The Place Between
Sarah used to know who she was—a doctor, a wife, a mother—but as she prepares for the birth of her second child, she feels set adrift from her life. Sarah’s mother, Beryl announces she’s coming to Sydney to visit. Sarah hasn’t told Beryl she’s pregnant. She isn’t sure why not. This could be the final blow in her already fragile relationship with her mother.
On her first day of maternity leave, a mishap at the supermarket leads Sarah to experience her mother’s past firsthand. Her understanding shifts. Memory ceases to be reliable, and Beryl’s experiences lead Sarah into a tangled web of lost realities and grief.
Every Parent of an adult child’s nightmare – you’ve made it. Your child is grown up. He’s got a great job, living a full and happy life overseas. You don’t have to worry about him like you did when he was young. And then a call from halfway across the world. Something terrible has happened…
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View From Here
He arrives in the early morning gloom and stays until dusk.
Hundreds greet him. He shares a positive word and a smile with everyone. No one knows the true story of his life. His name is Tony Brooks.
Everyone has a story. This is his, and it’s not what you might think.
‘Fascinating, thought provoking, challenging and a page-turner. Journalistic skills shine through and get you to know Tony. You’re left wondering about so many things, on so many levels.’ — Helen
On her first day in the laid-back town of Byron Bay, Lara almost runs over the red-haired, slightly raddled Ruby in a car park. Relieved to be still alive, the warm-hearted Aussie leases Lara a small cottage on her semi-rural property where Lara’s journey of self-discovery begins.
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Nikolai the Perfect by Jim McIntyre
Journeys to Words Publishing is delighted to reveal our next title, set for release in June 2020.
The early nineties; Moscow is in political meltdown, the USSR rotting. Muscovites are exhausted by scarcity and political uncertainty. Married young to enigmatic, flighty Anna, Vassili is the unworldly son of tyrannical Sergey and subjugated Teresa.
Pressured by his father, and alone, Vassili takes a teaching post in Melbourne, Australia, repeating his father’s history. Before departing, Sergey gives Vassili a small package he is to deliver to a woman called Helen. It contains a secret.
Will the truth blow the family apart?
Compared to Moscow Vassili finds Melbourne leafy and green, sure of itself. He must navigate in this unfamiliar setting, before Anna’s arrival and then through their pregnancy and its confronting outcome.
Even more of an ingenue than Vassili, Anna’s unresolved physical and emotional pain gets beneath the reader’s skin. We share her childhood trauma and yearn for her to secure a fulfilling future.
Dealing with the contents of the package, Vassili must grow beyond the stifling politics of his family.
This is a story of growth, loss, stumbling perseverance and of the abiding and complex machinations of marriage.
In superb language and rich and complex literary accomplishment, Jim McIntyre has turned his success in the Premier’s Literary Awards for Unpublished Manuscript into a book of enduring value.
Voted as One of the Year’s Best Interviews, Jen Hutchison’s book Motherling, and Journeys to Words Publishing was hosted by Myf Warhurst on ABC Local Radio.
Bourke Street, My View from Here Launch
We launched our latest title, Bourke Street, My View from Here at the Paperback Bookshop. A fabulous turn out which saw ‘The Whisperer of Bourke Street’, Tony Brooks at his very best.
Small Press Network Conference 2019
Publisher Jen Hutchison represented JTWP at the SPN Conference. Speaking about all things publishing to a hungry and diverse range of publishers and authors.
Testimonial: A Motherling Reader
Thank you for sharing your story so honestly & poignantly. Although each motherling travels a very individual & solitary life journey of grieving & trying to make sense of the insensible, there are many commonalities that can be shared. In sharing, we offer ourselves the opportunity to gain insights & understandings & wisdom that help to support us in this journey.
I also purchased a copy of Motherling for my dear sister who, two years ago, lost her son at the age of just twenty-one to suicide. She was not able to keep him ‘safe’. Serendipitously, I just happened to hear a replay on ABC local radio of an interview you did with Myf Warhurst on the same day that I was catching up with my sister for dinner in Melbourne. Your story & your telling of it moved me so much that I was able to share it with her too. I am sure she will find much in your book that resonates with her journey.
May you safely continue your journey as a motherling & may you gain strength & warm your heart knowing that your sharing of your story enriches our lives. Bless you, for all that you give & do!