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Sue
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Congratulations to Heather Rose, winner of the 2017 #stellas !

MrsMalaprop Oh wow. Reading that for book club this month! 👏 6y
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The Hate Race | Maxine Beneba Clarke
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The #Stellas are happening! I'm following along on twitter. My money is on Maxine Beneba Clarke.

Michelle_mck Mine too, or Cory Taylor... 6y
Michelle_mck Wow did you see the result? I didn't see that coming 6y
Sue @michelle_mck Yeah - me either!! 6y
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Michelle_mck I got it out from the library last week so will give it a read this week and see what I think of it.. 6y
Sue @Michelle_mck I shall have to do the same! 6y
Gillyreads I really thought The Hate Race would win 6y
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The Story Bridge is a well known Brisbane suicide spot. After his exams, and only weeks prior to his 21st birthday, Elspeth Muir's brother left his shirt, shoes wallet and phone in a pile and jumped. His blood alcohol level was 5 times the legal driving limit. In this moving combination of memoir and journalism, Muir explores the Australian drinking culture. #underthebridge #lyricalapril #stellas

Cinfhen Sounds gripping! Just got major goosebumps (edited) 6y
Michelle_mck I want to get to this one.. 6y
Sue @Cinfhen It's a really important topic, the drinking culture is such an ingrained part of the culture it's not something that's even thought about as being an issue. Unless you're an Aboriginal of course, in which case your drinking is 'a problem', policed and legislated in some areas. @michelle_mck It's definitely worth picking up. I'm insisting that my 14 year old daughter read it. 6y
Joanne1 Saw this on the Stella longlist (did it make the short list?) and thought "I must read that". 6y
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Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir | Catherine de Saint Phalle
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This memoir is beautifully written. I'm so glad I got to meet Poum and Alexandre and dip into their rich, literary and eccentric world. #stellas

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An Isolated Incident | Emily Maguire
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Another shortlisted book from the #stellas Have been meaning to read this for 6 moths so glad I'm picking it up at last

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Dying: A Memoir | Cory Taylor
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It's difficult to know how to review this one.It is a short memoir written at the end of Cory Taylor's life as she is dying from Melanoma. It's a reflection on her life but most particularly her parents. I think I was hoping for more on her immediate family, husband and sons or a reflection on her work but much is on her parents. Her observations on her imminent death are profound and it makes me cherish and appreciate moments of life. #stellas

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