We sat down with Lakesedge Lyndall Clistone to talk writing inspirations, the author’s journey, and the YA scene in Adelaide.
BUSINESS: Written with humour, insight and a serving of tough love, The New Hustle is your go-to for more productive, creative and meaningful work by one of Australia's most unconventional and effective entrepreneurs: a bestselling author, mum of six - and a woman determined to start an anti-hustle revolution.
YOUNG ADULT: When Violeta Graceling arrives at haunted Lakesedge estate, she expects to find a monster. She knows the terrifying rumours about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem.
We interview the remarkable Phillip Maisel about his book 'The Keeper of Miracles' and his experiences during and after the Holocaust.
BIOGRAPHY: For more than 30 years, Phillip Maisel has worked selflessly to record the harrowing stories of Holocaust survivors. But, for Phillip, confronting and overcoming trauma is also personal. A Holocaust survivor himself, he too has unthinkable stories of triumph and tragedy, cruelty and hope.
CONTEMPORARY: Will losing her dad be the thing that finally prompts Annie Stanley to find herself? Only she could decide to say goodbye by stealing her father’s ashes and taking him on one last adventure . . .
CONTEMPORARY: Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami's novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye.The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who suffers similar treatment.
THRILLER: Evoking the golden age of crime and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man from one of the world's bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.
YA: Izumi Tanaka has lived an uneventful 17 years in her small, mostly white, northern California town, keenly aware of all the ways in which her family is different from most of her classmates’. But then Izumi discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan ...
BIOGRAPHY: Brendan James Murray paints an astonishingly vivid portrait of a single school year, perfectly capturing the highs and lows of being a teenager, as well as the fire, passion and occasional heartbreak of being their teacher.
MEMOIR: A treat for Jenny Lawson's already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter.
SCI-FI: Rabbits is a secret, dangerous and sometimes fatal underground game. The rewards for winning are unclear, but there are rumours of money, CIA recruitment or even immortality. But everyone knows that the deeper you get, the more deadly the game becomes – and the body count is rising.
YOUNG ADULT: When A DNA service reveals Abby has a secret sister, shimmery-haired Instagram star Savannah Tully, it’s hard to believe they’re from the same planet, never mind the same parents.
HEALTH: Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert, Dr. Bruce Perry, discuss the impact of trauma and adverse experiences and how healing must begin with a shift to asking, "What happened to you?" rather than, "What's wrong with you?".
HISTORICAL FICTION: When Charles Geddes, son-in-law of one of Glasgow's wealthiest shipbuilders, is found floating in the River Clyde with his throat cut, his beautiful widow Isla Lockhart asks for Inspector James Dreghorn to lead the murder case.
THRILLER: When Marina moves into 24 Harrington Gardens, she has an ulterior motive--to uncover the truth about her past.
HISTORICAL FICTION: A novel with a vivid, brilliant cast of characters and themes of creativity and ownership, beauty and power, success and crashing failure, and the Victorian obsession with spectacle.
NON-FICTION: Revolt is an eloquent and provocative challenge to the prevailing wisdom about the rise of nationalism and populism.
COOKBOOK: Nothing beats slow cooking when it comes to convenience. With minimal preparation, simple ingredients and just one pot, you can set and forget, then enjoy hearty, wholesome meals every night of the week.
CONTEMPORARY FICTON: As Dan Sheppard tries to hold on to the unravelling threads of his late brother's family, he begins to see that his brother’s legacy might not be all that perfect.