Best Books of 2011: Amy’s Picks

11 Jul, 2012 by

1. That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (The Book That Blew me Away) This year’s Miles Franklin winner is complex, gorgeous, and...

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Review: Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

11 Jul, 2012 by

Set at some unmarked time post-perestroika, Snowdrops is the written confession of an English man, Nick, to his unnamed fiancée. The...

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Review: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

11 Jul, 2012 by

After two adult literary novels and two haunting short story collections, Maile Meloy turns her hand to young adult fiction for the...

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Review: Reamde by Neal Stephenson

10 Jul, 2012 by

Neal Stephenson has amassed a staggeringly impressive oeuvre at this point in his career. From the mix of future tech and forgotten...

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Review: Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch

10 Jul, 2012 by

“I was born twice. First in a wooden room that jutted out over the black water of the Thames, and then again eight years later...

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Review: The Amateur Science of Love by Craig Sherborne

10 Jul, 2012 by

The Amateur Science of Love is the first novel by journalist, memoirist, poet and playwright Craig Sherborne. Having published two...

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Review: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

10 Jul, 2012 by

In his second novel, Patrick deWitt reinvigorates the Western genre with this darkly funny yet thought-provoking adventure story...

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Review: Black Jesus by Simone Felice

10 Jul, 2012 by

Singer-songwriter Simone Felice, best known for his critically acclaimed folk/rock albums with The Felice Brothers and The Duke and...

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Review: Violin Lessons by Arnold Zable

10 Jul, 2012 by

Violin Lessons, the latest book from Arnold Zable, lies somewhere between a memoir and a series of short stories. Composed of eleven...

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Review: The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen

10 Jul, 2012 by

Set on a remote island, sometime after ‘the war’, The Vanishing Act examines its handful of residents through the eyes of Minou, a...

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