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Fiona Lowe - Daughter of Mine


Set in Victoria’s Western District, bestselling novelist Fiona Lowe’s new release, Daughter of Mine is a multigenerational exploration of the impact of family secrets and lies over the generations. Join Fiona as she discusses the sometimes rocky relationships between mothers, daughters and sisters.

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Chloe Shorten - Take Heart, A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Chloe Shorten is a public affairs specialist, a mother to three children and married to Bill Shorten, the leader of the Federal Opposition. In her new book Chloe takes a close and considered look at modern Australian families and tells of her own quest to create a new normal. Honest, sincere and warm hearted, it is the story of the modern household and it broadens the idea of who qualifies as ‘a family’ in the 21st century.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Kasey Edwards - Guilt Trip: My Quest to Leave the Baggage Behind

Now in her forties, author and commentator Kasey Edwards reflects on how being a woman often feels like a test. One she flunks. From her body, to her mothering skills, relationships and career, Kasey has managed to feel guilty about just about everything. And let’s not even mention the epidural, elective caesarean and baby formula. Join Kasey in conversation as she explores the guilt she shouldn’t have to feel, and says out loud: ‘I am not the problem here. And neither are you.’

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre