The calligrapher’s daughter – a review

Title: The calligrapher’s daughter

Author: Eugenia Kim London : Bloomsbury, 2010                                                

Sarah’s Pick

The story begins in a village in Korea in 1915. It continues throughout the years of Japanese occupation and World War Two and ends in 1945. Continue reading

Get Reading! 2010

Get Reading! is Australia’s largest annual celebration of books and reading. Previously called Books Alive, Get Reading! is a nationwide Australian Government initiative developed through the Australia Council for the Arts.
To celebrate Get Reading! 2010, Parramatta City Library is running a Book Review Competition. Continue reading

“The perfect Mother” – a Book Review

Title: The perfect mother

Author: Margaret Leroy                                        

                                   Sarah P’s pick 

Catriona seems to have put aside her troubled childhood and is now living the life she wanted. She lives in a nice home with her husband, stepdaughter and her own daughter Daisy. However Daisy gets the flu and doesn’t seem to recover fully. Catriona tries to help her but finds her attempts are misunderstood and she is at risk of having Daisy taken away from her. Continue reading

The 2010 Ned Kelly Awards : Winners and Shortlists

Since 2000, the Ned Kelly Awards recognize best crime writers, on both fiction and non fiction genres, in Australia. The 2010 awards have been announced just last month. Here is the shortlists and the winners. Continue reading