THE COUNTRY WEDDING – Barbara Hannay

Two Nth Qld country weddings, fifty years apart…and the miracle of second chances. Flora Drummond is preparing to play in a string quartet for the wedding of a very close friend. The trouble is, she can’t quite forget the embarrassing teenage crush she once had on the groom. The little church is filled with flowers, […]

HALF WILD – Pip Smith

A stunningly original debut -The seed for the novel was planted by a photograph of Eugenia Falleni that appeared in a 2005 Sydney Justice & Police Museum exhibition called ‘City of Shadows’ and the footnote beside the photo that said that when arrested for the murder of his wife Harry Crawford was revealed to be […]

TO BECOME A WHALE – Ben Hobson

13-year-old Sam Keogh’s mother has died and he must learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere. What follows is the devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle […]

AN UNCOMMON WOMAN – Nicole Alexander

Set amongst the stunning environs of the Darling Downs region, this novel features a ‘rural suffragette’ who refuses to accept the dictates of her time when it comes to choosing her own path. Inspired by a newspaper article from the 1930s about an Australian woman buying her own pastoral station in Queensland, an event so […]

CHARLATAN – Catherine Jinks

The larger than life, stranger than fiction true story of a nineteenth century court case involving Thomas Guthrie Carr, a notorious, larger-than-life character who made his living as a mesmerist, phrenologist, public speaker and some say charlatan. Carr lied, fought and sleazed around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886. Examining the underbelly of […]

FIRST PERSON – Richard Flanaghan

Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the dead of night by notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghost-writing his memoir. He has six weeks to write the book, for which he’ll be […]

OUTBACK MATES – Dan McIntosh

In 2013, Dan McIntosh launched the Facebook page Station Photos simply to share his photos of life on the land with friends and family. Fast-forward to 2017 and the page boasts an immense and diverse community of more than 117,000 Australians who participate daily in the joy of sharing beautiful pictures of the Aussie outback […]

SANCTUARY – Judy Nunn 

 A riveting portrait of love, hope and survival on an isolated island off Western Australia wherein compassion meets bigotry, hatred meets love, and ultimately despair meets hope on the windswept shores. On a barren island a rickety wooden dinghy runs aground. Aboard are nine people who have no idea where they are. Strangers before the […]