Honeybee by Craig Silvey
The new book by the author of the massively popular book Jasper Jones. This is about a teenager and an old man who meet on a bridge one night, both with the intention of throwing themselves off – but become each other’s saviour and enter each other’s lives and worlds. It’s deeply affecting; sad, poignant, funny and warm – I loved it. It’s a very special book.
The Gift by Edith Eger
By the author of The Choice. She was a Holocaust survivor who found her way to the US after the war and went on to have a long career in psychiatry. Specialising in helping people deal with trauma – she strongly maintains that we all have a choice to make about our lives and how we choose to lead them. This new one, The Gift expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviours that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past. It’s subtitled 12 Lessons to Save Your Life.