Aus. Women Writers Challenge, Reviews

Review: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

People of the Book (2008) by Geraldine Brooks (2008) I cannot recommend this work highly enough. It is a beautiful epic work spanning centuries of lives affected, connected and separated by war, borders, culture, religion, faith, family and love. The story follows the fantastic journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a medieval Jewish prayer book of unknown… Read More Review: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Aus. Women Writers Challenge, Reviews

Review: The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly

  The Wonders (2015) by Paddy O’Reilly *this review contains spoilers!* This is a wonderful book, and I’m not even saying that as a pun: it really is wonderful. O’Reilly’s work explores the notion of being a ‘freak’, a celebrity and a human being. Her characters are vivid, flawed and relatable, their hopes, relationships and lives fragile… Read More Review: The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly