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The Beauties. Image on left is a white woman with long wavy dark hair, wearing a brownish top in front of foliage. On the right is a book cover featuring a 17th century woman in a puffy blue dress holding a flower.

Book review: The Beauties, Lauren Chater

An historical fiction set in the 17th century about female agency, art and power.

Whenever You're Ready. Image on left is a headshot of Trish Bolton, a middle aged woman with grey wavy shoulder length hair. On right is a pink book cover with an illustration of a table laid for tea with a teapot, watermelon and a banksia in a in jar. The title is in green and the author's name in white.

Book review: Whenever You're Ready, Trish Bolton

A debut novel from a Melbourne-based author in which a trio of 70-something women take the spotlight.

Cool Water. On the left is a head shot of a woman with red lipstick and short dark hair, she is looking slightly defensively at the camera. On the right is a blue book cover of a fish in a jar and the title in yellow.

Book review: Cool Water, Myfanwy Jones

Fathers and sons and how damage can be inherited.


Book review: Always Will Be, Mykaela Saunders

Speculative fiction that foregrounds the Indigenous experience.

What I Would Do to You. On the left is an author headshot of a smiling Caucasian woman with large leaf-shaped dangly earrings, red lipstick and short red/brown hair with a fringe combed to one side. The book cover on the right has the title in big black letters over images of cut flowers.

Book review: What I Would Do to You, Georgia Harper

What would you do if faced with the shocking conundrum explored here?

Tilda is Visible. On the left is an author image from the torso up of a Caucasian women with shoulder length centre parted strawberry blonde hair and red lipstick. She is wearing a white T shirt and smiling at the camera. On the right is a book cover with the title of the book in large yellow letters on pink and yellow background, slashed diagonally and a line drawing of a woman holding a camera.

Book review: Tilda is Visible, Jane Tara

A novel about sisterhood and ageism that is poignant, surreal and empathetic.

A children's book titled 'Manyi Nganyjaali' by Delphine Shandley. The orange cover has three people in a red car with 'bush tomatoes' written across it.

Bilingual Indigenous books preserving language while storytelling

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Baya Gawiy Buga yani Jandu yani u Centre have published four children's books by…

Rebecca F Kuang speaking at All About Women 2024, Sydney Opera House. Photo: Jaimi Joy. Kuang is wearing a black sleeveless dress with floral patterns with her hands raised in the middle of explaining something. She has black tied-up hair and a black fringe. On the left is the cover of ‘Yellowface’, with two slanted almond eyes on a bright yellow background.

Yellowface: insights from Rebecca F Kuang

Rebecca F Kuang’s debut literary fiction, ‘Yellowface’ has taken the publishing world by storm. She revealed more about the book's…

Appreciation. On the left is an author headshot of a young man with a closely shaved beard and moustache and a black round neck top. On the right is an illustration of a person in black holding a painter's palette, against a blue (they are standing in water) and orange backdrop with their head exploding in flames.

Book review: Appreciation, Liam Pieper

A confusing and, at times, ill-paced romp.

Lead Us Not. Image on left is a book cover in beige of a bare arm reaching round a wall. On the right is a head shot of a young smiling woman with shoulder length hair and blue eyes.

Book review: Lead Us Not, Abbey Lay

What happens when a friend ghosts you and you have no idea why?

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