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Tall Man by Chloe Hooper – mini book review

This Monday’s mini-review is from Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club, and the book they have just read is Tall Man by Chloe Hooper, a non-fiction book about the death of an Aboriginal man in custody which has been serialised … Continue reading

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My Life in a Pea Soup by Lisa Nops

Today’s mini book review is thanks to the First Tuesday Book Club, and is about ‘My Life in a Pea Soup’, by Lisa Nops. It is an autobiography about raising a child with autism, and follows Lisa’s journey across three … Continue reading

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Lost and Found by Brooke Davis

This week’s mini book review is courtesy of the First Tuesday Book Club. ‘Lost and Found’ by Brooke Davis has three main characters: a 7 year-old girl with red, curly hair and gumboots, an 82 year-old widow who stays home and … Continue reading

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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – mini-review

Monday’s mini-review by Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club is on ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant. This has been around since 1997 but is continually being borrowed, so much so that we have had to replace our copies more … Continue reading

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‘After’ by Nikki Gemmell You will be walked through an experience many Australian families have been struck by, one that is particular to this time of medical miracles and extended life expectancy which, for some, means extended suffering. Gemmell knew … Continue reading

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‘Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine who Defied the Gestapo’ by Sian Rees

Rees brings to vivid life the story of Lucie Aubrac and her husband, a couple in the French Resistance. The story shows how truth can be so much stranger than fiction. From the very beginning of her life, Lucie shows … Continue reading

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Hester and Harriet by Hilary Spiers

Hester and Harriet are two elderly widowed sisters who move in together in a comfortable cottage in an English village. Their lives are also comfortable – predictable and safe. The novel opens with them both contemplating the yearly dreaded family … Continue reading

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Monday mini book review by Mundaring School for Seniors

Monday mini book review by Mundaring School for Seniors is about ‘The Turning’ by Tim Winton. The book club gave it a 9 out of 10. It’s a book that has been published for a while, but still very popular. … Continue reading

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Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir by Catherine de Saint Phalle

This is an elegant and literary biography retelling the story of the author’s eccentric parents. One slowly begins to understand who Poum and Alexandre are – at first seeming strange, bewildering, and at times unlikeable, but as the story unfolds … Continue reading

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‘With Just One Suitcase’ by Cheryl Koenig

This is a marvellous story about two boys, Frici and Istvan, on Jewish and one Catholic, living in the same town in Romania when World War 2 breaks out and changes their lives and that of their families forever. The … Continue reading

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