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Book review, The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda, Ventura Press

A warm incisive novel about help and self-help and the thin line between failure and success.


Book Review: Nancy Business by R.W.R. McDonald, Allen & Unwin

A rollicking coming-of-age mystery, full of sincerity and humour.


Book Review: The Monster of Her Age by Danielle Binks

A young adult novel explores family dynamics in an alternate version of the Australian film industry.


Book review: The Airways by Jennifer Mills, Pan Macmillan

A ghost story about boundaries, contamination, and the porous corporeality of existence.


Book Review: The Last Bookshop by Emma Young, Fremantle Press

One for the bibliophiles: a small, bespoke business striving for survival in the top end of town.


Book Review: A Voice in the Night by Sarah Hawthorn, Transit Lounge

An uneven thriller; enjoyable but not without flaws


Seventh time lucky: Amanda Lohrey wins 2021 Miles Franklin Award

Lohrey wins for The Labyrinth. a novel about working through the layers of resilience.


Book Review: The Others by Mark Brandi

A child's perspective is clouded by melancholy and dread.


Book Review: Echolalia by Briohny Doyle

A horror story of motherhood and mundanity in the throes of climate change.


Six of the Best: Miles Franklin shortlist for 2021

Six books, with the overarching theme of 'destructive loss' compete for one of our biggest national awards.

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