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More reviews for Mother of Pearl

There are good book reviews, which are nice. There are also reviews which see not just to the heart of your book, but hear the murmurings of your subconcious as you wrote it, and you soar like an eagle because … Continue reading

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Review: Stay With Me

Stay With Me by Australian YA author Maureen McCarthy is narrated by Tess Browne, who has been living outside Byron Bay with her violent and abusive boyfriend, Jay, since she finished school. At the age of 21, a chance meeting … Continue reading

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Review: Razorhurst

It’s a long time since reading a novel has made me gasp out loud, but it happened with Justine Larbalestier’s Razorhurst, a gripping, bloody, at times heartbreaking novel, set in Sydney’s inner east in 1932. The term ‘Razorhurst’, as Larbalestier … Continue reading

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Review: e-baby

e-baby, a new play by Australian journalist and cartoonist Jane Cafarella, does a brilliant job of laying bare the complex issues involved in commercial surrogacy arrangements, even when, as in this story about Australian IM (‘intended mother’) and American surrogate, … Continue reading

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Review: Unnatural Habits

Explaining his reason for wrapping up the Kenzie-Gennaro series, Dennis Lehane allegedly says, “Have you every heard anyone say ‘The seventeenth book in the series was my favorite’?” Perhaps Mr Lehane lacks Ms Greenwood’s chutzpah as I’m here to say Unnatural Habits, … Continue reading

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Review: Comeback

Comeback is the 35th novel Peter Corris has written featuring Sydney-based PI Cliff Hardy since the first, The Dying Trade, was published in 1980. There are also two collections of short stories, ‘Cliff Hardy Cases’. Comeback opens with a quote from British boxer … Continue reading

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More reviews for The Half-Child

I was thrilled to see The Half Child given a four-star review by Kath Lockett in the latest edition of The Big Issue — one of my favourite publications. I especially liked the closing line: “Funny, heart-wrenching and informative, Savage’s heroine … Continue reading

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