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October 15, 2012

    Aussie Author Challenge Books

    Book Review: The Mary Smokes Boys

    …by Patrick Holland. In the little town of Mary Smokes just outside of Brisbane, 10 year old Grey North watches as his mother dies giving birth to his younger sister, Irene. What initially begins as resentment towards his sister slowly turns into protection and a deep attachment as she grows older and reminds him more of his mother. Their father Bill is a drunk leaving Irene to depend solely on her older brother. Grey begins to hang out with the…

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