Ballarat’s February Girly Book Club
Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar, 18 Doveton St S, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia
Please note: The venue The Lost Ones will be closed for renovation, so we’ll be meeting at Oscar’s. The booking is from 7pm to allow time to order food or a yummy dessert if you’re wanting a bit more than just a drink.
Well ladies, we’re now officially into the new year and we want to help you to achieve your 2020 reading goals, so! Pick up a copy of our February GBC title, The Things We Cannot Say, and join us for a lively talk on Kelly Rimmer’s novel, inspired by her own family history.
Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest.
Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead.
In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?