February has brought some pretty fantastic books to my door. It might be a little quiet here on the review front for the next week, but once the end of the month begins to approach, I’ll have some new release reviews for you on the following sensational titles.
Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Set against the vibrant backdrop of Burma from the 1940s to the 1960s, Miss Burma is a powerful and epic novel that follows one prominent Burmese family struggling to overcome war and political repression while trying to build a meaningful life.
The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht
The Passengers is a luminous novel about love: the journeys we undertake, the sacrifices we make and the heartache we suffer for love It is about how we most long for what we have left behind. And it is about the past – how close it can still feel – even after long passages of time.
The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch.
A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival. It’s a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain.
In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey
Addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives is a masterpiece of duplicity and counterplay, as brilliantly illuminating as it is surprising – about the obscure workings of guilt in the human psyche, the compulsion to create, and the dangerous morphing of desire into control. It is the breakthrough work of one of Australia’s most exciting emerging writers.
The Cowgirl by Anthea Hodgson
The new novel from the acclaimed author of The Drifter.
The Lucky Galah by Tracy Sorensen
A magnificent novel about fate, Australia and what it means to be human… it just happens to be narrated by a galah called Lucky.
The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth
Do you ever really know your neighbours?
The Everlasting Sunday by Robert Lukins
A haunting debut novel about growing up, growing wild and what it takes to survive
All of these titles are available for pre-order.