Meet local author Debra Oswald

Book club discussion

"This novel is more than useful," says Geraldine Brooks, "it's absolutely essential." Debra Oswald is a screenwriter for and co-creator of the TV series 'Offspring'. Her new novel 'Useful' is by turns dark and light, brimming with insight, mesmerising, and above all, true. Sullivan Moss is useless. Once a charming underachiever, he's now such a loser that he can't even commit suicide properly. Waking up in hospital after falling the wrong way on a rooftop, he comes to a decision. He shouldn't waste perfectly good organs just because they're attached to his head. After a life of regrets, Sully wants to do one useful thing: he wants to donate a kidney to a stranger. With gimlet eye and boundless heart, Debra Oswald pulls together the threads of disparate lives, including an old dog, a suicidal loser, a narcissistic movie star and a crew of Khmer asbestos removers. Join Deb, Balmain Library and Hill of Content to discuss her book and writing.

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Created by Hill of Content Balmain

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Balmain Library, 370 Darling St, Balmain
Price: Free
Contact: 9367 9211
Special Notes: Buy the book now: http://www.collinsbooks.com.au/book/Useful/9780670077823

Charles Hall "Summer's Gone"

Author Evening

Come and spend an evening with Charles Hall who is sharing his new novel "Summer's Gone" with us here at Collins Booksellers & ABC Centre Bairnsdale.

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Created by Collins Booksellers Bairnsdale

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 5 March 2015
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Collins Booksellers & ABC Centre 166 Main Street Bairnsdale 3875
Price: $15.00 per head
Contact: Collins Booksellers & ABC Centre Bairnsdale on 03 5152 5181 or email info@collinsbdale.com.au
RSVP: Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Special Notes: Evening includes a beverage and canapés prepared by the Chefs at Paper Chase at Collins

Favel Parrett's 'When the Night Comes' Balmain Book Group discussion

Book club discussion

Order online now http://www.collinsbooks.com.au/book/When-the-Night-Comes/9780733626586

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Created by Hill of Content Balmain

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Balmain Library, 370 Darling St, Balmain
Price: Free
Contact: 9367 9211
RSVP: Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Painted Sky: Meet the Authors

Talk, Q&A & signing

Join Hill of Content and the staff from Balmain Library to meet the five Sydney book club members behind the pen-name Alice Campion and hear how they wrote their debut novel - The Painted Sky. The Alices will talk about the four year journey together writing their '21st Century Thorn Birds’ . The result is a captivating rural novel, brimming with romance, mystery and suspense. Refreshments served. Buy your copy of 'The Painted Sky' now: http://www.collinsbooks.com.au/book/Painted-Sky-The/9780857984852

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Created by Hill of Content Balmain

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Balmain Library, 370 Darling St, Balmain
Price: Free
Contact: 9367 9211
RSVP: Tuesday, 31 March 2015