Books by Shirley Barrett

THE BUS ON THURSDAY by Shirley Barrett
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Narrated by a cybercentury Wife of Bath, this bawdy tale suspends both our disbelief and our scruples."
While recovering from breast cancer, a woman takes a job as a teacher at a one-room schoolhouse in an isolated Australian town, where she is beset by both inner and outer demons. Read full book review >
RUSH OH! by Shirley Barrett
Released: March 22, 2016

"Yes, there's a lot of whaling talk, but with a narrator reminiscent of Jo March, the sensibility here is more akin to Little Women than Moby-Dick."
While Australian screenwriter Barrett bases her first novel on the story of real-life whaler George "Fearless" Davidson, George's prickly yet endearing daughter Mary is the star. Read full book review >