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Ep. 166 The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland, Book news with Cassie Hamer, Writing Dialogue – Pamela freeman, Bookshop: Blarney Books & Arts

Is it more dangerous to forget … or to remember?

Phoebe’s life has fallen apart and there’s only one place . to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family’s abandoned holiday cottage.

On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of her older sister’s suicide, a year before. Why did Karin leave a note written in flowers and walk into the water?

Phoebe’s childhood love, Jez, has moved back to the beautiful old house, Driftwood, one jetty down. He’s married now and the home has become a refuge for an unlikely little community.

As the river begins to give up its secrets, Phoebe finds herself caught up in old feelings and new mysteries.

The Lost Summers of Driftwood is a story of lost loves, rekindled passions, tragedy, and betrayal set against the backdrop of an idyllic south coast town



    • New releases:
      1. S J Watson – The Final Cut
      2. Vanessa Carnevale – My Life for Yours
      3. Loner – Georgina Young (Winner of the Text Prize for 2019)
      • Recommended books:  Girl Woman Other by Bernadine Evaristo, Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman, Inland Sea by Madeline Watts, The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay, The Trespassers by Meg Mundell, The Glad Shout by Alice Robinson, Robbie Arnott’s The Rain Heron and Jock Serong’s The Burning Island.  
  • Claudine Tinellis from Talking Aussie Books is talking to Meredith Appleyard about her new rural fiction book When Grace Went Away.

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