Islands: enigmatic, beloved, dangerous or sacred.  The Clarence River with its countless islands has always been a place for story-telling. This sparkling collection of stories has something for every reader as Clarence Valley writers of all ages unfurl their tales of escape, homecoming and deep water.

Stories from Bruce ‘Fed’ McPherson, Kylie Fennell, Stephanie Haines, Cathy Callaghan, Norman Mjadwesch, the Yaegl People (told by Uncle Ron Heron), Gaye Sprenglewski, Sarah McKenzie, Karla Hubbard, Gra Murdoch, Robin Hosking, E L Short, Brad Chapman, Kaia Mercy, Shaan Singh, Stella Van Leest, Nadia Smith, Kaylee Adamson, Eden Annesley, Laura Hoade, Jayden Laurie, Sharlee Cook, McKenna Wearing, Tayla Kane, Tayla Willis, Tayah Cole, Annabel Dungey, Alice Gunn, Aaliyah Mifsud, Alanah Pitt, Amber Powell, Brooke Chapman, Emily, Gus Lobsey, Hazel Golding, Ivy Hiatt, Jasper Whalley, Lani Cole, Leni Rush, Matthew Quiring, Pippi Short, Riley Newton, Tahlia Duckworth, Terrence Walker, William McSwan and William Tait.

Available at Grafton Book Warehouse, South Grafton News & Gifts, The Nook in Yamba.

The Long Way Home 2018 – Stories from the Clarence Valley

An anthology of the finest stories from the inaugural Long Way Home Short Story Competition 2018. All of the storytellers, young and old, call the Clarence Valley home. Together, their tales reflect life on a land where stories have flowed down the Clarence River for thousands of years.

Stories from Kelly Harrison, Margaret Staff, Penni Sharrock, Uncle Ron Heron, Gaye Sprenglewski, Sarah McKenzie, Stephanie Haines, Cathy Callaghan, Samantha Lovejoy, Bethany McAlpine, Nadia Smith, Eden Annesley, Seremi Gorogo-Rawson, Lani Cole, Brooke Chapman, Declan McCone, Ruby Donnelly, Sharlee Cook, Tayah Cole, Hazel Golding, Jorja Tasker, Imogen Lee, Charlie Imeson, Noah Smith, Daniel Gardner, Ashton Pullen, Sharlee Cook and Liam Perich.

Out of print, but available at Clarence Regional Library.