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The Independent Reader Program at Mary Ryan’s Noosa
At Mary Ryan’s Noosa we like to offer our program members some great bargains. Here's how it works:
- Pay a $25 joining fee (this is for 2 years of membership)
- Immediately receive 10% off all full priced purchases
- After you have spent $250, receive 25% off all full priced purchases for 2 years (you do need to keep being a member of the program though...)
Remember, if you're not local, we provide free shipping Australia-wide on purchases over $50.
And if you can't find the book you're after, just ask us — we'll find it for you!
Mary Ryan's is not just about books! We specialise in unique cards for all occasions and also stock a small but eclectic range of music.
Staff Book Suggestions
'Mr Wigg' by Inga Simpson
From time to time a new work really excites but only rarely does it wrap itself around both your mind and your emotions.
Mr Wigg does both for this reader.
A celebration of the small things that make up a life, a family History, the tenacious, determined and seemingly ordinary Mr Wigg shows us why everyday, whatever it brings, is for living and trying to do what is right – whilst keeping a knowledgeable ear on the cricket score.
Mr Wigg and his orchard are quite exceptional characters, evoked with a distinctive and engaging new voice.
Everyone should get to know Mr Wigg and his family.
'And the Mountains Echoed ' by Khaled Hosseini
Hosseini’s third novel after his blockbuster The Kite Runner and The Thousand Splendid Suns has been worth the wait.
While Afghanistan still features, the canvas is broader – the States, Paris, Tinos in Greece – and the theme is that of redemptive love.
An impoverished father allows his 3 year-old daughter, Pari, to be adopted by a rich family in Kabul (where her step-uncle Nabi is the chauffeur)¬ - her older brother Abdullah who has cared for her from birth is devastated.
The novel then follows different strands of the families: Pari as she grows up in Kabul and then Paris; her step-uncle Nabi who eventually inherits the house in Kabul and in turn leaves it to Pari; the long-term tenant of the house Markos, a Greek doctor; and Abdullah’s family in the States.
Although the stories seem to have only a slight connection and the narrative does go back and forth between the different groups, Hosseini ties the circle in the end and brings the strands together beautifully. This is a moving story, more low-key, less action-packed than his earlier two novels but very satisfying in the emotions portrayed and the language.
Location - Noosa
Wellington — "Colours of Noosa". Available from Mary Ryan's Noosa.
- Bay Village Hastings Street.
- Next to the Sheraton.
- Across the road from Main Beach.
- 12 minute ferry ride from Tewantin.
- 20 minutes from Maroochydore Airport and 40 minutes form Maroochydore.
1.2 hours from Brisbane.
|Mary Ryan's - Noosa|
18 Hastings St, Noosa Heads