A Room Made Of Leaves by Kate Grenville

When I was in high school, in Sydney, every class at some point was taken on a day trip to Elizabeth Macarthur's farm, to learn all about the history of the colony days and how the country was built "on the sheep's back", that is, it's first export would be wool. When Australia was being …

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The Siren by Katherine St. John

Billed as an "escapist thriller", The Siren is set on the Carribean island of St. Genesius, where films star Cole Power is starring in a film opposite his ex-wife, Stella. Joining them is Taylor, the producer hoping to resurrect her career and Stella's mysterious assistant, Felicity, who has a secret link to some of the …

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How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Set in a resort town called Baxter's Beach in Barbados, this book centers largely on a girl called Lala, who is pregnant and in an abusive relationship. When her labour starts, she goes looking for help, and ends up knocking on the door of a wealthy home where her husband, co-incidentally, is robbing the owners. …

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The Girls Are So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

When Amb hits college, still stinging from her high school boyfriends betrayal, she longs to fit in and be popular. She feels immediately drawn to another girl, Sully, who she feels has the confidence, power and popularity that she craves. She starts to go along with whatever Sully suggests, hoping to impress and win her …

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