Authors to visit Busselton and Capel.

Tracy Farr will be visiting Busselton Dymocks on September 21.
Tracy Farr will be visiting Busselton Dymocks on September 21.

Talented author Tracy Farr will be visiting Busselton Dymocks this September as part of in conversations. Ms Farr will be visiting Dymocks on Thursday, Septmber 21 from 6:30pm to discuss her book, The Hope Fault.

Guests will  have a chance to have their booked signed after the Q&A. Ms Farr is a novelist and short story writer who used to be a scientist. She grew up in Australia, and has lived in New Zealand for twenty years; she calls both places home.

Her debut novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt (Fremantle Press, 2013), was longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award, shortlisted in 2014 for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award and Barbara Jefferis Award, and published in the UK and US in 2016.  Tickets are $10.   =The Hope Fault is her second novel, it focuses on extended family: about steps and exes and fairy godmothers; about parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them.

The Hope Fault brilliantly captures both the prickly detail and the slow geological shifts of family life. An intricate, intimate novel – and utterly humane.

Anna Smaill

Earlier this month, another talented author, Fiona Palmer visited the Capel Library for a Q&A on her book, Secrets Between Friends. The novel sees three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends.