Category: Australian author

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya In 1939 Nazi Germany a young girl with a foster family begins collecting found books and attempting to understand her new reality. ⚑ “The Book Thief was my book choice and I was glad for it, an easy… Continue Reading “The Book Thief – Markus Zusak”

Coming Rain – Stephen Daisley

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS Two lone companions take work shearing for a large farm, where the younger of them, Lew, falls in love with the farmer’s daughter, Clara. ➤ “My initial thoughts of Coming Rain were that it reminded me of John Steinbeck’s… Continue Reading “Coming Rain – Stephen Daisley”

The Harp In The South – Ruth Park

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia The portrayal of an Irish-Australian family living in the slums of Surrey Hills in the ’40s. Ruth Park is a New Zealand-born Australian. ❍ “The Harp of The South was a bit of an average read for me.  It did make… Continue Reading “The Harp In The South – Ruth Park”

The Narrow Road To The Deep North – Richard Flanagan

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Australian doctor Dorrigo Evans is forced to work on the Burma Railway while held as a POW in WWII ✎ This is the story of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian surgeon. It is about his time in a Japanese prisoner of war… Continue Reading “The Narrow Road To The Deep North – Richard Flanagan”

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Set in the American west coast in 1851, this book is a Western parody ✔ “Eli and Charlie Sisters are brothers and assassins living on the West Coast of America in 1851 during the Nevada Mountain gold rush. They are hired… Continue Reading “The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt”

Summertime – J M Coetzee

READ FOR BOOKERTHON This fictionalised memoir details the life of John Coetzee from the perspective of five people who have known him.  ❚ “In this book, a fictional young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee. The… Continue Reading “Summertime – J M Coetzee”