A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
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Friday, 27 August 2010

Philippine hostage crisis: wisdom in a time of grieving

here is so much pain and anger in Hong Kong and in the Philippines after the hostage crisis. I was moved by this message from a teenager who clearly has a big, big heart.

I join this young person in sending big hugs to all who grieve in Hong Kong and the Philippines. I am so sorry this happened.


  1. That was very touching. He's right, tragedy is, unfortunately, a part of life. We too grieve here in Canada as there were Canadians who were killed.

  2. I didn't realize there were Canadians on the bus.


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