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When Kate and Cameron rent a house on Border Street, they cannot possibly imagine how involved they will become with their elderly Czech-Australian landlords, Frank and Vera, who live next door. Kate’s inquisitiveness compels her to find out more about her new neighbours and as Frank opens up to her, she becomes captivated by a dark European history that she’d never known or cared about. Through the strong bond forged between them, Frank and Kate are forever changed. When Kate suffers her own tragedy, she is forced to accept that not everything in life is within our control. Border Street is a beautifully crafted novel whose vivid and authentic characters will stay with readers long after the book is finished. For Border Street enquiries, click here To read an extract from Border Street, click here. Awards Commended, Asher Literary Award The Asher Literary Award, which is offered in collaboration with the Literature Board of the Australia Council, is for a female author of a literary work which carries an anti-war message or theme.