Review: The Sisters’ Song

The Sisters’ Song is a wonderful read, one of the most absorbing books I’ve read in a while. I liked the simplicity of the linear narrative which drew me quickly into the story, combined with great emotional subtlety. The story explores sibling rivalry, the role of women and the limitations placed on them, and what…

The Writing Dog

He is ever alert to the sounds of her. Footsteps upstairs might mean she is coming. She may yet share the couch with him. He will lay his nose on her leg and sigh, tail thumping the upholstery in a contented rhythm. On frost-laden mornings she greets him and lets him out. He hears the … More The Writing Dog

A Gift

Tania wasn’t sure why she’d kept it. A round mirror with a gold bevelled edge, the glass curved. Her touch was hesitant as she removed the wrapping, half expecting him to materialise, or be reflected in the surface like a messenger from the past. He had given it to her near the end, when they … More A Gift

The Luminary

Bessie crouched in the bushes at the top of the paddock. Kangaroos grazed nearby, a joey peeked out of his mother’s pouch as she nosed the grass. The sky was a pale blaze, grey blue with the menace of heat. The house was below, its slate roof dotted with patches of moss, like countries on … More The Luminary

Stone Circle Launch

Kate Murdoch’s debut novel ‘Stone Circle’ will be launched by Dr Jacqueline Ross. December 6 2017 5.00pm Page 8, 543 Hampton Street, Hampton, Victoria ? Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the…

Stone Circle Preorder

Hi everyone, Here are the links so far for preorder of #StoneCircle ahead of release on December 1st. Getting close! x Amazon: http://amzn.to/2x8KKVY Amazon Australia: http://amzn.to/2g114T8 Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2xMkYc9 Booktopia: http://bit.ly/2wswPL7 Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/stone-circle Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2yiOVnu

An Awakening

It was the first holiday Rahda had taken since the funeral one year before. Numbed and hollowed out, she had buried herself in work. She was on an island in the Whitsundays. Her hut on the beach was thin-walled but cosy, with rattan furniture and a lazily-spinning fan. There was a sunlounge on a small … More An Awakening

Book Review — The Dangerous Bride by Lee Kofman

There are multiple layers to this book — it drew me in on so many levels. The author uses her own history to ask questions about love, relationships, monogamy and hidden desires. She bravely questions — why is monogamy seen as the most acceptable way to conduct a relationship, and what would happen if we … More Book Review — The Dangerous Bride by Lee Kofman