Song Bird: Matters of the Heart pdf

Song Bird: Matters of the Heart  pdf

Title: Song Bird: Matters of the Heart pdf

Author: Christine M. Knight

Genre: ,Cultural,Australia

Pages: 304 pages

Song Bird: Matters of the Heart pdf

“I’m not Mavis anymore.” ,For years, song bird Nikki Mills (aka Mavis Mills) dreamed of the freedom and lifestyle that came with being a platinum record artist. To get there, she put her career and son first and her love life on hold. ,Now an international singing sensation, Nikki discovers her reality is very different from what she had imagined. Determined not to be caged by the fan and media circus, Nikki struggles to protect her son, their relationship and lifestyle. That struggle is complicated by her desire for a love life. ,The unearthing of Nikki’s dark past, known only to her inner circle, creates a paparazzi whirlwind that threatens to destroy her. Can she find the courage to withstand the media storm? Can she transcend her past? How will she resolve matters of the heart? ,Set between 2000 and 2002, the themes in Song Bird centre on discovery, belonging, transformation, dealing with adversity, and matters of the heart.

 

Tomorrow, When the War Began pdf

Tomorrow, When the War Began  pdf

Title: Tomorrow, When the War Began pdf

Author: John Marsden

Genre: ,Young Adult,Fiction,Science Fiction,Dystopia,Science Fiction,Adventure,War,Adventure,Survival,Apocalyptic,Post Apocalyptic,Cultural,Australia,Young Adult,Teen

Pages: 276 pages

Tomorrow, When the War Began pdf

When Ellie and her friends return from a camping trip in the Australian bush, they find things hideously wrong — their families are gone. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in their town has been taken prisoner. As the reality of the situation hits them, they must make a decision — run and hide, give themselves up and be with their families, or fight back.

 

On the Jellicoe Road pdf

On the Jellicoe Road  pdf

Title: On the Jellicoe Road pdf

Author: Melina Marchetta

Genre: ,Young Adult,Mystery,Realistic Fiction,Cultural,Australia

Pages: 290 pages

On the Jellicoe Road pdf

I’m dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago.,Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs—the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.,And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared. Taylor’s only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago. She needs to find out more, but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother—who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road.,The moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best-selling, multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca.

 

A Town Like Alice pdf

A Town Like Alice  pdf

Title: A Town Like Alice pdf

Author: Nevil Shute

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Classics,Cultural,Australia,Romance,War

Pages: 359 pages

A Town Like Alice pdf

Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback.,Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. Jean’s travels leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

 

The Forgotten Garden pdf

The Forgotten Garden  pdf

Title: The Forgotten Garden pdf

Author: Kate Morton

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Mystery,Historical,Cultural,Australia

Pages: 648 pages

The Forgotten Garden pdf

A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.,Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.,Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace—the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century—Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself.

 

The Thorn Birds pdf

The Thorn Birds  pdf

Title: The Thorn Birds pdf

Author: Colleen McCullough

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Romance,Classics,Cultural,Australia,Historical

Pages: 692 pages

The Thorn Birds pdf

Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0380018179 (ISBN13: 9780380018178),The Thorn Birds is a robust, romantic saga of a singular family, the Clearys. It begins in the early part of this century, when Paddy Cleary moves his wife, Fiona, and their seven children to Drogheda, the vast Australian sheep station owned by his autocratic and childless older sister; and it ends more than half a century later, when the only survivor of the third generation, the brilliant actress Justine O’Neill, sets a course of life and love halfway around the world from her roots.,The central figures in this enthralling story are the indomitable Meggie, the only Cleary daughter, and the one man she truly loves, the stunningly handsome and ambitious priest Ralph de Bricassart. Ralph’s course moves him a long way indeed, from a remote Outback parish to the halls of the Vatican; and Meggie’s except for a brief and miserable marriage elsewhere, is fixed to the Drogheda that is part of her bones – but distance does not dim their feelings though it shapes their lives.,Wonderful characters people this book; strong and gentle, Paddy, hiding a private memory; dutiful Fiona, holding back love because it once betrayed her, violent, tormented Frank, and the other hardworking Cleary sons who give the boundless lands of Drogheda the energy and devotion most men save for women; Meggie; Ralph; and Meggie’s children, Justine and Dane. And the land itself; stark, relentless in its demands, brilliant in its flowering, prey to gigantic cycles of drought and flood, rich when nature is bountiful, surreal like no other place on earth.,(First Edition Jacket)

 

Begin, End, Begin pdf

Begin, End, Begin  pdf

Title: Begin, End, Begin pdf

Author: Danielle Binks (editor & contributor),

Genre: ,Short Stories,Young Adult,Anthologies,Contemporary,Romance,Science Fiction,LGBT,Fiction,Cultural,Australia,Young Adult,Young Adult Contemporary

Pages: 322 pages

Begin, End, Begin pdf

The YA event of the year. Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.

 

What I Like About Me pdf

What I Like About Me  pdf

Title: What I Like About Me pdf

Author: Jenna Guillaume

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Romance,Young Adult,Young Adult Contemporary,Fiction,Family,Cultural,Australia,Humor,Love,Relationships

Pages: 256 pages

What I Like About Me pdf

You know all those movies where teenagers have, like, THE SUMMER OF THEIR LIVES?,This summer is probably not going to be that.,Source: Everything that’s happened since yesterday … ,The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie Martin thought she’d be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant.,Not when she’s spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone.,Not when her Dad is AWOL for Christmas and her gorgeous older sister has returned to rock Maisie’s shaky confidence. And her best friend starts going out with the boy she’s always loved.,But Maisie’s got something to prove.,As she writes down all the ways this summer is going from bad to worse in her school-assignment journal, what starts as a homework torture-device might just end up being an account of how Maisie didn’t let anything, or anyone, hold her back…

 

Shell pdf

Shell  pdf

Title: Shell pdf

Author: Kristina Olsson

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Cultural,Australia,Historical

Pages: 259 pages

Shell pdf

“A luminous look at a city at a time of change, a time when the building of the Sydney Opera House was a reach for greatness.” —The New York Times,In this spellbinding and poignant historical novel—perfect for fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Flamethrowers—a Swedish glassmaker and a fiercely independent Australian journalist are thrown together amidst the turmoil of the 1960s and the dawning of a new modern era. ,1965: As the United States becomes further embroiled in the Vietnam War, the ripple effects are far-reaching—even to the other side of the world. In Australia, a national military draft has been announced and Pearl Keogh, a headstrong and ambitious newspaper reporter, has put her job in jeopardy to become involved in the anti-war movement. Desperate to locate her two runaway brothers before they’re called to serve, Pearl is also hiding a secret shame—the guilt she feels for not doing more for her younger siblings after their mother’s untimely death.,Newly arrived from Sweden, Axel Lindquist is set to work as a sculptor on the besieged Sydney Opera House. After a childhood in Europe, where the shadow of WWII loomed large, he seeks to reinvent himself in this utterly foreign landscape, and finds artistic inspiration—and salvation—in the monument to modernity that is being constructed on Sydney’s Harbor. But as the nation hurtles towards yet another war, Jørn Utzon, the Opera House’s controversial architect, is nowhere to be found—and Axel fears that the past he has tried to outrun may be catching up with him.,As the seas of change swirl around them, Pearl and Axel’s lives orbit each other and collide in this sweeping novel of art and culture, love and destiny.

 

Bob pdf

Bob  pdf

Title: Bob pdf

Author: Wendy Mass ,

Genre: ,Fantasy,Childrens,Middle Grade,Childrens,Fiction,Childrens,Juvenile,Mystery,Cultural,Australia,Fantasy,Magic,Family,Audiobook

Pages: 201 pages

Bob pdf

A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by two New York Times–bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead.,It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house.,It turns out she’s right.,Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can’t remember who—or what—he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise.,Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever. ,Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic, middle-grade fiction come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship.