Author talk – Jane Carter
Wagga Wagga City Library |
Thursday 21 September – 5.30pm-6.30pm
Narrandera author Jane Carter launches her brand-new novel Prodigal Daughter, a tale of rural life and family bonds under strain, here at the library this September.
Jane Carter started writing ten years ago. Before that, she went from being a production assistant for Film Australia to mustering sheep on her husband’s property, raising five kids, and helping to run their livestock trucking company. Moving in 2016 to Narrandera, she and her husband are following their dream and breeding Corriedale sheep.
“Twenty years ago, in a hot-headed rage, Diana Crawford left the family farm to build a new life in London. Now, following her husband’s fatal accident and unable to find respite from the barrage of guilt-inducing and heartrending memories at every turn, she runs to the one place she feels Charlie’s ghost can’t follow her: Mog’s Hill, the Crawford family farm in New South Wales. There, among the smell of lanolin, the dust of the sheep yards and the beauty of the land, Diana hopes she can regain her strength and put her life, as well as those of her three shell-shocked kids, back on track. But home isn’t as she remembers, and her return cracks open old family wounds.”
Join us in launching Jane’s new novel, and help support Australian literature and a local author.
Book signings and purchases available on the day.