New Release Book Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

A Well-Behaved Woman: a novel of the Vanderbilts... About the Book: OUTSPOKEN. BRAVE. BRILLIANT. FIERCE. Alva Smith, her Southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and … Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

New Release Book Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered... About the Book: The international bestselling author of The Lacuna, Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards - including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize - returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

New Release Book Review: The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

The Kinship of Secrets... About the Book: The riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart. In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

New Release Book Review: The Thief of Light by Bernard Schaffer

The Thief of Light... About the Book: ‘It was one thing to fantasize about evil, to reach into the darkness and play with it a little . . .’ Rookie cop Carrie Santero has always been fascinated by serial killers. As a teenager, she wrote a letter to Charles Manson in prison - and received … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Thief of Light by Bernard Schaffer

New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

The Children's House... About the Book: A love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that creates them. Marina and her husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet years later at a university in California, when Jacob is a … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

New Release Book Review: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

A Spark of Light... About the Book: When Vonita opened the doors of the Center that morning, she had no idea that it would be for the last time. Wren has missed school to come to the Center, the sole surviving women's reproductive health clinic in the state, chaperoned by her aunt, Bex. Olive told … Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

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

New Release Book Review: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village… About the Book: Joanna Nell's life-affirming debut is a moving, funny, heart-warming tale of love and community in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Grace and Frankie. The life of 79-year-old pensioner PEGGY SMART is as beige as the decor in her retirement village. … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

New Release Book Review: Frieda by Annabel Abbs

Frieda: A Novel of the Real Lady Chatterley… About the Book: The moving story of Frieda von Richthofen, wife of D.H. Lawrence - and the real-life inspiration for Lady Chatterley's Lover, a novel banned for more than 30 years Germany, 1907. Frieda, daughter of aristocrat Baron von Richthofen, has rashly married English professor Ernest Weekley. … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Frieda by Annabel Abbs