Category: Book Review

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Book Review: Her Fidelity

Synopsis Kathy has worked at beloved Brisbane indie record store Dusty’s Records for half her life. She arrived as a teenager high on her dad’s supply of Led Zeppelin, stayed through her twenties and suddenly […]

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Book Review: The Angry Women’s Choir

Synopsis Freycinet Barnes has built herself the perfect existence. With beautiful children, a successful husband and a well-ordered schedule, it’s a life so full she simply doesn’t fit.  When she steps outside her calendar and […]

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Book Review: Hip Hop & Hymns

Synopsis Mawunyo Gbogbo is a church-going African Australian girl growing up in the sleepy mining town of Muswellbrook, NSW. At home, her parents argue all the time, and sibling rivalry runs deep. At primary school, […]

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Book Review: Childless

Synopsis I always wanted to have children. The earth might be in trouble—overpopulated, descending into ecological crisis—but I was always sure my kids would help make the world a better place. I would be a […]

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Book Review: Abomination

Synopsis: Melbourne 1999: Ezra and Yonatan are best friends whose lives are forever changed when their school, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Yahel Academy, is rocked by a scandal, and they are thrown onto divergent paths. Twenty […]

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Book Review: Dirty Little Secrets

Synopsis: Countries, relationships, and temples form the destiny of this memoir about a woman who’s in search of her identity and is also struggling with blackmail. The total distance from Delhi to Melbourne is 10,213 […]

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Book Review: Sadvertising

Synopsis: In the mind-bendingly upside-down world of Sadvertising, iPhones have feelings, brands come to life, creative directors disappear into parallel universes and lowly freelancers become immortal. It’s a world where gods, ghosts and muses stalk the […]

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Book Review: Wahala

Synopsis: Ronke, Simi and Boo are inseparable mixed-race friends living in London. They have the gift of two cultures, Nigerian and English, though not all of them choose to see it that way. When Isobel, […]

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Book Review: The Maid

Synopsis: I am your maid.I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.But what do you know about me? Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in […]

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Book Review: KillerNova

Synopsis: The island of Borneo was once the most heavily wooded in the world, and its people have always carved wood beautifully. In Killernova, grappling with his heritage, Omar Musa remixes this ancient art form […]

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BOOK REVIEW: A GOOD WINTER

Synopsis: When Olga’s friend Lara becomes a grandmother, Olga helps out whenever she can. After all, it’s a big imposition on Lara, looking after her bereaved daughter and the baby. And the new mother is […]

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Book Review: When Love Sticks Around

When Love Sticks Around by Danielle Dayney is a beautiful tribute to her bittersweet childhood consisting of moving essays on life, loss, acceptance, and everything that comes in between. Each of us has a journey that […]

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Book Review: Ten Thousand Aftershocks

“The key to survival is defined as the ability to adapt to change, but if you are miserable, are you still surviving?” Ten Thousand Aftershocks is a deep, captivating memoir of family, trauma, and surviving the […]

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Book Review: The Paper Palace

“Does letting go mean losing everything you have, or does it mean gaining everything you never had?” Has it ever happened to you that sometimes even before you’ve started reading, you already know you’re going […]