Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Library Loot


Hosted by Eva at A Stripped Armchair.

This week's loot:

The Pages by Murray Bail 2009 Australia - currently shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Award

" A beguiling meditation on friendship and love, on men and women, on landscape and the difficulties of thought itself."

I've read Murray Bail's other three novels including Homesickness and Holden's Performance and enjoyed them all. I highly recommend Eucalyptus***** by this author, which won the 1999 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.




The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Psychological fiction set in England after the Second World War.




Last week's loot:

The Accordionist's Son**** by Barnardo Atxaga, a very interesting novel/historical fiction about a California man's family history in Basque Spain. Recommended.

Carpentaria****+ by Alexis Wright (Australia) The Miles Franklin Literary Award winner for 2006 by an Aboriginal Australian writer. Highly recommended.

Wanting***** by Richard Flanagan (2009 Australia), also currently shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award. A great historical fiction. Five stars, highly recommended.

Loot in hand:

The Great Lover by Jill Dawson...on page 217/310. A fictionalized account of the last years of English poet Rupert Brooke (d. 1915). Very enjoyable.

What treasures have you found at the library recently?
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Today's other post: Wordless Wednesday

8 comments:

  1. I so want to read The Little Stranger!

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  2. Wow, you blazed through last week's books. Carpentaria sounds fascinating.

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  3. Love Sarah Waters! :)

    Fyi, I have a new co-host Marg, and she's hosting the Mr. Linky this week.

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  4. I am so far behind on what is nominated for the Miles Franklin award this year.

    Sarah Waters is an author, I know that I should read, but I just haven't yet. A one day author!

    I really, really strugged with Carpentaria and ended up giving up on it, not something I usually do or that I do lightly.

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  5. I would love to read The Little Stranger and Wanting, too!

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  6. You always have such interestingly great sounding books among your loot! I'll definitely look up Eucalyptus on a future library outing.

    Enjoy!

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  7. Sandra - I adored The Little Stranger. I look forward to hearing what you think.

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  8. The Little Stranger looks good!

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