Sunday, June 07, 2015

Books at the Sydney Morning Herald

<p></p> Thuy On 12:15am Thuy On reviews new fiction and non-fiction.

Books that changed me: Maureen McCarthy

 Maureen McCarthy

12:15am Gone With the Wind provided comfort to a young homesick Maureen McCarthy.

Tom Stoppard dissects hard problems of mind and brain

Damien Molony (Spike) and Olivia Vinall (Hilary) in the National Theatre Live production of Tom Stoppard's play The Hard Problem. Ross Southernwood 12:15am The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard premiered at Britain's National Theatre in London in January. Australian theatre enthusiasts have already been able to see National Theatre Live screenings at cinemas and should welcome this printed edition.

Giving culture vulture trash a good name

Crime writer Donna Leon. Peter Craven 12:15am The humane policeman is back on the case as darkness threatens a legendary opera house.

Book reviews

Book reviews: Northern Heat, The Spring Bride, Always the Bridesmaid

Take Three dinkus KAREN HARDY 11:45pm Karen Hardy looks at three of the latest fiction titles to be released.

How Amitav Ghosh foundered his way to the end of his trilogy

<i>Flood of Fire</i> by Amitav Ghosh.
Susan Chenery When Amitav Ghosh starts writing a book he doesn't even plan the first chapter. He says he flounders through his novels.

Kate Atkinson's A God in Ruins review: A reluctant hero takes centre stage

<i>A God in Ruins</i> by Kate Atkinson.
Gretchen Shirm Kate Atkinson returns to the world of her acclaimed Life After Life but switches focus on to Ursula's brother, Teddy. 

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