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After The Fall
Robin Summers $22.95 - Bold Stroke Books
When a plague kills off many of the world’s women, those that have survived discover a tough
new world, where the realities of everyday life are harsh. Taylor Stone has three simple rules for
life after the plague – keep moving, keep to yourself and don’t get involved. But when Taylor
stumbles upon a place called Burninghead Farm, Taylor finds a group of people who have more
to offer than the basics of sur vival. Especially Kate, a woman who makes Taylor start thinking
that love is still alive, and still possible.
Shaken and Stirred
Jean Opyr $21.95 - Bywater Books
Poppy Koslowski is called home as her old alcoholic grandfathers’s life nears its end. The man is
dying alone and she understands why, remembering how his drinking terrorised his family. But
she also remembers the man who made her feel worthwhile and wanted after her parents’ mar-
riage collapsed. Finding herself in a crazy world of consulting doctors and crazy family, Poppy
still manages to fall in love – with her best friend! A wry and witty story about the absurdity
and devotion that holds families together from the author of the award-winning Idaho Code.
1 Desire By Starlight
2 Leaving LA
3 Hannah Free
4 Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
5 2 Weeks In August
1 Gender Outlaws
Bornstein & Bergman
2 Strong Women, Deep Closets
3 Where Did I Really Come From?
4 Love In A Dark Time
5 Family Outing
BEST SEllERS -
list supplied by the Feminist Bookshop
THE ABR SIDNEY MYER FUND FEllOWSHIP
The Australian Book Review seeks applications
for the ABR Sidney Myer Fund Fellowship. This
Fellowship – the third to be offered by ABR – is
proudly supported by the Sidney Myer Fund.
They are seeking a substantial article with an
Indigenous focus – either a profile of a major
Indigenous literary/cultural figure or a discursive
essay with Indigenous literary/cultural themes.
The Fellowship is worth $5000.
More info: australianbookreview.com.au
Angels and Manners
Cynn Chadwick $21.95 - Bywater Books
Section 8 housing was for other people, at least that’s what Jen Manners always thought until
newly divorced, a daughter to support and finding life difficult. There she meets Carrie Angel,
a divorcee with two teenage sons. The two women slowly get to know each other and become
friends. Then, into the store where Jen works, walks Georgia and the confusion Jen had felt as a
teenager returns. This is a touching story of three women who have been tripped up by life but
are determined to make a new one for themselves.
I Came Out For This?
Lisa Gitlin $21.95 - Bywater Books
Joanna Kane can tell it like it is only in her journal:
I hate Terri Rubin, the woman I’m in love with. She called and told me she’s dating a wom-
an name Sonya. Do you know what it’s like to come out when you’re in your forties, having
menopausal symptoms, for God’s sake, and then fall madly in love with someone? A funny,
poignant, gut-wrenching romantic debut novel written in the form of a series of journal
entries that readers will not be able to put down.
Gerri Hill $22.95 - Bella Books
After her mother’s death, Carson Cartwright became estranged from her father and four broth-
ers and is now not expecting a call from her twin brother urging reconciliation before their father
succumbs to his final illness. Carson takes a drive out the family’s Montana ranch only to discover
that her brothers are divided over plans to change their working ranch into a guest ranch. Kerry
Elder, their consultant, doesn’t seem above using her wiles to get her way. Neither Carson nor
Kerry are prepared for the wild storms of summer that spark a growing attraction.
Firestorm: First Responders #2
Radclyffe $22.95 - Bold Stroke Books
Mallory “Ice” James is a firefighter and paramedic who commands a crew of smokejumpers –
twenty women and men who eat, sleep and parachute in the face of raging bush fires together
– a nd she has thirty days to whip the rookies into shape. When Jac Russo shows up unannounced
for boot camp along with a reputation for being trouble Mallory loses her smile. The two women
may not like each other much, but lust isn’t something either one can control and they soon
discover that ice burns as fiercely as flame.
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