Australian Women Writers 2012 Challenge Review- ‘The Precipice’ by Virginia Duigan

I loved this book.  It wasn’t one of your fast paced thrillers, but I thought it was a well crafted and beautifully written story.  Perhaps I loved it so much because I related to the old, childless, cantankerous dog owner, Thea, who takes the central role! There are wonderful descriptions of the Blue Mountains and an intriguing story, that leads you to try and work out what happened in Thea’s past that provokes her responses.  Beautiful conversations and character descriptions, it was a book that I couldn’t put down.  Even after finishing the book I want to know more – what happened to Wombat and the baby, will anyone ever work it out …?

                                                                                     – Sarah

        http://www.australianwomenwriters.com 

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7 thoughts on “Australian Women Writers 2012 Challenge Review- ‘The Precipice’ by Virginia Duigan

  1. Thanks for the review. As far as I know this is a first for the #AWW2012 challenge: the only book lonlisted for this year’s Miles Franklin award that hadn’t yet been reviewed.

    It sounds like the kind of book I’d enjoy (quite apart from the Blue Mountains setting – always a winner for me).

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