Book Review: Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar

Wolfe Island… About the Book: Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation... Until one night her granddaughter blows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years, Kitty has kept herself to herself - with only the company … Continue reading Book Review: Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar

Book Review: The Blessed Rita by Tommy Wieringa (translated by Sam Garrett)

The Blessed Rita... About the Book: ‘He had seen more and more people from the East in recent years. Mostly gypsies, people said. Bulgarians, Romanians — you could tell by the plates on the vans and the trailers. The Poles had been around for some time already. Burglaries, thefts. The blessings of the new Europe.’ … Continue reading Book Review: The Blessed Rita by Tommy Wieringa (translated by Sam Garrett)

Book Review: Desire Lines by Felicity Volk

Desire Lines... About the Book: Arctic Circle, 2012. On a lightless day at the end of the polar winter, landscape architect Evie Waddell finds herself exhuming the past as she buries Australian seeds in a frozen mountain vault - insurance against catastrophe. Molong, 1953. Catastrophe is all seven-year-old Paddy O'Connor has known. Shipped from institutional … Continue reading Book Review: Desire Lines by Felicity Volk

Book Review: Springtime – A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Springtime... About the Book: 'Picking up her pace, Frances saw a woman in the shadowy depths of the garden. She wore a wide hat and a trailing pink dress; a white hand emerged from her sleeve. There came upon Frances a sensation that sometimes overtook her when she was looking at a painting: space was … Continue reading Book Review: Springtime – A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Book Review: Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley

Maggie’s Going Nowhere… About the Book: Maggie’s Going Nowhere is a fierce and funny debut introducing a thoroughly relatable and offbeat heroine. If you enjoy Fleabag, you'll adore Maggie! 'A compulsive and hilarious read. In Maggie, Hartley has created one of those indelible characters of whom we must thoroughly disapprove and yet cannot help but … Continue reading Book Review: Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley

Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The Weekend... About the Book: The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things. Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? They … Continue reading Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

#DNF Book Review: Bitter Leaves by Tabatha Stirling

Bitter Leaves... About the Book: Welcome to the black heart of Singapore’s maid culture, where a woman’s life is cheap in one of the richest countries in the world. Here are the voices of the unheard, of maid and employer, of village girl and city dweller. Follow Lucilla, Ma’am Leslie, Shammi and Madame Eunice as … Continue reading #DNF Book Review: Bitter Leaves by Tabatha Stirling