Toni Jordan’s The Fragments is a treat for booklovers. A literary thriller, The Fragments draws us into the life of reader and bookseller Caddie in the dying days of the Bjelke-Petersen era, and Pennsylvanian farm-girl Rachel, who runs away to New York in the 1930s to reinvent herself. Linked by the Harper Lee-esque Inga Karlson and her lost second novel, this witty page-turner is a hugely satisfying book about books and those that love them.
Toni Jordan is the author of five novels that have been published internationally and long and shortlisted for awards including the International Dublin Literary Award, the Miles Franklin Award and the Voss Literary Prize.
Cath Kenneally is an Adelaide novelist and poet, and longtime arts journalist and broadcaster. Her poetry collection Around Here won the John Bray National Poetry Award and her latest book of poems will be published by Wakefield Press this year.