Why has no-one heard of Edna Cranmer? When a young woman is hired to write the life of an unknown artist from Geelong, she thinks it will be just another quick commission paid for by a rich, grieving family obsessed with their own history. But Edna Cranmer was not a privileged housewife with a paintbr ...Show more
Category: Fiction | Reading Level: very good
The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she's accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allow ...Show more
Category: History, Politics and Society
WINNER OF THE 2012 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2012 US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo comes a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving ...Show more
The scenery of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressel is laid in a fictional English town Mugsborough. The book shows a detailed picture of a social, economic, and cultural life of a British society of the twentieth century. The novel has a sharp political orientation as well, it bitterl ...Show more
Category: Fiction | Reading Level: good
Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.