Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared.
Now Loretta’s returned, and she wants her boys back.
Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her beat-up car. The family of three journeys across the country, squabbling, bonding, searching and reconnecting. [click to continue…]
A collection of fables in which the intuition of animals is set against the hubris of man, Anson Cameron is part court jester, part acclaimed writer of short stories and novels and part national conscience.
A cola company uses the last wild polar bears as billboards. A boy is forced to compose poems for cats. A dog starts a race- riot. A zebra shames two armies. A zoologist vivisects a gorilla to disprove evolution and has his own brain placed in the ape’s head. [click to continue…]
Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from court by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of Bitter Greens …
After Margherita’s father steals a handful of greens – parsley, wintercress and rapunzel – from the walled garden of the courtesan, Selena Leonelli, they give up their daughter to save him from having both hands cut off. [click to continue…]
When Sydney Smith was nine, she thought about killing herself because of her mother’s cruelty.
When she reached puberty, her mother sexually assaulted her – a pattern repeated over the years. [click to continue…]
Come on a journey beyong the city’s beloved laneways and read the palimpsest that is Melbourne.
Audio excerpt for Melbourne Remade
Cat no: 3788
Five kids orphaned by a terrible accident … a struggling family living in the most isolated spot on earth … a single dad battling to cope in a house falling down around his ears … a desperately ill woman in the middle of nowhere.
In the great Outback traditions of mateship, resilience and generosity come these stories of ordinary people who, against seemingly insurmountable odds, help out those who inhabit Australia’s vast untamed frontiers. [click to continue…]
Ruby White has burnt her bridges. She has no job, no direction in life, and just enough money to last a month if she eats only rice and her cat catches his own meals. When her best friend, Anise, holds a dress-up party, Ruby drowns her sorrows and meets Damien, whose vampire costume belies his sweet nature. With time on her hands, Ruby soon finds herself at a seminar for those who are Hyper Auto-Aware, a condition she never knew existed, run by the Jaasmyn Empire, a company she’s never heard of. To Ruby’s astonishment, and that of those who know her, she is offered a job. [click to continue…]
This book is the story of a family; of Mother and Father, and their eight sons and two daughters who grew up on a sheep and cattle property in far South-West Queensland. It’s a mixture of Mad as Rabbits, Little House on the Prairie and On Our Selection.
In a humorous yet moving way, it chronicles the joys and sorrows of this large, close-knit, competitive family. [click to continue…]
When Rose’s eighteen-year relationship ends in the most shocking and unexpected way, she emerges from years of what she thought was a loving relationship and realises the extent to which she was being emotionally manipulated and controlled. [click to continue…]
“People were supposed to remember who they were and where they lived. They were supposed to remember who loved them and who did not and where their grandmothers were born. Martin Jeremiah Westley didn’t remember any of it, including the fact that he was Martin Jeremiah Westley.” [click to continue…]