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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
Steven Amsterdam visits Booktopia to chat about his book, The Easy Way Out, and sign copies! Read more
I absolutely loved The Perfect Rake, so when I was given the chance to read and review Anne Gracie’s new book The Spring Bride, I just knew I had to put other books on my list aside. It didn’t disappoint! The life of its female lead, Jane Chance, has not been smooth sailing. Following the old cliché it stands to reason she would meet her happily ever after right off the bat, but ins... Read more
Bad Romeo is the first in a two part series from newcomer, Leisa Rayven. She’s Australian and she’s a romance writer, so there’s two reasons right there to show her some love this Valentine’s Day. But let’s talk story. Back in the day, Cassie, the good girl acting student, and Ethan, the bad boy on campus, used to go out. Sadly, Ethan was a douche and it didn’t last. Which brings us to the pres... Read more
The book world is abuzz with the publication of The Queen of the Tearling. Likened to Game of Thrones for its epic setting and brutal violence, it has poignant moments that are reminiscent of the era of Queen Elizabeth Ist, and tells the story of a burdened girl in a dystopian world. Is it any wonder why I couldn’t stop reading? And why Emma Watson has chosen to play the lead in the upcoming fi... Read more
But for an accident of history, we would know very little about Charles Bavier. The chance delivery of his papers to the journalist Hamish McDonald saved him from oblivion. Even then, it was only after 20 years research that McDonald was able to shed more light on this extraordinary figure. Born in Japan to a Swiss merchant and his lover in about 1888, Bavier was promptly deserted by his father... Read more