Category Archives: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014

Review: Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko

A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare from one of Australia’s most admired Indigenous voices. When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping for a … Continue reading

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Review: Perfections by Kirstyn McDermott (AWW2014)

  Two sisters. One wish. Unimaginable consequences. Not all fairytales are for children. Antoinette and Jacqueline have little in common beyond a mutual antipathy for their paranoid, domineering mother, a bond which has united them since childhood. In the aftermath … Continue reading

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Review: The Secret River by Kate Grenville (AWW2014)

In 1806 William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman and a man of quick temper but deep compassion, steals a load of wood and, as a part of his lenient sentence, is deported, along with his beloved wife, Sal, to the … Continue reading

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Review: Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres (AWW2014)

When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. Dead bodies start piling up around her, so she decides on the latter. Something terrible … Continue reading

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Review: The Other Tree by D.K. Mok

It’s been four years since Chris Arlin graduated with a degree that most people think she made up, and she’s still no closer to scraping up funding for her research into rare plants. Instead, she’s stacking shelves at the campus … Continue reading

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Review: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina

The Reckoning destroyed civilisation. Rising from the ashes, some people have developed unique abilities, and society is scared of them. Guided by the ancient spirits of the land, Ashala Wolf will do anything to keep them safe. When Ashala is … Continue reading

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