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ELLIOT PERLMAN – MAYBE THE HORSE WILL TALK

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Stephen Maserov has problems. To keep the job he hates, pay the mortgage and salvage his marriage, he will have to do something strikingly daring, something he never thought himself capable of. But if he’s not careful, it might be the last job he ever has. Warm, dramatic, and laugh-out-loud funny, with the narrative pull of a thriller, this is a love story and a reflection on contemporary marriage and friendship. Social novelist Elliot Perlman is a multi-award winning and national bestselling author.

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CLAIRE G. COLEMAN – THE OLD LIE

A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning Terra Nullius.Shane Daniels and Romany Zetz have been drawn into a war that is not their own. Lives will be destroyed, families will be torn apart. Trust will be broken. When the war is over, some will return to a changed world. Will they discover that glory is a lie? Claire G. Coleman's new novel takes us to a familiar world to ask what we have learned from the past. Image credit: Jen Dainer Industrial Arc

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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FIONA LOWE - JUST AN ORDINARY FAMILY

Every family has its secrets...Bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe wields a deft hand, creating an utterly addictive story about four women and their complicated family lives that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is. As the family implodes, the fallout for these four women will be inescapable. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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JIM HAYNES - MATTHEW FLINDERS

A story of the bravery, daring, imprisonment and romance - the true life of a village lad who ran away to sea, lived more adventures in his short lifetime than most of us can dream of and died almost forgotten by the British but not by the people of the land he charted
and named. A tale of war at sea, shipwrecks, intrigue, tragedy and romance from Jim's Australia's Best Sea Stories collection.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Drysdale Library

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JIM HAYNES - AUSTRALIA'S MOST UNBELIEVABLE TRUE STORIES

Exploring some of Australia’s oddest and most amazing true stories, Jim Haynes looks at the truth behind some of our most commonly believed Aussie myths. These are stories Jim collected and explained in his books Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories, Australia's Best Unknown Stories and Best Australian Yarns.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Bannockburn Library

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LAURA WATERS - BEWILDERED

An inspiring story about how Laura walked from one end of New Zealand to the other, a journey that fundamentally changed the course of her life. There are many themes within her journey that seem to resonate with many people: overcoming anxiety, the healing power of nature, overcoming fears, and finding and following an authentic life path.

Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Torquay Library

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ROB MCCUBBIN - THE PENPONT SAGA

Sometimes fate comes in and changes your whole life. That’s what happened to Rob in the Currie Library on King Island on a rainy day. Rob had found a book on local shipwrecks and found the paragraph that was to steer him on a different course.  Scotland to Australia in the mid 1800s would have seemed like a present day voyage to the moon! Excitement, fear of the unknown, thirst for a better life, or an escape from past lives for some. All these splashed out onto the canvas of the Australian bush during and after the Gold Rushes, building The Penpont Saga.

Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library