September Recommended Reads – Festival Picks.

Australian Recent Release – Crying Place by Lia Hills

This is a beautiful, haunting novel about the love of people and of country, and explores the different ways we grieve. It tells the story of Saul after he receives the news that his oldest friend Jed has died. He discovers in Jed’s belongings the photo of a mysterious looking woman who leads him to believe she holds the key to Jed’s untimely death. What follows is a journey into the Australian desert in search of an elusive truth.

Children’s Release – The Moonlight Bird and the Grolken by Anne Morgan, illustrated by Lois Bury.

What is a Moonlight Bird? What is a Grolken? Find out in this enchanting and eccentric picture book that teaches children about what it means to be free and the cost of possession.

Tasmanian Classic – The Blue Day Book by Bradley Trevor Grieve.

The Blue Day Book has become a household name for inspirational gift books. Designed to cheer up anyone with a case of the blues, this hilarious collection of animal photos has been published in over 115 countries and has inspired an entire generation of uplifting gift books.

Tasmanian Recent Release – Trouble Tomorrow by Terry Whitebeach and Sarafino Enadio

When his town is attacked by rebel troops, Obulejo is separated from his family and friends as he escapes to the hills before making the dangerous journey across the border to a refugee camp. Trouble Tomorrow is an incredible true story about a young man and his courageous journey towards peace and the way to build a better life for himself and others affected by war.