For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face. Until now...
Determined to enjoy her imminent retirement, Adele invites her fellow bibliophiles to help her house-sit in the Blue Mountains. It's a tantalising opportunity to spend a month walking in the fresh air, napping by the fire and, of course, reading and talking about books.
But these aren't just any books: each member has been asked to choose a book which will teach the others more about her. And with each woman facing a crossroads in her life, it turns out there's a lot for them to learn, not just about their fellow book-clubbers, but also about themselves.
Liz Byrski has written a beautiful novel about the joy and comfort reading a good book can bring to us all.
About the Author
Liz Byrski is the author of nine novels and a number of non-fiction books. She has worked as a freelance journalist, a broadcaster with ABC Radio and an advisor to a minister in the Western Australian Government. Liz has a PhD in writing from Curtin University, where she is the Director of the China-Australia Writing Centre.
"Byrski...is by turns turbulent and tender. Her characters are portrayed as...warm, funny flawed heroes grappling with the cards destiny has dealt them."
"...reflective, warm and wise..."
"Liz Byrski has a guaranteed cheer squad for her novels which champion...women taking charge of their life and growing old creatively."