An interview with Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay has written 21 novels since the Power of One was published in 1989, that’s a novel a year.

While he’s clearly a prolific writer, reading is an important part of his life too, despite a childhood of deprivation in South Africa where he was brought up in an Afrikaner orphanage, and banned from speaking English or reading English books.

For our Off the Shelf segment of favorite books, Bryce Courtenay tells us how books saved his life as a young boy.

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For your Book Club – Fishing for Stars

Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable – but very different – women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man.
The story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand.
It is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears and laughter, with a soupçon of hope thrown in.

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A compelling tale of love, ambition and the destructive power of obsession – The Story of Danny Dunn

danny_dunnThe Story of Danny Dunn
by Bryce Courtenay

Set against a backdrop of Australian pubs and politics, The Story of Danny Dunn is an Australian family saga spanning three generations. It is a compelling tale of love, ambition and the destructive power of obsession, at a time of great change in Australia’s history.

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