Amanda Hampson: The Yellow Villa
If you have ever dreamed of moving to France or Italy to seek ‘the good life’ you will find bestselling author Amanda Hampson’s latest novel, The Yellow Villa, a fascinating and highly entertaining read. Amanda was a huge hit at last year’s Readers and Writers Festival. Don’t miss her this time around at Orange City Library on Thursday 28th June at 5.30pm.
Join Amanda – bestselling author of The French Perfumer and The Olive Sisters – for an entertaining talk about her insights and research in France into the expat life, the flip side of ‘la belle vie’ – and why it’s not all brie and rose. This event is supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Book your place through eventbrite.com or call the Library on 6393 8132.
Author Julie Ankers - Call Me Frank
Call Me Frank is a collection of 20 autobiographical stories of men over 50 telling it like it is at this stage of their lives. The stories are honest, sometimes confronting and always inspirational. Call Me Frank is the companion book to Feisty, Fabulous and 50+, a collection of 21 warts and all autobiographical stories of women navigating their way through their 50s and beyond.
Meet author Julie Ankers when she returns to one of these Central West Libraries:
Forbes Library: Tuesday 19 June at 2pm
Cowra Library: Wednesday 20 June at 2pm
Orange City Library: Thursday 21st June at 5.30pm. Bookings via Eventbrite.com.au
Pageturners May Discussion
Pageturners had lots to talk about when discussing Tim Winton’s Number 1 best-selling novel The Shepherd’s Hut this month. Pageturners rated the book mostly 4 out of 5 stars with a 2 and a 3 in the mix.
Words such as compelling, evocative, character-centred, complex, thought-provoking, bittersweet, bleak, small-town, austere, stark, thoughtful, uncomfortable and powerful were used to describe the book.
For more about the discussion and interviews with the author go to the pageturners blog.
The next book for discussion is Macbeth by Jo Nesbo – part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series where writers are asked to reimagine a Shakespeare tale – on Wednesday 13 June at Orange City Library at 5.30pm.
National Simultaneous Storytime
The community is invited to join in the shared story Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood on Wednesday 23rd May at 11am at Orange, Cowra, Molong, Forbes and Manildra Libraries. Now in its 18th successful year, it brings together thousands of children across the country to read the same picture book. The annual campaign aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.
Mental Health Focus Thurs 10th May
You are invited to meet author Kim Hodges when she talks about her book Girl Over the Edge at Orange City Library on Thursday 10th May.
Girl Over the Edge is Kim’s second memoir, about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw and honest way that will strike a chord with the listener. Kim’s presentation will give you insight and also challenge beliefs, attitudes and reduce the stigma in society around mental illness.
Book your place on eventbrite.com.au or call the Library on 6393 8132.