The History of the Kelly Gang

Booker prize winning novel is a true gem. If you love an old fashioned western with the rich land barons and the new “law” persecuting the poor farmers and ranchers, then this novel is for you.

Excerpt from author’s site:

To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives. Indentured by his bootlegger mother to a famous horse thief (who was also her lover), Ned saw his first prison cell at 15 and by the age of 26 had become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over whole towns and defying the law until he was finally captured and hanged. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. Sample the novel HERE

Theft: A Love Story

Peter Carey writes an extraordinary story of art, intrique and murder. Carey has the uncanny ability to create two completely different points of view with the two brothers in the novel, Michael Butcher and his younger brother Hugh.

Excerpt from author’s site:

Michael “Butcher” Boone is an ex-“really famous” painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they’ve forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she’s also the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz. Soon Marlene sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making–or the ruin–of them all.

You can sample the book HERE