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About meMusic teacher.

PHOTO: One of my favourites.

About my libraryI do not keep every book that I read. My house can only cope with a limited number of books so from time to time I give books away.

Favourite Book of 2016: Conversation in the Cathedral, Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru,1969)
Favourite Book of 2015: The Master of Petersburg by J.M. Coetzee (South Africa,1994)
Favourite Book of 2014: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (England, 2013)
Favourite Book of 2013: That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern (Republic of Ireland, 2002)
Runners-up: The Manticore by Robertson Davies;
The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett;
Bosnian Chronicle by Ivo Andric; The Hamlet by William Faulkner; Silas Marner by George Eliot; Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon.
Favourite Book of 2012: Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White (Australia,1961) (
Runners-up: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns; Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward; Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon.
Favourite Books of 2011: A Question of Power by Bessie Head; Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison; Great House by Nicole Krauss; Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig; The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanaki; Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill by Dmitri Verhulst; Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak; The Last Brother by Natacha Appanah; The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Favourite Book of 2010: Clara by Janice Galloway (Scotland,2002)
Runners-up: Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman; The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller; The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric; Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates; Ragtime by E.L.Doctorow; By Night Under the Stone Bridge by Leo Perutz.
Favourite Book of 2009: The Radetsky March by Joseph Roth (Austria,1932)
Runners-up: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon; Ransom by David Malouf; The Assistant by Bernard Malamud; The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Favourite Book of 2008: Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (USA,1936)
Runners-up: The Leopard by Tomasi di Lampedusa; The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Fifth Business by Robertson Davies; Sorry by Gail Jones; By The Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Favourite Book of 2007: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria,2006)Runners-up: The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald and The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle

2017 reading so far...
**= favourite
**Judas, Amos Oz
The Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene
**His Bloody Project, Graeme Macrae Burnet (Scotland, 2015)
*Trumpet, Jackie Kay (Scotland, 1977)
*The Human Stain, Philip Roth (USA, 2000)
The Woman on the Stairs, Bernard Schlink (Germany, 2016)
**The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (USA,2016)
**We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson (USA, 1962)
*A Legacy, Sybille Bedford (1986)
**The Childhood of Jesus
, J.M. Coetzee (South Africa/Australia,2013)
**Reservoir 13, John McGregor (Scotland, 2017)
Being Dead, Jim Crace (England,1999)
**The Post Office Girl, Stefan Zweig (1982)
*Days Without End, Sebastian Barry (Republic of Ireland, 2016)
**Orlando, Virigina Woolf (England,1928)

GroupsClub Read 2017, Club Read 2018, Needlearts, Patrick White 100th Anniversary Challenge, The Prizes

Favorite listsBest of World Literature, Recommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

Real nameamanda

Locationsydney, australia

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Member sinceJul 8, 2006

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