The Book Thief Synopsis : It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel’s father was taken away on the breath of a […]
I need your help to name our koala mascot for the Aussie Author Challenge 2012! From your entries I will create a short-list of names that we can all vote on. There will be a prize for the person who first submits an entry for the name that wins the final vote! I will purchase […]
Avenue of Eternal Peace Synopsis Beijing is a city of opportunity and danger when cancer specialist Wally Frith arrives there from Sydney. Chance encounters have life-changing consequences. As the doctor’s journey spirals back into his own family story, memories and ghosts shadow the seductions of the present. Avenue of Eternal Peace is a kaleidoscopic novel of […]
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.