Author Archives: heleln

Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison

Zoe Morrison’s debut novel Music and Freedom won the 2016 Reading Prize for New Australian Fiction. I listened to the eAudiobook version and found it an interesting experience getting used to the style of the narrator as she read this gripping book. At times I found her narration too stilted and yet as the story […]

The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey Sujata Massey writes historical and mystery fiction. This title starts off a series set in India in 1921 and introduces the character Perveen Mistry a female solicitor who works for her father’s law firm and is one of the first female lawyers in India.  Perveen finds herself involved in […]

The Last Thread by Michael Sala

  Go on a journey of sadness, frustration, anger and learn about the resilience of children and the stupidity of some adults who parent them. Does not sound like a good read? Well apart from the feelings this novel provokes it is a wonderful first novel by Michael Sala which is autobiographical in its story […]

Howard’s End by E. M. Forster

E. M Forster’s novel published in 1910 portrays England at the turn of the 20th century. The story is told through the lens of three families and displays the life and attitudes of the middle class, showing the economic extremes of this particular group. Somewhere in the middle of this economic spectrum lies the Schlegel sisters […]

The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell

The Corfu Trilogy includes three classic tales of childhood in an island paradise by Gerald Durrell. They are, My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods . This trilogy inspired the television series ‘The Durrells’. When you watch the series you get to see the beautiful environment that is the setting […]

The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

The Color of Our Sky This is the first novel of Amita Trasi and I could not put it down. It is a sometimes shocking and moving tale set primarily in India and tells the story of two young girls who’s lives are polar opposites but intertwine into a special friendship. One a privileged upper […]