James Ross, events manager at Glebe favourite Gleebooks rates hot tip Vivian Pham’s The Coconut Children. Set in '90s Cabramatta, it sees dreamer Sonny Vuong struggle to readjust as her childhood best friend Vincent Tran resurfaces after two years banged up in juvie. "It's definitely the hot new Sydney-based novel at the moment, and rightfully so."
At the best of times, reading is one of the greatest ways to feed your head and heart. Now that we're all in lockdown, those transporting page-turners become one of our best lifelines to the world outside.
While we wait to unlock and explore the highlights of Sydney in person once more, we can still see her sights and hear her voices by diving headlong into a good book. To that end, we spoke to the teams at some of our favourite independent bookstores around the city and asked them to share their favourite Sydney-centric reads.
Does your favourite book make the list? If it's missing, let us know, and clue us up why you love it.
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