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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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Talking about Tall Story - a video message for The Filipino Group on Goodreads

The Filipino Group is a vibrant book group on Goodreads who talk books not only online but in regular face to face meet ups. How inspiring is that? TFG member Biena Magbitang alerted me to the fact that they're set to discuss Tall Story on Monday. Biena wrote:

We meet every month personally to discuss a book (and chat and be clingy). For August, the members voted on a poll with the theme Filipino Novels in English and Tall Story won that poll (by a landslide, if I may add!)

Here's a little hello, and a little bit of background about Tall Story. I subtitled the Filipino bits for non-Pinoy speakers!