Pre-Release Book Review: The Truth & Addy Loest by Kim Kelly

The Truth & Addy Loest… About the Book: Truth is not a destination – it’s a magical ride. Addy Loest is harbouring a secret – several, in fact. Dedicated overthinker, frockaholic and hard-partyer, she’s been doing all she can to avoid the truth for quite some time. A working-class girl raised between the Port Kembla … Continue reading Pre-Release Book Review: The Truth & Addy Loest by Kim Kelly

Quick Shots Book Review: Vida by Jacqueline Kent

Vida: A woman for our time... About the Book: Vida Goldstein was an advocate for women's rights, a campaigner for peace, fought for the distribution of wealth, and a trail-blazer who provided leadership and inspiration to innumerable people. Blazing her trail at the dawn of the twentieth century, Vida Goldstein remains Australia’s most celebrated crusader … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: Vida by Jacqueline Kent

Book Review: The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde

The Constant Rabbit... About the Book: Jasper Fforde's new fantastical satire: what happens when a family of human-sized, human-like rabbits moves in next door? Peter Knox lives quietly in one of those small country villages that's up for the Village Garden of the Year award. Until Doc and Constance Rabbit move in next door, upsetting … Continue reading Book Review: The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde

#BookBingo2020 – Round 5: Themes of Politics and Power

Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw Bjelke Blues is all about resistance during the nineteen years that Joh Bjelke-Petersen reigned as Premier of Queensland. It’s the kind of book that has you laughing while also crying and beating your head against the table. This was Queensland? It beggars belief. Countless remembrances written by a wide … Continue reading #BookBingo2020 – Round 5: Themes of Politics and Power

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: All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga

All Our Relations Indigenous trauma in the shadow of colonialism... About the Book: The world’s Indigenous communities are fighting to live and dying too young. In this vital and incisive work, Tanya Talaga explores intergenerational trauma and the alarming rise of youth suicide. From Northern Ontario to Nunavut, Norway, Brazil, Australia, and the United States, … Continue reading Book Review: All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga

Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland 1968–1987... About the Book: ‘Bjelke Blues gives heart and soul to the remembrances of the men and women who were at the end of police batons... at the front line fighting for justice and decency’ – Matthew Condon, journalist and author of Three Crooked … Continue reading Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Riptides... About the Book: Set in Queensland during a time of tremendous social upheaval, Riptides is a gripping family drama about dreams, choices and consequences, from the author of the acclaimed Half Moon Lake. One bad decision can tear your world apart... December 1974. Abby Campbell and her brother Charlie are driving to their father’s … Continue reading Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke

Remembering Bob... About the Book: A warm, moving and revealing collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke from across the nation, edited by his eldest daughter Bob Hawke's death in May 2019 sparked national mourning across the country as we remembered just how important Bob had been in the shaping of modern Australia. In … Continue reading Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke