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Robyn

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A constellation of voices ...

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Reviewed: 27-10-2020

singing to life the great Southern land. Leading us to know the breadth and depth of what was destroyed and what Phoenix rises. Thank you Dr Heiss, thank you too, to the miracles of survival.

Still relevant, still powerful.

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Reviewed: 06-06-2020

An excellent reading . A thwarted coming of age of physically pampered intellectually indulgent parts of Europe. a coming of age that was a coming to war. The disgrace of it resonates.

Heartrending and transformative

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Reviewed: 05-04-2020

The text, with its deeply wrought physical and emotional moments, beautifully read. The ability of human beings to become contemptuous of each other explored at every scale. Loyalty to each other, deeper than love or forgiveness, also. This work places the Crucifixion in the hearts of humanity, but not only there.

Piercing and illuminating, poetic, grinding ...

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Reviewed: 26-03-2020

so beautifully read, that Australian voice, the special timbre . Brilliant use of language to make the Aussie backyard and the Aussie heart come alive. Where sport meets the hearts of men, there stands also the mother. A gangster shadow lurks, bringing illness, greed and death. Only the great love in the hearts torn apart lives on, offers itself up.

Human courage and beauty, entrancing

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Reviewed: 31-12-2019

A fine piece of writing, a woven basket of ways of being, read well. Both moving and inspiring.

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Brilliant, the whole territory of feeling explored

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Reviewed: 29-06-2019

The voice of the author resonates to the core in Juliet's reading of this sensitive work of art!

Every young woman (or older) should read this

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Reviewed: 21-04-2019

A beautifully read memoir, capturing every voice and every word of the author. Ruthless self reflection, intelligent insights, hope without once resorting to paliatives. Patriarchy and fear as they join hands with other economies no less powerful in their need to control. Thank goodness for the wider world and its broad hand in the raising of "our" children.

The redeeming power of love

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Reviewed: 03-03-2019

Even in families, love can heal deep wounds. Time can be traversed without further injury, even hard times. How much courage dies it take to love enough for this to happen? This book explores how much.

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Moving. An exploration of the wonders of love !

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Reviewed: 28-02-2019

Set on the edge of suburbia, death and grief succumb to love that knows no boundaries, is patient and kind. Zusak writes and reads in Australian. I felt at home in this book and understood more deeply being at home. The edge of the suburbs is no wasteland.

Astounding!

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Reviewed: 22-02-2019

Justice is described deep and swift, especially for greed and avarice. Faith in the unknown, infinity and ultimate goodness afirmed. The need to persevere in good works according to an inner light of love, even though rejected by the establishment explored. The punishments appalling. Warranted? They are without hate... Useful? I am too small an intellect to know.