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The true story of the murderous Kenniffs has fascinated Mike Munro for decades ever since he found out these last bushrangers were his family. What drove them to their life of crime? Mike Munro will…
Beautiful, intensely coloured exotic flowers, exquisite illustrations by Judith Leyster and high financial speculations all enter the amazing 1630s story of the economic frenzy of buying tulip bulbs…
"This is a beautifully observed journey through France, but it is not a travelogue. It is about personal growth, but doesn't pretend to preach 'self improvement'. It is very funny (at times painfully…
At the heart of this art/mystery novel is a 'what if' someone does something - the 'doing' - for noble reasons, but the 'deed' that results causes unfortunate consequences that echo through generatio…
Brilliant noir fiction by one of the best but often forgotten authors, Dorothy B Hughes. There were so many plot twists and turns I was riveted. Who is the gray man -innocent traveller, Gestapo, FBI or none of these things. Is he really a danger to the equally mysterious protagonist Julliet, on the run from being a potential suspect in a murder. Moving from New York to Santa Fe and set during World War II and full of men in hats lurking in bars and street corners, train journeys taken by…Continue
Posted by Therese Scott on October 8, 2018 at 17:20
Some great reads here!
Posted by Lindach on July 24, 2018 at 12:25
When I finished reading Pachinko and couldn’t recover from my book hangover, I knew Min Jin Lee’s debut novel was the answer to my literary woes. Free Food for Millionaires, released ten years before the hugely successful Pachinko, tells the story of first-generation Korean-American Casey Han and the wide cast of characters who inhabit her world. She has just graduated from Princeton with expensive tastes in clothing (and the credit card debt to match) and no clear direction in life. We watch,…Continue
Started by Renee Fittler in Fiction A-Z (General) Feb 18, 2019.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is a comprehensive biography of the iconic writer Laura Ingalls Wilder of 'Little House on the Prairie' fame amongst many other titles. Her stories of a simple, happy but sometimes hard and cruel life on the prairies as a child and then with her husband are some of the most popular in American literature, up there with 'Little Women'. I found the first section very interesting as it went through the violent and fraught years for the Indigenous population,…Continue
Started by Therese Scott in Biography Oct 9, 2018.
Brilliant noir fiction by one of the best but often forgotten authors, Dorothy B Hughes. There were so many plot twists and turns I was riveted. Who is the gray man -innocent traveller, Gestapo, FBI or none of these things. Is he really a danger to the equally mysterious protagonist Julliet, on the run from being a potential suspect in a murder. Moving from New York to Santa Fe and set during World War II , it is full of men in hats lurking in bars and street corners, train journeys taken by…Continue
Started by Therese Scott in Detective/Mystery/Crime Oct 9, 2018.
One of the best things about reading this fine book was my ability to complete it while here at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival, a celebration of quality literature and authors. I might add it was a double pleasure after attending the dismal, depressing APLIC conference at Gold Coast last week where I had the unusual experience of sharing a large convention hall of "librarians" who had nothing to say about books.But on to the story at hand. Matilda is the single child of Delores, a woman…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General) Aug 6, 2018.