Julie Brooks Barbour is a poet exposed, calling on the essentials: apples, air, earth, a tiny tugging mouth. She makes a home in the opposite ends of a blooming life and writes forward. Hers is the voice of the new mother calling herself back to swollen breasts and healed stitches.
Hers—the levitating voice of the quintessential poet capturing life moments that have been "left to themselves." Julie Brooks Barbour has left us humans, in need of her noticing, the greatest of portraits: the human soul seduced by what is puzzling, fleeting, always true.
Detective Leon is not a believer in the supernatural stories of Woodburry, but as kids come up missing and/or dead Leon is in a race against time, to find out who or what is taking them. He must find a way to stop the boogyman of Woodburry before it's to late and he loses his own sanity.
Great Moments in Australian History presents an exciting collection of stories about the most colorful highlights and heroes of Australia's history. Pioneering a fresh approach, award-winning author Jonathan King dramatizes events to bring each moment vividly to life. Dodge Aboriginal spears as we land with early Dutch explorers; creep by night into an open boat with convict Mary Bryant as she escapes from Botany Bay; sneak into Matthew Flinders' French prison cell as he names Australia; break down doors with the redcoats to arrest Governor Bligh; confront "Wild White Man" William Buckley as he returns from the dead after 30 years; fight for democracy at the Eureka Stockade; join Ned Kelly in his last shoot-out; ride down mountains with the Man from Snowy River; land with the Anzacs at Gallipoli; gallop across deserts with the Light Horse on history's last successful cavalry charge; fly the first plane from the UK to Australia; climb the steps as our first woman enters parliament; join Bradman on the pitch as he makes history; help soldiers stop Japanese troops advancing down the Kokoda Track; throw a boomerang with the first Aboriginal elected to parliament; feel Whitlam's outrage as he is dismissed; watch the angel of the Bali bombing save lives; and escape the nation's worst bush fires in stories that will take your breath away. Filled with graphic images, the book presents the big picture, from the discoveries of the early explorers to the cut and thrust of modern-day politics.
Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor is Cambodia: a country with a genocidal past and a wide, open smile. A frontier land where anything is possible - at least for the tourists.
In Holiday in Cambodia Laura Jean McKay explores the electric zone where local and foreign lives meet. Three backpackers board a train, ignoring the danger signs - and find themselves in the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Elderly sisters are visited by their vampire niece from Australia and set out to cure her. A singer creates a sensation in swinging 1969, on the eve of an American bombing campaign. These are bold and haunting stories by a remarkable new talent. 'Each of these stories is like catching a snippet of a conversation or looking into a lit window in a dark night, and loitering longer than you should to hear and see what characters inadvertently reveal about themselves. Holiday in Cambodia shows the ugly side of post-colonial tourism, as well as moments of great pathos and dignity, in a compelling and empathetic voice.'-Alice Pung 'Polished, Hemingwayesque snapshots, vivid and atmospheric' - Steven Carroll About the author: Laura Jean McKay is the author of Holiday in Cambodia shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award 2014, the Queensland Literary Award 2014 and The Asher Award 2015 for women writing on an anti-war theme. Laura’s writing has been published in The Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing and Meanjin and is forthcoming in the U.
S. in J Journal and The North American Review. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and the recipient of a Martin Bequest Traveling Scholarship. Her short story collection Holiday in Cambodia is out now with Black Inc. Go to blackincbooks.com
Jeremiah Lynch was a businessman (and former San Francisco politician) who went to the Klondike in 1898, two years after gold was discovered.
He describes his three years in and around Dawson City as a miner and a merchant. His narrative is an articulate and highly colorful observation of the characters and the social environment of gold rush Dawson. The town is the real protagonist in this story. Fans of Northern Exposure will understand.
Jessica Chambers stared into the deep blue eyes of her baby's father and saw a stranger. The ranch hand with amnesia whom she'd called "Joe" was gone forever. For Prince Lucas Sebastiani had regained his memory and his life -- and now he had come to claim the mother of his child as his future queen. But although her body burned for his sensual touch, Jessica knew she must resist. Her regal suitor spoke of privilege and duty but said nothing of the feelings in his heart for his commoner bride. And though Lucas had laid his kingdom at Jessie's feet, all she wanted was his love.