Generous, erudite, optimistic and candid … Hugh Mackay knows how to bring out the best in ourselves and in our society, in both good and troubled times.
To quote from the book’s opening chapter: ‘To be kind – always and to everyone – is to be fully, gloriously human, and every act of kindness is one more step towards a better society.’ This is not just the launch of a book; it is a call for a revolution.
Hugh Mackay is a social psychologist, and the author of twenty-two books, including eight novels. His non-fiction writing covers social analysis, psychology, communication and ethics. He is currently an honorary professor in the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University.
The event will be supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange and books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Bestselling Australian author, Kelly Rimmer has recently penned, The Warsaw Orphan. The Warsaw Orphan enthrals readers with authentically woven moral dilemmas, complications and unavoidable truths of war.
In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. But she has no idea what goes on behind the walls of the Jewish Ghetto nearby until she makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism.
The Warsaw Orphan is Kelly’s most meticulously researched, compelling and emotional novel to date. Her family history saw her travel to Poland to research, which Kelly still says is ‘one of the best things she has ever done in her life’. She spent several weeks in Poland and her research had a profound affect on her, inspiring her writing, Kelly says the best fiction always contains threads of the personal.
The event will be supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange.
“All Sarah ever wanted was a better life …” From the bestselling author of Fled Meg Keneally, comes a moving tale of revolution, treachery and courage.
In 1820 Sarah McCaffrey, fleeing arrest for her part in a failed rebellion, thinks she has escaped when she finds herself aboard the Serpent, bound from London to the colony of New South Wales. But when the mercurial captain’s actions drive the ship into a cliff, Sarah is the only survivor. Adopting a false identity, she becomes the right-hand woman of Molly Thistle, who has grown her late husband’s business interests into a sprawling real estate and trade empire. As time passes, Sarah begins to believe she might have found a home – until her past follows her across the seas …
Meg Keneally has always been fascinated by the ocean and history, in particular maritime history and archaeology. A former SCUBA diving instructor, Meg still spends as much time underwater as she can. She is the co-author with Tom Keneally of The Monsarrat Series of historical mysteries. Meg also works in corporate affairs, after a career in journalism and public relations.
Come along and hear bestselling historical fiction author Meg Keneally talk about her latest book The Wreck at Orange City Library.
Please book your place online or call the Library on 6393 8132.