Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

Grace has lost her mother, and then she’s not sure if she’s losing her mind. She is hearing voices and starts acting on impulses that are not her own. Once a feisty prankster, she becomes withdrawn and her friends don’t know how to react to her behaviour. This is another great young adult novel by Read More …

Understory: A Life with Trees by Inga Simpson

After three acclaimed novels Inga Simpson has written a memoir, mostly based on the property she and her partner purchased in the hinterland out of the Sunshine Coast. She details the struggles and the joys that came with this tree change. Also reflecting on her youth growing up on a farm in New South Wales, Read More …