Book Review: The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by Sarah Walker

About the Book: A dazzling collection of essays that unpacks our unruly bodies and minds and questions why we are taught to fear and punish them, from an exciting and award-winning new author. We live in a world that expects us to be constantly in control of ourselves. Our bodies and minds, though, have other … Continue reading Book Review: The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by Sarah Walker

Pre-Release Book Review: The Truth & Addy Loest by Kim Kelly

The Truth & Addy Loest… About the Book: Truth is not a destination – it’s a magical ride. Addy Loest is harbouring a secret – several, in fact. Dedicated overthinker, frockaholic and hard-partyer, she’s been doing all she can to avoid the truth for quite some time. A working-class girl raised between the Port Kembla … Continue reading Pre-Release Book Review: The Truth & Addy Loest by Kim Kelly

Book Review: The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan... About the Book: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan is a charming, nostalgic and heart-warming story for women of any age – and it all begins when 79-year-old Shirley kidnaps her husband from his nursing home for one final adventure . . . When Shirley Sullivan signs her 83-year-old … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

The Banksia Bay Beach Shack... About the Book: A year is a long time in the memory of a small town. Stories get twisted, truths become warped, history is rewritten. MYSTERIES When Laura discovers an old photo of her grandmother, Lillian, with an intriguing inscription on the back, she heads to the sleepy seaside town … Continue reading Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland 1968–1987... About the Book: ‘Bjelke Blues gives heart and soul to the remembrances of the men and women who were at the end of police batons... at the front line fighting for justice and decency’ – Matthew Condon, journalist and author of Three Crooked … Continue reading Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Riptides... About the Book: Set in Queensland during a time of tremendous social upheaval, Riptides is a gripping family drama about dreams, choices and consequences, from the author of the acclaimed Half Moon Lake. One bad decision can tear your world apart... December 1974. Abby Campbell and her brother Charlie are driving to their father’s … Continue reading Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Book Review: Springtime – A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Springtime... About the Book: 'Picking up her pace, Frances saw a woman in the shadowy depths of the garden. She wore a wide hat and a trailing pink dress; a white hand emerged from her sleeve. There came upon Frances a sensation that sometimes overtook her when she was looking at a painting: space was … Continue reading Book Review: Springtime – A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke

Remembering Bob... About the Book: A warm, moving and revealing collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke from across the nation, edited by his eldest daughter Bob Hawke's death in May 2019 sparked national mourning across the country as we remembered just how important Bob had been in the shaping of modern Australia. In … Continue reading Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke