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Roaming and Reading: Canberra, Australia

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'The Light Between Oceans' by M.L. Stedman
'The Light Between Oceans' by M.L. Stedman
Book cover courtesy of publisher

For this week's Roaming and Reading, we travel to Canberra, Australia with Ginger Gorman, an ABC radio presenter and producer.

Gorman joins us from Canberra, a part of Australia The New York Times says has "no beaches or iconic opera houses, and European chic is best sought an hour's flight away in Melbourne. But what the 'bush capital' lacks in big-city tousle, it makes up for in big-sky beauty, breezy civic pride and a decidedly hipster underbelly."

This week, Kerri picked "The Light Between Oceans" by first-time novelist M.L. Stedman. The book is set on an island off the western coast of Australia after World War I and follows the life of a lighthouse-keeper and his wife when a long-desired child comes into their lives.