's best summer reads - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Posted December 23, Whether you're enjoying the Australian fantasy of a book on the beach this summer, catching up on the couch after Christmas, or stealing moments on public transport, this list of favourites from ABC RN's book experts has got you covered. Anna Burns' Man Booker Prize-winning novel starts its tale part-way through — and just hopes you keep up, thank you very much. It's told from the perspective of Middle Sister. And there are also the Wee Sisters, and the young man our narrator refers to as Maybe-Boyfriend because he's not quite the boyfriend. Are you keeping up?
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Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton Professor and Indigenous rights activist Marcia Langton shares her insight on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, language and customs, and provides expert guidance on visiting traditional lands for those wanting to travel the country more mindfully. Her memoir is a reminder of the strength that can come from tragedy.
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Meaty books about the Australian political landscape seem to have dominated my reading tastes. The events she outlines in a fresh, at times raucous, voice are close enough to be brutally raw, yet somehow almost nostalgic. McGuinness pulls off the tricky balancing act. Written in the crisp prose and with the calm, almost detached demeanour of the eminent legal academic Triggs was before she became a pinata for frightened governments and toxic shock jocks alike, Speaking Up is a depressing but vital read. How on earth did Australia go from being the progressive harbinger of global democracy to lagging so far behind in our human rights record? Triggs manages to keep her cool but you will get angry.
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