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Lizpixie
Eight Lives | Susan Hurley
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#BookMail Pt8 Another new Aussie author with a debut novel that sounds fantastic. We‘ve had some brilliant writers emerge in the past few years, makes me so happy!😃This medical mystery is based on a true story about a drug trial gone wrong. Former refugee turned brilliant doctor, David Tran, has invented a drug that could change immunology forever. Eight people are recruited for the trial, but when David dies, motives are questioned. #AussieApril

AntoinetteBuchanan Such a good book! 8mo
Lizpixie @AntoinetteBuchanan is it? Awesome, I kinda bought it on faith, the story sounded good & it was signed. I‘m loving the interest in Aussie authors at the moment👍🇦🇺 8mo
AntoinetteBuchanan It is very assured for a first novel. I enjoyed it a lot. Crime/thriller fiction is my sorbet. And yes, the current interest in Australian works is great. 8mo
Joanne1 There has been some outstanding Aussie writers around at the moment aren‘t there. 8mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
Shell | Kristina Olsson
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I have attempted three times to read this novel set in Sydney at a time of huge change - the erection of the Sydney Opera House and Australia‘s early involvement In the Vietnam War. I havedecided to abandon it. I just cannot engage with the slow and circuitousnarrative. There is no real feeling of anticipation or fear or change. The most prominent emotion is confusion, followed by ennui. I need to move on. #aussieapril #aww2019

Joanne1 I always thought it had the most uninteresting cover when I shelved it at work. Never inspired me to take it home now I‘m glad I didn‘t. I would recommend The Bridge which is (sort of) about the building of the west gate bridge in Melbourne. 8mo
AntoinetteBuchanan The Bridge is on my list, thanks for the tip. I didn‘t get to it in my Stella blitz this year but it will come through the library eventually 8mo
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Lizpixie
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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#BookMail Pt7 This is another Aussie author & based story, I ordered a few for #AussieApril but since the backup at Booktopia it‘ll have to be #AussieMay instead! This is set in the Tasmanian wilderness, in a small town on the edge of the forest, Jessica‘s partner disappears. A stranger in the community, she‘s suspicious of a circle of women who‘ve also lost their partners but with strange theories of why. Who was Matthew? And what has he become?

Freespirit I'll be interested to hear your review😊 8mo
RadicalReader This cover is stunning love it 8mo
Lizpixie @Freespirit I can‘t wait to read it #AussieAprilAndMay @RadicalReader it‘s beautiful isn‘t it. I‘d have loved to get it in hardcover but it wasn‘t in that format. I need rotating shelves that I can put all my #stunningcovers on display instead of spines📕📗📘 8mo
RadicalReader @Lizpixie rotating shelves is what all bookworms should have to display their books beauty 8mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
The Scholar | Dervla McTiernan
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Another classy, pacy police procedural from Dervla McTiernan. Not quite as twisty as her first novel, but still a great example of the genre and we are all just a little bit in love with DS Cormack Reilly #aussieapril #AWW2019

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AntoinetteBuchanan
The Place on Dalhousie | Melina Marchetta
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We are back in the inner west and I couldn‘t be happier. #aussieapril #aww2019

CarolynM This one's waiting for me. Are you enjoying it? 8mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Yes well enough. A return to Sydney‘s inner West which was my home for many years, so there‘s that. But it is multi-layered and the first chapter is beautiful, almost lyrical. Solid 3.5 stars from me - just haven‘t had time to formulate a reasoned review. I read it through a bought of insomnia last night. (edited) 8mo
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ClairesReads
The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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#aussieapril continues (belatedly) with this one I borrowed from my Dad.

erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this! 👍 8mo
ClairesReads @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m enjoying it too. I really liked her other books, but I think this might be better than the second one. 8mo
AntoinetteBuchanan This is my favourite of all her books 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm My thoughts exactly! 😁 May be her best so far! 8mo
Joreads I loved this one as well. She is a great writer 8mo
ClairesReads @erzascarletbookgasm @AntoinetteBuchanan I totally agree- easily her best yet 8mo
ClairesReads @Joreads absolutely- she‘s great! 8mo
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Sue
A Long Way from No Go | Tjanara Goreng Goreng
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Izai.Amorim That‘s really distressing. I didn‘t know about it. 8mo
Sue @Izai.Amorim Very distressing! It‘s not something I‘ve seen widely discussed in the mainstream. Owning that fact and talking about it would make it impossible for the government to treat the Indigenous people the way that they do. Much easier to ignore the generations of systematic abuse and trauma and the effects. Both criminal and heart breaking. 8mo
Izai.Amorim @Sue I found the fact they have similar symptoms as children of alcoholics very shocking. The suggestion of mixing Western psychotherapy and their own spiritual healing rituals very good. We can only hope that people in power will see the light someday... 7mo
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Abailliekaras
Down The Hume | Peter Polites
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Weekend reading. I‘m loving this gritty novel set in Western Sydney so far. Great choice for #aussieapril .

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AntoinetteBuchanan
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I‘m listening to this assured debut novel by Julie Keys today. Perfect company for some very dull sewing #aussieapril

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Litlady
The Strays | Emily Bitto
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Spring has sprung in Kentucky and April is also #AussieApril month! If you‘re into Book Tube, check out the fabulous Jaclyn; native Australian living and lawyering in Houston, TX for some great Aussie recc‘s. Tune in at: Jaclyn // Six Minutes For Me. Yay spring ... yay books! 😃🦋🌸📚🇦🇺

Mimi28 Glad you‘re back!! ❤️❤️❤️☀️☀️☀️ 8mo
Joanne1 I absolutely adore The Strays. Hope you enjoy both of these great Aussie reads. 8mo
Litlady @Joanne1 - So glad to hear! I‘ve only just started but I can tell it‘s going to be brilliant! Do you have other Aussie author recommendations? 😊📚🇦🇺 (edited) 8mo
Joanne1 @Litlady so many. I‘ll share just a few of my favourites. Geraldine Brooks (start with Year of Wonders), Chloe Hooper (non-fiction author); Sofia Laguna; Markus Zusak (his latest novel, bridge of clay, blew me away); Helen Garner (fiction and non-fiction, some really interesting true crime); Hannah Kent; Charlotte Wood; Rosalie Ham (the dressmaker especially, but her others are good too). I could go on but that will do for now. 8mo
Litlady @Joanne1 Thanks so much! I‘ve read March by G. Brooks and Hannah Kent is on my radar for Burial Rites and The Good People. So many wonderful selections here and feeling my TBR exploding but it‘s already at that point anyway ... there are worse problems - Lol! 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 8mo
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