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I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

From Goodreads: “Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful … Continue reading

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Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough

Set in Australia in the 1920’s, Bittersweet is the story of four sisters (two sets of twins) who thought that nothing could ever come between them.  As the girls all become nurses and enter the world of  1920’s womanhood,  the desire … Continue reading

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A Fortunate Life by Albert Facey

Albert Facey was a storyteller.  Australian born in the late 1800’s, his mother abandoned him at just two years of age.  From then on, he led a remarkable life from being farmed out at a young age (to cruel and … Continue reading

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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton’s saga of two working-class Australian families who come to share a large house together in an attempt to recover after disaster strikes both families. I loved the charm of the Pickle and Lamb families and Winton’s … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Set in Australia and Thailand during World War II, The Narrow Road to the Deep North tells the tale of survival of the human spirit, and the narrow line between virtue and inhumanity. This is a wonderful book club book.  … Continue reading

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The Secret River by Kate Grenville

“The Alexander, with its cargo of convicts, had bucked over the face of the ocean for the better part of a year.  Now it had fetched up at the end of the earth.  There was no lock on the door … Continue reading

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