Over a decade ago, Australian-born Catherine embarked on the ambitious project to only speak French to her son despite this not being her first language. In the wonderful way that one challenge often inspires another, Catherine and her husband then decided that living in France would bring some authenticity to this social experiment.
The Barrier is a fast-paced literary thriller, set in a world destroyed by a virulent strain of Ebola and religious wars. It is 2040 and the surviving nations have been reorganized into the Western and Eastern Alliance. One side subjugates the other, using a vaccine, a virus and religion as its means of control
The Hope Fault is a celebration of the everyday complexities of family: aunties and steps and exes, and a baby in need of a name; parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them.It’s about the faultlines that run under the surface, and it’s about uncertainty — the unsettling notion that the earth might shift, literally or metaphorically, at any moment. It’s a contemporary novel that plays with time and with ways of telling stories. It finds poetry and beauty in science, and pattern and magic in landscape.
Even if you’re not a cook you’ll love Alyce’s Alexandra’s story.
Alyce is the bestselling author of seven thermo cooker cookbooks. She has her own range of thermo cooker accessories, runs her own thermo cooker cooking school and is creator of The TM Shop, selling all things thermo cooker related.
Beth had known there were secrets folded inside Theo. But she didn’t know they were secrets about her. And what do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself is based on a lie?
A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie’s world apart – killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother’s home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain continues to haunt her. Now, drawn by a call for help from her uncle, she’s going back to the place she loves most in the world, to try to heal herself, her marriage, her daughter and her mother.
A heart-wrenching, tender and lovely novel about loss, grief and regeneration, Ache is not only a story of how we can be broken, but how we can put ourselves back together.
Terra Nullius is a retelling of Australia’s colonial settlement, but not in any way you’ve read it before. Told from both native and settler perspectives, and weaving past and fantastical elements together
Set during the edgy handover period when Hong Kong was posed to return to China, it is partly a haunting and uneasy love story, partly a subtle explorations of cultural and political tensions.
A brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can’t be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature. A compassionate and claustrophobic vision of a child in danger and a society in trouble celebrates above all the indomitable nature of the human spirit.
Old magic and strange memories swirl through The Art of Navigation. Can we trust out memories?
Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.
A moving debut novel about love and war, and the terrifyingly thin line between happiness and tragedy, hope and despair.
A gripping, atmospheric novel from the acclaimed author of What Came Before that asks: how much should you do to help a stranger’s child?
There are secrets in every marriage . . . and some are more dangerous than others.
He hated the word ‘retirement’, but not as much as he hated the word ‘village’, as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot.
Van Diemen’s Land, 1826.
When Bridget Crack arrives in the colony, she is just grateful to be on dry land. But finding the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable, she pushes back and is punished for her insubordination-sent from one place to another, each significantly worse than the last. Too late, she realises the place she has ended up is the worst of all: the ‘Interior,’ where the hard cases are sent-a brutally hard life with a cruel master, miles from civilisation.
A moment of distraction, an unlocked car, a missing baby, how on earth could this happen? In a single day, a simple mistake will have
Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.
But when a young woman is killed after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was
If you loved THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL and THE THORN BIRDS you will devour this story of five different women united by one need: to overcome the vast distances of Australia’s Top End with friendship, tears, laughter, books and love.
Based on the true lives of Eugenia Fallen. Who was she?
Tally-Ho, Nina, Harry Crawford, or Jean Ford or all of them. Listen to Pip Smith talk about her brilliant original and highly provocative debut novel.
How can hope exist when the past is so easily forgotten? Pasha Ivanov is a child of the Freeze, born in Moscow during Brezhnev’s repressive
A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode. A brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.
The dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr – Mesmerist
May Callaghan wasn’t frightened of a challenge. But she’d never expected to face this. A story of forced adoption in Australia set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
Introducing Edition the new podcast from The Book Podcast every Friday. Featuring new book releases for July 2017. Featured today: The Paris Wedding, a romance. Writing True Stories, Non fiction. Corpse Light an urban fantasy.
Glenna Thomson is an experienced blueberry orchardist. She has worked alongside backpackers, spent winter months pruning, and long days in the packing shed during harvest.
Hello everyone and thank you for subscribing to The Book Podcast. Next Tuesday’s podcast is an interview with Glenna Thomson about her book ‘Blueberry’ The
Watching goes both ways… They watch for control, for survival, for pleasure. We watch for survival, for fear, for love. A contemporary thriller of rebellion
A compelling memoir of family secrets, murder, sexual assault and domestic violence is also the gripping story of Renee’s constant struggle to accept the truth and her true identity, and, ultimately, to forge a life on her own terms.
] Wry, rich and unsettling, All Fall Down is a starkly Australian gothic novel about a community divided, the secrets we keep, and a chilling
‘To the Sea’ is Australian author Christine Dibley’s debut crime novel. Set in Tasmania and Ireland it is lyrical, evocative and deeply engrossing.
Sometimes you have to resolve the past before you can face the future. The moving and heart-warming new novel from Fleur McDonald.s of social media
A gritty and beguiling story of Gypsy life in 1800’s England, a story that will enchant and delight readers.
Fast and funny, Hopscotch charts a year in the lives of the endearingly flawed Rosen family. Contemporary fiction
Sally Hepworth – A Mothers Promise. A novel about the unbreakable bond between mother’s and daughters.
A excerpt from Catherine Berry’s new novel ‘But you are in France, Madam’. One family, three children five bags and a promise of adventure living in the French Alps.
Anne Buist author of the Natalie King crime series talks to me today about the second book in the series ‘Dangerous to know’. Buist is
Madeleine Dickie’s talks about her travels, surfing and her debut novel ‘Troppo’
Hilarious book about her life as a new blogger way back before Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat.
Cath Ferla talks about her book ‘Ghost Girls’. Winter in Sydney. The city is brimming with foreign students. Sophie Sandilands takes a job teaching at
ALMOST INVINCIBLE: Suzanne Burdon talks about her book Almost Invincible a biographical novel about Mary Shelley. The book whilst factually based, beautifully imagines the emotions,
THE FRENCH PERFUMER BY AMANDA HAMPSON In the tradition of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is
Sarah Armstrong talks about her book Promise. She can hear their five-year old daughter Charlie crying, then sees injuries on the little girl that she