Caitlin Cassidy

Caitlin Cassidy works as a bookseller at Readings Carlton.

Reviews

The Butcherbird Stories by A.S. Patrić

Reviewed by Caitlin Cassidy

A.S. Patrić won the Miles Franklin Award in 2016 for his debut novel, Black Rock White City. His latest book, The Butcherbird Stories, is a collection of eleven stories that confirm his craftsmanship…

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The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

Reviewed by Caitlin Cassidy

The Children’s House begins in the sweltering heat of summer in New York’s eclectic Harlem. The year is 1997, three years after the Rwandan genocide. Marina Hirsch, a young professor teaching at Colu…

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We See the Stars by Kate van Hooft

Reviewed by Caitlin Cassidy

Simon is an 11-year-old boy living in a world of silence, lists and numbers. Rarely known to speak to his family or classmates, Simon uses his imagination to make sense of everything occurring around…

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Get Up Mum by Justin Heazlewood

Reviewed by Caitlin Cassidy

Justin Heazlewood’s debut memoir launches the reader into the seemingly innocent world of a pre-pubescent boy in 1990s Australia. Giddy with joy, twelve-year-old Heazlewood meticulously details the s…

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Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic

Reviewed by Caitlin Cassidy

In a world increasingly characterised by large-scale migration, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia offers a fresh, youthful take on what it means to navigate two vastly different cultures and identities. In her debu…

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