Good Reading Magazine – February 2021

The February issue of Good Reading magazine is ready for you to enjoy through Blue Mountains Library!


This Month

  • Josephine Taylor on her confronting debut, Eye of a Rook.

In Eye of a Rook it is 1860s London. Arthur sees his wife, Emily, suddenly struck down by a pain for which she can find no words, forced to endure harmful treatments and reliant on him for guidance.

Meanwhile, in modern Perth, Alice, a writer, and her older husband, Duncan, find their marriage threatened as Alice investigates the history of hysteria, female sexuality and the treatment of the female body.

  • Discover Trevor Shearston’s writing hideaway where he wrote The Beach Caves.

In The Beach Caves it’s 1970, and young Annette Cooley is part of a small team working on an archaeological dig on the New South Wales south coast. 

On a new site, linked to the first, Annette starts to fall for a fellow student, Brian Harpur. But there are strange tensions and a hidden darkness within the group. Then one of their party mysteriously disappears. When police arrive, Annette makes a decision that will irrevocably mark her life.

  • Michael Brissenden on Dead Letters and books that have inspired him.
  • B Michael Radburn on his latest Taylor Bridges novel, The Reach.
  • Enter the competition to win one of 10 preview copies of Lisa Genova’s new book, Remember, publishing in April 2021. A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice.
  • And 45 independently reviewed books.


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