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.
Jason Steger The push to collect GST on overseas online sales; Pearson keeping its PRH slice; Boris Johnson bags the Bard; Geraldine Brooks' double, and anarchists' delight.
Susan Wyndham LANTERN BOOKS DIM
Jeff Popple Two new thrillers make for gripping reading on cold winter nights.
Mark Thomas There's enough to sustain a reader's interest, but certainly not enough to convert this story into Snowdrops II.
Rob Ashton My weekend in Maycomb County gave me a deeper understanding of Mockingbird. That would not have happened without the release of Go Set A Watchman and the accompanying controversy.
Karen Hardy Normal is a book about a man who is just that. The only thing different about him is that he kills people.
Susan Wyndham A year after Richard Flanagan's win with The Narrow Road to the Deep North, no Australian novelists made it onto the longlist for the Man Booker Prize - the first step towards winning the £50,000 prize in October.
Linda Morris It's a drop in the ocean but Australian independent booksellers are grateful for James Patterson's donation of $100,000 towards the cause of children's literacy.