A River in the Trees... About the Book: A fierce and gripping novel about families, secrets and the impossibility of ever coming home. Two women. Two stories. One hundred years of secrets. 1919 Ireland is about to be torn apart by the War of Independence. Hannah O'Donovan helps her father hide rebel soldiers in the … Continue reading New Release Book Review: A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony
It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is: A Book with Themes of Culture As soon as I read Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig, I knew this was going to be my next bingo title. This novel follows one prominent Burmese family struggling to … Continue reading Bingo! Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma… About the Book: Set against the vibrant backdrop of Burma from the 1940s to the 1960s, Miss Burma is a powerful and epic novel that follows one prominent Burmese family struggling to overcome war and political repression while trying to build a meaningful life. Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Winter Garden... About: Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colours comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past. Meredith and Nina Whitson are … Continue reading Book Review: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah – Bingo!
Origin of the Writer is a series of essays giving emerging writers the opportunity to share their writing journey so far. When I left for work this morning, Terry had climbed down off the overnight train to Auckland, collected his bag and walked across the platform towards the throng of mid-morning traffic. He … Continue reading Origin of the Writer: Carole Brungar