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The Golden Age, by Joan London

There is an elegiac, melancholy tone to this novel.  It was one of those books that I looked forward to reading each night, and yet I hesitated too.  1,112 more words


Richard Flanagan wins the Booker Prize 2014!

I was thrilled to hear this morning that Richard Flanagan has won the Booker Prize with his magnificent  novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  84 more words

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To Name Those Lost, by Rohan Wilson

I try not to overdo the superlatives when it comes to discussing books, but Rowan Wilson’s new novel To Name Those Lost is magnificent.  Somehow he has managed to capture both the brutality and the redemptive promise of early Tasmania in a superb novel that had me captivated from the moment I started reading it. 691 more words


One of the Wattle Birds, by Jessica Anderson

Thanks to the generosity of Sue from Whispering Gums who reviewed One of the Wattle Birds earlier this year, I’ve also been able to enjoy reading this last novel from one of Australia’s greats, … 1,048 more words


When the Night Comes, by Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett is the highly acclaimed author of Past the Shallows so I was interested to see the direction she might take in this, her second novel.  1,129 more words


Australian Love Stories, edited by Cate Kennedy, guest review by Karenlee Thompson

Cate Kennedy is one of our much loved authors, but in this collection of love stories published by Inkerman and Blunt, she has turned her hand to editing.  1,361 more words

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Demons, by Wayne Macauley

An interesting title, eh?  This is Wayne Macauley’s fourth satire – perhaps not in the same league as The Cook (see my review) – but nonetheless an ambitious book in its intent and execution. 1,451 more words