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Praise for Tim Winton Winton, one of Australia s most acclaimed novelists, excels at conveying the shadowy side of his country s beauty. New York Times Praise for Island Home Insightful and vibrant . . . In part a love song to Australia and also an attempt to trace how this love affair began . . . Island Homeis a delight to read: Winton s words chink like loose change, a foreign currency, mysterious. But more than anything, the book is a call to arms, a manifesto. It beseeches us to revere the land that sustains us, crying out to us for help. Guardian Winton s Australia is teeming and brimming and shrieking and squawking with life. Sydney Morning Herald Like Wordsworth, Winton understands and feels the abiding power of certain places. . . . The writer of memoir can be triumphantly personal, quixotic, eccentric, risky, and daring. InIsland Home, Winton is all of these. This most exquisite of prose writers eases stylistic discipline out a notch or two. . . . The last chapter of this inspiring, sometimes painfully frank, wonderful memoir is called Paying Respect, and . . . its clarion call is Blakean: everything that lives is holy. Australian Book Review Island Homeis a powerful and poetic read, an expression of Winton s intense love of the land and the sea, and for Australia s unique flora and fauna. Weekend Herald(NZ)"

Named a "Top Ten Memoir for Spring 2017 by Publishers Weekly Praise for Tim Winton Winton, one of Australia s most acclaimed novelists, excels at conveying the shadowy side of his country s beauty. New York Times Praise for Island Home Insightful and vibrant . . . In part a love song to Australia and also an attempt to trace how this love affair began . . . Island Homeis a delight to read: Winton s words chink like loose change, a foreign currency, mysterious. But more than anything, the book is a call to arms, a manifesto. It beseeches us to revere the land that sustains us, crying out to us for help. Guardian Winton s Australia is teeming and brimming and shrieking and squawking with life. Sydney Morning Herald Like Wordsworth, Winton understands and feels the abiding power of certain places. . . . The writer of memoir can be triumphantly personal, quixotic, eccentric, risky, and daring. InIsland Home, Winton is all of these. This most exquisite of prose writers eases stylistic discipline out a notch or two. . . . The last chapter of this inspiring, sometimes painfully frank, wonderful memoir is called Paying Respect, and . . . its clarion call is Blakean: everything that lives is holy. Australian Book Review Island Homeis a powerful and poetic read, an expression of Winton s intense love of the land and the sea, and for Australia s unique flora and fauna. Weekend Herald(NZ)"

Named a -Top Ten Memoir for Spring 2017- by Publishers Weekly
Praise for Tim Winton
-Winton, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, excels at conveying the shadowy side of his country's beauty.---New York Times
Praise for Island Home
-Insightful and vibrant . . . In part a love song to Australia and also an attempt to trace how this love affair began . . . Island Home is a delight to read: Winton's words chink like loose change, a foreign currency, mysterious. But more than anything, the book is a call to arms, a manifesto. It beseeches us to revere the land that sustains us, crying out to us for help.---Guardian
-Winton's Australia is teeming and brimming and shrieking and squawking with life.---Sydney Morning Herald
-Like Wordsworth, Winton understands and feels the 'abiding power' of certain places. . . . The writer of memoir can be triumphantly personal, quixotic, eccentric, risky, and daring. In Island Home, Winton is all of these. This most exquisite of prose writers eases stylistic discipline out a notch or two. . . . The last chapter of this inspiring, sometimes painfully frank, wonderful memoir is called 'Paying Respect, ' and . . . its clarion call is Blakean: everything that lives is holy.---Australian Book Review
-Island Home is a powerful and poetic read, an expression of Winton's intense love of the land and the sea, and for Australia's unique flora and fauna.---Weekend Herald (NZ)

Named a "Top Ten Memoir for Spring 2017" by Publishers Weekly

Praise for Tim Winton

"Winton, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, excels at conveying the shadowy side of his country's beauty."--New York Times

Praise for Island Home

"Insightful and vibrant . . . In part a love song to Australia and also an attempt to trace how this love affair began . . . Island Home is a delight to read: Winton's words chink like loose change, a foreign currency, mysterious. But more than anything, the book is a call to arms, a manifesto. It beseeches us to revere the land that sustains us, crying out to us for help."--Guardian

"Lyrical and artistic . . . The evocative beauty of Island Home is not to be denied.""--Foreword Reviews

"Winton's Australia is teeming and brimming and shrieking and squawking with life."--Sydney Morning Herald

"Like Wordsworth, Winton understands and feels the 'abiding power' of certain places. . . . The writer of memoir can be triumphantly personal, quixotic, eccentric, risky, and daring. In Island Home, Winton is all of these. This most exquisite of prose writers eases stylistic discipline out a notch or two. . . . The last chapter of this inspiring, sometimes painfully frank, wonderful memoir is called 'Paying Respect, ' and . . . its clarion call is Blakean: everything that lives is holy."--Australian Book Review

"Island Home is a powerful and poetic read, an expression of Winton's intense love of the land and the sea, and for Australia's unique flora and fauna."--Weekend Herald (NZ)

Book Description

Tim Winton's Island Home is not just a brilliant, moving memoir from one of our finest writers, but a compelling investigation into the way Australia's landscape makes us who we are.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1342 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin eBooks (23 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012RFE30I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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