The extraordinary story of a ship of medical volunteers cruising up and down the coast of Africa performing life-changing surgeries is the stuff of inspiration.
Do not fret, it's not too late to give the gift of inspiration with these compelling stories that take the reader all around the world.
Of all the glorious words and art available for little hearts and minds, MEREDITH JAFFE narrows down the field of the best books to buy kids for Christmas.
Tanya Plibersek writes in a collection of essays about the Gillard years, and has some intriguing insights. THE HOOPLA reviews Bewitched and Bedevilled.
He's the man of her dreams, but he walked on her. Or so she thinks... Read an extract from Tricia Stinger's gripping new romance, Right as Rain.
Our Children's Laureate for 2014 is the beloved Jackie French, author of 140 books and champion of the transformative power of books. MEREDITH JAFFE reports.
Why doesn't Australia excel at sitcoms? DAVID KNOX looks at different comic styles and wonders if anyone will take a gamble in the genre again.
MEREDITH JAFFE pays tribute to the great Doris Lessing, who died this week aged 94, and wraps up the week in books with reviews and interviews.
Redfern Now tells the truth about what happens in real life for some blackfellas, but it does not tell all our stories, says ANITA HEISS.
The year is screaming to a close and MEREDITH JAFFE's books are piling up. What have been the biggest bestsellers of the year?
Katherine Pancol’s hilarious book The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is finally available in English. A warm reminder for MEREDITH JAFFE it's never too late for Act II.
Read the first chapter from Mandy Margo's new novel, Driftwood.
Do you have a song that takes you back to a perfect day? Lou Reed fills MRS WOOG with memories of Koh Tao and the days she had not a care in the world.
"The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or...