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To the Highlands by Jon Doust
  4 stars – an excellent book as per Bookseller+Publisher ratings system What is a man and how does a boy become one? Jack Muir was searching for the answers to these questions in Boy on a Wire, the first book in Jon Doust’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age trilogy. Long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award in 2010 [...]
Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht #AWW2015

Eleanor Limprecht’s second novel (which follows her 2013 debut What Was Left) unfolds in Sydney in the early 1900s at a time when options for women were still very limited. It follows the life of dressmaker Rebecca Sinclair. Married at 19 to the seemingly charming Don, Rebecca sees marriage as an escape from impoverishment and […]

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