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Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz, translated by Laura Watkinson

Title: Talking to Alaska Author: Anna Woltz, translated by Laura Watkinson Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia/Rock the Boat Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: "A powerful story of two unlikely friends brought together by the love of a dogIt only takes one day at their new school for Parker and… Continue reading Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz, translated by Laura Watkinson

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Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

I participated in seven reading challenges this year and completed most of them successfully so far, at the time of writing in November. One that I completed successfully was the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge.  For this challenge, I was lucky to be able to use many review books, or books I was reading at the… Continue reading Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

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The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting

Title: The Bell in the Lake Author: Lars Mytting Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 10th March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 392 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE SIXTEEN TREES OF THE SOMME. Norway, 1880. In the secluded… Continue reading The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting

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The Wolf and The Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

Title: The Wolf and The Watchman Author: Niklas Natt och Dag Genre: Crime/Scandi Noir Publisher: Hachette/John Murray Published: 12th February 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 407 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Best Debut, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017 'Thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful' Fredrik Backman The year is 1793, Stockholm. King Gustav of Sweden has… Continue reading The Wolf and The Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

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Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

It's that time of the fortnight, when Book Bingo Saturday with Amanda Barrett of Mrs B's Book Reviews and Theresa Smith of Theresa Smith Writes has rolled around. As this is my second go around, and after this week and next fortnight, I still have ten squares left, there will be a few posts where… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

Title: The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Author: Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bonnier/Allen and Unwin Published: 29th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of… Continue reading The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

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The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers

Title: The Seventh Cross Author: Anna Seghers, translated from the German by Margot  Bettauer Dembo Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: First published 1942, republished 29th May 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 390 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, The Seventh Cross is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of… Continue reading The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers

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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting

Title: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme Author: Lars Mytting Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia: MacLehose Press Published: 8th August, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 405 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A 20th-century family saga of epic scale, by the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD. By Norway's bestselling novelist and the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of… Continue reading The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting

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Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada

Title: Memoirs of a Polar Bear Author: Yoko Tawada, translated by Susan Bernofsky Genre: Fiction Publisher: Granta/Allen and Unwin Published: 29th March 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $27.99 Synopsis: A story of three polar bears: a memoirist who flees the Soviet Union; a dancer in an East Berlin circus; and Knut, a baby bear… Continue reading Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada

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Between Enemies by Andrea Molesini

Title: Between Enemies Author: Andrea Molesini Publisher: Atlantic Category: Fiction Pages: 348 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 18/11/15 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: November 1917. When Austrian forces advance into Northern Italy, the aristocratic Spada family finds their estate requisitioned by enemy soldiers. A cruel act of violence against a group of local village girls sparks their… Continue reading Between Enemies by Andrea Molesini