Gulpilil, Act of Grace and more – Happy’s Weekend Reading

Get set for a great weekend of new release books. On the list is the beautifully rendered story David Gulpilil, an electrifying new adventure from Anna Krien and Matt Okine’s heartfelt coming-of-age novel.

Philip Pullman’s heart-stopping Book of Dust series continues, as well as the hotly anticipated debut from Ta-Nehisi Coates. Here’s the list for this weekend. David Gulpilil

Gulpilil, Act of Grace, Being Black’n Chicken, & Chips, The Book of Dust and The Water Dancer are on the reading list for this weekend.

Gulpilil by Derek Rielly

David Gulpilil, a Yolngu man, has been a significant presence on our screens for almost 50 years. His story highlights the dichotomy of his acting career and his connection to country. Interviews from distinguished contemporaries shed light on the enigma that is Gulpilil. More at Pan Macmillan.Gulpilil

Act of Grace by Anna Krien

The parallel narratives of three characters intertwine in this work of fiction by Krien, the award-winning author of Night Games and Into the Woods. Act of Grace deals with the traumas that are passed from one generation to the next and the power we have to transform our destinies. Via Black Inc. The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A story of freedom and intrigue, the profound debut from Coates follows the story of Hiram Walker – whose father is a white plantation and mother is a black slave. Born with a supernatural ability, Walker uses his power, while risking everything to free the enslaved. More details at PenguinThe Water Dancer

Being Black’n Chicken, & Chips by Matt Okine

With heartbreak and laughs in equal measure, Okine’s novel traces the story of Mike, a teenager who is struggling with all the typical adolescent challenges, as well as his mother’s cancer diagnosis. For more, visit HachetteBeing Black'n Chicken, & Chips

The Book of Dust Volume Two: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

Following up from the first volume of The Book of Dust series – La Belle Sauvage – Pullman expands on this English fantasy by taking the protagonist, Lyra Silvertongue, on an epic adventure across Europe and into Asia. Equally enthralling for young and old readers. Via PenguinThe Book of Dust