Meet Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Young adults, Adults, Seniors
When Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly move form Melbourne to Mount Isa to care for Rebecca’s elderly mother, Diana, they have no idea what they’ve signed up for. The isolation, sweltering heat and limited employment opportunities make settling into the mining town a challenge. While Rebecca deals with her mother’s declining health and delves into her own past, Tony takes on a new role in native title law.
Caring for Diana – a witty, crossword-loving 92-year-old – proves to be a more enriching experience than either Tony or Rebecca thought possible. As they make deeper connections to the land and community, they find themselves flourishing in a most unexpected place.
Growing Pineapples in the Outback explores the highs and lows of caring for an ageing parent, while also celebrating the rewards of a simpler life.
Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Rebecca and Tony to sign.
To reserve your place visit Eventbrite or phone the library.
Bookings required. Phone Wynnum Library on 07 3403 2199 to reserve your place.
Wynnum Library, 145 Florence Street, Wynnum
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