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An Evening with Charlotte Wood

Thursday 7th March 2024
18:00 at Waterstones, Cambridge

An Evening with Charlotte Wood

Join us on Thursday, 7 March with the multi-award winning author of The Weekend, Charlotte Wood, as she talks about her highly-anticipated new novel, Stone Yard Devotional.


About the book.
Burnt out and in need of retreat, a middle-aged woman leaves Sydney to return to the place she grew up, taking refuge in a small religious community hidden away on the stark plains of the Australian outback. She doesn't believe in God, or know what prayer is, and finds herself living this strange, reclusive existence almost by accident.
 
As she gradually adjusts to the rhythms of her new life, she finds herself turning again and again to thoughts of her mother, whose early death she can't forget.
 
But disquiet interrupts this secluded life with three visitations. First comes a terrible mouse plague, each day signalling a new battle against the rising infestation. Second is the return of the skeletal remains of a sister who disappeared decades before, presumed murdered. And finally, a troubling visitor plunges the narrator further back into her past.

About the Author 
Charlotte Wood is the author of seven novels and three books of non-fiction. Her novel The Natural Way of Things won the 2016 Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the Year Awards, and was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction.
Her next novel, The Weekend, was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize, the Prime Minister's Literary Award and the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal.

In 2019 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and named one of the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence. Her features and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, Literary Hub and Sydney Morning Herald, among others.
Charlotte lives in Sydney with her husband.
Cambridge Waterstones, Cambridge
Thursday 7th March 2024
18:00

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