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The Last of the Apple Blossom

On February 7, 1967, a bushfire ravaged much of Tasmania to ash; a dreadful disaster that is now remembered as Black Tuesday. The Last of the Apple Blossoms is the debut novel by Mary-Lou Stephens, told through the perspectives of both Catherine Turner, and Annie Pearson who endure the tortures of that day and beyond.

The other side of beautiful

An intriguing break-out novel about a woman who must endure the aftermath of losing her home to a fire.

Piranesi

Sixteen years after the release of the international best seller, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell, Susanna Clarke has returned with her second masterpiece, Piranesi.

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London book review The Left-Handed Booksellers of London written by Garth Nix review by todd kuchel review 4.5 STARS  4/5 Set in London 1983, Susan Arkshaw is in search of a father she has never met.With an incomplete list...

The Wife and the Widow

Book review by Todd Kuchel

Seven Ancient Wonders

Seven Ancient Wonders book review Seven Ancient Wonders written by Matthew Reilly review by todd kuchel review 4.5 STARS  4.5/5 Once every four and a half thousand years the Tartarus Rotation occurs, a solar event that produces a concentrated sunspot on the pyramid...

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn book review Jamaica Inn written by daphne du maurier review by todd kuchel review 4.5 STARS  4.5/5 After a pleasant upbringing on the family farm in Helston, Mary honours her mother’s dying wish to leave the farm-life behind to live with...

Ninth House

Ninth House book review Ninth House written by leigh bardugo review by todd kuchel review 4.5 STARS  4.5/5 Her entire life, Alex Stern has been haunted by ghosts. They have followed her home, appeared in her classrooms, bedroom, even her bathroom. In her primary...

The Secret Runners of New York

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Impossible Music

Impossible Music book review Impossible Music written by sean williams review by todd kuchel review 4.5 STARS  4.5/5 Music was Simon’s life, until a midnight mini-stroke left him with cortical deafness.Anguished by his resulting condition, Simon reluctantly yields to his mother’s efforts to...

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