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On the one hand, it’s a rather beautiful story amid the natural decay of a part of town and the progress that displaces the people in those community, and on the other hand, it’s a story about setting yourself free and working to stay that way.Feminism in Cold Storage
The magical thing about it all is that this is a story about running away and about finding yourself much later in life than most of these stories usually take place. Rennie and Ellis are not young women but needing to be in the right place for you isn’t something that goes away after your twenties.
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Finely crafted, The Floating Garden is at once an elegy for the forgotten and a subversive counter-history to the tumult of rapid progress.Sydney Morning Herald
The Floating Garden is a beautifully written, gently humorous and highly detailed slice of history. It also has an absorbing story-line which kept me turning the page.Lisa Walker
This novel is driven by character rather than plot. I like people and so I enjoy these kinds of books, but what I enjoyed even more was the evocation of 1920s Sydney and the wealth of sensory description – not just visual details, but touch and smell as well...Jessica White
The Floating Garden is a fine example how fiction can be useful in expanding our understanding of the past ... I enthusiastically recommend this book to other readers, especially those who care about Sydney, and those interested in a new type of historical fiction.M. D. Brady, Me, You, and Books
It's impressive that these disparate narratives come together so naturally to enrich each other. What a wonderful book.Booklog for Charlotte
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