Melbourne-based Steven Carroll’s most recent novel, A World of Other People weaves together an intricate tale of a love affair between a pilot and a writer.
“Monday Morning Cooking Club” is compiled by six Jewish women, but don’t be alarmed – it’s not all Jewish food. The recipes are a compilation of their favourite recipes, for the most part it is family food, homely recipes that I imagine have been in families for a few generations.
It doesn’t matter if you weren’t an 80s teenager, Kevin Maher’s The Fields easily transports you to 1984 Ireland where 13 year old Jim Finnegan has five older sisters, is labelled a bender and is being exposed to things beyond his years by older friend Mozzo. Maher carefully constructs through Jim’s eyes an Ireland not entirely at peace, and like a 13 year old, struggling to identify itself.