UPLIT Reading Recommendations: 31 March 2017

by Staff

Cyclones? Floods? High force winds? While Queenslanders are staying safe indoors this week, here are some of our Reading Recommendations to make the most out of this wet weather.


The Sellout by Paul Beatty     

Biting, timely and hilarious, Paul Beatty’s critically acclaimed and Man Booker Award-winning novel is an entertaining and powerful tale, following a narrator initiating the most unconceivable action in his Californian hometown: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school.       

Listen to an interview on RN Books & Arts

Read and watch excerpts of Paul’s Man Booker Prize acceptance speech


A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay    

The intertwined lives of two women from different generations tell a rich and intimate story of how we feel what it is to be human, and how place can transform who we are.       

Listen to an interview on RN Books & Arts


Mirror, Shoulder Signal by Dorthe Nors     

Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Nors’ novel, set in Copenhagen, is a search for meaning in the complex and sometimes alienating urban landscape, and the emotional challenge of finding your way home.      

Listen to an interview on The Guardian Books Podcast


Pachinko by Min Jin Lee     

A sweeping multigenerational saga of an exceptional family in exile from their homeland, Lee explores the immigrant experience in her unforgettable new novel.      

Listen to an interview on RN BooksPlus

Read More at harpercollins.com.au 


Storyland by Catherine McKinnon     

Moving across Australia from 1796 to 2033, Storyland is an ambitious tale about the Australian people’s relationship with the land, from the devastating beginnings of colonisation to the potential effects of climate change.     

Listen to an interview on RN Books & Arts


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart     

We Were Liars, a hauntingly beautiful YA thriller, follows Cady Sinclair, the eldest grandchild of the elite and renowned Sinclairs, as she wrestles with her fractured memory and challenges the mythologies that families create for themselves.     

Read a review in The New York Times

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Posted 30th March 2017