Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth - historical fiction based on a fairy tale. Not bad. Story was mostly compelling but writing was very mediocre in places. 3 stars

Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth - historical fiction based on a fairy tale. Story was mostly compelling but writing was very mediocre in places.

West with the Night - Beryl Markham - memoir. Very good. Original writing making for a strong voice. Very exciting at times. 4.5 stars

West with the Night - Beryl Markham - memoir. Original writing making for a strong voice. Very exciting at times.

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The Protected - Claire Zorn - National book award winner: 2015 CBCA for older readers

Booktopia has The Protected, Winner of the 2015 CBCA for Older Readers by Claire Zorn. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Protected online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingway - set on an island. Although a little patchy in places, a good read with some very sensitive writing. I enjoyed the second half of the third part of the novel the most. 4 stars.

Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingway - set on an island. Although a little patchy in places, a good read with some very sensitive writing. I enjoyed the second half of the third part of the novel the most.

Ernest Hemingway on Writing - Larry W. Phillips (ed.) - a book about books

Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry W. Phillip Ernest Hemingway on Writing published in the year 1999 was published by Scribner.

Category: Memoir. Concerns the grief and loss of suddenly losing her husband.

Book about midlife issues: Carol Oates deploys her astounding writing talent to reveal her grief and loss at the sudden death of her husband.

The Crucible : A Play in Four Acts - Arthur Miller - made John Proctor a household name

Booktopia has The Crucible, A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller . Buy a discounted Paperback of The Crucible online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Hemingway's Boat : Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 - Paul Hendrickson - more than 600 pages. His story is really terribly sad in the end.

Booktopia has Hemingway's Boat, Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, by Paul Hendrickson. Buy a discounted Paperback of Hemingway's Boat online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

And What Do You Do, Mr Gable? - Richard Flanagan - book signed by the author

Booktopia has And What Do You Do, Mr Gable? by Richard Flanagan. Buy a discounted Paperback of And What Do You Do, Mr Gable? online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

The Ash Burner - Kari Gislason - set in NSW. A very sombre read. Beautifully written but more artful than true. 3 stars.

The Ash Burner - Kari Gislason - signed by author/met author/purchased at SWF 2015

The Snow Kimono - Mark Henshaw - a book set on two or more continents (Europe, Asia & Africa). A very interesting novel that left me asking many questions. Possibly the most challenging book I've ever read. And now to start again, from the beginning.

The Snow Kimono - Mark Henshaw - a book set on two or more continents (Europe, Asia & Africa). A very interesting novel that left me asking many questions. Possibly the most challenging book I've ever read.

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