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By Fiona Kelly McGregor -
Iris by Miles Franklin short-listee and multiform artist, Fiona Kelly McGregor, trails the journey of eponymous protagonist, Iris Mary Webber (née Shingles). ...Read Review
By Alex Landragin -
Spanning one hundred and fifty years (from the Pacific in the 18th century to Paris in World War Two), seven lifetimes, and read ...Read Review
By Miriam Sved -
It is Brooklyn, 1950, and the appearance of a mysterious parcel containing mathematical workings arrives in the afternoon mail. Its contents, however, are from ...Read Review
By Shirley Barrett -
Published 2015Published 2016
Australians may be familiar with the shore whaling enterprises that operated in Twofold Bay, New South Wales, until the early 20th century. A ...Read Review
By Lucy Treloar -
Published 2015Published 2017
In the 1870s, Hester Finch lives a comfortable life in her ancestral family home near Chichester in England, but she is beset by ...Read Review
By Hannah Kent -
Agnes Magnusdottir has been found guilty of murder. As the authorities wrangle over the date and method of her execution, she is sent ...Read Review
By Richard Flanagan -
In 1828, a convicted forger is exiled to Van Dieman’s Island, i.e., Tasmania. Thus begin the fabulous adventures of William Buelou Gould. ...Read Review
By Niall Williams -
The story opens in early 19th-century Ireland. Francis Foley’s wife leaves him after he steals a telescope from their landlord. Francis flees ...Read Review
By Rodney Hall -
At the end of World War I, 17-year-old Audrey McNeil joins the rest of her small Australian town to welcome home the returning ...Read Review
By Simone Lazaroo -
The aftermath of war is examined in this love story of two individuals from two completely different worlds: a young Eurasian woman from ...Read Review
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