Book Review: Letters to the End of Love

Letters to the end of Love is a novel by Australian author, Yvette Walker.

Title: Letters to the End of Love Author: Yvette Walker Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Press Release Date: July 1, 2013 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 252 Three stories, three secrets, and three marriages are the focus of this brilliantly written and literary debut novel. In a coastal village in Cork in 1969,

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Book Review: Welcome to Orphancorp

Welcome to Orphancorp is a dystopian novella by Australian author Marlee Jane Ward.

Title: Welcome to Orphancorp Author: Marlee Jane Ward Genre: Dystopian Publisher: Seizure Release Date: August 23, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 130 Winner of the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize A sharp-edged semi-futuristic riff about a rebellious teenager’s last week at an industrial orphanage. ‘Takes all of your dystopian nightmares and connects them

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Book Review: Dublin Seven

Dublin Seven is a novel by Irish writer, Frankie Gaffney.

Title: Dublin Seven Author: Frankie Gaffney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Liberties Press Release Date: September 19, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 260 And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. Just left school and keen to assert his independence, Shane loses himself in the tail end of Celtic Tiger

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Book Review: And You May Find Yourself

'And You May Find Yourself' is a memoir written by Paul Dalgarno.

Title: And You May Find Yourself Author: Paul Dalgarno Publisher: Sleepers Publishing Release Date: September 1, 2015 Pages: 261 And You May Find Yourself is the hilarious and harrowing account of a Scottish émigré in Melbourne, in search of a job so that his young family can live, and desperately at odds with his new

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Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones is a novel written by Craig Silvey and published by Allen & Unwin.

Title: Jasper Jones Author: Craig Silvey Genre: Coming-of-Age Publisher: Allen & Unwin Release Date: May 9, 2010 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 322 Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his

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Book Review: The Fine Print of Self-Publishing

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Sixth Edition: A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, Ebooks, and Marketing.

Title: The Fine Print of Self-Publishing Author: Mark Levine Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: North Loop Books Release Date: 6th edition (June 5, 2016) Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 307 The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its sixth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. The Fine Print

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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

Book cover for Burial Rites.

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

Book cover for The Broken Book.

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

Book cover for Deeper Water.

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

Book Cover for These Things Happen.

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

Book Cover for 1988 by Andrew McGahan

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

Book Cover for All the Birds, Singing: A Novel

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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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 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 gross

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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 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 Manhattan

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