In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Storyland is about our earth. Not just the world and the way we interact with it, but literally the earth beneath our feet; the soil, and the world that it supports. Spanning centuries and checking in with five different characters, all subtly connected, McKinnon’s tale shows Australia’s exploration of the land, its development, and eventually its decomposition.
The book’s primary concern is illustrating life on the land, rather than making sweeping statements about human impact. It highlights evolving relationships between those who settled on this land and the original inhabitants, and suggests a future where the divide between past and present is irrelevant.
The characters are solid, while the world around them both literally and metaphorically shifts. Seeing how they interact with the same land across time will make you think of your own relationship to the earth, and whether you are happy with the mark you’ll make on it.