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Favourite novels of 2022

These are my top 10 fiction reads from 2022, in the order I read them. After Story, Larissa Behrendt Della’s daughter Jasmine left their Australian country town to become the first in the family to go to uni and her relationship with her roots is complicated. One day she asks […]

December book reviews

Laurinda, Alice Pung Alice Pung’s Laurinda is the brilliant Asian version of Looking for Alibrandi in some ways, and indeed Pung credits Melina Marchetta in the acknowledgements (along with John Marsden — what Aussie reader or writer of our generation wouldn’t?). On the surface, both are about an ‘ethnic’ girl […]