Rose Helen Mitchell / Long is the Way and Hard
Harry, an Australian veteran from World War I, and Caitlin, an English girl, meet briefly at the end of the war. When Caitlin writes to Harry with the news that her husband Patrick has died, and that she has given birth to a son, Joseph, they begin friendly correspondence. Through these letters, Harry’s feelings for Caitlin grow into love and he eventually proposes marriage to her.
Jenni Heckendorf / Through the Years
‘This beautifully written memoir by Jenni Heckendorf reveals a woman with firm opinions, a warm sense of family and a keen sense of her own value. She has also lived with cerebral palsy her whole life. A must-read for anyone who has ever doubted the indomitability of the human spirit.’ - Professor Donna Lee Brien, Central Queensland University
Raymond Evans / The Merry Dance: Poems of Memory and Imagination
'Raymond Evans is a poet with historical eyes. He gathers up our pasts with his own - youth and childhood, the old world and the new - in jewelled notes that remain long after reading. This is a gorgeous book.’ - Kris Olsson
Thérèse Corfiatis / The Boy Who Loved the Moon
The Boy Who Loved the Moon is an exploration of a mother’s love. It is a love that transcends what most experience, because the respites from reality are so fleeting.
Anne Collins / How to Belong
'With immediacy of language and vivid imagery these poems cast an ever-widening circle of light on matters that are at once particular and universal, of the times and timeless.’ - Jane Williams
Joan Fenney (editor) / Mountain Secrets
Join more than 150 poets from across Australia in a tantalising exploration of mountains around the world, real and imagined, literal and figurative.
Annette Elliot / Secret Secrets
Secret Secrets is a unique insight into the life of victims of domestic violence. Told through the story of how an ordinary woman factory worker, wife and mother of three defied the odds and squatted in a government-owned derelict house earmarked for demolition, to set up South Australia’s first feminist women’s shelter.
Roland Leach / Obliquity
'A collection to be savoured.’ - Kevin Gillam
Ian Coulls / Bookends
Reflecting a lifetime of travel and people from everywhere, Ian Coulls’s stories are drawn from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.
Libby Sommer / Stories from Bondi
Stories from Bondi centre on women - their joys, doubts, loves and realisations.
Mark Filmer / Three Steel Teeth: Wide Comb Shears and Woolshed Wars
This is the first detailed account of an industrial dispute that revolutionised Australia’s iconic shearing industry and led to the total demise of the AWU in the industry after it stubbornly refused to embrace technological change.
Roslyn McFarland / All the Lives We've Lived
‘This is an exceptional novel - a work of the imagination edged with compelling reality.' - Robert Adamson
John Blackhawk / dogs barking in the distance
‘Verse with the power of the jet stream, delivered from an ocean of tales of pithy erudition.’ - Bob Douglas
Greg Tome / Tilting at Time
‘Tilting at Time offers a vivacious yet emphatic rendering of the minutiae of Australian life.’ - Lucy Petchell
Leigh Swinbourne / Shadow in the Forest
Evelyn Carter, a young idealistic zoologist, travels to Tasmania as part of a project to keep that heat turned up. Deep in the wilderness, alone, she is confronted by an extraordinary event that will challenge both herself and her deep love of the natural world.
T.M. Collins / Until a Shrimp Learns to Whistle
A compellingly mordant yet profound and moving meditation on the ephemeral quality of our existence.
Andrew Drake & Martin Christmas / D&M Between 2 Men
D&M Between 2 Men is a collection of personal and vulnerable stories in poem format that examines some of the issues on the minds of these two younger and older poets.
Natalie D-Napoleon / First Blood
The poems in First Blood explore our sense of belonging, confronting the bodily, visceral, antediluvian connections that we share with our homelands.
May Morris et al. / Warm Corners
The Warm Corners women are connected by place and by relationship. All have spent time on the land called ‘Warm Corners’, shaped by the Jingalalla River.
Anthony J. Langford / A Refugee's Rage
Two stories. Two individuals. One journey. One destiny.