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THE LONG GOODBYE - P.J. Parker

<noautolink>LONG GOODBYE.jpg</noautolink> On 13th October my father killed my mother". And so begins this extraordinarily, moving and powerful memoir of an Australian family. Spanning three generations of a rural Queensland farming family, The Long Goodbye is an unforgettable story of love and loss by an outstanding new writer of originality and remarkable skill. When Pamela's ageing mother succumbs to advanced dementia and the family attempts to care as best they can for her, it is her father who takes matters into his own hands and ends her mother's life before taking his own life several weeks later. The Long Goodbye takes you into the life of this family, revealing the grit and resilience which has always driven them, as well as the love that binds them together through the years. At times hilariously funny, at times tragic and shocking, The Long Goodbye is ultimately a grand story of love and the unbreakable bonds of marriage and family set against the harsh and unforgiving realities of life on the land. Disastrous floods, drought, and farming accidents mean that life and death are never far apart. The Australian landscape is evoked in all its beauty, but its danger is inescapable. Pamela writes with incredible honesty and warmth about her own parents, grandparents and extended family, their celebrations, their wit and great humour while never shying from the dark truths and difficult struggles that plague them too. The Long Goodbye illustrates the devastation of dementia and its terrible consequences for an entire family, as well as her father's controversial and unspeakable solution in euthanasia.The Long Goodbye is a true story of impossible beauty and sadness, and the story of a remarkable love that could be no other way.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
ON THE FOOTPATH
SUNDAY 2nd APRIL - 10.00am - 12.00 midday

VIRGINIA MIRANDA - Flash Fiction

<noautolink>flash fiction front.jpg</noautolink> ‘Flash Fiction, Volume One’ is a compilation of 37 stories, each no more than 500 words, concise and easily consumed in brief moments of down time. Stories range from ‘The Autumn Stranger’ a story of unrequited love; ‘Fish’ an aboriginal dreamtime story; ‘Little Bird’ a story from the Spanish Civil War; ‘Ice Cave’ beginning in Neolithic time and ending in the twentieth century. Illustrated throughout, the stories are varied taking the reader on a brief but significant journey etching indelible images of people; places and situations that linger in the mind and often leave the reader wanting more.

BOOK SIGNING - MEET THE AUTHOR
SATURDAY 15th APRIL - 10.00am - 12.00 midday

BELINDA MARINUS - My Life as Your Dog

<noautolink>my-life-as-your-dog-book.png</noautolink> The My Life as Your Dog Book is a unique and special gift for people who love their dog and want to capture all their special moments.

Just like the baby books where you can record all the memories as your child grows, the My Life as Your Dog Book is a wonderful keepsake book for dog owners to record their precious pooch’s individual personality, misadventures and of course, their important information.

Whether the dog is a new puppy, fostered, inherited or a rescued dog, this book is suits every kind of pooch!

There is room for your own notes, photos and stories, some beautiful illustrations and even tips and tricks to entertain your four legged friend.

Each page is packed with ideas so you can capture every memory, including:

My firsts
Milestones and mishaps
Fun things I like to do
Naughty things I have done
My dislikes
My tricks
And So Many More!

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR - AND BRING YOUR DOG!!
SUNDAY 16th APRIL - 10.00am - 12.00 midday

STARLIGHT STABLES - Soraya Nicholas

<noautolink>soraya.jpg</noautolink> Soraya Nicholas is the author of a brand new series of books called STARLIGHT STABLES .
As a horse-crazy girl, Soraya Nicholas dreamt of owning her own pony and riding every day. For years, pony books like The Saddle Club had to suffice, until the day she finally convinced her parents to buy her a horse. There were plenty of adventures on horseback throughout her childhood, and lots of stories scribbled in notebooks, which eventually became inspiration for Soraya's very own pony series. Soraya now lives with her husband and children on a small farm in her native New Zealand, surrounded by four-legged friends and still vividly recalling what it felt like to be 10 years old and head over heels in love with horses.

MEET THE AUTHOR - SORAYA NICHOLAS
SATURDAY 29th APRIL - 11am - 12.00 midday
IT'S FREE!!

MAGGIE CHRISTENSEN - Champagne Breakfast

<noautolink>Champagne for Breakfast Cover MEDIUM WEB.jpg</noautolink> Champagne Breakfast is Maggie's sixth book. These wonderful novels are about women later in life, who experience changes, whether they be romantic, geographic or spiritual. Maggie writes beautifully!

Champagne for Breakfast is set in Noosa and follows the story of Rosa form The Sand Dollar. Come along to hear all about Rosa's story and why she was drinking champagne alone by the river on her 50th birthday.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
SATURDAY 6th MAY - 10am - 12 midday.

BENJAMIN ALLMON - Foot Notes

<noautolink>BEN ALLMON.jpg</noautolink> I recently met Ben when he was touring Queensland promoting his book. Almost as soon as he walked through the door, I thought, I like this guy, and I'm going to like his book!!! FOOT NOTES is the story of Ben's adventure down the east coast of Australia - on foot - with "a guitar, a sleeping bag and a heroic miscalculation of what he's getting into." Ben embarked on this journey in order to promote his new album, as the original Bluesmen did when they walked out of the cane fields and took their music to the people. Ben is a journalist - he writes like a dream! This is a real life adventure - I didn't realise how hostile and dangerous our well-populated east coast can be, and also how much humour one can find during really desperate times. This will be a great night - not the one to miss!!!

WEDNESDAY 10th MAY - 6.00pm
WINE, CHEESE & AUTHOR ATLK
ON THE FOOTPATH!

LYN LYSAUGHT - Just Like Maisie

<noautolink>Lyn  Maisie.jpg</noautolink> Maisie, a clever little beagle, tags along with her unsuspecting owners Mr and Mrs Harris on an exciting holiday. Maisie enjoys the holiday with them, using many unbelievable and inventive disguises to avoid being recognised. Will Mr and Mrs Harris find out the truth, or will the mischievous Maisie continue to trick them.

A lovely doggie story for the little ones.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR
SUNDAY 21st MAY - 10.00am - 12.00 midday

AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

<noautolink>BMT.jpg</noautolink> Help us raise much needed funds for the Australia Cancer Council. We promise delicious treats to eat, as well as our signature mammoth raffle. Save the date!!

PEREGIAN BEACH VILLAGE SQUARE
WEDNESDAY 7th JUNE
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