A family secret can last a lifetime - or until Grandma gets dementia. then it's anyone's game.
We are Australian (Vol 2 - B/W interior): Australian stories by Aussies
A unique short story collection, not just about Aussie blokes, but written for men everywhere. Crafted with wit and colour, this selection contains fiction and nonfiction stories aimed to entertain. There is suspense, drama, and a tongue in cheek look at the difference between the sexes. This volume proves that Aussie guys can hold their own with every style, anecdotes, short stories, memoir and many poetry styles.
In this uniquely Australian anthology of short stories we traverse the country known by Australians as the ‘wide brown land’. The women in this collection bring boundless energy and imagination combined with sharp observation. This cunning combination creates an entertaining, compelling journey for readers, as the authors embrace life in all it's chaos, beauty and hilarity.
‘A children’s story for grownups’ Once in every lifetime, we should all see life through the eyes of a five year old child, hear their voice, sense the world through the unique perception of childhood. For to do this, is to perceive what they cannot know, protect them from what they cannot understand, so they don’t have to hide. We are all guardians; every one.
In this collection, Linda gives full rein to her passion for the unique narratives of others, revealing the foibles and quirks of her characters, never losing the essence of the elegance and power of the human spirit. Linda gives us an intimate view into a nursing career, with both fiction and non fiction. It is a world of compassion, patience and intuitive regard for others, but encapsulates the humanity of this challenging and often underrated role in the community.
In 'the wall is blue - a song of the inner child', Brooks explores the internal dilemma of a child compelled to become parent to a mentally unstable mother, as well as the guardian of her three younger siblings. With fearless candour, Linda peels back the layers of a child with adult responsibilities. What becomes of Kate when the years fall by and she reaches adulthood? Can the child within be denied voice?
Chelsea Prentiss is in hot water again. She has won a prize that she doesn't want, in a competition that she didn't enter. A week in Surfer's Paradise on the set of a soap opera that she detests. Then, to make matters worse, the man Chelsea has to spend the week with is an arrogant stuffed shirt who reminds her of her shallow charming father. 'Linda turns romance on its head in this hilarious romp through the trials and twists of love in the exotic paradise of the Gold Coast of Australia.'