Tag Archives: autobiography

Disability logo October 26

Should You Read a Book About Neil Patrick Harris? If You Answer Yes Click Here to Learn More

You are reading the Bookcoasters website homepage. You initially wanted to search for something but have found typing in  faint grey letters on an ocean background in the search box hard to see what you are typing, you’ve made a few typos and have given up. You really wanted something good to read but you’re sick of the […]

Wish you happy forever

Wish you happy forever: what China’s orphans taught me about moving mountains by Jenny Bowen is no ordinary memoir. This is the memoir of Californian filmmaker Jenny Bowen, who with her husband and two adult children embarked on the journey of adopting a Chinese orphan. That however was only the start and a small portion […]

Heyer2 August 25

The Regency World

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World  by Jennifer Kloester. Georgette Heyer is an author much loved by readers all over the world for her novels set in the Regency period, which have intricately plotted story lines and memorable characters who are enjoyed for their wit and humour. Heyer wrote her first novel at the age of 17  for her brother […]

A History of Silence by Lloyd Jones

Highly recommended; flows easily, his description of the Christchurch earthquake is vivid, the prose at times exquisite, and the memoir falls into the category of “truth is stranger than fiction”.  Lloyd Jones grew up not asking questions of his mother or father’s own lives as they grew up but remembering the odd fragments he had […]

Under Fire – 100 years since the first World War began

Under Fire  by Henri Barbusse (2003 English translation was originally published in French as “Le Feu” in 1916) Post by Janette from Southport Library. Henri Barbusse, born in 1893 in France, was a volunteer in the First World War. In 1914, he had no doubt that the French cause was that of humanity. By early […]

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 […]

High Sobriety : confessions of a drinker by Alice King

High Sobriety: confessions of a drinker by Alice King I chose this book as it had a similar title to the last one I read (High Sobriety: my year without booze by Jill Stark). I was curious to to compare them. This book is an autobiography and is quite different to Jill Stark’s book. Alice […]

Siberian Dream

I have embarked on an escapist, literary journey. I have packed my bag, my passport, my beanie, gloves and my warmest winter coat. I’ve set off to see if I can travel ‘Around the world in 80 literary ways”! I plan to read both fiction and non-fiction in an attempt to traverse this wide and wonderful […]

High Sobriety : My Year Without Booze

High Sobriety : My Year Without Booze by Jill Stark.  I decided to read this book after listening to a review of it on the ABC First Tuesday Book Club program.  Jill is journalist for the Sunday Age newspaper. She worked hard through the week and on weekends, public holidays, and special occasions, would binge drink. Having concerns about her […]

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