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Ilsa Evans

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Ilsa Evans is an Australian author. She has written across several genres from light fiction (such as the books that make up the 'laundry series') to more gritty social realism. Two of her books, Broken and Sticks and Stones stem from the findings of a PhD on the long-term effects of family violence that Ilsa completed in 2005. Ilsa teaches creative writing and carries out public speaking when she is not writing. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne with her children, assorted pets and several uninvited possums.

I can't believe that it's been over two months since I last posted on this blog - but then I also can't believe that we're halfway through the year already (July? Seriously? This is getting ridiculous)! And the driving force behind this perpetual state of partial belief is the reason I have decided, somewhat reluctantly, that this will be my last posting. The problem is, you see, that I seem to... Read more of this blog post »
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Nefarious Doings (Nell Forr...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Sticks and Stones
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Flying The Coop: A Free Ran...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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The Family Tree
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Spin cycle
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Each Way Bet
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Odd Socks
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Drip Dry
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Because I'm your mother (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: 'Because I'm your mother' is an extract from the ebook 'Ones a poner time' - an entertaining cocktail of short stories born from half a century (and counting) of memories and musings. Two parts comedy and one part drama, with just a dollop of farce (just like life!), this book is best enjoyed while curled up on the couch with a box of chocolates.

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Broken by Ilsa Evans
"Definately one of the most powerful books I have ever read.

From the moment I picked up this book I had to keep reading it. Ilsa Evans writes so clearly, I felt like I was there in the pages and I have never felt such strong emotions while reading..." Read more of this review »
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One summer I was invited to go on holiday to Anglesea with a friend and her family, for the first week of the school year. To my surprise my parents said yes. Which may have had something to do with the fact th..." Read more of this chapter »
Sticks and Stones by Ilsa Evans
"I cannot begin to talk about this book without diluting its impact on other readers.

All I will say, is try not to finish it at bed-time, like I just did - sleep is chased away."
Sticks and Stones by Ilsa Evans
"Want to give it 5 but the end TORE my heart out big time and it was just too devastating. "
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Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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