Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell

Adelaide has received a scholarship to a private school in Melbourne but into year twelve she feels the need to run away and return to her home town of Emyvale. This coming of age book for young adults explores the expectations put upon teenagers, and their struggle to work out what they want to be Read More …

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 …