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Nikolai the Perfect$32.95
While post-communist Moscow deals with political transition, Vassili is descending into despair at his wife Anna’s chronic infertility. Following his father Sergey’s footsteps, he travels to Melbourne to teach Russian at a prestigious university. Accompanying him is a wrapped parcel to be delivered to a Helen Dalrymple of Mount Evelyn; a task that proves to be anything but straightforward.
Miscast and adrift in his new home, Vassili awaits Anna’s arrival. Bringing with her devastating news, it is not long until old resentments surface. At an idyllic guesthouse in the Dandenong Hills, the scene is set for a reckoning that will crack the secrets of the parcel Vassili’s father gave him, and blow the family apart.
Pandemic Stress. Reflections on Thriving in an Anxious World$32.99
In this unpretentious, gracious and humble full-of-learning memoir Dr James Khong shares his experiences of fifty years in medicine, his life and observations — and his suggestions for maintaining good health through any stressful challenge. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK levelled the playing field around happiness – this informative, positive book will help readers manage stress in a world full of anxiety and lurking disease.
The Place Between$32.99
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.
‘A gripping thrill ride of uncertainty, drama and family disconnect with a finale twist like none other! A must read.’
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…
‘Motherling arrived Wednesday morning and I started reading it after lunch. I was completely absorbed by your beautiful, heartfelt and honest words. They resonated so deeply, and I could not put the book down.’
Bourke Street, My View from Here$30.00
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.
‘Finished High Infidelity 10 mins ago and landed in Darwin!!! Absolute ripping good read … couldn’t put it down. Please sell screen rights to a movie!! Even though Mario is a stunner, I do think I am more of a Doc Roberts gal!! Clever writer!’