What Else We've Been Reading
A beautifully packaged hardback that shares the experiences of Indigenous women and girls, brought together by author and host of the Tiddas 4 Tiddas podcast Marlee Silva. The voices of First Nations' women that Marlee weaves through the book provide a rebuttal to the idea that 'you can't be what you can't see'. For non-Indigenous women, it demonstrates the diversity of what success can look like and offers insight into the lives of their Indigenous sisters and peers. Featuring colourful artwork by Goreng Goreng artist Rachael Sarra, this book is a celebration of the Indigenous female experience through truth-telling. Some stories are heart-warming, others shine a light on the terrible realities for many Australian Indigenous women, both in the past and today. But what they all share is the ability to inspire and empower, creating a sisterhood that all Australian women can be part of.
The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
We’re sure that many Ferrante fans were filled with a combination of excitement and trepidation when they picked up her first book in five years The Lying Life of Adults. How could it compare to the Neapolitan Novels that seems to become more beloved and revered as time goes on? But settle into the pages of this new novel and you’ll find that the things you loved about Ferrante’s writing and Ann Goldstein’s translation are still at work, still capturing the interior states of women with astounding honesty. The Lying Life of Adults is about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, about how we can become repulsed by the same people who have loved and raised us, about beauty, or the lack of it. It’s moody and suspenseful and will leave you shaken with much to ponder in that classically Ferrante way.
At the age of 36, author Molly Wizenberg fell in love with a woman after ten years of marriage to a man. This memoir is a document of what happened next. In honest and thoughtful prose, Wizenberg writes about her changing identity, complex sexuality, enduring family relationships, divorce, motherhood and realising a new vision of love. Come for the frank and moving reading experience, stay for the myriad literary references.