Category Archives: Alison’s Picks

Alison’s Picks October 2017

All Together Now – Gill Hornby The Woman on the Stairs – Bernhard Schlink Theft by Finding: Diaries Volume 1 – David Sedaris First Person – Richard Flanagan Advertisements

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Alison’s Picks – September 2017

Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout A Writing Life: Helen Garner and her work – Bernadette Brennan Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders A Few Days in the Country, and other stories – Elizabeth Harrower

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Alison’s Picks July 2017

The Restorer by Michael Sala Arthur and George by Julian Barnes Capital by John Lanchester The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

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Alison’s Picks June 2017

  By the Book by Ramona Koval At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen Midwinter by Fiona Melrose The Night Guest by Fiona MacFarlane

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Alison’s Picks April 2017

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Transatlantic by Colum McCann The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith The Abundance (essays)  by Annie Dillard  

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Alison’s picks – February 2017

The Better Son by Katherine Johnson. Tasmania, 1952: two boys explore in the karst country of Central Tasmania, and find a cave. It becomes their secret, their refuge – until, one day, only one of them returns home. The Woman … Continue reading

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Alison’s Best Reads for 2016.

My best-of list for this year has an all-Australian cast – hardly surprising. Australian literature is astonishingly good, and varied, and shows us our country. I read a lot of Australian writing: this is a small but enjoyable selection. The … Continue reading

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