Perth-based Bindy Pritchard has penned an engrossing collection of short stories, which explores the intersection between critical life events and the strengths and weaknesses in each individual. For more details, head over to Margaret River Press.
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Modern relationships are examined through a satirical lens in the story of Toby Fleishman – who enjoys a new found freedom as a single man, only to be side-swiped by the disappearance of his ex-wife. Visit Headline for more information.
No Waste Kitchen by Giovanna Torrico and Amelia Wasiliev
A book full of essential tips for our times, No Waste Kitchen provides a roadmap to sustainable food preparation, shedding light on techniques to avoid mindlessly wasting one of our most precious resources. Visit Hachette for details.