My Last Continent Synopsis : It is only at the end of the world — among the glacier mountains and frigid waters of Antarctica — where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows […]
It has been a big 48 hours for reading enthusiasts, with the 2016 Man Booker Dozen and the Ned Kelly Awards and Davitt Awards Shortlists being announced.
The Trouble With Goats and Sheep Synopsis : Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and utterly charming debut about a community in need of absolution and two girls learning what it means to belong. England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors […]
Fates and Furies Synopsis : Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the […]
Black Teeth Synopsis : Jason Ginaff doesn’t get out much. Partly because of the anxiety, mainly because he works at home. Researching people on the internet. Job candidates doing bucket bongs on Instagram accounts they thought they’d deleted; the prospective new head of sales stripping for a hens’ night… He’s been searching for something on his own […]
Olive Kitteridge Synopsis : In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge. At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like […]
Read in a single day, Black Rock White City exceeded my high expectations (read my 5 Star Review). Today Australian author Alec Patrić joins us to discuss its path to publication, the recent Miles Franklin Award shortlisting, what he is currently working on and more… UPDATE: Alec Patric, and his debut Black Rock White City went on to […]
Black Rock White City Synopsis : Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan’s cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words […]
How Happy To Be Synopsis : How Happy to Be captures the life of a disillusioned entertainment journalist as she heads into a downward spiral of ritual substance abuse and empty punditry. Along this path of self-destruction, her past on a West Coast commune, both comic and poignant, keeps intruding. It isn’t until her indiscretions catch up […]
Today we welcome Anna Westbrook to Booklover Book Reviews to share with us how she came to write her debut novel DARK FIRES SHALL BURN. AND thanks to Scribe Publications, we have a paperback copy to giveaway. — Dark Fires Shall Burn is inspired by a true event; the 1946 unsolved murder of eleven-year-old Joan […]
Two titles this fortnight.
Four very different titles arrived this fortnight.