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Robert Hillman - The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted


Farmer Tom Hope thinks he’s ‘pretty rubbish’ at relationships, his first marriage finished almost before it started, but to his surprise he proves to be a wonderful dad to Peter, his first wife’s son. When his wife returns and takes Peter to the ‘Jesus camp’ Tom is shattered. Then into his life comes the charismatic Hannah, a beautiful Hungarian-Jewish holocaust survivor, filling his life with love, laughter and books. But will the ghosts of both their pasts stay long enough at bay for them to learn to love again? Join award winning author Robert Hillman in conversation to discuss this compelling tale of love, grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s.

  • The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Moreno Giovannoni - The Fireflies of Autumn

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and hear Moreno Giovannoni discuss his debut novel, ‘The Fireflies of Autumn’. This absorbing tale takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of the little-known Tuscan village of San Ginese.  With recollections of Italo Calvino’s fables, this is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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Sisonke Msimang - Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. ‘Always Another Country’ is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood—a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. Join the author for an insightful conversation with Deakin University’s Lisa Waller.

Monday, 3 September 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Back to Broady: Growing Up in Broadmeadows

Caroline Van de Pol, a journalist and academic, will discuss the challenges of writing true stories about family and the migrant experience of Melbourne in the 60s, alongside her work with new immigrants. Her book 'Back to Broady: a memoir of growing up in Broadmeadows' reveals that sometimes the only way to heal and move forward is to go back.

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Belmont Library