Monday Online Book Club | 27 July

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Start: Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 10:00AM
Finish: Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 12:00PM

Cost: Free. Booking Required

Where: Online
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It's an online book club and you're invited! Download the audiobook from RB Digital with your library membership then book online to receive your invitation to a Zoom meeting where we will discuss the book.

The Cedar Tree / Nicole Alexander

Join us for Monday Online Book Club, where special guest author Nicole Alexander will be joining us to discuss her novel, The Cedar Tree.

In 1864 cousins Brandon and Sean O'Riain fled their tenant farms in County Tipperary as wanted criminals. Now, three years on, they are working as cedar-cutters in New South Wales's lush-green Richmond Valley. But while Brandon embraces the opportunities this new country offers, Sean refuses to let go of the past. And one of them is about to make a dangerous choice ... Nearly a century later, in the spring of 1949, Stella O'Riain is also fleeing her home - a sheep property on the barren edge of the Strzelecki Desert. She leaves behind her husband Joe and a baby daughter. With no money and limited options, Stella accepts her brother-in-law Harry's offer to live at the O'Riain family cane farm in the Richmond Valley. However Harry's refusal to discuss Joe - or the row that tore the brothers apart - leaves Stella with more questions than answers. In particular, why does she feel someone is watching her from a distance? And what is the real reason she is banned from speaking to the owner of the farm next door?

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How to Participate

Borrow and download the audiobook from RB Digital with your library membership. Of course, you're welcome to source your own copy in another format if you prefer.

We'll meet online using Zoom. Numbers are limited so that all participants have a chance to share their thoughts.

Book your place and we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the meeting (download and install from zoom.us if you haven't already). Join the meeting from 10am for a 10.30am start.

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