Most mentioned this week

Lisa Lang’s Utopian Man (A&U) received the most mentions in the media this week. Set in 1880s Melbourne, before the Depression of the 1890s, it features eccentric entrepreneur Edward William Cole owner of the Cole’s Book Arcade. Cole advertises for a bride in the paper and swiftly marries the girl who meets his criteria. As the Depression hits and other tragedies come his way, Cole fights to keep his singular vision alive. (Read our review of Utopian Man here.) In Delusions of Gender: The Real Science behind Sex Differences (A&U), Cordelia Fine argues against the belief that men’s and women’s brains are intrinsically different, and instead exposes just how much of what we are is how men and women have been conditioned. Tim Flannery’s Here on Earth: An Argument for Hope (Text) and Lane Smith’s It’s a Book (Walker Books) also appeared on the most mentioned chartMedia Extra.

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Published weekly on Mondays, Media Extra rounds up the book mentions from newspapers and radio in all states and territories around Australia, providing a picture of the books receiving the most coverage and a reference to what has been mentioned where.

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