Book Review / Here Until August by Josephine Rowe
By Izabella Antoniou
“Rowe’s work revels in the lyrical beauty of ordinary, minute details – bringing a romantic edge to the moments of our lives we may not recognise as significant.” – Izabella Antoniou reviews Here Until August by Josephine Rowe.
Book Review / The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassah
By Jan Allerton
“Although set predominantly within migrant communities, these characters and emotions could be true of many longer-term citizens. The cover image writes its own summary: suburbia, working class, blinds lowered over privacy and secret pain.” – Jan Allerton reviews The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassah
Book Review / apparently by Joanne Burns
By Beatriz Copello
“If Burns wrote music, I would say she does not miss a beat, whether she raises issues about the past or the present, she does with conviction, with vivid imagery and poignant comments.” – Beatriz Copello reviews apparently by Joanne Burns
Book Review / Horatio Squeak by Karen Foxlee
By Michelle Wanasundera
“Horatio Squeak is about giving unlikely friends a chance and being brave despite your fears. It’s not enough to listen to your true feelings — one needs to voice those thoughts, even if it is just a squeak!” – Michelle Wanasundera reviews Horatio Squeak by Karen Foxlee.
Book Review / #MeToo Stories from the Australian Movement
By Izabella Antoniou
“#MeToo Stories from the Australian movement is an excellent attempt in navigating what is often a vacuous and ever expansive topic, bringing to the forefront perspectives and writers that otherwise would be washed away in an abundance of hashtags and online vitriol.” – Izabella Antoniou reviews #MeToo Stories from the Australian movement, an anthology edited by Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Natalie Kon-yu.
Book Review / Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse
By Myra Opdyke
“Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse is a raw depiction of one woman’s struggle with postnatal depression and anxiety, her reliance on psychoanalysis, and her eventual exploration of various fields which seek to study and treat mental conditions.” – Myra Opdyke reviews Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse.