Author: Helena Pastor
Release Date: 24 July
How Much: RRP $24.95
The perfect parenting book, minus the preaching. Through enthralling and intimate storytelling, Dutch-Australia author Helena Pastor’s memoir explores the challenges of ‘tough love’ from a mother’s perspective. It offers a moving insight into reconnecting with your teenagers, a lesson well-learnt by Helena, who is a mother of four boys. A must-read new release for mums of boys who like to push the boundaries.
Annah Faulkner’s debut novel won her a slew of awards, including the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for an Emerging Queensland Author. Now, the Sunshine Coast author is back with her second must-read novel and this time it’s set closer to home, in Brisbane. See protagonist Christopher Bright’s orderly life turned on its head as he goes in search of his birth parents. The story is littered with conspiracy, mystery and a good dose of surprise. A heart-warming read by a hugely talented local.
There are no glossy photos of sauces dripping elegantly from the edges of glistening roasted pheasant in this humble and hearty collection of slowcooking recipes. It truly is the no frills book for no frills, but delicious, cooking. Finally! This book is a scrumptious buffet of recipes created and collected by Brisbane homecook Paulene Christie. It features a fantastic collection of dishes that have been created and shared by Paulene and her followers– proving just how deliciously easy and versatile this style of cooking can be.
Looking for a read that will get your blood pumping? This book is a chilling, gruesome and suspenseful crime thriller from serving Sunshine Coast police officer J.M. Peace. Written with unnerving authenticity, JM’s debut novel details the abduction of Sammi Willis, a police officer who thought she could look after herself. Despite this, she falls into the hands of a dangerous psychopath, who takes her to isolated bushland to hunt her like an animal. After the adrenaline rush of this novel, you’ll be pleased to hear its sequel, A Mother’s Work, is under contract.
When you’ve finished reading about the wild adventures of legendary Hollywood designer and cheeky Aussie rascal Orry-Kelly, you won’t be surprised his memoir was found hidden in a pillowcase. It would have been out of character for him to leave it somewhere standard. Orry-Kelly’s long-lost memoirs paint a life that was anything but predictable for the man who won three Oscars for his magical costume designs in the Golden Years of Hollywood.
Who would have thought more than 50 years after the world fell in love with To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee would hatch a new masterpiece. Except that it isn’t exactly new. In fact, she wrote this sequel first, it just never saw the light of day. Now you can get reacquainted with Scout as an adult as she returns to Maycomb to visit her father, Atticus. We won’t spoil any more, only to say that we’re eternally grateful this manuscript finally found its way to the bookshelf and that it can stand proudly beside its cherished offspring as a phenomenal read.