The Yield by Tara June Winch, Flash by Christopher Bonanos and more – Happy’s Weekend Reading

There’s no time like the sleepy weekend to indulge in some fine new literature. This week’s list features profound stories of dispossession, centuries of song, a flash photographer, the alienation of young men and long-distant crimes. Read on for the best of this weekend’s books.

No One, Why Young Men, Flash, The Yield and The Song Remains the Same are the new blockbusters that we’re getting into this weekend.

The Yield by Tara June Winch

August Gondiwindi is living abroad when she receives the news of her grandfather’s passing. Returning to find her ancestral lands under threat, she endeavours to prevent the dispossession, guided by the voices of the past. Via Penguin.

the yield tara june winch

Flash: the Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos

Arthur Fellig – aka “Weegee” – had a sixth sense for sniffing out crime scenes on the gritty blocks of New York City. Far from full story, this colourful character is now regarded as a true innovator of the photographic arts. More at Pan Macmillan.

Flash Christopher Bonanos

No One by John Hughes

A mysterious incident is the trigger for this contemporary indigenous story. A crime may have been committed, but where is the victim? For more details, visit University of Western Australia Publishing.

No One John Hughes

Why Young Men by Jamil Jivani

Recounting his experiences as an activist across continents, Jamil Jivani highlights the shared characteristics of gang members, ISIS recruits and neo-Nazis, asking the question: why are young men so often at the centre of violence? From Pantera Press.

Why Young Men Jamil Jivani

The Song Remains the Same by Andrew Ford and Anni Heino

What links the classical greats like Beethoven and Brahms, to modern icons like Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan? The form of the song. This book examines 75 historically and culturally diverse songs , laying bare their inner workings and connections to one another. Via Black Inc.

The Song Remains the Same Andrew Ford and Anni Heino