"Knowing Caroline, I was prepared for something good. I did not expect this, however." Read more
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Caroline Baum: Commonwealth never lets up on its profound psychological insight and observation of family ties.
Caroline Baum reviews Ann Patchett's latest offering, Commonwealth. Read more
Chris Cleave on Everyone Brave is Forgiven: It’s an examination of how we become ourselves through struggle.
Chris Cleave visited Booktopia to chat about and sign copies of Everyone Brave is Forgiven. Read more
Meredith Jaffe visits Booktopia to chat about and sign copies of her new book, The Fence! Read more
John Purcell and Caroline Baum review 'The Natural Way of Things' by Charlotte Wood, recipient of the 2016 Stella Prize. Read more
Booktopia’s Editorial Director Caroline Baum writes about her whirlwind trip to the legendary Jaipur Writers Festival... Read more
Treloar’s intensely dramatic saga of the downfall of a family settled on the edge of the Coorong is a welcome and fresh take on the well-trodden territory of narratives of colonial hardship. First of all, she captures the little known beauty of that remote watery place perfectly. Her ability to conjure up its landscape, once shared with the local Narandjeri Aborigines, is a reminder that ... Read more
Blam! Author hits target with a bullseye. Former magazine columnist Mark Dapin has become The War Guy (his military history The Nashos’ War was widely acclaimed) and this novel confirms that status and a whole lot more. I’ll admit when I came to this Vietnam War story about two Military Police – one a seen-it-all hard-drinking womanising American, and one a naïve but very tall... Read more
Canada’s literary grande dame, Margaret Atwood, is the high priestess of dystopia. As its ruling authority, she invents plots that are devilish in their scary plausibility and disturbingly accurate in their critique of where today’s extremes will lead to if we are not hyper vigilant. But she is a hugely entertaining and playful Cassandra, peppering her visions of future doom with wi... Read more