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One thing that has struck me repeatedly since The Dry was published is how many people have bought it on the recommendation of their local independent bookseller. I have been contacted by dozens of readers over the past months saying the same thing: 'I bought it because the bookshop owner told me I'd like it, and I trust their judgement.' I've been overwhelmed by the way independent booksellers have embraced The Dry, hand-sold it and championed debut Australian fiction. I know it has made a huge difference to the sales and word-of-mouth exposure for the book, because hundreds of readers have told me so, and for that I am immensely grateful.

- Jane Harper, Indie Book Awards 2017 Book of the Year, The Dry