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About ‘The Lost Girls’ | About ‘At the Wolf’s Table’ | About ‘The Dreamers’ | Sample chapters | Limited edition boxed set giveaway 

All of us at Simon & Schuster adore The Lost Girls, At the Wolf’s Table and The Dreamers. They are all Books We Treasure. Each of them is thought provoking, highly original and incredibly moving. We know you, too, will find them very special. 

See below for your chance to win a limited edition boxed set. 

 

About the book About The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence

The Lost Girls is a wonderfully unsettling novel about anger, loss and hope. Tightly written and compulsive, its twists had me frantically turning the pages’—Emma Viskic, award-winning author of And Fire Came Down and Resurrection Bay

A haunting tale of love and loss that will make you think twice …

What would you do if you had the chance to change a pivotal moment from your past?

How far would you go to save someone you loved?

These are just two of the fateful choices a woman must face in this highly original and hauntingly evocative detective story of love and loss.

At the core of the enigmatic Stella’s story, past and present, is a mystery she is compelled to solve, a beautiful young woman who went missing twenty years ago—and a tragedy much closer to home she must try to prevent.

As Stella unravels the dark secrets of her family’s past and her own, it becomes clear that everyone remembers the past differently and the small choices we make every day can change our future irrevocably.

This utterly original, gripping and mind-bending tale will stay with you long after the last page.

The Lost Girls
Published 1 February 2019 
TPB  ISBN 9781925791372
AU $29.99 NZ $35.00

 

About the book About At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino

‘Hailed as the new The Reader… the wording is rich, precise. At every twist and turn, the masterfully developed narration avoids predictability and comforting outcomes, up to the surprise ending…’La Repubblica, Italy

Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer’s parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines. Alone, she has little choice but to leave war-torn Berlin behind and live with her in-laws in a village near the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf’s Lair, Hitler’s hidden headquarters.

Convinced that the enemy wants to poison him, Hitler conscripts ten women, including Rosa, to be his food tasters. Even though food is a luxury, eating the rich and decadent feasts Hitler will soon be served is an act of torture—after each meal, the women must wait an hour to see if they will die. Every minute seems like an eternity.

As the war outside goes from bad to worse, so do the lives of the ten women trapped in the tasting room, forced to eat what may kill them. Rosa’s friends are keeping explosive secrets, the vindictive SS officer put in charge of the tasters takes a special liking to her, and Rosa must figure out how she can stay alive as it becomes clear that she and her friends, her Hitler, everyone she knows, are on the wrong side of history.

At the Wolf’s Table
Published 1 February 2019 
TPB  ISBN 9781925791969
AU $29.99 NZ $35.00

 

About the book About The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The Dreamers is harrowing, riveting, profoundly moving, and beautifully written. In a word, this book is stunning.’—Emily St John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

One night, in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her bedroom, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up.

She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry the girl away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital.

Then a second girl falls asleep, and a third, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town.

Gorgeously written, The Dreamers is a breathtaking novel, startling and provocative, about the possibilities contained within a human life—in our waking days and, perhaps even more, in our dreams. 

The Dreamers
Published 1 February 2019 
TPB  ISBN 9781471173578
AU $29.99 NZ $35.00

 

Sample chapters

Download The Lost Girls sample chapter here

Download At the Wolf’s Table sample chapter here

Download The Dreamers sample chapter here

 

Limited edition boxed set giveaway

To mark these books as very, very special, we have produced a limited edition boxed set.

For your chance to receive one of five sets on offer, email pr@simonandschuster.com.au with ‘Books We Treasure giveaway’ in the subject line. The first five people to respond will win a set.

 

 

 

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