New Zealand

This collection demonstrates Margaret Sutherland's outstanding versatility as a story writer. She can portray great tenderness and devotion to many human situations.

                                                                                                       Evening Post  


This country should be proud to claim her for this is an excellent collection of short stories.

                                                                                                      Christchurch Press   


...a skilfully sumptuous collection of adult tales, stories filled with light and hope.
I am overjoyed to have discovered her.

                                                                                                       Daily Telegraph  




Sensitive, perceptive, skillful - they sound like the traditional words of praise trotted out for every new novelist. But in Margaret Sutherland's case they are true and very much worth saying again.

                                                                                                   Marion Halligan      

These are quiet stories, but don't rush by: there are treasures to be mined.

                                                                                                   The Age      

On the evidence of this volume, the fellowship Sutherland has received from the Australia Council will prove a sound investment.

                                                                                                   West Australian



Great Britain  

A high degree of originality and keen freshness of style.

                                                                                                   Catholic Herald     


The abyss between the values of hippydom and those of the solid citizen has rarely been subtly charted as in this highly impressive first novel.

                                                                                                  The Irish Times      


Sutherland's language is spare, but her voice is consistently strong, unusual and gifted.

                                                                                                  Publisher's Weekly

These stories, skilfully worked and subtly surprising, reveal a deadly accurate perception of the dark regions of the ordinary.

                                                                                                  Library Journal


For Margaret Sutherland's short stories:
“Subtle, lyrical stories seamlessly woven from beginning to end.”  
                                                                                        Dr Judy Galvin

For The Last Party:
“Inspirational and beautifully written, with a strong message of courage and hope.”                                                                             Kathy Steevens, RN

For The Taj Mahal of Trundle
“An insightful journey that captures the hopes, dreams, joy and suffering of everyday people.”  
                                                                                       Kathy Steevens, RN

“A delightful read set in a familiar landscape and with a wonderfully easy to read writing style.  
                                                                                       Virginia Macnab,
                                                                                       Administrative Assistant

Comment from The New Yorker, in declining a short story:
“ … evident merit. The writing is richly lyrical and thoughtful.”


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