Boy, Lost: A family memoir by Kristina Olsson #AWW14

  It’s wonderful to list the accolades this amazing book continues to attract: Joint winner 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction Shortlisted 2014 Stella Prize Shortlisted 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Award Winner 2013 Queensland Literary Awards,  Non-Fiction Award Shortlisted 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year […]

The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites by Judith Rodriguez

I am Minnie Thwaites. I am under Melbourne. Wherever lime goes, where it seeps, where the sour juices of the city are carried down, under bluestone. I am under the paved yard, under the walls. Some of the walls are down now. I am under streets, and people walk the walled yards and the slab […]

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

  In this neo-gothic pastorale, something or someone is brutally killing Jake Whyte’s sheep and prowling around and through her house at night. Jake lives on a remote, bleak English island, her closest companions her dog (named Dog) and the sheep she farms. I feel the pull of being alone, of answering to no one, the […]

Blood Secret by Jaye Ford

Looking for your next nail-biting suspense thriller? Davitt award-winning author Jaye Ford (Beyond Fear, Scared Yet?) has written just the thing. Blood Secret throws readers directly into some fast-paced action with a road rage incident and the disappearance of a main character. Rennie Carter is a strong woman and a survivor. She doesn’t like to […]

The Vale Girl by Nelika McDonald

  This impressive debut novel from Melbourne writer Nelika McDonald had me hooked from the beginning. Told through realistically drawn characters, this part thriller, part coming-of-age story revolves around 15-year-old Sarah Vale, the daughter of the town prostitute, who lives in Banville, a ‘quaint gold-rush town’ that ‘begins and ends at no discernible point in […]

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