Book Spotlight: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Léa, assistant manager at Harry Hartog Macquarie, reviews "Pachinko," by Min Jin Lee. Through the story of four generations of characters, Min Jin Lee explores timeless and universal subjects like belonging and identity. Her central topic, though, is the lives of Koreans i...

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Book Spotlight: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Alannah Daly, bookseller at Harry Hartog Macquarie, reviews Ursula K. Le Guin's classic, "The Left Hand of Darkness."  "The Left Hand of Darkness" is a classic of science fiction, bringing the reader into Ursula K. Le Guin’s famous ‘thought experime...

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Book Spotlight: White Houses by Amy Bloom

Georgina Glover, manager of Harry Hartog Macquarie, reviews Amy Bloom's stunning new novel, "White Houses."  "White Houses" starts in 1945 and looks back on the love affair that took place between Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of former US President Fra...

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Booklore: The Secret History, Why We Sleep...

Dear readers, Welcome to Booklore, our weekly collection of books worth reading; films and television shows worth watching; art worth feasting your eyes on; and podcasts and albums worth your ear time. Pip, bookseller at Harry Hartog Miranda, is reading “The Themis Flies Series&r...

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Book Spotlight: Blood Secret by Jaye Ford

While heading to a friend’s 50th Birthday party, Rennie Carter and her partner Max Tully find themselves involved in a road rage incident that escalates to threats of violence from the other driver. Once they arrive at the party, the tension dissipates, and they enjoy the evening minglin...

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Ask Harry in June: Books To Give You Courage

This is the June edition of Ask Harry, our monthly compilation of life affirming and mind-expanding books, podcasts and articles. Subscribe here.  Dear reader,  What, exactly, is courage? To some, the word might evoke an image of the fearless warrior valiantly facing ex...

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Booklore: The Romanovs, Conversations With Friends...

Dear readers, Welcome to Booklore, our weekly collection of books worth reading; films and television shows worth watching; art worth feasting your eyes on; and podcasts and albums worth your ear time. Natalie, bookseller at Harry Hartog Kotara, is reading "Hey Warrior" by Ka...

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Dear reader, “A book,” Carl Sagan once said, “is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” That proof – the magic of another world in the palm of your hands – is not only what allows us, as readers, to inhabit the lives and worlds of others, b...

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Researcher and storyteller Brene Brown is a self development guru and an expert on the link between emotion, thought and behaviour. Ultimately, her message is about learning to live a wholehearted life by being vulnerable, daring greatly and making connections. Her strategies have hel...

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What You Should Be Reading + Sydney Writers’ Festival Highlights

The powers that be graced us with another fabulous Sydney Writers’ Festival a couple of weeks ago, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Below is a short summary of the festival highlights from this bookseller’s perspective, with a corresponding list of books that you must...

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Book Spotlight: The Raptors of Paradise

    Speculative evolution is the process of trying to deduce paths of evolution of species and ecosystems that have not occurred. It’s not a concept that a lot of people have heard about, but Raptors of Paradise shows just how intriguing the concept can be. Set...

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Book Spotlight: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Ashton, bookseller at Harry Hartog Miranda, writes about his most recent read, Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell."  “Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange.   Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the ...

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Book Spotlight: Children of Blood and Bone

Pip, bookseller at Harry Hartog Miranda, shares her thoughts on "Children of Blood and Bone," by Tomi Adeyemi.   The first book in a new fantasy series and debut from Adeyemi, "Children of Blood and Bone," is a unique story that follows complex characters as th...

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Author Interview: Shivaun Plozza

Harry Hartog Woden recently started their first ever book club. Bookseller Claire Leyton was lucky enough to interview the author of Tin Heart, Shivaun Plozza, Woden's first ever book club novel. Shivaun Plozza is an Australian author who writes Children’s and YA novels. Her...

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Time for Classics at Harry Hartog Macquarie

In May, Harry Hartog Macquarie's focus is on Classic Literature. Classics are an inescapable stopover for any book lover. These amazing titles resist time and mark each generation of reader thanks to their universal themes and superb writing.  ...

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Books I Can’t Stop Thinking About

Kyra Maya Phillips, marketing manager for Harry Hartog, shares a list of books she can’t stop obsessing about. Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas “Promise in deepest snow from Siss to Unn: I promise to think about no one but you.” This book was recommended...

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