Event held on October 26

In Conversation with local author Roslyn McFarland

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Event runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Come along to hear local author, Roslyn McFarland in a conversation with The Turning Page bookshop about her new novel partially set in the Blue Mountains. All the Lives We’ve Lived is a novel of interconnected stories woven together through the life of the main character, baby-boomer Kate Ward. When she visits her estranged son, Adam, in California and meets his new American wife and baby daughter for the first time, things don’t go well. Living alone back in the Blue Mountains, Kate has plenty of time for reflection and decides to acknowledge the mistakes of her. While the novel provides a powerful and enthralling portrait of post-war suburban Sydney, All the Lives We’ve Lived is also a meditation on stories themselves: about people's need to tell them; about the ones they remember; the ones they value and the ones they distort because the truth may be too hard to bear. Kate’s willingness to confront her personal history represents the nation’s urgent need to acknowledge the uncomfortable truths of the collective, colonial past. Free event but bookings essential. Call or visit any Library branch or book online via the website.