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Top 3 Reviews for July and August

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Loved this book  – by Pam. The story is set in modern America, the interwoven tale of two women whose lives vary enormously. Agnes is on a quest for what she sees as the perfect life defined by a happy marriage, home and children. Meghan is living this supposed dream life but struggling. This all sounds a little mundane but very early in the story there is a…

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Closing Down 

By local reviewer, Pam Winner of the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2105 A first novel by Melbourne author Sally Abbot, former journalist and PR director. Closing Down begins with Robbie as a young boy and the screaming of his horse which has it’s leg broken when ridden by his drunk father. The first hint of horror, things not balanced. Clare is a watchful, thoughtful rural Australian woman for whom nothing in life has been easy.…

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Review: Ache By Eliza Henry-Jones

From Local Reviewer and Customer, Julie   The title for this book is superbly apt! There is so much aching in this beautifully written Australian novel. Annie aches for her old life on the mountain – before the bushfires – she aches for her much loved grandmother, Gladys, killed on that tragic day. Annie aches for her Daughter Pip and husband tom and the confirmed life they live in the city. For the times spent…

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Book Review: The Girl Before By J P Delaney

Staff review “The Girl Before” and gives 5 stars. A house for rent is just what Emma is looking for, her boy friend Edward, finds a beautiful one with everything you could ask for but with strict proviso’s that nothing be added to it, including personal stuff such as photo’s, ornaments and even books. Still Edward likes it so they decide to move in together. All is well until Emma feels that Edward is getting controlling…

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What are you reading?

What are you currently reading is a question I get asked regularly. Most of the time I am reading a proof of a book that won’t come out for at least another 2 months, so it’s hard for me to explain a novel that currently is not on the shelf to enjoy. This also means I am always reading books way ahead of when a review is useful. So this is why when I go…

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Book of the Week: Dark Circle by Linda Grant

Book review by Pam, one of our local reviewers: The Dark Circle is by British author Linda Grant, who was short listed for the Man Booker prize for her novel “The Clothes on Their Backs” Dark Circle provides well developed characters, humour and compassion, I enjoyed this book very much. The title of this book refers to a circle of friends who met in a tuberculosis sanatorium in the countryside in post WW2 England. The characters from…

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Book of the week segment

It’s time for my book of the week segment and I thought I would share with you a few reviews from Friends of the Books of Buderim community. It takes a small army of people to get to know all the books that come through the shop. Each publisher offers us hundreds of books each month to choose from. The lovely people from the publishers that come to visit us are very helpful at identifing…

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Book of the week: Good Morning Midnight. By Lily Brooks-Dalton

Good Morning Midnight. By Lily Brooks-Dalton Why do some people trade their familial roots for their career? Augustine is a Professor of Astronomy and a scientist in a remote Arctic research station. Mission Specialist, (Kathy Sullivan) Sully is a Canadian Astronaut in a spacecraft on the return journey of a two year mission to Jupiter. Then, inexplicably, all communication with the outside world and mission control is lost. Both have forsaken a life of stability…

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Book of the week – Tim Winton’s Memoir

Memoir: Tim Winton – The Boy Behind the Curtain Local Resident of Buderim provides Book Review on Tim Winton’s new memoir: This is a lovely, funny, and interesting read. A Beautiful book This collection of short stories, articles and essays give some very personal insight into the events, family circumstances, values and the role that religion has had in shaping Tim Winton and influencing his writing. It is a realistic group of stories written in…

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Book of the week – Maggie’s Kitchen

Fiction: MAGGIE’S KITCHEN – by CAROLINE BEECHAM Local Readers Review:> I really loved this book. Set in war-torn London during the 2nd world war when The British Government introduced The Ministry of Food to help alleviate the suffering of victims of the London bombings. This is the story of Maggie, who has a passion for food, operated her kitchen Maggie’s Way to supply enjoyable food for her customers. The hurdles she encounters on the way…

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