31 Jan 2019

Book review - Best of 2018

From Nine To Noon, 10:37 am on 31 January 2019

Stella Chrysostomou from Volume bookstore shares her picks for the best books of 2018: The Long Take by Robin Robertson, Census by Jesse Ball, and Women in the Field, One and Two by Thomasin Sleigh. "Three excellent 2018 fiction titles, all have a journey in a physical, as well as an emotional, sense at their core. In the beautifully written Census, a dying father journeys across America with his down-syndrome adult son. In the epic narrative poetic novel, The Long Take, we walk with a traumatised returned soldier, aptly named Walker, along the city streets of 1950s America observing the disenfranchised and the impact of war on an individual, as well as a nation. And in Women in the Field, One and Two we cross the sea from England to New Zealand with a young art advisor and a Russian emigre in a story laced with intrigue, verve and wit."