Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Walkabout by James Vance Marshall

 Source: Personal Copy Five words from the blurb: Australia, outback, survival, Aboriginal, cultures Walkabout is a classic book about two American children who become stranded in the Australian outback after a plane crash. They are rescued by an Aboriginal boy who teaches them how to survive in this difficult climate. It is a short, easy […]

Demons by Wayne Macauley

 Source: Free review copy received from publisher Five words from the blurb: friends, remote, stories, society, fiction A couple of years ago I read Wayne Macauley’s debut novel, The Cook, and loved it; so when I was offered a review copy of his new book I snapped up the chance. Unfortunately Demons isn’t in the same league […]

Lost and Found by Brooke Davis (Audio book)

Narrated by : Helen Walsh, Nicolette McKenzie and Nigel Carrington  Five words from the blurb: girl, journey, discover, death, hope Two trends seem to have dominated the fiction market recently: Old people discovering the joys of life and doing adventurous/dangerous things Child narrators, particularly those having a tough life. Lost and Found manages to combine the two in a […]

Into That Forest by Louis Nowra

Five words from the blurb: girls, lost, wild, Tasmania, tigers Into That Forest is a powerful book about two girls who find themselves alone in the wilderness after a tragic accident. Lost in the dense forests of Tasmania, they are cold and hungry; but their lives are saved by a Tasmanian tiger. They develop a […]

Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser

 Winner of 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award Five words from the blurb: world, guides, tourist, return, dreams Questions of Travel picked up almost every literary award possible when it was released in Australia. It also received a very mixed selection of reviews. I was interested to see how I’d react to this divisive book so […]

The Engagement by Chloe Hooper

Five words from the blurb: weekend, handsome, man, property, trap Chloe Hooper was shortlisted for the Orange Prize her debut novel, A Child’s Book of True Crime. Her new book, The Engagement, is getting a lot of positive press in Australia and since I had an unsolicited review copy sitting on my shelf I decided […]