Book Review: Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser

About the Book: Michelle de Kretser's electrifying take on scary monsters turns the novel upside down - just as migration has upended her characters' lives. Lili's family migrated to Australia from Asia when she was a teenager. Now, in the 1980s, she's teaching in the south of France. She makes friends, observes the treatment handed … Continue reading Book Review: Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser

Quick Shots Book Review: Cold Coast by Robyn Mundy

About the Book: Inspired by the story of Svalbard’s first female trapper, Cold Coast is a gripping portrayal of survival within the stark beauty and perilous wilderness of the high Arctic. In 1932, Wanny Woldstad, a young widow, travels to Svalbard, daring to enter the Norwegian trappers’ fiercely guarded male domain. She must prove to … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: Cold Coast by Robyn Mundy

Quick Shots Book Review: The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

About the Book: The moment she laid eyes on Heather Wisher, Tully knew this woman was going to destroy their lives. Tully and Rachel are murderous when they discover their father has a new girlfriend. The fact that Heather is half his age isn't even the most shocking part. Stephen is still married to their … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

Book Review: The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

About the Book: Two French storytellers and a runaway girl travel through fairytale lands, Italian theatres, and the battlefields of France in search of a place to belong as Napoleon's Empire falls, from the author of Josephine's Garden. Remi Victoire is the golden child among all the theatre orphans; he dreams of a life on … Continue reading Book Review: The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

Book Review: The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper

About the Book: A fossil discovered at London's Natural History Museum leads one woman back in time to nineteenth century Australia and a world of scientific discovery and dark secrets in this compelling historical mystery. The Hunter Valley 1847 The last thing Mellie Vale remembers before the fever takes her is running through the bush … Continue reading Book Review: The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper