Book Review: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

About the Book: In 1912, eighteen-year-old Edwin St. Andrew crosses the Atlantic, exiled from English polite society. In British Columbia, he enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and for a split second all is darkness, the notes of a violin echoing unnaturally through the air. The experience shocks him to … Continue reading Book Review: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Book Review: The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater

About the Book: Two women separated by centuries but connected by one beautiful silk dress. A captivating novel based on a real-life shipwreck discovered off Texel Island by the bestselling author of Gulliver's Wife, Lauren Chater. Jo Baaker, a textiles historian and Dutch ex-pat is drawn back to the island where she was born to … Continue reading Book Review: The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater

Book Review: Home and Other Hiding Places by Jack Ellis

About the Book: When eight-year-old Fin and his mum Lindy travel to spend Christmas with his Gran in Sydney, Fin assumes they’ll return to their isolated country property – the only home he’s ever known. But he soon discovers that this large and crumbling riverside house, surrounded by bush and unwelcoming neighbours, is his home … Continue reading Book Review: Home and Other Hiding Places by Jack Ellis