Queenie Hanlon has a perfect life. She's the mother of two adoring children, the wealthy owner of a thriving outback station, and the lover of handsome bushman TR Hamilton. Then one day when TR is seriously injured in a riding accident, Queenie's perfect life suddenly comes crashing down.
At 21 Queenie Hanlon has the world at her feet. Startlingly beautiful, wealthy and intelligent, she is the only daughter of Tingulla Station, the famed outback property in the wilds of western Queensland. At 22, her life lies in ruins. A series of disasters has robbed her of everything she has ever loved. Everything except Tingulla – her ancestral home and her spirit's Dreaming place. Now she is about to lose that too....
A collection of short stories, The Home Girls quickly established Olga Masters as one of the most powerful and original new Australian writers. Each story is a study of the manifestations of power within the family. Twenty incisive domestic dramas are played out on the stage of poverty-stricken small town rural life where no-one's secrets are safe.
"Couldn't Finish This One"
A woman running from her past rents a lonely cottage haunted by drowned lovers and the presence of the sea. Here - amongst the local writers and conservationists, the Aborigines, fishermen, ferals and drifters - Jessica Sorensen almost loses her life and then remakes it. In this haunted and haunting story, Dorothy Hewett has written a novel about love and loss and the endless drift of the tides.