Forgotten by Nicole Trope

Malia and Ian are married with three kids under five. Malia has left her career to be mum, but Ian’s addiction to the pokies has meant she has to work part-time in a bakery. Juggling all of this leads to every parent’s worst nightmare. Nicole Trope shows this devastating story from all angles. Publisher: Allen Read More …

Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods

Nick meets Anna and the culture of AFL collides with her faith. Nick’s sister Lily gets involved with the wife of a patient she attends to as a medical student. Tess Woods shows the messy and the beautiful in love. Can they survive their differences and the obstacles against them? Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia  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 …

Ache by Eliza Henry Jones

Bushfires have devastated Annie’s family. Her grandmother is dead, her mother is exhibiting odd behavior, her daughter is traumatised and her husband can’t seem to help Annie. A community has been decimated. They are all feeling the effects and displaying their grief in different ways. This tender book looks at how they each come to terms Read More …

The Starlings by Vivienne Kelly

When Nicky’s grandmother dies on his eighth birthday he doesn’t know how this is going to affect his whole family. His love of Shakespeare and vocabulary are a disappointment to his football loving father and he turns to his grandfather and his grandmother’s carer, Rose for support. Complex family dynamics and their fallout are poignantly Read More …

The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

Mezz, Ellie, Kat and Jewels all join an online weight loss forum. After finding common ground they meet up and a friendship grounded in their common desire to lose weight is formed. This soon grows and real connections are formed, which are tested when they go in different directions, and when tragedy strikes. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Read More …