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.