Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka... About the Book: When Sara Rose returns to live in her recently deceased grandmother’s Tasmanian cottage, her past and that of her mother and grandmother is ever-present. Sara’s grandmother, Nina Barsova, a Russian post-war immigrant, lovingly raised Sara in the cottage at the foot of Mt Wellington but without ever explaining why Sara’s own … Continue reading Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

New Release Book Review: Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald

Where the River Runs… About the Book: In the tradition of the acclaimed Red Dust, Where the River Runs is a brilliantly told rural story of long-held family secrets by an author at the forefront of rural fiction, Fleur McDonald. Ten years ago, thirty-year-old Chelsea Taylor left the small country town of Barker and her … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald

New Release Book Review: The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham

The Year of the Farmer… About the Book: In a quiet farming town somewhere in country New South Wales, war is brewing. The last few years have been punishingly dry, especially for the farmers, but otherwise, it's all Neralie Mackintosh's fault. If she'd never left town then her ex, the hapless but extremely eligible Mitchell … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham

New Release Book Review: The Second Cure by Margaret Morgan

The Second Cure… About the Book: Control the brain and you control the world. In a fractured nation, two women are left with a choice – risk all to bring humanity together or let it fall apart. A pandemic is racing through our world, changing people subtly but irrevocably. The first sign for some is … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Second Cure by Margaret Morgan

New Release Book Review: The Book of Ordinary People by Claire Varley

The Book of Ordinary People... About the Book: A grieving daughter navigates the morning commute, her mind bursting with memories pleading to be shared. A man made entirely of well-cut suits and strictly enforced rules swims his regular morning laps and fantasises about his self-assured promotion. A young lawyer sits in a fluorescent-lit office, typing … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Book of Ordinary People by Claire Varley