Tag Archives: Australian fiction

December 21

The Light Between Oceans

The plan was conceived by despair, and birthed in remote isolation and anonymity. The lighthouse keeper and his wife live a Spartan life. Their wants and needs are relatively simple. That is until a small boat washes up on the remote Janus Island’s treacherous rocks. The occupants of the small vessel are a young baby, and […]

October 17

The Husband’s Secret

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. What would you do if you stumbled across an envelope containing a letter from your partner stating that it was to be opened only in the event of their death? Your partner is healthy and alive. Would you be able to respect their wish or would curiosity get the […]

October 14

Questions of travel

The whole way through this long (oh by gosh it is especially, tediously long!) novel The Questions of Travel, I did not have questions of travel, I just had the one question “why am I reading this?” Firstly I LOVE to travel. I thought that this award winning book would be a delight. I was […]

ARKIE’S PILGRIMAGE TO THE NEXT BIG THING

Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing – Lisa Walker The novel opens on New Years Eve in Byron Bay. Arkie, our protagonist, has hit rock bottom. She has lost her marriage, her business and her mojo and has resolved to throw herself under a train, Anna Karenina style. Fate would have it that no trains are running on this […]

Tell the truth by Katherine Howell

Sadly, this is possibly the last in the Ella Marconi series by Katherine Howell. Howell has style of writing that keeps me hooked, it is pacey with clever storylines, although possibly a little repetitive. Surely there can’t be that many questionable paramedics in Sydney. And maybe for this reason the series is coming to an […]

Outback Aussie action at Cicada Springs

Cicada takes you to Cicada Springs a remote cattle station set amongst the wild, rugged, vast Kimberly region of Western Australia. Now add to that mental image, a white English heiress and her husband who arrived in the era of post WWI uncertainty. William and Emily are the heads of the station and masters of […]

104 in 52

In the Evil Day by Peter Temple Well, this was a departure from everything else I have read by Peter Temple. Although this was written earlier (2002), so maybe everything else was a departure. This is a thriller that took me some getting into but once I did I was hooked. In the Evil Day […]

September 05

Mullumbimby – book club discussion questions

When Jo stumbles into love on one side of the Native Title divide she quickly learns that living on country is only part of the recipe for the Good Life.

June online ebook club wrap-up: The secret keeper

This month we looked at The secret keeper by Kate Morton as part of our online ebook club. The story begins when 16-year-old Laurel Nicholson witnesses a shocking event which shapes the way she sees her mother and unusually happy family. Fifty years later Laurel’s mother, Dorothy, is on her death bed and Laurel decides […]

May online ebook club wrap-up – My Brilliant Career

To celebrate the classics, this month we looked at My brilliant career by Miles Franklin. This Australian classic follows the story of Sybella Melvyn, an independent, headstrong teenage girl living in rural NSW. Her family are relatively poor and Sybella works relentlessly hard every day. She longs for a better life with music and culture […]