The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke

A powerful memoir of an Australian woman growing up in suburban Sydney. Her parents are of Afro-Caribbean descent and in the eighties she stood out, and was made to feel her difference in the most negative ways. The impact of this racism has affected her incredibly, but she has turned the hatred into beautiful writing, Read More …

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Adam Sharp has been with partner Claire for many years. But when he hears from Angelina, the woman he had an affair with while working in Australia over twenty years ago, the cracks in their relationship open up. When he joins Angelina and her husband in France things get really interesting. Will they get together after Read More …

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

A backyard barbeque with a few friends, neighbours and acquaintances. What can go wrong? Liane Moriarty’s latest book looks behind each of those there on the day, their relationships with each other and the effect that day has on them all. An absorbing novel about friendship, neighbours, marriage, being and having parents, and how they can all Read More …

The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam

Evan works in a hospital where euthanasia has been legalised under certain circumstances. Frustrated by the guidelines he pushes the boundaries, taking more than a professional interest in the cases. His mother meanwhile is living with Parkinson’s disease that will lead her into a debilitated state. This thought provoking novel tackles all of the questions Read More …

The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong

Two brothers grow up playing cricket, from the backyard and onto the world stage. But the sport is the only thing they have in common. Younger brother Darren is the bad boy, who can’t help getting himself into trouble of all kinds. Older brother Wally is the sensible one so he forges ahead professionally, while Read More …

Promise by Sarah Armstrong

When Anna hears cries coming from the house of her new neighbours next door she is worried. When five-year-old Charlie turns up on her doorstep showing signs of abuse she contacts the authorities. But when it keeps happening and no-one will help this child, Anna takes matters into her own hands. This harrowing story asks Read More …

The Toymaker by Liam Pieper

Arkady, with a family history of making toys, starts carving dolls in Auschwitz to try bring some joy to the children their, as he deals with the horror. Years later his grandson, Adam, runs the business that his grandfather built from scratch in Australia, making millions of toys. His wife Tess assists in the business and discovers Read More …

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan

Three couples with marriages in different states of disarray are intertwined over one weekend with hilarious results. Issues that many face in relationships are dealt with, in a interesting combination of sensitivity and farce. Great characters, zippy dialogue and a plot you can’t believe, but at the same time can relate to, all make for Read More …