A poignant novel by a fresh Australian voice,
The Promise Seed will move and
mesmerise you.

This is a beautifully paced debut … it’s a thoughtful portrait of friendship, family and loneliness, and Moriarty’s finely drawn characters … bring levity and pathos to a sombre but moving story.

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

…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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The development of Cass’ third novel is assisted by a grant gratefully received from the Australia Council for the Arts.

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.

Moriarty explores family secrets, polite societal conventions, love, loss and expectation with truth, compassion and genuine feeling.

Leanne Edmistone

The Courier Mail

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The Rosie Result – Graeme Simsion

Author Graeme Simsion charmed readers with his quirky protagonist Don Tillman and Don’s pursuit of his partner Rosie Jarman in the popular books The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. The much-awaited final book in the series, The Rosie Result (Text Publishing 2019) returns us to these colourful characters, this time with the introduction of their 11-year-old son, Hudson. read more…

Child of Mine – Janita Cunnington

In Janita Cunnington’s second novel, Child of Mine (Bantam Penguin Random House 2018) the author again displays her knowledge of Brisbane and south-east Queensland with a setting that feels authentic and familiar. Queenslanders will recognise the humidity, the fierce storms and rain-lashed landscape, the fecund environment, and landmarks such as the Brisbane River, the Story Bridge and Mount Coot-tha which appear throughout. And while the story jumps about in time over three decades, from 1959 to 2000, the crucial incident occurs during the devastation of the 1974 floods, an event seared into the memory of anyone who experienced it. read more…

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