Ep: 14 Christine Dibley – To the Sea

To the Sea is the stunning saga from debut author Christine Dibley.

 To The Sea is a call to the sea passed on from mother to daughter… lyrical, evocative and deeply engrossing.” Australian Arts Review

 A dangerous yearning echoes through generations.

On a clear summer’s day, Detective Inspector Tony Vincent answers a call-out to an idyllic Tasmanian beach house.

Surrounded by family and calm waters, seventeen-year-old Zoe Kennett has inexplicably vanished.

Four storytellers share their version of what has led to this moment, weaving tales which span centuries and continents.

But Tony needs facts, not fiction: how will such fables lead him to Zoe and to the truth?

As Tony’s investigation deepens, he is drawn into a world where myth and history blur, and where women who risk all for love must pay the price through every generation.

For fans of Kate Morton and Alice Hoffman.

Coming up on Tuesday 30th May

Christine Dibleys wonderful story that weaves the lives of generations of women from the present day in Tasmania to the wilds of Mayo, Ireland in times past.

A missing girl, a family legend, and the call of   the sea.

To The Sea by Christine Dibley

Ep. 12 Sandra Leigh Price – The River Sings

Sandra Leigh Price lives in Sydney. She graduated from the Australian National University, Canberra, with a Double Major in English Literature and Drama, and co-established a small theatre company before moving to Sydney to pursue a career as an actor, then turning to writing. She has written for the stage and screen. The Bird’s Child, was her debut novel.

The River Sings is her latest novel.

Birth and death, love and sadness, love knots and cut ties, quicksilver and shine, old worlds and new beginnings, Sandra Leigh Price weaves another gritty and beguiling story that will enchant and delight readers.

To read more about Sandra Leigh Price go to the featured author page on the left.

Ep.11 Jane Messer – Hopscotch

Fast and funny, Hopscotch charts a year in the lives of the endearingly flawed Rosen family, and holds up a mirror to contemporary urban life in Australia, interrogating our endless capacity for self-destruction, longing and love, and asks why we think we could ever find happiness in a city that’s roaring with dysfunction.

Jane Messer lives in Sydney where she teaches creative writing at Macquarie University. Her books include Provenance, Night by Night and Bedlam – an Anthology of Sleepless Nights. She is a regular contributor to The Conversation, has been a Director of the Australian Society of Authors and a judge of the Australian Vogel Literary Award.

New book releases

pile of books

Here are someone releases by Australian Women Authors – Would you like to hear any of them on The Book Podcast?  Let me know by leaving a comment.

Kylie Ladd  –  Mothers & Daughters (Family Drama)

Nicole Trope  –  Forgotten (Domestic noir thriller)

Pip Smith  –  Half Wild (Literary Fiction based on the true story of Eugenia Fallini

Jane Harper  –  The Dry (Australian crime novel)

Sarah Schmidt  –  See what I have done (Fictional novel of Lizzie Borden)

Lia Hills  –  The Crying Place (Mystery)

Goldie Goldblum  –  Gwen (Biography

Patti Miller  –  Writing True Stories (Non-fiction, memoir writing)