Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop
Why I have it: Because it just won the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction.
Summary: English woman has a mid-life/ identity crisis. Moves to Australia.
I’m thinking: Yes. Brilliant opening chapter.
Summer at Mount Hope by Rosalie Ham
Why I have it: Because it’s by the same author as The Dressmaker (and it’s hard not to notice all that Hemsworth action at the moment).
Summary: A young woman growing up in rural Victoria, during a drought and the Depression.
I’m thinking: A little too quaint? I can’t tell from the chapter I read, so it’s a maybe.
Island Home by Tim Winton
Why I have it: Although I have a bit of a love/whatever* relationship with Winton, I have read great reviews of Island Home.
Summary: Winton’s ode to Australia and how its landscape has shaped him.
I’m thinking: Yes because it’s described as a ‘landscape memoir’. Isn’t that lovely?
*love/whatever is all about indifference, as opposed to love/hate.