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Review of “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars A beautifully-written memoir that reminds you that Life works in mysterious ways. As a youngster, Paul Kalanithi wanted to become a writer to come to terms with ‘the life of the mind’. Above all … Continue reading

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Interview with author Jackee Ashwin

My guest today is Jackee Ashwin, author of Relinquished, Returned, Rejected, a true story about adoption and stillbirth. Firsthand, Jackee experienced being a young unwed mother in the 1970s. At the end of her pregnancy, she was coerced into relinquishing … Continue reading

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‘Mezza Italiana’ by Zoe Boccabella

Mezza Italiana by Zoe Boccabella My rating: 4 of 5 stars Zoe Boccabella has written a delightful account about finding her identity and of coming to terms with heritage, culture, and the burden of family expectations. After experiencing racial prejudice … Continue reading

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‘Joe’s Fruit Shop and Milk Bar’ by Zoe Boccabella

Joe’s Fruit Shop & Milk Bar by Zoe Boccabella My rating: 5 of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable memoir, written in honour of the author’s grandfather (Annibale Boccabella, also known as Joe) who migrated from Italy to Australia in 1939 … Continue reading

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