Head back to the 1970s for a novel based on a true story, by Liezl Shnookal

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When life goes


Embark on a remarkable journey through Australia's 1970s with Lucy in Off Track.

When Lucy finds herself in the back of a panel van with the larrikin Scotchie, her life takes an unexpected turn. From love and beach adventures to protesting the Vietnam War, Lucy's story captures an era of profound transformation.

Based on a true story, Liezl Shnookal's captivating novel vividly portrays a time when life veered off its intended course and ventured completely OFF TRACK.

Readers' Reviews

"I loved reading Off Track. I became instantly immersed in the story and couldn't put it down. I needed to find out what happened. It's also really easy to read. I enjoyed how it's set in familiar places - Shoreham, Eltham and Prahran, and loved the wild, rebellious spirit of the main character. I highly recommend this remarkable book!"
Julie Gillespie, Seaford
"Liezl Shnookal's book is a great story - full of reminiscences of the 1970s, with references to bands and songs, places and issues that were integral to the time. The uncertainty and awkwardness of first love is sensitively explored, as is the complexity of mental illness."
Patrick Vaughan, St Andrews
"Off Track takes the reader on a journey of friendship as the group attempts to hang together. I felt the teenage and adult voice of the narrator was strikingly authentic. I think that the different threads of the story, such as family, friendship and mental health, will resonate with individual readers as they reflect on their own life journey."
Jill Chan, North Eltham
"I was really moved by this book. It has a gentle and unpretentious tone; it was compassionate and quietly insightful. It rang very true, moving lightly through the golden and careless timelessness of youth and to the profounder understanding of life."
Ann Birrell, St Kilda West
"An Australian version of The Catcher in the Rye! Everybody should read this book!"
Ros Addison, St Andrews
"This is the book that took me back. The loves and the losses. I was truly moved by this great story."
John Doyle, Hurstbridge
"I thoroughly recommend Off Track for young and old alike."
Spencer Field, Healesville
"This is a novel of great compassion and insight into the human condition. I highly recommend this book."
Viv Derwent, Smiths Gully

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