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 …

How to be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion by David Burton

David Burton writes frankly about his youth growing up with parents with mental health issues, younger twin brothers with Asperger’s Syndrome, and his own struggles with depression, anxiety and identity. Not fitting in at high school his saving grace is drama which he becomes heavily involved in. Particular teachers help him find himself and what he Read More …

Reckoning by Magda Szubanski

Actor and comedian Magda Szubanski talks frankly and openly about her life growing up in Australia, her relationship with her father,  her sexuality, battling with her weight,struggling with depression, in amongst her great and varied career in television, film and live theatre. For those interested in her professional life, but it provides so much more, Read More …

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Starting high school can be a tough time for children, and for best friends Bridget, Tabitha and Emily the changes they are presented with challenge their relationships. Tabitha and Emily stuck by Bridget after the accident she shouldn’t have survived. Bridget still has nightmares, and is trying to find the reason why she was one Read More …

The Well by Catherine Chanter

It hasn’t rained in Britain for three years. Except at The Well, Ruth and Mark’s rural property, their haven from the pressures of the city. But their lush garden paradise has made the outside world envious and suspicious, and the idyll soon turns sour. Then Lucien arrives, the child to brighten their lives, and the Read More …

Hello Beautiful! Scenes from a Life by Hannie Rayson

In Australian playwright Hannie Rayson’s debut book she has written about herself. Short stories reflect her life as a writer, working in the theatre but also of her personal life with her child, her partner and father of her son, and her husband. Anecdotes from around the world are told with no-holds barred. After many successful plays, performed both Read More …