READING a good book can bring comfort to us all – something Liz Byrski explores in her new book, A Month of Sundays.
For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face. Until now.
Determined to enjoy her imminent retirement, Adele invites her fellow bibliophiles to help her house-sit in the Blue Mountains. It's a tantalising opportunity to spend a month walking in the fresh air, napping by the fire and, of course, reading and talking about books.
But these aren't just any books: each member has been asked to choose a book which will teach the others more about her. And with each woman facing a crossroads in her life, it turns out there's a lot for them to learn, not just about their fellow book-clubbers, but also about themselves.
- A Month of Sundays, by Liz Byrski, Pan Macmillian, RRP. $32.99.