The first time I saw Jana I thought she was a crazy arrogant bitch. I’m outa here, I told myself, but for some reason it didn’t work out that way …
In fact, from the time Brodie McPherson meets Jana he can’t seem to escape her. Everything in his life changes. Some things for the better, and some things for the worse, the very worst. Manslaughter…Read more »
by Gail Jones
Saints and dancers, writers and flim stars, Elvis, Madame Tussaud and Mata Hari: just some of the lives explored in these unusual and arresting stories. With imaginative verve, Gail Jones weaves fact and speculation to reveal the ‘fetish’ aspects in the lives of people, both famous and ordinary.
‘… Jones provocatively and sensitively surveys…Read more »
by Diana Chase
For Annie it’s pretty scary — a new town and a new school. Will she be accepted? Then she meets Minty. She’s so friendly. And the children from the big, old house … they’re amazing! Annie has never felt so at home. But it’s weird, too. What do the children do when she’s not there? Why don’t they get any older? What did happen at the…Read more »
by Tracy Ryan
Tracy has hit rock bottom. She’s alone, there’s no one to turn to and everyone looks like the enemy. Then she meets Sam — hard, smart and beautiful. But slowly she realises nothing is what it seems, especially after bodies start appearing. Vamp is a powerful and thrilling tale which challenges the stories told about women by mythology, religion…Read more »
by Ron Bunney
Something happens early one morning that changes Gulap and Yudang’s lives forever. Their family life is shattered when white settlers arrive, and the two young Aboriginal cousins are left alone trying to understand why everything they know has been turned upside downRead more »
Sarah is sixteen. After the death of her parents, on the ship coming to Australia, she finds herself alone with her baby brother in a strange but fascinating new land. Determined to make a new life, Sarah quickly falls in love with her home on the edge of the wilderness. Here, beside the river, she finds herself drawn towards the unknown, and into a…Read more »
by Sally Morgan
In 1982, Sally Morgan travelled back to her grandmother’s birthplace. What started as a tentative search for information about her family, turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimageRead more »
‘What, a book about fertility that doesn’t blame women? In an otherwise barren national debate, Cannold offers fertility crisis management par excellence’ — Susan Maushart, columnist and author.
What, no baby? takes us into the lives contemporary women who plan to have it all yet have ended up childless due to reluctant men, demanding jobs…Read more »