Book Reviews

Ten Years On

2019-09-07T08:25:21+00:00September 7th, 2019|

A moving and courageous story of recovery from disaster and loss. By Melanie Harris-Brady I read this book over two sittings on one night. I found it almost impossible to put down, and in fact, woke in the middle of the night, got [...]

Mr Wigg

2019-09-08T21:59:54+00:00September 7th, 2019|

By Inga Simpson Finished this utterly delightful book yesterday - an inspiration to slow down and enjoy the small things in life, which otherwise passes us by far too quickly. If you love home grown fruits and vegetables, home-made meals and treats and would like [...]

The Lost Child

2019-09-08T22:00:08+00:00September 7th, 2019|

A Tribute to Freefall Writing Approach By Suzanne McCourt An outstanding literary work, a haunting portrayal of the wild southern coast of Australia, a disturbing, quirky and moving coming-of-age tale of a young girl. What amazed me again and again about this book [...]

Laurinda

2019-09-08T22:01:38+00:00September 7th, 2019|

Opens up the inside world of teenage girls with the delicacy and unflinching precision of a forensic anthropologist   Lucy Lam, Vietnamese boat refugee, has the advantage of several years at a local Western suburbs high school where she is well-liked and confident. [...]

Messages for Sun

2019-09-08T22:01:46+00:00September 7th, 2019|

A Meditation on Young Romance I read a lot of young adult fiction and find much of it "dumbed-down" these days...riding along on plot ploys and dramatic twists designed to capture the elusive attention of our multi-tasking, digitally-immersed youth. It was refreshing and uplifting [...]

My Hip Goddess

2019-09-08T22:02:46+00:00September 7th, 2019|

Oddly outrageous and wackily wise - the perfect gift for wilding women I just love this book - it's entirely original. This is a goddess who steps outside the hackneyed new age stereotypes and who calls to all women in their middle and [...]