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The Shearers

The Shearers is a good read. Among many other things, it shows the evolution of working conditions in the Australian shearing sheds.

While it has many photos, there is plenty of written content....

Chronicle of my Mother

Narration of a Japanese writer and journalist about the last years and the death of his elderly mother, a widow who is cared for by her four children, especially women: Shigako, Kuwako, and daughter-in-law...

Gallipoli

An excellent account of the failed Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. It looks at the Turkish, Australian and some English perspectives as the battle for the Gallipoli peninsula continued for over six months. The...

The silk weaver

England, 1760. Anne, the young daughter of an Anglican priest, moves from her village to London with relatives to educate herself as a lady and to find a husband. But she has more concerns than common women...

Binti. The Night Masquerade

Nnedi Okorafor, of Igbo descent (Nigeria), was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1974, and has specialized in science fiction publications. The Night Masquerade is the third and final part of the Binti trilogy, the...

Heart on the Left

The German writer Leonhard Frank (W'rburg, 1882–Munich, 1961) sets his own novel autobiography in Germany in the early 20th century; he experienced the crises of the two World Wars and the period between...

And Agnes Chose to Die

Published in 1949, this novel received the Viareggio Award. It’s based on a real story that Renata Viganò (Bologna,1900-1976) lived during the partisan resistance against fascism and German invasion, in a...

Letter to a Suffering Church

The author begins the book saying it is a sob from the heart. Indeed, this brief but incisive text reveals a pastor’s concern - and, at the heart of it, that of a convinced...