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Book Reflections – Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Transcription by Kate Atkinson is a great book! Atkinson uses 3 time periods in the book. We start in 1981 with the reminisces of Juliet after she is knocked down … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 10 Comments

Book Reflections – The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

I loved reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is set in England shortly after the time of King Arthur. The Romans have left, the Saxons live side by … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 6 Comments

Book Reflections – One foot wrong by Sophie Laguna

Sophie Laguna is a talented writer. In One foot wrong we meet Hester, a girl sequestered in her house by her cruel, religious parents. Poor Hester has an extremely small … Continue reading

March 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

Book Reflections – Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller is a modern tale of an ancient Greek goddess. Circe is the daughter of the powerful Titan, Helios, and a conniving sea nymph, Perse. Circe is … Continue reading

March 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

The Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine is a novel about a retired, socially isolated woman in Beirut, Lebanon. Aaliyah was unloved and unwanted as a child after her father died … Continue reading

February 3, 2021 · 5 Comments

Book Reflections – The Yield by Tara June Winch

The Yield by Tara June Winch is a modern Australian novel set in an inland town in New South Wales. Winch alternates between 3 narrators: recently deceased, elderly Albert Goondiwindi, … Continue reading

January 10, 2021 · 8 Comments

Book Reflections – The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

My new friend from Chile lent me her favourite book, The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. This historical novel follows four generations of a wealthy family in Chile. … Continue reading

December 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Book Reflections – Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

There’s a buzz in Australia about the book Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. Now I know why. The history we were taught about the colonisation of Australia limits the Indigenous … Continue reading

November 30, 2020 · 6 Comments

Book Reflections – Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D Yalom

The accomplished psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom, presents ten case studies in this fascinating and well-written book. Most of the patients have extreme issues that are not easy to relate to but … Continue reading

November 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

Book Reflections – Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor

Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor follows the Upper Middle Class King family in Sydney, Australia, in about 2010, during a downturn in the stock market and real estate market. Marie … Continue reading

October 1, 2020 · 2 Comments