Don’t Kiss Girls and other Stories by Pat Flynn

13 year-old Tony Ross is a vivacious kid with both wonderful and hilarious dreams. He wants to prove he’s just as good as his best friend Kane and he NEEDS to lock lips with his one true love Ashleigh Simpkin. A collection of stories from an outspoken boy, navigating the crucial topics in life: sport, girls, Read More …

Hows Your Father by Rose Boyt

Boyt narrates four generations of one of the poorest families in Hackney, the Thomas family. Shackled by poverty and the depravity that comes with desperation, members of the family manage to weave themselves into unlikely and dark scenarios. Scenarios in which there seems to be no way out but the most painful and taxing. The weight Read More …

Nightingale by Fiona McIntosh

It is World War I. Claire Nightingale, a British nurse, falls madly in love with an Australian soldier, Jamie Wren, in the throes of the Gallipoli front. Torn apart, each embarks on a quest to reunite with the other. Separately, Claire and Jamie find themselves bonding with Acar Shahin, a Turkish soldier. But Claire’s entrance Read More …

Blackout by Sarah Hepola

Self and identity formation can be stressful and challenging for most. In this compelling memoir, Sarah Hepola narrates the sometimes hilarious, and often times sad reality of addiction and the collateral damage that dominoes. A title that speaks clearly, Hepola’s blackouts would create the next-day panic of a stream of questions: What did I do? Who did Read More …

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

It’s 1958. Eva and Jim are both 19 years old studying at Cambridge when their lives intersect. As Jim strolls down a lane, Eva pedals down the opposite way towards university. She swerves to avoid a dog and the following course of events determines the rest of their lives. Structured around parallel universes – but with three Read More …

Almost Invincible a biographical novel of Mary Shelley – author of Frankenstein by Suzanne Burdon

The novel starts in Mary Shelley’s eighteenth year, when she began writing her masterpiece Frankenstein. Daughter of feminist and author Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin, she was destined for a life of creativity and intellectual exploration. Following her scandalous life through Europe with lover, then husband, Percy Shelley, Mary experienced many traumas: children dying, being ostracized Read More …

Craven by Melanie Casey

Cass Lehman leaves her home for Adelaide, fleeing from her recent fame as a psychic aid for a murder case. Desperately hoping for anonymity, she is recognised by former students and immediately falls back into the centre of small town gossip. But trouble always finds her, as her car is painted in blood with ‘Freak’ written across Read More …

In the Company of Cowards by Michael Mori

Australian David Hicks was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 after 5 years of detainment. Charged with providing material support to terrorism, then began the long legal battle. Former Marine and all-American Michael Mori was chosen as Hicks’ defence counsel, navigating a blurry justice system in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. A firm follower of Read More …

A Murder Unmentioned by Sulari Gentill

A murder mystery set in Australia’s wild past – the 1930s. Bohemian artist Rowland Sinclair, the son of a rich farming legacy, is caught in the midst of the resurrection of his father’s murder case. After a gun is found near the family property, questions left hanging in the air are swirling through memories Sinclair Read More …