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Sunnybank Hills Library

Sunnybank Hills Shopping Town

Cnr Compton & Calam Roads

Sunnybank Hills, QLD 4109

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Join Janita Cunnington, author of The River House, as she discusses her new novel set in Brisbane, Child of Mine.

It’s January 1974, and a devastating flood is about to change the lives of four generations of women. Maggie Rowe is 35, a teacher, and still living with her mother, Vera, in a tiny cottage in Hill Street, Brisbane. Next door lives Donna Birtles, a feckless twenty-something single mum, and her little daughter Flower.

Early one rain-drenched morning at the height of the flood, Donna and Flower seek shelter with Maggie and Vera. However, once the water recedes, Donna seems reluctant to move out, particularly when she meets Roddy, a casual worker on the clean-up gang. With Donna now disappearing for months on end, Maggie is forced to take on the role of Flower’s guardian – at the expense of her own hopes and longings.

So when Donna finally returns to claim her child, who has the right to be Flower’s mother?

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Janita to sign.

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Sunnybank Hills Shopping Town

Cnr Compton & Calam Roads

Sunnybank Hills, QLD 4109

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