Review: The Infinite Tides by Christian Kiefer

The gifted Keith Corcoran has spent his life working towards the dream of becoming an astronaut.  With a skill for mathematics, many years of dedicated training, and the support of a loving family, Keith at last succeeds.  His life’s effort culminates in a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.  Tragically, in the middle of […]

Review of Sincerely, curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire

Though the entries in this collection were first performed at the Women of Letters salon events, nothing is lost in the written word. In fact, the individual voices of the authors shine through, sometimes lighthearted and whimsical, sometimes poignant and nostalgic. Sincerely is a potent tribute to an art that is shown to be not only a lot of fun but also very much alive.

Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

Max’s biography of Wallace does credit to his subject. He never met Wallace. Like me, the closest he got was a literary party in New York in the ’90s. But one senses he knew Wallace the way I felt I knew him. Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story is a tightly packed, straightforward account of one writer’s life, but it has something to say to all writers.

Review: ‘What the Family Needed’ by Steven Amsterdam

What the Family Needed is the second novel for Amsterdam, a worthy follow up to his debut Things We Didn’t See Coming, which won The Age Book of the Year for 2009. It’s a remarkable story, full of imagination and fun. Amsterdam reaches for the delicate web that connects us to each other and suggests a subtle new way of reading our lives.