‘My brother Ambrose is a tiger hunter. He is a man beyond the weather with his breath in the sky and his heart on the track ahead.’

White Heart

A first novel filled with the magic of childhood and the poignant transition to adulthood of Farley Willow and her brother Ambrose. White Heart is a novel that evokes the ever-present beauty of Tasmania from sea-shore to the south-west wilderness. Ambrose searches for evidence of the last Tasmanian tiger while Farley journeys into native American ritual. A novel about the fragile landscape of the human heart.

  • Spirituality permeates Heather Rose’s first novel, White Heart, as much as the past haunts it. This story is a complex of interwoven, sometimes chimeric themes…A-class debut.

    The Australian
  • This is a classic tale of a spiritual journey set in our modern world. The story flows beautifully and speaks truthfully…

    Coyote Madonna
  • A haunting blend of spirituality, landscape and grief – White Heart is an accomplished novel – an impressive debut.

    Sunday Times
  • A delicious crispness and an unusual turn of phrase.

    Sun Herald