The majority of Australians live in close proximity to the coast, but Deb Hunt's new book gives an insight into the lives of remote farming families.
Michael Idato Harper Collins says it is planning a first printing of two million copies of Go Set A Watchman.
Sasha Grishin The lives of four female Australian ex-pat artists of the early 20th century are uncovered.
Frank O'Shea A Nobel-prizewinner physics lecturer's book on the history of science fails to excite.
Jeffrey Grey This account of C.E.W. Bean's life and experiences, fails to consider his influence and why he and his history mattered.
Colin Steele Colin Steele jumps into the future and checks out some of the latest science fiction.
Daphne Guinness Some 21 short stories spanning her 50-year literary career have been compiled into a new Faye Weldon book.
Ron Cerabona The Civic branch of Clouston and Hall Booksellers is falling victim to high rents and insufficient sales but its owners say the Fyshwick warehouse and mail order business will remain and they hope to run pop-up shops.
Susan Wyndham No one who was at Walsh Bay last weekend would be surprised that Andy Griffiths was the best-selling author at Sydney Writers' Festival.
Jason Steger Jane Harper's self-imposed deadline to complete her manuscript in time for the Victorian Premier's $15,000 prize was worth the effort.