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…

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…

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…

The Narrow Road To The Deep North – Richard Flanagan

READ FOR BOOKERTHON The story of Australian doctor Dorrigo Evans, forced to work on the Burma Railway while held as a POW in WWII. Based on the experiences of the author’s father. ✎ “Evocative, lovely, terrifying, disturbing.  Similar to how I felt after reading…