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The Tulip Tree

Inspired by true events, The Tulip Tree is a sweeping family saga set in Poland and Russia during the tumultuous years of the twentieth century. Brothers Henryk and Adi Radecki, and Adi’s wife and son, are at the heart of this gripping tale of love, sacrifice and loyalty. A story of courage and survival, of betrayal and forgiveness, it reminds us of our power to endure extraordinary times, of the moral choices we make and the dramatic turns our lives can take.
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  • What a magnificent book!  A tale of family that weaves through
    so many of the tragedies of the twentieth century
    and yet remains personal and intimate.
    What a magnificent book!  A tale of family that weaves through so many of the tragedies of the twentieth century and yet remains personal and intimate.

    Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club

  • A breathtaking family saga, set in the darkest of times,
    about the struggle to love and the courage to go on.
    A breathtaking family saga, set in the darkest of times, about the struggle to love and the courage to go on.

    Tim Costello AO

  • A moving story of how one family survives a horrendous period in history,
    and of the secrets they carry with them into the future.
    A moving story of how one family survives a horrendous period in history, and of the secrets they carry with them into the future.

    Joan London, author of The Golden Age

  • A beautifully written novel about betrayal and forgiveness
    (especially of ourselves), about suffering and survival,
    about the baggage we take with us, and what we leave behind.
    A beautifully written novel about betrayal and forgiveness (especially of ourselves), about suffering and survival, about the baggage we take with us, and what we leave behind.

    Cynthia Banham, author of A Certain Light

  • A vivid and compelling story of love, loss, and resilience.
    Told with compassion and wisdom it reminds us
     of how, even after the most crushing defeats,
    hope can survive and renewal is possible.
    A vivid and compelling story of love, loss, and resilience. Told with compassion and wisdom it reminds us of how, even after the most crushing defeats, hope can survive and renewal is possible.

    Eva Stachniak, author of The Chosen Maiden

  • Fresh with the cadences of everyday life and history,
    The Tulip Tree is a tender and moving exploration
    of one family’s fault lines and its enduring
    connections across time.
    Fresh with the cadences of everyday life and history, The Tulip Tree is a tender and moving exploration of one family’s fault lines and its enduring connections across time.

    Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

  • A vivid, challenging and utterly absorbing feat of storytelling,
    The Tulip Tree asks what moral compass can guide souls
    united by love but riven by doubt, secrets, betrayals and terror,
    and its questions reverberate through our own times.
    A vivid, challenging and utterly absorbing feat of storytelling, The Tulip Tree asks what moral compass can guide souls united by love but riven by doubt, secrets, betrayals and terror, and its questions reverberate through our own times.

    Jane Sullivan, author of Storytime

  • I commend this book…to any reader who still believes
    that the novel can take us on an unparalleled journey.
    I commend this book…to any reader who still believes that the novel can take us on an unparalleled journey.

    Robert Hillman, author of The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Lost Child

The Lost Child is a story about family, identity and growing up. Sylvie is a charming narrator with a big heart and a sharp eye for the comic moment. As the years go by she learns how tiny events can changes entire lives, and how leaving might be the only solution when the world will never be the same again.
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  • Echoes of Tim Winton … plainspoken but deftly crafted,
    laced with both humour and searing sadness.
    Highly recommended.
    Echoes of Tim Winton … plainspoken but deftly crafted, laced with both humour and searing sadness. Highly recommended.

    NZ Herald

  • …a haunting story, it also demonstrates the power of the human psyche
    to overcome past difficulties and find ways to fully live.
    …a haunting story, it also demonstrates the power of the human psyche to overcome past difficulties and find ways to fully live.

    Otago Daily Times

  • There’s a watchful intensity to McCourt’s writing,
    a remarkable ability to discover within the most concrete details
    a rich and raw emotion…a novel that is at once very familiar and entirely fresh.
    There’s a watchful intensity to McCourt’s writing, a remarkable ability to discover within the most concrete details a rich and raw emotion…a novel that is at once very familiar and entirely fresh.

    Weekend Australian

  • Our narrator (is) reminiscent of Francie Nolan,
    had Francie lived in southern Australia instead of Brooklyn.
    The Lost Child… will haunt readers long after they’ve turned the last page.
    Our narrator (is) reminiscent of Francie Nolan, had Francie lived in southern Australia instead of Brooklyn. The Lost Child… will haunt readers long after they’ve turned the last page.

    The New York Journal of Books

  • The Lost Child is an assured and bittersweet coming-of-age tale with a
    vivid sense of time and place… The novel is a strong addition
    to the shelves of  Australian literary fiction.
    The Lost Child is an assured and bittersweet coming-of-age tale with a vivid sense of time and place… The novel is a strong addition to the shelves of  Australian literary fiction.

    Australian Bookseller and Publishing

The Lost Child

Finalist in the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2015
The Novella Project IV

The Last Taboo:

A Love Story

WARNING! This is a confronting story!

In the late 60’s, Claire is a teenager, forced to give up her son for adoption. Twenty years later, when mother and son are reunited, the love they share soon spins out of control and Claire’s life begins to unravel.
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