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IN THE MOOD

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty
weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t
seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

LAURA BLOOM

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IN THE MOOD

LAURA BLOOM

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.


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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Robert was surprised when he saw the atom blast on film, the mushroom cloud billowing up to the sky, so peaceful and final-looking. So natural-seeming that this was what would end it. …

…Home was her, Catherine, in her blue cotton dress, dancing to the radio in the living room, the furniture pushed back against the walls to give her space. Him sitting on one of the chairs against the wall, entranced, not just by the glimpses of thigh and garter belt, her skirt in a perpetual flying ruffle, but her energy, her hips and hands and every part of her so alive.


It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

Robert is haunted by the horrors of what he has seen and done, fighting in the humid jungles of New Guinea, and Catherine is carrying the guilt of her affair with a charismatic US Marine – and other secrets too painful to confront. Her heart divided between two men, she finds herself longing for all she has lost. With so much that’s changed between them, can Catherine and Robert find their way back to each other again?

Through intimately exploring the experience of one couple, and one war, Laura Bloom powerfully humanises the damage wrought by all wars to people everywhere.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Crisply written and dramatic, IN THE MOOD is compelling fiction.

- The Age

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Few books about war have been told from this perspective, which makes Bloom’s book both a revelation and essential reading. IN THE MOOD is a tour de force of insightful and concentrated emotional writing.

- The Spectator

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

In the Mood will enrapture and engross you in a way that only a great book can. Its destiny is to become a modern classic.

- Maurizio Viani, www.The Pocket Road.com

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Looking for a book for your reading group to discuss? IN THE MOOD is a compelling novel that, although set in the 1940s, explores many issues relevant to women today.

- GOOD READING magazine

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

I can’t remember reading a novel that has moved me as deeply as “In the Mood” and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

- Lisa Brockwell

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Crisply written and dramatic, IN THE MOOD is compelling fiction.

- The Age

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Few books about war have been told from this perspective, which makes Bloom’s book both a revelation and essential reading. IN THE MOOD is a tour de force of insightful and concentrated emotional writing.

- The Spectator

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Looking for a book for your reading group to discuss? IN THE MOOD is a compelling novel that, although set in the 1940s, explores many issues relevant to women today.

- GOOD READING magazine

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

In the Mood will enrapture and engross you in a way that only a great book can. Its destiny is to become a modern classic.

- Maurizio Viani, www.The Pocket Road.com

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

I can’t remember reading a novel that has moved me as deeply as “In the Mood” and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

- Lisa Brockwell

LAURA'S BOOKS

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.
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THE CLEANSKIN

LAURA BLOOM

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’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.
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IN THE MOOD

LAURA BLOOM

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LAURA’S BOOKS

THE CLEANSKIN
LAURA BLOOM

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

IN THE MOOD
LAURA BLOOM

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.


ABOUT LAURA

It’s the people traditionally left out of the frame who interest Laura the most, as well as what happens after what would be the climax in many stories. A couple reuniting after the war, in IN THE MOOD; a woman who has changed her name and started a new life, only to find her old life catching up with her, in THE CLEANSKIN; what happens when you break up with the perfect person, in CHOOSING ZOE.

Laura’s novels have been shortlisted for the NSW Literary Awards, the ABC Fiction Prize and the Young Australian Readers’ Awards and published in France, the US and the UK.

Laura grew up in Sydney and graduated with a BA, Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney. She has worked in the areas of youth policy, social justice and health promotion, and has travelled widely, including living for spells in Germany, India, the UK, and ­ as a toddler­ in New Guinea, which is where she began her love affair with the sub-tropics.

She now lives in a small town near Byron Bay on the East Coast of Australia with her chosen family, including her godson and her son ­who has autism. For such a word-based person it’s been an extraordinary journey to learn to love and communicate beyond words.

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An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

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Ships within 5 business day to over 40 countries.

THE CLEANSKIN

LAURA BLOOM

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It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

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THE CLEANSKIN
LAURA BLOOM

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

IN THE MOOD
LAURA BLOOM

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

JEWEL SEA
KIM KELLY

March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the west coast of Australia and aboard the luxury steamship SS Koombana, three tales entwine.

STEP BY STEP
LINDA BUCHAN

My name is Linda Buchan and when I was 18 years old I died. It was a winter’s day, Saturday June 27, 1998 when my young life ended and my new life began. A life that was to be so completely different to the one that I had envisaged, the one that I had expected…

WILD CHICORY
KIM KELLY

The story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900's, along threads of love, family, war and peace.

A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.

MILK-BLOOD
ADRIAN SIMON

Stepping out of his father’s dark shadow and finding his own voice has taken Adrian a lifetime, and seen him face unimaginable hurdles along the way. Now, in his painfully candid memoir “Milk-Blood”, Adrian shares his story.

DOGS OF INDIA
POLLY McGEE

Dogs, monkeys, corruption and sexual politics: Dogs of India draws on the complex, chaotic and colourful tradition of Indian storytelling in a spicy literary blend of Animal Farm vs. Holy Cow via Bollywood.

SAVING SARAH
SUSY PARKER

I am sharing Sarah's story to let other parents know that there can be another way and that miracles do happen, because a miracle happened to us. ADHD, it’s just a different way to be. - Susy

SKY
ONDINE SHERMAN

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself.

A story for teens about standing up for what you believe in.

A RELUCTANT WARRIOR
KELLY BROOKE NICHOLLS

A gripping novel of that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia’s notorious drug wars and their impact on ordinary citizens, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately.

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