Book Review / The Book of Ordinary People by Claire Varley
By Amanda McLeod
“Varley has experience working in migrant and refugee communities, and in violence prevention initiatives, which lends her fiction an authentic voice and genuine gravitas.”
Amanda Mcleod reviews The Book of Ordinary People, a snapshot of present-day multiculteral Australia.
Book Review / The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht
By Amanda McLeod
“Limprecht’s research shines through in the rich detail that brings Sarah’s journey to life. Her recreation of wartime Sydney is vibrant, perfectly capturing the blend of excitement and uncertainty in that era.”
Amanda McLeod reviews The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht, an immersive novel about life in early Sydney.
Book Review / Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha
By Annie Zhang
“Her stories thrum with undercurrents of anger at the unjust hands these women are continuously dealt.”
Annie Zhang reviews Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha, a collection of stories which challenge our traditional notions of the heroin and her role.
Book Review / A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski
By Jan Allerton
“Would you join a book club that might challenge you to change your life? This one’s more than wine and laughs.”
Jan Allerton reviews A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski, a compelling novel about four women who take a month away from normality.
Book Review / These Things Are Real by Alan Wearne
By Beatriz Copello
“This is an authentic work, rich in imagery and colloquialisms; a collection that is a true Australian record.”
Beatriz Copello reviews Alan Wearne’s These Things Are True, a witty collection of short narratives and poetry.