Best of 2019 – Fresh Talent
Check out our favourite Fresh Talent titles of 2019!
All Lina wanted was to be desired. All Maggie wanted was to be understood. All Sloane wanted was to be admired. Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Nuri and Afra live a simple life in Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to embark on a perilous journey towards an uncertain future in Britain.
One morning, Lexie Parker dashes to the shop, leaving Bella in the safe care of the other mums in the playgroup. Six minutes later, Bella is gone. Is Bella’s disappearance connected to the angry protests at Parliament House? What secrets are the parents hiding? And why does a local teacher keep a photo of Bella in his lounge room?
At The Wolf’s Table
With her husband at war, Rosa leaves Berlin to live with her in-laws in a village near the Wolfschanze, Hitler’s hidden headquarters.
Convinced that the enemy wants to poison him, Hitler conscripts ten women, including Rosa, to be his food tasters. While no one is allowed to meet Hitler, the Führer is a constant presence. As the war worsens, so do the lives of the women in the tasting room.
The Woman from Saint Germain
She is a celebrated writer stranded in Paris after her French lover is killed fighting the German invasion. He is an enigmatic foreigner with a dangerous secret, fleeing Nazi-controlled Austria. Two strangers from vastly different worlds, the unlikely pair are forced to become allies to survive.