Book News and Reviews

Sister Heart tells the story of a young Aboriginal girl who is stolen from her North West family.

Stories of Jewish people with WA connections accounts of the physical and emotional hardship.

Established in 1935, UWA Publishing may not be the oldest of Australia’s four university presses — that honour goes to Melbourne University Press, which was founded in 1922 — but its 80th year …

Television presenter Jessica Rowe has written a frank memoir due out tomorrow and says she feels blessed to tell her story. The Studio 10 personality’s new book, Is This My Beautiful Life?, shines …

Linda Fairstein’s new Alex Cooper novel, Devil’s Bridge (Hachette, $30), surprises when Coop drops out of the action on page 70, leaving colleagues puzzled and new lover and old friend Det Mike …

Schools and public libraries across Australia will spend next week’s Children’s Book Week celebrating Australian books and their creators with readings, workshops and other events.

Frank Woodley loves making people laugh. Whether it’s as one half of the comedy duo Lano and Woodley or as a stand-up comic, he loves the sound of other people’s chuckles.

Happiness is a parcel waiting at the local post office. Excitement is when you realise it’s the latest Treehouse adventure.

WA-born novelist Gail Jones’ masterly new novel is a Nabokovian guide through the icy cityscape of Berlin.

Throughout history mankind has pondered what constitutes “happiness” and how to attain it.

Two celebrated crime-thriller writers publish books within two months of each other.

The annual Perth Poetry Festival is almost upon us. It’s been held for more than 10 years now — which may be news to you. After all, who reads poetry these days? And as far as writing the stuff …

The mystery of an unsolved murder has inspired crime writer Michael Robotham to return to a familiar character, Joe O’Loughlin, placing the clinical psychologist at the heart of an investigation …

This month is a bittersweet one for science-fiction and fantasy fans, with the publication of the first Terry Pratchett book since the acclaimed author died in March.

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