Book Review: The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

The Bee and the Orange Tree... About the Book: It’s 1699, and the salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness Marie Catherine D’Aulnoy … Continue reading Book Review: The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

Book Club Buddy Read Event: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The next Buddy Read Event for the Page by Page Book Club with Theresa Smith Writes has been set. By majority vote, The Weekend by Charlotte Wood was selected as our title. We'll be reading The Weekend from November 10th to the 30th with discussions extending from December 1st to the 8th. If you'd like … Continue reading Book Club Buddy Read Event: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

Invented Lives... About the Book: Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still. It is the mid-1980s. In Australia, stay-at-home wives jostle with want-it-all feminists, while AIDS threatens the sexual freedom of everyone. On the other side of the world, the Soviet bloc is in turmoil. Mikhail Gorbachev has been … Continue reading Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

Book Review: Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson

Paris Savages… About The Book: ‘This story has its genesis in fact, when three Fraser Island people were taken to Germany in 1882–83. The sole survivor was Bonangera (Boni/Bonny) whose life-size plaster cast remains at the Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France. The silencing that Badtjala people continue to endure in the localised historiography of place … Continue reading Book Review: Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson

Book Review: The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

The Breeding Season... About the Book: The rains come to Brisbane just as Elise and Dan descend into grief. Elise, a scientist, believes that isolation and punishing fieldwork will heal her pain. Her husband Dan, a writer, questions the truths of his life, and looks to art for answers. Worlds apart, Elise and Dan must … Continue reading Book Review: The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People... About the Book: Winner: 2019 Novel of the Year and Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, and the 2018 Costa Novel Award: Sally Rooney set the books world buzzing in 2017 with her debut Conversations With Friends. Normal People is a girl-meets-boy story with a difference, interrogating the difficulties of … Continue reading Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney