Word Salad Big Book Club: Storyland by Catherine McKinnon

Apr 17, 2019 05:30:pm Philanthropy Tribe Cafe, 151 Crown St, Wollongong

From the publishers website:

Compelling, thrilling and ambitious, Storyland is our story, the story of Australia. 'The land is a book waiting to be read' as one of the characters says - and this novel tells us an unforgettable and unputdownable story of our history, our present and our future.

Storyland was been shortlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin Award, the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Voss Award.

'A beautifully woven story ... a devastating retelling of man's effect on the land and the native people, and offers a chilling insight into what may come to pass with climate change. Storyland is reminiscent of Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves, Kate Grenville's The Secret River and The Lieutenant ... and even, dare I say, a bit of Tim Winton's Cloudstreet.' Books+Publishing

Read a review here.

Posted on April 03, 2019