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Transit of Angels by Desney King

Title: Transit of Angels Author: Desney King Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Pilyara Press Published: 19th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 285 Price: $27.99 Synopsis: Is there life after death?  Angelica is thirty-four when her beloved husband, Bill, is killed in a motorbike accident. She knows Bill is dead. Yet she yearns to be reunited with… Continue reading Transit of Angels by Desney King

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A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink

Title: A Treacherous Country Author: K.M. Kruimink Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 21st April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The winner of the prestigious literary award that has launched over a hundred authors - The Australian/Vogel's Literary award WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN/VOGEL'S LITERARY AWARD There is a woman,… Continue reading A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink

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The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Title: The God Child Author: Nana Oforiatta Ayim Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: Maya grows up in Germany knowing that her parents are different: from one another, and from the rest of the world. Her reserved, studious father is distant; and her beautiful,… Continue reading The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim

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Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

Title: Crossing the Lines Author: Sulari Gentill Genre: Literary Fiction, Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 1st August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 265 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Winner of the Ned Kelly Best Crime Fiction Award 2018 When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer… Continue reading Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

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The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Title: The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die Author: Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay Genre: Fiction Publisher: John Murray Press Published: 9th July 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 170 Price: $27.99 Synopsis:At eighteen, Somlata married into the Mitras: a once noble Bengali household whose descendants have taken to pawning off the family gold to keep up appearances. When Pishima, the embittered… Continue reading The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

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The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys

Title: The Artist's Portrait Author: Julie Keys Genre: Mystery/Literary/Historical Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 26th March 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A story about art, murder, and making your place in history. Whatever it was that drew me to Muriel, it wasn't her charm. In 1992, morning sickness drives Jane to pre-dawn walks… Continue reading The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys

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The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

Title: The Orchardist's Daughter Author: Karen Viggers Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:A story of freedom, forgiveness and finding the strength to break free. International bestselling writer Karen Viggers returns to remote Tasmania, the setting of her most popular novel The Lightkeeper's Wife. Sixteen-year-old… Continue reading The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

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Jane Austen Reading Challenge

This year, I am adding another challenge to my list. This one will be more of a casual one, that I will disperse throughout the year. Inspired by a blog called Bunny's Girl, and her challenge to read six Jane Austen novels and six Jane Austen inspired novels between January and December of 2019, I… Continue reading Jane Austen Reading Challenge

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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

  This year I pledged to read fifteen books - which I had completed by at least March, if not earlier. I read a total of seventy-nine books and reviewed seventy-eight - one review is due to go live in January and as a result, also counts towards my 2019 challenge. One book from this… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

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Book Bingo Twenty-two – a prize winning book, a book by someone over sixty, and a book with a yellow cover.

With 2018 rushing towards its busy, and warm conclusion, and in consultation with my fellow book bingo players, I have assigned some previously read books to the following categories, and have assigned my prize-winning category is taken up this time by 2007 Aurealis Best Children's Book winning series, The Chain of Charms by Kate Forsyth,… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-two – a prize winning book, a book by someone over sixty, and a book with a yellow cover.