Aus. Women Writers Challenge, Reviews

Review: Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

Portable Curiosities (2016) by Julie Koh Julie Koh’s first full-length collection of short stories, Portable Curiosities, is a strange journey through an unsettling landscape of curious characters in familiar but altered settings. A young girl’s third eye, located in her navel, sees the undetectable and impolite spirit world. A cooler than cool Sydney entrepreneur fashionista… Read More Review: Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

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Review: Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris (2003) by Sarah Turnbull One of my favourite books, Turnbull’s style is fun and very readable. Her anecdotes are fascinating, and her observations on the problem of belonging to two places are poignant and moving.

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Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2009) by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows This novel, written as a series of letters, begins with a young columnist writing a novel just after the Second World War. A young man from the Channel island of Guernsey writes to her asking for reading recommendations and a friendship… Read More Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows