Summer 2009

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Pet 4 Elvin

Elvin Beauregard is ethereal! The problem is that he’s in year twelve and Petula is only in year nine, so attracting his attention is proving quite difficult. And that’s not Petula’s only problem. [click to continue…]

On Sunday 1 March 1998 four directors of the Cat Protection Society of Queensland drove to their chairperson’s house to discuss their agenda. [click to continue…]

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As Darkness Falls

Haunted by her failures, Detective Isabelle O’Connell is recalled to duty by DCI Alec Goddard to investigate the abduction of yet another child from her home town. [click to continue…]

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Put the Billy On

Put the Billy On gives us insights into what it was like to grow up in Australia in the 1930s and 40s. [click to continue…]

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Inside Out

Inside Out, examines those aspects of cricket that distinguish it from other games, from the centenary of Sir Donald Bradman and the cult of the baggy green cap to the threat and promise of the Twenty20 revolution. [click to continue…]

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Ice

An iceberg is towed through the Heads to the astonishment of colonial Sydney. [click to continue…]

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If You Were Mine

On the fourteenth of February 1962, in the outback settlement of Sugarbag, Esther Hayes looked out of the schoolhouse window and saw three children struck by lightning. [click to continue…]

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The Jack Irish Double

Jack Irish is no ordinary investigator. He was a Melbourne criminal lawyer, but quit when a deranged client murdered his wife. [click to continue…]

On a rundown station in the remote top end of Australia, life for Susannah is isolated and difficult. Susannah is left alone by her husband who is the manager of the station. [click to continue…]

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Unstill Life

Judith and Clifton Pugh met in September 1970. He was an artist with an international reputation; she was twenty years younger than him and had just joined the Australian Labor Party. [click to continue…]

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Skin Painting

Brave, haunting and evocative, this powerful volume is poetry as memoir.

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That’d be Right

William McInnes brings the world, or at least Australia, into our backyards as he writes about families and sport and politics and life, in his familiar style that makes you feel as if he is sitting down talking to you.

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Musk and Byrne

Jemma Musk is settling into her new home in the bustling goldfields town of Wombat Hill, wanting to establish herself as a painter and an independent woman.

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Real Dirt

It took James Woodford a while to realise that the greasy pole of big-city ambition was not for him. To rediscover the environmentalist he’d aspired to be when he was young, and to get his family out of the city.

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Ching Chong China Girl

‘Ching Chong Chinaman’ girls taunted Helene Chung in her Catholic school playground.

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Walking to the Moon

When I stood up I could not see my mother. She was not on the beach, and when I looked back across the water she was not there either.

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The Dirty Beat

Now, in his coffin as his friends prepare to bury him, Max is surrounded by the ghosts of his life and the dreams that never faded. All the old music is back too – from raw seventies rock-and roll to the type of cool jazz that made legends of John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

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The Murranji Track

Ghost Road of the Drovers The Murranji: a waterhole, a region, track and legend. Although only 240 kilometres long, of all the difficult stock routes in Australia the Murranji Track gained one of the fiercest reputations.

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Cooee

Isabel Weaving, is not quite who she seems. True, she’s a daughter, a sister, a mother and an ex-wife, having escaped one unsatisfactory marriage, although not with her relationships with her children intact.

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The Trout Opera

The Trout Opera is a stunning epic novel that encompasses twentieth-century Australia.

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