Pieces of North Shore: 13 Pieces, 7 Writers by Suzanne LittlePieces of North Shore: 13 Pieces, 7 Writers by Suzanne Little

Pieces of North Shore: 13 Pieces, 7 Writers

bySuzanne Little, Annie MirzaEditorMaria Atwell

Paperback | December 4, 2016

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On Sydney's North Shore, not everyone is perfect. Otherwise these stories wouldn't exist.

If you think the affluent North Shore appears homogenous and bland, look a little harder and you’ll find different voices that have something to say. These are stories from lives you don't get to see often, from authors as varied as the suburbs themselves.

Pieces of North Shore features seven local writers with diverse backgrounds. Some have migrated from other countries and some from other parts of Australia - or from within Sydney itself. These voices reflect the diversity we boast of as Australians. They tell stories of trying to fit in and struggles encountered. Some stories are just fun. These writers aren’t afraid to show themselves.


Suzanne Little writes technical documents for a living. Her science writing has won two awards: The CIPSA 2010 Essay Competition and the Australian Gas Association 1996 Environment Award. About six years ago she let the other side of her mind have a go and studied creative writing at the University of Technology Sydney. Now, fortified...
Title:Pieces of North Shore: 13 Pieces, 7 WritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.32 inPublished:December 4, 2016Publisher:WritePublishGrowLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1925579026

ISBN - 13:9781925579024


Table of Contents

The House that Wanted to be a Home                      1
Humble Beginnings                                                     25
Don’t Call Me Shirley                                                   33
The Bridge Less Travelled                                          49
And That’s How I Got a Dog                                       59
Borderlands                                                                 70
Love, Live, a Letter                                                      87
A Dinner in Lane Cove                                                89
The Snake in the Garden of Purity Media                92
Tsugahuru Talk to Me                                                100
Are you Coachable?                                                   107
Mary Magdalene                                                        112
These Aren’t Conversations I Have                         118
Editor’s Note                                                               127


Editorial Reviews

"A diverse and refreshingly candid selection of stories that depict through deeply personal disclosures the quest of new arrivals to locate within a culture that appears daunting and unattainable. The North Shore - a place of frantic timetables, earnest achievement and niceties - is unpacked here piece by piece to reveal the friendships, aspirations, loves and fears of its new inhabitants."                           Cheryl Szatow (Mayor 2015-2016)