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Life and death before 20, Angelina Sbroma

Catch Me When You Fall Eileen Merriman Penguin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143770930 Ash Arising Mandy Hager Penguin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143772439 Eileen Merriman’s Catch Me When You Fall – a title that provokes a head-tilt to begin with and that takes multiple…
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At the whim of larger, terrifying forces, Angelina Sbroma

The Deadly Sky David Hill Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143308157 The Red Suitcase Jill Harris Mākaro Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780994106902 Spark Rachael Craw Walker, $22.00, ISBN 9781922179623 David Hill’s The Deadly Sky is set in 1974, when the nuclear proliferation of…
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Becoming somebody, Angelina Sbroma

The Brain Sucker Glenn Wood Walker Books, $19.00, ISBN 9781921933633 The Queen and the Nobody Boy Barbara Else Gecko Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781877579233 How to Sell Toothpaste Leonie Thorpe HarperCollins, $25.00, ISBN 9781869509422 Glenn Wood’s The Brain Sucker is the…
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Myth making, Angelina Sbroma

The Enchanted Flute James Norcliffe Longacre, $20.00, ISBN 9781869799267   Heart of Danger Fleur Beale Random House, $20.00, ISBN 9781869795436   In The Enchanted Flute, James Norcliffe (author of the celebrated Loblolly Boy series) makes classical myth the source and…
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