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‘Caroline Caddy charts the geography of the imagination — her poems are of travellers crossing the unknown, exploring hidden images…’ — Overland.
‘… a master poet with a style and panache all her own’ — The West Australian.
Esperance is a collection of works from Caddy’s first seven books of poetry plus seventeen new poems. Read more »
by Simon Haynes
Space pilot for hire! Hal Spacejock Guaranteed Cheap.
A mysterious sealed crate, a pair of shady mercenaries with more guns than brain cells and an amnesiac robot which may or may not be on a secret mission…Only interstellar ignoramus Hal Spacejock and the unflappable Clunk could turn a straightforward cargo delivery into a space opera with…Read more »
In tiny Miller’s Flat, Mike is stuck at the caravan park helping his mum when he meets feisty, city girl Kirsty. Together they escape their boredom and create their own world on a remote beachRead more »
As the sun sank below the western horizon the new star, the Star of Wonder, appeared in the night skyRead more »
by Craig Silvey with illustrations by Sonia Martinez
Warren is a guide dog with an inflated ego. He has always known that he was destined for great things. He was born with a good heart. He was going to help people. A Working Dog, with Big Responsibilities…
Warren’s particular views of the world, together with outstanding illustrations by Sonia Martinez, make this a stand-out book for readers…Read more »
I stared at the email in disbelief, the skin around my mouth prickling in horror…I had to know what they were saying. I shut my eyes and clicked on the link…
When Avalon moves to the city her life is turned upside down. Starting at a new high school, she finds herself at the centre of a brutal cyber-bullying campaign. She is inundated with…Read more »
‘… absorbing and believably voiced … Watson-Kell’s respect and first-hand experience of the island and its people shows through her sensitive portrayal of Von’s spiritual awakening.’ Sydney Morning Herald
Von’s mum has been gone for over ten years when, out of the blue, she invites him to New Zealand. Charlene works nights at a Wellington…Read more »
Frank Harmon is living in an isolated beach house on the south coast, writing jazz poems and scratching out a living taking backpackers bushwalking and kayaking. As he waits out the absence of his troubled lover, Laura, the power of the spare and brooding landscape begins to enter his writing, bringing new connections and throwing up unexpected images…Read more »
No Free Kicks is an inspiring story of growing up in twentieth century Australia. Here are men like Mowan, afraid of no one, who rode his horse into the local pub to demand a drink, women like Jackbam, Minnie, Ruby and Lily who battled the odds for the wellbeing of their families, and the remarkable Hayward brothers, Maley, Bill and Eric, who set…Read more »
by Diana Chase
Orphaned in the brutal Balkans conflict, thirteen-year-old Josef is forced to flee across the border. Frightened, angry and deeply traumatised, he is plucked to safety by an Australian uncle he never knew existed. Josef battles with a new language, a strange landscape and a feisty cousin named KarinaRead more »
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.