Dale Heidenreich

It has been twenty years since Ava Langdon published her much-lauded novel The Apple Pickers. Now, she leads a reclusive life in the Blue Mountains, with two rats and her typewriter as her companions. [click to continue…]

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Dodge Rose

Eliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge, and finds Maxine, a hitherto unknown cousin, occupying Dodge’s apartment. [click to continue…]

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Nona & Me

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas.

They are also best friends. It doesn’t matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life.

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My Year Without Matches

Disillusioned and burnt out by her job, Claire Dunn quits a comfortable life to spend a year off the grid in a wilderness survival program. Her new forest home swings between ally and enemy as reality – and the rain – sets in.

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Small towns don’t feel small when you grow up there. That comes later. The world as you know it seems wide. You feel close to it, the smells, the seasons, the secret places. But slowly, imperceptibly, like childhood itself, that comfortable, familiar, reassuring world starts to slip away. [click to continue…]

An account of wartime Townsville depicting the impact of war on an Australian community, a resilient Townsville displaying nothing of the sagging morale reported to Canberra…. [click to continue…]

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Great Southern Land

Australia is a dynamic multi-cultural society, viewed by many as the world’s most desirable place to live. Here Frank Welsh traces Australia’s intriguing and varied history to examine how this society emerged, from its ancient Aborigine tribes and earliest British convict settlements to today’s modern nation – one that retains strong links with its colonial past but is increasingly independent and diverse. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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Unforgettable Days

Abbra, Serena and Gabrielle: three young women with nothing in common except the Vietnam war. [click to continue…]