Thu 1 Mar, 6.30 pm (Sutherland Library)
'The Many Ways of Seeing' - Nick Gleeson (*buy book here*)
Blind since the age of seven, Nick Gleeson has spent his life learning to ‘see’ without seeing. Join us for a talk by this Australian athlete, author, accessibility advocate and global adventurer. Nick describes himself as a very ordinary person who has managed to follow some of his dreams, which have included crossing the finish line in the New York City Marathon (three times), climbing to Everest basecamp and the peak of Kilimanjaro, carrying the Sydney Olympic torch and representing Australia in the Paralympics.
Mon 5 Mar, 6.30 pm (Cronulla Library)
'The Crossroads' - Pamela Cook (*buy book here*)
Best-selling rural fiction novelist Pamela Cook returns to Cronulla Library to speak about her latest title, The Crossroads.
A tale of three women in one family – will the lies they tell and the secrets they hide lead to more heartache or will fate bring them together before it's too late?
Pamela is a passionate writer of poetry, memoir and fiction, and is proud to be a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes literacy and gender equality in developing countries. When she's not writing she wastes as much time as possible riding her handsome quarter horse, Morocco.
Wed 14 Mar, 6.30 pm (Sutherland Library)
'Paul Keating: The Big Picture Leader' - Troy Bramston (*buy book here*)
Paul Keating, Australia’s 24th Prime Minister, saw political leadership as the combination of courage and imagination.
Join Troy Bramston, author and senior writer with The Australian newspaper, as he discusses his insightful and absorbing biography of one of Australia’s most fascinating and divisive political figures, Paul Keating: the big picture leader.
Thu 15 Mar, 6.30 pm (Sutherland Library)
'The Whole Bright Year' - Debra Oswald (*buy book here*)
From the creator of Offspring and author of Useful, The Whole Bright Year is a gripping, wry and tender novel about how holding on too tightly can cost us what we love.
How do we protect people we love? How do we bear watching them go out into the perilous world with no guarantee of safety or happiness? What bargains do people make with darkness in order to survive?
Mon 9 Apr, 6.30 pm (Sutherland Library)
'The Paris Seamstress' - Natasha Lester (*buy book here*)
How much will a young Parisian seamstress sacrifice to make her mark in the world of 1940s New York fashion?
Natasha Lester’s beguiling novel The Paris Seamstress will capture your heart and imagination. Join us as the Perth-based author of the hugely successful books A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald and Her Mother’s Secret comes to Sutherland Library for the first time.
Mon 14 May, 6.30pm (Sutherland Library)
'The Opal Dragonfly' - Julian Leatherdale
A daughter sacrifices her reputation, two men bid for the love of a woman, freedom is found in the heart of a dust storm, a father's legacy reveals past crimes. Inspired by the glamour and beauty of Elizabeth Bay House and the other grand villas of Woolloomooloo Hill in the 1850s, The Opal Dragonfly tells the story of Isobel Macleod, a young woman born into wealth and privilege and yet destined to be cast out of both.