Author(s): Sophie Green; Christa Moffitt (Designed by)
You are warmly invited to . . .
The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club
Sunday 25th June 1978, 10 o'clock
RSVP to Sybil Baxter - ask the operator for 'Fairvale'
'Brimming with atmosphere and warmth' Jenny Ashcroft, author of Island in the East
'An absolute gem of a novel' Better Reading Australia
In 1978 in Australia's Northern Territory, life is hard and people are isolated. Telephones are not yet a common fixture. But five women find a way to connect.
Sybil, the matriarch of Fairvale Station, misses her eldest son and is looking for a distraction, while Kate, Sybil's daughter-in-law, is thousands of miles away from home and finding it difficult to adjust to life at Fairvale.
Sallyanne, mother of three, dreams of a life far removed from the dusty town where she lives with her difficult husband.
Rita, Sybil's oldest friend, is living far away in Alice Springs and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
And Della, who left Texas for Australia looking for adventure and work on the land, needs some purpose in her life.
Sybil comes up with a way to give them all companionship: they all love to read, and she starts a book club. As these five women bond over their love of books, they form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Books bring them together - but friendship will change their lives. Perfect for lovers of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Little Paris Bookshop.
'A sweet tale, and wonderfully atmospheric' Sunday Mirror
'A warm hearted, generous book . . . it was a pleasure and sometimes a comfort to come back to the characters each night' Virginia McGregor, author of Before I Was Yours
'Heartwarming and fulfilling' Australian Women's Weekly
This close-knit Australian saga has rightly earned comparisons to THE THORN BIRDS. Green draws out a robust range of emotions as each character struggles with her own set of frustrations and her personal relationship with a tough landscape that's still being tamed. - iBOOKS EDITORThe book club's reading list will remind readers of the power that contemporary fiction can have in people's lives. - Books+PublishingSophie Green has created a world that's as heartwarming, fulfilling and Australian as a lamb roast and full-bodied shiraz. - Australian Women's WeeklyA plucky group of women gather together to help each other through the tough times . . . This touching tale set in a familiar landscape is an ode to [the author's] love of the place and its people. - Sunday Territorianan absolute gem of a novel, with the most evocative sense of place . . . A definite treat for any book club. - BETTER READINGprovides vivid descriptions of both the triumphs and hardships of life in the outback so readers can empathise with all the joys and heartaches experienced by each one. - Starts at Sixty
Sophie Green is an author and publisher who lives in Sydney. She has written several fiction and non-fiction books, some under other names. In her spare time she writes about country music on her blog, Jolene. She fell in love with the Northern Territory the first time she visited and subsequent visits inspired the story in THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE FAIRVALE LADIES BOOK CLUB, a Top Ten bestseller.