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

Book Review: A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

About the Book: A gorgeous, haunting and captivating novel of a century-long family mystery in the wilds of Scotland, and one woman's hunt for the truth. Scotland, 1949: Caroline Gillan and her new husband Alasdair have moved back to Kelly Castle, his dilapidated family estate in the middle of nowhere. Stuck caring for their tiny … Continue reading Book Review: A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

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 Swift and The Harrier by Minette Walters

About the Book: An unforgettable novel of England's Civil War, from the bestselling author of The Last Hours and The Turn of Midnight. Dorset, 1642. When bloody civil war breaks out between the King and Parliament, families and communities across England are riven by different allegiances. A rare few choose neutrality. One such is Jayne … Continue reading Book Review: The Swift and The Harrier by Minette Walters

Book Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

About the Book: Three housemates. One dead, one missing and one accused of murder. Dubbed the Housemate Homicide, it's a mystery that has baffled Australians for almost a decade. Melbourne-based journalist Olive Groves worked on the story as a junior reporter and became obsessed by the case. Now, nine years later, the missing housemate turns … Continue reading Book Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

About the Book: Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and … Continue reading Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney