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BarbaraBB
Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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It took some time getting into this novel, mainly because of the use of local slang. But then it took off and I was drawn hard into the fast-paced plot about an Aboriginal family. They all have developed their own ways to cope with Australian society and their position within it. Addiction, criminal activities, lethargy, avoidance: it is each for their own, within society and within the family. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 #ozfiction

BarbaraBB A potential threat of losing their land, and the shared determination to protect it, does change things however. It‘s a gritty yet loving and respectful novel and as a ‘dugai‘ I have learned a lot 😀 . Thank you so much for sending it to me, Carolyn! 💕 (edited) now
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MrsMalaprop
Bruny | Heather Rose
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I have a million things to do today, but hey....priorities 📖☕️🌞🙏.
#ozfiction #hammockreading #currentlyreading

britt_brooke So perfect. Enjoy! 5d
Hooked_on_books Love this pic—pure bliss! 5d
Tamra Idyllic 5d
Rissreads Um....mar! 🤣🤣🤣 4d
Andrew65 This looks great! 19h
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MrsMalaprop
Bruny | Heather Rose
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Making a start on this #ozfiction chosen for our final 2019 book club read. #currentlyreading

Andrew65 This book looks interesting. 19h
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MrsMalaprop
The Old Lie | Claire G. Coleman
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Coleman is ingenious. Spec fiction is not one of my favourite genres, but f^~! me, this was good.
Whilst it was fast-paced from the get-go I had to re-read the first third & write down the characters. It‘s not that there are a lot, but Coleman cleverly reveals limited info making them feel somewhat nebulous at first.
But PLEASE READ ON, because it will be worth it.
I cannot wait to see what this brilliant writer comes up with next. #ozfiction

Hooked_on_books I can‘t wait to get my hands on this! I‘m not sure when it comes out in the US. I thought Terra Nullius was genius—lulling you into thinking one thing then tearing back the curtain of what‘s really happening. Sounds like this one might do a similar thing. 5d
MrsMalaprop Oh my word yes @Hooked_on_books. So clever & you can‘t say much about it without spoiling it for those who haven‘t read it. Hope you can get your hands on it in the US soon. 5d
Freespirit Sounds fantastic!! 5d
Rissreads I'm so excited to read this! I'm so happy you loved it! 4d
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MrsMalaprop
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Went for a walk this morning to drop a couple of books off at a local little free library. Unexpectedly found a copy of this gem that I have read and loved but for some reason didn‘t have a copy of 🤔.
Then I spotted these gorgeous cygnets with their parents on the river‘s edge 😍👏. Winning 😊.
#ozfiction #indigenousfiction

Texreader Sounds like an awesome day!! 1w
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CarolynM
The Returns | Philip Salom
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I'm not really sure how I feel about this one. The central characters were interesting and so was their relationship, there were some good observations, some poking of fun at the literary and artistic worlds and some nice local colour. My problem was that there were also quite a few elements that didn't work for me - some unconvincing and some just uninteresting. #ozfiction

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MrsMalaprop
Maybe the Horse Will Talk | Elliot Perlman
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Full disclosure: I‘m a serious Perlman fan. I‘ve read all his published fiction. This is his latest novel and I couldn‘t resist bumping it to the top of my gargantuan #tbr.

Contemporary, observant, funny and clever. It explores sexual misconduct in the workplace and the pressures of modern life, with a bit of love story thrown in for good measure.

Perlman is a great Australian novelist. #mustreadauthor
#ozfiction

CarolynM Great review. I started Seven Types of Ambiguity when it first came out but didn't make it very far. I didn't dislike it, but in the midst of young children my concentration wasn't up to it. I always intended to try again but I haven't yet. This one looks good. 2w
Rissreads @CarolynM You must try 7 types of ambiguity again, it is brilliant. Alas another for my the list 😬 2w
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Martta
Fled: A Novel | Meg Keneally
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This was so good! I think it was first book I've read from an Australian author. The characters were so relatable and real! I've read from this time period before in history books but this made it feel alive and true. I loved that it was based on a true story! 😊

LeeRHarry Yay #ozfiction 🇦🇺 hope you read many more 😊 2w
Martta @LeeRHarry I should really take more notice where the books I read come from. It would be nice to read more versatile books. 😁 2w
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MrsMalaprop
Maybe the Horse Will Talk | Elliot Perlman
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JennyM 🙌🙌🙌 I cannot wait to read this 🙌🙌🙌 1mo
CarolynM How are you finding it? I'm hoping to get to it soon. 1mo
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MrsMalaprop
Candelo | Georgia Blain
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So pleased to be closer to my goal of reading everything Georgia Blain ever wrote. Thank you @Rissreads for finding me this copy 🙏.

📚👏😍 #ozfiction

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