NINA KENWOOD – IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD

Waurn Ponds LibraryWednesday, 28 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pmNina Kenwood

 

The romantic comedy of the year, this is the story of Natalie: unsure of herself in the summer between high school and university. This book is for anyone who’s ever hidden in the bathroom at a party, or cringed inwardly at something they’ve said. It Sounded Better in My Head is a YA release that will appeal to women everywhere - it’s for the awkward teen in all of us! Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings Bookshop in Melbourne. It Sounded Better in My Head won the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. This is her first book.

  

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LUCY TRELOAR – WOLFE ISLAND

Geelong Library and Heritage CentreWednesday, 4 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation... Until one night her granddaughter rows ashore, desperate and begging for sanctuary. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests. A richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.

 

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REBEKAH ROBERTSON – ABOUT A GIRL

 

Geelong Library and Heritage CentreThursday, 12 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Rebekah and her husband united in their determination to help her live freely and fearlessly. Their case was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court’s jurisdiction. This is Rebekah Robertson’s extraordinary personal story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone, who has become a voice not just for other transgender kids – but for an emerging generation.

  

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BOOK LAUNCH: FAVEL PARRETT – THERE WAS STILL LOVE

Geelong Library and Heritage CentreTuesday, 24 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Join us for the launch of There Was Still Love, the profoundly moving new novel from Miles Franklin-shortlisted local author Favel Parrett. A tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love, Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shines through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. Favel Parrett is the author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes.Presented in partnership with Torquay Books.

 

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CHRISTIAN WHITE – THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW

Geelong Library and Heritage CentreTuesday, 22 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter and told from two female perspectives, nothing on this island is quite as it seems. Only when these two women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives. World-renowned local author and screenwriter Christian White's first novel, The Nowhere Child, was shortlisted for numerous major awards and sold in 16 territories around the world, including a major movie screen deal.

 

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VIKKI WAKEFIELD – THIS IS HOW WE CHANGE THE ENDING

Geelong Library and Heritage CentreWednesday, 30 October 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

 

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can’t say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate realises he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he? This is raw and real, funny and heartbreaking—a story about what it takes to fight back when you’re not a hero, from popular young adult author, Vikki Wakefield.

 

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