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'When parliamentarian Heather Delaney is shot in the shoulder outside her office, her life will change forever. Struggling to return to work, she is haunted by questions about the shooting. Was it personal or political? Who could hate her enough to want to kill her and will they try again? But Heather is not the only one in turmoil. Her brother, Adam, and his second wife, Jill, are finding the demands of work and pre-teen children are putting a strain on their marriage. Adam, a cellist, hides behind his music while Jill struggles to keep the family afloat. And there's Shaun, Heather's electorate officer: young, loyal, ambitious and in a relationship he's not sure he wants; Diane, an office volunteer, still smarting from a bitter mid-life divorce; and Heather's aunt, Barbara, whose peaceful rural retirement will be disrupted by conflicting loyalties. Then along comes Heather's old flame, Ellis, who has abandoned his successful career as a barrister to reinvent himself as a life coach. Romantic, flamboyant, determined to recapture the past and take control of the future, he looks as though he has all the answers. But is he the best thing that's ever happened to Heather, or the worst?' Source: http://chaos.com (Sighted 07/03/2008)

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  • Featured by the BIG Book Club, South Australia, March 2008.

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Getting Noticed : Images of Older Women in Australian Popular Culture Liz Byrski , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Despite the fact that women over the age of 45 buy more books than any other demographic group they rarely feature as the central characters in Australian popular fiction. When they do appear it is usually in minor roles where they are characterised in negatively stereotypical ways. This paper argues that by ignoring older women as subjects and consumers, creators, producers and publishers of the products of popular culture fail to provide realistic and sympathetic representations of older women thus rendering them invisible to themselves and to others. It includes a case study of my own attempts to address this representational black hole through the writing and publishing of five novels in the genre of feminist realism, focused on the lives of women between the ages of 50 and 85. It records the success of these books in the commercial publishing market place where they are now all Australian bestsellers and two have reached the top ten fiction on the NeilsenBookscan.' (Author's abstract)
Finding the Gap : A Conversation with Liz Byrski Deborah Hunn (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 3 2009; (p. 10-17)
Liz Byrski discusses her childhood dreams of becoming a writer and realisation of the realisation of her ambitions after migrating to Australia from England.
Enjoyable Yarn Fails To Make the Most of Its Themes Jill Rowbotham , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 March 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of Trip of a Lifetime Liz Byrski , 2008 single work novel
Attack of the Crones Kathleen Noonan , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 March 2008; (p. 15)
Off the Shelf : Fiction Thuy On , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Trip of a Lifetime Liz Byrski , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 March 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of Trip of a Lifetime Liz Byrski , 2008 single work novel ; Gathering Storm Rosie Dub , 2008 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Thuy On , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Trip of a Lifetime Liz Byrski , 2008 single work novel
Enjoyable Yarn Fails To Make the Most of Its Themes Jill Rowbotham , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 March 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of Trip of a Lifetime Liz Byrski , 2008 single work novel
Embracing the Accuracy of Human Nature Vanessa Croll , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 - 2 March 2008; (p. 23)
Novel Approach to Daily Balancing Act Callie Watson , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 March 2008; (p. 38)
Attack of the Crones Kathleen Noonan , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 March 2008; (p. 15)
Finding the Gap : A Conversation with Liz Byrski Deborah Hunn (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 3 2009; (p. 10-17)
Liz Byrski discusses her childhood dreams of becoming a writer and realisation of the realisation of her ambitions after migrating to Australia from England.
Getting Noticed : Images of Older Women in Australian Popular Culture Liz Byrski , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Despite the fact that women over the age of 45 buy more books than any other demographic group they rarely feature as the central characters in Australian popular fiction. When they do appear it is usually in minor roles where they are characterised in negatively stereotypical ways. This paper argues that by ignoring older women as subjects and consumers, creators, producers and publishers of the products of popular culture fail to provide realistic and sympathetic representations of older women thus rendering them invisible to themselves and to others. It includes a case study of my own attempts to address this representational black hole through the writing and publishing of five novels in the genre of feminist realism, focused on the lives of women between the ages of 50 and 85. It records the success of these books in the commercial publishing market place where they are now all Australian bestsellers and two have reached the top ten fiction on the NeilsenBookscan.' (Author's abstract)
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