Tag Archives: Australian author

Three crooked kings August 01

August online ebook club – Three crooked Kings by Matthew Condon

This month we’re looking at a slightly different type of book for the online ebook club – non-fiction, or more specifically, true crime. Three Crooked Kings tells the story of Queensland’s jaded past. It follows the events which lead to the 1987 Fitzgerald Inquiry, in which a system of endemic corruption in both the police […]

The Book Thief Book Club Discussion Questions

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: Set in Germany as Hitler and Nazi power change the landscape and cultural identity of millions. The reader is introduced to Liesel Meminger by he most unlikely of narrators. He […]

walking trampolines June 30

Walking on trampolines book club discussion questions

  Walking on trampolines is available to loan as one of the Gold Coast City Council Library’s book club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: ‘Tallulah de Longland,’ she said slowly, letting all the Ls in my name loll about lazily in her mouth before passing judgement. ‘That,’ she […]

tiger in eden June 17

A tiger in Eden by Chris Flynn

A tiger in Eden is the debut novel from Irish-Australian Chris Flynn. It follows the character of Billy, a Loyalist street fighter on the run from the police in Northern Ireland. Billy is currently residing on the beaches of Thailand where he plays the part of the stereotypical tourist – getting involved in sex, drugs […]

Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby – a town I have visited on and off for the past 30 years or so and where I have called home for the past year. It is fitting that for my last book review with Book Coasters the story is situated in the Northern Rivers region where I spent my childhood; home to […]

The secret keeper June 02

June online ebook club – The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

In this month’s online ebook club, we will be looking at historical fiction with Kate Morton’s The secret keeper. The secret keeper begins in 1961, when 16-year-old Laurel Nicholson sits in her childhood treehouse at a family party, dreaming of the future. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel witnesses a shocking crime which haunts her […]

Just the ticket

Just the Ticket by Lynnie Saint-James. When Australian author Lynnie traveled to India with her boyfriend (now her husband) Kuldip for his nephews wedding, she already loved travelling, but her first trip to India proved to be something else. After attending a five day wedding (wearing India’s national dress, with Lynnie in a sari), they travelled through India […]

Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita

The migrant experience is given an emotional charge in this autobiography, Romulus My Father by Raimond Gaita. The book is a moving, fascinating read that has endured as a favourite in Australia since winning the 1998 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, remaining on the bestsellers list ever since. At its core is an exploration […]

Just the ticket February 25

Just the ticket

Just the ticket by Lynnie Saint James. Post by Robyn55. When Lynnie heads to India with her Indian partner (now her husband) Kuldip, she is like Dorothy landing in the magical land of Oz. Like Dorothy, Lynnie soon embraces her new and bewildering (at times) circumstances. With the help of some enthusiastic and kind Indian […]

Eyrie February 24

Eyrie

Eyrie by Tim Winton. Post by Robyne55. It’s rare that this reader is lost for words – but where to begin? Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’ is a treasure trove of a book. Did I like it? No. This is a raw brute of a novel. No likable puppy love here. Do I respect this book? I […]

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