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Happy’s Best New Books (4th April – 10th April)

Updated weekly by the fine folk at Happy Mag, these are the best new books that this week has to offer from Australia and around the world!

John Darnielle – Devil House

From the New York Times bestselling author and Mountain Goats singer-songwriter John Darnielle comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling. It follows the tale of Gage Chandler a true-crime writer with a patchy track record of success. When he’s offered a chance to move into a house where a pair of murders took place, it could be his big break.

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devil house
JOHN DARNIELLE
DEVIL HOUSE

 

Ryan McNaughtThe Bricktionary 

The Bricktionary is a comprehensive dictionary of creative builds and insider tips, from the star judge of the smash-hit TV show LEGO Masters Australia. This book is for anyone who wants to take their creations to the next level with expert guidance. So, whether you’re an AFoL (adult fan of LEGO) or a KFoL (kid fan of LEGO), The Bricktionary is the ultimate companion when you’re absorbed in the build.

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bricktionary
RYAN McNAUGHT
BRICKTIONARY

 

Ruth Wilson – The Jane Austen Remedy

Rarely do memoirs celebrate the process of ageing and the regaining of a zest for life when you least expect it. This is the enticing premise of The Jane Austen Remedy. It traces the tale of Ruth Wilson, her lifelong love affair with the books of Jane Austen, and how these works of literature have spurred her on to great achievements in her late eighties. A prescient reminder of the power of reading to positively shape a life.

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JANE AUSTEN REMEDY
RUTH WILSON
THE JANE AUSTEN REMEDY

 

Jennifer Egan – The Candy House

One of the most anticipated books of the year, following up Pulitzer prize-winning Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan’s The Candy House is a thrilling, speculative exploration of the near future. It takes a kaleidoscopic approach to form, encompassing multiple perspectives and humanity’s intersection with technological communication. An intensely cerebral and inspiring collection of narratives about the essence of connection. 

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the candy house
JENNIFER EGAN
THE CANDY HOUSE

Tara M. Stringfellow – Memphis

An evocative and mesmerising ode to Memphis told through the tale of three generations of a Southern Black family who have made a life in this famous city. The women of the North family know about Hazel’s strength, Miriam’s resilience, and August’s determination. But now it’s Joan’s turn, and things are going to be different. Stringfellow celebrates the resilience of female relationships, and of what is passed down from mother to daughter.

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MEMPHIS
TARA M. STRINGFELLOW
MEMPHIS

Tieghan Gerard – Half Baked Harvest Every Day 

Best-selling author of Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard brings us more than 120 wholesome and delicious feel-good recipes. In this collection, there are plenty of plant-based favourites, like Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder and Spinach and Pesto–Stuffed Butternut Squash and a take on the classics, Pizza Pasta with Pepperoni Bread Crumbs, and Crispy Carnitas Taquitos. And to keep a smile on everyone’s face, you’ll find luscious desserts, like Chocolate Olive Oil Cake and a Lemon Tart with Vanilla.  This is nutritious food at its best.

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TIEGHAN GERARD
HALF BAKED HARVEST EVERYDAY