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Escape reads for a cosy autumn

Rebecca Worth, Paperchain Bookstore

Sometimes we all need a little escape.

As it well and truly sinks in that we’re heading towards colder months, we look forward to snuggling into the couch on a cool day with a blanket, tea and a good book to escape with.

Here are five great choices, handpicked by the experts at Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka.

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY

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Michael Chabon

Following a daring escape in a magician’s trunk from Prague to New York City, Josef Kavalier teams up with cousin Sam Clay to create new comic hero, The Escapist. As Josef attempts to rescue his family from Nazi-occupied Prague, the escalating exploits of The Escapist begin to mirror Josef’s desperation. Will he be able to pull off this most difficult escape?

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

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E.M. Forster

For young Lucy Honeychurch, a tour of Italy offers an all-too-brief respite from the restrictive rules of turn of the century English society. Upon her return, she finds herself torn between suitors from both worlds, one with conservative English manners and the other an embodiment of her time in Italy. This truly escapist love story will take you to Italy and back again.

BROOKLYN

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Colm Tobin

A young Irish girl reluctantly heads to New York City to escape economic stagnation in Ireland and create a new life.

After struggling with homesickness, she establishes herself in Brooklyn and begins to thrive. When she is suddenly called back to Ireland, she must choose whether to stay home or return to New York.

I‘M SUPPOSED TO PROTECT YOU FROM ALL THIS

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Nadja Spiegelman

We are all shaped in countless ways by our parents. In Nadja Spiegelman’s new memoir,
the artist recounts her difficult relationship with her mother. She reflects on her attempts to escape from her mother’s influence and define herself, while still finding herself inexorably pulled into the patterns of the past and her upbringing.

DARK MATTER

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Blake Crouch

Jason Dessen is happy in his life; he loves his family and his routine job. But when he is given the chance to escape his past and become the celebrated physics genius he always hoped to be, what will he choose?

Venture through the multiverse as this intelligent thriller leads you to question everything, from your perception of reality to your own deepest motives.

All titles available for purchase in store | paperchainbookstore.com.au

This article originally appeared as part of our Wanderlust article in Magazine: Escape for Summer 2016/17. Find out more about Magazine here

Magazine Edition 7: Escape

Rebecca Worth, Paperchain Bookstore

Paperchain Bookstore Manuka has always been known for its customer service, attentive and knowledgeable staff and thoughtful selection of books. Their staff have expertise in areas as diverse as art and design, contemporary fiction, history, biography, philosophy, current affairs, travel, children's literature, cooking and gardening. They love discussing books, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Paperchain is open seven days until late 9-8pm, and until 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays. More about the Author

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