Judith E.P. Johnson / Only the Waves: haiku & senryu
Judith E.P. Johnson allows her subjects to breathe new life through her haiku and senryu.
Hugh Crago / All We Need To Know: A Family In Time
This is a family history like no other, focusing squarely on the way that families mysteriously repeat the same patterns of personality and behaviour, generation after generation.
Carolyn Masel / Moorings
This collection brings together Masel’s best work from the last forty years. Jagged and dramatic, these mostly free-verse lyrics direct their taut, plain-speaking voices toward discovery and, sometimes, wisdom.
Lindsey Jane Doley / Here, There and Everywhere: Memoirs of an Air Hostess
‘A perfect peek behind the scenes at what life was really like as an air hostess in the bygone era of the 1970s and 80s. Poignant in places, laugh-out-loud funny in others, this book is a definite must-read.’ - David Blake, London author
Anne M. Carson / Two Green Parrots
Anne M. Carson’s poems affirm human culture and values in the face of implacable realties. Beauty and suffering are skilfully interwoven to create poems with the meditative power to move and sustain.
Janis Spehr / Flowers for the Protestants
Most of the stories are located in a domesticated rural landscape which nevertheless retains a haunting, crooked beauty while some occur in an urban environment which enables women to forge new identities through work and love.
Brian H. Jones / The Last Commando
This book is about the Boers of the Transvaal; it is about how they were formed, their relentless territorial expansion at the expense of indigenous groups in both the Cape Colony and the Transvaal, their struggle for distinctiveness and independence against Imperial and African pressures, the state that they carved out for themselves, and their abject defeat in the Anglo-Boer War.
Julie Thorndyke / Mrs Rickaby's Lullaby
Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby is an engaging novel of haunting lyricism and gentle humour, exploring the timeless themes of love, loss and widowhood, friendship and belonging.
Decima Wraxall / Bloom
Decima Wraxall’s poems mirror moods of the natural world and humanity in a rich diversity of themes and settings.
Colin Rogers / From the Mallee: Five stories
Five stories to take you away from the anonymity of big cities and into the Mallee. Into communities where everyone knows everyone else’s business or, if they don’t know it, they invent it.
Jeanette Woods / A Voice for Veronica: The story of the first victim of the Truro murders in South Australia
A police commander, a parole officer, a matron, a court artist and a mounted police officer - the author found all of these key players from the seventies when she investigated the story of Veronica Knight, the first victim of the serial killers in the infamous Truro murders in South Australia.
Michelle Farran / Annus Poeticus: a year in verse
In 2015, I set myself the challenge of composing a poem each day for the calendar year, so I wrote 365 poems in 365 days.
Elizabeth Goodsir / It Can Take Till Now
'I recommend this rich and welcoming experience to all lovers of life and family.’ - Aurora Hammond BSocWk, MA Psych
Caroline Butt / Pumpkin
‘Pumpkin is a sociological study - rather a case study, with all the warmth of the human experience of one family, and especially of one girl growing up in that family…’ - Betsy Wearing PhD
Angus Gaunt / Prime Cuts
Themes of deception, betrayal and unexpected delight are woven through Angus Gaunt’s first collection of stories.
Karen Throssell / The Dialectics of Rain
In this, her fifth poetry collection, Karen Throssell revisits similar links between the intensely domestic/ personal and the broader social and political worlds.
J V Birch / more than here
‘J V Birch’s poetry can be read anywhere and in any mood. Her focus shifts between the intimacy of familial and romantic relationships, and a journalling of global travel. Her poems are short and modular, full of potency, and with a lively curiosity for extracting the essence from each of her experiences.’ - Jules Leigh Koch
Andrew Drake / Beauty in the Darkness
'Beauty in the Darkness will resonate long after reading - and perhaps save lives - by reminding us of the importance of being understanding and kind to our fellow humans.' - Jude Aquilina
John Watson / Gosse Bluff & His Circle
From the meteor crater in Australia’s north-west to the fashionable Galleria in Rowe Street, Sydney, Gosse steps out in mid-century. Sydney, i
Richard Bell / Such Sweet Sorrow
'In raw honesty and occasional buffering irony, with unconventional images that startle the reader into fresh acts of perception, this poetry illuminates an intimate journey that touched me with both its universality for all mortal beings and with the ultimate particularity that distinguishes each shared life from all others.' - Robert A. Neimeyer