Pet: Our April eBook Club pick!


eBook Club pick: Pet by Catherine Chidgey. 

Read the phenomenal new book from the bestselling author Catherine Chidgey.

For free and without any waiting. Download a copy here through Libby.

Welcome to the WCL eBook Club, where each month we highlight a popular eBook in our digital collection and give access to an unlimited number of downloads on Libby.

That means no waiting in long reserves queues – you’ll get instant access to our monthly popular pick!

From April 1-14, our eBook Club title is the water cooler sensation everyone is talking about – Pet by our very own Catherine Chidgey.

Catherine Chidgey is the author of eight novels. Her first book In a Fishbone Church, won Best First Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, as well as a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. The same book also won the Betty Trask Award in the UK and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her works since then have gone from strength to strength and have been published to great international acclaim. Amongst the many awards heaped on her works include the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for The Wish Child, the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, and the Janet Frame Fiction Prize. Remote Sympathy was shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award and the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction. The Axeman’s Carnival, published in 2022, likewise gained considerable critical glowing attention. Pet is her latest unmissable latest novel.

The plot of Pet revolves around twelve-year-old Justine, who is infatuated by her mesmerizing and charming new teacher, so much so that she wants to be the teacher’s pet. The story becomes one of power corruption and lies, with many unexpected twists and turns, making it a truly riveting read. Pet is a sophisticated and disquieting psychological thriller from one of our most acclaimed and popular authors, and it continues to strengthen Catherine Chidgey’s position as one of our foremost world class writers.

Join us in reading this much anticipated novel on the Libby app, as we offer unlimited downloads in April of the fabulous Pet by Catherine Chidgey.

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