The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review. Middle grade fiction set in Australia about refugees living in an immigration detention centre. Sadly necessary reading.
A Horse Walks into a Bar, by David Grossman 4.5 stars! Book review! Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2017 Translated from Hebrew Do not be fooled by the title - this book is not a joke. This is a deep and heartfelt character study and is simply sublime! Literary fiction
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
Autumn, by Ali Smith. Book Review.
Small Things, by Mel Tregonning. 2017 Gold Ledger Winner, and raising awareness of mental illness
Judas, by Amos Oz. Book review. Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2017. Translated from the Hebrew.
See What I Have Done, by Sarah SchmidtBook review! 4 stars!This is one disturbing read. The fictionalised account of time around the murder of Lizzie Borden's father and step-mother. Lizzie Borden was famously accused and acquitted of the crime.Lizzie is one of the most disturbing characters I have ever read!Read my review here: http://www.readandlivewell.com/2017/05/06/see-what-i-have-done-by-sarah-schmidt/
Between a Wolf and a Dog, by Georgia Blain, book review. This literary fiction novel was shortlisted for The Stella Prize 2017.