The majority of Australians live in close proximity to the coast, but Deb Hunt's new book gives an insight into the lives of remote farming families.
Michael Idato Harper Collins says it is planning a first printing of two million copies of Go Set A Watchman.
Ross Southernwood Nicole Trope's impressive working of a difficult subject has resulted in a most socially relevant book.
The author of House Rules and My Sister's Keeper picks her most influential reads.
Reviewer: Colin Steele New fantasy from Brian Catling and Erika Swyler, along with The Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
Taking a "pause" in life was something Shannah Kennedy had heard of, but didn't think was possible. Could you only do it when you were young and responsibility-free? After a long discussion, she and her husband Michael decided to press the button.
Susan Wyndham LANTERN BOOKS DIM
Jason Steger The push to collect GST on overseas online sales; Pearson keeping its PRH slice; Boris Johnson bags the Bard; Geraldine Brooks' double, and anarchists' delight.
Mark Thomas There's enough to sustain a reader's interest, but certainly not enough to convert this story into Snowdrops II.
Jeff Popple Two new thrillers make for gripping reading on cold winter nights.
GOULBURN is edging closer to securing a performing arts venue, 15 years after selling the Lilac Time Hall.
Tinkering around the edges has come up with a better performing arts design, says Paul Scott-Williams.