Tag Archives: Australia

In Here

A seven-year-old named Millie Bird, is the heroine of Lost and Found by Australian author Brooke Davis. Millie’s father has died and soon afterward her mother takes her to the ladies underware department at the store. Instructing her daughter to … Continue reading

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Droves of Dysfunction

Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting is a new novel filled with colorful characters. The name of the main character, Tallulah de Longland, is magical! There are many other people in this book who comprise the universe she lives in, … Continue reading

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Human Sacrifice

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan has been named winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize. It is the second nominated book I have read and I found it riveting. This is a fictional novel based … Continue reading

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Disasterous Schemes

Oranges and Sunshine by Margaret Humphreys chronicles the heartbreaking true story of 150,000 British children who, over the course of many years, were deported from England to Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe, and New Zealand without the permission or knowledge of their … Continue reading

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Goals and Dreams

True North by Jill Ker Conway is the continuation of her story after she emigrated to the U.S.  After reading The Road from Coorain, I wanted to read about the rest of Ker’s life.  I am sorry to say I … Continue reading

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The Bleating Bush

I became interested in reading The Road From Coorain by Jill Ker Conway after watching a Masterpiece Theatre movie based on the book.  The story intrigued me and I tracked down a copy of the book so that I might … Continue reading

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Tenacity or Stupidity?

I regretfully admit I read 162 pages of The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldbloom before throwing in the towel.  Initially, I was visually seduced by the interesting book jacket and the fact that this book won the 2008 AWF Award. … Continue reading

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