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The Mothers, by Rod Jones

Warning: some people may find the content of this review distressing.  Please accept my sincere apologies if this is so, and visit the Australian Government’s… 842 more words


Quicksand, by Steve Toltz

I finished reading this book late last night and I am still overwhelmed by it.  It was unputdownable for the last 200-odd pages, and food for considerable thought long after the light was turned off.  1,469 more words


Shearer's Motel, by Roger McDonald

As you know if you read my recent post about the Bendigo Writers Festival, one of the sessions I’m presenting there is The Chronicler of Oz… 1,367 more words


Lost Boy & Other Stories, edited by Estelle Tang: Book Review

If, like Sylvia Plath, you have feared “the death of the imagination”, rest easy: it is thriving and flashing itself in the latest collection of shorts released by Margaret River Press. 1,006 more words


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Don't miss Karenlee's review of Lost Boy and Other Stories!

Solly's Girl: a memoir by Ros Collins: book review

In the opening lines of Solly’s Girl: a memoir, the author is wearing a Pierre Balmain copy wedding dress as she rides pillion on a Lambretta named… 1,227 more words

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Thanks to Karenlee Thompson for permission to reblog her review of Solly's Girl here:)

Robbed of Every Blessing, by John Tully

 Robbed of Every Blessing is a splendid book; it’s compelling reading.

It begins in the 1800s as the Brits impose harsh repression on the Irish in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars and the action then moves to Van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania) when the rebel Maurice O’Dwyer is transported after a shambolic trial.   477 more words


Goodbye Sweetheart, by Marion Halligan

Since her earliest work, Marion Halligan has always been very good at writing about journeys of the self. In her latest novel, Goodbye Sweetheart, there are multiple characters struggling with shifts in their self-perception after the death of William Cecil, a thrice-married lawyer who has a heart-attack in a swimming pool, and drowns. 812 more words