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  • 13-Jul-2017 12:59 PM

    Global Book Launch Event at Nest

    Global Book Launch Event at Nest

    Book Launch Event with Internationally acclaimed, award winning author Sulari Gentill in Tumbarumba, ahead of capital city launches

    Crossing the Lines between truth and fiction, Sulari Gentill’s new commercial literary fiction explores what happens when the imagined becomes better than reality.    This elegant and captivating postmodern tale demonstrates a stunning departure from Gentill’s best-known Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.

    Nest will be hosting the first launch event of Crossing the Lines with Sulari, ahead of the 1 August international release date.  

    You are invited to be part of this exciting event at Nest Cinema Cafe Books on Saturday 29 July at 3pm

    Cost $10 includes welcome drink and grazing platters to enjoy as you hear from Sulari about her new literary feat with a Q&A and of course the opportunity to buy signed copies, before the rest of the world!

    Tickets purchased by 21 July go into draw to win a signed copy of Crossing the Lines.

    Call Nest on 69482950 for bookings.

    “A tour de force! Crossing the Lines is a brilliant blend of mystery, gut-wrenching psychological suspense
    and literary storytelling. The novel stands as a shining (and refreshing) example of meta fiction at its best – witty and wry, stylish and a joy to read.
    ” – Jeffery Deaver No 1, International Bestselling Author


    Madeleine d’Leon is fixated on the story of Edward ‘Ned’ McGinnity, the hero in her latest crime novel. But Ned too is a writer, and the character he can’t get out of his head is none other than Madeleine herself.

    In this deeply intimate portrayal of two minds wrestling and embracing, it becomes increasingly difficult to define where imagination ends and reality begins.

    “As one for whom certain story lines and characters have become as real as life itself, Crossing the Lines was a pure delight, a swift yet psychologically complex read, cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed.”
    Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author

    “Sulari’s wonderful way with words will continue to surprise and delight,” says Pantera Press CEO and
    co-founder, Alison Green. “Stepping away from her Rowland Sinclair series and the 1930s, Sulari transports us to the present day in her stand-alone commercial literary feat, Crossing the Lines. This novel will leave you spinning, as the lines blur between reality and fiction with an unforeseeable shock ending.”

    This elegant exploration of the creative process is “very different to Sulari’s previous works, but it is still
    abundant with the Sulari-isms we all know and love,” notes Green.


    Crossing the Lines sees Sulari flex all of her literary muscles to seamlessly weave together stories of murder, love and obsession in a way that not only asks ‘who done it?’, but also what is real and who is imagined.

    SULARI GENTILL: AUTHOR BIO
    Award-wining author Sulari Gentill set out to study
    astrophysics, graduated in law, and then abandoned
    her legal career to write books instead of contracts.
    Born in Sri Lanka, Sulari learned to speak English in
    Zambia, grew up in Brisbane and now lives in the
    foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW where, with
    her historian husband, she grows French black truffles,
    cares for a variety of animals and raises two wild
    colonial boys. Sulari also paints, but only well enough
    to know she should write, preferably in her pyjamas.
    Sulari is the author of the award-winning and
    best-selling Rowland Sinclair Mysteries as well as the
    Greek mythology adventure series, The Hero Trilogy.
    “Sulari Gentill is an unusually vivid and witty writer.”
    - The Age

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  • 30-Mar-2017 03:24 PM

    New Paula Hawkins Novel at Nest

    New Paula Hawkins Novel at Nest

    The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. 

    You can Pre-order now to get your copy on its international release date 2 May, right here at Nest

    Price: $33

    A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

    Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.


    With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.



    Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath. 

  • 02-Sep-2016 10:29 AM

    In Sickness In Health... And In Jail - Meet the Author at Nest

    In Sickness In Health... And In Jail - Meet the Author at Nest

    What happened when my husband unexpectedly went to prison for two years.   Read the book and meet the author Mel Jacob at Nest Saturday 8 October.


    'So why did you marry Dad?’ my daughter asked. 'Well, over time I got to know him and he made me laugh, and . . . and I knew deep down that, that . . . even though we were really different . . . he was a good person.' Without skipping a beat, she said, 'He’s not that good, he’s in jail!'

    After fourteen years of marriage, Mel Jacob's life looked as perfect as the roses perched above her white picket fence. The nice house in the suburbs, two great kids, a good husband. Until . . .Her life took an unexpected detour when her seemingly saintly husband was jailed for two years. In Sickness, in Health . . . and in Jail  follows Mel's funny, moving and insightful journey as she navigates single parenthood, prison visitations and nosy neighbours.

    Mel's revealing account is the story of the family left behind. It chronicles the grief, the stigma and the conversational minefields of her husband's whereabouts, as well as the logistical problems of making a baby sibling for her two children, and why it's not appropriate to tell people that Daddy's in jail.

    In Sickness, in Health . . . and in Jail is a funny and touching account of grief and love and forgiveness.

    Tumbarumba is part of this true story. We got to know Mel and her children a little as they visited Nest over the period her husband served time at Mannus Correctional Centre and we are delighted to see their family reunited and welcome her back for this exciting event.  

    Mel will be doing a reading, be available for questions and signing books at 3pm Saturday 8 October at Nest.  All are welcome.

    In Sickness, In Health... and in Jail is now available at Nest for $30 a copy.

    About the author
    Mel Jacob is an experienced journalist and scriptwriter. Her journalism has been published in The Good Weekend, Sunday Life, The Brisbane Times, The Adelaide Advertiser, Radio National, Kidspot, MCA and The Australian Museum. She was a finalist for Best Comedy Riverina Short Film Festival 2004, Ford Mummy Blogger 2009 and 2010, winner of the first ever blogging competition at MotherInc 2009. In 2011 her manuscript Mother of the Year was short-listed for the Harper Collins Manuscript Development Award.


    Published: 24 August 2016 Imprint:  Allen & Unwin Category: Memoir

  • 24-Jun-2016 01:19 AM

    Pretty & Purposeful

    Pretty & Purposeful

    Pretty and purposeful. That's the brief when gathering gifts to sell in our Nest.

    Nest was born out of a collection of things we love.  

    We love to be surrounded by beautiful things, especially those that have purpose and function in our home and garden.

    We're continually seeking out treasures to add to our collection.  Treasures we hope you will find as a purposeful addition to your home or to bestowe on someone else. 

    One of our favourites is the sleek enamel kitchen ware that would be at home in a country cottage or look great in a city apartment.  Most popular recently are the fresh scented Aromatherapy Co range of lotions, cleansers and cream.  Their range includes diffusers, candles, room sprays, soaps and scrubs for kitchen, garden and home.   

    It's best to make time to browse yourself as I can't take great pictures yet to show you and,there is so much - baskets, brass picture frames, kitchen seasoned salts, artworks, ceramics, slate tags, slate platters, linen Nest teatowels, produce, wood handled secateurs, stainless steel kitchen scissors, fancy gift wrap, cookbooks, novels, poetry, wall decals and even wallpaper you can order.  That's just what comes to mind at 1am in the morning - pop in and we'll be happy to show you the full range.



  • 18-Jun-2015 04:37 PM

    New Novel by Harper Lee

    New Novel by Harper Lee

    Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill A Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. 
    To Kill A Mockingbird was a bestselling Pulitzer prize winning novel that many of us read and remembered.  
    Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
    This new novel in beautiful hardback edition has been ordered and will be hitting the Nest Shelves for you to take home very soon.