Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley is happily married with a four-year-old son. Then she is knocked over when riding her bike, and after it is clear she won’t survive the machines are turned off. Her family and friends reflect on her life, and what theirs will be like without her, from before the accident, immediately after and beyond. A Read More …

Ghost River by Tony Birch

The mob who live by the river in Melbourne are seen through the eyes of two local boys. Running away from their own problems, the boys see another side to the world. Showing the different lives we all experience, Tony Birch delivers a compelling tale with sensitivity and hope. Publisher: University of Queensland Press Reviews – Read More …

Wild Boys: A Parent’s Story of Tough Love by Helen Pastor

Helena Pastor’s eldest son Joey didn’t turn out how she expected. As his behavior dictated what went on in the family her husband and she tried everything they knew to try and help him, and prevent the other three boys from being affected by his choices. Then they heard of ‘the shed’, a program run Read More …

The Promise Seed by Cass Moriarty

The Promise Seed starts with six year old boy in 1944. When his baby sister dies in questionable circumstances he is sent to a home where he lives until his mid-teens. Another boy is introduced in current time, who we find out is living next door to the other boy, who is now in his seventies. At Read More …

Frankie and Joely by Nova Weetman

Frankie and Joely are very different. But opposites do attract. They get each other and would do anything for their best friend. However, the dynamics change when they leave the city to go and stay with Joely’s aunt, uncle and cousins Mack and Thommo. Frankie attracts attention with her natural beauty and personality, particularly from Read More …

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 …