Renowned author returns for book talk

Published on 06 November 2019

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Renowned Australian author, Darry Fraser will return to the Gannawarra next month to promote her new book, The Good Woman of Renmark.

In what will be her third visit to the Gannawarra since early 2017, Ms Fraser will speak about The Good Woman of Renmark during an event at Kerang’s Sir John Gorton Library on Thursday, 5 December at 7pm.

“The Gannawarra Library Service has hosted Darry twice in the past three years as part of the promotional tour for her books Daughter of the Murray and Where the Murray River Runs, and we look forward to seeing her again,” Gannawarra Shire Council’s Manager Libraries, Kerri Sidorow said.

“Readers with a keen sense of history, who enjoy romantic sagas and have an interest in strong women of yesteryear will truly enjoy listening to Darry speak.”

Set in 1895 in the South Australian river town of Renmark, The Good Woman of Renmark focuses on Maggie O’Rourke in a story that combines adventure, romance and history in a thrilling journey through the bush and the mighty Murray River.

“Now a Kangaroo Island resident, Darry’s childhood spent growing up around the Murray River is a major influence in her writing, with The Good Woman of Renmark the third book of her publishing career that is based around this iconic waterway,” Mrs Sidorow said.

“Darry’s back catalogue is available for loan through the Gannawarra Library Service, so I encourage those planning to attend to book now and avoid disappointment."

Bookings for this event are essential, and can be completed by phoning (03) 5452 1546.