After Before Time by Robbi Neal

Robbi Neal has used her experience of living and working in a remote Aboriginal community to bring together these stories of the lives of a few different Aboriginal people in this book. The diversity of this small community is reflected in various ages, genders and experiences. The dispossession of land, family, culture and language are delivered Read More …

Special by Georgia Blain

Georgia Blain’s second young adult novel is set in the future, but one that is recognisable. Fern is the ‘special’ child, chosen to be educated amongst the wealthy, despite her humble background. Joining three other ‘Lotto girls’ she is raised at elite Halston, away from her family and all she knew. But then she ends Read More …

The Dry by Jane Harper

Karen Hadler is found shot dead, then her son Billy and her husband Luke. Their thirteen-month-old daughter Charlotte is the only one in the family still alive. it is considered by the police who were assigned to the case to be straight forward murder-suicide. Luke’s old friend Aaron returns to the country town for the Read More …