Good Reading : August 2016
GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING AUGUST 2016 22 If only they’d said no ... What if they hadn’t gone? That’s the question Clementine can’t stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn’t know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn’t do that beautiful winter’s day. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One yapping dog. It’s a normal weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong? Once again Liane Mor iarty uses her unique, razor-sharp observational skills to sift through the emerging fault lines of seemingly happy families. It was just an ordinary Sunday afternoon ... To enter, tell us how many dogs were at the barbeque. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to Truly Madly Guilty Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. Over a decade ago, award- winning journalist Lucy Palmer lost her beloved husband Julian, leaving her alone to raise their three young children on a farm south of Sydney. This beautifully written memoir tells the story of how Lucy and Julian fell in love with each other – and with Papua New Guinea – and it traces their family’s return to Australia to face the daunting challenges of Julian’s journey with cancer. Looking back with sadness and joy, Lucy’s honest and thoughtful account of finding hope and meaning where none seemed to exist will move and inspire all who read it. This memoir offers new and surprising ways to think about love and death, about the worst that can happen and what it can mean. To enter, tell us the name of the country that Lucy and Julian fell in love with. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to A Bird on My Shoulder Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. Win one of five copies A Bird on My Shoulder by Lucy Palmer valued at $29.99 each. Win one of five copies of Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, valued at $32.99 each. Win a novel about a backyard get-together that goes horribly wrong, or a memoir from a journalist with three children who loses her husband to cancer. Competitions Terms and conditions 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand from 1 to 31 August 2016. 2 . Employees and the immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3 . The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4. The first correct entries drawn on 1 September 2016 from each competition will win a copy of the book. 5. The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 6. The winners of the prizes will be published on the Good Reading Magazine website in September 2016. Visit our Facebook page for more great competitions!