Turia Pitt @ Parramatta City Library

 

Turia Pitt – Everything to Live For: The Inspirational Story of Turia Pitt   

 

 Turia Pitt

In September 2011,Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her dream job in the far north of Western Australia, entered an ultra-marathon race that would change her life forever.

 

Turia will be visiting Parramatta City Library to give a talk on:

Date: Monday 9 September

Location: Parramatta Library, Civic Place, Parramatta

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Cost: Free

Bookings: Required 9806 5159

 

 

 

2nd Tuesday Evening Book Group

 

At their August meeting the 2nd Tuesday Evening Group discussed Kate Grenville’s

The Secret River

secret river 

 

 

 

 

Summary

After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is sentenced in 1806 to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. Continue reading

1st Wednesday Book Group

 

At their August the 1st Wednesday Group discussed Kathy Lette’s Book

 

The Boy Who Fell to Earth

boy fell

Summary

Meet Merlin. He’s Lucy’s bright, beautiful son — who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin’s father left them in the lurch shortly after his diagnosis, Lucy has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with the joys and tribulations of raising her eccentrically adorable yet challenging child, (if only Merlin came with operating instructions) Lucy doesn’t have room for any other man in her life. By the time Merlin turns ten, Lucy is seriously worried that the Pope might start ringing her up for tips on celibacy, so resolves to dip a poorly pedicured toe back into the world of dating. Continue reading