Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea by Marie Munkara

Marie Munkara has written an incredibly open and honest account of her life, having been removed from her family at three years old, adopted by strict Catholics, and then returning to her birth family. She holds nothing back reflecting on her abusive adoptive parents and the challenges she faces when she reconnects with her family and Read More …

Our Magic Hour by Jennifer Down

When Audrey’s best friend since school, Katy, commits suicide it rocks her world and that of her partner, Nick, and their school friend Adam. This group of twenty-somethings try to deal with this sudden, unexpected death in their own way, but it impacts on them all, especially Audrey. She has had her own challenges growing Read More …

The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington

Bestselling author and journalist Caroline Overington has written another pageturner. Loren thinks David is the one who got away, after he ends their relationship when they are younger. But when they meet later he is the one pursuing her. She does get her man, marries him and has twin girls. He brings home the bacon Read More …

Running Against the Tide by Amanda Ortlepp

Amanda Ortlepp’s second novel Running Against the Tide features a family in crisis. Erin has taken her sons to a small country town on the coast of South Australia, leaving her abusive husband behind. Mike the eldest finds his feet in their new home, but fifteen year-old Ryan misses his father and struggles to fit Read More …

All That is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster

A family that is fraying at the seams is torn apart by a hit and run accident. Callum and Anya’s relationship is distant at best. Their seventeen year-old daughter, Georgie, is testing the boundaries as she approaches adulthood and son Zac is trying to deal with adolescence and all that is going on around him. An intriguing Read More …

More to the Story – Conversations with Refugees by Rosemary Sayer

Rosemary Sayer has interviewed refugees from Burma, Afghanistan and South Sudan to try and remove the fear of asylum seekers that has been instilled by politicians and the media. In conversation with each of these people of different ages, genders and backgrounds she helps to tell their stories with direct quotes from each of them. Read More …

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Anna has early onset Alzheimer’s disease and makes the brave decision to leave her husband and is admitted into a care facility, predominantly for the elderly. The only other person there around her age is Luke, who has a particular form of dementia. They gravitate towards one another and a relationship develops. The new cook Read More …