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Author in Conversation: Lia Hills talks about “The Desert Knows Her Name”

Ulysses Bookstore

Event Date: 6 June 2024 07:00 PM to 6 June 2024 08:30 PM
Author / Presenters: Lia Hills
Event Venue: Ulysses Bookstore
Event Organiser: Ulysses Bookstore
Ticket Price: $10 – $35

Join us in the store to hear Lia talk with store owner, Tracey, about her new book, The Desert Knows Her Name". Synopsis: On a hot October afternoon, a girl walks barefoot out of the Wimmera desert, near the small town of Gatyekarr. She finds sanctuary with Beth, a regenerative farmer and collector of seeds, devoted to bringing her family's farm back to life. The arrival of the mysterious 'desert girl' unsettles the community and old tensions erupt. The longer the girl stays silent, the more volatile the town becomes. Who is she and what does her presence mean? Lia's debut novel "The Beginner’s Guide to Living" was shortlisted for the Victorian, Queensland and Western Australian Premiers’ Literary Awards, and the NZ Post Book Awards and her most recent novel, "The Crying Place" was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2018.

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