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Shallows / by Tim Winton

It is hard to imagine any seaborne activity in Australia currently more unpopular than whaling.  Aussies regularly disparage Japanese “research” harvesting of whales and would likely pour even more…Continue

Started Jul 11

Lincoln in the Bardo / by George Saunders
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There are few American heroes as universally honored as Abraham Lincoln.  His masterful handling of the worst crisis this nation ever faced, along with his subsequent martyrdom, have over the decades…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Redlich May 31.

The Return of Little Big Man / by Thomas Berger

Sequels are rarely as good as the book that inspired them, but this one comes close.  Author Thomas Berger had to perform some situational gymnastics to explain why a continuation of Jack Crabb’s…Continue

Started Apr 25

Wanted! The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly / by Robert M. Utley

Historian Robert Utley has enjoyed a distinguished career as a historian with the United States National Park Service.  He has written on more than a few icons of American frontier history, including…Continue

Started Apr 3

 

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A Tale of Two Cities / by Charles Dickens

It is somewhat bemusing to me that the book I decided to read on my long journey to Australia is one recommended by another American who has recently visited your shores.  Oprah Winfrey, a great advocate of reading, has picked two Charles Dickens classics to recommend to her admiring followers.  Although A Tale of Two Cities was one title she charged her book club members to read, I picked up a paperback edition at my library in blissful ignorance of Oprah’s endorsement.  My…

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Posted on February 7, 2011 at 11:30

Cloudstreet / by Tim Winton

This is another one of those books you describe with the hackneyed phrase, “I couldn’t put it down.” Although Cloudstreet and Tim Winton have been on the literary scene for some time now, this was my first introduction, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.



Cloudstreet follows the lives of two families, the Pickles and Lambs, as they share a dilapidated old mansion in postwar Perth. For the longest time I thought the oldest Pickles daughter, Rose, was the main character in the story, but as I… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 1:50

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At 10:08 on May 14, 2010, Jane B said…
Hi Kim - glad to have an international member of Mosman Readers!

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