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Shadow Lines is the story of Jessie Argyle, born in the remote East Kimberley and taken from her Aboriginal family at the age of five, and Edward Smith, a young Englishman escaping the rigid structures of London. In a society deeply divided on racial lines, Edward and Jessie met, fell in love and married against strong opposition. Despite unrelenting…Read more »
by Errol Broome
The only thing Francesca ever wanted was a horse of her own. When Gramps retires and brings home the Judas donkey, it seems like a cruel joke. But Judy is no ordinary donkey. She’s a donkey with a past, and it’s up to Francesca to see that she has a future. Maybe Judy just might be the answer to her dreams after all. Read more »
by Joy Lefroy & Diana Frylinck with illustrations by Marion Duke
A lively celebration of the legendary C.Y. O’Connor’s gigantic endeavour to build the pipeline from Mundaring Weir near Perth to the Kalgoorlie goldfields.
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by Norman Jorgensen with illustrations by Brian Harrison-Lever
An eloquent counterpoint to the senselessness and inhumanity of war, In Flanders Fields tells the story of a young homesick World War I soldier who risks his life to cross the no-man’s-land and rescue a robin caught in the barbed wire that separates the opposing forces.
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Punctuated by dogs and chooks and the daily tragicomedy of small town life, Bantam follows Mick and his mates as they court disaster and struggle to hold on in the roller-coaster ride of life on the dole. Read more »
Bryn and his family have just moved to a new house by the lake. The area is beautiful, teeming with wildlife. But soon there are scars on the landscape where the houses are being built — bulldozers tear at the earth, the sound of machinery rends the air. Once again the Min Min stirs…And this time, it has chosen Bryn. Read more »
by Geoff Havel
There are facts of life that we all know, like weekends always start ten minutes after the bell rings on Friday because your teacher keeps you in. Weekends go fast and the school week goes slow and parents are always right — even when they’re wrong. A hilarious story about getting through the weekend and learning the facts of life, whether you want…Read more »
Charlie is fifteen. She’s just moved to a new school and nothing is going right. She’s hanging around with a girl she can’t stand, her mother is a grief-stricken, wine-sodden mess, and she has no one to talk to except the pages of her diary. Everything seems hopeless. And then she meets Kate. Kate is sixteen, she’s a singer, and she’s wonderful. She’s…Read more »
by Julie Goyder
When an old man with Alzheimer’s disease fell in love with a nurse who he seemed to confuse with his fiancée of long ago, sharing of stories enriched both their lives. Their relationship enlivened ‘Joe’ and challenged the nurse, author Julie Goyder, to rethink her understanding of ‘people like Joe’. Their ‘storying’ moved well beyond protocol or politeness…Read more »
Elisabeth has to make the choice of her life. Seventeen and pregnant: does she sacrifice her dreams for a baby, or do something she’s not sure she can live with? Under pressure from her parents, she’s juggling a boyfriend she’s not sure she can trust, a best friend she keeps pushing away and her own indecision. Something’s got to give. It’s…Read more »
Byrski tours South West WA
Liz Byrski is heading to Busselton, Margaret River and Albany to talk about In Love and War: nursing heroes. The bestselling author of Gang of Four and Belly Dancing for Beginners will appear at Barefoot Books on 29 July, Margaret River Bookshop on 30 July and at The Garrison with Paperbark Merchants on 1 August.