December 13, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection - a meditation on love, art and commitment, set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history, Marina Abramovic's The Artist is Present. She watched as the final hours of The Artist is Present passed by, sitter after sitter in a gaze with the woman [...]
December 12, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair [...]
December 11, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Whole Bright Year by Debra Oswald

In the summer of 1976 it's picking season on an Australian stone-fruit orchard run by Celia, a hard-working woman in her early forties. Years ago, when her husband was killed as a bystander in an armed robbery [...]
December 10, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision [...]
December 6, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Silent Invasion by James Bradley

It's a decade from now and the human race is dying. Plants, animals and humans have been infected by spores from space and become part of a vast alien intelligence. When 16-year-old Callie discovers her little sister Gracie has been infected [...]
December 5, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Where The Dead Go by Sarah Bailey

  You might also like to read my review of another of Sarah Bailey’s books – The Dark Lake: VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Dark Lake by […]
December 4, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Teacher by Gabbie Stroud

In 2014, Gabrielle Stroud was a very dedicated teacher with over a decade of experience. Months later, she resigned in frustration and despair when she realised that the Naplan-test education model was stopping her [...]
December 3, 2019

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon becomes her refuge. 2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on [...]
November 30, 2019

VINTAGE WRITING POST: Q & A for Kate Forsyth on Vasalisa The Wise

Here is the Q & A article on Vasalisa The Wise published in Good Reading Magazine Dec/Jan 17-18   1)The original Russian tale of Vasilisa seems […]