Author Archives: estelle1948
“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover! Posted on 18 March 2013by Bibliophile You know the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well this is the perfect example of it. The novel The Colour of Milk by … Continue reading
This is Jodi Picoult at the top of her game; I predict a movie of The Storyteller. I thought it was great, a real page turner! In New Hampshire there lives a young woman Sage Singer; superb baker and recluse … Continue reading
Inspired by the author’s family history, a fast paced, page turning holocaust based story! A great read that kept me reading far into the night. Berlin 1920, a German Jew doctor is rushed to hospital by her husband (a Jazz … Continue reading
For those who like country and western trivia mixed with their mystery you may enjoy this story very much but for me it was confusing. I found the mix made the story hard to follow; jumping back and forward. The … Continue reading
A haunting, spiritual story of friendship in the later years of life! Beautifully written!
In Hamburg, an elderly German Professor Max Otto meets an Australian Professor Vita McLelland at the lowest point in his life. Vita and Max become friends and Max promises to visit her in Australia in the future.
When Max does visit Australia Vita coerces him into visiting and staying on the edge of an abandoned township Mount Nebo in Queensland Central Highland ranges with Vita’s indigenous uncle, Dougald Gnapun.
Max and Dougald carry the weight of the ‘sins of their fathers’ upon their shoulders and it isn’t until they meet they come to believe fate has drawn them together for a very special reason.
Alex Miller is one of Australia’s best-loved writers. In 2007 Landscape of Farewell was published to wide critical acclaim and in 2008 won the Chinese Annual Foreign Novels 21st Century Award for Best Novel and the Manning Clark Medal for an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life. It was also short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the ALS Gold Medal and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Alex is published internationally and widely in translation. Alex Miller won The Miles Franklin Literary Award for “The Ancestor Game” and for “Journey to the Stone Country”. “The Ancestor Game” won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 1993. “Conditions of Faith” won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the New South Wales Premier’s Awards as did “Lovesong” in 2011. “Lovesong” won the People’s Choice Award, The Age Book of the Year Award and the Age Fiction Prize for 2011.
Haunting, thrilling and a beautifully written psychological debut novel! Marta and Hector have been married for many years. Marta was given a copy of a book “Make your home a place of peace and order” by her mother-in-law on her … Continue reading
Simply written, beautifully descriptive, a reading delight! “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend. -Mao Tse-Tung, 1956” Mao’s words…..supposedly to encourage openness but scholars and other intellectuals feared a trap! Tsukiyama’s novel is set … Continue reading