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Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, by Sophie Cunningham

I was alone in the house last Saturday when I began reading Sophie Cunningham’s Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, and a windstorm was brewing.  It was gusting up to almost 60km/h, which is 7 on the Beaufort scale, almost a gale.  1,162 more words


The White Woman, by Liam Davison

I was impressed by Liam Davison’s Soundings, but The White Woman is an extraordinary book.  I was lost in the world it created from the moment I started reading it. 1,730 more words


The Wonders, by Paddy O'Reilly

I am a big fan of Paddy O’Reilly’s writing, and so I had been waiting impatiently for The Wonders, her third novel.  I read it over the weekend between sessions at the… 1,035 more words


The Break, by Deb Fitzpatrick

I have mixed feelings about The Break, by Deb Fitzpatrick.  The characterisation is really good, the story lures the reader in, the setting is well-realised and some of the lyrical writing is exquisite.   804 more words


Soundings, by Liam Davison

When I set out to read Liam Davison’s novels as a tribute, I had no idea how rewarding it was going to be.  I had never heard of Davison; I was motivated by sentiment and a determination that his work would not sink into obscurity because of… 773 more words


Lost River, four albums, by Simone Lazaroo

I’ve read two novels by Simone Lazaroo: The Travel Writer (2006), and Sustenance (2010) but Lost River, four albums is a departure from her previous sensuous style.  937 more words


WA Premier's Book Awards 2014

I’ve been really slack about keeping up with the awards lately, (I blame Masterchef for taking up so much of my time!) but I am so delighted by the WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists I am hastily putting this together before dinner… 402 more words

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