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Popular author Liane Moriarty will be speaking about her latest novel, "Truly Madly Guilty" in August at the Barry O'Keefe Library. Liane Moriarty is the author of six bestselling novels, "Three Wish…
Well Known author and journalist Mike Carlton will be talking about his latest book "Flagship: the Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan" at the Barry O'Keefe Library in August. In t…
In Quarterly Essay 63, Don Watson looks at the United States Presidential Campaign, the character of Donald Trump and the travails of Hillary Clinton. With characteristic wit and acuity, he takes us…
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There is a reminder in this lovely book of why so many people are Van Gogh fans; he is the most accessible of artists because we know so much about him. His incredible output on canvas is matched only by the number of his personal letters that have survived, most written to his brother and benefactor, Theo. This is especially true for the months leading to his untimely death when Vincent, after a terrible incident of self-mutilation, realized he needed the shelter of a hospital for the…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Biography yesterday.
This is a dated study, but a good one. In 1985 Thomas Keneally traveled around Australia’s vast Northern Territory to compose an essay more about the people than the landscape they live in. This is not to say he ignored the scenery, but rather he studied the effects of that scenery on both Aboriginal and Euro-Australian residents. The result is a very entertaining coffee-table book that is jammed with some beautiful photography. I especially appreciated his descriptions of Darwin and Alice…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author Jul 19.
Reach for the box of Kleenex, Love Anthony is a tear-jerker. The third novel by NY Times best seller, Lisa Genova is as emotional, engaging and poignant as her previous works, Still Alice and Left Neglected. It is ultimately a tale of unconditional love that will force you to ask…Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Fiction A-Z (General) Jul 12.
Beth Ditto’s autobiography with Michelle Tea proves that the Gossip’s effervescent frontwoman is a diamond in the rough. A proud punk, her story is told in the form of various episodes from her fractured childhood in Arkansas. It was not an easy one by any stretch, as Ditto was part of a large, blended…Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Biography Jul 12.