Hotel Sorrento, by Hannie Rayson

  Hilary lives in seaside Sorrento with her father and sixteen-year-old son; Pippa is visiting from New York and Meg returns from England with her English husband. Three sisters, reunited after ten years in different worlds, again feel the constraints of family life. It is Meg’s semi-autobiographical novel, recently short-listed for the Booker prize, which…

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Capricornia, by Xavier Herbert

  ‘Capricornia will always be one of the greatest of Australian novels, a defining work in the search for what it is, or was, to be Australian.’ Australian Book Review Spanning three generations, Capricornia tells the story of Australia’s north. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians, of chance relationships that can form bonds for…

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My Place, by Sally Morgan

  The autobiographical account of Sally Morgan’s discovery of her family’s Indigenous roots reads like a well-plotted novel. In 1982, Sally Morgan travelled back to her grandmother’s birthplace. What started as a tentative search for information about her family, turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. My Place is a moving account of a…

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