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.
Tag: Contemporary Fiction
Summer Edition – Sandie Docker The Cottage at Rosella Cove.
Welcome to the place of new beginnings…
Why had the house stayed empty so long? Why had it never been sold? Lost, Found, Forgotten – Welcome to The Cottage at Rosella Cove, where three damaged souls meet and have the chance to rewrite their futures.
Ep. 133 Where The Dead Go – Sarah Bailey
Suspensful crime thriller. The final book in the award winning Det. Gemma Woodstock trilogy. Four years after the events of Into the Night, DS Gemma Woodstock is on the trail of a missing girl in a small coastal town.
Ep. 129 – Small Blessings – Emily Brewin
Small Blessings is a poignant and uplifting novel of secrets, motherhood, innocence and heartache, and ultimately what we’re willing to do for love.
Ep. 127 Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern
How can a child disappear from under the care of four playgroup mums?
One Thursday morning, Lexie Parker dashes to the shop for biscuits, leaving Bella in the safe care of the other mums in the playgroup.
Six minutes later, Bella is gone.
Ep: 122 The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker
THE COTTAGE AT ROSELLA COVE
Welcome to the place of new beginnings…
Welcome to the cottage at Rosella Cove, where three damaged souls meet and have the chance to rewrite their futures.
Ep. 117 Home Fires – Fiona Lowe
When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria’s breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town’s buildings – and the lives of its residents – were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. With her sharp eye for human foibles, bestselling author Fiona Lowe writes an evocative tale of everyday people fighting for themselves, their families and their town – as only this distinctively Australian storyteller can.
Ep.116 The Mother-In-Law – Sally Hepworth
Someone once told me that you have two families in your life – the one you are born into and the one you choose. Yes, you may get to choose your partner, but you don’t choose your mother-in-law. The cackling mercenaries of fate determine it all. From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new page-turner about that trickiest of relationships, The Mother In Law
Ep 112 Cassie Hamer – After The Party
An unexpected gift left at her daughter’s fifth birthday party in the form of a little girl pitches Sydney mum Lisa Wheeldon into events both hilarious and life-changing. What sort of mother abandons her child? And why has she chosen the Wheeldons?
Ep.105 Claire Varley – The Book of Ordinary People
A magical portrait of five ordinary people, and the sometimes heartbreaking power of the stories we make of ourselves.
Ep.102 Carrie Cox – Afternoons with Harvey Beam
After forging a big-city career in talkback radio, Harvey is now experiencing a ‘positional hiatus’. The words aren’t coming out right, Harvey’s mojo is fading and a celebrity host is eyeing his timeslot. His father is dying and its finally time for Harvey to head home to face a different kind of music.
Ep.100 Susan Midalia – The Art of Persuasion
A witty tender comedy of manners that also has a political bite.
Ep: 95 B M Carroll – The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy
Sophie is the victim, but is she so innocent? A gripping exploration of betrayal and revenge.
Ep:93 Belinda Castles – Bluebottle
On a sweltering day in a cliff-top beach shack, Jack & Lou Bright grow suspicious about the behaviour of their charismatic, unpredictable father, Charlie. A girl they know has disappeared, and as the day unfolds, Jack’s eruptions of panic, Lou’s sultry rebellions and their little sister Phoebe’s attention-seeking push the family towards revelation.
Ep: 87 J D Barrett – The Upside of Over
What happens when one of the country’s most popular identities goes from reading the news to being the news?
Olivia Law had always been the good girl. Great grades, perfect career, husband, house and hairdo. She’d learnt image was everything so she refused to look below the surface of her life. When not at work, her minutes were filled with causes, chairing boards and dining at fabulous restaurants with her equally fabulous husband, David. She kept up the Botox, blow-dries and worked hard. It wasn’t enough, but whenever doubt crept in she’d head to a pilates class or plan a renovation on her trophy house.
Then she turned 45…
Ep: 78 – Vanessa Carnevale – The Memories That Make Us
One moment can change your life. When Gracie Ashcroft wakes after a crash with severe amnesia, she must choose whether to live a life through other people’s memories or to start a new life all her own.
Ep:69 Lia Weston – You Wish
Sometimes imagination is not enough.
Thomas Lash grants secret wishes . . . on-screen, that is.
White wedding gone horribly wrong and need to swap the groom? Never went to university but must have a graduation photo? Need to create a fake family for that job interview? Problem solved with expert Photoshopping and Tom’s peculiar ability to know exactly what you desire.
Ep: 59 Fiona Lowe – Birthright
Is an inheritance a privilege or a right? Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe returns with a gripping family saga, set against the backdrop of Victoria’s
Ep: 55 Debra Oswald – The Whole Bright Year
From the creator of ‘Offspring’ and author of Useful, a gripping, wry and tender novel about how holding on too tightly can cost us what we love.
Ep: 52 Tracy Sorensen – The Lucky Galah
It’s 1969 and a remote Australian coastal town is poised to play its part in the Moon Landing. An influx of expat NASA employees working at the tracking station on the sand dune just out of town shake things up. A pink and grey galah cockatoo emerges from a cage at the back door of the Kelly household and uncovers some tightly-held secrets.
Ep: 50 Tammy Robinson – Differently Normal
For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to be, to keep her autistic sister happy and healthy. With just Maddy and her mother as Bee’s full time carers, there’s no time in Maddy’s life for complications like friends, let alone a boyfriend.
Ep: 45 Glenna Thomson – Stella and Margie
A beautiful novel about two women – a generation apart – thrown together by circumstance, who slowly come to love and understand one another.
Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate and just a little chaotic. Margie is prickly, demanding and a stickler for convention. Stella has exciting dreams for the future. Margie has only bitter memories of the past.
Ep: 38 Eliza Henry Jones – Ache
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.
Ep: 36 Alice Nelson – The Last Sky
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.
Ep: 35 Sofie Laguna – The Choke
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.
Ep: 31 Anna George – The Lone Child
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?
Ep:26 Emma Viskic – And Fire Came Down
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
Ep.11 Jane Messer – Hopscotch
Fast and funny, Hopscotch charts a year in the lives of the endearingly flawed Rosen family. Contemporary fiction