Book Description For once, Jack Susko is feeling pretty good: his secondhand bookshop is on the up, and the cops haven’t been around in ages. Even his cat, Lois, is being nice to him. Then one morning a beautiful woman knocks on Jack’s door and hands him an eviction notice. His former boss, a corrupt […]
Oscar and Lucinda Synopsis : A young Anglican minister who looks like a scarecrow, thinks like an angel, and gambles like the devil; a teenage Australian heiress who buys a glass factory to help liberate her sex; a fanatical fundamentalist who is a famous marine artist and biologist; a Sydney bookkeeper who viciously leads an […]
Today I welcome Fiona Leonard, author of The Chicken Thief to Booklover Book Reviews. But first of all, who is Fiona Leonard? Fiona Leonard has had a string of perfect jobs. Fiona was recruited out of university to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and spent the next ten years being paid to […]
♦ This title is an Aussie Author Challenge 2015 Recommended Read ♦ _________ The Chicken Thief Synopsis : Alois is The Chicken Thief, an intelligent young man impelled into a life of crime as a means of survival in southern Africa. The political climate is turbulent, with the current President experiencing lagging popularity, and under […]
The Forgotten Garden Synopsis Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s […]
So that’s 7 books by 7 different authors, so far…
Other books by Aussie Authors I’ll be reading in the coming months include
The Big Ask as with other titles in Shane Maloney’s Murray Whelan Series is a wonderful mix of thrilling action and caustic wit.
Murray Whelan is an underdog who seems to just get up everytime life knocks you down. He makes mistakes – big ones – but he inevitably figures out a way to deliver a bit of his own Robin Hood justice to those who mistake him for a patsy.
I really enjoyed Australian author Toni Jordan’s debut novel Addition because of its quirkiness and refreshing approach to chick lit (read my review), and so I eagerly awaited the publication of her second novel.
In Fall Girl Toni Jordan has created an interesting premise and quirky characters for the reader to be engaged and surprised by.
In The Broken Shore Peter Temple has created characters that display the darker side of humanity that is all too present in society, whether we choose to admit it or not.
There is a relentless and very personal message contained in The Broken Shore, a continual surging towards the delivery of justice in an imperfect world by imperfect people – symbolic of waves crashing into a shore. This is no pollyanna story – some readers may find the subject matter confronting (over and above the use of language I’ve already mentioned).
April is Aussie Author Month – a great initiative by some wonderful fellow Aussie book bloggers covering a wide range of genres.
Marg at Adventures of An Intrepid Reader talks about all the exciting things going on such as author interviews and giveaways and how you too can get involved at this Aussie Author Month kick-off post! Kudos to the designer of the button too.