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New ‘Books+Publishing’ reviews out now

Books+Publishing’s latest Reviews newsletter contains 13 reviews of books publishing in April and May 2016.

Two books received five stars from our reviewers: Helen Garner’s nonfiction collection Everywhere I Look (Text, April) and Dominic Smith’s novel The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (A&U, May). Not far behind, with 4.5 stars, were Emily Maguire’s An Isolated Incident (Picador, April) and Toni Jordan’s Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (Text, May).

In his review of Everywhere I Look, David Gaunt writes: ‘Garner observes, intuits, shares and cares about the lives she writes about like no-one else. Readers will laugh, cry, squirm and gasp and wonder.’

Mark Rubbo predicts The Last Painting of Sara de Vos will be ‘one of the big books for 2016’. ‘It will appeal to a wide range of readers, accessible yet complex in the manner of Geraldine Brooks or Anthony Doerr.’

Also among the fiction reviews are: Between a Wolf and a Dog (Georgia Blain, Scribe, April), A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald (Natasha Lester, Hachette, April), The Secret Recipe for Second Chances (J D Barrett, Hachette) and Where the Trees Were (Inga Simpson, Hachette, April).

Among the nonfiction reviews are: After Before Time (Robbi Neal, HarperCollins, April), The Art of Reading (Damon Young, MUP, April), The Fighter: A True Story (Arnold Zable, Text, May), From the Outer: Footy Like You’ve Never Heard It (ed by Alicia Sometimes & Nicole Hayes, Black Inc., April) and Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead (Thornton McCamish, Black Inc., April).

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