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Book Reviews


An unfinished story of meaningful sorrow
Patricia Grace. Chappy. Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2015. 253 pp. A$37.00. ISBN: 978-0-14-357239-8
Craig Sanders
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Claiming ownership
Alastair Sarre. Ecstasy Lake. Mile End: Wakefield Press, 2016. 305 pp. A$29.95 ISBN 978-1-74305-396-6
Maeve Kirk
Lewis-Clark State College

A metafictional ramble of intermittent poignancy
Gerald Murnane. A Million Windows. Boston: David R. Godine, 2016. 200 pp. US$18.50. ISBN 978-1-56792-555-5
Hans Burger
Olympia, Washington

Context adds depth to an engaging character study
Mark O’Flynn. The Last Days of Ava Langdon. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2016. 209 pp. ISBN 978-0-7022-5415-4
Derek Hinckley
Mississippi Delta Community College

Memories that catch light
Peggy Frew. Hope Farm. Brunswick: Scribe, 2015. 352 pp. A$29.99. ISBN: 978-1-925106-57-2
Marjorie C. Allison
Western Illinois University

Our own absurd world
Julie Koh. Portable Curiosities. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2016. 229 pp. A$19.95 ISBN: 978-0-7022-5404-8
Lisa E. Balvanz
University Of Alaska Fairbanks

My heart is a strange country
Suzanne Falkiner. Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow. Crawley, W.A: UWA Publishing, 2016. 890 pp. A$50.00. ISBN 978-1-74258-660-1
John Beston
University Of Queensland

A quiet vertigo
Dan Disney. Either, Orpheus. Crawley: University of Western Australia Press, 2016. 90 pp. A$22.99. ISBN: 978-1-74258-819-3
Chelsey Zibell
University Of Alaska Fairbanks

NONFICTION This Intimate View
Robyn Rowland. This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915, with Turkish translations by Mehmet Ali Çelikel. Parkville: Five Islands Press, 2015. 120 pp. US$25.00 ISBN 978-74027-556-9
Danny Dyer
American River College

Australia’s puzzling military history
Henry Reynolds. Unnecessary Wars. Sydney: NewSouth, 2016. 266 pp. A$26.99. ISBN 978-1-74223-480-9
Richard Carr
University Of Alaska Fairbanks