Library Through the Lens: Jane Harper

Join internationally bestselling author Jane Harper in conversation with Annie Waters live via webinar as she discusses her hotly anticipated fourth novel.

Wednesday, 14 October, 7pm
Online webinar
– RSVP required

In partnership with City of Marion Libraries

Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home.

Kieran’s parents are struggling in a community which is bound, for better or worse, to the sea, that is both a lifeline and a threat. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn.

When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away…

Author Event: Craig Silvey

Join beloved Australian author, Craig Silvey, as he beams in from Perth to talk about his new novel, Honeybee. In person or online, we’d love to see you there.

Monday, 26 October, 7pm
The Wheatsheaf Hotel
39 George Street, Thebarton

Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below.

At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette.

The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to the impossible task of saving the other.

Honeybee is a heartbreaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show.

At the heart of Honeybee is Sam: a solitary, resilient young person battling to navigate the world as their true self; ensnared by loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatility of a domineering stepfather, and confounded by the kindness of new alliances.

Honeybee is a tender, profoundly moving novel, brimming with vivid characters and luminous words. It’s about two lives forever changed by a chance encounter — one offering hope, the other redemption. It’s about when to persevere, and when to be merciful, as Sam learns when to let go, and when to hold on.

Join us to talk with author Craig Silvey about his first novel in over a decade, as he Zooms in from Perth. You can come along to the live event or join in from the comfort of your own home. The live ticket price includes a discounted copy of the novel for sale on the night (retailing at $33).

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