by Ray Glickman
Reality explores our fascination with reality TV when its unnamed narrator, bored with his easy successes elsewhere, selects six strangers and makes their lives collide.
In the end, who is to blame for their actions – for their deceit, infidelity and crime? The reader is implicated as much as the six subjects in this dark and pacy read. Read more »
by Annie Boyd
The elegant, ultra-modern S.S. Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909. She served the Nor’-West coast for only three years before disappearing in a late-summer cyclone off the Pilbara coast with 156 passengers and crew on boardRead more »
A collection of ‘ripping yarns, beautiful lies and a few home truths’, Salt Story is fisherwoman and social historian Sarah Drummond’s account of living on and by the sea, and of the local fisher dynasties whose livelihood is under threat.
Salt Story is a tribute to sea-dogs, fisherwomen, oystermen and storytellers everywhere.
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by Alan Carter
It’s midsummer in the city of millionaires and things are getting hot. Cato Kwong is back in town, investigating the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen-year-old girl. But in Boom Town, it’s not just the heat that stinks. The corpse of a pig, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a shallow grave. A body, with its throat cut, turns up in the local…Read more »
Kora is a powerful genie sent away against her will. Her homeland is threatened and she’s been banished to earth for her own safetyRead more »
by Tracy Farr
Lena Gaunt, theremin player of legend, is Music’s Most Modern Musician. Inspired by Dame Lena’s final performance, filmmaker Mo Patterson approaches her to make a film about her life. With the unfolding of her story comes the slow opening of Lena’s heart, closed for so many years against old loves and old griefs. And through her long and intriguing…Read more »
‘An intimate and deeply moving insight into a close and loving relationship against a backdrop of the Australian film industry.’ David Stratton
‘This most moving, heart-warming story of two lovers, soul mates, will touch everyone who enjoys romance in all its aspects – the laughter, the tears, true love, and loss.’ Ian Crawford
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by Ron Elliott
‘… recline, grab the popcorn and let his collection of offbeat characters take you on an enjoyable cinematic ride.’ The West Australian
For the price of two movie tickets, Ron Elliott’s criminally good mini novels bring cinema’s best known genres to the page. Celebrate the celluloid as you read your way into a noir movie, romantic farce…Read more »
Spencer Gray is twelve – finally old enough to join Dad in his glider. His mates are going to be so jealous! Going up is awesome – but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing.
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‘… this is a brilliant junior fiction read for boys who like adventure stories.’ Scoop Magazine
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Packed with suspense, Harmless is the story of eight-year-old Amanda, whose father is in prison, and of her de facto grandfather, Rattuwat, a Thai man who has come to bury his daughter in a strange land.
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‘… the whole canvas of Australian life — its ethnic diversity, its violence, its growing divisions of class and economic…Read more »
From the Catalogue
by Laura Dudgeon & Sabrina Dudgeon with illustrations by Sally Morgan & Tracey Gibbs
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.