book review

Peach – Emma Glass

2018-06-04T16:58:08+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Sarah's review
Prepare to be surprised, puzzled and disoriented. Peach, by young debut author Emma Glass, is a vivid, visceral novella that opens in a nightmare. The protagonist Peach, staggers home after being assaulted, blood trickling down her legs, and the smell of her attacker on her skin. Nothing will ever be the same again. She has changed, but her reality hasn’t. Her assault stalks her waking life: it contaminates her work, home life and romance.

Saga Land – Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason

2018-06-04T16:51:39+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Kate's review
I loved Richard Fidler’s earlier book, Ghost Empire, about his journey to Constantinople with his son, which entwined travel-writing with history and legend in a very personable and beguiling way. I’ve also been interested in Iceland and its astonishing sagas for quite some time. So I was keen to read Saga Land from the second I heard about it.

Two Steps Forward

2018-04-27T13:32:02+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sarah's review
What’s not to like? Two Steps Forward is a light-hearted, romantic romp across the world-heritage-listed Camino; a pilgrim’s path that crosses France and Spain. The characters do all the hard work: the walking (a mere 2,000 kilometres), the socialising (200,000 pilgrims attempt the trail each year), and the soul-searching (who doesn’t have problems); while you sit back and enjoy the journey.

Two Steps Forward

2018-03-18T18:20:44+11:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Kate's review
A charming romantic comedy set on the Camino Trail, Two Steps Forward is told in alternating chapters between the voices of Martin, an engineer from Yorkshire, and Zoe, an artist from California. Both are struggling with hurt and bereavement in their lives. Graeme Simsion writes in the voice of mechanically-minded Martin, and Anne Buist writes from the point-of-view of zany Zoe.

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