Together We Read eBook

Join a book club


Joondalup Libraries are excited to announce the next Australia-wide eBook club title will be:

“The Van Apfel Girls are Gone”
by Australian author Felicity McLean

Join thousands of other readers in this free digital book club and connect to the same eBook at the same time with no wait-lists or holds. Checkout and download the title to your mobile device or eReader. Read the title and then join the online discussions.

The program is completely free and available over two weeks from Thursday 17 September to Thursday 1 October 2020.

The book

Part mystery, part coming of age story, ‘The Van Apfel Girls are Gone’ is set in a distant Australian suburb on the encroaching bushland, over the long hot summer of 1992. It’s the summer of the school’s Showstopper concert. The summer Tikka never forgot. The summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared. Blackly comic, sharply observed and wonderfully endearing.

Get started with Libby

Libby is the app to best connect with the Overdrive collection of eBooks and audiobooks. Go to your device’s app store to install it then connect using your Joondalup Libraries membership.

Get the app


If you have a Kobo eReader you can connect direct to OverDrive in the settings. See the Overdrive page for connecting using other brand eReaders. Kindles are not compatible with Library lending in Australia.

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