Win The River and the Book, by Alison Croggon!

Combining magical realism and fable, this lyrical tale is the story of a landscape and community destroyed by Western greediness.

In our village we had two treasures: the River, which was our road and our god; and the Book, which was our history, our oracle and our soul. Simbala is a Keeper of the Book, the latest in a long line of women who can read the Book to find answers to the villagers’ questions. As developers begin to poison the river on which the villagers rely, the Book predicts change. But this does not come in the form that they expect; it is the sympathetic Westerner who comes to the village who inflicts the greatest damage of all.

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32 comments… add one
  • Robin February 29, 2016, 11:13 am

    It sounds like a great read

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  • Nalda Williams February 29, 2016, 12:12 pm

    An interesting read

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  • Garth Johnstone February 29, 2016, 12:35 pm

    Looks good!

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  • Trev February 29, 2016, 2:41 pm

    Looks good

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  • Judy Thomas March 1, 2016, 9:26 am

    Sounds awesome!

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  • Sue Wilkinson March 1, 2016, 11:59 am

    Sounds intriguing

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  • HelenJ March 1, 2016, 12:16 pm

    Sounds like a great read to get me thinking more about the environmental impact on indigenous people.

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  • Andrew March 1, 2016, 12:57 pm

    Sounds great, love to read.

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  • Kristy Yarrow March 1, 2016, 10:54 pm

    Looks like a goodie!

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  • Christine March 2, 2016, 9:07 am

    Yes please.

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  • em farrant March 2, 2016, 11:21 am

    I would love to read this!

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  • Annamarie Dobson March 2, 2016, 12:48 pm

    This will be a great read xx

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  • Daniel S March 2, 2016, 4:00 pm

    Looks like an interesting read

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  • Lesley McIntosh March 2, 2016, 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win this interesting book.

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  • Jean B March 3, 2016, 8:37 pm

    sounds like an interesting book

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  • Vicki Olsen March 4, 2016, 5:34 pm

    Sounds like a great story.

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  • Monique Taylor March 4, 2016, 8:34 pm

    THIS LOOKS GREAT!! would love to win!!

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  • Stace Burnell March 7, 2016, 10:38 am

    I’ve been in love with magic realism ever since 100 Years of Solitude & The Alchemist – this would be a fantastic read!

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  • Rob March 7, 2016, 2:21 pm

    awesome

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  • JILLAUT March 8, 2016, 7:47 am

    Loving a good read!

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  • shirley MacDonald March 8, 2016, 3:45 pm

    sounds an interesting book to read

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  • Jennifer J March 9, 2016, 9:59 pm

    Sounds interesting.

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  • Deborah Wood March 10, 2016, 1:21 pm

    Sounds an intriguing read, with a powerful message that my children and I would equally enjoy !

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  • Jane Pritchard March 10, 2016, 1:48 pm

    Looks really fascinating, would love to read!

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  • Bluelady March 10, 2016, 1:56 pm

    I love reading how the collision of cultural values can destroy lives

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  • John P March 10, 2016, 3:25 pm

    Sounds a timely read in this day and age!

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  • Lyn Jarman March 10, 2016, 5:08 pm

    Love to read this

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  • Lesley B March 10, 2016, 7:27 pm

    A novel with a good moral running through it sounds a great read .

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  • Gysmo March 12, 2016, 9:36 pm

    Looks great

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  • Sarah Blair March 12, 2016, 9:53 pm

    Sounds good

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  • Lesley March 13, 2016, 5:50 pm

    Count me in!

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  • ange March 14, 2016, 2:22 pm

    yes please

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