Book Review: This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell

In the small hours of the morning, film star Claudette Welles took her young son Ari, got into a rowboat and disappeared, leaving behind her lover, Swedish filmmaker Timou, and an unfinished film. Some years later, in the Irish countryside, linguistics academic Daniel Sullivan stumbles across her, and, abandoning his wife and children in the US, stays, building a life in a collapsing house in the middle of nowhere. Setting out for America when his father takes a bad turn back in Brooklyn, Daniel hears news of an old girlfriend’s death, some thirty years earlier, and alters his plans, sending him to England for answers, and placing his entire life in Ireland in jeopardy.... Read More | Share it now!

Author Nicole Alexander on her upcoming book River Run, rural art, and taking inspiration from the family archives

Best selling author Nicole Alexander holds a unique place in the book world as the only female author in the rural literature genre making Australian rural history accessible through her popular fiction. Dividing her time between writing and managing her family’s agricultural holdings, passed down through the generations since 1893, Nicole’s novels are rich with historical detail and often inspired by anecdotes from the Alexander family archives.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: The Paper House by Anna-Spargo Ryan

Heather and Dave are expecting. Finding the perfect home for their growing family, they settle down to await the new arrival. But tragedy strikes and a grieving Heather finds no comfort in the new house they were so excited to share with their first born. The Paper House, the debut novel from Anna Spargo-Ryan, follows Heather as she comes to terms with her loss, straining her relationships and her grip on reality as she battles to come back from the edge of a depression that takes hold of her, and everyone around her.... Read More | Share it now!