Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

This powerful and confronting novel depicts two boys growing up amongst drug use and trafficking. Older boy August doesn’t speak and the story is narrated by his younger brother Eli who wants something better for their lives. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Reviews – Kate Wendy Annie Trent Dalton – Twitter  

P is for Pearl by Eliza Henry Jones

Eliza Henry Jones’s first novel for young adults addresses dealing with broken families in a small town. As teenagers on the brink of adulthood, Gwen and Ben both have pasts they are coming to terms with. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia with Sample and Teaching Guide     Reviews – Vivian Tara Annie Kate Eliza Read More …

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

A compelling debut crime thriller that reopens an old case that has haunted Detective Reilly for twenty years, and has him questioning his colleagues, from then and now. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia  Extract      Reviews – Marie Nicole Wendy Tara Kate Vivian The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian The Advertiser Dervla McTiernan – Read More …

The Ballad of Banjo Crossing by Tess Evans

Jack escapes his past and becomes entwined in the community of Banjo Crossing, particularly with widow Mardi. When the farming town is threatened they band together to fight it, but will Jack’s past catch up with him and jeopardise their relationship? Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Extract      Reviews – Marie Annie Kate  The 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 …