Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh is the manager of Readings Emporium

Review — 1 Feb 2024

Smoke & Mirrors by Barry Jonsberg

When your mum drinks too much, your father is dead, your younger brother only appears occasionally, you have no friends, and your grandmother is about to be diagnosed with a…

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

The North Light by Hideo Yokoyama & Louise Heal Kawai (trans.)

At first glance one might be forgiven for thinking this is a crime novel. It is not. There is a mystery, yes, and someone died, but the further you get…

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Review — 1 Sep 2023

Ripper by Shelley Burr

The ‘Rainier Ripper’ murdered three people, 17 years ago. A truck driver was charged and jailed, and the small town of Rainier and its inhabitants have been trying to get…

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Review — 1 Sep 2023

North Woods by Daniel Mason

It has been said that there are only seven original plots in literature. If this is the case, then it is entirely possible that Daniel Mason’s latest book contains every…

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Review — 1 Sep 2023

Watch Us Dance by Leïla Slimani & Sam Taylor (trans.)

This book deserves your full attention, so don’t even bother picking it up if you don’t have a few quiet hours ahead of you, perhaps curled up in a big…

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Review — 1 Sep 2023

One Day We're All Going to Die by Elise Esther Hearst

Despite having a job that she loves, 27-year-old Naomi isn’t quite sure what she is doing with her life. She has never really had to forge her own path; coming…

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Review — 31 Jul 2023

Dark Corners by Megan Goldin

Aspiring crime writers, read this book. If anyone can show you how to grab ahold of a reader and not let go, it’s Megan Goldin. It only took me eight…

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Review — 3 Jul 2023

Get Your Act Together, Doris Kozlowski by Jo Dabrowski

It’s the start of Year 6 for Doris Kozlowski, and despite her dad having recently moved to the other side of the world with his new boyfriend, her Babcia refusing…

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Review — 3 Jul 2023

The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt

With classic Patrick deWitt wit and wisdom, The Librarianist is a novel as lovable as the author himself. (If you ever get the chance to see deWitt speak, I highly…

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Review — 30 May 2023

Broken Bay by Margaret Hickey

South Australia’s Limestone Coast is covered in natural wonders, from dormant volcanoes to ancient caves, stunning lakes and, most remarkably, sinkholes. These are not your average sinkholes, either. (Google them…

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