Good Reading : May 2017
GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING MAY 2017 62 Mattie Cameron thinks she’s got it all figured out: an impressive career in London, a gorgeous boyfriend and brilliant friends. But after a freak skiing accident leaves her with serious injur ies, a broken heart and a job she can no longer do, moving back to Australia to recuperate at her brother Mark’s winery in the Shingle Valley seems like the only option. Meanwhile, Mark is preoccupied with a threat to the future of the valley, and his partner, Rose, is juggling the demands of her burgeoning restaurant and being a stepmother, while longing for a child of her own. As Mattie’s injuries heal, she begins to wonder where her future might lie, especially when she struggles with her growing feelings for winemaker Charlie Drummond – who happens to be engaged to someone. Featuring the cherished cast of characters from Rose’s Vintage, this new tale of life and love in the spectacular Shingle Valley will char m and delight. To enter, tell us the name of the winemaker who Mattie is smitten by. Win one of five copies of Angel’s Share by Kayte Nunn, valued at $29.99 each. Win a book this month about the amazing life of trees or a book that will have you swooning. Competitions 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand from 1 to 31 May 2017. 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 June 2017 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 notified by email in June 2017. Visit our Facebook page for more great competitions! Write the name of the book you would like to win and your answer on the back of an envelope and send to Good Reading Book Competition, Good Reading, 1/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter online. Please note that our address has changed slightly! Win one of five copies of The Songs of Trees: Stories from nature’s great connectors by David George Haskell, valued at $32.99 each. Biologist David Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring their connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals and other plants. An Amazonian ceibo tree reveals the r ich ecological tur moil of the tropical forest. Thousands of miles away, the roots of a balsam fir in Canada survive in poor soil only with the help of fungal partners – in links that are nearly two billion years old. By unearthing charcoal left by Ice Age humans and petrified redwoods in the Rocky Mountains, Haskell shows how the Earth’s climate has emerged from exchanges among trees, soil communities and the atmosphere. Now humans have transformed these networks, powering our societies with wood, tending some forests, but destroying others. Haskell shows that this networked view of life enriches our understanding of biology, human nature and ethics. To enter, tell us the name of the type of Canadian fir that survives in poor soil.