Floundering

Book cover for Floundering by Australian author, Romy Ash.

Title: Floundering Author: Romy Ash Genre: Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Release Date: March 21, 2012 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 224 Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta’s returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and Jordy

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Burial Rites

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Title: Burial Rites Author: Hannah Kent Genre: Fiction Publisher: Back Bay Books Release Date: April 1, 2014 Format: Audio / Digital / Hardback / Paperback Pages: 352 Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Australian author Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is

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The Broken Book

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Title: The Broken Book Author: Susan Johnson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen & Unwin Release Date: September 1, 2006 Format: Paperback Pages: 324 A remarkable story of one woman’s struggle to become the writer she has passionately planned to be her entire life—this fiercely beautiful novel conjures vivid and powerful emotions. Following the stunningly beautiful Katherine

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Deeper Water

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Title: Deeper Water Author: Jessie Cole Genre: Fiction Publisher: 4th Estate Release Date: August 1, 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 266 Innocent and unworldly, Mema is still living at home with her mother on a remote, lush hinterland property. It is a small, confined, simple sort of life, and Mema is content with it. One day,

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These Things Happen

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Title: These Things Happen Author: Greg Fleet Genre: Memoir Publisher: Macmillan Australia Release Date: September 1 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 352 For 25 years Greg Fleet has been one of Australia’s most widely known and best loved comedians. For the same period, he’s had a drug habit that has delivered him comedy and

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Lion Attack!

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Title: Lion Attack!: I'm Trying to Be Honest and I Want You to Know That Author: Oliver Mol Genre: Fiction / Coming of Age Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. Release Date: October 1, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 288 From an inaugural winner of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers comes a funny,

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1988 by Andrew McGahan

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Title: 1988 Author: Andrew McGahan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen & Unwin Release Date: September 1, 2005 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 237 ‘A lighthouse. A weather station, thousands of miles away. For six months. I drank steadily. With alcohol it all made sense.’ It’s the Bicentennial year and for Gordon – failed writer and bottleshop

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All the Birds, Singing

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Title: All the Birds, Singing Author: Evie Wyld Genre: Fiction Publisher: Vintage Release Date: Reprint edition (January 6, 2015) Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 240 Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods? Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and

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Have Men Ended Their Love Affair With Books?

Photo of a man reading a book as part of the #ManReads campaign.

Whatever happened to lads’ lit? Why don’t men read books by women? And how do we change the fact that many men haven’t picked up a book since school, asks Chris Moss. Think of a man. Think of a book. What do you see? A shiny sci-fi novel? Crime, or horror perhaps? A “how to”

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Place of Many Birds

Title: Place of Many Birds Author: Jan Merry Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: April 10, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 182 From the suburban streets of Melbourne to the wide plains of the Wimmera, this collection recreates the rhythms of small town life between the wars and into the

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Gun Alley by Kevin Morgan

Title: Gun Alley Author: Kevin Morgan Genre: True Crime Publisher: Hardie Grant Grp Release Date: 2nd edition edition (1 May 2012) Format: Digital Pages: 320 In the early morning of New Year’s Eve 1921, 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke’s naked body was found in Gun Alley, a dead-end Melbourne lane. She had been raped and strangled. In

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Book Review: Formaldehyde

Title: Formaldehyde Author: Jane Rawson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Seizure Release Date: August 23 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 188 Synopsis: Formaldehyde is an adorable little book about arm transplants and bureaucracy, two of author, Jane Rawson’s favourite topics. The story is a comic, surrealist puzzle about identity. It includes jokes, cats, swear words and some slightly

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Book Review: Looking Through Water

Title: Looking Through Water Author: Bob Rich Genre: Fiction Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Release Date: November 3, 2015 Format: Hardback Pages: 208 Synopsis: In Looking Through Water, William McKay finds himself reliving his past to help his troubled grandson, Kyle, deal with the present. William’s story starts on an Adirondacks lake and wends its way through

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Is Technology Killing or Kindling a Love of Reading?

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Read whatever you want, whatever you feel like reading, wherever you feel like reading, but read. Read for God’s sake as it will make you a better person. It will teach you how to handle different situations. And it will provide you advice on your own problems. “Technologies certainly do create cultural phenomenon, whether for

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Ebook Sales Decline Following Amazon Change

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WSJ: When the world’s largest publishers struck e-book distribution deals with Amazon.com Inc. over the past several months, they seemed to get what they wanted: the right to set the prices of their titles and avoid the steep discounts the online retail giant often applies. But in the early going, that strategy doesn’t appear to

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We Want to Read Your Book

Writerful Books is a publisher based in Melbourne, Australia that provides a range of publishing services for writers on the road to getting published. Our services include: Beta Reading Editing Services Manuscript Assessments We are also on the lookout for new writers from Australia, Britain and Ireland. Click here to submit a manuscript Visit our

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