Aurelia Orr

Aurelia Orr is from Readings Kids

Review — 1 Feb 2024

Slow Down by Kohei Saito & Brian Bergstrom (trans.)

A manifesto for the 21st century, Slow Down is a compelling and thought-provoking read within which Japanese philosopher Kohei Saito offers a Marxist ecological critique on capitalism and degrowth economics…

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Review — 25 Jan 2024

We All Lived in Bondi Then by Georgia Blain

Shortly after she passed away at the end of 2016, Georgia Blain’s final novel, Between a Wolf and a Dog, won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction…

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Review — 23 Oct 2023

What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez

Set in 19th century Buenos Aires, Inez yearns for her parents, whose long travels to Egypt make her believe their love for a faraway land is greater than their love…

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Review — 23 Oct 2023

West Heart Kill by Dann McDorman

It’s the 4th of July. Barbecues are sizzling, the sky is aglow with fireworks, star-spangled banners wave proudly, painting the day red, white and blue. But amid the celebrations, a…

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Review — 23 Oct 2023

Hot Springs Drive by Lindsay Hunter

Hot Springs Drive is an explosive cocktail of lust, loneliness, and indulgence, all suppressed in a domestic suburban lifestyle. The tragedy occurs when the truth is unearthed.

Jackie and Theresa…

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Review — 23 Oct 2023

I Hear You're Rich: Stories by Diane Williams

Diane Williams, the ‘godmother of flash fiction’, returns with a stunning collection of stories that beguile and unsettle you with their realistic charms and tragedies.

In the first story ‘Oriel?’…

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

Unholy Terrors by Lyndall Clipstone

Everline Blackthorn is a sworn member of the wardens, a sect of holy warriors who protect the wall of bones surrounding the kingdom from the demons known as ‘the vespertine’…

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon

When real estate empress Lana Rubicon is diagnosed with brain cancer, she can think of no one but her estranged daughter, Beth, to go to for help. As her worsening…

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

Green Dot by Madeleine Gray

What is it about human nature that is so enticed by the thought of chasing something we were never meant to have? Do we each have a forbidden fruit we…

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

Prima Facie by Suzie Miller

Written as the novelisation of the award-winning play Prima Facie, Suzie Miller delivers a riveting and urgent story of one woman, who represents millions, and the legal system that…

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