Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Alison Booth @ Narellan Library Tomorrow

Don't forget about Alison Booth on Friday! She'll be in to Narellan library to talk about her new novel Indigo Sky. Bookings are essential so get in quick! Call 4645 5039.

The details are:

DATE: Friday 21st Jan, 2011
TIME: 10.30am
VENUE: Narellan Library
COST: $5 (includes morning tea)
BOOKINGS: Essential. Call 4645039

It is the spring of 1961, and the sleepy little town of Jingera is at its most perfect with its clear blue skies, pounding surf and breath-taking lagoon. Yet all is not so perfect behind closed doors.

George Cadwallader - butcher by day and star-gazer by night - is loved by everyone, except his wife. He only wants the best for his family - yet it's all falling apart.

Philip Chapman is a sensitive young boy, a musical prodigy - and a target for bullies. But with his wealthy parents indifferent to his cries for help, his entire future is at risk…

Then there's Ilona Vincent and her daughter Zidra, former refugees, now fully-fledged 'Jingeroids'. When a voice from the past reaches out to them, they're soon in a race against time to reunite a family that has been cruelly torn apart…

Read more @ Randomhouse

And praise for her previous novel, Stillwater Creek -

Stillwater Creek is a great holiday novel, lending itself to relaxed reading. It is filled with entrancing metaphors and manages to convey truly horrific events while not letting go of underlying belief in the future. The sticker on the front cover suggests ‘If you enjoyed The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society you’ll love this!’ There are similarities between the two. Stillwater Creek is not an epistolary novel but it is still told from a number of perspectives and the themes of hope and redemption are common between the two. It reads as many novellas threaded into one novel and I look forward to the sequel to see how this will be sustained over time.


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