This much anticipated new novel, Parting Words, is a gripping story that exposes family silences, and questions how well we really know those close to us.

Released August 28, 2017

“…a beautifully written opening scene; and a cast of lightly drawn characters. This is a nuanced love letter to parents who have passed on; something that will no doubt resonate with many.”

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Cass Moriarty writes movingly about family, friendship, love and relationships, exploring the themes of loyalty, loss, betrayal, guilt, redemption, grief and the importance of forgiveness.

Her stories feature histories, memories and secrets and the way in which troubled families function.

An affecting debut from talented Australian newcomer Cass Moriarty … I’m excited to see where Moriarty goes next.

Hannah Richell

Australian Women's Weekly

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So thrilled to be the guest of this year’s Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival in South Australia, from 17 – 20 May, 2018, one of Australia’s most distinguished regional arts festivals, featuring visual art, music, food, wine and of course – LITERATURE. read more…

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The Everlasting Sunday – Robert Lukins

Robert Lukins’ debut novel The Everlasting Sunday (UQP 2018) is a literary delight, a story comprised of poetry, a celebration of the rhythm of language. Set in the coldest winter on record in England in 1962, the novel takes place in Goodwin Manor, a home for boys who have been ‘found by trouble’. read more…

The Way Back – Kylie Ladd

At the heart of The Way Back (Allen & Unwin Books 2017), a novel by Kylie Ladd, is a terrible crime: while out horse riding, thirteen-year-old Charlie goes missing in bushland; her horse Tic-Tac arrives back at the stables without her. Four months later, after extensive searching by the police, SES, family and friends has uncovered no leads, Charlie wanders out from the scrub. Dirty, injured, malnourished and disorientated, she is welcomed back by her relieved family, but her ordeal is far from over. read more…

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