Month: February 2011

Bliss & The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel Bliss tells the story of a dinner party where secrets abound. The Garden Party captures the story of an upper-middle class NZ family preparing for a garden party. ✔ “These two short stories were my favourite of all the…

In A German Pension – Katherine Mansfield

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A young woman observes the absurd and grotesque while staying in a German pension. A short story collection from the Modernist era. ✔ “Very much a book of character studies, with short stories all featuring the same protagonist, a young Englishwoman…

Where We Once Belonged – Sia Figel

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy This Commonwealth Prize winner follows the traditional Samoan storytelling form of su’ifefiloi (linked vignettes) as it tells the coming-of-age story of 13-year-old Alofa Filiga. ✔ “Oooh spooky, when I started typing this up Sia’s Chandelier came up on Spotify. …