Book Review: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

About the Book: In 1912, eighteen-year-old Edwin St. Andrew crosses the Atlantic, exiled from English polite society. In British Columbia, he enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and for a split second all is darkness, the notes of a violin echoing unnaturally through the air. The experience shocks him to … Continue reading Book Review: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Book Review: Home and Other Hiding Places by Jack Ellis

About the Book: When eight-year-old Fin and his mum Lindy travel to spend Christmas with his Gran in Sydney, Fin assumes they’ll return to their isolated country property – the only home he’s ever known. But he soon discovers that this large and crumbling riverside house, surrounded by bush and unwelcoming neighbours, is his home … Continue reading Book Review: Home and Other Hiding Places by Jack Ellis

Book Review: All’s Well by Mona Awad

About the Book: Miranda Fitch’s life is a waking nightmare. The accident that ended her burgeoning acting career left her with excruciating, chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a deepening dependence on painkillers. And now she’s on the verge of losing her job as a college theater director. Determined to put on Shakespeare’s All’s … Continue reading Book Review: All’s Well by Mona Awad