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Staff Book Club: Staff Book Club

Book Club Guidelines

Staff Book Club

We will read one book each term and meet towards the end of term to discuss it. Copies will be provided by The Resource Centre in print and also available on our kindles.

Sonia Orchard - Author

Sonia Orchard is the author of Something More Wonderful and The Virtuoso which won the Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction of 2009. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and lives in the Macedon Ranges (Victoria) with her husband and three children.

Term 1 Book

Into the fire                                 





Into the Fire - Sonia Orchard

A year after her best friend died in a house fire, Lara can’t come to terms with the loss. Logic says there was no more she could have done to save the mercurial and unhappy Alice, but Lara can’t escape the feeling that she is somehow to blame for the tragedy.

She spends a weekend at the rebuilt house with Alice’s charismatic widower, Crow, and his three young children. Rummaging through the remains of their shared past, Lara reveals a friendship with Alice that was as troubled as it was intense. But beneath the surface is a darker, more unsettling secret waiting to be exposed.

Through exquisite prose and searing insight, Into The Fire explores the many ways, small and large, we betray one another and our ideals. It’s a compelling story about power, guilt and womanhood from an outstanding voice in Australian fiction.  

Reading Suggestions

You may just have some time to read more than one book a term. Here are some great new releases to try.

Subject Guide

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Sharon Hayes
Marian College 196 Glengala Road Sunshine.


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