Author event

In conversation with Monica McInerney

 Photographf of author Monica McInerney next to her upcoming book called The Godmothers

Join beloved Australian author Monica McInerney when she presents her new novel The Godmothers, a moving and perceptive family drama about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves. Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changed her life.

Thirteen years on, Eliza is deliberately living as safely as possible, avoiding close relationships and devoting herself to her job. Out of the blue, an enticing invitation from one of her godmothers prompts a leap into the unknown. Within a fortnight, Eliza finds herself in the middle of a complicated family in Edinburgh. There’s no such thing as an ordinary day any more. Yet, amidst the chaos, Eliza begins to blossom. She finds herself not only hopeful about the future, but ready to explore her past, including the biggest mystery of all – who is her father?

Wednesday 30th September at 6pm - 7pm ACST

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Presented in collaboration with NSW Public Libraries.

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In conversation with Chris Hammer

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Don't miss the chance to hear Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands and Silver, present his latest novel, Trust, in conversation with Jenn Martin from City of Sydney Library.

Trust is set in a Sydney driven with corruption and nepotism, privilege and power where central character Martin Scarsden's new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it's shattered by a voicemail: a single scream, abruptly cut off, from his partner Mandalay Blonde. So starts a twisting tale of intrigue and danger. Martin probes the past of the woman he loves, a woman who has buried her former life so deep she has never mentioned it. The body of a mystery man, or is he? The time has come for Mandalay to face her demons.

Wednesday 14th October at 6pm - 7pm ACDT

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Presented in collaboration with NSW Public Libraries.

This presentation will be broadcast online using Zoom
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Cover of the book Trust by Chris Hammer with the wording