Tag Archives: fiction

Thea Astley – The Multiple effects of Rainshadow

Wow, this is one of those books that when you finish it you just sit there for a bit, staring at the book and trying to compose your thoughts. It is beautifully written but boy is it bleak. The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow is based on true events on Palm Island in Northern Queensland in […]

black eyed susans December 22

Black Eyed Susans

I am halfway through Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin and it has me hooked. The story follows the story of 17 year old Tessa (the black eyed Susan) who is a survivor left for dead by a serial killer. It was her testimony that put her attacker on death row. As an adult the case has […]

One step closer to you December 08

One Step Closer to You

One Step Closer To you by Alice Peterson This novel follows the journey of  Polly who is trying to rebuild her life after finally realising that poor choices and family secrets almost destroyed her. Polly is a woman with addictions but in particular it’s her alcoholism  that threatens to pull her under. You share her […]

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

Author Vaseem Khan first saw the elephant that inspired The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra during a trip to Mumbai almost 20 years before writing this, his debut novel. We meet the title character, Inspector Chopra, in the modern city of Mumbai  on the day that he is forced into early retirement from the police force. This is […]

JapaneseLover October 30

The Japanese lover

If you’re wishing to escape but cannot afford the plane passage then this book The Japanese lover by Rani Manicka might just be the ticket for you. Rich in cultural description, magic realism & mysticism with equal serves of hardship and sexual discovery. This is a strange mix to throw into the pot, and one in which […]

AnEqualMusic October 28

An Equal music

An Equal music by Vikram Seth is a novel where love and music perform together like a duet. An Equal music tells of the personal and professional relationships between Michael, a virtuoso violinist and Julia, a talented concert pianist. Ten years prior in Vienna they had been lovers, but Michael suffered a nervous breakdown and left […]

MrMacAndMe October 26

Mr Mac and Me

I had the great pleasure of hearing author Esther Freud speak about her book Mr Mac and Me during the 2015 Adelaide Writers’ Week. This literary festival offers attendees the opportunity to sit under the shady trees at the edge of the Torrens River, in the heart of the city and be surprised, delighted and […]

Conditions of faith

For the 1920s woman, marriage and motherhood were a fairly natural progression. For Emily Stanton, the heroine of Conditions of faith,  life becomes somewhat complicated when her clear path becomes complicated by pursuing other interests. Emily meets and marries Scottish engineer Georges, who has devoted his adulthood to designing the great bridge that ambitiously aims […]

Die Again – by Tess Gerritsen

Die Again – Bizarre and violent murders with gorgeous African scenery, if this is your genre – then read ahead as I highly recommend Die Again by Tess Gerritsen. It is the 11th book in the series starring detectives Rizzoli and Isles There are two story lines running throughout the book, one in Okavango Delta, […]

The Snow child

The Snow child is the debut novel of Eowyn Ivey. Set in the harsh, non-forgiving frontier of Alaska in the 1920s. It tells the story of Jack and Mabel a childless couple who relocate to Alaska to try their hand on the land. Accompanied by unspoken grief the couple struggle in Alaska. Jack with a sense […]

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